Meet our three Southern Living Builders!

These three Columbus Builders are members of the Southern Living Custom Home Builders Program, who have been chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace and focus on discriminating customer service. Through careful design and quality building materials, they are committed to building homes that uphold their value over time in Old Town, one of the Southern Living Inspired Communities. They offer excellent customer service and experience based knowledge necessary to customize and build a well crafted home while maintaining a budget and adhering to a time line. Please call one of our Old Town builders to learn more how they can help you find the right plan and build your next home!


Chris Jones attended Auburn University and graduated from Columbus State University. Continuing the family’s passion for development and construction, Chris immediately went to work with Flournoy Development as a Development Project Manager in 1999 where he oversaw numerous developments and construction projects.

In the Summer of 2002, father and son began working together again when Chris went to work as a builder with the Atlanta Division of Jones & Minear Homebuilders with his father, Randy Jones. In September 2003, Chris opened the Columbus Division for the company. Since that time, he has personally managed the construction of over 250 homes with an average price of around $500,000 and he has built homes valued from $200,000 to over $2,000,000.

Chris has combined his 15 years of development and building experience along with the wisdom he gleaned from his many years working alongside his dad and CPJ Custom Homes, LLC was born in 2011.

Chris currently attends Wynnbrook Baptist Church and serves as a Deacon and in other various capacities there. He also serves on boards of The Open Door Community House and St. Francis Foundation Fellows. Chris has been married to the love of his life, Laura, since 1999. They have two beautiful children and have long been entrenched in the local community.

Chris Jones
CPJ Custom Homes, LLC
(706) 681-3143 Cell
(706) 320-9948 Office
(706) 324-2644 Fax
5900 River Road Suite 103
Columbus, GA 31904

Leary & Brown, Inc

Founded in 1968 by third generation builders Ralph Leary and Ken Brown,
Leary & Brown, Inc has been building quality homes in Columbus’ premier
subdivisions for four decades. Today, Leary & Brown remains a family owned
business dedicated to building quality homes to fit today’s lifestyles. Over
the years as changes have occurred in the home-building industry, two things
have remained constant at Leary & Brown, quality construction and customer

At Leary and Brown, we understand that buying or building a new home is one
of the biggest decisions and investments a person will ever make. Whether
you are building your custom dream home or looking to purchase an existing
home, we offer a full range of services to assist our customers. Our staff
will assist you in designing your custom home to fit your lifestyle and
budget and once construction begins, a designated superintendent will be
assigned to the job from beginning to end and offer service after the sale.
We work with local real-estate professionals, sub-contractors and mortgage
lenders to ensure a smooth building process from start to finish. Our
in-house interior design professional gladly assists our customers in
selecting the latest decorating details that make a house a home. We are
currently building in several developments in Columbus, including: Old Town,
Wellington Pointe, Bridgemill, and Whitesville Walk.
Jamie McVay
Leary and Brown Builders
5604 Whitesville Road
706-323-0413 Office

Woodruff Contracting Company

Mike Socci is a native of Columbus with a servant heart for people. His career with Woodruff began after high school in 1976 . Mike was mentored by George C. Woodruff, Jr. starting as a carpenter and working tirelessly to become President of Woodruff Contracting Company. During his 39 years with the company Mike along with his team has built over 2500 homes in the Columbus and surrounding areas.

Woodruff Contracting Company’s resume’ extends beyond residential homes to the construction of light commercial buildings, interior commercial build-outs, and additions to well known Columbus apartment complexes and shopping centers. He is a certified Southern Living Builder and Earth Craft Builder.

Mike is married to his high school sweetheart, Sandy and they are members at Cascade Hills Church. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mike is an active member of the Columbus Home Builders Association, Columbus Board of Realtors and Columbus Apartment Association. He is a licensed Contractor in Georgia and Alabama.
Mike Socci
Woodruff Contracting Company
2900 Warm Springs Road
706-527-2825 Cell 706-256-4809 Office




Partnering with quality building products

James Hardie Siding

James Hardie is a global leader in fiber cement siding products
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Pella Windows
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Lennox is known throughout the world for quality home comfort.
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Sherwin Williams

The nations largest specialty retailer of paints, stains and wall coverings.

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