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OUR TEAM

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Jason Morrow

Jason Morrow

Managing Partner/Broker

Jason Morrow

Managing Partner/Broker

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 12 years experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Member/Manager at Construction Applicators of Raleigh, Production Manager at Southern Development Homes Charlottesville, VA, Sales & Marketing Representative at Ryan Homes in Northern VA, Project Manager at Ryan Homes in Northern VA.

Homebuilding Superpower… Overseeing the day-to-day operations at CCH, including planning, permitting, budgeting, supervising multiple field managers. I am also a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Agent.

Originally from… Western PA specifically Kennerdell, PA about 2 hours North of Pittsburgh, PA in the Oil Region (an unofficial region in western PA that includes the first oil fields discovered in the U.S.).

I learned from…I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Development with an emphasis in Health Policy and Administration.

I think the new home industry is important because… The Triangle area population is booming. There are so many opportunities throughout North Carolina to create communities for new families to live and grow.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Is all about finding new ways to build homes sustainably and efficiently with a customer-centric design.


Trey McDonald

Trey McDonald

Managing Partner

Trey McDonald

Managing Partner

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 20 years experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…Ryan Homes project manager with growth to general manager, and vice president.

Homebuilding Superpower… Process management to ensure exceptional quality through every phase of the build process.

Originally from… Wheeling, West Virginia.

I learned from… Bachelors of Science Management degree – Wheeling Jesuit University, MBA Wheeling Jesuit University.

I think the new home industry is important because… It fuels the economy and drives success. Families thrive in happy environments and a well-built home offers a place for them to feel safe and enjoy life.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will offer buyers an opportunity to personalize their home no matter the price or size.


Glenn Hartman

Glenn Hartman

Managing Partner

Glenn Hartman

Managing Partner

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Industry Veteran.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… I served in the Army Reserves for nine years. I have been in the homebuilding industry for 28 years working in various capacities. I have also worked to develop about 20 major subdivisions.

Homebuilding Superpower… Mentoring the entire staff on all aspects of the industry. I’m also responsible for land acquisition and obtaining construction loans.

Originally from… Baltimore, MD.

I learned from… The University of Baltimore.

I think the new home industry is important because… It creates job opportunities and supports the local economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will be finding new ways to make a home as personal as possible.


Rex Vick, Jr.

Rex Vick, Jr.

Member

Rex Vick, Jr.

Member

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with more than 20 years of experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… President positions at: Windjam Development Group and Windjam Properties, Sage Built; CEO at Capital Equity Services.

Homebuilding Superpower: Land Development – beginning in 2000, I developed and managed multiple golf courses and exclusive communities throughout the area. I partnered with a network of professionals like golf pro Tom Kite, course designer Robert Cupp, and numerous local builders. Each development is well planned with strong emphasis placed on maintaining the surrounding natural landscapes.

Originally from… Born and raised in Wilson, NC.

I learned from…I graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1993 with an emphasis in real estate, followed by an advanced degree in mortgage banking in College Park, Maryland.

I think the new home industry is important because… With the overall trend of population growth in North Carolina, particularly in the Triangle area, there are countless opportunities still ahead to establish communities that will provide secure and nurturing family environments for many years to come.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will continue to have a strong focus on “green” development techniques.


Amber Pullen

Amber Pullen

Controller

Amber Pullen

Controller

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran 13 years.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Administrative Assistant at Ammons Development Group. Office Manager, Closing Coordinator, On-site Sales Associate at Wilson Parker Homes, NC Service Representative at Nationwide Insurance.

Homebuilding Superpower… Knowledge or at least a good understanding of all facets of the Homebuilding industry.

Originally from… Phoenix, AZ.

I learned from… A family friend encouraged me to get my real estate license 13 years ago. From there I have had the opportunity to experience several different roles in the industry.

I think the new home industry is important because… It drives growth and development of the economy. It is the “American Dream” of owning your own home. We create that feeling.

