Sasser Construction 2010 Southern Living Builder Member of the Year

Sasser ConstructionSuffolk, VA – (March, 2010) – Sasser Construction, under the direction of president Eric Sasser, has been named Custom Builder Member of the Year by the Southern Living® Custom Builder Program. The Sasser building team will be featured in a full-page article in the magazine and on the Southern Living® website.

Sasser Construction has been building quality homes in the Hampton Roads area for 24 years and was invited to become a Southern Living® Custom Home Builder in the early 90’s.  In 2009, the team built the stunning Falkirk Ridge Southern Living® Showcase Home in The Riverfront, an award-winning resort-like community in the Harbor View area of Northern Suffolk by East West Communities. 

The showcase home, which boasts over 5,000 square feet and features an abundance of both outdoor and indoor entertaining space has currently drawn over 7,000 visitors and was the site for numerous community benefits, including a $10,000 “Vote for Your Favorite Charity” giveaway and a “Stock the Pantry” contest for the local Salvation Army.  The home originally debuted in the May issue of Southern Living®.

Brent Warren, the Southern Living® Builder Programs and Services manager commented, “We created this program as a service to our readers.  We look for builders who can build a home using our quality partner products; a home that reflects a story you might see in the pages of Southern Living®.”  Warren added, “Sasser’s Falkirk Ridge home is an excellent example of what we are looking for in this program; the epitome of Southern style and grace.” 

Mark Edwards, broker at The Riverfront said, “Sasser Construction is dedicated to providing our customers a great experience, and that sincerity and devotion to quality construction has really made this building team stand apart in Hampton Roads.  We feel very fortunate to have them as one of our Featured Builders.”

The Southern Living® Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of nearly 100 builders across the country.  Each member is hand-selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of design and construction, integrity, and stability in the locations they represent.           

Southern Living® is a premier lifestyle and entertaining magazine of the South and the seventh largest monthly consumer magazine in the U.S. (based on readership).  It reaches nearly 16 million readers each month and enjoys a circulation of about 2.8 million. To learn more about the Southern Living® Custom Builder Program, please visit

 To see why Sasser Construction earned the 2010 Southern Living® Builder of the Year, you can still visit the Southern Living® Showcase Home in The Riverfront.  To tour this home, go to 3002 North James Drive in The Riverfront, Friday through Monday, 12:00-4:00pm.  The community is located in the Harbour View area of northern Suffolk, off I-664, just south of the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel.  Or, visit the builders’ Charity House benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia during the May 8-23, 2010 Homearama in Founders Pointe, an East West community located in Isle of Wight County.  The Charity House is currently under construction.


For more information on Sasser Construction or East West Communities call (757) 638-9100 or visit the builder’s website at or the developers’s websites at or