Jeff Chance


In the rare moments Jeff isn't working, he enjoys "the beautiful game" of soccer and reminiscing on his days as an elite level player and youth coach. Jeff is also a car enthusiast and can talk about cars almost as passionately as he can talk about building science! His family is of utmost importance and he and his wife, Jen, love playing with their nieces and nephews every chance they get. Jeff and Jen live with their 2 mini dachshunds, Ollie and Rosie, and are ecstatic to be expecting their first child in April!

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Lake Carter


Lake is JCCH's first hired Builder who comes to us as an experienced Civil Engineer with a professional engineering (PE) license. Having earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Virginia Tech, he innately enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, and college football. Lake is often referred to as 'The Plane Duck', which is the name of his custom woodworking hobby business (IG: @theplaneduck). In his free time, you can find him and his girlfriend, Morgan, working on home improvement projects around their house in Ballantyne or taking their bulldog, Cannoli, for short walks. If you're in need of a good chuckle, you can count on Lake as he always has a pocketful of dad jokes.


Jen Hill Chance


At the helm of our in-house design is Jen. Her natural artistic aptitude and appreciation for architecture are what’s behind each JCCH home. She sketches each plan by hand down to the wall thickness and they are then drafted and engineered. If you like any of our homes, details or finishes, you can thank Jen. She not only has been the vision behind all of our spec homes, she can also work with you to help bring your custom home dreams to life.


Caroline Chance Melear

Office Manager

Caroline’s role of office manager allows her to utilize her best talents by wearing a variety of hats within the business. From processing invoices to managing the website, Caroline’s background in both finance and tech is the perfect fit for JCCH. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys yoga and is an RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, and spending time with her husband, their young son, and their King Charles Spaniel, Penny.