I believe the future of homebuilding…Will be bright and will give homebuyers the opportunity to have more personalization and buying a lifestyle, not just a box.


Andy Beaird

Andy Beaird

Director of Construction

Andy Beaird

Director of Construction

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 13 years of experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Senior Builder at McCar Homes.

Homebuilding Superpower… Knowledge and managing the home building process to ensure it is the best house possible.

Originally from… Raleigh, North Carolina.

I learned from… The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts.

I think the new home industry is important because…We are building homes for families and this industry is the cornerstone for economic growth.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Is more of the personalized approach and away from the large track builders. Energy efficiency will be more important than ever


Brad Hartman

Brad Hartman

Area Construction Manager

Brad Hartman

Area Construction Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 1 year experience as a project manager.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Materials Engineer with the Department of the Navy.

Homebuilding Superpower… Working with customers to make them feel appreciated and ultimately happy with their home.

Originally from… Raleigh, North Carolina.

I learned from… Bachelors of Science and Master of Science: Materials Science and Engineering North Carolina State University.

I think the new home industry is important because… It drives multiple sectors of the economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will offer buyers more input with respect to their personal wants and needs.


Diane McKeel

Diane McKeel

Office Administrator

Diane McKeel

Office Administrator

Industry Veteran or Newbie: I'm a newbie to the home industry

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): Worked at East Coast Metal Distributors LLC in the Heating & Air Condition industry for 16 years. My last two years at ECMD my position was as a supply chain buyer II with a certificate in SCP Investment Buyer I & Buyer II. For 14 years I was as a Accounts Receivable Administrator. Before that I was in the car dealership industry.

 

Homebuilding Superpower: In training and learning each day the in and outs of the home industry business and working on the daily VPO world. Looking forward to having the understanding of all the accounting and be able to help in all different experiences in the office Always wanting and willing to learn more.

 

Originally from: Durham NC

 

I learned from: Northern High School

 

I think the new home industry is important because: It gives many people a chance to create a special place to relax and enjoy life with the families and live a dream of being a home owner. Nothing like this experience.

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Makes the economy stronger and growth in the areas. Having a new home will forever create a beautiful life experience and opportunity for living the dream. And let the memories began by picking your home plan and each gorgeous facet of your homes.


Valerie Andrews

Valerie Andrews

Selection & Design Manager

Valerie Andrews

Selection & Design Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? I’m a total newbie to the new home industry.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… When I first moved to NC, I worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions for the Art Institute of Raleigh/Durham. I enjoyed encouraging students to follow their dreams, and realized I wanted to turn my focus towards something I was more passionate about. While going back to school for design, I interned for an interior designer and worked as a freelance designer.

Homebuilding Superpower… My attention to detail, and ability to know and understand my client’s needs before they do.

Originally from…  I was born and raised in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I moved to Orlando to start college at UCF, and continued to work there for a while before moving to North Carolina.

I learned from…  I have a BS in Advertising & Public Relations from the University of Central Florida, and an AAS in Interior Design from Wake Technical Community College.

I think the new home industry is important because… North Carolina has one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the nation… and a strong housing market is crucial for a flourishing economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… is very bright. It puts the control into the buyer’s hands. The buyer gets to create a home that fits their personal style and needs. This makes new construction an ideal option for anyone, during any stage of life.


Anthony Hill

Anthony Hill

Dir. of Purchasing/Systems

Anthony Hill

Dir. of Purchasing/Systems

Industry Veteran or Newbie? New kid on the block. I am fascinated by new urbanism and environmentally friendly construction.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… As far as construction, I worked as a tender/rock mason for six summers working under AM Masonry.

Homebuilding Superpower… Attention to detail and my ability to investigate problems that arise in the field and the office help the company to refine their purchasing process and determine how mistakes will be remedied for the future.

Originally from… Marion, North Carolina.

