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: 20+ 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.
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and three sons, golf, hockey and basketball



Food: Steak
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Cake
Restaurant: Rey’s, Jimmy V’s
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Music/Band: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney
Movie: Anything Bond
Sports: Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Celtics
Pro: Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes
College: NC State University
Athletes: Tim Lever


Julia Wood

Office Manager

Professional Experience: Over 30 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: Coats, NC
Goals: Strive to find good in every situation
Personal Mission Statement: Be a friend to everyone and enemy to none.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, decorating and gardening.



Food: Steak and potatoes
Dessert: Anything chocolate
Restaurant: Bonefish Grill, Lucky 32
Music/Band: Classic Rock
Movie: Steel Magnolias, The Book Club
Sports: Basketball

Sandra Darden

Financial Controller

Professional Experience: Over 20 years experience in the custom home building industry.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: 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: Rey’s

TV Show: Outlander
Music/Band: Classic Rock
Movie: Serendipity
Pro Sports: Pittsburgh Steelers / Carolina Hurricanes
College Sports: NC State university

Nancy Long

Accounting Manager

Professional Experience: 25 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, pickleball and spending time with family and friends.



Food: Italian

Dessert: Anything chocolate

Restaurant: Angus Barn
 and Casa Carbone
TV Show: Young and the Restless
Music/Band: Country; Luke Bryan

Movie: Christmas Vacation and The Book Club
Sports: 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 25 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: Over 25 years experience focusing on interior design for new home construction
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Spending time with friends and family



Food: Seafood
Dessert: Anything Sweet
Restaurant: Death and Taxes
TV Show: This is Us
Music/Band: Lady Antebellum, Delbert McClinton
Movie: The Thornbird’s
Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Duke Football

Laura Young

Selections Coordinator

Professional Experience: 12 Years in the Design Industry
Education: B.S. Interior Design, ECU; B.A. Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill

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, Gardening, Yoga



Food: Caesar Salad

Dessert: Brownie
Restaurant: Annie’s Kitchen

TV Show: Doc Martin
Music/Band: The Mavericks
Movie: Bull Durham
Sports: Soccer, Basketball
Pro Sports: Carolina Panthers
College Sports: UNC Tarheels


McKenzie Olmsted


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: Always continue learning and improving
Personal Mission Statement: To live a joyful, balanced life
Hobbies: Running; Mountain biking; Spending time with family



Food: Pizza
Dessert: Anything chocolate
Restaurant: Mami Noras

TV Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm
Music/Band: Whatever is on the radio
Movie: I don’t ever like to watch the same movie twice
Sports: NFL
Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Appalachian State
Athletes: Any weekend warrior

Joe Brock


Education: Associates Degree (Architectural Technology), Wake Tech
Professional Experience: 16 Years in custom cabinet industry; 4 Years in the construction 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, golfing, woodworking, playing baseball and basketball with my son.



Food: Pizza
Dessert: Cheesecake

Restaurant: Bridge Tender
TV Show: Home Improvements and American Pickers
Music/Band: Zach Brown Band
Movie: Step Brothers
Pro Sports: Carolina Panthers
Athletes: Peyton Manning and Cam Brock (my son)


John Lansing Houston, Jr.

Project Manager

Education: East Carolina University, B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology, concentration in Construction Management
Professional Experience: 27 years North Carolina Contractors License

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. Be the best in what I do.
Hobbies: Golf; Fantasy sports; Spending time with family



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

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

Bradley Coates

Project Manager

Education: Campbell University, B.S. Degree in Business Administration
Professional Experience: 12 years in Site Construction; 6 years in Custom home construction; Atlanta Braves 2001-2002

Hometown: Benson, NC
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; Most any sport



Food: Mom’s lasagna
Dessert: Wife’s Hershey cake
Restaurant: 42nd Street Oyster Bar
TV Show: How It’s Made, Modern Marvels, History Channel
Music/Band: Lauren Daigle, Brothers Osborne, Jerry Reed
Movie: Band of Brothers
Pro Sports: Atlanta Braves
College Sports: UNC / Duke Football
Athletes: Cal Ripken, Jr, Derek Jeter

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: Nickelback
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)