After earning bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan, I spent 13 years with the Ford Motor Company as an engineer and manager before making a transition to being a builder. My family (wife and two sons) moved to Asheville in 2006 from Ann Arbor, MI. I have been building in the Asheville area since 2007.
Each design is a solution to the client and the site.
Much of my design thinking honors the organic aims of Frank Lloyd Wright, taking inspiration from his Usonion homes as well as his better known Prairie designs. The Arts & Crafts style, with its spare, horizontal lines and seamless blend of form and function, is an influential close cousin of these styles.
One element that distinguishes a JD Hanson Design Build residence from simply a nice house is how it relates to its environment. Intuitive site plans, balanced massing, and poetic use of materials all factor into achieving harmony between house, landscape, and community. These homes are more than the sum of their parts.
Built for a time that asks comfort and utility to go hand in hand with beauty and grace, the timeless residences of JD Hanson Design Build bear witness to a powerful convergence of fine craftsmanship and modern technology
I take great pride in being hands on, detail oriented and quality focused. Every builder says they build a quality product. For most builder's this is just empty marketing, but at JD Hanson Design/Build we take it seriously.
Click below for a comparison of the Shook Residence and other similarly priced houses.
The Design/Build approach allows key decisions on design and build cost to be solved immediately and simultaneously. As I design on paper I am always building in my mind. Having a single responsible source for all planning, design and build work streamlines the interface between the phases. Desired changes can be considered and possibly executed without delay.
Click below for the energy bill of my 3700 square foot house. The house is all electric - heating, cooling, hot water, everything.