Gene M. Kelly, Jr.
Gene is a native of Macon, GA and a 1982 graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Gene has now been in the residential construction and real estate investment industry for the past twenty years.
Since 1996, Gene has been injecting new life into reemerging in-town neighborhoods such as Decatur, East Lake, Kirkwood, East Atlanta and the West End. At first he was primarily a renovator and then a builder replicating the craftsman bungalows found in these same neighborhoods.
Gene and his business partner Hugh Kelly formed East Lake Builders, LLC as an in town development and construction company. East Lake Builders specialized in new construction and infill development projects in remerging neighborhoods until January 2003.
These homes featured craftsman and prairie style exteriors including prairie style windows and doors. The interiors featured heavy trim, box beams and coffered ceilings as well as built in cabinets. While the homes looked like they were built in the 1920’s, they offered the modern features of today including stainless steel appliances, granite and marble counter tops, and craftsman style cabinets.
Together they assembled, developed, and sold Candler Pointe, one of the few new subdivisions developed in Decatur. Both Hugh and Gene assembled and zoned Hawthorne Park, a 50-lot subdivision in Kirkwood (Atlanta).
In 2011, Gene and Wayne Hiott formed Boulevard Construction Company that began renovating existing homes and building new construction in East Lake, Kirkwood, Grant Park, Reynoldstown and West End.
Their company, Kirklake Partners, LLC, recently rezoned and purchased “Kirkwood Reserve” a 14 lot town home project in the City of Atlanta. Their project, “Adair Park Reserve”, will feature 14 townhomes on the west side of the beltline across from Adair Park targeting millennials who want to live in town near the beltline.
Gene and his wife Peggy, live in Norcross and attend Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. The have a daughter Margret who teaches elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee and a son Alex who works for Kimberly Clark in Mobile, Alabama.