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Our story, the blueprint.

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders in 2004 after a successful career as a Mechanical Engineer in sales and management of complex projects for large corporations. His foundation of business acumen, process centered approach, customer service, and eye for detail quickly established him as an award-winning custom home builder and preferred builder in many upscale communities. Dillard-Jones, a design build firm, has been recognized with several notable honors for quality and integrity including: the Southern Living Builder Member of the Year, the “Best of” Awards, the BBB Business of Integrity Award, the Pinnacle Award, the Merit Award, the Bridge Awards, and the Southern Living Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Leadership.

More important than the awards is our great community of owners that love to share their building experiences with our new clients. As a turn-key team including residential architects, interior designers, and builders; Dillard-Jones offers a better experience while setting themselves apart with a holistic approach to designing and building hand crafted homes. Not only does this approach solve a frequent dilemma for homeowners selecting designer, builder and interior designer separately but it can also reduce costs, change orders and make the custom home building process more seamless. Dillard-Jones makes your dream a reality with our two-hundred years of combined residential building experience from our convenient offices located at Asheville-NC, Greenville-SC, and Lake Keowee-SC.

An Award Winning Design - Build Firm

OUR TEAM, THE FOUNDATION.

Our combined team of residential architects, interior designers and builders offers over 200 years of real world experience in all phases of design, interior design and construction which provides our foundation for building beyond our client expectations. Since we are able to approach each project with a holistic mindset to the way that design and interior design interface with the build, the process is seamless from concept through completion.

Leadership Team

Tom Dillard President
Tom Dillard President

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders in 2004 after a successful career working with larger national and international firms. A Clemson University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tom brought over 20 years of construction, project management and sales experience to Dillard-Jones Builders.

He quickly established the company as an award-winning builder because of his focus on integrity, building relationships and providing personal service and value to each of his clients. As the past President of the Home Builder’s Association and past Chairman of the Upstate Better Business Bureau, Tom leads the firm with not just a commitment to the company but also to the community.

Tom has a passion for building; building relationships, companies, and dream homes. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his family on the lake. He’s an avid hunter, loves working out and salt water fishing.

Susan Executive Vice President
Susan Executive Vice President

Susan Peace-Vernon serves as the Executive Vice President and Selections Specialist of Dillard-Jones Builders. She received a BA in Interior Design from Anderson University.

She is a professionally trained interior designer who hails from a home-building family, she understands the critical relationship between construction design, space planning, and interior design. Susan serves as the client’s daily link to suppliers and specialty contractors in the field to ensure a smooth homebuilding process. Susan was past President of the Greenville Home Builders Association in 2015 and now serves on the board of the Better Business Bureau and the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. She recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Dillard-Jones Builders. In her moments of spare time Susan enjoys reading and cooking. During the summer you will find her at the lake with her two sons and family then in the winter she’s found at the gym cheering on her youngest son playing basketball.

Jessica VP of Sales, Marketing and Operations
Jessica VP of Sales, Marketing and Operations

Jessica Smith is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations for Dillard-Jones Builders. Jessica has worked in the custom home industry since 2007. She started working for Dillard-Jones Builders in 2008 and has worked in various positions from Office Manager to Sales. Currently, Jessica is responsible for building relationships with our clients and walking them through the design process. She oversees the sales teams for The Cottage Group and Conservus Realty. Jessica and her husband have two young children, Jossi & Judah and they love spending time outside camping, eating s’mores and chasing fireflies.

Skip Senior VP of Construction - Mountain Region
Skip Senior VP of Construction - Mountain Region

Skip joins Dillard-Jones Builders as Senior Vice President of Construction, Mountain Region with an 18 year career in custom home building.  Licensed for residential and commercial building, he concentrates on custom luxury homes.  Skip joined Dillard-Jones in 2016 to help with the relaunch of Dillard-Jones in the Asheville market.  He is a past President of the Asheville Home Builders Association and a North Carolina Building Institute Accredited Master Builder. When he is not working, his hobbies include ATV and motorcycle riding and skydiving.  Skip also volunteers at a local Veterans homeless shelter.

