In an owner-focused charrette, our design interiors and build teams formalize ideas into a designable format.
Building kick-off meeting: final plan, specifications and construction release approved, meet your build team.
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Your Dillard-Jones home plan is completely customizable so we invite you to explore a few of the plans we've executed and let your imagination take flight.
At Dillard-Jones Builders, we combine a custom design process with superior materials to create a true custom home for each client. While the uniqueness allows every client to live in a home created just for them – we use “High Performance Home” building standards in every home as a base level of performance. These base standards are implemented to maximize our client’s enjoyment of their home while minimizing their ongoing ownership costs. We have the experience to do much more than the “High Performance Home” standard but will not build any homes that do not meet our base requirements. As a Certified Green Professional, we do offer Energy Star® certified homes, foam envelopes, geothermal systems, solar, and even new homes built to standards of the American Lung Association’s Healthy Home program.
Design impacts every home’s performance in many ways. Our design process considers the best materials for each situation, the solar orientation, the wind loading, the windows (size, number, and type), the site, etc.
Silent floor systems, acoustic insulation to insure that private home areas are separated from the more public home areas, screwed down sub-floors, and quieter plumbing systems are just a few of the features that make a Dillard-Jones Builders custom home more livable.
All Dillard-Jones homes feature high-performance systems like “T” corners, “I” or open web joists, silent floor systems, insulated headers, and structural design to minimize flex. A key design element is to provide the strength needed without over building since wood is not a good insulator. We have a structural engineer review each home before building.
Air quality is a standard house can be up to four times (4x) more polluted that the air directly outside the same house. Through proper air sealing, insulation, and HVAC design – our homes deliver clean air into the home through the air handled instead of depending on leaks to provide make-up air.
All our homes are pre-wired for security and technology systems. We can also design and install a variety of wired and wireless technologies for safety, comfort, and home entertainment. These tailored packages are easy to use from a phone, computer, or iPad and can include: remote video monitoring, electronic locking, irrigation control, water flow monitoring, thermostat control, and lighting control.
Dillard-Jones Builders uses exterior materials and systems that minimize required maintenance. Materials such S&W exterior paint with up to lifetime warranties, natural stone, integrated color stucco, painted brick, IPE, and James Hardie products are commonly used to provide for a virtually maintenance-free exterior. Other low maintenance systems used include gutter toppers, proper drainage control, clad windows, clad doors, low maintenance outdoor features, and roofing that exceeds 40 year lifespans, etc.
We believe in being good stewards and build all our homes with as little impact as possible. From the erosion control measures that minimize runoff to reducing waste every Dillard-Jones home is built with minimal impact in mind. Since the construction process generates a lot of waste – all our dumpsters are post site sorted and reusable materials are re-tasked for future use again.
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.
We build in different communities and private land throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. While we are based in Greenville, SC; we have offices at Lake Keowee and Asheville, NC to better serve our clients.
Design-Build offers a better way to create your home with one team handling all aspects from concept, to design, building, selections, and after move in.
Single Source Responsibility:
With both design, construction, and interior design in the hands of a single team; the design-builder is responsible for the total outcome of your home. With design-build, the owner is able to focus on their needs rather than coordination between designer, builder, and interior designers.
The singularized responsibility inherent in design-build serves as a motivation for the team to deliver quality in a timely manner and implement with efficient performance.
Cost and Time Savings:
Design and construction personnel, working and communicating as a team, evaluate alternative materials and methods effectively and accurately. Value engineering and construct-ability are utilized continuously and more effectively when the designers, interior designers, and builders work as a team during the entire design process.
Reduced Administrative Burden:
During design and construction, the owner is not required to invest time and money in coordinating or arbitrating between separate professional firms, but rather is able to focus on timely decision making.
Early Knowledge of Construction Costs:
Construction costs are known far earlier than in other delivery systems. The entity responsible for design is simultaneously estimating construction costs and can accurately conceptualize the completed project.
Improved Risk Management:
Performance aspects of cost, schedule and quality are clearly defined and responsibilities/risks are appropriately balanced (individual risks are managed by the party best positioned to manage that risk). Change orders due to “errors and omissions” are virtually eliminated, because the design-builder had responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as well as constructing a fully-functioning facility.
Our full-time interior designer is involved in every step of the building process to ensure that your home fits your lifestyle. Through this process, she becomes familiar with your tastes, vision, and budget. With the combined knowledge of the plans and your tastes, she is able to guide you with making the right choices for your home.
We are turn-key. Our goal is to make the creation of your home enjoyable while achieving superior quality in all aspects of design, construction, and after move in.
We have great relationships with a variety of lenders. Once we know more about your needs we will help facilitate introduction to the best lenders for your home. Projects are typically paid for with draws for work already completed on your home and the lender inspects the house prior to issuing funding.
We build homes of various sizes, locations, materials, styles, and finish levels. All of our homes meet the highest quality standards.
We use lump sum contracts for our projects for homes under $2MM. This type of contract places the construction risk on the design-builder and reduces administrative cost and time for the owner.
Yes, we will build anywhere in the Upstate of SC or Western NC.
High performance homes is our baseline for building.
The five elements of High-Performance Homes:
• Quieter interior living spaces from better building methods
• Stronger construction
• Healthier air
• Safer living that's better through design, engineering, and technology
• More enjoyable with lower maintenance
We take the warranty and after move in care of our clients seriously. We employ a team of professionals to make sure that your home operates and performs as intended. Once the industry leading 2-year warranty period is complete, we extend our client relationships with a life-long commitment including maintenance and a Home Watch services.