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About Us

Meet The Team

Our team of ASID-certified designers and registered architects understands that their clients’ input and vision is the motivation behind any elegant space or exterior. Communication is the key to any successful relationship, so we take the time to hear your story and listen to your needs. With a blend of systematic and creative design processes, we work to create personality-infused spaces that are innovative, modern and truly unique. If you’re in the beginning stages of your space building process, our team of both interior and architectural designers are second to none and will ensure your vision will be designed with integrity and excellence.

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Tom Dillard


With an entrepreneurial mindset and knack for starting businesses, Tom Dillard created Tribus Design Studio as a solution to a first hand problem. Through his custom home building company, Dillard-Jones Builders, Tom recognized a need for collaboration between design services.  As President of Tribus Design Studio, Tom oversees the operations, makes sure all is running smoothly and is constantly thinking of the best way to exceed client expectations. It is obvious that he has a passion for building – building relationships, building companies and building dream homes!

Interior Design Team


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Susan Peace-Vernon

Principal Interior Designer

When Susan is not spending time with her family, or at the lake, you can find her in our office, diligently supporting client relationships. She is a professionally trained interior designer who was raised in a home-building family, so she understands the critical relationship between architecture, space planning, and interior design. As Principal Designer at Tribus Design Studio, Susan uses her vast experience and knowledge to continually surpass our clients’ expectations. 


“I want each and every person to walk into their new space, and feel like it is a true reflection of their tastes and desires. I truly hope they enjoy sharing it with their friends and family. The relationship we build through the design process is equally important — we are only as good as our last project!”

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Kerry Howard

Senior Interior Designer

A South Carolina native, Kerry was called to Atlanta, Georgia after college where he founded his own full service interior design firm, KMH Interiors.  He has been published in over 12 national/international publications throughout his career and has participated in over five show homes in the Southeast. Thankfully, Kerry found his way back home to South Carolina and onto the Tribus Design Studio team as our Senior Interior Designer.


“I love that my job allows me to work with different personalities.  I really enjoy residential design because every client is different and has different needs.  As a designer it’s my job to figure out what your needs are, and the best way to get you through the design process.”

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Madison McGraw

Interior Designer

Don’t let her small stature fool you, Madison is full of spunk, laughter and new, creative ideas. Managing multiple clients and understanding their different personalities is what Madison does best (along with her unique talent of unicycling). With commercial and residential design experience under her belt and selections in her hand, Madison is here to help our clients through the interior design process.


“I love the look on my client’s face when they get to see all of their ideas have finally come to life in the finished product.”

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Brock Meadows

Interior Designer

Brock moved to South Carolina to study interior design, but his loyalties lie in his home state of Ohio. When he’s not in the office, you can find him in the kitchen cooking up new recipes. From the appealing and artistic accents, to the broad community –whether local designers, retailers, fabric and wallpaper companies or professional organizations- Brock takes pride in every aspect of the design industry. With a genuine heart for others, Brock values quality time with family, friends and clients.


“The reaction from my clients when they see their new space is what I enjoy most about being an interior designer. Everyone reacts differently, but it’s always a priceless moment.”

Architectural Design Team


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Jeff Dishner

Principal Architect

A fantastic listener, a father of three, an expert architect – just a few ways to describe Jeff Dishner, our Principal Architect. Equipped with a Master’s Degree in Architecture, a 10-page resume and 27 years of experience, Jeff is more than qualified to meet the needs of his clients. His designs have been featured in national publications and he is a Pella Window Design award winner!


“There is no greater thrill than presenting an idea to a client and they immediately have an emotional attachment to the design.”

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Chase Robinson


Born and raised in Upstate South Carolina, Chase brings over 6 years of architecture experience to the Tribus team. He has worked with several nationally recognized organizations and has worked with some of the most recognized, diverse architecture firms and builders in South Carolina. Fun fact – Chase is surprisingly good at hula hooping (and he’s very proud of it, too)


“While I do enjoy to work quietly and deliberately with a set of drawings or models, I thoroughly enjoy developing relationships with my coworkers. It is their positive spirits and dedication that inspire me to be a part of something bigger than myself. I love hearing their stories and soaking in all I can from people wiser than myself.”