Southern Living Showcase Home planned in Conway

Conway builder Bret Franks Construction Inc. recently held a ground-breaking ceremony at Conway’s first Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home.

Named “Randolph Cottage,” the home will be fully furnished and open for tours in October in the new Princeton Village neighborhood in West Conway.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Conway Regional Health System Emergency Department renovations and the Southern Living Customer Builder Program charity, Operation FINALLY Home, a nonprofit organization that works to provide custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans.

“We are humbled to use our talents to benefit both Conway Regional Health System and Operation FINALLY Home – two noble causes. We’re also excited about the national recognition Conway will receive through this endeavor with the Southern Living brand and hope it will attract more visitors and expose them to the lifestyle and amenities we enjoy here,” said Bret Franks, president of Bret Franks Construction.

501 LIFE is the official media sponsor for the showcase home.

Bret Franks Construction is one of an exclusive group of builders chosen for the 21st annual Southern Living Custom Builder Program. Each year, Southern Living carefully selects members based on their community reputation; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; innovative style and other criteria. Through this program, builders have access to more than 1,000 exclusive plans in the Southern Living House Plans collection. They also participate in a conference and workshops where they learn the latest trends and technologies in their trade.

“This home will not only demonstrate the qualities we look for in our Custom Home Builder Program members — commitment to craftsmanship, southern architecture and quality homebuilding — but it will also give back to the community through the support of Operation FINALLY Home and Conway Regional Health System.  The work Bret does is among the best in the field, and I hope people are excited to watch the building process and join us this fall,” said Kristen Bryan, associate marketing director at Southern Living.

Bret Franks Construction Inc. is an established custom homebuilding and remodeling company serving Central Arkansas since 1999. The company specializes in quality residential construction with an emphasis in custom detail. Their success is based upon providing a professional homebuilding experience for clients as well as dedicated communication regarding the home’s details and budget. Franks’ work has been included in neighborhoods like The Village at Hendrix, Woodland’s Edge, Brodie Creek, Chenal Valley, Hillcrest, the Heights and Waterview Estates.

Franks is a Certified Green Builder and a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Bret Franks Construction won the Best of Design Award in 2014 and 2015.

For more information, please call Beth Tyler at 501.730.5048 or Bret Franks at 501.680.1238.