-- Abel Harding and Robert LaMendola have joined IronStone Bank as relationship bankers in the Jacksonville area.
-- Pablo Beach Mortgage Inc. in Jacksonville Beach hired Chuck Olmsted and Cappie Olmsted as licensed mortgage brokers.
-- Ellis & Associates hired John Buck Davis, lead driller; Adam Cerrone, assistant driller; Tyler Fletcher, construction and materials testing technician; and Glen McLendon, fleet mechanic; to join its Jacksonville office.
-- DR Horton appointed Joan Armorer-Clark new home consultant for Jacobs Way on Dunn Avenue.
-- Watson Home Builders promoted Matt Roberts to assistant vice president, construction.
-- Jim Cox, formerly senior vice president of operations for Summit Contractors, is now CEO of the company.
-- Eastland Co. appointed Art Lancaster vice president, development.
-- Benchmark Homes hired Kurt von der Osten as vice president; his focus will be on business development, geographic expansion and land development.
-- John David Jr. joined Honours Golf as food and beverage director for Slammer & Squire and King & Bear.
-- Omni Jacksonville Hotel hired Nikki Hudson as its sales and marketing director.
-- Lawrence Traynor has been appointed an executive vice president and named to the board of directors of LMO America, a legal expense insurance provider. …