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Our story, the blueprint.

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders in 2003 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 handcrafted 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 three-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 300 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 2003 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 a past President of the Home Builders 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 Vice President
Susan Vice President

Susan Peace-Vernon is Vice President of our company and also serves as the Selections Specialist. 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 clients’ daily link to suppliers and specialty contractors in the field to ensure a smooth home building process. Susan previously served as the President of the Greenville Home Builders Association, she is an active board member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program and recently celebrated her 12-year anniversary with Dillard-Jones. 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 Operations, Sales & Marketing
Jessica VP of Operations, Sales & Marketing

Jessica Smith is the Vice President of Operations, Sales & Marketing 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 team for The Cottage Group, a division of Dillard-Jones Builders. Jessica and her husband have two young children, Jossi & Judah and they love spending time outside camping, eating s’mores and chasing fireflies.

Build Team

Skip Senior VP of Construction
Skip Senior VP of Construction

Skip joins Dillard-Jones Builders as Senior Vice President of Construction 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
Bob VP of Construction

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.

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!

Rod Senior Project Manager
Rod Senior Project Manager

Rod Rucker joins the team as a Senior Project Manager with 17 years of experience building custom luxury homes. Rod brings a wealth of experience and well-rounded knowledge of the home building industry. As Senior Project Manager, he coordinates with various members of the Dillard-Jones team throughout the production of clients’ homes and helps guide homeowners through the building process.  Rod was raised in the south and enjoys all things outdoors. His current favorite things to do with the family are mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fly fishing.

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.

Design & Interiors Team

Jon Director of Design, Dillard-Jones
Jon Director of Design, Dillard-Jones

Jon Warrington serves as the Director of Design Services for Dillard-Jones Builders and works with the design of all our homes, including homes built by our partner, Tribus Design Studio. He has designed numerous homes built in The Reserve at Lake Keowee and The Cliffs Communities. With 15 years of experience in the building industry, Jon enjoys making client dreams a reality. On the weekends you will find Jon spending time with his wife and 3 children. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys fly fishing.

Jeff Principal Architect, Tribus
Jeff Principal Architect, Tribus

Jeff Dishner is an award-winning, registered architect with 27 years of varied experience in the design and construction industry.  Jeff is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned his undergraduate degree in design and a Master’s Degree in Architecture. The son of a builder, Jeff grew up on job sites, developing a deep respect for the craft of building and a passion for quality design.

Jeff is a native of Greenville and active in the triathlon and cycling community.  He enjoys spending time with his three children hiking, kayaking, and camping.

Kevin Designer, Dillard-Jones
Kevin Designer, Dillard-Jones

Kevin Sellers serves the Dillard-Jones Builders Design Services as a Designer.  He brings more than twelve years’ experience in the Architectural industry, where he managed projects in both commercial and residential.  In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, serving in his church, gardening and playing fantasy football.

Chase Designer, Tribus
Chase Designer, Tribus

Chase Robinson is a Clemson University graduate and serves Dillard-Jones Builders as a Residential Draftsman. Chase has experience in both the Upstate and Lowcountry in high-end residential and non-profit industries. When he isn’t working at Dillard-Jones, Chase enjoys spending time with his fiancé and being outdoors and doing anything fitness related. In his free time, he also works on small building projects and graphic design work for non-profits and churches.

Susan Principal Interior Designer, Tribus
Susan Principal Interior Designer, Tribus

When Susan is not spending time with her family, or at the lake, you can find her in our office, diligently supporting client relationships. She is a professionally trained interior designer who was raised in a home-building family, so she understands the critical relationship between architecture, space planning, and interior design. As Principal Designer at Tribus Design Studio, Susan uses her vast experience and knowledge to continually surpass our clients’ expectations.

Kerry Senior Interior Designer, Tribus
Kerry Senior Interior Designer, Tribus

A South Carolina native, Kerry was called to Atlanta, Georgia after college where he founded his own full service interior design firm, KMH Interiors.  He has been published in over 12 national/international publications throughout his career and has participated in over five show homes in the Southeast. Thankfully, Kerry found his way back home to South Carolina and onto the Tribus Design Studio team as our Senior Interior Designer.

Madison Interior Designer, Tribus
Madison Interior Designer, Tribus

Madison joined Tribus Design Studio as an Interior Designer and holds over four years of interior design experience. She is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and previously worked in the commercial real estate industry designing interiors for hotels. In her spare time, Madison enjoys going on long hikes with her dog, Winston, and finding her next DIY project.

Office Team

Dillard-Jones Services

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.

Where do you build?
What are the benefits of using a design-build company?
How does your firm help us make finish decisions during the build?
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How do we finance a custom home with you?
What price point do you typically build?
What are the different types of building contracts you use?
Will you build on my property if it’s not in a neighborhood?
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What is your after move in program like?