We’re a family-owned and operated land development company based in Watkinsville, Georgia. We’ve been serving the Greater Athens area for over 30 years, providing our clients with top-notch customer service at every step along the way.
Joe has been building since 1987, when he co-founded Bell-Harrison Development after working in tractor and utility sales for several years. He is an Oconee County native, and holds an Agricultural Business degree from the University of Georgia. For over thirty years, Joe has built homes and relationships across Northeast Georgia. He’s lead construction projects in some of the region’s most sought-after neighborhoods and developments. When he is not on a job site, you can find him deer hunting, tending to his farm, or watching the race with his buddies. Joe has been happily married to Trish since 1983.
Jay moved home from Atlanta in 2019 to join the JL Harrison team. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. After graduating college in 2013, he held roles in digital marketing and advertising with clients spanning a variety of business sectors. He is now learning the ropes as a building apprentice with Joe, and leads JL Harrison’s branding and website efforts. Jay lives in Athens with his wife Callie. When he is not working, you can find him watching the Braves or fishing a trout stream.