Advent Construction is owned and operated by Jon Peery. This established company has an outstanding repertoire of completed commercial projects including light and heavy industrial, textiles, warehouse, institutional, retail, medical and office.
Advent Construction also has a related company, Peery Homes which is the residential division of our companies and is located at the same address. Although the office staff and support staff are relatively the same for both companies they each have their own project managers, superintendents, foremen and work force.
If you are interested in viewing projects from our residential division, you can view them at peeryhomes.com.
Jon Peery, President
Jon started on a construction site right out of high school in Redding, California in 1977. Three years later, in 1980, he moved to Greenville, SC to study accounting at Bob Jones University. He used his construction background to put himself through college. By his junior year, while living in the dormitory, he employed 3 carpenters framing homes for other general contractors in the local area. Jon married Debbie Deuink between his junior and senior years of college and finished his accounting degree in 1984. With the encouragement of his father-in-law, he took the general contractor’s exam instead of the CPA exam, and started his general construction business in 1986. The Lord blessed Jon and Debbie with opportunity to raise 7 children who currently have provided them with 12 grandchildren.
When Jon is not helping someone build their dream home or business, he stays busy with family, church activities, the Gideon ministry, and chasing critters in the woods. He has a passion for Christian missions around the world and in particular, the camp ministry of the Wilds based in North Carolina.
Matt Garrison, Chief Financial Officer
Matt moved to the Upstate to take over as Chief Financial Officer at Peery Homes upon the announcement of Nelson Neal’s retirement (now referred to as CFO Emeritus). Matt has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is responsible for the office side of the company and focuses on providing detailed financial information to our clients throughout the construction process.
Prior to joining Peery Homes, Matt served in the Marine Corps and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He previously worked at EY, Raymond James, Jabil Inc., and The Siegfried Group. He brings a strong financial background (and sense of humor) to Peery Homes. When he is not in the office, he enjoys working on his farm with his wife and three kids raising cattle, sheep, and riding their horse.
Mark Weaver, Project Manager
Mark is a seasoned project manager with fifty years experience in both residential and commercial construction. His projects have included everything from small remodeling jobs to custom homes and institutional buildings to large multi-use, multi-family, commercial buildings. He's a graduate of Bob Jones University where he met his wife, Marcia, of 45 years. They have three grown children. Mark enjoys music, playing the saxophone, gardening, fishing with family, and occasional round of golf.