Dillard-Jones Builders LLC has been named the 2011 Southern Living Builder of the Year by the magazine’s Custom Builder Program – the only company in the program’s 18-year history to receive the award twice. Dillard-Jones was the 2009 Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year, which marked the first time a South Carolina home builder had won the prestigious national award.

The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of more than 100 custom home builders throughout the South. Members are selected based on: their reputation among local businesses and consumers; strength of presence in their respective markets; superior quality and attention to detail; and innovative style. Builders are required to re-apply each year and are evaluated by Southern Living to assure they have met the standards.

A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program since 2007, Dillard-Jones Builders received the 2011 Builder of the Year award for its successful presentation of the 2010 Southern Living Showcase held November 5 through December 19 in Greenville’s Claremont community. The award was presented during the Southern Living Builder Conference held February 25-26 at Wild Dunes Resort near Charleston.

“Not only does Dillard-Jones build beautiful homes, but they have great customer service and a great approach to the way they do business,” said Kristen Payne, Executive Director of the Southern Living Homes Group. “They typify the quality of craftsmanship, and Southern design and architecture that you see when you open the pages of Southern Living.”

Southern Living, a premier lifestyle and entertainment magazine of the South, is among the largest monthly consumer magazine in the United States, reaching nearly 16 million readers each month with a circulation of about 2.8 million.

Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC specializes in custom residential construction ranging from the $500,000’s to more than $2 million. The Greer, SC-based company presently is building in several Upstate communities including The Cliffs Valley, The Cliffs at Mountain Park, Gary Players Estates, The Cliffs at Falls South, Claremont, and Rockwood At Augusta.