Funeral Home to Expand with New Location in Columbia County

November 17, 2015

Gary Kauffman

Funeral Home | Sherman and Hemstreet

Sherman and Hemstreet recently completed a $970,000 transaction for their Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Home to purchase 16.7 acres on the corner of William Few Parkway and Columbia Road.

“Our plan is build a funeral home at some point in the future,” said Buzz Poteet, owner of Thomas Poteet and Son.  “We are currently located on Davis Road in Richmond County and felt strongly that we needed to make preparations for a second location in Columbia County.”

Poteet also noted that Columbia County was an easy choice, given the amount of expansion and growth it is seeing.

“Securing the land and gaining S-1 commercial zoning were the first items to do in regard to the expansion and those are now complete, thanks to (Sherman & Hemstreet representative) Matt Aitken and the county.  We will see what the future may bring.”

The sale was a win for the seller of the property as well.  When asked about the transaction, Bobby Smith, lead pastor of Journey Community Church said, “The sale of this property moves us one step closer to the expansion of our campus on Hardy McManus Road.”

Sherman and Hemstreet is one of Augusta’s oldest companies founded in 1924. They are the area’s leading real estate firm for commercial and residential sales and leasing. In addition to sales and leasing they have one of the largest property management portfolios in the southeast, consisting of more than 3,000 units and over 3 million square feet of space.