Thomas started the company in 2000 under the name Innovative Outdoors. His vision began while he was a high school student trying to earn some extra money, and he was able to keep the company running while also earning his degree from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Since its humble beginnings as a small turf maintenance company, Innovative Outdoors has now grown into Boyce Design & Contracting, a leading full-service design/build contracting company serving the Metro Atlanta area.
While in school at UGA, Thomas built relationships with students in the landscape architecture program to handle design work for the company. He has since been able to develop a conduit of young and enthusiastic designers and project managers, who often have roots at UGA. Boyce Design & Contracting is now composed of a young, close-knit group of employees, who are passionate about the residential design and contracting industry.
The current Boyce team is composed of a dynamic group of young professionals with a wide array of experiences and talents across the residential design and construction industry. The company culture is based on a collaborative work environment. The team at Boyce Design and Contracting is always looking to take on new challenges to stay on the cutting edge of residential design and construction field.
As a UGA, Terry College of Business, graduate and former college tight end at the University of Louisville, Thomas understands drive and ambition. Since graduating from UGA, Thomas has worked with his brother John to transform Boyce Design & Contracting into one of Atlanta’s premier Design/Build general contracting companies. Thomas remains active in the community through the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Gwinnett, as board member of the GSLT program, and was selected for North Atlanta’s Business 40 under 40 list.
Thomas focuses on the company’s business development and strategic planning. He works hand in hand with all facets of the business and still maintains an active role in both the creative and construction portions of our projects. Thomas and his wife Mary enjoy world travel and cheering on UGA. Thomas is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, hunting, fishing, golf, and hiking.
Partner, Operations Director
A UGA, Terry College of Business, graduate, John has varied residential construction experience including personally managing numerous award-winning projects for the company. John coordinates with our project managers to ensure overall project success, while also managing trade relationships, bidding, and handling the company’s financial operations. As both a Georgia State licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker, John brings a valuable knowledge base and unique perspective to the residential remodeling industry.
John stays intimately involved on all of our projects from start to finish ensuring successful projects for all of our clients. John and his wife Jaclyn recently built a new home and welcomed their first child, Addison. John also enjoys travel and spending time outdoors hiking, hunting, and fishing.
Lead Designer & Project Manager
With over ten years of experience designing, installing, and managing residential landscape projects, Micah brings a well-rounded knowledge base to the Boyce Design & Contracting team. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from UGA’s top-ranked program, in addition to being a LEED Certified Associate Professional. Adhering to the classic design mantra of “form follows function”, Micah strives to create logical, beautiful, and flowing designs for each client. His designs and submissions have won the company numerous awards, including the prestigious NARI Atlanta Chapter’s Contractor of the Year award six straight times.
Micah strives to consistently push our firm’s designs to the next level. He strikes a perfect balance between creativity and reality and is at the cutting edge of the residential design industry. Micah and his wife Laurin enjoy the outdoors, climbing, movies, and music.
Landscape Designer & Project Manager
Alex also graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture and is a LEED Certified Green Associate. Alex started with Boyce as part of our summer internship program and joined the team after college, quickly developing into a successful project manager and designer. Alex’s expertise in both design and project management make him a valuable asset to our firm. He provides creativity while also possessing a valuable understanding of the construction process.
Often the “Eyes on the Ground”, Alex assists in everything from master plans to material coordination to project management and is an integral part of the company’s operations. Alex’s insight is an invaluable resource to our firm and his ability to problem solve helps us to develop creative solutions both in our designs and in the field. Alex enjoys sports, music, and travel. He makes time every summer to follow the Braves on a few road trips.
Will Crane graduated from Auburn University in 2009. With a Building Science degree from the McWhorter School of Building Science, Will immediately began working in the design/build industry. He initially gained experience in the single-family construction market, managing remodels and renovations throughout the Atlanta area.
