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DanRic Homes sponsors PBIS Program for local school

Categories: LaGrange GA, Sponsorships, Uncategorized | Posted: October 25, 2019 | Comments Off on DanRic Homes sponsors PBIS Program for local school

Recently, DanRic Homes purchased the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Rewards Program for Gardner Newman Middle School. Today, we were invited to learn how the new program is benefitting the students and staff at GNMS.

The PBIS Rewards Program uses app-based technology to reward students with points for practicing the three principles the school expects from them – to be RespectfulResponsible, and Ready to Learn.

Previously, the school was using a more tedious version of the PBIS program in which the teachers & staff handed out tiny slips of paper called Mustang Bucks to reward students. The teachers were tasked with the job of cutting and filling out the little pieces of paper, while the students were responsible for keeping track of their collected bucks. Under the new system, the teachers & staff can use an app on their phones to quickly scan a student’s lanyard and add points to their account. The students can then spend these points in the school store (sponsored by Synovus) – where they may purchase items like pencils, notebooks, and candy. Conversely, they can save up their points for more expensive intangible rewards, like lunch with a friend in one of the diner-style booths in the cafeteria.

The head of PBIS at GNMS, Mrs. Butler, says it’s been very successful so far; she expects even more success in the months to come. She also reports that the students and staff are excited about the lanyards, and are very pleased with the new user-friendly app. Mrs. Butler additionally noted – that one unexpected benefit of the lanyards – is that it’s now much easier to get to know the students by name.

DanRic Homes is pleased to report that the PBIS school store opened for business for the first time this week, and according to students & staff, the line has been out the door!

Thanks so much for having us, Gardner Newman Middle School and staff. We are happy to have been able to fund this program, and we can’t wait to hear more about the additional positive effects to come!


PBIS Rewards is a program designed to encourage learning and support good behavior through positive reinforcement. Their website states “PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It improves social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students – including students with disabilities, and students from underrepresented groups.” To learn more about the PBIS Program, please visit PBIS.org.

Women-Owned Wednesday

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Women-Owned Wednesday

This week is the National Association of Home Builder’s Professional Women in Building Week!

NAHB Professional Women in Building Week celebrates women as a visible component of the residential construction industry and collectively raises awareness of their contributions through activities that promote, enhance, and support women within the industry.

Today we’re celebrating “Women-Owned Wednesday“; which is extra special to us at DanRic Homes because we are a proudly Women-Owned Company! This year, our owners, sisters Darby Durand Pippin and Kelly Durand Cain; are celebrating their 10th year of success since taking full leadership of DanRic Homes from their father, founder Dan Durand.

Darby and Kelly first entered the home building industry, under their father’s guidance in 1998 and 2005, respectively. After working their way up the company ladder and learning all of the facets of home building and company ownership, the sisters took full leadership in 2009. In addition to running their successful home building company, Darby and Kelly also serve on the Board of the West Georgia Home Builders Association; which has helped them further earn their place in the male-dominated homebuilding industry.

Today, Darby and Kelly share a company vision based on three principles – provide, support, and give. (1) Provide quality homes backed by superior warranties. (2) Support employees by providing a “family first” workplace environment. (3) Give back to the communities in which they build, through donations of their time and resources.

Today and every day, we’re proud of our fearless female leaders and we can’t wait to see where their vision takes us next! If you’d like to learn more about our company’s roots and where we’re going, please read our full bio on our website – http://www.danric.com/our-story

DanRic Homes is Now Building New Homes in North Pointe (LaGrange, GA)

Categories: GA, LaGrange GA, New Homes | Posted: March 22, 2018 | Comments Off on DanRic Homes is Now Building New Homes in North Pointe (LaGrange, GA)

DanRic Homes is proud to announce that we are Now Building new homes for sale in North Pointe subdivision in beautiful LaGrange, Georgia!

Located just 3 miles from the LaGrange Mall & Hobby Lobby, just 5 miles from Downtown LaGrange, and just 7 miles from the new Great Wolf LodgeNorth Pointe features new homes ranging in size from 1300 sq ft to 2600 sq ft and starting in the $140s. This new home community boasts beautiful rolling hills with sidewalks, street lights and underground utilities. We have listed several new homes for sale in this community, click here to view our available inventory.

Call our Sales Assistant, Tammy Bailey, at 706-882-7773 or 706-594-2453 and ask her if you can still choose your colors!

New home for sale in LaGrange, inside the City Limits!

Categories: Homes for Sale, LaGrange GA, Stoney Creek | Posted: September 27, 2017 | Comments Off on New home for sale in LaGrange, inside the City Limits!

481 South Page Street | LaGrange, GA 30241

“The Begonia” is now move-in-ready and for sale at Stoney Creek! This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a living room / dining combo, perfect for entertaining guests. The kitchen features granite countertops, an island breakfast bar, pantry and Frigidaire appliance package. Just off the kitchen is the separate laundry room and the rear foyer which leads to the rear-entry 2-car garage. The private master suite of the home features a bath with double vanity and large walk-in closet. Also included are two additional bedrooms and a full bath.

