J Francis Builders knows its homeowners. Ask any of them ! Going the extra mile is normal .Our open office policy makes us a magnet for our homeowners. Owned and operated by Greenville native Jimmy Francis, J Francis Builders continues to be the leading custom home builder in the Upstate. Everyone at J Francis Builders is dedicated to providing our homeowners with a positive building experience paralleled with producing a high quality energy efficient smart home. Our systems are proven including our ” pre build manual ” which takes all the unknown and stress out of the building experience. With over 20 years of experience, J Francis Builders have aligned ourselves to partner with the very best architects, engineers, designers, and skilled sub contractors. Ask anyone in Greenville and they will tell you J Francis Builders is known for its quality, consistency, and most important integrity.
Our clients will agree once you build with us you are considered family. Let us show you our unique and organized methods that we provide our clients to give them the complete comfort and confidence in all stages of the building process. We also differentiate ourselves by encouraging and offering the opportunity to all of our homeowners to meet with our skilled sub contractors to ask any questions.
Call us today. We look forward to talking with you about your upcoming project.
As the Owner of J. Francis Builders, Jimmy is the heart of the business. Never leading his clients astray, he makes sure he’s involved in every aspect of the building process and guiding them through the decision making process. He believes that every project is one of kind and personalizes each home. Homeowners are very appreciative of Jimmy’s input and advice on their building projects.
Jimmy also understands the demands of today’s market and negotiates with various subcontractors on each individual job to obtain the best competitive pricing. J. Francis Builders stood the test of time even when the economy and housing market took a turn for the worst. Because of his solid business practices and strong business acumen, Jimmy was able to not only survive but thrive in the current housing market. He continues to demonstrate continued financial stability which is especially important in today’s market.
Jimmy believes in commitment and long-term relationships. Just ask his clients!
Jesse is our onsite Construction Manager. With 15 years of construction experience he is well equipped to handle any project. Jesse takes much pride in each job. He insures that the scope and direction of each custom home is on track by scheduling regular on site inspections with our clients. He believes good communication is essential and is always available to answer any questions. Jesse demands the best from our subcontractors and vendors and keeps everyone on their toes. His eye for detail, passion for quality, and integrity in building is what initially drew him to J. Francis Builders. Jesse’s calm, cool and collected demeanor is the perfect compliment to our building process and we are grateful he is on our team.
When it comes to building a custom home, organization is key. Zach plays a major role in custom build consultations and works with our clients every step of the way. Having several years of hands on construction experience, Zach moved from Vermont to Greenville in 2014 and we are certainly glad he did. Zach takes great pride in every client’s project. Zach oversees budgets, documents, and understands all aspects of the job. He manages the selection process and his constant communication keeps everyone ahead of the game. Zach is always available to discuss or answer questions from our clients. Zach is true asset to our homeowners, he gives everyone confidence while going through the building process.
Joe leads the land acquisition and development efforts for J Francis Builders. Joe has over five years of experience working in corporate finance and real estate. Joe oversees the development process from the perspective of an owner and investor. He will conduct an in-depth market analysis of the risks and rewards and deployment of capital, to meet or exceed investment objectives. Joe maintains meaningful relationships with industry stakeholders, government officials, land owners, developers, brokers, attorneys and financial institutions. Joe is constantly seeking to find new investment opportunities in both land acquisition and the development of real estate. Joe obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate from Clemson University.
Ben is a 2016 graduate of Clemson University. Immediately after graduation Ben took a position in Minnesota working in sales at one of the largest building supply companies in The US. He developed a knowledge for all building materials, including lumber, shingles, siding, drywall, and basically anything used in the building process. Upon moving back and joining J Francis Builders Ben is able to directly tie that knowledge back into the custom home building process. Ben focuses mainly with on site construction management, scheduling, communicating with homeowners, making sure our building process is streamlined to exceed customers expectation.
Kevin directly assists in day to day operations. Everything from waiting on inspections to pulling permits. He coordinates with suppliers and subcontractors on daily tasks. Kevin insures the jobsites are kept clean and presentable through the building process.
Milie is a native of San Antonio, Texas, but she’s lived here in South Carolina for over 30 years now. Millie came to work for Jimmy in 2003. Millie is the “behind the scenes person”. She is responsible for all in house accounting, building relationships with local banks as well as our clients. With the custom home building industry being primarily a numbers business; Millie is not only invaluable to J. Francis Builders but also to all the clients that rely on her for weekly and monthly job tracking. Millie is celebrating almost 15 years at J. Francis Builders.
Melissa has lived in the Greater Greenville area of South Carolina for more than 15 years. Growing up in High Point, North Carolina (which is known to many as the furniture capital of the world) was where she developed and pursued her passion for interior design and amazing homes. Having such a passion for décor and homes she brings a great eye to any custom built home vision you might have. She loves meeting new people, has a great attention to detail and will work extremely hard to create your Dream Home.
Whether you are building your first home, your forever home or any home in between she will help you create your next amazing home building journey!
Sissy is the Broker-in-Charge of J. Francis Real Estate, another division of J. Francis Builders. Since J. Francis Real Estate is a full service real estate agency, this is another added value service that J. Francis Builders offers their clients. Sissy is a licensed Realtor for fifteen years and has extraordinary expertise in real estate in the Greenville area. She believes in going above and beyond client expectations and truly values the opportunity to be of service.