Raleigh, NC, July 14, 2021 – RiverWild was announced as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work.
You could almost feel a tangible sense of pride and overwhelming joy in our offices the morning of the announcement. The kitchen was bursting with smiles and chatter as Founder and CEO, Reid Smith, congratulated our team on being men and women worth recognizing. It was a moment of triumphant celebration recognizing not only the award, but just how far our family of brands has come.
“Seven years ago when Jaclyn and I started the company, we did it with a heart of wanting to do it differently. Not really knowing where that would take us or lead us, but just wanting to do it differently for the people we love and the people we work with. Our mission to impact and develop people has been there from day one and is something we’ve been passionate about the whole time.”
This award recognizes companies that received high marks in areas such as team effectiveness, trust with co-workers, manager effectiveness and work engagements. The winners were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. Once nominated, a company had to meet a threshold in employee participation – a percentage that varies based upon the size of the company – to be eligible to be honored. Companies receive this award because their organization
“This is an award for you guys” said Reid at a company celebration. “Y’all are the best part about this place and the best parts of what we get to do every day. I’m proud of our team and want to congratulate you for creating a culture worth recognizing”
RiverWild is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 5, the Clayton Town Council reviewed and unanimously approved the Riverwood Golf Section Two development. The walkable community will consist of 726 residential units (432 single family lots, 74 townhome lots, and 220 apartments) and will include an amenity center and golf course maintenance facility.
This development will provide a variety of housing options that meet the needs of executive and local workforce in accordance with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The 300 acre site includes 81+ acres of open space, providing abundant recreational and lifestyle amenities throughout.
“Having grown up in this community and now raising a family here, it is a true honor to create opportunities for people to call Clayton home. As Johnston County continues to grow, it’s critical that the workforce is supported by housing and lifestyle amenities that help them plant roots and continue to contribute to our thriving community” said Reid Smith, Founder and CEO of RiverWild
“This project will bring dynamic solutions to needs that our community has expressed. We worked hard to develop a plan that would provide a walkable community with a variety of housing options, lot sizes, and desirable amenities” said Dave DeYoung, Director of Development. “This community will offer opportunities for large and small families with various income levels and at different stages in life to call Clayton home.”
“As Johnston County continues to grow, so does the need for workforce housing. With companies like Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Caterpillar and others across the County announcing expansions and new investment, it is critical that all of our towns are able to secure diverse housing options that range from executive style homes to workforce housing” added Chris Johnson, Director of Johnston County Economic Development. “This is something that Johnston County lacked until recently. Residential development is one of Johnston County’s six cylinders of economic development. Communities with diverse amenities and recreational lifestyles that families are seeking across the Triangle region, will position those to meet the growth Johnston County is seeing and will continue to witness.”
“We can’t wait to get started on this project. We’ve been working hard on this development for quite some time, collaborating with the local community and great partners to deliver a product that we believe will make a difference.” – Reid Smith, Founder and CEO of RiverWild
Riverwood Golf Section Two is set to begin construction in late 2021 or early 2022.
The Triangle Business Journal featured Reid and Jaclyn Smith in the October 2020 edition of Executive Voice: The couple behind Johnston County’s explosive home growth
“It’s been a whirlwind,” Reid Smith said. “We’ve definitely not been able to do this without a lot of great people. We’ve learned a lot with them. Clearly the population has changed, but the cultures and the values and the people are still the same – and we fight hard to keep that culture alive and that small-town feel,” he said. “Even though it’s a little more populated, it’s still the same county I grew up in.”
One27 Homes most recent Downtown Clayton project, Academy Pointe, was featured in the TBJ. The piece outlined our planned 133 single-family home, 110 apartment, and 12 townhome project set to be completed in 2021.
“Clayton homebuilder One27Homes has begun work on Academy Pointe, which is set to include 133 single-family homes, 110 apartments and 12 townhomes. The project is situated at 235 E. Wilson Street by Cooper Academy and within walking distance of downtown Clayton.
Construction is currently underway on the single-family portion of the site and has yet to begin on the apartments. Work is complete on the townhomes and residents have already begun moving in. Single family homes will come in a variety of layouts including alley-load house plans and street loading house plans with a single-car garage.
Clayton-based Jaclyn Smith Properties is the realtor on the project and sales have already begun.
In addition to its proximity to downtown Clayton, amenities at Academy Pointe include extensive walking trails in and around the development. The new community comes as developments continue to pop up in Johnston County.”
“We had a really good first quarter. It was record-breaking,” Jaclyn Smith said of her Johnston County company. “I feel like it’ll be in the history books as one of the best ever.
“Covid-19 changed things for us a bit.”
Smith started in the real estate business in 2013 around the same time her husband, Reid, a longtime homebuilder in the area began his company, One27Homes. Soon, she was growing her company, selling homes amid some of the best years the Triangle market has seen.