Hannah-Bartoletta Homes is going out of business after building luxury houses for 23 years in the Tampa Bay area. Mike Bartoletta and Charley Hannah formed the company in 1988. The duo blamed the closing on the poor economy and low demand for new homes. "They gave it a good fight," said spokesman John Heagney. "They had hoped to work through it."
The firm generated closings of nearly $66 million in 2007 and sold its houses, including the homesite, for an average price of $990,000. The company built hundreds of houses throughout Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Bartoletta and Hannah earned top honors from the Tampa Bay Builders Association and served as the group's president. Hannah also played in the National Football League from 1977 to 1988 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Raiders.