Red Door Homes TN
East Tennessee is our home, too. Our customers are more than numbers to us – we're proud to serve our friends and neighbors.
After working as a project manager for 15 years, John Harper opened Red Door Homes of East Tennessee to fill a need. Plenty of professional neighborhood builders were in business already, but there were very few price-conscious options for customers who already owned land. Now, we help individuals, couples, and families throughout the region build the homes they've always wanted.
Every house we build is unique, and our customers' reviews speak for themselves. Like our parent company, Red Door Homes of East Tennessee leverages national relationships and implements cost-effective building methods to offer customers value-engineered plans that produce less waste. These efficiencies allow us to produce a quality product and pass the savings along to home buyers.
Where we build
Red Door Homes of East Tennessee specializes in stick-built, traditional homes in Anderson, Knox, Sevier, Roane, Loudon, and Blount counties.
In addition, we are now building in certain portions of Jefferson, Union, and Grainger counties.*
If you don’t see your county listed here, give us a call. We are always looking for opportunities to expand. And if you don’t already own land, we would be happy to put you in touch with land realtors in the area. We are confident we can help you find the best property for your Red Door home.
*We only build in certain areas within the indicated counties. Please contact our sales team to verify that we service your area.
Meet the Team
Our team offers decades of combined experience in home building and customization. Our experience is matched only by our commitment to incredible service. We forge lasting relationships with our customers, and measure our success by their happiness. After all, it's the only metric that really matters.
John HarperDivision Manager
With more than 20 years of experience in the building industry, John has spent the last 13 years building custom homes in the Knoxville area. As a project manager, he has overseen dozens of custom projects. Although he enjoyed the creative process, he joined Red Door Homes in search of a new challenge and hasn't looked back since.
John BurnsOperations Manager
John joined the Red Door family after 28 years in the restaurant industry, spending most of his time as a general manager of a nationally renowned fine dining establishment. John enjoys using his management experience and educational background in supply chain management to help the Red Door team provide the best possible customer experience. On the weekends, John enjoys spending his time with family visiting national Parks, camping, and traveling.
Brad is a Knoxville native with more than twenty years of experience building homes in the Knoxville area. In 1994, Brad began working as a carpenter, which eventually led him to project management. In 2005, he became a licensed general contractor and ran his own construction and remodeling company before joining the team at Red Door Homes. Outside the office, Brad enjoys spending time with his twin daughters, playing and listening to music, and enjoying boat rides on East Tennessee’s beautiful lakes.
Having grown up around construction, Spenser found his passion for the industry early in life. While earning a bachelor's degree in business management at the University of Tennessee, Spenser worked on construction sites doing many different aspects of building. Before moving to the sales side of the business, Spenser worked in the field as a project manager. When he's not guiding customers through the home building process at Red Door, Spenser loves spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter.
Thomas joined the sales team in 2018, bringing experience in business development, sales, marketing, and brand management to the company.
Thomas and his wife, Cheri, live in Bearden with their three children – Paxton, Owen and Laney – as well as Archie, their black Labrador. Outside the office, Thomas enjoys watching the Vols, running in Knoxville’s beautiful parks, boating, and coaching at Knox Youth Sports.
Almost 25 years ago, Michael began honing his carpentry skills by building cabins in the mountains of western North Carolina. As he continued to work in the home building trade, he gained a greater understanding of the process and its complexities. His background helped prepare him for his career in project management at Red Door, where he has happily spent the last four years.
With previous experience as a foreman, superintendent, and project manager, Byron brings more than 20 years of experience to Red Door Homes of East Tennessee. Byron and his wife have been married for 20 years and share one daughter. Byron's hobbies include fly fishing and mountain biking.
Ty HoldenProject Manager
Ty brings more than 20 years of experience as a tradesman and project manager. A carpenter by trade, Ty has grown to enjoy many other aspects of construction, especially building custom homes and remodeling. Ty and his wife have been married for 19 years and have three teenage children. In his free time, Ty enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, and playing ice hockey.
DJ NeilProject Manager
David John Neil, also known as DJ, is a Knoxville native. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in mechanical engineering, DJ worked as an engineering manager for 15 years. His involvement with facility upgrades and building repairs piqued his interest in construction. In 2017, DJ started at Red Door Homes as a project manager. He loves watching a house come together, and seeing the homeowners delight in the finished project.