About Us

Jeff Martin, a class “A” Contractor and fine Home Builder for over 20 years. Jeff grew-up near skilled Mennonite communities of the Shenandoah Valley. As a young adult, working as an apprentice, he was awarded his Journeyman Carpenter Certificate. After working for several years for well known contractors in Richmond, Virginia, Jeff relocated to the panhandle of western Florida. There he and his wife Jean opened their shop doors in the home building community. Building resort and retirement homes in the coastal areas of Seaside, Grayton Beach, Destin, Valpasaiso, and Fort Walton Beach. After 10 years of coastal living the couple returned to Virginia and resided in a little town of Western Hanover County known as Montpelier. Continuing in fine home building and restoring historical properties in surrounding counties. In 2002, a client whom wanted a cottage style home near the lake introduced the company to Lake Anna. After fulfilling their request and several Lake homes, The Martin’s built their own cottage at Lake Anna, which they now call home.

Jean Martin, designer and Interior Decorator, grew up in Chesterfield County, surrounded by her talented father and mother. Fine woodworking and restoration of antiques is part of her heritage. She learned the art of sewing and fine hand stitching at a very early age. Being one of four children, she quickly learned the art of organization and time management. She met her husband, Jeff in 1978, while studying Theatre/Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. After they both finished their studies, the couple married in 1982 and moved to Florida. After working at several resorts and assisting Jeff in his business, she opened a fabric and custom sewing business of her own. Once the couple moved back to Virginia to start their family, Jean worked closely with Jeff on branding their company, Southern Image Design Builders. She is honored to help clients design the homes of their dreams and supervises their construction.

Brenda Griggs, a local draftsperson come to us from Hanover County. She has been working with Southern Image Homebuilders and other local homebuilders for over ten 10 years. Brenda not only brings her wealth of space refinement, but her abilities to work with multi opinions ideas. She even makes house calls to our office to meet with clients, one on one.

We are proud to build Stephen Fuller Designs.