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LOABA Board & Staff Members

 

Randy Daniel - President / State Director

    Randy has been in the housing business for over 20 years. His business, Daniel Custom Construction, specializes in custom homes as well as commercial construction and residential renovations.

    He has been in the Lake Oconee area since 1976 and witnessed the tremendous growth of Lake Oconee from the very beginning.

    Randy and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of four sons Joshua and daughter-in-law Lucy, Jeremy and daughter-in-law Grace, David and Dylan. Kathy is a sales executive with Reynolds Plantation Properties.

    After numerous years of being a member of the Lake Oconee Area Builder’s Association and having served on a committee in the past, Randy has a strong desire to make this great association even better. He plans to use his background, local contacts and years of building experience to strengthen and grow the association as well as find more ways to benefit the members of the association.

Charlie Vill- Vice President

    Charlie Vill owns Oconee Construction Services, which is a licensed General Contractor specializing in commercial projects including retail, recreational, restaurant, hospitality, office, institutional and medical projects for clients such as Reynolds Lake Oconee, the University of Georgia, UGA Athletic Association, The Village at Harmony Crossing, the Harbor at Harmony Crossing, Atlanta Gas Light Company, and Athens Technical College.  Charlie has been in the construction industry for over 30 years.  Charlie graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the US Army.  As a member of the association Charlie serves a board member of the Fran Faxon Scholarship Foundation and has previously served as a Builder Director.  Charlie also serves as a member of the statewide Advisory Council for the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

Jacob Meyer - Treasurer / Secretary

 

    Jacob grew up in the Greensboro area, where his father, Craig Meyer, taught him at a very young age the importance of hard work and craftsmanship.  Since he was a teenager Jacob has been working in some facet of the construction industry.


    Jacob graduated from Greene county high school in 1996.  From there he went to college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.  Where he pursued a degree in music and education and graduating in 2000.  While he was in Arizona he worked construction for several contractors.  This gave him an important perspective on the contractor business.


    After graduating from college, Jacob and his wife joined the Peace Corps for two years.  They were stationed in Chipli, Zambia, a country located in sub-Saharan Africa.  From this experience Jacob was able to learn many things you cannot learn in a book or classroom setting.
 Upon returning from Zambia, Jacob and his wife choose to move to Greensboro and the lake area for the opportunity it provided.  At that time Jacob went back to work with his father at Meyer Contracting Inc. where he used all of his experiences to build custom homes
 

Brett Mauldin - Past President

     Brett is the Vice President of Marble Works.  The company was founded and owned by his father, Larry Mauldin in June 1990.  Brett has worked his way up through the ranks since age 11.  He is married to Candice Mauldin.  He attended high school locally, graduating from Gatewood. He later received a degree in Business Administration from Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where he proudly served as the captain of the Rugby Football Club.

     Marble Works joined the association in November 1990.  Brett became a second generation associate board member, following in his father’s footsteps.  He hopes to build on the foundation that his processors set forth, exploring different avenues of exposure, such as internet, in order to maximize benefits to its members.

Julie Wade - Associate VP / Charitable Contributions Chairman

Julie Wade is co-owner of Oconee Cabinets with brother Brad Harrison.  Oconee Cabinets was established in 1987 by their father and specializes in providing custom and manufactured cabinetry of all types to the lake area.They are committed to excellence in craftsmanship and customer service with a reputation of integrity, honesty and open communication with local builders and all of their clients for 30 years.  
 

Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing.  She began her career at Reynolds Plantation as the Marketing Assistant then worked for Personna Medical, Wellington Leisure Products, Apple South and Century 21 gaining valuable experience in various fields.  Julie joined the family business in 2001 after being involved in construction and real estate for more than 20 years.
 

Julie is married to husband Ray who also works in the family business overseeing the daily operations of the shop. They have one daughter Laura who attends the University of Georgia and will begin working on her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the fall. They proudly reside in Putnam County are committed to supporting the community and its continued growth.  Julie looks forward to serving again on the Board of Directors of LOABA hoping to make an even greater impact on the lake area through charitable contributions and representing the associates this year.
 

Clint Milford - Builder Director

     Clint Milford and his wife, Christy has been married for twenty years. They have two great kids, McKenzie, who is 18 and a senior at Morgan Co. High, and Levi who is a sophomore. They live on the North West side of Morgan Co. As a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church, both he and his wife serve, working with the teens.

