Ed Brown is a 30 year purchasing professional in residential homebuilding. After studying Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech, he embarked on a career with Ford Motor Co, but soon discovered that construction was his real passion. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he has worked as a national purchasing negotiator for builders such as John Wieland Homes, Richmond American Homes, and KB Homes. He is currently the VP of Construction and Purchasing for Arthur Rutenberg Homes, where he has spent the past 12 years working with franchise builders across the southeast and recently into the north central US. He and his wife Susan have enjoyed 34 years of marriage and they currently live in Tarpon Springs, FL.