HOUSTON – Surge Homes, a Houston-based residential real estate developer and builder, has opened Upper Richton, a gated community in the Inner Loop of Houston.
Located on the southwest corner of Richton Street and Morningside Drive in the Upper Kirby District, Upper Richton is an $8.2 million, 13-home community made up of nine single-family homes and four attached townhouses. Eight of the 13 dwellings were sold during a private launch.
Only one townhome and five single-family homes were available when the public sale period began on Monday, March 7. The prices range from $573,000 to $671,000.
Three floor plans are available, with 1,959; 2,273 and 2,352 square feet, respectively. Each floor plan has three bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms.
Surge Homes, which has been developing several residential projects in the Inner Loop of Houston, is owned by Louis Conrad and Ben Lemieux, two partners, each with more than 25 years of experience in real estate development, management and consulting.
Although Surge Homes is a newly created entity, the company’s roots go back to 1989 when Serge Lemieux, Ben’s father, bought his first multifamily property in Houston. The company today owns and manages 2,500 apartment homes in Houston and Florida, and Ben Lemieux is president of LSR Communities, a North American real estate company with 100 employees.
Conrad, who started his real estate career in Houston in 2000, helped create more than 60 residential communities in the US and Canada as a consultant or developer/partner.