Will has served many roles in the design/build industry since then, including Estimator for multi-family projects and has managed various multi-family construction projects as the on-site superintendent. With an in-depth knowledge of the factors that contribute to successfully implementing a large scale project, Will was the right fit for project management at Boyce Design & Contracting. Will’s established career and industry knowledge contribute to his pursuit of a construction process that adheres to the highest levels of quality and professionalism. Will and his wife Erin enjoy movies, good food, and the great outdoors.
As an Atlanta native, Jamie received her bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Georgia Tech. Shortly after, her passion for architecture & residential design took her to Charleston where she obtained her Master’s degree in Historic Preservation. Upon returning to Atlanta, Jamie worked as a Project Manager for a residential contractor sharing with clients a depth of knowledge on all the aspects of planning, designing and building.
Jamie is devoted to helping our clients articulate their needs, prioritize what’s really important, and achieve a life enhancing investment. Additionally, with a background in design and construction, she is attentive to the partnership necessary to successfully meet our client’s renovation goals — a collaboration that makes the design/build process gratifying every time.
Jamie & her husband Kyle enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and dreaming up plans to one day purchase & renovate their own farmhouse where they can raise a family and get away from the hustle & bustle.
Kim is the person behind the scenes that makes sure that the entire company runs smoothly. She is often our clients’ first contact with our firm and she handles all of our scheduling and consultations. Kim is not only the lovely voice that answers your phone calls, but she also coordinates everything from accounting to marketing. Her wonderful personality and upbeat attitude keep the Boyce team moving in the right direction. Kim’s insights and perspective are valuable assets to our firm and she is the backbone to our internal operation helping to contribute to much of the company’s success and growth.
Kim and her husband Curtis have a full time job keeping up with their impressive daughters Lexie and Hallie. They love to travel and spend many of their weekends at a variety of sporting events and extracurricular activities.
Chris is the newest member to the Boyce Design and Contracting project management team, however we had worked with him for years prior to him coming on full-time. Chris has a wide range of experience with over more than 15 years in the residential construction industry and more than 10 years of experience in the pool industry. He has a wide range of knowledge that he brings to the table with numerous certifications and extensive training from across the pool industry. This skill set coupled with his affable personality makes him a great asset to our team. He has a knack for connecting with our clients and making their experience as enjoyable as possible. Chris excels as a problem solver and serves as our point man for quality control and warranty work.
Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kasie and son Jacob. He also looks for any opportunity to get outdoors and has a passion for both RC and recreational vehicles.
With more than 35 years of experience in the residential construction industry Jim is an invaluable resource to our team. His insight, craftsmanship, and professionalism are the anchor of many of our most impressive projects.
Jim has worked in all areas of the contracting industry from custom home building to remodeling and custom carpentry. His background at Georgia Tech provides him with a keen eye for design and structural stability. Jim’s wide array of experiences and wealth of knowledge all facets of residential construction allow him to provide valuable insight and oversight over every project that he is involved with.
Interior Design Consultant
With a degree in Interior Design from The University of Georgia, and design experience in London, England and Atlanta, Georgia; Andrea Crawford brings a unique perspective to every style.
Good design affects human behavior and function, creates mood and impacts efficiency. As a designer, Andrea’s goal is to listen very carefully to what her client needs in their interior environment. She evaluates the challenges and offers beautiful, yet functional solutions. Attention to detail, a creative use of color, texture, and pattern, and an effort to incorporate the client’s favorite pieces and treasured objects are the elements that make each one of her designs a success.
While considering the latest color and fabric trends and always incorporating stylish details, she creates timeless spaces based on principles and elements of design. Incorporating these design elements make a commanding statement and result in a reflection of the client’s lifestyle.
Jaime possesses a wealth of experience in construction, and we have yet to find anything which he cannot do to perfection. Jaime’s impressive work ethic, drive, and craftsmanship never cease to amaze us. He takes great pride in every project that he takes on and focuses on delivering projects that are completed efficiently with excellent quality work.
Jaime’s work experiences make him a “jack of all trades” and the backbone of the company’s success. His crew’s drive and enthusiasm for quality never fails to make a project anything less than absolutely outstanding.