I learned from… Appalachian State University where I earned a Bachelors of Building Science with a minor in Community and Regional Planning. I took part in the 2011-2012 Solar Decathlon team for Appalachian State University. This competition, which spanned 2 years and over 50 colleges from around the world, pitted each college against each other to design and build a 100% eco-friendly solar home that could be moved and transported with ease. Not only did it need its own solar panels to supply electricity, but we had to design a thermal wall for additional heating (patented by Appalachian State University), and a greywater system. This experience was one of the most influential things of my life. Not only did it broaden my knowledge of the building process but it introduced me to the world of green building practices.

I think the new home industry is important because… It is the foundation of everything we do in life. If you go to school, work, a basketball game, your favorite restaurant, etc., at the end of the day you come back home. Creating an environment that you can keep coming back to day after day is of the utmost importance in our daily lives.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will provide green building practices as well as environmentally friendly housing that is affordable for all consumers.


Kevin Cheek

Kevin Cheek

Sr Project Manager

Kevin Cheek

Sr Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie: Veteran 

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): I built custom decks and screen porches for 10 years I then worked at Adams Homes as a project manager for 4 years, Jordan Built homes as a project manager for 3 years and Savvy Homes project manager for the last 2 1/2 years.  

 

Homebuilding Superpower: experience .  I'm great with buyers, I'm responsive, organized , and I know the importance of communication. 

 

Originally from: Apex NC.  

 

I learned from: doing the work.  In the field experience. 

 

I think the new home industry is important because: the area is growing so rapidly and it's vital to our economy.  

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Finding newer and better ways to be more efficient. 


Kelli Caley

Kelli Caley

Design/Marketing Coord.

Kelli Caley

Design/Marketing Coord.
Industry Veteran or Newbie: Newbie!
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes):
Before recently earning my interior design degree, I worked in the administrative/accounting field. Working with numbers and data requires an attention to detail that has stuck with me. I have always been passionate about interior design, so I am very excited to be able to share that passion with future homeowners.
 
Homebuilding Superpower: 
Keeping up with current interior design trends and finding ways to incorporate them into our homes.
 
Originally from: 
South Hill, Virginia
 
I learned from: 
James Madison University where I received a BS in Sport Management and a Minor in Business, and most recently, Wake Technical Community College where I received an AAS in Interior Design.
 
I think the new home industry is important because:
A person’s home is everything! It’s where families feel safe and comfortable. It’s where memories are made. To be able to play a role in designing that home is very rewarding.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding:
Our area is growing at such a fast pace which is great for the homebuilding industry!
I think in the future technology will be even more standard and familiar in homes. Voice activated gadgets and digital access applications are already on the market. Homes could potentially take care of themselves.

Laura Lavan

Laura Lavan

Purchasing Manager

Laura Lavan

Purchasing Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie: I have over 6 years experience in the home building industry.

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): I was a purchasing agent at another builder for 3 years and before that worked at a granite company.  In a former life I was a school counselor and a preschool teacher.

Homebuilding Superpower:  I am good at identifying issues and coming up with solutions.  I am very organized and pay a great deal of attention to detail.  I love lists and creating processes so that things run more smoothly.

Originally from: Queens, NY but I have been in Raleigh since 1999.

I learned from:  My official schooling was at Wellesley College in the Boston area and I have a degree in psychology.  In terms of homebuilding, my husband had a home improvement business in New York and was a superintendent in Raleigh so I learned about the construction process from that.

I think the new home industry is important because:  There are major milestones in life – graduating, finding your first job, getting married, having a baby, buying a home.  We play a major role in one of the most important decisions people ever make – the purchase of a home. 

I believe the future of homebuilding: is moving towards offering homebuyers more and more choices.  They get to select materials, styles, finishes, colors, living areas.  When someone purchases a new home, they get to choose so many aspects of the space where they will spend much of their time.