Bob VP of Construction - Upstate Region
Bob VP of Construction - Upstate Region

Bob Laudisio is the Vice President of Construction – Upstate Region. He started working for Dillard-Jones Builders in 2014 and brought with him a wealth of experience. With years of hands on experience from framing to roof installation and remodel work, Bob has worked as a project manager for the past 15 years. He has managed multiple projects in The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Bob has also served in the United States Army Reserve. He currently manages our Greenville and Asheville projects. When he is not working he enjoys camping, hiking, hunting and spending time with his two daughters and wife.

Design Team

Build Team

Andy Director of Special Projects
Andy Director of Special Projects

Andy Dickerson is the Director of Special Projects for Dillard-Jones Builders. He has over 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry. From designing a home to building it- Andy can do it all. In the last 15 years, he has managed over 35 projects in The Cliffs Communities. He currently manages projects in our Lake and Mountain Regions. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family at USC football and baseball games.

Julie Senior Project Manager
Julie Senior Project Manager

Julie comes to Dillard-Jones Builders with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Masters of Architecture degree. In her role as senior project manager, Eldridge oversees the day-to-day activities of subcontractors and vendors in the mountain region. She coordinates with various members of the Dillard-Jones team throughout the production of the home and helps guide homeowners through the building process. In her free time, Julie loves to do anything and everything outdoors—hiking, biking, camping, cookouts and more!

Michael Project Manager
Michael Project Manager

Michael started working for Dillard-Jones Builders in 2015 as a Project Manager.  Michael has over 18 years’ experience in residential building.  He previously owned his own company, Travelstead Construction.  For the past 10 years, Michael’s concentration has been in the Lake Keowee region where he has built over 20 homes.   He served in the Marine Corps Reserves for 12 years.  When he isn’t working on job sites he enjoys golfing, kayaking, backpacking, hunting, and fly-fishing.

Hunter Warranty and Service Manager
Hunter Warranty and Service Manager

Hunter serves our team as the Warranty and Service Manager for Dillard-Jones Services. His background in business management and working for his family business makes him a great fit for heading up this division of Dillard-Jones. In his spare time he is an avid body builder/personal trainer and enjoys fishing and hiking.

Jonathan Superintendent
Jonathan Superintendent

Jonathan joins Dillard-Jones Builders as a Superintendent. After building his first house for his family, he continued to build custom homes for the next 10 years. Jonathan has extensive experience and knowledge in both residential masonry and custom home building. As a Superintendent, Jonathan assists the Director of Special Projects managing construction schedules, building inspections and ensuring efficiency during home construction. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys golfing, and watching his children and grandchildren grow.

Josh Superintendent
Josh Superintendent

As a Superintendent for Dillard-Jones, Josh works with trades to ensure quality and efficiency during home construction, while also working with the clients during the end of construction to ensure a smooth transition. He brings over 18 years of experience in the construction industry and has extensive knowledge in residential home building. Josh enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three daughters, going hunting and fishing and cheering on the Clemson Tigers in Death Valley.

Garrett Superintendent
Garrett Superintendent

Garrett started with Dillard-Jones Builders as an intern in 2016 and has grown with the company now serving as a superintendent. A recent graduate of Clemson University, Garrett holds a degree in Construction Science and Management. As superintendent, Garrett works with trades to ensure quality of efficiency during home construction, while managing construction schedules and building inspections. In his free time, Garrett enjoys spending his time outdoors and on the lake.

James Assistant Superintendent
James Assistant Superintendent

James Dillard is Tom’s youngest son and works as Assistant Superintendent.  James has worked for Dillard-Jones for 4 years, but has been exposed to the construction industry since he was 10 years old. He enjoys hunting and camping in his free time. This fall, he will be a freshman at Lander University and plans to study Business Management.

Hayes Assistant Superintendent
Hayes Assistant Superintendent

Hayes Vernon is Susan’s oldest son and works as Assistant Superintendent.  Hayes has worked for Dillard-Jones for 4 years, but has been exposed to the construction industry his whole life. He loves hunting, fishing and spending time with his girlfriend. He will be attending Clemson University this fall as a freshman and is majoring in Engineering.

 

 

 

Office Team

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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After building almost 200 homes in the Upstate of South Carolina, in all 7 Cliffs Communities, and in Western North Carolina, We have
found that these are some of the questions people have when beginning the design-build process.

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