Local landlord becomes first to build apartments with A-1 Trusses

Published 9:28 am Monday, January 24, 2022

Local realtor and landlord Turner Brock is in the process of developing 14 new two bedroom, two bath apartments behind his office.

Brock has owned apartments for the past 35 years and saw the need for additional housing as new industries continue to expand and draw individuals to Bainbridge.

One of those new industries, A-1 played an even larger role in these specific apartments, as they were the one to provide the trusses for the complex.

“I certainly wanted to support the local community and I had heard good things about A-1,” Brock said.

Because of Brock’s interest and inquiry, he is now the first local project developer to use A-1 trusses.

“They gave me a very competitive price, which was better than my normal supplier,” he said. “I’ve just been very pleased with everything they’ve done.”

A-1 Industries Manager David Blenker said their competitive prices are possible through their technology and buying power with other lumber companies. He said this is something any customer can expect when looking for a quote from A-1.

The apartments are not completely finished yet, but Brock anticipates next month he and his office will begin reserving spots for those interested.

Brock said the apartments are set to be finished within 90-100 days, but they have not set a rent value yet.

The apartments will be located right behind 1712 Shotwell Street and can be inquired about by calling Coldwell Banker Brock Realty’s rental department at 229-246-1126.

Brock said, depending on how things go with this complex, he may eventually develop a Phase II, and would use A-1 again.

“Just the overall customer support we’ve gotten has been outstanding,” Brock said. “It’s been a great experience working with them.”

Blenker echoed Brock’s sentiment, saying it was awesome to be able to provide for a local project and help with the existing housing problem.

“It’s just a really great feeling,” Blenker finished. “We hope this is the first project of many.”