HBA member Homes of Hope, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for low-income families, unveiled plans to build two energy-efficient, affordable homes for two families at the poverty line. The initiative, called LoCal Housing, will provide long-term housing that will appreciate in value. In addition, the program will provide job training for workers on the job site. The homes will be LEED certified.
Tom Dillard, president of Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC, of Greer, SC, and immediate past president of the HBA of Greenville, has been named to the board of directors of the Southern Living Custom Builder program. Board members serve a three-year term with a focus on improving the national magazine’s program for custom builders and its sponsors, said Kristen Payne, executive director of the Southern Living Homes Group.
The Southern Living Custom Builder program is an invitation-only network of about 100 builders from across the country. Members are chosen for their experience and knowledge and reputation in the marketplace, the organization said. Builders are required to reapply each year and are evaluated by Southern Living to assure they meet the standards of the program.
Dillard-Jones Builders was named a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder program in 2006 to represent the national lifestyle magazine in the Greenville, SC, market. In 2009, the company was named the Southern Living Custom Builder Member of the Year, becoming the first South Carolina home builder to receive the national award. In 2010, the company presented its third Southern Living Showcase Home – a home designed and built for LEED for Homes certification that will be incorporated into the Southern Living collection of national house plans.
Established in 2004, Dillard-Jones Builders specializes in custom residential construction ranging from the $500,000’s to more than $2 million.