Reina Laws

Reina Laws

Permitting / Purchasing

Reina Laws

Permitting / Purchasing

Industry Veteran or Newbie: Newbie

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): Restaurant Owner in Manhattan

 

Homebuilding Superpower:  Permit Processing.  Purchasing Administration.

 

Originally from: Wilmington, NC

 

I learned from: UNCW-BS International Business. 15 years of restaurant operations management from Las Vegas to Miami.

 

I think the new home industry is important because: where new homes are built, communities are strengthened and economic growth is possible.

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Is going to be highly dependent on building homes that offer all the comforts and technological advances people are accustomed to, but are designed and built with energy efficiency and natural resource preservation in mind.

 


Ryan C. Willis

Ryan C. Willis

Assistant Project Manager

Ryan C. Willis

Assistant Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? I began my career in industrial construction. For five years, I assisted in the construction of oil and gas compression facilities and water treatment plants.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes): After graduating from East Carolina University, I moved north to West Virginia for a job in the emerging natural gas industry.I moved back to Raleigh to marry my wife, a Greenville native and I am very excited to be working in the residential side of construction.

Homebuilding Superpower: is understanding. I understand how to transition expectations and plans into an actual home. I understand how to assemble a team and keep them focused to accomplish our goals. I understand how each player’s role in our team contributes to the overall customer experience and satisfaction. Homebuilding has always been a passion of mine.

Originally From: I was born in Wilmington, NC in 1984 during Hurricane Diana. 

I Learned From: I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Minor in Business Administration. 

I Think the New Home Industry Is Important Because: it helps to continue the “American Dream” and benefits the economy. No matter where you go and what you do, home is where the heart is. My great grandfather, an immigrant from Italy, was a homebuilder. He built many homes including the home where my mother grew up and it is still a home where my family gathers. Building homes gives people a place to start and raise their families, creating memories that last forever.

I Believe the Future of Homebuilding: is bright, as more efficient building materials and better construction techniques are constantly being developed.     


Daniel De Haro

Daniel De Haro

Asst. Project Manager

Daniel De Haro

Asst. Project Manager

Kevin Pippin

Kevin Pippin

Warranty Supervisor

Kevin Pippin

Warranty Supervisor

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
I have been in the construction industry since 2004. I have been involved in residential construction since 2013 but shifted my focus to new home construction late 2015.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Before CCH I was a builder in the US Navy Seabees for 10 years. After coming back home I managed Myrick’s Cabinet Shop for 3 years before pursing a career in residential construction.

Homebuilding Superpower… 
Buying a new home can be exciting and stressful at the same time. I strive to empathize with home buyers and owners in hopes to make this life changing adjustment a little easier. Despite this fast moving industry, I think its important to slow down and listen when necessary. No one should feel like a “number”.

Originally from… 
Clayton NC

I learned from… 
I worked with a good family friend framing houses as a summer job in high school. Ever since I have had a passion for fine woodworking and construction. I graduated Seabee Advance Builder “C” school and am currently using my GI bill for a degree in Project Management, but I think the best way to learn this trade is to be present in the field as much as possible.

I think the new home industry is important because… 
The new home industry is critical to our economy. The new home industry has generated millions of jobs across the nation.

I believe the future of homebuilding… 
The future of home building is going green. Energy is expensive and often has a negative impact on our planet. I think the future will really focus on energy efficiency. I don’t think this trend will slow down until we can build homes that have a negligible impact on the environment.


Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Project Manager

Ryan Williams

Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran.
I have been in Construction Project Management since 2004 and before that was a Carpenter and Handyman for 8 years

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)...
I have worn a few hats in the construction management world.  I have managed builds in production residential for most of my career with over 9 years of experience in this particular field.  I have also managed the construction of two restaurants and custom homes with values up to $10 Million.  I also ran my own construction and home inspection businesses and taught home inspection certification courses at a local community college in Phoenix.

