CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Andy Carmody, president of the residential division of Crescent Communities, today announced the leadership team for its new homebuilding company, Fielding Homes. Scott Widener, executive vice president, will lead the Fielding Homes team, which includes division president Steve Francis, president of construction operations Jonathan Helms, vice president of sales Jumana Kayed, vice president of purchasing operations Brian Olin and vice president/controller Jones Holcomb.

“Collectively, this executive management team brings decades of expertise in every area of homebuilding, home sales and marketing,” Carmody said. “This leadership team, along with the additional professionals who are supporting the development and launch of Fielding Homes, share Crescent Communities’ passion for building communities and homes that truly enhance people’s lives. It is this commitment and dedication to excellence that will make Fielding Homes a great success,” added Carmody.
Scott Widener joins Fielding Homes with more than 25 years of real estate expertise, including his past position as president of Pulte Building Systems, where he increased sales from $75 million to $250 million through new start-ups and acquisitions.
“Crescent’s focus on company culture, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to doing business the right way drew all of us to the company,” Widener said. “We look forward being a part of the vibrant and successful communities for which Crescent is known.”
Fielding Homes, which designs thoughtfully built single-family homes that complement communities, is launching with 64 homes at Masons Bend, a Crescent Communities development in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The homes at Masons Bend range in size from 2,800 square feet to 4,000 square feet, with a price point starting in the mid-$300,000’s. The first model home is currently under construction with three additional models to follow. Fielding Homes has plans to expand to other fast-growing cities across the Sun Belt region.
Additional biography information on the executive leadership team is located in the addendum following the press release. For more information on Fielding Homes, visit For information on Masons Bend, visit
About Crescent Communities
Crescent Communities, LLC is a leading real estate investment and operating firm creating long-term value by developing thoughtful, sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. Founded in 1963, Crescent’s original mandate as a land management company continues to inform its commitment to the wise stewardship of natural resources. The company finances, plans and develops residential, multifamily, mixed-used and commercial properties and land assets, valued in total at $1.2 billion. Crescent is recognized for its innovative approach to development, robust capital deployment, seasoned leadership team, and proven model of sustainability. For more information, visit
About Fielding Homes
Fielding Homes, LLC is a residential home building company specializing in the construction of thoughtfully designed single-family homes. A Crescent Communities Company, Fielding Homes follows the same guiding principles. Fielding Homes builds community and betters people’s lives by designing homes that fit their needs and fulfill their wants. Together, Fielding Homes and Crescent Communities deliver a complete place-making experience that brings thoughtful design from the community level all the way through to the creation of the home. For more information, visit

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Members of the Fielding Homes executive team include:
Scott Widener
Executive Vice President, Homebuilding
Scott joined Fielding Homes in 2015 as executive vice president, where he oversaw the start-up of the homebuilding business and will lead the development of the first Fielding Homes communities. Scott has over 25 years of experience as a senior operations and project management executive in high production housing. Prior to joining Fielding Homes, Widener owned SC Investments & Consulting.
Steven Francis
Division President
Steven joined Fielding Homes as division president in 2015, where he enthusiastically led the start-up of the new homebuilding operation. Most recently, he was division president at Standard Pacific Homes. He brings nearly a decade of homebuilding executive experience to the Fielding Homes team, and his strong background in finance and operations ensured a successful launch.
Jonathan Helms
Vice President of Construction Operations
In 2015, Jonathan joined Fielding Homes as a Vice President of Construction Operations, bringing 14 years of homebuilding expertise to the team. Prior to joining Fielding Homes, Jonathan was vice president of construction at Mattamy Homes. He will oversee all aspects of the homebuilding process from construction to customer service.
Jumana Kayed
Vice President of Sales
Jumana joined Fielding Homes in 2015 as vice president of sales, bringing 17 years of marketing and sales experience to the team. Jumana’s expertise includes consumer product segmentation, sales forecasting, professional development, market assessment and competitive analysis and customer relations. Prior to joining Fielding Homes, Jumana was area sales manager at DR Horton.
Brian Olin
Vice President of Purchasing Operations
Brian joined Fielding Homes in 2015 as vice president of purchasing operations. He brings 13 years of purchasing and strategic sourcing experience to the Fielding Homes team, and was most recently director of strategy sourcing at Extended Stay America.
Lisa Lenhart
Director of Marketing
Lisa joined Fielding Homes in 2015 as director of marketing, promoting Fielding Homes as a top new homebuilding business before and throughout its launch period. Lisa is an expert in both traditional and online marketing, and possesses strong communication skills. Before joining Fielding Homes, Lisa was marketing manager at Eastwood Homes.