Tim Calderala is Collins Builders’ COO. Born in the Chicago area, and raised outside of Columbia, S.C., Tim has spent his entire career involved in all aspects of residential construction and real estate. While still in high school, he began working in construction, performing demolition and various construction-related tasks and quickly recognized his passion for building new homes. Tim received a B.S. in business management, with a minor in psychology, from the University of South Carolina.
After graduation, Tim moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he was employed by The Jones Company, a reputable local custom home building team, as a purchasing/estimating manager working on high-end projects. It was at The Jones Company where he really dug in and gleaned from the tremendous wisdom of the team to diversify his overall knowledge of the industry. Over a five-year period, he took on several roles in order to diversify his knowledge base and, ultimately, ended up being promoted to operations manager for the company, relocating his family to Jacksonville, Fla.
Upon moving to Jacksonville, Tim joined the team at North Florida Builders, a highly reputable local custom home builder. Over a five-year period of working to help build a team to sustain continual growth as one of the largest custom home builders in Northeast Fla., he was able to combine his construction knowledge with his passion for real estate to continue his growth and development and take on the role as Vice President of Operations.
In 2014, Tim joined Ashley Collins and the Collins Builders team to help enhance and diversify the product offering and to introduce a new custom home division. During his tenure, the company focus has shifted to support the move to high end custom home building and Tim is responsible for all day to day aspects of sales, interior design, marketing, finance and construction. Tim also has a particular passion for architectural design and for creating relevant, beautiful new plans with personalized and diverse features.
During six years at Collins Builders, with his high energy level and unwavering passion for quality custom home building and customer service, Tim has helped to grow Collins Builders to one of the largest independent builders of custom homes in Northeast Fla.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, exercising and traveling with his wife Jaymee.