HBA Member Drop In set for May 31 at 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home

HBA of Greenville Past President Tom Dillard and the Dillard-Jones team will host a drop in for HBA members and guests on Thursday, May 31, at the 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home in River Reserve Phase Four. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend this special event for all members and guests of the HBA of Greenville. Watch this newsletter and the HBA website for details.

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Dillard-Jones Builders Announces 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home

Dillard-Jones Builders has announced its 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home now under construction in The River Reserve Phase Four. Presented by River Reserve Holdings LLC and Builders First Source, the 2012 Showcase Home will open to the public for four weekends in May.

The 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home will be the fourth Southern Living tour home presented by Dillard-Jones Builders. The company’s 2008 Showcase Home in Tuscany Falls and the 2010 Showcase Home in Claremont won the Upstate homebuilder 2009 and 2011 Southern Living Builder of the Year honors. The 2009 award marked the first time a South Carolina builder had won the prestigious national award, and in 2011 Dillard-Jones became the first two-time winner in the 18-year history of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. The company has a full-page Builder of the Year feature in the Dec. 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine, which is now on newsstands.

A Dillard-Jones custom design, the 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home is a basement plan featuring approximately 5,000 heated square feet and more than 1,200 square feet of outdoor living space that takes advantage of the river front lot. House features include a wine cellar with tasting room, indoor/outdoor bar with seating, master suite with coffee bar, sleeping porch, grilling deck, and outdoor living area with fireplace. Click here to follow the progress.

Dillard-Jones Builders Named 2011 Southern Living Builder Of The Year

Dillard-Jones Builders Named 2011 Southern Living Builder Of The Year

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.

Tom Dillard named to board of Southern Living Custom Builder program

Tom Dillard named to board of Southern Living Custom Builder program


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.