Our Staff 2017-05-05T10:35:47+00:00

Family owned and operated over the past forty years, The Ed Jarrett Company has earned a footprint among the premier home builders in the Dallas Metroplex. Ed works with his son John Jarrett (Project Manager), Creighton Dryden (Asst. Project Manager), and Halee Belz (Office Manager) everyday to create beautiful, one-of-kind luxury homes in the Dallas area.

The Ed Jarrett Company has also established a sterling reputation remodeling many of the historic homes in the Downtown Dallas Districts. For more information on remodeling, visit our remodeling page.


Ed Jarrett

Ed has been building new homes and remodeling numerous historic homes in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, East Dallas Historic Districts and surrounding areas for over 40 years. As a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas with professional designations of Certified Graduate Builder and Certified Green Professional, Ed takes pride in personally overseeing every job that the company undertakes and making sure that each project is completed with excellence. Ed and his wife, Susan, have been married 44 years and have 7 children and 10 grandchildren.

Email Ed Jarrett

John Jarrett
Project Manager

John joined the Ed Jarrett Company full-time in 2010 and brings with him a strong construction background. Growing up he worked part time for the Ed Jarrett Company, which led him to get a degree in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma. He has 4 years of experience in commercial healthcare construction with FlintC0 & The Beck Group where he learned valuable estimating, scheduling and construction methods. John is LEED certified and believes green construction methods and materials should be utilized on all homes new and historic.

Email John Jarrett

Halee Belz
Office Manager

Halee Belz joined The Ed Jarrett Company in August 2012. With a degree in business from Dallas Baptist University, Halee became a valuable asset to the team. She assists in the business administration, project management, operations, development, and communications for the company. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and cheering on the Texas Rangers.

Email Halee Belz

Steve Gillis
Project Manager

Steve grew up in Oklahoma in a construction family. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science. During his last year of college, Steve worked full time for Silver Star Construction in Moore, OK. At Silver Star, Steve managed mass excavation projects, soil stabilization projects, and asphalt and concrete paving projects. He gained valuable experience in estimating, scheduling, and managing projects. In 2008, Steve moved to Dallas and began his residential construction career as a project manager, working closely with homeowners to build or remodel their homes. He’s obtained distinctions from the National Homebuilder’s Association including Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Green Professional (CGP), and Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS). Steve joined the Ed Jarrett team in 2012 and enjoys the relationships that are built throughout the home building process. His work ranges from remodeling historic homes to building modern, new homes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, running, and being in the outdoors.

Email Steve Gillis


Aubrey Butcher
Interior Designer/Project Manager

Aubrey Butcher graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Dallas in 2007. After college, Aubrey worked with various notable Dallas interior design and architectural firms. She is a recent addition to The Ed Jarrett Company team, but looks forward to using her experience and knowledge to assist with any Project Management, marketing and/or client needs. Aubrey and her husband live in the Junius Heights neighborhood with their two children.

Email Aubrey Butcher

Creighton Dryden
Project Manager

Creighton Dryden is in the 5th generation of his family to be born in Austin, Texas, where he lived until attending college at Texas Christian University. Upon graduating in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in History, he made his move to Dallas. Growing up the son of a Residential Contractor, he worked part time in the summers for his father’s construction company in Austin. This background and experience led him to joining the Ed Jarrett Company in 2012, where he has worked as a member of our project management team ever since. Recognizing Creighton on the job sites shouldn’t be difficult, as he is the one usually wearing purple every Friday, in support of TCU athletics.

Email Creighton Dryden

“We are so, so thankful today to be HOME for the holidays, and so thankful for all of you who made it happen! You will all always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks a million! ”


“Building a home was a great process for us. If we could do it with Ed, we would do it again in a heartbeat.”


“Thank you so much for coordinating the work on my friend’s house. It’s beautiful! She’s like a new person. Thanks for helping make a big difference in her quality of life. I appreciate you!”