Our Story

We Welcome the Opportunity to Make Your Home an Exciting New Chapter in Our Story

Highlight Homes is Atlanta’s premier custom homebuilder and luxury renovation company. Founded in 2005 on the core belief in the significance of what we are creating, firmly based in our lasting dedication to the clients we serve, and continually growing as word spreads of our unswerving commitment to quality. We don’t just build homes, we thoughtfully craft extraordinary spaces where families will live, grow, laugh, and love for years to come. A Highlight Home is so much more than four walls, a roof, windows and a door – for many of our homeowners, it’s the answer to a dream… a place they are happy to call “home.”

In turn, our company is the culmination of the dreams of its founder – an ever-evolving one, at that. Because Highlight Homes is family-owned and operated – we truly care about our clients and their families. We fully realize that they are entrusting us with a very important task – making a house a home. Therefore, we listen carefully to their wants and needs, then design and implement plans to fit both their vision and their budget. As a custom builder and luxury renovator, we take great care in assembling our team of professionals – there’s no room for shoddy craftsmanship when we are so dedicated to providing the very best quality to our customers. Each Highlight Home contractor is fully licensed and registered, and is well-prepared to tackle projects of varying size and scope – from a luxury custom estate in one of Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhoods to a cozy, bungalow-inspired home in the sprawling suburbs to a whole home renovation in the heart of the city.

Anthony F. “Tony” Pourhassan
Founder and Principal of Highlight Homes

Tony PourhassanAnthony “Tony” Pourhassan was inspired to build things from a very young age. By the time he took shop class at Capital Hills Jr. High School, Tony already knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Tony went on to receive his Bachelors Degree of Science in Architecture, with a minor in Structural Engineering from Auburn University – and he’s been building houses, a successful career, and a solid reputation ever since. Today, Tony is a highly achieved business executive with expertise in land development, residential and commercial construction, project management, strategic land planning and multi-site supervision.

In 2005, Tony launched Highlight Homes, LLC to bring something entirely new to the Atlanta residential construction market. To date, Tony has built more than 800 Single Family Homes and more than 200 Townhomes across 20 subdivisions in the great state of Georgia. While he has been instrumental in the development of 12 communities throughout Metro Atlanta, his truest passion lies in crafting one-of-a-kind custom homes that are as distinctive and individual as the people who live there.

In addition to building his company, Tony has taken steps to streamline his industry by successfully implementing cost code accounting to accurately track construction & development costs, spearheading green building & development programs, and assembling countless talented teams to take projects from concept to successful completion. Tony is also no stranger to working with public officials, lawyers, residents & engineers to rezone property, acquiring & assembling due diligence materials to secure equity investors and bank loans for company projects, and partnering with local schools, charities & civic organizations to raise money or donate labor & materials to give back to the community. The recipient of countless awards for his designs, Tony is a Certified Professional Home Builder and is a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of General Contractors and the US Green Building Council.

Commitment to Quality Construction and Environmental Responsibility

Land DevelopmentWe suppose you could say that the folks at Highlight Homes are all “outdoorsy” types. Not only do we love what we do for a living, we especially love the fact that most of what we do takes place in the Great Outdoors. When we’re not working, chances are we’re playing in the woods or fishing on a river somewhere. It’s never lost on us that the materials we use to build, including the very framework with which we base our homes or home additions, are among some of the Earth’s most precious natural resources. With our combined love of building fine homes and doing our part to protect the environment, Highlight Homes is most proud of our distinction of being a Green Builder. Aside from the great care we devote to developing special communities featuring an abundance of beautiful Green Space, Highlight Homes also places a major emphasis on designing homes and home additions that reduce energy consumption and material waste. We place products that aid in less energy consumption in every home we build, and all construction debris is disposed of through recycling. The benefit to the homeowner is found not only in their utility bills, but also in the comfort, durability and air quality of their home – effectively enhancing their quality of life.

Our dedication to developing our own Earth-friendly initiatives and carefully following green building guidelines are an important piece of what sets us apart from other Atlanta builders. In order to become a certified Green Builder, certain criteria must be met and recognized by third-party certification programs such as Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Program, Energy Star and Earth Craft House. Highlight Homes has certifications from all four of these nationally and regionally recognized programs.

   Energy Star Partner            Earth Craft House   

Community Involvement: Georgia Redevelopment Foundation

Georgia Redevelopment Foundation – the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Atlanta-based Highlight Homes – was first founded upon the concept of helping those in need.  It began simply – inspired by a string of natural disasters. Devastated by the sight of homes destroyed or damaged by a series of tornadoes and floods, Highlight Homes’ founder, Tony Pourhassan, felt compelled to use his own passion and professional aptitude to help the victims rebuild their lives. In the years since the launch of Georgia Redevelopment Foundation, it has grown to encompass senior citizens and military veterans whose homes are in need of repair or renovation to accommodate their requirements, whether due to a disability or deteriorating health.

Georgia-Redevelopment-Foundation-Logo2-300x185If you know of a recent storm victim, senior citizen or combat military veteran in Georgia who could benefit from the services of Georgia Redevelopment Foundation, we invite you to tell us their story via e-mail at [email protected]. Be sure to include both your contact information and theirs in your communication to us.

In order to fund future projects, donations are greatly appreciated. In addition to corporate sponsorships and individual donations – all of which are tax-deductible – there are opportunities to supply equipment and materials for projects as they arise. If you would like to learn more about Georgia Redevelopment Foundation, the work we do right here in Georgia and ways that you and/or your company can help, please call 678-873-9234 or e-mail [email protected]. Donations can also be mailed to:

Georgia Redevelopment Foundation
c/o Tony Pourhassan at Highlight Homes
P.O. Box  582
Tyrone, GA 30290

Upon receipt, a donation letter with our 501(c)(3) id # will be mailed to you for your tax records.

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