Meet The Crown Companies Leadership
The Crown Companies, LLC was founded by Tim Dockery in 2000. Pat Crosby, Dean Marion and Sam Holder joined as principals in 2004, and Daniel Barnes joined as a principal in 2005. The Principals each have their own area of expertise, which adds to the growing strength and reputation of Crown Companies. Meet the Crown Companies Leadership:
Tim Dockery is the founder and is a Member/Manager of The Crown Companies, LLC. Mr. Dockery is involved in all areas of real estate development, construction, finance and management. He also enjoys excellent insurance and banking relationships with much of his business coming from repeat lenders.
In 1986, Mr. Dockery began his real estate career with Town and Country Builders, a retail and residential development company. He and two colleagues founded Granite Development, Ltd. in 1987. While at Granite Development, Mr. Dockery acted as owner and developer for properties throughout the Southeast. In 2000, Mr. Dockery left Granite Development to form The Crown Companies, LLC with offices in Dobson and Cary, North Carolina.
Mr. Dockery is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. He serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Analytics, Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina based company that provides SITEOPS®, a patented optimization software for the land development industry. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Surry Community College and for the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation. Having a passion for education, he has served as a tutor for at-risk children, a member of the Surry County Board of Education and as real estate advisor to the Surry County Schools. Mr. Dockery has also been tasked by Surry Community College to chair fundraising efforts for the North Carolina Viticulture and Enology facility. He is active in First Baptist Church of Dobson, North Carolina serving as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and on various committees. He lives in Dobson, NC and is married and has three daughters.
Sam Holder is a Partner in The Crown Companies, LLC. Mr. Holder is involved with all areas of real estate acquisition, development, construction, finance and management.
Mr. Holder has been with The Crown Companies since its inception in 2000. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Construction for Granite Development for three years and with Lowe’s Home Improvement as a Construction Manager for four years.
Mr. Holder received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1993. He lives in Mount Airy, North Carolina, where he is an active member of his church and community, working with the schools and local civic organizations and coaching little league basketball. He is married to Susan Holder and has one son, Samuel.
Pat Crosby is a Partner in the Crown Companies, LLC. Mr. Crosby serves as in-house counsel for The Crown Companies and also is involved with all aspects of the company’s acquisition, leasing, development and property management.
Prior to joining The Crown Companies, Mr. Crosby was a partner with the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP. During his career with Kilpatrick Stockton, Mr. Crosby’s law practice focused on the representation of numerous real estate development companies on projects throughout the southeast.
Mr. Crosby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University in 1997. Mr. Crosby lives in Elkin, NC. He is married to Tina Crosby and has a son, Chase, and a daughter, Ragan.
Daniel Barnes is a Partner in The Crown Companies, LLC. Mr. Barnes is involved with all aspects of the company’s acquisitions, leasing, development and property management, although his primary responsibilities include managing and coordinating all design, permitting and construction activities for each of the company’s projects.
Prior to joining The Crown Companies, Mr. Barnes worked as a Project Manager for John S. Clark Company Inc. for nine years in the commercial division. While at John S. Clark Company, Mr. Barnes managed over 70 million dollars in construction projects. While most of Mr. Barnes’s projects were retail oriented, he also has experience in office, industrial and renovation projects.
Mr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1996. He lives in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, where he has served as the Receiving Treasurer and is currently an elder at Pilot Mountain First Presbyterian Church. He is an active member in the community, participating in such programs as “Leadership Surry County” and is a former board member at Pilot Knob Park Country Club. He is married and has one son.
Dean Marion is a Partner in The Crown Companies, LLC. Mr. Marion’s primary responsibilities for The Crown Companies, LLC are commercial property leasing, management and finance.
In February of 2002, Mr. Marion opened the Cary office of The Crown Companies, LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Marion spent 12 years in the banking industry with his primary focus on commercial real estate financing, particularly retail, multi-family and office. The first five and a half years of his banking career was spent in Chapel Hill and Durham with Bank of America (formerly NCNB), the next five and a half years in Durham and Charlotte with Central Carolina Bank (CCB), and the last year in Durham with Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T).
Mr. Marion received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1984 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1988. He lives in Cary, North Carolina, where he is active in youth organizations, serving as a tutor and basketball coach. He is married to Mandy Marion and has two sons, JD (age 25) and Michael (age 23).