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OUR TEAM

Having a client entrust us with their home is a special honor. This is why we take Building Trust so seriously. We invite you to get to know the Daniel Builders team prior to starting our Guide-Design-Build renovation process.

Bob Cord - Owner & General Manager - Daniel Builders

Bob Cord

Owner & General Manager

Bob Cord began his career in engineering and management after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1975. While working for Factory Mutual Engineering, Owens Corning, and BASF over the next 32 years, he developed experience in design, production management, process control, technical management, marketing, customer support, and R&D. Wanting to develop a local business from the ground up, he left the corporate world to partner with Daniel Jachens, his son-in-law, to start Daniel Builders LLC.

Daniel Jachens - Owner - Daniel Builders

Daniel Jachens

Owner

Daniel Jachens began developing his construction skills at age fourteen. He worked for a licensed builder for three years through an apprenticeship program. He continued working with the same builder, including primary maintenance responsibilities for a Christian school and camp, thus gaining a broad range of construction experience. Daniel started Dan’s Handyman Service in 2001 and acquired his residential builder’s license in 2007. Being in business for over 20 years, Daniel has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of construction.

Daniel Jachens
Bob Cord
Andy DeLeonardis
David Bass - Chief Operating Officer - Daniel Builders

David Bass

Chief Operating Officer

David has over two decades of construction experience. He joined Daniel Builders in June 2008. He has served the company in various capacities throughout the years as Build Team member, Build Director, and now as Chief Operating Officer. Professionally, he is passionate about quality craftsmanship, customer satisfaction, and mentoring. Outside of work, he dedicates his time to his family, church, and community.

Anita Rhoads - Chief Financial Officer - Daniel Builders

Anita Rhoads

Chief Financial Officer

Anita has lived in Anderson, South Carolina for over 20 years. She started at Daniel Builders in April 2016 and came with a strong background in financial management, primarily in the construction industry. Her experience includes developing management processes for several start-up businesses, as well as managing financial responsibilities for an outpatient center.

Will Cord - Chief Marketing Officer - Daniel Builders

Will Cord

Chief Marketing Officer

Will's role is a hybrid of marketing, personnel recruitment, community engagement, and charitable projects coordination. Will has been with Daniel Builders for over a decade.  Prior to that he was a patient advocate, assisting ER patients and their families. Will has a strong passion for the values and culture of Daniel Builders.

Andy DeLeonardis - Guide|Design Director - Daniel Builders

Andy DeLeonardis

Guide|Design Director

Early in life, Andy learned a lot about construction from his father simply by working on projects around the house. He eventually went to work for a local flooring company and developed a knowledge of flooring strong enough to start and co-own a flooring business. Andy has over 15 years of experience in flooring installation, specializing in hardwood and tile flooring, custom tile showers, and tile backsplashes. Andy thrives on helping his team reach their full potential. Outside of work, Andy enjoys spending time with family, working on home projects, and playing disc golf and basketball.

Sean Harvey - Build Director - Daniel Builders

Sean Harvey

Build Director

Sean manages our Build Team of Project Managers, Carpenters, and Carpenter Assistants to ensure that projects run smoothly and efficiently. He started gaining construction experience in his dad's family business at the age of thirteen. Born and raised in a small New Jersey town, he worked doing preservation, restoration, and remodeling on many historic homes until he graduated from high school. Sean went on to earn a B.A. from Rutgers University in English where he worked briefly in marketing. After a brief stint in the corporate world, Sean returned to carpentry, and soon joined Daniel Builders. Sean has over twenty years of construction experience both in the field and in construction management. Sean is married to Jess and has two daughters, Sarah and Savannah, who bring tremendous joy to his life. Sean also enjoys reading books, writing, and ministry work.

Andrew Horne - Direct Projects Director - Daniel Builders

Andrew Horne

Direct Projects Director

Andrew’s introduction to trade work began at the age of thirteen. He established a strong foundation to acquire a wide variety of skills, on both the residential and commercial level. Andrew credits some amazing mentors who coached him in skill competencies, work ethic, integrity, an eye for detail, and an awareness of excellence. In 2009, Andrew made a career change and moved to Greenville, where he began to work in the trades full time. He started and operated his own renovation and home repair business from 2010 to 2017, where he further honed his skills in construction. Realizing the challenges of the industry, Andrew left self-employment to work on a team. He is glad to have landed at Daniel Builders where he started as a Lead Carpenter. Andrew lives in Taylors, South Carolina with his wife and daughter, and their Labrador retriever.

