Gorgeous Custom Home In The Country
December 4, 2019    POSTED IN  Character RichHomeHome RedefinedSmart Design

Here is a Design-Build Home in a beautiful setting in the country ….. I really like the finishes they chose, and I can guarantee you that if I ever build a 2-story house, it will have a laundry shoot! 🙂 #itsthelittlethings


See more Design-Build Plans HERE and all of our floor plans HERE. Explore all of the different options and call Lisa or Emily if you have any questions!! Ready to go ahead and get started? Fill out a Customer Worksheet!


Winterize Your Home
December 2, 2019    POSTED IN  HomeHome Maintenance


The chill is in there air …. Have you done maintenance to prepare your home for winter? Here is a quick checklist on different things you should do to winterize your home.

– Cover air-conditioning unit
– Cover or remove any window air conditioner
– Vacuum bathroom exhaust fan grill
– Vacuum refrigerator/freezer coil
– Check basement for leaks during thaws
– Change furnace filter monthly
– Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers
– Inspect the roof/gutters/downspouts for damage after storms
– Check for ice dams
– Turn on humidifier, turn off dehumidifier


– Open cabinet doors under sinks
– Drip hot and cold faucets in kitchen and bath
– Set icemaker to make ice if the water line runs under the house
– Close drapes and blinds, except when windows are in direct sunlight
– Heat home to a minimum of 65 degrees … if away for the winter, it should be maintained around at least 50 degrees


– Locate the main water shutoff and know how it works
– Don’t wait for pipes to burst. If frozen, take measures to thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance.
– Use a hair dryer/heat lamp/electric heat tape or portable space heater to thaw frozen pipes that have not burst
– Keep faucet open when thawing frozen pipes to allow water to begin flowing
– If pipes burst, FIRST turn off the water, then handle the mess
– Dry and repair any water damage
– Call an insurance professional as soon as possible

While you’re spending more time indoors this winter, browse our floorplan collection and Design-Build site and see what jumps out at you. As always, call Emily or Lisa if you have any questions about how things work with building a home with Joyner Homes!

Joyner Homes Team Spotlight – Emily Reid
November 26, 2019    POSTED IN  About UsHome


Today I want to introduce you to our new Design Consultant, Emily Reid. You’ll find Emily here in the office helping our clients pick out their finishes for their home 🙂

How long have you worked at Joyner Homes?
Since September 2019- I am the newbie right now!

What do you do at JH?
I am the design consultant, so I help people pick out their selections for their new home!

If you could switch jobs with someone in Joyner Homes, who would it be? Why?
Probably Tom. He gets to design the custom homes which sounds so interesting to me.

What 3 words would you use to describe Joyner Homes?
Fun, Creative, Integrity

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Play with my doggies, update my home/yard with my husband, stay active with sports.

What random facts can you share with us?
I am a certified scuba diver! I love the water.

Are you messy or organized?
Both! I am organized at work and constantly trying to not be my messy natural self at home.

What’s your favorite outside activity?
Water sports! I used to live in Minnesota and I fell in love with playing on the lake.

If you could change something about today’s youth, what would it be? Alternately, what excites you about today’s young generation?
I would want them to dial back on technology to reduce loneliness, depression, and the pressures it brings about. What excites me about today’s young generation is how accepting they can be.

What would you tell your 13-year old self?
Don’t worry about what other people think! Also you have AMAZING parents and don’t forget it.

How do you define success?
I think success is being happy, finding balance, and constantly learning so you can try to be and do better.

You can read more about all of our team members HERE …. Contact Emily or Lisa for more info or if you have any questions at all regarding the home building process!