     Clint has been in the building business his whole adult life, from residential to commercial. For the past fifteen years his work has been more in the commercial business. He has served as V.P. of Milford Const. Inc. (a family run business) since 1998. He is a third generation builder. Clint looks forward to serving on The Lake Oconee Board of Directors. Romans 10:9-10

Lowell White, III - Builder Director

    Lowell White III is a legacy partner of Calvert and White Custom Homes. Formed in 2001, Calvert and White Custom Homes has built over 40 custom homes in the Lake Oconee area. Lowell was born in Atlanta and raised in Putnam County and maintains strong ties to his home community. After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction, Lowell immediately began working with Calvert and White. Lowell and his wife, Alison, have one daughter, Amelia, and one son, Channing.

    Calvert and White Custom Homes has been a member of the Lake Oconee Builders Association since the company’s formation in 2001. As a returning member of the Board of Directors, Lowell hopes to use his experience in the building industry and his knowledge and concern for his home area to help strengthen our Association and its’ relationship to our community.
 

 

Dan Jones - Builder Director

     Dan Jones is co-owner with brother Bobby Jones of Jones & Jones Premier Builders, Inc.

     Dan has been involved in construction for 30+ years in various fields ranging from apartment developments, restaurants and other light commercial projects to luxury custom homes.

     Jones & Jones was incorporated in 2000 and excels in the quality custom home market, but also does large and small remodeling, as well as light commercial projects.  Jones & Jones won the 2010 Builder of the Year award for homes over 7,000 square feet, as well as Lake Oconee Living Magazine’s Builder of the Year for 2010 and 2011.  Jones & Jones was also awarded the first ever HBAG BEAM Award in 2012 for its commitment to the local building industry.

     Dan graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Building Construction in 1987 and received an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Wharton Business School in 1996.

     Dan lives in Madison with his wife, Reevee and their two sons – Bobby (17) and Denham (15).  Reevee teaches 2nd grade at Morgan County Primary School.  He has served in numerous positions within the MMBA and is looking forward to continuing his efforts within the LOABA.  Dan will be serving his 2nd year on HBAG Regulatory Affairs Committee.

Gary Pierotti - Builder Director

     Gary Pierotti owns and operates Camden Homes with his wife Nancy. This year Gary will be serving in his ninth year on the Board of Directors. Gary has served as President of the Association twice and Secretary/Treasurer. Gary and Nancy are residents of Reynolds Plantation and members of the Reynolds Plantation Preferred Builders Program. They assist their clients in designing and building custom homes to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Additionally they are proud to be in a select group of builders authorize to build homes featured in the Reynolds Signature Home Collection.

     Serving and working on this Board has been very rewarding for Gary and he looks forward to growing the association and expanding its influence in the community as Membership Chairman. He sees the opportunity to support the successful Programs in place while growing the membership, expanding education and be a voice for the local building industry in the Lake Oconee area.

Greig McCully - Associate Director

 

     Greig has been in the Outdoor Cooking business since 2007 and an enthusiast for over 20 years.  He has established himself as an expert in the safe construction, installation and appliances for the outside of the home.  Greig and his business Fireside Outdoor Kitchens have extensive experience with gas logs, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and all outdoor appliances.  His retail store in Augusta, GA displays multiple outdoor kitchens, gas logs, outdoor heaters and all the most popular cooking tools along with stand alone grills.  They offer cooking classes which always strive to offer the customer betters ways to use what they already own and a strong desire for people to walk away with new ideas and knowledge they can use to enjoy the outdoor cooking experience even more.  Fireside Outdoor Kitchens design, sell and build outdoor kitchens enjoying a strong working relationship with builders that desire access to a larger product line and CAD services for these projects.

     Greig and his wife Katherine “Kat” have enjoyed the Lake Oconee area since 2007 and have recently made Lake Oconee their full time home.  They have one daughter in college and one son attending the Nathanael Greene Academy.

     Having been a member of the Lake Oconee Area Builder’s Association for several years Greig wanted to become a more involved member looking to meet people in the area and expand his network of friends and customers and work to see the association become an even bigger success.

Dennis Chamberlain- Associate Director

     Dennis is the owner of Stair South and a former Vice President of the Stairway Manufacturer's Association, currently serving on the Code Committee. He, his wife Terri and granddaughter Bella reside at Lake Oconee. Originally born in Minnesota, he grew up in Atlanta where he began trimming houses and installing staircases with woodworking always being his gift and passion.
After doing a few installations at the lake he moved his family here and never looked back.


     Stair South is now a full manufacturing and installation business which includes metal, millwork, CNC machining and powder coating  in residential and commercial markets.


