For three decades, Mike Wedgworth has created some of the finest custom homes and residential communities in Birmingham, Alabama. His commitment to outstanding, quality construction is evident in each of the more than 250 homes he's crafted for families here. His reputation has been built the same way as any new Wedgworth home or community: one relationship at a time. That's why so many customers find the Wedgworth Companies through referrals from friends who built or bought a home from Mike. Good news travels fast. This is Mike Wedgworth's hometown, and developing customers as life-long friends is part of his business strategy. Our communities include Overlook Crest, Woodridge, Surrey Oaks, Magnolia Ridge, Thornhill, Ivy Glenn and Wyngate. We've also built custom homes in many prestigious neighborhoods in Mountain Brook, Highland Park and Vestavia, like Countryridge, Countrywood Highlands, Tanglecreek, Buckhead, Abingdon Green and Panorama Cove
This year, 2019, marks a major milestone for company President Mike Wedgworth as he celebrates his fortieth (40th) year in residential homebuilding. Mike started Wedgworth Construction shortly after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Building Science. His attention to detail and efforts to stay involved in every aspect of a Wedgworth home earned him the coveted “Builder of the Year” award from the Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders (GBAHB). Mike is also a Parade of Homes Medalist and has served as president of GBAHB. Currently, he serves on the GBAHB’s Past Presidents Council. In 1987, Mike formed Wedgworth Realty to market his communities. In 2008, Mike was inducted into the GBAHB’s Hall of Fame. Mike is married to the former Alison Harris and has two adult children who both live in Birmingham. Mike and Alison are members of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Mike’s interests, aside from home building, are boating, camping, hiking and studying history.
Project Manager/Marketing Director Patty Leeming joined Wedgworth Construction in 2002 as office manager and was promoted to her current position in 2008. Patty works closely with clients and our decorator on interior and exterior selections. She manages these selections being implemented during the process, working closely with Patrick and Scott to keep jobs on schedule. Patty attended East Tennessee State University and worked in accounting for more than twenty years before joining Wedgworth. Patty has one college-age daughter, and enjoys walking and attending Bible Studies.
Vice President of Operations Patrick Gilbert started his career in construction in 2004 as a trim carpenter while attending Auburn University. Patrick has remained in various fields within construction since that time and has extensive experience with home renovations, new construction and restorations. Patrick works closely with the Project Manager Patty Leeming to design homes, write personalized specifications for each client, calculate homeowner quotes, facilitate purchasing and assist clients with product selection. Patrick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB). He is also the Chair for the 2019 Young Professionals Council with GBAHB. Patrick is married to Brittney Gilbert and they have two very active children. Patrick and Brittney are members of The Church at Brookhills. Patrick’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors.
Office Manager Kelly Fuqua handles our administrative duties and oversees customer and vendor relations, as well as accounts payable and receivable. With more than 19 years’ experience in construction, she works with our accountant to monitor job costs and to ensure our financials are accurate and current. Kelly works diligently to coordinate governmental, insurance and permitting requirements within cities and counties where we build homes. Kelly enjoys going to the lake and the beach, watching Alabama football, listening to live music, being with friends and family and laughing.