Architects & Designers

Homes at The Ridges at Paris Mountain will be built exclusively by Dillard-Jones Builders, a two-time winner of the prestigious Southern Living Builder of the Year award, and a select group of top architects building a community that reflects excellence in architecture and embraces the natural surroundings of Paris Mountain.

Turkel Designs

Recognized for creating homes of classic simplicity and enduring beauty, Turkel Design is devoted to clean lines and the timeless appeal of natural materials. Founded in 2007, Turkel Design has provided high quality designer homes for over 80 clients spanning four continents. In 2009, Turkel Design was invited to design a series of homes for the Dwell Homes Collection, and was honored further when these homes were selected by Time Magazine for inclusion in their Green Design 100.

Using proven on-line meeting techniques and 3D modeling technology, Turkel Design works with clients worldwide to customize homes to their individual lifestyles and needs. The resulting 3D models are in turn used to precisely manufacture building components with the help of computer controlled machinery. Packaged and shipped, even to some of the remotest sites imaginable, these pre-trimmed and pre-assembled parts expedite the building process. Turkel Design’s dedication to a systemic approach during both the design and construction phases offers the greatest predictability of design integrity, construction and material quality, timing and over-all project cost.

Dillard Jones

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders in 2004 after a successful career working with larger national and international firms. A Clemson University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tom brought over 20 years of construction, project management and sales experience to Dillard-Jones Builders.

He quickly established the company as an award-winning builder because of his focus on integrity, building relationships ad providing personal service and value to each of his clients. As the past President of the Home Builder’s Association and past Chairman of the Upstate Better Business Bureau, Tom leads the firm with not just a commitment to the company but also to the community.

Tom has a passion for building; building relationships, companies, and dream homes. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his family on the lake. He’s an avid hunter, loves working out and salt water fishing.

Wilson Architects

Wilson Architects Inc. is an Asheville, NC based architectural firm dedicated to providing well designed, sustainable projects that are beautiful, comfortable, and functional. Husband and wife team Calder and Aaron Wilson received masters of architecture from the University of Michigan and spent several years working at architectural firms in Ann Arbor, Baltimore, and Asheville before founding Wilson Architects in 2008. They are a client focused firm, intent on understanding the unique needs of each client and site, knowing that collaboration is the key to high quality design. They specialize in mountain homes, often blending Art & Crafts with Modern aesthetics, and always highlighting the home’s relationship with the natural surroundings. You can see more of their work at