We build top-quality properties in the best neighborhoods near Memphis.

Community Values

At Meridian Premier Homes, our mission is to build beautiful neighborhoods and support the growth of the community. We work hard to preserve local integrity and develop the area responsibly.


Since 2014, Meridian Premier Homes has built and developed more than 400 Class A properties on hundreds of acres of prime property in and around Memphis.


We are Memphis market experts. We collaborate with the local government and municipal organizations to build in accordance with their vision for the future.


With decades of combined professional experience, our team of seasoned builders and real estate experts are fully equipped to help you get into the property you love.

Quality Construction

Not all homes are created equal. Some homes are built to sell; our homes are built to last. We build exclusively Class A properties. That means everything we put into our homes and everyone that works on our homes is top-quality. 

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Real Estate with Purpose


From hard-surface flooring to stainless steel appliances and high-end finishings, our properties outshine the competition.


We are honest and authentic. We care about the mark we make on the land we develop and on the people we serve.


Our homes are energy-efficient and reflect our commitment to sustainable and environmentally-conscious development.


Our team has decades of experience in local real estate and Meridian has been an Inc. 5000 company for several years.


We bring our experience and trustworthiness to the real estate market and build long-term relationships with homeowners and our trusted partners.


Our projects are all fully-funded and able to be started and completed with full confidence that they will be built to the highest standards possible.

Memphis Experts

We are Memphis market experts. Not only have we been developing homes in the area since 2014, our team lives locally and we are active members of the community. We have big-city experience paired with a deep understanding of the region. We collaborate with the local government and municipal organizations to build in accordance with their vision for the future. Having a symbiotic relationship with the community has helped our company excel and raised the standard of real estate service in Memphis.


Meridian Premier Homes employs a dedicated team of experts in development, building, brokering and sales. We can guide you through every step of the real estate process.

Meet the Team

Jeff King

Principal, Broker, Builder

Jeff King is the Co-Founder of Meridian Premier Homes and serves as Principal and Chief Executive Officer. A licensed real estate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, Jeff is attuned to the economic developments happening in the region. He works effectively with community leaders and governments to build housing that aligns with their vision, and methodically pinpoints locations for future communities and mixed-use projects that will appeal to homebuyers and businesses for years to come.

Jeff’s leadership approach, combined with his commitment to understanding the intricacies of the real estate industry and local Memphis market, have been instrumental in shaping and guiding Meridian’s growth strategy. Under his leadership, Meridian has risen to become Memphis’s fourth-largest homebuilder and one of the region’s and nation’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies, according to Inc. magazine.

Prior to co-founding Meridian, Jeff was Vice President of Sales at Palomar Technologies, Inc., a renowned manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment in Carlsbad, Calif. During his tenure, he excelled in various technical, marketing, and sales management roles and oversaw the operations of its European and Asian subsidiaries. In the early stages of his career, and following an honorable discharge from the Marines, Jeff founded and presided over Plexus Technologies, Inc., a software company focused on streamlining the day-to-day operations of local governments in Pennsylvania.

Kent Coykendall

Kent Coykendall joined Meridian Premier Homes as President in 2019. Under his leadership, the company has consistently thrived. With a wealth of experience in successfully managing companies of all sizes, Kent has been instrumental in solidifying Meridian’s reputation as one of Memphis’s most trusted homebuilders. On a daily basis, he oversees construction and sales, working closely with senior management to steer the company’s future.

Before his tenure at Meridian, Kent was owner and CEO of Medifast Weight Control Centers of California, an independent franchise chain of 16 clinics that he founded in 2008 and later sold to Medifast, Inc. in 2018. His impressive career includes executive positions at prominent consumer brands such as Jenny Craig Intl., Airwalk Footwear, and Ashworth Golf Apparel. As Jenny Craig’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development from 2002 to 2007, Kent played a pivotal role in the company’s successful turnaround and sale to Nestle in 2006. In addition, he’s made valuable contributions to the San Diego community where he lives by serving on various nonprofit boards. Kent earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Roxanne King

Broker, Real Estate Agent, General Contractor

Roxanne King has been working as the acquisitions manager for Meridian National Realty since the company was founded in 2006. She is a highly experienced real estate professional and longtime investor.

Justin Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Burns is Meridian’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and operations of the company. He joined Meridian in 2021 after a distinguished 15-year career in commercial banking, where he helped developers and construction companies secure financing for various aspects of their businesses, including land acquisition, development projects, and commercial build-outs. For six years, Justin provided valuable financial guidance to Meridian, which contributed to its growth and success. Beyond commercial real estate, Justin has extensive experience in residential construction, development finance, and single-family residential investments.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi, where he honed his foundational financial skills. In addition, he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

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