Team

Our Core

Team

Henry Vala

President

Henry has worked in the custom home building industry for over 30 years. Starting as a carpenter, he learned the business from the hands-on side. Over the years, his companies have built hundreds of homes. Vala believes that his success has come from making certain his values align with the customer's. His mission has always been to deliver a quality home that surpasses expectations.

Terry Owens

Vice President

Terry has a long tenured career in the homebuilding business and focuses on the importance of on-site project management of our homes. He believes that our hands-on experience and quality control ensures that we deliver an exceptional product for the customer.

William Luce

EVP Marketing

William has worked within the luxury real estate market sector for more than two decades. During this time, he has worked with renowned builders from all over the country developing various residential products and promoting them to the marketplace.

JAMES WIBERG, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

James has decades of experience across all facets of the real estate industry, having started his career as a “Big 4” auditor with a specialization in residential and commercial developers, including homebuilder clients throughout the Southeast. He subsequently worked in senior accounting and finance roles for multifamily, office and retail developers in Florida, including Trammell Crow Residential. He later founded a private real estate investment advisory and due diligence firm, where he advised his public & private company clients on over $20B of acquisitions across all property classes nationwide. James also previously served on the Board of Directors for two public companies.

beth Johnson

Purchasing & Operations Manager

Beth’s passion for building began as a child while playing with Legos. From then on, she knew she wanted to design and build homes. With a Construction Science Management degree from Clemson University, Beth has intently pursued her love for building custom homes for more than a decade. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures that everything comes together along the way to deliver the perfect home.

KIMBERLY TAYLOR

Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Kimberly’s love for design and her passion for historic architecture marry together beautifully at Artisan Custom Homes. She brings to the table a Masters’ Degree from Clemson University and the College of Charleston in Historic Preservation and work experience with the Preservation Society of Charleston. Her passion for historic architecture is well rewarded at Artisan where historic details and design elements are incorporated into modern structures to create homes that are both current and enveloped in traditional southern charm.

Tom Tretheway

Vice President of Construction

Tom brings more than two-and-half decades of experience to the Artisan team. His areas of expertise include design strategies, home construction, master planning, business development, and project management of home building programs within resort and large residential developments throughout the Southeast. Tom’s attention to detail and overall project management processes consistently surpass expectations resulting in quality craftsmanship being delivered on time and within budget.

Julie Gordon

Director of Design

Julie is as easy and inspiring to work with as she is talented. For nearly two decades, Julie has shared her in-depth knowledge of interior and exterior design with hundreds of clients. She is particularly mindful and adept at keeping the construction process flowing, working closely with customers, and bringing their wishes to reality. As Director of Design, Julie manages the Artisan Design Gallery and our team of Design Coordinators to ensure that we utilize the latest design trends and applications in order to deliver the ultimate creative solutions for our clients.

BUILT WITH EXCEPTIONAL CARE

All Artisan Custom Homes are built with the same care and dedication we’d use building our own homes.  We know that a home is more than just a building.  It’s a holder of memories, and a secure place for you, your family, and your friends to relax.

STEPPED IN LOWCOUNTRY CHARM

Our background is in Southern architecture – wide, sweeping porches, and other beautiful spaces built for entertaining.  Come have a glass of sweet tea with us and plan your dream home.

FINISHED WITH ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Your home should perfectly fit and reflect your lifestyle.  We’ve learned all the ways a well-planned home in a beautiful neighborhood can make life more enjoyable, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

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