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Dillard-Jones BuildersBenjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.” Our summer interns will surely get a dose of just that! Dillard-Jones is excited to announce the newest additions to our team, Garrett Dickinson and Gretchen Carhart.

A native of Hillsborough, New Jersey, Garrett joins us from Clemson University. He is a rising senior majoring in construction science and management with a minor in business administration. He has earned status as a LEED Green Associate, is the Vice Archon of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and is looking forward to participating in the AGC Commercial Competition Team this fall.

Since he was young, Garret has been interested in custom home building. He appreciates the uniqueness of each home and loves being challenged by those differences. As he assists our project managers this summer, we hope to help him gain more experience and teach him more about his career path. When not interning, Garrett enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Gretchen is a rising senior at Anderson University, our Vice President Susan Peace-Vernon’s alma mater. She is in the interior design program and has designed commercial and residential projects such as an orthodontist office, a vertical studio, a tiny home and a renovation project.

Gretchen explained, “I was intrigued by Dillard-Jones’ sustainable approach to design. The concept of building healthy, high performance homes is a great representation of quality design and environmental stewardship – values I strive to emulate in my work.”

As an intern in our interior design department, Gretchen will learn from the best and will leave with a great portfolio of work. We cannot wait to see her in action!

To learn more about what Garret and Gretchen will be doing, be sure to check out our process chart. From construction to design and more, our team at Dillard-Jones Builders is here to build your custom luxury home from the ground up. For more information, visit


Written by Susan Vernon

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