Chandlee & Sons introduces Carey Hughes who is our Project Manager and expert builder. Carey’s experience in custom build-out and ground-up construction, his skills with electrical and plumbing work, and his expertise in framing and tile installation add greatly to the quality of work our company offers.
Carey was born in Columbus and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career in construction after attending DeKalb Junior College. Carey took his first management position in 1982 as an Assistant Supervisor with Post Properties – a multi-family development company. During his ten years with Post he managed the construction of 18,000 units in nineteen different developments.
In 1992 Carey started his own company, LDK Enterprises, to build single family homes and remodel and build-out custom-designed basements in the Atlanta metro area. Carey was part of the team that developed the Silver Oaks neighborhood in Acworth in 2006. He was responsible for the trim and tile work, built-in components and fireplace construction for each new home whose prices ranged from $800,000 to $1.5 million.
Seth Chandlee and Jim Chandlee met Carey on the Big Sky Buckhead project. Carey was the subcontractor hired for the extensive specialty millwork that was an important part of the restaurant’s rustic design. This project was the beginning of their professional relationship and opened the door to a great opportunity for Carey. The Chandlee team says, “We are so glad you’re on board!”
For the past twenty-five years Carey has lived in Lilburn with his wife, Linda, and several beloved pets. Carey and Linda have two children, Daniel and Katie, and two grandchildren, Eva and James. When it is time to relax Carey spends time with his family at their property on Lake Hartwell in northeast Georgia.