Traton Homes has tapped Richelle Bell to be the company’s new chief financial officer. The CPA and building industry veteran moves to the company after years with CalAtlantic Homes and Ryland.
“Our privately-held company has just celebrated its 46th anniversary, and we continue to grow,” said Bill Poston, who co-founded Traton Homes with his brother, Milburn Poston, in 1971. “We know the importance of working with the best in the business, and are honored that Richelle shares our long-term vision. She is a vital part of Traton’s next chapter and its ongoing success.”
“This is an exciting time to join Traton Homes,” said Bell. “Just in the next couple of months, we are getting ready to open three new communities in Cobb County, including a new townhome community near Marietta Square.
Traton is respected throughout the Southeast for its well-crafted, well-designed homes, its impeccable business practices, and its long-standing relationships with suppliers and homebuyers alike, and I am proud to be part of the Traton team.”
Bell received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University, where she was also a member of the university’s golf team. She most recently served as VP of Finance for CalAtlantic - Atlanta Division. Prior to that, she worked with Ryland Homes and Arthur Anderson, both in Orlando.
She served as board treasurer of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association from 2011-2013.
Traton Homes is building in Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton and South Forsyth counties.
Reported by Company press release (June 7, 2017)