     Now with his son Greg running the day to day operations he devotes the majority of his time measuring and designing various projects and working closely with his builders and clients to deliver creativity and quality to every project.


     He looks forward to interacting with the other members, strengthening the association and building industry in our area.
 

Mitchell Copelan - Associate Director

     Mitchell Copelan is a Vice President, Relationship Manager with BankSouth, a locally owned community bank headquartered in Greensboro, GA.  He has been with BankSouth for 3 years, and spent over 6 years in banking/finance.  Mitchell is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business. He was born/raised in Greene County and currently resides in Madison with his wife, Daniela.

Daniel A. Jones - HBAG Regulatory Affairs Representative

     Daniel A. Jones is a native of Greensboro, GA, and has been designing and building homes and commercial buildings around Lake Oconee since the lake was formed.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Daniel moved back to the lake area in 1980 after working as a land planner and landscape contractor on Hilton Head Island.  Daniel is a registered Landscape Architect and also holds a license as a Residential and Light Commercial builder.  He is a past-president of the LOABA and has received Remodel Builder of the Year awards from this association for 2009 and 2010.  He has also served as president of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce.

Daniel and his wife Martha have four children and eight grandchildren.
 

Ed Blume - HBAG Regulatory Affairs Representative

     Ed Blume, a native Atlantan, is a Lovett School and University of Georgia graduate. Throughout his high school and college careers, Ed worked part-time for various commercial and residential contractors, gaining the experience needed to make his career decision to enter general contracting. In 1998, he founded E.G. Blume and Co., building homes in the fast-paced market of Forsyth County, north of Atlanta. In 2000, Ed moved his business to Lake Oconee, finding success building homes with superior craftsmanship at a fair price. He currently holds an unrestricted general contracting license for the state of Georgia, and has been a member of both local and national builder associations.

     Ed was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the needs of our growing community by directing the company to the forefront of commercial development for the lake area. Ed has successfully completed projects totaling over 360,000 square feet of space. Some of his contributions to the ever-changing landscape of Lake Oconee have been the construction of the Reynolds Administration Building, Spotlight Theatres, Parkside Commons (behind Publix), Village Commerce (Weinberger’s Furniture area), and The Vintage Club Condominiums. His ability to manage multiple projects and complete them in a timely manner is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his clients. In his nine years of service in the Lake Oconee area, Ed has consistently completed four to six residences per year.
 

Christy Kimbrough - Membership Chairman / Blood Drive Chairman

     Christy Kimbrough is employed by Medford Quality Insulation.  Christy has been in the construction industry for more than 16 years.   She has been an active member of the Builders Association for many years including serving on several committees such as The Big Event and Golf Tournament committees.  She was recognized as the Associate of the Year for the LOABA for 2009.  Christy and her husband Robert reside in Greene County with their 3 children – Peyton, J.R. and Cory

Alan Deariso - BPAC Trustee

     Alan Deariso is a native of Thomson, GA and a graduate of Georgia Tech. He is a Vice President at Fowler-Flemister Concrete, Inc. where he has been employed the last 16 years. He is a  former Chairman of the Georgia Concrete Products Association. He is married to the gracious and beautiful Diane Hooper Deariso of Inverness, FL. They have two sons, Foster (a student at North Georgia College) and Jesse (a student at Mercer University).

John Robert Cash (Robbie) - Education Director

     Greene County Building Inspection Department announces new Deputy Building Official, John Robert Cash (Robbie).  Robbie comes to Greene County with many years of experience in the construction industry. For the past 11 years he has worked as a Project Manager in New Construction and Renovation as well as Pre-Construction Design Planning.
 

     In addition to experience Robbie has the following certifications: CCHT CICTI Certified Healthcare Trainer, Electrical Contractor Non-Restricted License, 32 Hour Electrical Safe Work Practices, USDL Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and Clean Air Act License.
 

     When asked about his objective as a Greene County Building Official, Robbie stated “Customers are my number one priority. I strive to give all customers timely, accurate, and dedicated services. I work diligently to provide quality facilities. I am organized; I focus on cleanliness; and, I effectively and successfully manage my team. Overall, I am passionate about our workplace, and I work hard to satisfy our clients.”

Tim Pierson - Big Event Co-Chairman

     Tim Pierson is a Financial Advisor at Southern Oaks Financial Services, a locally owned financial planning firm. Tim partners with small business owners and other individuals to craft specific strategies pertaining to retirement, estate / legacy plans, business succession planning and much more.

