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Single Source Design-Build

Discovery & Conceptual Design

  • Prepare a lot layout visualization analysis.
  • Listen to your needs and ideas through a discovery process that details what’s important to you.
  • Conduct an owner-focused charrette with our design, interior, and build team to gain insight from you about your needs.
  • Present concepts of floorplans, exterior elevation, and site plan.
  • Collaborate with owners to finalize conceptual plans.
  • Consult with interior design team using our Fit & Finish Questionnaire and our build team with our Home Performance Survey.
  • Develop “design to” budget and specifications to match conceptual plans.

Design & Construction Documents

  • Enter Design-Build Agreement based on written documents from discovery.
  • Create architectural elevations.
  • Present black line 3D Model of home.
  • Complete and review architectural and structural plans.
  • Develop final specifications and costing.
  • Provide visualization aids, including a colorized 3D Model and a site visit to review house position on the lot.
  • Conduct kick-off meeting to approve final plans, specifications, schedule, exterior finishes and approve the Construction Release.
  • Obtain final neighborhood approvals and permits


  • Craft your turn-key home to the published schedule in BuilderTrend while coordinating each step and decision.
  • Provide clear communication with planned meetings, weekly progress updates with photos, and weekly finish selection summaries.
  • Collaborate with our interior design team from Tribus Design Studio as they guide you through all finish decisions and selections.
  • Maximize construction quality with our Smart QC program that includes four layers of oversight.
  • Perform final testing and QC checks to assure quality.
  • Clean, test, and prepare your home for occupancy.

Move-in & Warranty

  • Schedule a home orientation and client move-in.
  • Provide after move-in care process, including the 45-Day Punch List, 10-Month Quality Check, and immediate services as needed.
  • Continue to provide warranty services for two-year term.
  • Offer home watch services and full maintenance and renovation services through Dillard-Jones Services.


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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.

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Our Standards

At Dillard-Jones Builders, we combine a custom design process with superior materials to create a true luxury home for each client using our LEGACY QUALITY CUSTOM HOME PROGRAM™. While the uniqueness allows every client to live in a home created just for them—we use HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME STANDARDS™ when building every home as a base level of quality. 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 STANDARDS™, 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.

  • A Better Design

    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.

  • A Quieter Home

    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.

  • A Stronger Home

    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.

  • A Healthier Home

    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.

  • A Safer Home

    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.

  • A Lower Maintenance Home

    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.

  • A Lower Impact Home

    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 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?