David Bass
Anita Rhoads
Sean Harvey
Will Cord
Andrew Horne
Patrick Rawlins
Patrick Rawlins - Project Guide - Daniel Builders

Patrick Rawlins

Project Guide

Patrick's primary responsibility is helping new clients start the Design-Build renovation process. Patrick was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson in 2014. His hobbies include outdoor activities, such as hunting and boating. Patrick’s interest in remodeling goes back to the summers he spent working in construction during his younger years. After graduating from Clemson, Patrick worked in insurance for three years. General contractors and trades were some of his biggest clients. He kept his construction skills sharp through helping his father with various projects. Patrick is fulfilling his long-time dream of renovating homes.

Manny Figueroa - Project Guide - Daniel Builders

Manny Figueroa

Project Guide

Manny grew up in the Northeast and came to Greenville for college. After graduating, he married his college sweetheart, and they decided to make Greenville, South Carolina their home. Manny started woodworking early in his marriage (over 20 years ago) when decided to make his wife a spice rack for Christmas. Woodworking quickly became his passion, and he started making all sorts of toys and furniture. As his family grew, they moved a few times and chose fixer-uppers to remodel. In 2020, he decided to pursue his passion for carpentry full-time. Manny was drawn to Daniel Builders because of the level of craftsmanship they provide.

Manny Figueroa
Vicki Jordan
Vicki Jordan - Design Administrator - Daniel Builders

Vicki Jordan

Design Administrator

Though her background is in education and customer service, Vicki has held a keen interest in residential renovations for a long time. She thrives on organizing renovation ideas, whether perusing Pinterest or assisting the Design Team. In her role she formulates selection schedules, creates agreements, and provides valuable administrative support. Vicki is committed to the values of Daniel Builders and a true team player. Her work ethic and attitude contribute greatly to the positive renovation experience enjoyed by clients. Outside of work, Vicki enjoys relaxing on her back porch and spending time at Hilton Head Island. She and her husband love spending time with their grandson!

Darren Ehnis - Design Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Darren Ehnis

Design Project Manager

As far back as age twelve, Darren has been associated with building and construction. He learned all facets of cabinetry, from fabrication to assembly to finishing and installation, while working in the family cabinet business. After earning a business management degree in 2000, Darren made Greenville, South Carolina his home. He continued refining his carpentry skill for several years while employed at a small, Greenville-based remodeling company. Prior to joining Daniel Builders, he was an account manager for a national flooring retailer. Darren was formerly a Build Project Manager before starting his role with the Design Team. Now, as a Design Project Manager, he brings valuable field experience to creating a Fixed Price Quote, Detailed Scope, and Comprehensive Agreement to Build for our clients.

Brandon Hurtado - Design Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Brandon Hurtado

Design Project Manager

Brandon started working construction at age fourteen. He learned construction skills while helping a family friend rebuild his home after it burned down in a fire. He continued developing his skill in carpentry throughout his younger years until it became his career. Brandon and his wife, Hannah, moved to South Carolina from Washington State in December of 2020. They moved to Greenville with their cat in October 2021, and Brandon joined Daniel Builders that same month. When he’s not working, Brandon enjoys woodworking and exploring with his wife.

Billy Zion - Design Architect - Daniel Builders

Billy Zion

Design Architect

Billy is part of our Design team at Daniel Builders. He is a licensed architect and a resident of Anderson, South Carolina. He is a 2000 graduate of the Citadel and a 2004 graduate of Clemson University’s School of Architecture. He has been practicing architecture for over 15 years and has experience with almost every type of project - from small-scale residential renovations to large-scale commercial developments. Billy has always loved to draw, and he sees architecture as a true artistic expression. He also loves staying active with his four sons. Hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and running are some of his favorite activities. He and his wife, Caroline, are very active in their church community. Billy uses his craft to serve others and is excited to be a part of the residential growth in our region.

Lorianne Taylor - Designer - Daniel Builders

Lorianne Taylor

Designer

Lorianne is originally from Anderson, SC and holds a degree in Interior Design from Anderson University. She enjoys using this background to serve clients by problem solving with various spatial layouts. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. They are actively involved at their church where they serve in student ministry.

Drew Bullock - Design Draftsman - Daniel Builders

Drew Bullock

Design Draftsman

As a child, Drew enjoyed drawing floorplans of his room, house, and classroom and building houses with Legos and blocks. He learned some construction skills from his father who likes to work on projects around the house. In high school, he enjoyed playing with realistic 3D software and games that build houses. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2020 with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design. For two summers in college, Drew worked for a custom framing construction company. The summer of 2020, Drew started an internship with Daniel Builders drawing floorplans and 3D Models. He was hired at the completion of that internship. Drew enjoys spending time with his family and 4 dogs, working on projects around the house, and playing Disc Golf.

