David A Brown
David Brown has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. He founded more than a dozen companies, created product lines and obtained patents. Among other accomplishments in business, he created the Flurry Dessert product and patented the mixing spoon which is now promoted as the McDonald's McFlurry .
Several of his product creations were sold nationally as well as internationally. In 2004 he consulted with Starbuck’s Coffee at their Seattle headquarters.
He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1994 with his wife Cathy and four children. Three years after arriving on Hilton Head, Brown was asked to form a Commercial Real Estate Company to represent the Sea Pines Company. He successfully developed the company and sold numerous commercial properties and businesses in and around Hilton Head.
A partial list of sales and/or leases of properties include the Sea Pines Center, several Wendy’s locations, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Jim N Nicks Restaurant and Plaza in Bluffton, Zaxby’s, Builders First Source, Hilton Head Airport storage complex, Abbey Glen Communities, retail and commercial buildings in Wexford village (home of Robert Irvine's EAT restaurant), Lazy Boy Furniture, Be Green Packaging, Bressler’s Ice Cream, Executive Park Office Center (former SunTrust office building), Odyssey Health Club, Hilton Head Medical Plaza building, the Haven Homes manufacturing plant in Ridgeland, and negotiated the sale of many independently owned businesses. He founded Southern Lifestyle Real Estate in 2002 to add Residential Real Estate sales to the commercial company and merged that into Southern Lifestyle Properties of SC, LLC with partner Robert Denckhoff.
In 2004 Brown and Partner Bob Denckhoff founded Abbey Glen Communities. They built this 56-home community with a Clubhouse and other amenities.
Born in Erie, PA
Attended Gannon University where I studied pre-med and Cedarville University in Ohio majoring in Business Administration.
I was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army. While doing a tour in Viet Nam I was decorated with the Bronze Star and Viet Nam Service Medal serving as a Medic.
Currently serving as an Elder at Hilton Head Presbyterian church where I also serve on the Governing Commission board and heading up the Renovation Committee. Prior to being an Elder, I was the chairman of the Deacon's board.
Served on several boards during his business career and was a member of the Lion’s Club and Rotary Club.
Always active in sports I still enjoy water skiing, snow skiing, jogging and tennis.