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John Judd Sr. was born in Oklahoma and raised in Alaska. He has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He began his work with DuPont in Brevard, NC and Chattanooga, TN where he earned numerous safety and leadership awards. He moved back to Alaska in 1999 and worked with a large builder on residential and commercial construction for many years. He gained invaluable experience of every facet of the building process.
John Sr. has always had a hands-on approach to project management. He is heavily involved in every stage of the construction process from concept to design. He enjoys guiding clients through the home building process and serves as a knowledgeable liaison between the client and the architect. Clients appreciate his straightforwardness and honesty.
When John’s not on the job site or in the office, you can find him with family. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 46 years and they have two children, Tami and John Jr. Tami lives in Tennessee with her husband Bryan and their daughter. John Jr. is Co-owner of Judd Builders and lives in Fairview with his wife Sandy and three children.
John Sr.’s father, Floyd Judd, was a great example of what it means to be a man of your word, and he does his best to live up to that example every day. He learned how to love his family, take pride in his work and honor his faith from his father.
John Judd Jr. has had a passion for building things his entire life. He started his building career spending his summers working with a custom home builder as a teenager. After graduating from TC Roberson High School in Asheville, he went on to further his education at Montreat College in Black Mountain, NC. After college, he realized he still had a love for building and worked as a laborer for a large contractor. He spent many years working for a commercial and residential builder in Alaska along side his dad. He was quickly promoted to construction superintendent overseeing a large team of workers in multiple developments. This position allowed his leadership skills and his knowledge of the home building process to further advance and his love for construction to grow.
John Jr. shares his father’s hands-on approach to project management and is known for his multitasking skills and ability to schedule multiple jobs simultaneously while keeping up on each project’s plans and details. His active presence on job sites ensures projects are on schedule and that the trades all meet the high quality standards that Judd Builders is known for. He takes away a genuine sense of pride in each residential or commercial project and enjoys watching the transformation. John is most proud that Judd Builders has a reputation for taking care of clients and employees as if they were part of the family.
John and his wife Sandy live in Fairview and have three kids, Jessica, Jack, and Winslow. They love the country setting of Fairview and the convenience of being 15 minutes from Asheville. He enjoys spending his time outdoors, running, hiking, and taking care of their horses.
Jerry has been around residential construction his entire life. He comes from a family with three generations of home builders in Asheville NC. His father and grandfather were builders and taught Jerry the right way to build homes from a very young age. He has a teaching degree from Mars Hill University and still uses his teaching skills when he‘s coaching youth sports. Jerry’s love for building homes has grown with time and his leadership skills have led him to be a superintendent managing multiple projects and crews.
As a sub-contractor years ago, Jerry experienced many home builders in Western North Carolina. When he decided to join a builder full-time, he picked Judd Builders because of the family atmosphere and the way they treated employees, clients, and subs. He has become an extremely valued superintendent since he started with Judd Builders 13 years ago.
He loves spending time with his wife Stephanie and his kids, Gabe and Lilly. They live in Weaverville and are very involved in the schools and sports teams in the area.
“What I love about my job is when a client shows me a picture out of a magazine as inspiration and we add to the idea they gave us and knock it out of the park. I’m committed to giving them exactly what they want and having fun along the way."
Parker grew up in Wilmington, NC and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from UNCW. He enjoys the fun, friendly atmosphere and banter at the Judd office and he is proud to represent a company that is known locally for quality and taking care of people.
Parker’s responsibilities include job site safety, payroll, scheduling, and sub-contractor/vendor relations. Basically, he make things happen behind the scenes! He also helps foster an encouraging and caring company culture. He’s very analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
“I love many facets of my job especially working with clients. My favorite quote is by Roger Staubach and reads "There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." I like to think this is our mentality as a company when building our clients’ dream homes."
Joseph Mojica joined the company in August 2016 with more than 20 years of building experience. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. He also has an MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship/Management and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Miami.
His expertise and passion is in construction management and he has served as a construction superintendent, project manager, production lead, program manager, lead project designer, and project engineer.
His responsibilities include managing multiple disciplined construction crews, sub-contractor/vendor relations, construction scheduling, budget, estimation, material procurement and direct client financial reporting. He’s a numbers guy and a master in Excel spreadsheets!
When he was researching which Asheville home builder he was interested in working for, something about Judd Builders stuck with him. Since he joined the company, he has become an extremely important part of the team. He is well-traveled and has lived in many places in the world, but he loves Asheville and he enjoys the work he does at Judd Builders.
Lauren started working with Judd Builders in 2012 as a marketing coordinator. A Cincinnati native, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2005 and moved to Asheville in 2010.
Her professional experience includes working on the ad agency side of the business, as well as marketing for industries including consumer packaged goods, non-profit, educational services, insurance, financial services, e-commerce retailers, restaurants and various other small businesses.
Lauren is a Realtor® and has had her NC broker‘s license since 2012. She’s a member of the Land of Sky Association of Realtors and a broker with Beverly-Hanks Realtors. She is available to help clients who are considering buying a lot to build a new home or buying an existing home and remodeling. Her knowledge of the market, paired with an experienced builder’s knowledge of the land and topography, help guide clients looking to build a custom home in Asheville.
Lauren and her fiancé Chris have two boys and two girls and live in south Asheville. They can be found hiking and at kids’ sporting events on the weekends.
Chris grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and has called Asheville home for the last 7 years. He graduated from UNCW with a finance degree but has always had a passion for architecture and home building which led him to Judd Builders. Judd Builders reputation for being a fun, family oriented, respectful, and caring company attracted Chris to becoming a part of the Judd Family. Chris started his career with Judd Builders as an interior & exterior finish carpenter and was promoted to the leadership role of project manager in 2021.
Chris takes great pride in being a part of the entire building process from start to finish and ensuring that all projects run as smoothly as possible. All projects are bound to face challenges but it is how you overcome those challenges that makes the difference. Chris is very detail oriented which allows him to ensure that all aspects of the project are being completed and being completed with the level of quality that the Judd brand was built on. Chris’ largest satisfaction comes not just from the end result of seeing Judd’s clients fall in love with their new home, but also while watching clients learn and enjoy the entire building process. At the end of the project clients have a good sense of why we take so much pride and joy in what we do.
In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline, hiking, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Western North Carolina.
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