Billy Zion
Darren Ehnis
Brandon Hurtado
Drew Bullock
Lorianne Taylor
Charis VanDonkelaar
Charis VanDonkelaar - Direct Projects Process Manager - Daniel Builders

Charis VanDonkelaar

Direct Projects Process Manager

Charis joined Daniel Builders in April of 2022. She and her siblings grew up playing in her dad's cabinet shop and helping with projects around their home. Charis possesses strong organizational skills and brings a high level of mental discipline to her current role. She developed these traits as an event coordinator and after years of performing as a professional ballet dancer. Outside of her role at Daniel Builders (and her other job teaching ballet), you will likely find Charis tending her large flower gardens, hiking to a waterfall, hanging out with her family, or playing with her baby nephew.

Candace Owens - Finance Manager - Daniel Builders

Candace Owens

Finance Manager

Candace has lived in Anderson for twenty-five years. She joined Daniel Builders in 2023 and works out of our Anderson office. Her experience is in office management, finance, and education.

Candace Owens
Clay Merrit - Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Clay Merritt

Project Manager

Clay demonstrated a mechanical aptitude as a child while working with his father on home and auto repairs. Through high school he studied electrical, hydraulics, and pneumatics through his career center. After high school, Clay went on to study architecture and construction engineering at Greenville Technical College while continuing to work jobs in construction. After college, he went to work with an electrical contractor and then a custom builder where his knowledge of the construction industry began to rapidly develop. Clay ran his own remodeling business for nine years. During this time, he further honed an extensive skill set and enhanced his aptitude for quality finishes, kitchen and bath remodels, and tile shower systems. Clay moved into his current role after demonstrating the ability to provide excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of all building systems, and proactive problem solving as a lead carpenter. Clay, his wife, and two kids reside in Williamston, SC.

Sam Parkinson - Project Manager & Safety Manager - Daniel Builders

Sam Parkinson

Project Manager & Safety Manager

Sam worked with his father on rental properties as a child. For as long as he can remember, Sam built things with his hands. After he graduated from Anderson University, he began a woodworking business and soon transitioned into a full-time carpentry position. His passion for craftsmanship and creating beautiful environments continues to grow. He has an eye for intricate details and is quick to help others develop their carpentry skills. Sam resides with his wife and son in Anderson, South Carolina.

Daniel Bailey - Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Daniel Bailey

Project Manager

Daniel was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He enjoyed building from a young age, and he grew up working on various remodeling and construction projects. After earning his Bachelor's degree, Daniel worked in several roles before realizing he wanted to make his career in the construction industry. Having worked for various building companies in the upstate, Daniel joined the Daniel Builders team in July of 2020. Daniel and his wife reside in Piedmont, South Carolina.

Toby Greenleaf - Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Toby Greenleaf

Project Manager

Toby was born and raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Toby began his career as a carpenter in the early nineties in Greenville, South Carolina. He started with Rhodes Brothers Builders and received valuable mentoring from the craftsmen there. During the mid to late nineties, Toby and his wife Carmel moved back to Boston to start their family. He worked on many historic restoration projects while in Boston including St. George Cathedral, The Old North Church, Quincy First Baptist Church, Milton Academy, as well as many other historic properties. He and his family eventually moved back to the Greenville area where he operated his residential remodeling business. Toby is a skilled craftsman who enjoys mentoring others.

Dexter Williams - Project Manager, Direct Projects Division - Daniel Builders

Dexter Williams

Project Manager, Direct Projects Division

Dexter has over 39 years of project management experience in residential and commercial construction. Commercially, he’s managed projects ranging from shopping centers to medical centers to industrial facilities. Prior to his extensive work experience, Dexter studied Building Construction Technology and Architectural Engineering. Dexter resides in Anderson, South Carolina, where he has an instrumental role at Calvary Home for children, a local orphanage.

Tim Cutliff - Commercial Project Manager - Daniel Builders

Tim Cutliff

Commercial Project Manager

Tim has been in construction for over 30 years and commercial project management for over 10 years. His project portfolio includes small upfits to complete hotel renovations and church additions. He is married to his amazing wife, and they have four awesome children (plus 2 awesome son-in-laws). Upstate SC has been Tim's home since the 4th grade, and he loves living here and investing in the community. Tim works with the goal of keeping Christ first, believing that prioritizing Christ will allow everything else to fall into place.

