Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, and the additional “gift” of services. Carl and I want to express how much we appreciate the way you were so patient during a very difficult process. I still find it hard to believe my kitchen was completed within two weeks.

Larry was excellent to work with and kept a sharp eye out during the construction process. We appreciated both of you in your responsiveness, and concern for our home while the construction was underway.

We are extremely pleased with the end result, and your being so efficient in arranging for everything in a timely fashion. Please feel free to use us a referral source.


Marsha Sell, CRS
# 1 Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Buckhead Brokers/Atlanta


Before working with Tom Eldridge of Panama Properties, we had checked out his spec and custom homes for about 10 years. We were always pleased with the quality of work we saw.

When deciding to build in 1996, we knew we wanted Tom to build our home. However, we did check out the other builders in the area. In addition to high quality, we felt that Tom’s homes were among the most creative and artistic.

Tom has excellent taste and enjoys making his homes unique. He would tell us which of our ideas could work and which ones could not. He did everything possible to please us and spend countless hours with us making sure everything was done the right way and to our satisfaction. He told us that “nothing makes him happier than pleasing his home buyers,” and we believe him.

We also enjoyed Tom’s personality and good humor. We love our home and could not have gotten the home we love without Tom’s expertise.

June & Bill Sweeney


Building a house with Panama Properties was a pleasure. People warned us that building was a nightmarish experience; that once completed; we would never to build again. That was definitely not the case with Tom Eldridge and Panama Properties.

From choosing a lot and designing a floor plan, to punch out list and walk through one year after moving in, Tom was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive to our questions and concerns. On many occasions Tom went far beyond what was technically necessary to ensure that we were satisfied with the services and products for our new home. His subcontractors and suppliers were easy to work with as well. Due to the long-term relationships Panama Properties has maintained, we received first class treatment throughout the selection process. We are celebrating our third anniversary in this house, and are as happy with it today as when we first moved in.

David & Diane Yelich


Boy, how times flies. It has been two years since we moved in (seems like it was just yesterday) and it reminds me that I have been remiss in thanking you, once again, for this great house. We have truly enjoyed being here.

After the super house you built for us in Edgemere I knew this too would be just as good. But, it’s even better. I would say let’s do it again but, we plan to enjoy this one for a long time.

Tom, the quality of both houses is exactly what you said it would be…excellent. Certainly, that had much to do with why I asked you to build us another. However, I don’t think I have ever told you the most important reason. It was because you never hesitated to be there when we needed you during the five years we were in Edgemere. And, that attitude is probably why you have been so successful.

We are doing well. I hope you are. If you are ever out this way please stop in.

Again Tom, many thanks,

Rob Robinson


We are proud owners of a Panama Properties home. We have been in our home for over two years and have come to really appreciate the quality.

Perhaps the most important, and rewarding, part of our building experience was the services package provided by Panama Properties. An architect was provided early on to modify our plans to enhance our view of Kennesaw Mountain. This included increasing the basement wall height, improving the view by building in several transom windows, and brining special focus on the 17-foot windows in our family room which face the mountain. Also, an interior decorator was provided to assist us with our color selections, tile choices, etc.

We highly recommend Tom Eldridge and Panama Properties for the design and building of your quality home.

Gene & Dianne Estensen