August 10, 2015
Boyle’s Residential Team Offers Depth of Experience
Boyle is well-known for its pioneering of major residential areas throughout Memphis dating as far back as 1906, when Edward Boyle developed stately Belvedere Boulevard in mid-town. Since its founding in 1933, Boyle has developed a long list of neighborhoods in premier locations.
Boyle’s residential team has a wealth of experience in creating well-planned communities that endure the test of time. Led by Gary Thompson, the team currently is working to develop a number of residential communities including Spring Creek Ranch, Twin Lakes in Piperton, and The Pinnacle of Germantown. There are only two lots remaining at Wickliffe in the high-value Raleigh-LaGrange Road area and the third phase of Bedford Plantation in Germantown has sold out.
Thompson points out what he thinks best distinguishes a Boyle neighborhood from others, the attention to detail. “From planning to execution, it’s important to thoughtfully consider each and every detail,” says Thompson. “We establish full architectural design guidelines and covenants for all of our residential communities and work very hard to make sure they’re implemented. Consequently, our communities such as River Oaks and The Cloisters have maintained and increased in value.”
Thompson has been extensively involved in the development of Spring Creek Ranch, a residential community surrounding the premier series golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Estates are 3 to 6-acre lots with rare vistas of the spectacular course, and the Retreat consists of ten private wooded lots ranging from one-third to 1.1 acres.
Another key member of Boyle’s residential team is Doug Dickens, who joined the company in 2001. Dickens has more than 30 years of experience in developing residential communities. His special area of expertise is in-fill real estate.
|Boyle is developing a residential community surrounding Spring Creek Ranch, the premier series golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, pictured here playing “The Bear and the Bull,” his inaugural game at the course.
Photograph by Jim Mandeville
“I worked closely with the City of Memphis in 1979 to change their subdivision ordinance to create the planned development ordinance,” explains Dickens. “I actually developed the first private planned development in Memphis, Pidgeon Hall, and the first zero-lot line development with attached units, Windover Grove.”
Dickens’ greatest strength is his experience creating neighborhoods with a strong sense of place. Most recently, Dickens has been instrumental in the development of Wickliffe, Boyle’s community in the high-value area along Raleigh-LaGrange Road. Wickliffe offers country living at its best in a natural, wooded environment with ponds, streams and meadows.
Dickens is currently overseeing the development of The Pinnacle of Germantown, an upscale community of 16 lots on 18 acres at Poplar Avenue and Old Dogwood. He also is involved in the development of Twin Lakes, a 200-acre community of 154 lots in Piperton. Dickens is working to develop a plan that preserves the pastoral, rural character of the property by providing ample, usable open spaces.
Also instrumental in the development of Boyle’s neighborhoods is John Faquin, who has been with Boyle since 1987. Faquin holds an engineering degree and has nearly 20 years of experience in construction ranging from shopping centers to subdivisions.
“While vision is important, implementation is key,” explains Faquin. “I work to get the vision built on the ground for each Boyle residential community by interpreting what Gary and Doug want and translating it to our team of subcontractors.”
“We’ve got a solid team that works well together,” Thompson concludes. “The result is that every Boyle community is a solid real estate investment. We’ve been around for a long time, and we’re adding value in our developments as well as the areas surrounding them.”