Clay Merrit
Sam Parkinson
Dexter Williams
Daniel Bailey
Toby Greenleaf
Tim Cutliff
Garren Alexander
Garren Alexander - Lead Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Garren Alexander

Lead Carpenter

Garren is an Anderson, South Carolina native who discovered his gift for carpentry during his teen years. He took a proactive approach to sharpening his carpentry skill by taking classes at a career center while in high school. At the age of seventeen, Garren started building cabinets full time for Frazer Quality Woodworks in Pickens, South Carolina. Since then, carpentry has been the source of Garren’s livelihood.

Nathan Dotson - Lead Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Nathan Dotson

Lead Carpenter

Nathan has always loved working with his hands through the building process, so it was an easy decision when it came time to decide on a career path. After college, he entered the construction industry full-time. He has worked in residential and commercial construction since 2000, but he prefers building relationships on the residential side. Over the years, he has worked for various companies throughout the upstate, including Daniel Builders. In 2017, he started his own remodeling company and managed it for 7 years. We are happy to welcome him back to the Daniel Builders team!

Chris Earl - Lead Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Chris Earl

Lead Carpenter

Chris grew up in the upstate. His work history includes cabinetry, metal fabrication, and construction. For the last decade, his emphasis has been on electrical. His family lives in Mauldin, South Carolina. He is is the proud parent and step parent of three amazing future heroes and the husband to a wonderful woman.

Chris Owens - Lead Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Chris Owens

Lead Carpenter

Chris has an impressive background with over 24 years of experience in multiple facets of construction. His areas of his expertise include framing, roofing, electrical, trim, sheetrock, siding, wood flooring, tile, and painting. Chris was Construction Supervisor at Calvary Children’s Home for six years. He and his wife Laurie later served as house parents for five years in the Anderson, South Carolina based orphanage that provides a safe living environment for abused or neglected children.

Andrew Cunningham - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Andrew Cunningham

Carpenter

Andrew is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. Andrew first became interested in carpentry after working a summer job in high school. He joined Daniel Builders in February 2019. He has proven himself to be hardworking and dependable. Andrew enjoys hiking and playing ultimate frisbee in his free time.

Ben Harris - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Ben Harris

Carpenter

Ben is a member of the Daniel Builders Direct Projects team. Born in a small Virginia mountain town, he began working as an apprentice in high school. Ben went on to earn a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Church History from Carolina University in 2017, where he met his wife, Lexi. During and after college, he worked as a carpenter doing historical restoration and remodeling. In 2022, Ben and his family relocated to the Upstate to pursue a career with Daniel Builders. Ben, his wife, and their two children live in Ware Shoals and are active members of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church.

Russ Hayes - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Russ Hayes

Carpenter

Russ was born in Columbus, Georgia. After high school, he began working in construction with an emphasis on hardwood floor installation. For the last decade, he has worked with architectural and modular office wall systems in South Carolina, Colorado, Utah, and Florida. After moving back to the South, he joined Daniel Builders in 2023. The most important things in his life are his faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. He also enjoys the mountains and playing golf.

David Hudgens - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

David Hudgens

Carpenter

David is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. His interest in carpentry began as a child when his father taught him about woodworking. In his early years, David's experience ranged from working in a peach field to a cabinet shop. He settled into framing homes for a custom home builder in Spartanburg. In his spare time, David serves the community by helping feed the homeless.

Dylan James - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Dylan James

Carpenter

Dylan joined the Daniel Builders team in June 2021. Dylan realized he had an aptitude for residential construction at age eighteen. Dylan lives in Easley, South Carolina and loves the outdoors.

Joey Sanchez - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Joey Sanchez

Carpenter

Joey was born near Boston, Massachusetts and moved to South Carolina with his mother and brother at a very young age. Joey realized he loved construction early in life, especially the woodworking and craftsmanship aspects of the trade. Joey currently lives in Easley, South Carolina with his wife and son. He’s in the process of earning a Construction Engineering degree at Greenville Tech. Joey aspires to own a woodworking or residential construction business one day.

Cody Wright - Carpenter - Daniel Builders

Cody Wright

Carpenter

Cody was born and raised in Anderson. After high school, he worked in the non-profit world for both the LOT Project and Rebuild Upstate. At age 27, carpentry became the focus of his career. The things most dear to him are Jesus Christ, his beautiful wife, Sara, and daughter, Primrose. As a family, they love spending time outdoors with their pups. Cody is both humbled and honored to be a part of the Daniel Builders team and looks forward to the future!

Nathan Dotson
Chris Earl
Andrew Cunningham
Ben Harris
Russ Hayes
David Hudgens
Dylan James
Chris Owens
Joey Sanchez
Cody Wright
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