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Commercial Confidential: Brightmore of South Charlotte (access required)

Construction on Brightmore of South Charlotte was slated to be finished by the end of this year, but a rezoning request is holding it up. Photo by Payton Guion

Liberty Healthcare, based in Wilmington, last August began work on Brightmore of South Charlotte, a $40 million senior living facility at Providence Road West and Old Ardrey Kell Road.But Liberty has since requested an amendment to the zoning on its 17.5-acre site to allow for more units on the property. And, with the public hearing on the rezoning petition not until September, the request will likely hold up that completion date.

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Revving it out of the recession (access required)

Trent Haston grew up in Charlotte, but On the Level bets he picked up some of his business savvy from a tried-and-true driving maneuver straight from twisting back roads of the Blue Ridges. That’s how Haston not only survived the housing bust but beat it, too, growing his Charlotte-based Andrew Roby General Contractor business into the Roby Family of Companies.

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On The Level: Hoss Hinson – yes, the name is real. So is he. (access required)


Hoss Hinson is a cool name, and the guy who has it has the cool to back it up, too. The wrap-around-sunglasses-sporting, pickup-truck-driving, beard-wearing, hard-hatted and safety-vested vice president of the Monroe-based Godfrey Construction Co. showed up at East Mecklenburg High School taking swigs through a straw in a Big Gulp cup full of Mountain Dew.

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Commercial Confidential: Rock Hill Commerce Center (access required)

Milton Silver is betting his success in York County will continue, this time in Rock Hill. Photo by Payton Guion

Milton Silver used to consider York County outside his wheelhouse. Silver, the owner of Silver Investments Limited, a Charlotte-based commercial real estate firm, said he didn’t think the South Carolina county just to the south of Mecklenburg had much demand for his company’s niche: smaller, multi-tenant office and warehouse buildings.

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Drawn to Souths: On the Level with Jim Burbank of Saussy Burbank (access required)


Over the past quarter-century, Jim Burbank has built a lot of houses, in Charlotte, Raleigh and the Charleston area. Along with them, he also has built a reputation for solid and not overly adorned quality homes as contractors used to build, with solid wood, two-panel interior doors, simple but beautiful moldings and classic layouts opened up to accommodate contemporary tastes.

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