Homebuilding Superpower… 
I believe my biggest strength is being able to show empathy towards others.  This aids in dealing with the trades and inspectors, but most of all it helps to be able to see things through the eyes of my customers, to feel their stresses and excitement.

Originally from… 
I was born in Chicago, raised in Florida, spent early adulthood back in Chicago, moved to Arizona with my wife in 2000 and finally came here to Raleigh in 2017

I learned from… 
many great mentors, though I also have an associates degree from Phoenix College in Building Safety

I think the new home industry is important because… 
Not only does it drive many areas of the economy, it is also a great barometer of the condition of the economy.  If the home building industry is doing well, it shows that the population is hopeful and optimistic.  Home building also helps drive growth and development, allowing small towns to establish themselves and grow.

I believe the future of homebuilding… 
Will be full of innovation as builders work through efficiencies in all facets of the business while at the same time building homes that are more reliable, efficient and sustainable than at any other time in our history.


Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson

Warranty Manager

Jeff Watson

Warranty Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
Jeff has been full time associated with the building industry for almost 4 years.  He has also designed, drafted the plans, and was the general contractor for building his own home.
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Prior to the building industry, Jeff managed global technical support operations for major telecom companies in Research Triangle Park. 
 
Originally from… 
Jeff is originally from the mountains of North Carolina.  He left the small mountain town of Boone, NC to study electrical engineering at NC State University and has resided in the Raleigh area for over 30 years.
 
I learned from… 
Many things have been learned through the educational system but the greatest of lessons were learned through the life experiences of struggle, achievement, loss, gain, and relationships.
 
I think the new home industry is important because… 
We all need some sort of shelter in our lives.  A home provides the needed shelter but is also the center of the most important life events of family and special moments.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding… 
As the cost of natural building materials continue to rise, there is a great need to develop new material technologies that can be used for structural purposes.  Just as the aircraft industry developed stronger and lighter weight materials, the building industry needs to find better sources for structural components.


John Riggle

John Riggle

Assistant Project Manager

John Riggle

Assistant Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
Newbie

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Project Engineer and Applications Engineer/Product Line Manager in the paper industry, 24 years.


Originally from… 
Glen Dale, West Virginia 

I learned from… 
I am learning the trade from everyone here at CCH.


I think the new home industry is important because… 
It provides an opportunity for people to fulfill a dream.


Kirk Stephens

Kirk Stephens

Kirk Stephens

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 18 yrs construction management experience
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)... Started in production homes, then went to a custom homebuilder.  When the economy crashed, I went to commercial construction
 
Homebuilding Superpower... Developing trusting relationships with trade partners and customers. Always look at things from the customer’s perspective
 
Originally from... Chicago, but I have been in the Raleigh area since 1986
 
I learned from... East Carolina University, where I received by Bachelors Degree in construction management
 
I think the new home industry is important because... It drives local economies and provides families with a place to enjoy each other and grow
 
I believe the future of homebuilding... Will be constantly evolving to provide more personalized experiences for customers.


Joshua McLawhorn

Joshua McLawhorn

Project Manager

Joshua McLawhorn

Project Manager
Industry Veteran or Newbie?  Newbie
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… I  am a recent graduate of Morehouse college in Atlanta Georgia with a Bachelor of science in Economics.
 
Homebuilding Superpower…  If I could have a home building superpower it would be the ability to perfect whatever vision a homeowner has for their new home.
Originally from… Rochester, New York
 
I learned from…  Ryan Williams
 
I think the new home industry is important because…  there is a new generation of home buyers and like everything else around it the home industry must recreate itself for those it serves.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding… I believe the future of homebuilding is bright there will be more innovative ways to build homes faster and more efficiently.

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Jason Morrow, Managing Partner/Broker

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 12 years experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Member/Manager at Construction Applicators of Raleigh, Production Manager at Southern Development Homes Charlottesville, VA, Sales & Marketing Representative at Ryan Homes in Northern VA, Project Manager at Ryan Homes in Northern VA.

