Piedmont Development Corp.

Nominate yourself or another deserving business by downloading the nomination form and submitting it to the Chamber office.

2013 Businesses of the Month
2012 Businesses of the Month
2011 Businesses of the Month
2010 Businesses of the Month
2009 Businesses of the Month
Piedmont Development Corp., owned by Steve and Jill Dorsey, began as a residential home building company, focusing on in–fill lots in the older neighborhoods of Edwardsville with homes that fit the style, size and price of existing homes.

Piedmont has also built several custom homes and most recently partnered with Jamie and Sharon Henderson of Henderson Architects & Associates to design and build Edwardsville’s The Park at Plum Creek, which features the Goddard School & Annex, TheEDGEBANK, What to Wear, Peel Wood Fired Pizza and soon home to Mike Shannon’s Grill and other retail stores.

Steve has been an independent residential contractor since he graduate from Virginia Tech in 1988, beginning his career in the Northern Virginia area. Jill is an attorney by trade but after her wireless company in Georgia was sold to T–Mobile the Dorseys relocated back to Edwardsville and she joined Steve in the construction business.

The quality of Piedmont’s work attracted the attention of others seeking more custom quality home building expertise. In 2007, after being approached by longtime friend Kent Weber of TheEDGEBANK, the Dorseys and the Hendersons decided to create The Park at Plum Creek with TheEDGEGANK as its initial tenant.

Piedmont’s owners are anxious to complete the buildout of the remaining three buildings in Plum Creek and to bring new shopping, dining and other lifestyle experiences to the residents of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and the surrounding area.

Steve has always had a love of architecture, construction and working with his hands to build quality crafted homes. Both he and Jill have a desire to construct buildings that are visually pleasing and fit in with their surroundings. Jill is originally from Edwardsville and both take great pride in improving the state of new construction in this area.

Piedmont Development Corp.’s target market on the residential side include both first time home buyers as well as larger custom home owners. In the commercial market, Piedmont will build to suit within The Park at Plum Creek for any business which they believe fits well in the Plum Creek community.

Jill serves as a board member for the Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation, is part owner of What to Wear, and still does some consulting work with her telecommunications law background. Steve has been involved in the advisory activities surrounding the I-55 corridor as well as Habitat for Humanity/Jammin’ for Joplin and Make–A–Wish Foundation.

When asked about their perspective on doing business, Jill joked, “As a husband/wife team, we have our challenges. We have a sign in our shared office that says, ‘I’m not bossy... I just have better ideas.’ Of course we fight over which one of us that applies to on a day–to–day basis.”

Having been an Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce member since 2005, Jill said, “The Ed/Glen Chamber provides great visibility and professional connections to its members. We are proud to have been a member for many years, and are grateful for the contributions the Chamber makes to the community and the benefits it provides to members.”

Call 618.514.1001 to learn more about Piedmont Development Corp.