CEO and Lead Designer



CEO and Lead Designer

J.J. was born and (mostly) raised in Charlotte, making him a local without the accent. He has always been interested in architecture, his interest first taking shape during his time in England. While he loved English houses, he wasn’t interested in how they were put together, how they structurally worked, until later.

After deciding that he wanted to design houses, life brought J.J. there. It took the meeting the right people at the right time and place. He learned about architecture and CAD, and then took a job with a well-known design firm in Charlotte. He was inspired by the people he worked for, to the point where he felt he could do it on his own, in his own way.

His own way means that there isn’t a typical day at the office. Most days, he’ll start with 4 shots of espresso, and then work alongside his kids in his living room. Even with the perk of being around his family all day, he manages to stay creative and draw until dinnertime.

The thing that J.J. enjoys most about his job is the initial creative process. “I just like drawing. When it’s just me and a piece of paper.” Combined with being present at a build, creativity is truly the best part of J.J.’s work at Elite Design Group.

While J.J. claims not to do anything better than anyone else, he’s been able to get the best people on his team. That in itself, is something special.

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CEO and Lead Designer


At any time, J.J. can step in and help with any task, but we know that it’s better to let J.J. do what he does best - designing beautiful homes.

Meet JJ

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Head Draftsman and Project Manager


Elias specializes in drawing, drafting, and ensuring that clients receive the best service possible. He also manages projects when they reach a certain point in the building process.

Meet Elias

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Project Coordinator and Client Liaison


Wes schedules and coordinates clients and builders, so that everyone is where they need to be. He also communicates with and delivers sketches to clients on behalf of J.J., and acts more as the public face of EDG.

Meet Wes

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Draftsman and Project Manager


John, like Elias, is a draftsman who works alongside Elite Design Group on a contract basis. Known for his fast work and high-scale drawing, he also takes on project coordinator tasks when needed.

Meet John

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Operations Manager/COO


Nick makes sure that everything at Elite Design Group runs smoothly so that the creative team can concentrate on creating unique, gorgeous homes. He's also in charge of marketing as well as EDG's financials.

Meet Nick

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Office Manager


Raquel takes care of the details - bookkeeping, accounting, HR. When it comes to paperwork, signing agreements, and invoicing, Raquel sees to it so that we don’t miss a thing.

Meet Raquel


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Our Portfolio

Take a look at some of the favorite designs that we’ve completed for our clients. As you can see, we can provide a home plan that fits your style, whether you prefer traditional designs or a more modern aesthetic. We also create homes for a variety of budgets and square footage needs. You can examine other projects in our Portfolio – and you’ll get a feel for the versatility and attention to detail that EDG brings to every project.

See a Sample of Our Portfolio