Homebuilding Superpower… Overseeing the day-to-day operations at CCH, including planning, permitting, budgeting, supervising multiple field managers. I am also a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Agent.

Originally from… Western PA specifically Kennerdell, PA about 2 hours North of Pittsburgh, PA in the Oil Region (an unofficial region in western PA that includes the first oil fields discovered in the U.S.).

I learned from…I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Development with an emphasis in Health Policy and Administration.

I think the new home industry is important because… The Triangle area population is booming. There are so many opportunities throughout North Carolina to create communities for new families to live and grow.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Is all about finding new ways to build homes sustainably and efficiently with a customer-centric design.

Trey McDonald, Managing Partner

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 20 years experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…Ryan Homes project manager with growth to general manager, and vice president.

Homebuilding Superpower… Process management to ensure exceptional quality through every phase of the build process.

Originally from… Wheeling, West Virginia.

I learned from… Bachelors of Science Management degree – Wheeling Jesuit University, MBA Wheeling Jesuit University.

I think the new home industry is important because… It fuels the economy and drives success. Families thrive in happy environments and a well-built home offers a place for them to feel safe and enjoy life.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will offer buyers an opportunity to personalize their home no matter the price or size.

Glenn Hartman, Managing Partner

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Industry Veteran.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… I served in the Army Reserves for nine years. I have been in the homebuilding industry for 28 years working in various capacities. I have also worked to develop about 20 major subdivisions.

Homebuilding Superpower… Mentoring the entire staff on all aspects of the industry. I’m also responsible for land acquisition and obtaining construction loans.

Originally from… Baltimore, MD.

I learned from… The University of Baltimore.

I think the new home industry is important because… It creates job opportunities and supports the local economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will be finding new ways to make a home as personal as possible.

Rex Vick, Jr., Member

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with more than 20 years of experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… President positions at: Windjam Development Group and Windjam Properties, Sage Built; CEO at Capital Equity Services.

Homebuilding Superpower: Land Development – beginning in 2000, I developed and managed multiple golf courses and exclusive communities throughout the area. I partnered with a network of professionals like golf pro Tom Kite, course designer Robert Cupp, and numerous local builders. Each development is well planned with strong emphasis placed on maintaining the surrounding natural landscapes.

Originally from… Born and raised in Wilson, NC.

I learned from…I graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1993 with an emphasis in real estate, followed by an advanced degree in mortgage banking in College Park, Maryland.

I think the new home industry is important because… With the overall trend of population growth in North Carolina, particularly in the Triangle area, there are countless opportunities still ahead to establish communities that will provide secure and nurturing family environments for many years to come.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will continue to have a strong focus on “green” development techniques.

Amber Pullen, Controller

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran 13 years.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Administrative Assistant at Ammons Development Group. Office Manager, Closing Coordinator, On-site Sales Associate at Wilson Parker Homes, NC Service Representative at Nationwide Insurance.

Homebuilding Superpower… Knowledge or at least a good understanding of all facets of the Homebuilding industry.

Originally from… Phoenix, AZ.

I learned from… A family friend encouraged me to get my real estate license 13 years ago. From there I have had the opportunity to experience several different roles in the industry.

I think the new home industry is important because… It drives growth and development of the economy. It is the “American Dream” of owning your own home. We create that feeling.

I believe the future of homebuilding…Will be bright and will give homebuyers the opportunity to have more personalization and buying a lifestyle, not just a box.

Andy Beaird, Director of Construction

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran with 13 years of experience.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Senior Builder at McCar Homes.

Homebuilding Superpower… Knowledge and managing the home building process to ensure it is the best house possible.

Originally from… Raleigh, North Carolina.

I learned from… The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts.

I think the new home industry is important because…We are building homes for families and this industry is the cornerstone for economic growth.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Is more of the personalized approach and away from the large track builders. Energy efficiency will be more important than ever

Brad Hartman, Area Construction Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 1 year experience as a project manager.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… Materials Engineer with the Department of the Navy.

