Meet Our Team


JD Espana, Jr. – President

With an extensive career in commercial and residential real estate, JD has spent the last 16 years specializing in land acquisitions and project management for some of the most respected companies in the United States and in the local Atlanta market before starting his own building company. As President of Piedmont Residential, the leading home builder in Canton GA, JD oversees sales, marketing and new community acquisition. In addition, JD leads product development making sure the home plans offered meet the needs of today’s home buyer.

JD earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science from Georgia State University. He is a Georgia native and resides in Marietta with his wife and two children.

Don Edwards – Controller          

Don began his career with Price Waterhouse and has almost 30 years of accounting, finance and operations experience. He has held both Controllership and CFO positions with companies in a variety of industries, including broadcasting, legal and real estate. He enjoys the business planning and strategic development aspects of growing businesses.  Don successfully passed the CPA exam and was actively licensed as a CPA for many years.  Don was also licensed as a certified real property appraiser while serving in a dual real estate appraiser/business management role in a local real estate appraisal firm.  In this role, he learned extensively about residential subdivision development and new home construction.

Ryan Bobbitt – Construction Manager

Ryan began his career with a regional homebuilder and has 12 years of construction and purchasing experience.  He began his career at Piedmont Residential in 2010 as Project Manager.  Ryan was asked to step into the office in 2013 to oversee all purchasing activities.  Ryan successfully passed the State of Georgia General Contractors exam in 2014 and is actively licensed as a General Contractor. Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of West Georgia. Ryan enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his wife and two children.

 Sharon Ware – Purchasing & Product Development Manager

Sharon began her career in 1999 with a regional builder as a purchasing and estimating specialist. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Brenau College and over the years she has used this degree in many different ways. She gained 10 years of purchasing experience while working with engineering firms in Atlanta before starting her career in Residential Home Building. Piedmont Residential was honored to add her to their team in 2009 and since, she has grown the Product Development department exponentially. Sharon Ware resides in Canton, Ga with her husband and two lovely daughters.

Shelby Feinberg – Sales & Marketing Manager

Shelby began her career with Piedmont Residential following her graduation from the University of Georgia. She started as the Sales and Marketing Admin and after two years was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager. In her time at Piedmont Residential, Shelby has doubled the size of the sales team and added an Assistant Marketing Manager. Shelby is a member of the Professional Women in Building Association and active in the Under 40’s Professional Group, Elevate. Shelby resides in Atlanta, Ga.

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