Meet the Home Team at Kaizen Homes

While attending App State, Jonathan Landry met his wife Abby Landry. They moved to Waynesville in 2008. Jonathan married into a family of Haywood County homebuilders going back four generations. He quickly earned a North Carolina General Contracting License, and after six years working with his father-in-law under the JL Builders name, he started Kaizen Homes in 2018. Since then, Jonathan has become a Certified Graduate Builder and Certified Green Professional with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and he’s managed more than 20 different construction projects across Western North Carolina ranging from renovations to complete custom homes.

While he most enjoys the technical aspects of home building like materials selection and finishing work, Jonathan understands that communication with clients and vendors is perhaps the most important part of any project. “When clients choose Kaizen, they’re placing a huge amount of trust in me. It’s a big responsibility, and I try to put them at ease with open and honest communication every step of the way.”

When he’s not working on a client’s dream house, Jonathan loves mountain biking through our region’s 1,000,000+ acres of national forest. To help preserve these resources for the next generation, he and his wife Abby dedicate countless volunteer hours to the local trail advocacy group, Pisgah Area SORBA.