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: 25 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 and boating.



Food: Steak
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Cake
Restaurant: Rey’s, Jimmy V’s
TV Show: Yellowstone
Music/Band: Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney
Movie: Anything Bond
Sports: Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Celtics
Sports Team: Boston Celtics, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, NC State
Athletes: Tim Lever, John Wouston


Erin Hartmann

Sales Administration

Professional Experience: 24 Years in residential construction and related fields in and around Raleigh — from construction debris removal to project superintendent to contract and sales administration.

Hometown: Fine, NY
Education: BS Math, St. Lawrence University; MBA Finance, Jones International University
Goals: Retire content with my life achievements
Personal Mission Statement: Live life intentionally and have the best intentions, always.
Hobbies: Darts, fishing, gardening, beach body workouts



Food: Rainbow Roll, Super Bowl (Poki Bowl)
Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Restaurant: Waraji and Sullivans
TV Show: Alone / Wicked Tuna
Music/Band: Classic Rock / Led Zeppelin; Deep Purple; John Prine
Movie: A Knight’s Tale
Pro Sports: Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers
College: NC State, Syracuse
Athletes: Vince Papale

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
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

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Education: B.S. Interior Design, ECU; B.A. Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill
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
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

Sr. Estimator / Preconstruction Manager

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

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education:  BS in Construction Technology – Appalachian State University
Goals: Learn something new every day. Impact others in a positive way.
Personal Mission Statement: To live a joyful, balanced life
Hobbies: Running, Mountain biking



Food: Enchiladas
Dessert: Anything chocolate

TV Show: Succession
Music/Band: Folk and Classic Rock

Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Appalachian State

Joe Brock


Professional Experience: 16 Years in custom cabinet industry; 4 Years in the construction industry

Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Education: Associates Degree (Architectural Technology), Wake Tech
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
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

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

Grant Dickens

Project Manager

Professional Experience: 15+ Years of building and remodeling in 1+ Million dollar market; NC Licensed Contractor; Certified LEAD Renovator; Estimating; Contract Writing

Hometown: Roanoke Rapids, NC
Education: BA of Science at Hampden-Sydney College
Goals: To never stop learning and to surround myself with experienced, skilled contractors to create an environment of growth and success.
Personal Mission Statement: To never be complacent in my role as project manager. I want to continue to learn and grow and sue the passion I have built to the fullest. To do that, I want to be on a team that supports each other, builds each other usb so we can provide the best possible products to our clients. Not only do I want to build houses the right way (and a step above our competitors), I want to do it in a way so that each client enjoys the process and will be long term clients and friends.
Hobbies: Guitar; Music and concerts; Hiking, fishing, golf; Spending time with family; Reading



Food: Sloppy joes; Crab legs
Dessert: Lemon meringue pie
Restaurant: PF Changs
TV Show:
Music/Band: Rock n Roll, Pearl Jam, Metallica
Movie: Big Lebowski
Sports: Soccer
Pro: Hurricanes
College: UNC
Athletes: Wayne Rooney

Rob Bond

Project Manager

Professional Experience: 39 Years all over the country

Hometown: Burlington, MA
Education: University of Massachusetts
Hobbies: Skiing, Motorcycles, Drones



Dessert: Creme Brûlée
Restaurant: Alexanders
Music/Band: Grateful Dead
Movie: Smoke Signals
Sports: Baseball, Soccer
Athletes: Bobby ORR, Carl Yastrzemski

Howard Patton

Project Manager

Professional Experience: Williams Custom Homes – Lake Gaston, NC; Code Enforcement Officer – Halifax County; Bost Homes – Cary, NC; D.J.F. Builders – Raleigh, NC

Hometown: Littleton, NC – Lake Gaston
Education: B.S. in E.X.S.S. from East Carolina University
Experience: 15 years Building / House Construction
Personal Mission Statement: Work hard so you can enjoy life
Hobbies: Saltwater fishing, boating, basketball



Food: Any seafood
Dessert: Chocolate Chess Pie with Ice Cream
Restaurant: Amos Mosquitos – Atlantic Beach
Movie: Good Will Hunting
Sports: College Basketball
Pro: Atlanta Braves
College: Duke Basketball; E.C.U. Football

Robbie Posvic

Project Manager

Professional Experience: 20+ Years of experience in custom exterior trim, deck building and wine cellars.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: Wake Forest – Rolesville High School
Goals: To work hard and take pride in the work I do.
Personal Mission Statement: Enjoy life, always try to be the best at anything you do.
Hobbies: Fly fishing, traveling, hiking



Food: Sushi / Caribbean Cuisine
Dessert: Tres Leches Cake
Restaurant: Angus Barn
TV Show: House
Music/Band: David Bowie
Movie: The Godfather
Sports: Football, Boxing
Pro: Carolina Panthers
College: Clemson and Duke
Athletes: Muhammad Ali

Thomas Webb

Project Manager

Professional Experience: 9+ years of building / renovating in North Carolina; NASCLA Certified; NC Licensed Contractor

Hometown: Greenville, NC
Education: BS in Agricultural Business Management from North Carolina State University
Goals: I want to always continue to learn
and improve at anything that I do.
Personal Mission Statement: I strive to give my full effort in everything that I do and to always operate with honesty and integrity.
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Carpentry, Fantasy Football



Food: Chicken Green Curry
Dessert: Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Restaurant: Glenwood Grill
TV Show: Seinfeld, Law & Order SVU
Music/Band: Zach Brown Band
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Sports: Football & Basketball
Pro Sports: Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets
College Sports: NC State
Athletes: Philip Rivers, Steve Smith, Kobe Bryant

Adam Burleson

Project Manager

Professional Experience:



Personal Mission Statement:
TV Show:

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)