Our Team

Nate Eldon

Nate Eldon has been working in the construction industry since his teens. Growing up around Bob Eldon’s business made an informal apprenticeship and an eventual career nearly unavoidable. Nate graduated from the University of North Florida with a BA in English Literature. After moving around a bit between Florida and New Jersey he and Jennifer eventually settled and built a house for themselves in Cape May. Nate enjoys interesting and challenging building projects, traveling, surfing, and occasionally a good book. He’ll also tell anyone that asks, “being a carpenter is just about the coolest thing one can do for a living.” After running the Eldon Builders organization for the past ten years or so, he’s come to realize that he has a wonderfully diverse client network. He’s worked for billionaires and yoga teachers and everyone in-between. He enjoys meeting new people from different backgrounds and forming strong relationships. For a low-profit side hustle Nate writes the occasional article for a building trade journal and he is still considering writing a book of the funny and interesting characters he’s encountered in the building trades.

Robert Eldon

Robert C. Eldon grew up in Ohio and Philadelphia but spent many summers in Cape May and Stone Harbor. He graduated from California State College in 1973 with an Industrial Arts Education Degree. Instead of teaching, Rob chose a career in building new homes, additions, and renovations in Stone Harbor, Avalon, and surrounding Cape May County. Rob loves soccer. He coached youth teams and has continued to play soccer into his 60’s. Robert Eldon continues to work in the construction business, mostly for his son, Nate.

Jennifer Eldon

Jennifer was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She attended the University of North Florida and obtained a bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Administration. Her background is in finance, working for JP Morgan Chase for 5 years before moving to New Jersey with her husband, Nate in 2010. She is the office manager for Eldon Builders and co-owner of Eldon Property Management. When she’s not working, you can find her taking a yoga or barre class and walking their dog, Zelda on the beach.

Doug Hicks

Lead Carpenter

Doug began his career in the industry framing oceanfront homes on Long Beach Island in his twenties. He quickly gained experience building new homes from the ground up in the Ocean County area, where he grew up. In the following years, Doug has gained experience in all phases of new home construction, remodeling and additions, as well as commercial building. When Doug and his wife Heather moved to Arizona, Doug’s skills expanded to include adobe and pueblo influenced Southwestern and mountainside vacation homes with custom woodwork and specialty features, along with more commercial construction in the Scottsdale area. Doug, Heather and their two sons returned to New Jersey to be closer to their families. After years of experience running his own framing company, Doug connected with Eldon Builders and is enjoying the challenges of building beautiful coastal homes. In his spare time, you can find Doug and his wife enjoying the outdoors, boating, biking and exploring.

James Austin Ellison


James Austin Ellison is an experienced Carpenter and Builder for over 20 years, in all phases of new construction & renovations. James better known as "Austin" by his family and friends, started in construction building homes in his early twenties with his late father-in-law. Austin is a native of Cape May County and grew up in South Dennis Township. Austin is former Alumni of Middle Township High School where he met his wife of 28 years, Dawn. Dawn Ellison currently serves as a County Nurse in our local community. Austin is a proud father of 2 beautiful children, Ashley – a nurse in Cape May and Austin James - a U.S. Marine currently serving our country. Austin's hobbies include cooking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Justin Cline

Lead Carpenter

Justin is the Lead Carpenter for the Eldon Builders team. Like his father, he carries on working closely alongside the Eldon family. A local man of Cape May County, he is also a graduate of Middle Township High School. His favorite type of work is anything that requires hard thinking and attention to detail. He continues to educate himself with everything relating to the field of residential construction and technology. In his spare time, you can find him with his girlfriend and dog Charlie or working on his house.

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