     Tim and Lisa live in Eatonton and have two children, Alixandria (Alix) and Jessica, both attending UGA. Lisa is an art teacher and para-pro at Gatewood School.

     Tim has been involved in many community and civic organizations including the Lake Oconee Elks and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is looking forward to his involvement with the Lake Oconee Area Builder’s association and more specifically, helping to make The Big Event even bigger and better each year!
 

Tim Askew - Lake Vegas Chairman

     Tim is the son of Doug and Jackie Askew.  A lifetime resident of Greene County, Tim has been closely associated with Askew Appliance his entire life.  Mr. Doug opened the business in 1972 with a vision of high-end appliances for the luxury home market and dedicated service after the sale.

     After graduating from Oconee County High School in 1994, Tim became a full-time employee of the family business.  He started in the service department where he became a certified repair/install technician for Viking, Sub-Zero Wolf, JennAir, and several other major brands.

     In 1997 Tim moved from the service department to Sales. Since that time Tim has attended numerous trade shows and training seminars for all the major appliance brands.

     After almost 30 years in the business, Mr. Doug relinquished the business to Tim in 2001 making Askew Appliance a second generation family business.  Tim has continued to run the business with a reputation for unsurpassed customer satisfaction, personable sales and dependable post-sales service that is known throughout the lake area. 

     Tim lives in Greensboro with his wife, Tracy.  She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BA in Psychology and an Associates of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Athens Technical College.  Tracy works as a stenographer for Putnam General Hospital.

Rick Buechler - Golf Tournament

Rick Buechler has been building custom homes for 32 years.

     He began his building career in Columbus, Ohio, where, for 15 years, he was General Manager and Senior Executive Vice President of a homebuilding company.  He was involved in the development, marketing, construction and sales of custom homes in 32 communities throughout central Ohio, building over 7000 homes during this time.

     This experience led Rick, along with his wife Kim, to start Rick Buechler Custom Homes at Lake Oconee.  They are celebrating their thirteenth year here at the lake. Together, they have built over 200 homes within Reynolds Plantation and share a commitment to build the best – in quality, craftsmanship and style.

     Rick is looking forward to his involvement on the board of the Lake Oconee Area Builder’s Association and believes that the association is an excellent partner for education, communication and networking for all in the building industry around Lake Oconee.

Kelli Fowler - Marketing Chairman

     Kelli Fowler is a Senior Mortgage Banker for BankSouth Mortgage.  Kelli moved to Georgia in 1994 after graduating from college and has since called it her home.  She currently resides at Lake Oconee with her husband, Jerry.  Kelli has over 14 years of mortgage experience and prides herself on her commitment to her business and her community. Kelli returns to LOABA as Marketing Chairman for her third year in 2016.  In addition to her service with LOABA, she is an affiliate member of the Lake Country Board of Realtors serving as their Programs & Events Chairman for her 8th consecutive year and works closely with Greene County Habitat for Humanity serving as their Family Selection Chairman for her 9th consecutive year. She hopes to continue building strong relationships by serving on the Board of LOABA with a goal of providing assistance in the growth of the organization and strengthening their ties to the community.

Mark Smith, Jr - Marketing Chairman

     Mark is the Advertising Director for the Lake Oconee News and Eatonton Messenger. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in communications. Mark serves on several local boards including the Eatonton- Putnam Chamber of Commerce and the Steffen Thomas Museum. A member of Madison Presbyterian Church, where he serves on the board of session. He and his wife, Hannah, live in Madison. They have two daughters, Caroline and Natalie.

Karen Watson - Blood Drive Chairman

     Karen Watson is the Senior Lending Officer for BankSouth, a locally owned community bank headquartered in Greensboro.  She has over 25 year’s experience in lending.  Karen is a graduate of Clemson University, Berry College and the LSU Graduate School of Banking.  She has been involved in many community and civic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary in several communities.  Karen and her husband Tren have lived in the area since 1993 and she is glad to call Lake Oconee her home.

Wendy Myers - Executive Officer

     Wendy Myers, Executive Officer has been employed by the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association  since April 2006. Wendy and her husband John reside in Greene County with their daughters Delaney and Abigail. She began her career by working for the Greene County Planning and Zoning Department. Prior to becoming the Executive Officer she also worked part time for the Association while attending college. As a graduate of Georgia College and State University, Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing. During and after graduation she was employed by the local bank working in the loan department.  As the EO, her main objective is to provide value to every member of the Association  through promoting, supporting, and educating members.