Absolutely adorable home in a great location just off New Franklin Road. Give us a call today to tour this home or inquire about building a home on one of our available home sites in Stoney Creek of LaGrange.

View more information on our website here.

New custom homes for sale in the Hollis Hand School Zone!

Categories: Buckeye Creek, Custom Homes, DanRic News, GA, Hollis Hand Elementary, Homes for Sale, LaGrange GA, New Homes | Posted: August 23, 2017 | Comments Off on New custom homes for sale in the Hollis Hand School Zone!


DanRic Homes is excited to announce that we are now building custom homes in Buckeye Creek at Hills & Dales Farm, a hidden gem located off of Vernon Road, just across from WellStar West Georgia Medical Center inside the Hollis Hand Elementary School Zone! To view Buckeye Creek on a map, click here.

Close to town and away from traffic, Buckeye Creek was inspired by American neighborhoods that came to life in the early 20th century. Faithful to the values that enhance close-knit communities, the planners of Buckeye Creek have created meandering streets and sidewalks that inspire walking, biking and plenty of front-porch conversations. Back alleys lead to garages and provide access for deliveries and city services. Convenient and discreet, these secondary roads ensure uncluttered lawns and picturesque streetscapes.


• Centrally located, less than 2 miles from downtown LaGrange, Georgia
• Less than 1 mile from grocery store, gas stations & restaurants
• Conveniently located to shopping, medical facilities & schools
• Hollis Hand School District Pre K-5th Grade
• Sidewalks
• No-thru traffic
• Rear Entry Garages
• Underground Utilities

Reminiscent of craftsman and bungalow style architecture, the design and building of these classic homes are protected by guidelines that assure excellence while encouraging individual expression. Located less than two miles from the beautiful and thriving downtown district, Buckeye Creek is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in LaGrange. Below are just some of the many features you’ll find inside the homes at Buckeye Creek.



• Designer-selected paint colors
• Brick or cultured stone accents on front of home (per plan)
• Spacious Southern front entry porch with columns and bead-board ceilings (per plan)
• All homes include 2-car rear entry attached garage and covered porch
• Garage door opener with 2 remotes per door included
• Decorative light fixtures at front door, rear patio and garage(per plan)
• Professionally designed and installed landscaping with Myers Zoysia sod and nursery grown plants (4-sides)
• Architectural roof shingles
• Multi-zoned irrigation system
• Quality gutter and downspout system


Designer Inspired Elegance
• Warmly lit, eat-in kitchens (per plan)
• Double undermount stainless steel kitchen sink
• Garbage disposal
• Quartz Countertops with tile backsplash
• 30” Cooktop or Slide-in Range option
• Hood vented to the outside (per plan)
• Built-in dishwasher Stainless Steel or Optional White
• Double Ovens or Optional Oven/Convection Microwave
• Separate walk-in pantry (per plan)


Master Bath Includes:
• Gentlemen’s height double vanities with framed mirrors
• Quartz Countertop with undermount sinks
• Moen fixtures
• Elongated commode
• Ceramic-tiled walk-in shower
• Glass shower door enclosure (per plan)
• Spa Tub (jetted optional) (per plan)

Secondary Baths Include:
• Gentlemen’s height vanities with framed mirrors
• Quartz Countertops with undermount sinks (first level)
• Moen fixtures
• Elongated commode

Click here to view our custom designed floor plans for Buckeye Creek. Call Tammy Bailey  today at 706-883-3494 or 706-523-2453 today reserve your home site in this lovely and desirable new home community!

*features are subject to error and/or change without notice.


Brand new home for sale in the LaGrange High School Zone!

Categories: Homes for Sale, LaGrange GA, Stoney Creek | Posted: August 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Brand new home for sale in the LaGrange High School Zone!

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is now move-in-ready in our fast-selling community, Stoney Creek, which is located just off New Franklin Road inside the city limits!

View the price and the floor plan here. Give Tammy Bailey a call today at 706-883-3484 or 706-594-2453 before this one gets away!

The Daffodil – Now for sale Lakemont!

Categories: Homes for Sale, LaGrange GA | Posted: August 15, 2016 | Comments Off on The Daffodil – Now for sale Lakemont!

“The Daffodil”
110 Lakemont Court | LaGrange, GA 30240

One of our most popular 4 bedroom floor plans has just been released for construction at Lakemont in LaGrange, Georgia and is now for sale!

This lovely home features features a rocking chair front porch and and very open and inviting floor plan, perfect for the entertainer! This spec home offers many upgrades including Painted Cabinets, Granite Countertops & Stainless Steel Appliances in the kitchen, and Luxury Vinyl Tile in the family room, kitchen, breakfast & hallways.  Located off the kitchen is a spacious covered back porch with a wood burning outdoor fireplace.

