Meet Your Builders

The team at Tricon Builders comes to work each day fueled by a desire to build dream homes. We take great pride in the relationships with our customers and delivering a product that becomes so much more than a home – a place where memories are built. We invite you to learn more about the Tricon Partners.

Noel Nash

Partner

What do you love most about building?
I have to say it is the assurance that every one of our customers is happy with the process, and the final product we turn over to them.  As much as I am building from a blueprint, I also know I am building a dream for my clients where they will make a lifetime of memories.

What was your first car?
At 16 years old I had stopped playing sports, got a job and bought a1977 Jeep CJ5 for $1500 that stayed broken down more than it ran. After suffering through a year of working just to keep it running I traded up to a 1979 Jeep CJ5 that I wish I still had today!

What was your construction first job?
As a teenager, several times I went with a Church group on Appalachian Service Projects where we would make repairs on homes of those in need in the Appalachian Mountains.  My first paying job in construction would be in college.  I was sitting in my living room depressed about having no money, when in walked my roommate and his boss.  They just got finished building a deck for someone and I overheard the boss say he was willing to pay someone $250 to clean up the scrap materials.  I jumped up and said’ “I’m you man!!”…I wasn’t about to miss that opportunity.

What was your previous residential and commercial building experience before going out on your own?
I built commercial steel buildings all over Florida with Gamble and Associates before returning back to Tallahassee to take a job as a field superintendent with Arthur Rutenberg  Homes, a custom builder of fine homes.  From there I moved on to Tribune Homes, a spec home builder building many homes per year. They were two totally different styles of construction but from the combination of the two I learned the importance of giving my customers a quality product in a timely manner.

What is your favorite pastime?
Raising two boys, two years apart in age keeps me and my wife very busy at the baseball, football, and soccer fields but we enjoy every minute of it.  What time we get away from the ball fields we try and spend on the water fishing.

Where do you draw your building inspiration?
My inspiration draws on the happiness of our customers, and that is something I truly mean.  This opportunity has led me to meet some of the nicest people in the world.  It’s a privilege to be greeted in public with a handshake or hug by past customers that I can now call friends.

What is on your bucket list?
I could definitely see myself island hopping around the Caribbean.

Jason Crawford

Partner

What do you love most about building?

I love the design process of building a home. My favorite part is working with the customer to create a new floor plan that is both functional for their needs and specific to their tastes. I really enjoy coming up with creative solutions to design problems. It is nice to see a final product when it is really well thought out.

What was your first car?

I purchased my first car from my older brother when I was 16. I bought it for $1000.00 but I had to make payments. I went to a grocery store, got a job bagging groceries, and was able to pay it off within a year. It was a 1981 Toyota Celica hatchback.

What was your construction first job?

My best friends father in high school had a construction company in Boynton Beach Florida. He let my friend and I work the summers during high school and college. We were on the bottom of the totem pole so most of the time we had shovels in our hands digging foundation footers or grading yards before they were landscaped. We eventually were given the opportunity to work with the framing crews and trim out the interiors. It was very hard labor in the South Florida sun but I believe it built a foundation for the work ethic that I currently have.

What was your previous residential and commercial building experience before going out on your own?

I moved to Tallahassee after graduating from The University of Alabama. After a job with Tallahassee Community Hospital in the physical therapy department, I decided that I wanted to get back into building homes. I obtained a job with Arthur Rutenberg Homes. I was promoted to Purchasing Manager where I was in charge of pricing homes for the sales staff, negotiating material and labor costs with sub contractors and suppliers, as well as ordering material for all the current jobs. The franchisee, Mark Rodrigue, gave me a great opportunity to learn the business side of building homes.

What is your favorite pastime?

I grew up in South Florida. My father and I learned to Scuba Dive and fish together. I also enjoyed playing basketball, football, and beach volleyball. Now that my knees have gotten older, I seem to spend more time golfing, gardening, and boating with my family.

Where do you draw your building inspiration?

I draw inspiration from two places. First is my family. I would like my family to be proud of what I have achieved and the way I have achieved it. I have two daughters that are learning from my wife and I that hard work does pay off and nothing worth having in life comes easy. The second place is from Architecture and Design. I am constantly searching for new ideas and concepts that we can incorporate into our construction. I believe you always have to be searching to improve on what you are doing, no matter what it is. Looking at new architectural ideas and designs helps me stay motivated.

What is on your bucket list?

My #1 would be Machu Picchu in Peru. It blows my mind to think of how difficult it would be to construct something like that and to think of stories of the people who actually accomplished it. It is the most beautiful place I have seen and would love to experience it in person with my family.