Gordon James

John Quinlivan & Jeremy Thompson

What sets your company apart?

We are a builder with an exceptional process that builds lasting friendships with every project. 

How do you bring a client’s vision to life?

Having the right team in place on day one is critical. Not every architect or interior designer is the right fit for every project. Once that team is in place, we learn the critical details of how our clients live, what drives their lives, and what styles and trends they gravitate toward. The sketch-plan process is designed to make sure you are seeing your vision executed correctly. The interior designer will also do design boards for each room to ensure they are seeing the same vision as the client. 

What are the most important elements of a successful build team?

Our core values are for our team to be organized, have a positive attitude, be trustworthy, be respectful, and be resourceful. These are qualities we expect from ourselves and those who work with us. 

What are some of your favorite trends in new construction?

As a Designated Green Path Builder, we are encouraged by the desire to build better and better homes focused on sustainability and the homes surrounding the environment.

What inspires and influences your work?

Our clients inspire and influence our work. We are not a design-build builder, which allows our clients the freedom to build their dream – not the builder’s dream.

How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?

From the first meeting, we listen to our client’s dreams and visions for their new home, get a feel for their personalities, and then recommend an architect and interior designer to meet with the clients. The client, architect, interior designer, and selected Gordon James project manager collaborate throughout the project to fulfill the client’s dreams.

What do you enjoy most about building custom homes?

We are proud to know that a lifetime of memories will be made in each home and that the Gordon James team played a part in making it happen.

Photo by Meghan Doll Photography


Gordon James is a Designated Green Path Builder.
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