Senior community adds new homebuilder


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Springs of Mill Lakes, an Opelika-based community for active senior adults, has added a new home builder.
Jim Mathews, president of Montgomery-based Mathews Development Company, will join the Birmingham-based Harris Doyle Homes to create a variety of beautiful homes at the community with quality, style, and features home buyers 55 and older seek.
Mathews brings 30 years of construction experience to the community. An Auburn University graduate and a certified graduate builder, he was the 2015 president of the Greater Montgomery Homebuilders Association. He takes pride in his hands-on approach to every aspect of the home building process, with attention to detail, design and selections. Mathews’ wife, Kimberly, also works in the family business, handling back office operations, as well as client and vendor coordination.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim, Kimberly and their team of exceptional home builders to The Springs of Mill Lakes,” said the community’s developer, Allen C. Harris, founder of Chapman H LLC and CEO of Bailey-Harris Construction. “Jim is well-known in the home building industry for his long-term success and leadership in the industry. His company’s reputation for quality building and outstanding customer service will fit in well with our vision for the community.”
The 80-acre community is bordered on the west by a perpetually protected wildlife sanctuary, and encompasses two 3.5-acre mature lakes, a wandering creek and waterfalls. Homeowners enjoy the best of both worlds: a peaceful natural setting just minutes away from Auburn and Opelika’s shopping and dining districts, as well as excellent medical facilities and Auburn University. For more information, call 334-454-4663 or visit


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