The Garrett Companies Break Ground on New Multifamily Community in Richmond, TX.

Richmond, TX – February 17, 2015 – Joint Venture Partners The Garrett Companies & Murphy O’Brien, have announced the official groundbreaking of its newest multifamily community, The Echelon on 99. Located in Richmond, TX. The Echelon offers modern apartment living in a classic suburban setting. “The Echelon will offer the most sought out amenities, the latest green building specifications, and immediate access to some of the region’s best shopping, entertainment, schools, and employment” says Eric Garrett, President of The Garrett Companies. “This apartment community will help meet area demand for high end apartment living with the convenience and benefits of a suburban lifestyle.” Located within Waterview Town Center, the new 256 unit Class A community will have easy access to 99 and Westpark Tollway. Once complete in the Spring 2016, The Echelon will offer one, two, and three bedroom luxury apartment homes designed around a state-of-the-art clubhouse and amenities center. Resident amenities will include the 5,580 square foot clubhouse with WiFi, cardio fitness center, yoga studio, and billiards room. Additional onsite amenities will include a resort style pool with sundeck, fire pit with outdoor seating, community gardens, and a dog park. The Echelon combines the best of suburban living with easy access to shopping at Kroger Market place, Long Meadow Farms, and Bella Terra. The community will consist of 5 three-story buildings located on an 11 acre site. Every apartment home (862 sq. ft.-1,470 sq. ft.) has been meticulously designed and appointed with features such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 9 foot ceilings, oversized windows, master bedroom suites, high efficiency sustainable features, and private balconies and patios. About...

New Team Member

The Garrett Co. welcomes Matt Griffin. Matt has worked in the development industry for over 15 years and brings a comprehensive skill set that includes market economic analysis, physical design, development process management, and marketing. Matt’s formal education comes from Ball State University where he majored in Urban Planning, Economics, and Environmental Design. As an Urban Planner, Matt has worked for a variety of Midwestern and East Coast municipalities in a planning and economic development role. Matt has also worked as an urban designer and transportation design manager for leading design firms and as a developer liaison. For over a decade Matt has focused on the multifamily development industry and has played a managing role in over $300 million dollars of completed projects. These projects include greenfield suburban development, mixed use campuses, and downtown urban infill redevelopment. Many of Matt’s projects have become rent leaders in their markets, and have garnered awards from design, development, and multifamily trade organizations. Matt is also involved in mentoring small business start ups, and has provided content for Inc., Money Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN Money, and...

New Team Member

The Garrett Companies welcome Evan Brown as Financial Controller. Evan graduated from Marian University in December 2009, with degrees in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Business Management. While at Marian he was a four year member of the golf team. He completed his CPA certification in February of 2012. Evan is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and also a member of the Young Professionals of Central...

New Team Member

The Garrett Companies welcomes Jenny Williams as Office Manager.  Mrs. Williams was previously the Office Manager for a single family home builder.  Mrs. Williams has a Bachelors  in Business Administration and Management from Indiana Wesleyan University....

New Team Member

The Garrett Companies welcomes Ken Koziol, P.E, MBA as Director of Development.  Mr. Koziol brings 21 years of development experience to the Company.  Throughout his career he has designed and or managed several large scale developments including the Indianapolis Midfield Terminal Project and the Delta Airlines expansion at LaGuardia Airport in New York.   Mr. Koziol Graduated cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Japanese.  In addition, Mr. Koziol graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State with a Masters in Business Administration....

New Team Member

The Garrett Companies welcomes Christian Dial as Development Associate.  Mr. Dial is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelors in Economics.  Mr. Dial was a full time intern with Watermark Residential for two years where he specialized in underwriting and completing due diligence for potential apartment...