Hamlet Homes - Utah Builder Unveils Mural, New HQ in Murray, UT

Original article by: Builder Online

A gray cinderblock wall becomes a canvas.

Utah's Hamlet Homes on Friday unveiled a community mural wall at the grand opening of Granton Square and the new Hamlet Homes headquarters in Murray, Utah.

Hand-out The #bigfishwall is Utah's largest mural. Dedicated 11/1/19, it is some 50 feet longer than a 747 Jet and as large as 10 interstate billboards. The BigFish Wall spans some 300 feet and is 22.6 feet high totaling roughly 7000 square feet! The mural is located in the Hamlet Homes Granton Square development @ 84 West 4800 South in Murray, Utah.

"Moving our headquarters to a modern building marks a new day for Hamlet Homes," said Barry Gittleman, president/COO and owner of Hamlet Homes. "We knew we needed to celebrate our new ownership with a splash, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to do that in collaboration with Murray City. We know great things are on the horizon for Hamlet Homes!"

Many years ago, on this same property stood what locals refer to as "The Fish Food Factory." An iconic Murray landmark, The Fish Factory was demolished following a fire in 2015. To keep the local history intact, muralist David Habben, of HABBENINK, used this historical inspiration for his amazing artistic details in the Granton Square Mural. Thanks to supply donations from RMC Painting and PPG Paints, the mural — a 286' wide and 20' tall masterpiece — is soon to be an icon itself for the Murray community.

"When we began developing Granton Square, we faced the challenge of making a big, solid gray cinder block wall enhance the community aesthetic," says Tami Ostmark, Vice President of Marketing for Hamlet Homes. "We got creative, pulled the community together, and now, the Granton Square Mural Wall is one of the biggest community projects we have accomplished. It will leave a long-standing legacy for Hamlet Homes."

Granton Square is Hamlet Homes' newest townhome community — the fourth of five communities Hamlet opened in 2019 alone. The neighborhood boasts 61 three-bedroom townhomes in a central Murray location. Homes feature large open floor plans, spacious two-car garages, and highly coveted rooftop deck options highlighted by astounding views of both the mountains and city.

"We are very pleased to have Granton Square, another quality Hamlet Homes development, here in Murray City," said Murray City Mayor, Blair Camp. "This new community will provide homes for individuals and families who want to be a part of the Murray community in this convenient location. In addition, Hamlet's new corporate headquarters is a magnificent addition to this previously underutilized property."

Sharing the spotlight for the grand opening is the new headquarters of Hamlet Homes. The move launches a fresh beginning for Hamlet Homes' new owners, including Gittleman; Jon Southern, vice president of construction; Phil Mosher, vice president of sales; and Elliot Jenkins, vice president and CFO. The group purchased the company in 2017 and have been refining what it looks like ever since. Hamlet Homes will celebrate the opening of five new communities of townhomes and single-family homes in 2019 alone.

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