From the design phase through completion, we pride ourselves in making the building process enjoyable for our customers. Whether you are searching for a new home with understated elegance or sophisticated charm, a major remodel or an addition for a growing family, your home will be a unique reflection of your dreams.

The homes we build are well designed living spaces with breathtaking interior trim work, exquisite custom cabinetry, advanced building products and cutting edge home automation built on our lot or yours. Our undeniable excellence in customer service and unmatched attention to detail ensure that your home building experience will be as enjoyable as it is rewarding.

Call 919.387.1455 to learn the value experience brings to home building.


Tripp Loyd


Professional Experience: At a young age, Tripp began working with his father, a custom home builder in Fayetteville, learning the many aspects of the home building industry. Observing his dad throughout the years gave Tripp the inspiration to pursue his own goals. After graduating from NC State with a civil engineering degree, he started Loyd Builders, LLC in 2000. Tripp has been successfully building custom homes in the Triangle area. Developing relationships have been the hallmark of Loyd Builders success.

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Education: BS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University
Experience: 14+ years in the Construction Industry
Goals: Enjoy each day and laugh; Develop Quality Relationships
Personal Mission Statement:
Be the Best Husband and Dad I can be.
Spending time with my wife and two sons, Golf, Hockey and Basketball



Food: Steak
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Cake
Restaurant: Rey’s, Jimmy V’s
TV Show: Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Duck Dynasty
Music/Band: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney
Movie: Mission Impossible: III
Sports: Hockey, Football, Basketball, Golf
Pro: Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes
College: NC State University
Athletes: Tim Lever


Julia Wood

Office Manager

Professional Experience: Over 25 years in Real Estate Development and Construction of Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing. Served in various capacities including administration, real estate sales, estimating, purchasing and served as a Sr. Vice-President of Operations of a Multi-Family Construction Company.

Hometown: Dunn, NC
Experience: Julia has over 25 years in Real Estate Development and Construction of Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing. In addition, she has served in various capacities including administration, real estate sales, estimating, purchasing and served as a Sr. Vice-President of Operations of a Multi-Family Construction Company.
Personal Mission Statement: Be a friend to everyone and enemy to none.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, decorating and enjoying good food.



Food: Steak and potatoes
Dessert: Anything chocolate
Restaurant: Bonefish Grill, La Piazza
Music/Band: The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rascal Flatts
Movie: Steel Magnolias, Caddy Shack
Sports: Basketball
College: Duke

Sandra Darden

Financial Controller

Professional Experience: Over 16 years experience in the custom home building industry.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Job Title: Financial Controller
Associates Degree in Business
Goals: Continue to grow personally and professionally.
Personal Mission Statement: Make someone smile and laugh everyday.
Reading; Traveling; Dancing



Food: Steak

Dessert: Chocolate Mousse
Restaurant: Barry’s Cafe

TV Show: The Mentalist
Music/Band: Classic Rock
Movie: Grown-Ups
Pro Sports: Pittsburgh Steelers / Carolina Hurricanes
College Sports: NC State university

Nancy Long

Accounting Manager

Professional Experience: 20+ years in the homebuilding industry in Accounting, Marketing and Interior Design

Hometown: Cary, NC
Education: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and minor in Interior Design from Meredith College; Masters of Science in Management from NCSU
Goals: To live a healthy lifestyle.
Personal Mission Statement: To live by the Golden Rule.
Hobbies: Reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.



Food: Italian

Anything chocolate

Lubrano’s and Angus Barn

TV Show:
Young and the Restless

Country; Luke Bryan

Steel Magnolias, Christmas Vacation and The Sound of Music

Watching my sons play soccer and race GoKarts

Pro Sports:
Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers

College Sports:
Wake Forest


Natalie Theodorakis

Selections Coordinator

Professional Experience: Natalie has over 20 years experience focusing on interior design for new home construction. Prior to joining Loyd Builders in December 2009, Natalie owned her own Interior Design business. At Loyd Builders, she assists customers with the selection process using her design expertise and natural abilities to turn a house into a home.

Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, NC

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Campbell University
Experience: 20 years experience focusing on interior design for new home construction
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading



Food: Diet Coke
Dessert: Anything Chocolate
Restaurant: Beaufort Grocery
TV Show: Good Morning America
Music/Band: Lady Antebellum, Delbert McClinton
Movie: The Thornbird’s
Sports: Football
Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Duke
Athletes: Mike Minter

Laura Young

Selections Coordinator

Professional Experience: 9 Years in the Design Industry
Education: B.S. Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill; B.S. Interior Design, ECU

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Goals: To design spaces that please the eye and improve quality of life
Personal Mission Statement: To continue to learn throughout my life and be open to new experiences.
Hobbies: Reading and gardening



Food: Caesar Salad

Dessert: Brownie
Restaurant: Annie’s Kitchen

TV Show: Arrested Development
Music/Band: Foo Fighters
Movie: Bull Durham
Sports: Football and basketball
Pro Sports: Carolina Panthers
College Sports: UNC Tarheels


McKenzie Olmstead


Professional Experience: Custom home construction and remodeling in the Triangle since 2005.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: Appalachian State University – B.S. in Construction Technology
Goals: Enjoy every day. Always find new ways to challenge yourself.
Hobbies: Running, spending time outdoors



Food: Mexican
Dessert: Anything chocolate
Restaurant: Salsa Fresh

TV Show: Dexter; The Wire
Music/Band: Whatever is on the radio
Sports: Football
Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Appalachian State
Athletes: Drew Brees

Joe Brock


Education: Associates Degree (Architectural Technology), Wake Tech
Professional Experience: 16 Years in custom cabinet industry

Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Goals: To continue to challenge myself professionally and put forth 100% every day
Personal Mission Statement: To always be myself no matter what, and to be the best husband and dad I can be.
Hobbies: Fishing



Food: Pizza
Dessert: Cheesecake

Restaurant: Bridge Tender
TV Show: Gold Rush, King of Queens
Music/Band: Zach Brown Band
Movie: Step Brothers
Pro Sports: Denver Broncos
Athletes: Peyton Manning


John Lansing Houston, Jr.

Project Manager

Education: East Carolina University, B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology, concentration in Construction Management
Professional Experience: 20 years

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: East Carolina University, B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology, concentration in Construction Management
Goals: To always build a quality house regardless of price point.
Personal Mission Statement: Live life to the fullest with no regrets.
Hobbies: Golf; Coaching youth football; Fantasy sports



Food: Steak
Dessert: Chocolate Fudge Cake
Restaurant: Neo-Asia

Music/Band: John Mayer
Movie: Remember the Titans
Pro Sports: New Orlean Saints
College Sports: ECU / UNC
Athletes: Drew Brees

Bradley Coates

Warranty Manager

Education: Campbell University, B.S. Degree in Business Administration
Professional Experience: 20 years

Hometown: Benson, NC 
Education: Campbell University, B.S. Degree in Business Administration
Experience: Atlanta Browns 2001-2002; Help manage family construction business 2012; Loyd Builders since Spring 2012
Goals: To be the best at everything I do and to represent my family and employer well.
Personal Mission Statement: Be honest, be punctual, do it right the first time.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family; Coaching baseball; Golf



Food: My mom’s lasagna
Dessert: My wife’s Hershey cake
Restaurant: Sullivan’s
TV Show: Modern Marvels, How It’s Made
Music/Band: David Crowder Band, Zac Brown Band
Movie: Field of Dreams
Pro Sports: Atlanta Braves
College Sports: UNC Tarheels
Athletes: Cal Ripken, Jr

Paul Kolb

Project Manager

Education: Computer Technology Sawyer College
Professional Experience: 25 years of construction management building high-end custom homes

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Goals: To deliver the highest quality home and to continue learning and keeping up with new technologies.
Personal Mission Statement: To have a positive outlook on life no matter what challenges are faced and to be grateful for my blessings.
Hobbies: Classic Cars



Food: Seafood
Dessert: Apple Pie
Restaurant: Angus Barn
TV Show: Dateline NBC / 48 Hours
Music/Band: Fleetwood Mac
Movie: The Six Sense
Sports: Football
Pro: Miami Dolphins
College: UNC Chapel Hill – Tarheels
Athletes: Dan Marino / Darren Sproles

Keith Browne

Service Manager

Professional Experience: Keith has over 15 years experience focusing on new construction building. Keith joined Loyd Builders in June 2010 as the Warranty Manager.

Hometown: Hyco Lake, NC

Education: High School / 1 1/2 years College
Experience: 15 years Building / House Construction
Goals: Be the BEST at whatever I do!
Hobbies: Professional Motorcycle Drag Racing (Browne Racing)



Food: Italian
Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae
Restaurant: Macaroni Grill

TV Show: American Chopper; Pawn Stars
Music/Band: Nickleback
Movie: Good Fellas
Sports: Motorcycle Drag Racing
Pro: N.Y. Giants
College: Duke
Athletes: Me (Rider of the Browne Racing Turbo V-Twin Drag Bike)