Blu-Sky Group formed by Dillard and Vass

Greenville business owners and HBA members Thomas Dillard and Kathy Vass have formed a new Greenville-based real estate company.  Blu-Sky Group LLC is a real estate development, marketing and sales firm that focuses on residential and commercial properties.

Dillard is president of Dillard-Jones Builders LLC. Vass is president of Vass Markets Inc., a marketing and public relations firm.

Blu-Sky Group is representing The Ridges at Paris Mountain, a new 18-residence master planned community on Altamont Road that features views of the city of Greenville on the development’s south side and the Blue Ridge Mountains on its north side.  The Ridges at Paris Mountain has been selected as the site of the 2014 Southern Living Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders, which will open next spring.

Dillard and Vass will serve as managing partners of Blu-Sky Group.

Guthrie joins Vass Markets as Development Manager

Lauren Guthrie has been named business development manager for Vass Markets, Inc.. Her primary responsibility is for exhibit space sales for the Fall and Spring editions of the Southern Home & Garden Show.

A native of Greenville, Guthrie is a 2010 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in interior design. She previously was a design consultant with Bogari European Contemporary Design in Greenville.

Established in 2003, Vass Markets is a marketing and public relations firm serving clients in a variety of industries, including the Home Builders Association of Greenville. Vass Markets manages and markets the Southern Home and Garden Show. In addition, Vass Markets performs certain communications services for the HBA of Greenville. Kathy Vass is president of Vass Markets.