From Navy Submariner to Becoming a Home Builder with Barry Gittleman, USNA ‘89

Oct 25, 2019 | USNA

Barry Gittleman is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, retired submarine service Commander, and a 2003 graduate of Harvard Business School. After a few years doing strategic consulting with Boston Consulting Group, Barry got into the home building industry just as the Great Recession was beginning. Ten years later, Barry moved from Atlanta to Salt Lake City for the opportunity to become an owner of Hamlet Homes, a private company with a founder seeking a succession plan.

At Hamlet Homes, Barry and his team are committed to providing home buyers with quality homes in attractively designed neighborhoods in Northern Utah. Hamlet Homes will celebrate its 25th year in 2020, and has built over 3,600 homes in 62 neighborhoods. Hamlet Homes recently was named the Salt Lake Chamber’s Veteran Owned Business of the Year for 2019, won Best of State 2019 for Real Estate Development, Best of the West for both Real Estate Services and Architecture and recently was acknowledged on Professional Builder’s Housing Giants list for 2019.

In this episode, Barry and I discuss:

  • His path to becoming an owner of a successful home building business
  • Short- and long-term goals for Hamlet Homes and the help they need from the Service Academy community
  • The most important skills he learned in the Navy that has helped him as a business owner

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Special thanks to Barry for joining me this week.  Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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