The private owner’s suite includes a large walk-in closet and a bath that features a garden tub, walk-in shower and double vanity. The other side of the home includes three additional bedrooms and a full bath. The garage entrance of the home features a custom built-in “drop zone” which includes a shoe bench with hooks above – perfect for stashing books, bags, keys & shoes. Also included is a separate laundry room. This home is located on the north side of Troup County inside the LaGrange High School District, near West Point Lake!

Framing on this home is scheduled to begin on 9/20/16. Call our Sales Assistant, Tammy Bailey at 706-594-2453 or 706-883-3494 for more information and be sure to ask her how you can purchase this home with NO MONEY DOWN! 

*floor plan and elevation are artist’s concepts and may vary from actual plan. All information herein subject to error, omission and/or change without notice


“The Daisy” – Just released for construction at Autumn Ridge

Categories: Auburn AL, Homes for Sale, New Homes | Posted: June 24, 2016 | Comments Off on “The Daisy” – Just released for construction at Autumn Ridge

SoftplanDAISY floor plan with finished media room


“The Daisy”
Autumn Ridge, Lot 14
2089 Autumn Ridge Way  Auburn, Alabama  36879

This absolutely charming floor plan has just been improved and now boasts over 2200 square feet of living space!

The open living room and kitchen with hardwood floors flowing throughout gives this home a very open and inviting feeling. The kitchen features granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, an island, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The master suite, located on the main level of the home, features a large walk-in closet and a private bath with garden tub, separate shower with door and a spacious double vanity.

Upstairs you’ll find an additional four bedrooms, a lovely Jack & Jill bath and a large media/play room. This home also includes an alarm system, in-ground sprinkler system, smooth ceilings, ceramic tile floors in the bath and laundry, Frigidaire appliances, a designer mailbox and more. The seller pays up to $3500 towards closing costs with full contracts.


*floor plan and elevation are artist’s concepts and may vary from actual plan. All information herein subject to error, omission and/or change without notice.

Great Wolf Lodge is Coming to LaGrange, Georgia!

Categories: LaGrange GA, Things to Do | Posted: June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Great Wolf Lodge is Coming to LaGrange, Georgia!

Rendering of The Great Wolf Lodge planned for LaGrange. Image Copyright to The Great Wolf Lodge.

Very exciting news came this week for residents of LaGrange, Georgia and surrounding areas!

The Great Wolf Lodge, America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts is coming to Georgia! The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2018, is expected to include a 93,000 square foot indoor waterpark, an outdoor play area, bowling lanes, an arcade, and 456 overnight luxury suites. This $170 million dollar project is expected to bring 500 jobs for the community and 500,000 visitors annually to the area!

Read more about this project here.


Winter is Coming.

Categories: Home Maintenance | Posted: January 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Winter is Coming.

We’re officially two weeks into the 2015-2016 winter season and so far, the south has stayed quite warm.  Right now as I look outside my office window here at DanRic Homes, I see a pretty typical gloomy winter sky with a temperature around 63 degrees, not too shabby for January. However, this year we are in the midst of El Nino, which of course means that we are to expect the unexpected in terms of weather conditions. So while right now it might not seem like Winter is Coming, John Snow, the smarter folks at the Weather Channel say we need to start preparing for the cold. So today I am going to share some helpful tips for winterizing your home, saving money and being prepared for whatever the winter might throw your way!

  1. Be a draft dodger. No, I’m not getting political. I’m talking drafts around doors and windows. Those are the drafts you need to avoid. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American spends $2,000 paying for energy annually, $200 to $400 could be going to waste from drafts, air leaks around openings, and outdated heating and cooling systems. In order to avoid this, seal the gaps around floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and fireplaces with caulk, spray foam, and weather stripping. The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home may range from 5% to 30% per year, and the home is generally much more comfortable afterward.
  2. Change your air filters. I cannot stress this enough. One of the biggest energy busters and HVAC problem inducers is forgetting to change the air filter on your HVAC unit. This is a home owner maintenance item that should be done monthly to ensure your unit is running efficiently. Have trouble remembering to change your filter? Try changing it on the day you receive your utility bill in the mail each month!
  3. Reverse your ceiling fans. During winter, the warm air generated by your heating system naturally rises to the ceiling while cooler air sinks. By switching the direction that your fan blades turn, that cooler air is drawn upwards, which forces the warmer air near the ceiling back down into the space, which can save up to 10% on your heating bill!
  4. Have your HVAC servicedKeeping your unit clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5% of heating costs.

  5. Clean your gutters. Do it now, while it’s still warm! Making sure that water can flow freely through your gutters will help prevent icicles and ice dams from forming later.
  6. Install a Programmable Thermostat The US Department of Energy says you can save as much as 1% on your energy bill for every degree you lower your home’s temperature during the winter. Install a programmable thermostat and save money by keeping the temp down when you’re not at home.

Follow the tips above to save more money and stay warmer this winter.

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