Homebuilding Superpower… Working with customers to make them feel appreciated and ultimately happy with their home.

Originally from… Raleigh, North Carolina.

I learned from… Bachelors of Science and Master of Science: Materials Science and Engineering North Carolina State University.

I think the new home industry is important because… It drives multiple sectors of the economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will offer buyers more input with respect to their personal wants and needs.

Diane McKeel, Office Administrator

Industry Veteran or Newbie: I'm a newbie to the home industry

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): Worked at East Coast Metal Distributors LLC in the Heating & Air Condition industry for 16 years. My last two years at ECMD my position was as a supply chain buyer II with a certificate in SCP Investment Buyer I & Buyer II. For 14 years I was as a Accounts Receivable Administrator. Before that I was in the car dealership industry.

 

Homebuilding Superpower: In training and learning each day the in and outs of the home industry business and working on the daily VPO world. Looking forward to having the understanding of all the accounting and be able to help in all different experiences in the office Always wanting and willing to learn more.

 

Originally from: Durham NC

 

I learned from: Northern High School

 

I think the new home industry is important because: It gives many people a chance to create a special place to relax and enjoy life with the families and live a dream of being a home owner. Nothing like this experience.

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Makes the economy stronger and growth in the areas. Having a new home will forever create a beautiful life experience and opportunity for living the dream. And let the memories began by picking your home plan and each gorgeous facet of your homes.

Valerie Andrews, Selection & Design Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? I’m a total newbie to the new home industry.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… When I first moved to NC, I worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions for the Art Institute of Raleigh/Durham. I enjoyed encouraging students to follow their dreams, and realized I wanted to turn my focus towards something I was more passionate about. While going back to school for design, I interned for an interior designer and worked as a freelance designer.

Homebuilding Superpower… My attention to detail, and ability to know and understand my client’s needs before they do.

Originally from…  I was born and raised in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I moved to Orlando to start college at UCF, and continued to work there for a while before moving to North Carolina.

I learned from…  I have a BS in Advertising & Public Relations from the University of Central Florida, and an AAS in Interior Design from Wake Technical Community College.

I think the new home industry is important because… North Carolina has one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the nation… and a strong housing market is crucial for a flourishing economy.

I believe the future of homebuilding… is very bright. It puts the control into the buyer’s hands. The buyer gets to create a home that fits their personal style and needs. This makes new construction an ideal option for anyone, during any stage of life.

Anthony Hill, Dir. of Purchasing/Systems

Industry Veteran or Newbie? New kid on the block. I am fascinated by new urbanism and environmentally friendly construction.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… As far as construction, I worked as a tender/rock mason for six summers working under AM Masonry.

Homebuilding Superpower… Attention to detail and my ability to investigate problems that arise in the field and the office help the company to refine their purchasing process and determine how mistakes will be remedied for the future.

Originally from… Marion, North Carolina.

I learned from… Appalachian State University where I earned a Bachelors of Building Science with a minor in Community and Regional Planning. I took part in the 2011-2012 Solar Decathlon team for Appalachian State University. This competition, which spanned 2 years and over 50 colleges from around the world, pitted each college against each other to design and build a 100% eco-friendly solar home that could be moved and transported with ease. Not only did it need its own solar panels to supply electricity, but we had to design a thermal wall for additional heating (patented by Appalachian State University), and a greywater system. This experience was one of the most influential things of my life. Not only did it broaden my knowledge of the building process but it introduced me to the world of green building practices.

I think the new home industry is important because… It is the foundation of everything we do in life. If you go to school, work, a basketball game, your favorite restaurant, etc., at the end of the day you come back home. Creating an environment that you can keep coming back to day after day is of the utmost importance in our daily lives.

I believe the future of homebuilding… Will provide green building practices as well as environmentally friendly housing that is affordable for all consumers.

