Stone Martin Builders Provides Breakfast for OCS Teachers, Staff

Pictured L-R: OCS Superintendent Dr. Farrell Seymore and Dr. John Draper, a national consultant for expanding support for public schools, who gave a presentation to Opelika High School staff. PHOTOS BY BECKY BROWN/CONTRIBUTED BY 10 TO 1 PUBLIC RELATIONS



Opelika City Schools last week hosted a Welcome Back Breakfast, sponsored by Stone Martin Builders and The Brown Agency. Stone Martin Builders, one of the largest home builders across Alabama, helped provide breakfast to over 600 teachers and staff as a gesture of appreciation.

“Teachers take on many roles as mentors, leaders and motivators for all their students,” said Frank Plan, CEO of Stone Martin Builders. “The Opelika community is lucky to have a talented group of educators who show up for our children to support their learning. We see the positive difference the Opelika City Schools staff has outside of the classroom every day in our Stone Martin Builders neighborhoods. Our company appreciates everything that teachers and staff do for the students.”

The Welcome Back Breakfast honored teachers  and staff for their hard work and celebrated of the new school year.

“The Welcome Back Breakfast kicked off the school year for our staff, and we appreciate Stone Martin Builders and The Brown Agency sponsoring the event,” said Dr. Farrell Seymore, Opelika City Schools superintendent. “We know our teachers make a difference in the lives of our students, and we are looking forward to another successful year of continuing to educate every child, every day.”

Opelika City Schools serves over 4,500 students across eight schools. Students returned to school for the upcoming school year on Aug. 8.


Based in Auburn-Opelika metro area, Stone Martin Builders is dedicated to developing aspirational communities throughout the state, including Columbus, Athens, Huntsville, Prattville, Montgomery and Dothan. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has quickly grown and in 2022 was ranked as one of the 100 largest home builders in the U.S. by Builder Online. More info at


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