David Weekley CEO will retire on October 1

John Johnson, CEO of David Weekley Homes, will retire on October 1, ending a two-decade career at the helm of the homebuilder.

He will be replaced by Jay Brown, who served as president and CEO of telecom infrastructure provider Crown Castle Inc. from 2016 to 2024. He previously served as the company’s CFO for eight years. Brown served on the Weekley Homes board of directors for six years.

Johnson will continue to serve on the Weekley Homes board after leaving the CEO role. He joined the company in 1990 as COO and became CEO in 2003.

“John has done a fantastic job leading Weekley Homes over many years,” said founder David Weekley in a press release. “Under his leadership, we have grown into a national homebuilder and are leading the way in customer satisfaction scores. Additionally, John has guided our company to become a perennial recipient of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ award.”

“David Weekley Homes’ commitment to serving people, both through building dream homes and sharing business assets, shines like a bright light,” said Brown. “With a third of Weekley Homes’ ownership committed to charities, we serve some of the world’s most helpless and hopeless people through more than 100 charities in 35 countries. Another third of Weekley Homes is owned by our team members who meaningfully share in the rewards of their work.”

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