JAG construction is a local company committed to building quality crafted Green homes in the city of Asheville and the surrounding area. We specialize in exceptionally built custom homes as well as smaller and simpler “JAG Built” homes. Having a range of construction options allows us to build Green in all price points. We take pride in bettering our neighborhoods and creating sustainable housing that will be here for generations to come. Contact us today to start the conversation about your new home!
The employees of JAG take their jobs very seriously and enjoy working for a purpose and a mission. We have a very low turn over rate of employees because most people that are passionate about building better find that their passion can really come through on our projects and on our crews. If you are interested in submitting an employment inquiry, please fill out our employment application
Jody Guokas – Founder and President of JAG construction.
Jody received a BA from Warren Wilson College in 2001 in Environmental Studies. He went on to work in both Vermont and Maine for small Timberframe companies. Upon returning to Asheville in 2002 Jody started his endevour into self-employment working for several local contractors, and building a few timberframe structures. JAG construction was established in 2003 completing countless rehab and renovation projects in the City of Asheville. Since then Jody has refined the mission of JAG construction to be focused on infill construction of efficient green-built residential structures. Jody has a passion for trying to figure out how to provide the highest quality well crafted home at a reasonable price.
For the green movement to be successful, we must make it attainable by people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Crew at JAG Construction
Reed Wortley – Project Manager / Lead Carpenter
Reed Wortley joined JAG and Associates in the winter of 2006 as a project manager/lead carpenter. He moved from the Portland, Maine area to Asheville in 1998 to attend Warren Wilson College for 2 1/2 years. Reed is a third generation carpenter and has been building homes since he was 12 years old. He has worked for a combined 7 years in the area with several builders, on his own, and with JAG since leaving college. Besides working wood and building homes, Reed enjoys mountain biking, playing soccer and spending time with his wife, three children, and two dogs.
Martin Stebbins – Project Manager / Lead Carpenter
Martin Stebbins joined JAG and Associates in 2007 as a project manager and lead carpenter. Since this time he has built more than 5 houses with JAG. Martin, originally from California, has been working with wood for most of his life and professionally now for 8 years. He also has a degree in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University. His two dogs, Porter and Charlie (pictured to the right) accompany the JAG crew on a daily basis helping out with various tasks such as sniffing the perimeter, eating unwanted scraps, and warding off squirrels.