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Cottage Group was formed on the premise that you can have a smaller custom home without sacrificing quality, style and durability. A division of Dillard-Jones Builders, we have the staff, the experience and the vendor partnerships to deliver a high quality yet value-driven product that exceeds expectations. The company is fully funded for long-term stability with excellent credit and banking relationships.

Our Standards

We combine smart designs with proven products to create a home that is healthy, sustainable and distinctive.

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Our Process

Our goal is to offer value-driven service while striving to achieve high quality in all aspects of construction.

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Our Homes

Our floor plans are flexible, allowing for modifications that will make yours a unique, custom home.

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Our Team


Tom Dillard

Tom Dillard is the founder and president of Cottage Group. Tom has been a custom homebuilder since 2004 when he established Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC. A Clemson University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tom draws on 20 years of construction, project management and sales experience to manage a successful, award-winning homebuilding company that is the only two-time winner of Southern Living’s Builder of the Year award. He is a hands-on leader who works directly with homeowners, vendor partners, and subcontractors to stay personally involved in each project.

Kendall Bateman

Native to Greenville, SC, Kendall Bateman is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Cottage Group, a division of Dillard-Jones Builders. Kendall brings a strong background in local residential real estate sales and marketing to the Cottage Group. She attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Clemson University. With a keen eye for detail, it’s no wonder that Kendall enjoys interior design and has a passion for collecting unique, one-of-a-kind antiques. When Kendall isn’t busy working she enjoys traveling to the Coast and mountains, Clemson football tailgating and spending time enjoying all that her lovely hometown, Greenville, has to offer with her husband, William and two young children, Carter and Charlotte.