About us

Meet Red Door Homes of East Tennessee

John Harper & Fred Trainer introduced Red Door Homes to the Knoxville area to fill a need for an on your lot builder. While Knoxville is no stranger to professional neighborhood builders, the team recognized there were few price conscious options for customers who owned land.

Like our parent company, Red Door Homes of East Tennessee leverages national relationships and implements cost-effective building methods to offer customers value engineered plans that produce less waste.  These efficiencies allow us to produce a quality product we stand behind and pass the savings along to home buyers.

Where we Build

We proudly build stick built, traditional homes on your land in the following East Tennessee counties, Anderson, Knox, Sevier, Roane, Loudon, and Blount.

We continue to grow and expand and now build in certain portions of the following counties*, Jefferson, Union, and Grainger. * We only build in certain areas within the indicated counties. Please contact our sales team to verify that we service your area.

Meet the Team

Heading up Red Door Homes of East Tennessee is a group that is passionate about building. Seasoned in building Custom Homes, the team surveyed the Knoxville market and found steady growth and an abundance of rural areas. This led the team to select the Red Door franchise to meet the need for a Professional scattered lot builder.


John Harper, Division Manager

John Harper

With over 20 years experience in the building industry, John spent the past 13 years building Custom Homes in the Knoxville area. As a project manager, he has managed dozens of custom projects and while he enjoyed the creative process, joined Red Door Homes for a new challenge and opportunity.

A graduate of Business Management from Tusculum University, John has lived in Knoxville for the past 20 years with his wife and four daughters. Outside of building homes, he enjoys playing music, sailing, hunting, and fishing.


John Burns, Operations Manager 

Brad Faerber, Production Manager

Project Managers

Michael Brummett

John Bryant

Bryon Davis 

Ty Holden

DJ Neil 

Bennett Trainer 


Spenser Bryant

Thomas Tedford