About Dalton Building Group

Dalton Building Group is a national full service contractor specializing in upfit, rehab and property turns for private equity investment platforms.

Our team has extensive experience in commercial development & construction projects along with residential renovation and new construction for single family and multi-family properties.The depth andbreadth of our services allows Dalton Building Group to serve clients throughout the investment lifecycle from pre-acquisition analysis to asset disposition.

Throughout our engagements, we provide transparency, accountability and predictability for all construction andservice costs until we deliver superior quality assets at project completion.

Commercial Construction Projects

The Dalton team has extensive experience in Commercial Real Estate Project Management from Land Acquisitions & Entitlements, to Site Engineering & Development, to complete Construction Management.  Our leadership team has a combined 50+ years experience with projects delivered for multiple Fortune 500 Retailers, institutional investors, family offices and public real estate investment trusts (REIT’s). 

Our most recent commercial projects have been focused on Self Storage facility renovations, expansion upgrades and new construction including Fayetteville, NC and Marietta, GA projects.

Single Family Residential – Renovations

The renovation of single family residential homes is a primary focus at Dalton Building Group.

Since 2012, our team has renovated thousands of single family homes acquired for long term rental portfolios by institutional investors and real estate investment trusts (REIT’s).  Our projects are defined collaboratively by scopes of work in collaboration with each investor/owner to achieve the specific economic objectives for each property.  The project scopes and types of finishes are often different for a long term rental portfolio vs. a wholesale or a retail sale expectation for the property.

Single Family Residential – Build 2 Rent

Construction of new single family residential homes, including entire community developments, are being designed for rental portfolios (Build 2 Rent) as a growth sector for our team.  In 2016, Dalton Building Group acquired the assets of Avista Homes, LLC and its management team led by Steve Smith as President. 

Avista has been integrated as the new homes construction division of Dalton Building Group focused on several new Build 2 Rent projects in partnership with select institutional investors nationally.

Avista Homes joins Dalton Building Group – Behind Every Great Company is a Leader with Vision

Everything Smith has done in his career to date has required a powerful combination of innovative vision and thinking that is decidedly outside the box. Always keeping his client and their end vision in mind, Smith has crafted intelligently built homes for today’s intelligent homebuyer.

Avista Homes Founder Steve SmithIn his earliest days, Steve Smith worked for International Paper as one of their youngest project managers, managing the construction of multi-million dollar projects. Later, he ran a very successful custom home building company in Northwest Florida that took craftsmanship to the next level by designing and building its own millwork for trim and finish. Smith has worked in high-level management roles for national homebuilders and received many awards for his extraordinary leadership.

The depth and breadth of Smith’s professional experiences have allowed him to take that passion for creativity, craftsmanship, and technological innovation and develop a corporation that befits his unwavering commitment to excellence. The result is Dalton Building Group: an inspired corporation with a very BIG mission.

Dalton Building Group aims to build homes efficiently and intelligently, using a proprietary computer processAvista Homes Charlotte that reflects both the clients’ and builder’s vision for a successful outcome. More specifically, Smith has married a passion for home building and technology to refine and streamline the building process.

The cornerstone to Smith’s success is his ability to design, implement and use technology effectively in an industry that largely under-utilizes it. Branded “Build Efficient”, this technology was designed and created by Smith himself and serves as the virtual engine of Dalton Building Group. Build Efficient is years in the making and befitting to all that Smith does. On a grand scale, Smith believes its implementation has the potential to change the building industry.

The utilization of Build Efficient in all home building projects sets Dalton Building Group apart from its competitors. In fact, it sets Dalton Building Group above its competitors.