The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and Renasant Bank presented IDP Properties with the October Small Business of the Month Award.
Owned and founded by current president Rhett J. Holmes, IDP is a full-service real estate development firm that invests in and redevelops communities. They specialize in development, acquisitions, property management, construction management, and consulting.
“IDP is a business founded on three principles: integrity, diversity, and purpose. It’s the reason we all come to work every day and why our business continues to grow.” Holmes, said. “We believe our purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact.”
While planning many types of developments, IDP’s primary aim is to provide affordable housing to many families, seniors, and singles so that they may have an opportunity to live in a modern, clean, and quality built apartment.
IDP operates mainly in the southeast, developing in states such as Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, but they have made a substantial commitment to their home base of Valdosta.
IDP believes in community involvement and aims to gives back both monetarily and with their time to the community. Quarterly, the IDP team participates in some form of community service.
“Most recently, we have opened Freedom Heights Apartments in Valdosta, located off Bemis Road. This apartment community offers affordable one, two, and three-bedroom units along with many amenities. Also, we have developed The Ashley House, an affordable senior community in downtown Valdosta.” Holmes said.
IDP is mainly dedicated to The Ashley House. They hosted on a cookie decorating party for the seniors at The Ashley House. They had musical entertainment, snacks, and all the supplies the seniors needed to decorate sugar cookies.
“The residents had a wonderful time and were so proud of their creations. Many of these residents don’t have families, and this was a wonderful way we were able to give back and provide them with holiday cheer.” Holmes added.
They also provide financial support for several Valdosta charities, including Habitat for Humanity, the FCA Spring Banquet, the Boys and Girls Club, the Coleman Talley Food Drive, and the VSU Foundation.
As for plans for their developments in Valdosta, IDP has recently purchased the former Bank of America building on S. Patterson Street in downtown Valdosta. They plan to repurpose the building to create something the entire community can utilize.
They are also building another senior community complex to be named “The Ashbury.” Like the rest of their Valdosta properties, it will be a certified green building to align with their mission of being an environmentally conscious company.
For more information, visit IDP Properties at 123 N Patterson St or give them a call at (229) 219-6760.