We’re committed to providing the most personable and best home building experience.
Small Team Big Results
With our expertise and attention to detail, we can design and build anything from your first home to a growing family or when you’re just ready to retire.
Mike Smiley was born and raised in Northeast Florida and has watched each county grow and flourish to what it is today. Mike was introduced to construction over 18 years ago starting as an Assistant Superintendent for Dr. Horton. He continued his journey over the years working for Mercedes as a Superintendent and Reeves Insulation as a Commercial Project Manager. While working for Dream finders Mike met his wife and settled roots with his family in Greencove Springs, Florida. In 2014 his passion for building high quality home and the importance of keeping the personable building experience helped Mike decide to follow his dreams and start-up Ashlar Home Builders. Outside of work Mike enjoys hunting, his tractor, and his farm animals.
Kelley graduated with a degree in Recreation and Hospitality Management from the University of Florida. For 14 years, she focused on private event planning and customer service for hotels, private venues, the convention center, and arena/theater. In 2015 she changed her career path to focus more time on her kids and join her husband in the construction business. Kelley focuses her expertise in customer service and marketing for the company. During her off hours, Kelley enjoys gardening and spending time with her children going on hikes, around the farm or at sporting events.
Casey Conner is a licensed General Contractor and earned a degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida with a minor in Business Administration. His career started with Pulte Homes/Del Webb in 2004 where he learned the efficiencies of building large residential developments and retirement communities. He went on to be the warranty manager for Dream Finders Homes, one of the top 100 fastest growing construction companies in the nation, where he took over the role and managed the build of more than 1,500 homes. He transitioned into the high-end luxury custom home building market with The Pineapple Corporation as the Director of Construction. Casey understands the importance of efficiencies and the value of money well spent on the necessities, but also has learned that the real talent of a good builder is in the details of what makes a custom home unique to match the owner’s needs. He joined Ashlar Home Builders at the start of 2018. He wanted to join a team that shares the same dream and values; to build custom homes for clients wanting a unique, relationship-driven, honest experience. On weekends Casey values spending time with his family at the beach and on nature hikes.
Trish started her career in the mortgage industry working for HomeSide Lending for 12 years as a Production Manager. Trish switched gears and moved from closing loans to building homes when she left the mortgage side and went to work for Engle Homes. She worked as a Closing Manager with Engle for 7 years and then moved to Dream Finders Homes as a VP for 4 years. Trish worked with Mike in the past and was thrilled to bring her expertise to his company. During her spare time Trish enjoys spending time with all 5 of her grandchildren, fishing, hunting and her animals.