Drummond Built Homes


Drummond Built Homes’ commitment to excellence comes with a pledge to build your new home as if it were one of their own – a commitment seen every day in the quality, elegance, and comfort of Liberty Park’s timeless new homes.


Every Home a New Beginning

Every new home is a new beginning for someone. A new community, lifestyle, friends. That deserves our undivided attention. Our goal is simple: to make your new home – your new beginning – absolutely wonderful.


Every Home a New Beginning

While founded in 2017 by Liberty Park Joint Venture, we are in many ways a well-established company. Our senior leadership team combines over 80 years of experience. Leading our new company are Shawn Arterburn, who has directed the homebuilding at Liberty Park since 2013 and Shannon Pate, the project manager for Drummond-Built Homes.

Drummond FoundedHistory


Like many great companies, Drummond-Built Homes borrows from the tremendous value of its past. Founded in honor of its uniquely American work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, Drummond-Built Homes is named after the founders of the Drummond Company, a respected name that is warmly familiar to many Birmingham families. However, what most people don’t know is that the Drummond Company is not only a global leader in coal production, it is also a partner in the development of Liberty Park with Liberty Park Joint Venture. And this is where the story gets even more interesting.

It begins in 1905 on a small farm and with a mule named Old Tobe. Or rather with Old Tobe’s owner, Heman Edward Drummond. He was a farmer in the small Alabama town of Sipsey. But Heman Drummond was not a man poor in spirit nor was he small in dreams. The year was 1935, in the depth of the great depression.

But Heman had an idea – he wanted to own the land he was farming and when nearby land became available, he looked to his faithful mule and then took out a loan for $300 on Old Tobe. Yes, he mortgaged his mule. He bought that piece of land, and with it came the beginning of a dream that has continued for 82 years and nearly four generations.

Drummond Humble Beginnings


Heman had seven children – Hila Jo, Don, Segal, Barbara, Garry, Larry, and John – who have all modeled their father’s strong work ethic and unrelenting perseverance. It was with that perseverance that Heman’s sons continued to grow Drummond Company after their father’s early death. In 1961, Heman’s third son, Garry Neil Drummond, became the company’s first engineer when he returned to the company after graduating college.  Garry Neil started at the lowest level, as a coal cleaner and then a drill operator.

It was hard and dirty work, but Garry Neil stuck with it and grew in knowledge as the company grew in scope. In 1973, Garry Drummond was named Chief Executive Officer of the Drummond Company and for over 40 years he served as the Chairman and CEO, growing the company into a global leader in coal production and real estate.

Drummond Love of Land


Land was always a valuable asset to Heman, as it was to his company. As the Drummond Company’s success in mining grew, it gained significant land holdings throughout the United States. Land and forestry management became essential operating activities for the company and soon real estate development became a natural extension of the Drummond Company. Today, the Drummond Company is the sole developer of two master-planned communities and a partner in Liberty Park. Together, these communities represent over 6,176 acres, two private golf clubs, three premier 18-hole golf courses and approximately 5,989 homes at completion.

But even more important is the Drummond Company’s enduring commitment to the land and the environment. In the early 1980s, The Drummond Company purchased a nearly 4,000-acre tract of land in

Vestavia Hills, near the Birmingham city limits. Due to prior operations, the land had been left unusable. That could have been it and the land could have been left as an investment property but then the Drummond Company stepped in.

Understanding that it all begins with the land, they reclaimed the total land tract by investing heavily in sound environmental practices and innovative ideas. Once the land was reclaimed and restored to premium condition, they then transformed it to its natural beauty before the Liberty Park community planning began.

That commitment continues in every Drummond Company community. One tour of Liberty Park and you’ll see the care and attention dedicated to ensuring the land and natural environment is always protected with the respect and love Heman would appreciate and with the highest quality that the Drummond family always insisted on.

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Drummond Built Homes is exclusively dedicated to Liberty Park. And since our sole focus is on building the finest and most beautiful home for you at Liberty Park, we know we have to be the best at a broad range of architectural styles, the newest interior designs, residential construction science, energy efficiency techniques and proven quality.

That bears repeating. Quality is the foundation for everything we do, for every design we create and for every home we build. We believe your new beginning deserves that.