Matt Green – Partner
Matt has over 15 years experience in the construction and development business. He is the owner of JCM Ventures, LLC and most recently was responsible for the development of Buckwalter Place town center in Bluffton, SC. He is co-founder of Live Oak Group, LLC and Live Oak Property Group, LLC, real estate development firms focusing on residential and commercial projects. Matt has a broad range of operational responsibilities including identifying investment opportunities, acquisitions, project management, development (including supervising construction activities), financial management, and sales & marketing.
Matt began his career as an accountant for Arthur Anderson. His desire to start a career in real estate led him to leave the industry and join Bennett Development, a real estate development firm in the Greater Boston area. As Project Manager working on various residential real estate development projects, he had responsibility for planning and feasibility studies, acquisitions, permitting all projects and running the daily operations of the company. In 2004, Matt left Bennett Development to found Live Oak Group, LLC and shortly thereafter Live Oak Property Group, LLC and JCM Ventures, LLC. Matt sits on the board and executive committee for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce (National Chamber of Commerce in 2000 & 2006) and chairs the Bluffton Regional Business Council. Matt is also on the board of May River Montessori, Young Life, and is an active member of the Creative Coast and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Matt was born and raised in Shadyside, Ohio. He received a BA in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and attended Linsly Military Institute for high school. Matt and his wife Jennifer have three children; Claire, Madelyn, and Logan.
Joseph “Hub” Green – Vice President
Tom Grieve – Director of Operations
Originally from San Antonio, TX, Tom moved to the Lowcountry to pursue his love of homebuilding. He began his career in 2001 as a hands-on superintendent for a small custom home builder on Hilton Head Island. During this time, he learned how to lay a foundation, cut in a roof, and do everything in between. When he didn’t have a toolbelt on, he was studying the business and eventually obtained his builder’s license. After being self-employed for over ten years, and building homes in various communities in Bluffton, he took on a role as Project Manager for a national building company. It was in this capacity that Tom fine tuned his skills in communication, customer relations, and processes and procedures. Tom has a great eye for detail and strives to build quality homes as he treats every home like it was his own.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Angelique, have been married nineteen years and have three children – Tommy (who is currently serving in the United States Army), Avery, and Cole. Tom is an active participant in the community and sits on the board as VP of operations for Bluffton Youth Sports. He is also a dedicated baseball coach for his son as well as an assistant coach for his daughters softball team.
Kimberly Rogers – Operations Manager
Born and raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Kimberly has seen first hand the growth and development that Bluffton and surrounding communities have experienced over the last 20 years. Coming from a large family deeply rooted in construction, real estate and small business ownership, she has been involved in multiple projects that have helped shape this beautiful area she calls home. Having worked for large national builders and local custom builders, she has learned the true value of quality home construction. From lot selection to design and everything in between, helping create a lifestyle and making people’s dream homes a reality is what she loves to do.
Kimberly attended Georgia Southern University where she studied art and education. In her spare time, it’s all about spending time with her fiancé, two year old son and their crazy zoo of rescue animals. She likes to travel, but more importantly, she loves playing tourist right here in her hometown.
Mary Weathersbee – Assistant Operations Manager
Originally from Boston, MA. Mary moved to Virginia with her family in 92’ where she gained most of her experience in construction working with a large REIT company in Arlington, VA. In 2015, Mary and her family then decided to move to the Low Country to be closer to her parents and enjoy being a stay at home mother of two. In 2019 Mary joined Front Light Building Company with 6 years of experience working in Construction Administration. She really enjoys helping the office team build beautiful homes from the ground up.
In her spare time, Mary loves spending time with her family. She and her husband, Evan, have been married ten years and have three children Ethan (6) and Mya (4) and their sweet Labrador Sophie (10).
Nate Redetzke – Senior Project Manager
Nate Redetzke, a native of Wisconsin, has been in the construction industry for over 20 years. His dad, a small construction company owner, had Nate using a hammer at an early age. When the need to be building took off, Nate’s career flourished into a long term love of building. After having spent his twenties in Colorado, Nate moved to the South (after he met a Southerner and decided to settle down!) and settled in Atlanta. Nate and Kathryn lived in Atlanta where Nate worked on contemporary modern residential and commercial projects. From there, Kathryn’s career moved them to Birmingham, where Nate worked on traditional single family and commercial projects. Within two years of living in Birmingham, Nate was offered the opportunity to be the Project Manager on the Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Kathryn and Nate split their time between the two, but ultimately fell in love with the coast and moved to the low country where they are raising their three year old, Evie. Nate, Kathryn and Evie live in Habersham along with their two golden retrievers, Brady and Scout.
Residing in humid Beaufort, South Carolina, Kathryn spends her time with her two golden retrievers, husband and tornado of a three year old on the sand bars near Habersham. Recently moving from Birmingham and being a full time marketing manager with Southern Living, Kathryn now spends her time as owner of kLo Design and Style and styling for Southern Living and other publications.
With a degree in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Kathryn got her start in the design field early on. A culmination of good timing, the right people and a lot of experience in the field, Kathryn learned the art of styling from the best in the business. Styling, interior design, events and florals are passions that have recently come to the forefront of Kathryn’s career.
Peggy Christy – Partner
Peggy Christy was born and raised in Tampa, FL. Peggy is the acting CEO of Lifestyle Flooring Inc., one of the top 100 Flooring Companies in America. She acquired the business in 1982 and has grown the company into one of the most prominent and respected flooring companies in FL. Peggy has grown Lifestlye Flooring Inc. into a dynamic company focusing on national homebuilders and apartment communities. Peggy is involved in several industry organizations and community initiatives. Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and spending time in Asheville, NC in the spring and fall.
Delton Cunningham – Partner
Delton has over 25 years’ experience, including over 15 years in senior operational roles in the homebuilding, real estate and flooring industries. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Lifestyle Floors since January of 2012. Delton spent five years as the President and CEO of affiliated Tampa Bay area homebuilders, after serving for two years as Chief Financial Officer of Inland Homebuilding Group. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Danlin Group, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based real estate, development, and hospitality firm with extensive holdings in the Cayman Islands. Delton spent 8 years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bovie Medical Corporation; an American Stock Exchange Company headquartered in Melville, NY with operations in St. Petersburg.
Delton, a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Florida, began his career as a tax accountant with the Miami office of Arthur Andersen after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He helped found and currently serves as President of the Asset Protection Program Risk Retention Group, a South Carolina captive insurance company that provides insurance to its member builders in various parts of the country. Delton is married, enjoys spending time with his family and is as an avid SEC football fan who, on fall weekends, can usually be found in Gainesville or Oxford, where his two younger children attend Ole Miss.