Describe an ideal weekend. A perfect weekend would be working the cows and baby calves (tags and vaccinations) with my daughters on Saturday and enjoying a church pot luck on Sunday.
What your favorite place to eat? The Standard in Stanardsville. Matt makes an amazing sauce for steaks paired with our locally grown grass-fed beef – there is nothing finer!
Tell us about your first homebuilding experience. The first house I ever built was in Keswick on a beautiful lot with mature landscaping where an older house had been. I drew the plans by hand with help from a friend in design and named it “the Marion” after my grandmother. My mother co-signed on the loan and I was very lucky that it sold when it did! The folks that purchased it lived there for 5 or 6 years and we were fortunate enough to build their next home where they still live today. Building the next home for a past customer is very rewarding. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to build the next home for a number of families and it never gets old. I really enjoy those relationships and the trust that develops.
What excites you most about your job? I love working with our team to design and build entire communities. It is very rewarding to start from the ground up and see a project turn from a vision to a community. I also love the relationships that I have with our subcontractors and guys in the field. I think Gary Britton has installed the stair railing system in every single home we have built going back to 1999. Nate Syrkes has been plumbing our homes for over 10 years and gladly stops what he is doing to show interested folks around the home. I love that we have a team of contractors and employees that rely on each other every day to build quality homes for the families that put their trust in us. Oh, and I LOVE selling houses.