A second-generation builder with roots in Southeast Georgia, Daylon was born in Savannah and raised in Valdosta. He is a veteran of both the United States Marine Corps Reserve and the Georgia National Guard, with nearly two decades of experience in the construction trade.
Daylon graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in Economics and Business and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. After completing five years of service in field operations, Daylon joined the Georgia National Guard and served a tour in Iraq from 2005 to 2006.
Daylon was previously president of the Home Builders Association of South Georgia. Before joining the John Merrill Homes team, he was self-employed as a professional builder for 13 years.