The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was on hand for the dedication of the new corporate headquarters for McCar Homes in Alpharetta, GA on Thursday, March 2, 2006.  McCar Homes is the family business of Celebration supporters, the Dan McSwain Family.

The dedication ceremony was complete with civic and business leaders from the Atlanta area and was kicked off by Lori O’Brien’s stirring rendition of the national anthem.  Ms. O’Brien has been a featured vocalist at The Celebration the past two years.

Celebration CEO Ron Thomas and Director Charles McDonald represented the world championship horse show at the event.

“The McSwain family has been a true and loyal friend to The Celebration,” said Thomas.  “Charles and I were honored to be part of this big event for their business.”

Fifty years ago, Dan and Elaine McSwain began McCar Homes with a vision to build the best possible homes in prime locations. With beginnings in Vidalia, Ga., the two placed an emphasis on homeowner satisfaction. As a family building homes for other families, they understood the importance of using quality materials and construction methods to build outstanding homes that would last a lifetime.

Relocating the family business to Atlanta in 1985, the McSwains brought their reputation for integrity and quality with them – setting them apart from many other new homebuilders. Joining his parents in 1985, Keith McSwain began assisting his father as McCar Homes launched its presence in the Atlanta market. As their company continued to grow and expand, the original values remained – the McSwains remained passionate about always placing customers first.

Today, McCar Homes’ has established itself as one of the nation’s top 50 builders. With a management team of industry leaders in acquisition, development, construction, finance, marketing and sales, McCar communities can now be found in Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, Tampa and Jacksonville