logo

Building Your Home Should Be an Experience

Holmes by Design, LLC was founded on one simple concept:

Remove the process, remove the steps, and create lasting experiences for our clients.

The home building process can be overwhelming and frustrating; we’re here to change that. Drawn out of a desire to provide only the best quality and experience to our clients, we begin each client relationship with the Power of L.

Meet Our Team

Andy Holmes

CEO

Email: andy@HolmesByDesign.com

Office Phone: 615.956.6991



A Murfreesboro resident since 1985 and a MTSU Business Management graduate, Andy Holmes has overseen the construction of over 600 home construction projects across the greater Rutherford County area. During his time at Ole South Properties, Andy was in charge of large inventories of homes.


By merging his skills from his roots of hand crafted carpentry with his knowledge gained from production and custom home building, Andy has transformed his passion into an art form and enjoyed 15+ years in this industry. He knew homeowners deserved a custom crafted house complete with their personal character. Andy’s unique ability to see past the blueprint and translate his passion for creativity into a home is a gift and skill unparalleled by any other. Through his vast network of home building professionals, Andy takes pride in utilizing the expansive talents of life long friends to bring your home to life.


Outside of his responsibilities at Holmes by Design, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle, and their two sons Asher and Abel. You can often find Andy grilling, riding dirt bikes, fishing, wood working or at a concert.

Johnny Case

Project Manager

Email: johnny@HolmesByDesign.com

Office Phone: 615.956.6991



Johnny’s attention to detail, high standards for quality construction, and years of experience in the industry was a natural fit for Holmes by Design. Johnny cut his teeth at Haynes Brothers Lumber Co. as a trim carpenter apprentice right out of college, and soon worked his way up to multiple roles and job sites as a superintendent. Due to his vast professional experience, Johnny boasts a knack for quick thinking and a jack of all trades mentality. From hanging a picture to hanging crown molding, Johnny’s diverse skills translate into speed and efficiency on the job. When not creating one-of-a-kind custom homes for our clients, you can find Johnny, also known as the King of One Liners, fishing and hunting with friends and family.

Laura Roney Smith

Design and Operations Manager

Email: laura@HolmesByDesign.com

Office Phone: 615.956.6991

Cell Phone: 615.554.9750



A born and raised Murfreesboro native, Laura Roney Smith is a graduate from the Interior Design Program at Middle Tennessee State University. While receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, she also received a minor in Human Sciences. Therefore, she understands design and form, along with the functionality and characterizations of human beings within a space. As it’s said, “form follows function”!


Laura previously worked at the Tractor Supply Co. corporate office in the purchasing department. This opportunity led her to gain experience in corporate procurement, contract, service bidding, and contract/vendor review and vetting. In addition, Laura has worked in property management for multi-family housing properties.


Laura’s professional experience also includes high-end residential and commercial remodeling as the in-house designer for a contracting company where she worked side-by-side with engineers and contractors to create one-of-a-kind homes, spaces, and more.


Outside of providing Holmes by Design clients with a positive experience and gorgeous interior design, you can find Laura outside, at a concert, a football game, or hanging with her family. She is recently married and very excited about all the adventures this new chapter of her life will bring. Her dream is to one day own land with her very own horse barn.

Doug Russell

Purchasing Manager

Email: doug@HolmesByDesign.com

Office Phone: 615.956.6991



Doug found his love for building things at a very early age, when he built a bench together with his grandfather. 53 years later, Doug still has that bench and it is as strong as the day it was built! Doug’s grandfather was a large influence in his life, particularly in his engineering and wood working background. He spent many nights building toys, crafts and furniture with his two wonderful daughters.


After spending over 35 years in high speed manufacturing operations, Doug decided to pursue his passion for wood working and remodeling. In 2009, he started his own remodeling business.


Doug joined the Holmes by Design team in 2015, when Andy Holmes asked him to become the Purchasing Manager. Doug’s numerous years of experience in project management, expertise in coordinating multiple project from execution to fruition, and ability to shift readily between the big picture and small, crucial details provide the customer with an unparalleled level of service.

Marc Williams

Sales Director

Email: marc@holmesbydesign.com

Office Phone: 615.956.6991

Cell Phone: 615.589.9103



Born in St. Louis and raised in Murfreesboro, Marc has experienced a little bit of everything. After graduating from Oakland High School, Marc served in the Air Force for 4 years, including one tour in Iraq, as a Dirt Boy specializing in pavement and heavy equipment. When he returned in 2004, he enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 2007. After spending a decade touring the country as a professional bass player, Marc decided to put his experience with concrete and asphalt to use and entered the construction industry.


Marc met Andy Holmes on the first day of high school and they have been good friends ever since. When Marc decided to get back into construction, he knew just who to call. He now serves as our Sales Director and forms lasting relationships with all of our customers.


When he’s not meeting with clients or creating an excellent customer experience, you can find Marc white water kayaking.

Meet Our Team in Person

We could talk all day about how amazing our custom home building and remodeling team is, but it’s better if you come meet them yourself! Contact Holmes by Design today to learn more about our team and how we can help you turn your custom home dreams into a reality.