Meet Our Team

Jimmy Wilson

CEO

Jonathan Giles

vice president

Foster A. Rodwell

CFO

Justin Frierson

director of construction

Will Smithers

purchasing manager

Jacqui Dyke

Design Consultant

Candace Pitts

sales manager/BIC

Jan Yhap

Community Sales leader

Melinda Roy

Community Sales leader

Stephen Thomas

project manager/builder

Candace Pitts

sales manager/BIC

Jan Yhap

Community Sales leader

Jimmy Wilson

CEO

Hometown

Thomson GA

Education

University of Georgia, BBA Accounting, Masters of Accountancy

Job Experience

Partner with Ernst & Young, LLP; President of Sunex Tools, LLC

Hobbies/Interest

Golf, Boating and Outdoor Activities

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Swamp Rabbit Trail & Great Restaurants

Jonathan Giles

Vice President

Hometown

Columbia, SC

Education

BS in Business Administration, SC & NC Real Estate Broker license, SC & NC General Contractor license, SC Residential Builders license, SC Home Inspectors license, and International Code Council (ICC) Residential Inspector.

Job Experience

Worked for several national and local builders in a management role over the last 30 years, as well as built custom homes

Hobbies/Interest

Flying helicopters, spending time with family

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Proximity to downtown Greenville and Paris Mountain State Park

Foster A. Rodwell

CFO

Hometown

Myrtle Beach, SC

Education

Clemson University, B.S. in Accounting, 2003, Masters in Accountancy, 2004

Job Experience

Big 4 accounting firm EY as a CPA primarily with real estate, grocery, and manufacturing clients. In 2012, Foster began working in Travelers Rest with a Pinestone Capital affiliate.

Hobbies/Interest

Any and all outdoor adventures with his wife and two boys including youth sports, camping, boating, and the beach.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Great restaurants

Justin Frierson

director of construction

Hometown

Lexington, SC

Education

Presbyterian College

Job Experience

Licensed Unlimited General Contractor and have been building single family homes for the past 3 years.

Hobbies/Interest

Hunting, fishing or anything outdoors with my wife Anna and 2 boys Walker and Wells.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Restaurants and outdoor activities that TR provides

Will Smithers

purchasing manager

Hometown

Middleburg, VA

Education

South Carolina - Bachelors

Job Experience

Working in residential construction since 2012

Hobbies/Interest

Camping and hiking

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

BBQ at Monkey Wrench

JACQUI DYKE

design consultant

Hometown

Aspen, CO

Education

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) 2003

Job Experience

6 Years Residential Real Estate, Residential Design and Remodeling since 2008

Hobbies/Interest

Spending time with my kids, Running and getting my hands dirty with remodeling projects on my House.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

All the delicious and unique places to eat, boutique businesses and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Candace Pitts

community sales manager

Hometown

Concord, NC

Education

BS in Elementary Education

Job Experience

Worked in general real estate for Keller Williams starting in 2012. Worked in new construction sales since 2014.

Hobbies/Interest

I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to go camping, to the beach, and hiking. I enjoy shooting pool and going bowling (really any type of games). I love trying new food and traveling.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

I love how quaint Travelers Rest is. It offers a lot from local businesses and I am all about community support. There are delicious restaurants and breweries to stop at during your walk/bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit!

Jan Yhap

Community Sales Assistant

Hometown

Coral Springs, Fl

Education

Computer Engineering Degree at Tampa Technical Institute

Job Experience

Construction background spanning three decades with the last 9 years in new home sales.

Hobbies/Interest

Hiking, boating, riding bicycles and motorcycles, cruising.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Close to the mountains and the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

MELINDA ROY

Community Sales Leader

Hometown

Murrells Inlet, SC

Education

SC Real Estate License, NMLS Mortgage License

Job Experience

Ever since I entered the real estate industry at the age of 18, I have gained valuable experiences from various aspects of real estate including, property management, general brokerage, loan originator and new home sales. But it's in the exhilarating sphere of new home sales where I've found my true calling.

Hobbies/Interest

Outside of my professional endeavors, I am a devoted family person. I cherish spending quality time with my husband and our little girl creating lasting memories.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

I love that Travelers Rest is a vibrant hub known for its enchanting blend of small-town charm, local eateries, lively bars, unique shops and world class-outdoor activities including the highly coveted Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Stephen Thomas

project Manager/builder

Hometown

Spartanburg, SC

Education

BS in Business Administration, Presbyterian College

Job Experience

Worked in the commercial and residential construction industry since 2013 building in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Hobbies/Interest

When I’m not building homes, I enjoy traveling and spending time in the great outdoors exploring. From the woods to the water, hiking, biking, and hunting keep me pretty busy.

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

Proximity to the Blue Ridge mountains, ease of access to downtown Greenville thanks to the Swamp Rabbit trail, and all the great food TR has to offer.

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Karen Fox

design consultant/realtor

Hometown

Hendersonville, NC

Education

Blue Ridge Community College/Wyatt Institute

Job Experience

SC Licensed realtor since 2016, former regional design manager for a national furniture company, owner of Fox Homes and Interiors

Hobbies/Interest

Boating, DIY home improvements, spending time with my kids, college football. GO TIGERS!

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

The peanut butter diablo cookie at Upcountry Provisions.

Lizzy Hester

Accounting Manager

Hometown

Asheville, NC

Education

Appalachian State University, B.S. in Accounting 2014, Masters of Accounting, 2015.

Job Experience

CPA for a regional accounting firm, working primarily with not-for-profit, governmental, and manufacturing clients. Accounting and financial analyst work for a couple of organizations, including Hincapie Sports, before joining the Pinestone Construction team in May of 2021 as accounting manager.

Hobbies/Interest

Running, cooking, pilates, and long walks with my dog, Barnicle

Favorite Thing About Travelers Rest

The Swamp Rabbit trail and local restaurants