About Us

How We Work

If a customer has a project they are considering all they need to do is call us. We are happy to come out and look at the property, or plans and discuss your vision.

If you have an idea, but don’t know the next steps to make your vision a reality, these are the projects that really excite us. We have an inhouse design team, as well as estimators that can help us provide you with the most innovative designs as well as a close estimate to what that project would cost.

Of course if you already have your plans, we would love the opportunity to meet with you and add any suggestions, if requested, and provide the cost to make your dream home a reality.

With decades of experience, we have an experienced team filled with trained designers, estimators, carpenters, all with years of experience to make us one of the most seasoned and respected teams of construction professionals in the Athens area. In addition to our seasoned staff, another way we are able to make our projects proceed with exceptional quality, and smooth and transparent flow, is with our industry leading technology.

Building on Experience

Together with our project software, we are able to keep our clients informed, week-by-week, or day-by-day if preferred. The client is able to communicate with his building team and keep minute by minute accounting of the schedule, the subcontractors, the progress and all aspects of the entire project as it proceeds from signing the initial contracts to receiving

Jim Daniel

Growing up in Decatur Georgia, and having an Interior Decorator for a mother, Jim’s passion has been primarily working with our team to help our custom home clients realize exactly what they want and help them through the construction process so that in the end, we give them their dream home. Jim also enjoys infill development, where he typically is an intricate part of both the initial development process as well as the décor and design on most of the in-house projects.

Jim began his real estate career in 1995 with his first investment in an apartment development. Since then, Jim has been involved in all aspects of the real estate industry, from commercial and residential construction to buying and selling properties. From historic restorations to purchasing and operating investment properties on both the East and West coasts. With over 25 years in the industry, Jim has learned a lot, but still tells people how much he enjoys learning new things every single day.

Jim is married to Susan Daniel, a scientist with Johnson & Johnson, and has two boys, JD and Ethan. In his free time, Jim enjoys college football, skiing, and watching his sons play soccer and other sports.

Sean Hogan

An Akron, Ohio native, Sean moved to Athens after completing a two year apprenticeship in carpentry with Blue Raven Construction of Santa Fe, NM. Arts and music are what drew Sean to Athens, and in 1999 he began Hogan Builders to focus his creative passions on sustainable residential construction. Sean has been engaged and active in the Athens Community ever since, appointed by the Mayor and Commission to the Historic Preservation Commission, Hearings Board, and several Committees. (Tree Ordinance, Multi-Family Committee, etc) Professionally, Sean has volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce, and Homebuilders Association, rising to be Board Chairman (08), and President (07) respectively.

Sean married the love of his life, Kerry, a teacher at Cedar Shoals, in 2000. They have two boys, Tommy and Simon, and live in the Boulevard Historic District. Sean and Kerry are both very active in their community, each serving on the Vestry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, and Sean is a coach and BOD member at Athens United Soccer Association.

Living in Athens

Set an hour outside of Atlanta, the Athens area has something for everyone. From Five Points, Boulevard, Oconee County, to the East Side or Winterville, Athens Georgia has a great deal of culture, beauty, and plenty of Southern hospitality.

Athens and its surrounding areas are home to a variety of industries, most prominently academics, manufacturing, hospitality, medical, and music. Hometown to some great bands, from REM to the B-52’s. From Country singers to Widespread Panic, music, food and a vibrant nightlife are all a part of Athens living.

Both in and around Athens, we enjoy an overall cost of living that’s lower than most metro areas in the U.S., which means your paycheck will stretch quite a bit further when you consider a new home in Athens.


Finally, probably the best thing about Athens, is the people and the community. In Athens, we don’t have traffic jams, and big city congestion. What we do have are city parks and walking trails. A great downtown, plenty of education and even more sports activities. We have people who care about this community, and you will see them when you go to your church, or synagogue. When you eat lunch during the week, or when you go shopping at the grocery store. In Athens, you will know your community and they will know you. And that is one of the greatest reasons why Athens is such a great place to call home.