DreamBuilt, LLC is a design/build firm established at Lake Oconee in 1999. The company specializes in custom home building and light commercial construction.  With over 150 completed homes, multiple additions and renovations and eight completed commercial projects in their portfolio, DreamBuilt has had a lasting, visible impact on the development and growth of this community. The company was founded by two couples with extensive experience in their field. Their collective knowledge of the building process is an opportunity for the property owner to get the best of all worlds from conception to execution of their home or business.

DreamBuilt’s four partners are Jim and Paige Ruhl and Derek and Ann Welch. The two couples met at Georgia Tech where Jim, Derek and Ann received degrees in Building Construction and Paige completed her Masters in Architecture. Each worked in various areas of their industry at the beginning of their careers. Jim and Derek worked as project managers for construction companies in Atlanta including R.J. Griffin, W.H. Bass and San/Dall Custom Homes, Inc. Paige worked for a boutique architectural firm and later in Delta Airlines’ Corporate Real Estate department. Ann started her career as a custom home coordinator for John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods, and San/Dall, Inc.

The couples combined their experience to create the complete design and build team of DreamBuilt. Each partner provides services specific to his or her expertise. Clients work with the company’s owners during every aspect of the project.