April 4, 2017 03:23 PM

Jay Castille
Photo by Robin May

Jay Castille has been hired as special projects manager for Southern Lifestyle Development.

Castille is supervising construction at job sites and managing vertical construction projects for the Lafayette-based development group.

Castille, who has experience as a residential and commercial builder, most recently worked as city manager for the city of Carencro and is on his third-term on the Lafayette City-Parish Council. While he serves on the council, he will not be working on job sites within the city-parish’s jurisdiction.

SLD has more than 40 active projects across Louisiana and Mississippi, including both mixed-used traditional neighborhood developments, like River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond, and conventional subdivisions.

“2017 will be a record year for SLD for new construction,” SLD Chief Operating Officer Kevin Blanchard said in a press release announcing Castille's new position. “Having someone of Jay’s caliber and experience on the team will be important as our portfolio continues to grow.”

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