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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, Greenville,, and Lake Keowee.

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.

Jonsie Chief Officer of Happiness
Jonsie Chief Officer of Happiness

Jonsie Dillard is Dillard-Jones Builders’ Chief Officer of Happiness. Adopted in 2012, Jonsie lives with the Dillard family and loves coming to our downtown Greenville office everyday. She enjoys hanging out with our team and meeting clients. Jonsie keeps everyone on their toes and puts a smile on their face.

Dilli Director of Happiness
Dilli Director of Happiness

Dilli Dillard is Dillard-Jones Builders’ Director of Happiness. Rescued in 2017, Dilli lives with the Dillard family and loves coming to our downtown Greenville office every day. She enjoys greeting team members and clients at the top of the stairs every morning and stealing donuts off the conference tables.

Leadership Team

Tom Dillard President
Tom Dillard President

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC  in 2003 and then Tribus Design Studio in 2017. A Clemson University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tom brings over 25 years of construction, management, business leadership, and community involvement to Dillard-Jones Builders.

Susan Vice President
Susan Vice President

Susan Peace-Vernon, ASID,  is a professionally trained interior designer who hails from a home-building family. In her role at DJB, Susan serves as your daily link to finish suppliers to ensure a smooth selection process while building.  For many of our clients, Susan is also the link to the dwell services provided by Tribus Design Studio during and after construction. 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 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, Operations, and customer outreach. Currently, Jessica is responsible for building relationships with our clients while walking them through the design process. Jessica and her husband have two young children, Jossi & Judah and they love spending time outside camping, eating s’mores and chasing fireflies.

Jon Vice President of Design
Jon Vice President of Design

Jon Warrington leads the DJB design team from his experience built from many years of experience in luxury homes with numerous firms focused on mountain and lake homes.   Jon has designed numerous homes built in The Reserve at Lake Keowee, The Ramble,  and all The Cliffs Communities. With over 15 years of experience in the building industry, design, and 3-D modeling Jon seeing the finished home as much as the client. On the weekends you will find Jon spending time with his wife and 3 children. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys fly fishing.

Build Team

Andy Regional Vice President
Andy Regional Vice President

Andy Dickerson is the Regional Vice President 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.

Ron Senior Project Manager
Ron Senior Project Manager
Josh Project Manager - Asheville Region
Josh Project Manager - Asheville Region

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 Project Manager
Garrett Project Manager

Garrett started with Dillard-Jones Builders as an intern in 2016 and has grown with the company now serving as a Project Manager. A recent graduate of Clemson University, Garrett holds a degree in Construction Science and Management. As Project Manager, Garrett works with trades to ensure a 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.

Matt Project Manager
Matt Project Manager

Matt is Tom’s oldest son and works as a Project Manager for Dillard-Jones, managing construction schedules and building inspections. Matt recently graduated from the Citadel in 2016 with a degree in business and worked throughout college during the summers at Dillard-Jones. He loves hunting and spending time with his black lab pup, Kimber.

Design & Interiors Team

Jon Vice President of Design
Jon Vice President of Design

Jon Warrington leads the DJB design team from his experience built from many years of experience in luxury homes with numerous firms focused on mountain and lake homes.   Jon has designed numerous homes built in The Reserve at Lake Keowee, The Ramble,  and all The Cliffs Communities. With over 15 years of experience in the building industry, design, and 3-D modeling Jon seeing the finished home as much as the client. 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 Architecture
Jeff Principal Architect, Tribus Architecture

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 Architecture
Chase Designer, Tribus Architecture

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.

 

To learn more about Tribus Design Studio click here.

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.

 

To learn more about Tribus Architecture click here.

Office Team

Nichole Director of Finance
Nichole Director of Finance

Nichole initially joined the Dillard-Jones team in summer of 2017 as interim controller and was hired in the fall of 2017 as Director of Finance. As Director of Finance, Nichole is responsible for managing all budgets, billing and financial procedures here at Dillard-Jones. Previously, she worked as a Senior Accountant and has provided financial consulting to a variety of industries. When not in the office, Nichole enjoys doing arts and crafts, playing the piano, and baking.

Rachel Accounting Manager
Rachel Accounting Manager

As Accounting Manager at Dillard-Jones, Rachel assists with all accounting related functions, ranging from AP to payroll. She holds over 17 years of experience as an accounting specialist and has a degree in accounting from Greenville Tech. In her free time, Rachel enjoys watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandson.

Lyra Construction Concierge
Lyra Construction Concierge

Lyra serves Dillard-Jones as Construction Concierge and has worked in the construction industry for over three years. She comes from a construction family where both parents work in the industry. As Construction Concierge, Lyra works closely with our Vice President helping to provide and manage selections for clients’ homes throughout the building process. In her spare time, she enjoys cross stitch, reading Harry Potter and traveling around the Carolinas to enjoy the weather that is the opposite of New England!

Aimee Construction Operations Manager
Aimee Construction Operations Manager

Aimee came to work for Dillard-Jones in the Fall of 2015. Having worked over 12 years for Upstate builders, she brought with her a wealth of construction administration experience. As construction operations manager, Aimee operates as a liaison between the office, design and build teams at Dillard-Jones. When Aimee’s not at work, she is busy spending time with her children. When she catches a minute to herself, she loves to go for a run.

Kinsley Director of Marketing
Kinsley Director of Marketing

Kinsley serves Dillard-Jones as Director of Marketing and has worked in the marketing industry for five years. As Director of Marketing, Kinsley works closely with our Vice President to manage all traditional and digital marketing and sales efforts. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time downtown, walking her dog and trying new restaurants.

 

Anna Media Coordinator
Anna Media Coordinator

As Media Coordinator, Anna handles any graphic design need, social media management, blog posts and assists with marketing campaigns. With a degree in Visual Communications from the University of South Carolina, she has experience in photography, graphic design and copywriting. In her free she likes Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. She’s not much into health food, she is into champagne.

Vaughan Intern
Vaughan Intern

Vaughan is currently a student at Clemson University. As the Dillard-Jones intern, Vaughan assists the entire team with a smile on her face!

Dillard-Jones Services

Hunter Manager
Hunter 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.

Hayes Service Coordinator
Hayes Service Coordinator

Hayes Vernon is Susan’s oldest son and works as the Service Coordinator for Dillard-Jones in its Renovations + Services division.  Hayes has worked for Dillard-Jones for 5 years but has been exposed to the construction industry his whole life. He loves hunting, fishing and spending time with his girlfriend.

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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After building 230 luxury homes using our LEGACY QUALITY CUSTOM HOME PROGRAM™ in the Upstate of South Carolina, in all seven 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.

What makes Dillard-Jones Builders different than other Builders?
What experience does Dillard-Jones have?
What are the benefits of using a Design-Build + Interiors firm and is there any downside to an all-inclusive builder?
Where does DJB build and how are jobs managed?
What type of performance and quality can we expect from our Dillard-Jones home?
How is the cost of our home determined and how are project costs managed?
What role do the sister companies play in projects?
What type of quality control (QC) processes does Dillard-Jones Builders have?
How many houses are build per year by Dillard-Jones Builders?
How can we make a decision about who is the best builder fit for us?