About Harcrest Homes

Harcrest Homes And You...Together It's A Pleasure.

Led by Mike Smith, the award-winning Harcrest Homes Team is a group of highly skilled people who are dedicated to a common philosophy: the constant pursuit of quality and excellence — in our homes, in our team, and in the customer’s home buying and building experience.

For over 35 years, three key factors have had a significant impact on the success of Harcrest Homes. First, we are organized, efficient and professional in our home building processes. Second, we develop long-standing relationships with contractors who help us build your home. And finally we have a company culture in which creating a quality home buying experience is our passion.

In our company’s overall quest for excellence, we could never reach our goals without the outstanding Harcrest Homes team. Our company is staffed with dedicated, caring professionals who do everything possible to make each step of the process easy and enjoyable for you.

Additionally, our relationships with trade partners mean better pricing, better quality, and superior service. This is the primary reason why Harcrest Homes can deliver so much more home and value for the money.

As you tour our web site, you’ll find information on every step of the home buying process and you’ll see that Harcrest Homes makes selecting, buying and building your new home a fun, stress-free experience — we take care of you every step of the way.


Since 1977, Harcrest Homes has won over 100 Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, including Greater Atlanta Builder of the Year in 2009. In 2000, Harcrest was recognized nationally by Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders with the Lee Evans Award for Business Management Excellence.

The following year, Harcrest Homes received one of home building’s most coveted national awards, America’s Best Builder, also from National Association of Home builders and Builder Magazine. This award recognizes home builders who achieve excellence in all disciplines of home building from customer service, quality construction, and business management to design, marketing, and community service.

We take pride in this industry recognition, but we are most proud of the accolades we receive from over 1,000 genuinely satisfied families who have chosen to make Harcrest their home.


Who Is Mike Smith?

Mike Smith, President of Harcrest Homes, was born in Georgia and grew up in Conyers, an eastern suburb of Atlanta. He developed an interest in the building business at a young age, working with his father as a plumber’s helper during summer breaks and in a cabinet shop after school. He enrolled in Georgia Southern University’s Construction Management program and obtained his degree in 1989.

Mike joined Carl Riden Homes in 1992 as an assistant superintendent and worked his way up to partner in 1996. In 1998 Carl and Mike changed the name of Carl Riden Homes to Harcrest Homes named after Mike’s three sons Hayden, Andrew, and Reece.

Mike is an active member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and served as President of its Gwinnett Chapter in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Home Builders Association and Certified Professional Home builders (Housing Institute).

Today as President and sole owner of Harcrest Homes, Mike continues the long tradition of building quality homes in quality neighborhoods and making the home buying experience a pleasurable one for everyone involved.