Kevin Cheek, Sr Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie: Veteran 

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): I built custom decks and screen porches for 10 years I then worked at Adams Homes as a project manager for 4 years, Jordan Built homes as a project manager for 3 years and Savvy Homes project manager for the last 2 1/2 years.  

 

Homebuilding Superpower: experience .  I'm great with buyers, I'm responsive, organized , and I know the importance of communication. 

 

Originally from: Apex NC.  

 

I learned from: doing the work.  In the field experience. 

 

I think the new home industry is important because: the area is growing so rapidly and it's vital to our economy.  

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Finding newer and better ways to be more efficient. 

Kelli Caley, Design/Marketing Coord.

Industry Veteran or Newbie: Newbie!
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes):
Before recently earning my interior design degree, I worked in the administrative/accounting field. Working with numbers and data requires an attention to detail that has stuck with me. I have always been passionate about interior design, so I am very excited to be able to share that passion with future homeowners.
 
Homebuilding Superpower: 
Keeping up with current interior design trends and finding ways to incorporate them into our homes.
 
Originally from: 
South Hill, Virginia
 
I learned from: 
James Madison University where I received a BS in Sport Management and a Minor in Business, and most recently, Wake Technical Community College where I received an AAS in Interior Design.
 
I think the new home industry is important because:
A person’s home is everything! It’s where families feel safe and comfortable. It’s where memories are made. To be able to play a role in designing that home is very rewarding.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding:
Our area is growing at such a fast pace which is great for the homebuilding industry!
I think in the future technology will be even more standard and familiar in homes. Voice activated gadgets and digital access applications are already on the market. Homes could potentially take care of themselves.

Laura Lavan, Purchasing Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie: I have over 6 years experience in the home building industry.

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): I was a purchasing agent at another builder for 3 years and before that worked at a granite company.  In a former life I was a school counselor and a preschool teacher.

Homebuilding Superpower:  I am good at identifying issues and coming up with solutions.  I am very organized and pay a great deal of attention to detail.  I love lists and creating processes so that things run more smoothly.

Originally from: Queens, NY but I have been in Raleigh since 1999.

I learned from:  My official schooling was at Wellesley College in the Boston area and I have a degree in psychology.  In terms of homebuilding, my husband had a home improvement business in New York and was a superintendent in Raleigh so I learned about the construction process from that.

I think the new home industry is important because:  There are major milestones in life – graduating, finding your first job, getting married, having a baby, buying a home.  We play a major role in one of the most important decisions people ever make – the purchase of a home. 

I believe the future of homebuilding: is moving towards offering homebuyers more and more choices.  They get to select materials, styles, finishes, colors, living areas.  When someone purchases a new home, they get to choose so many aspects of the space where they will spend much of their time.

Reina Laws, Permitting / Purchasing

Industry Veteran or Newbie: Newbie

 

BCCH (Before capitol City Homes): Restaurant Owner in Manhattan

 

Homebuilding Superpower:  Permit Processing.  Purchasing Administration.

 

Originally from: Wilmington, NC

 

I learned from: UNCW-BS International Business. 15 years of restaurant operations management from Las Vegas to Miami.

 

I think the new home industry is important because: where new homes are built, communities are strengthened and economic growth is possible.

 

I believe the future of homebuilding: Is going to be highly dependent on building homes that offer all the comforts and technological advances people are accustomed to, but are designed and built with energy efficiency and natural resource preservation in mind.

 

Ryan C. Willis, Assistant Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? I began my career in industrial construction. For five years, I assisted in the construction of oil and gas compression facilities and water treatment plants.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes): After graduating from East Carolina University, I moved north to West Virginia for a job in the emerging natural gas industry.I moved back to Raleigh to marry my wife, a Greenville native and I am very excited to be working in the residential side of construction.

Homebuilding Superpower: is understanding. I understand how to transition expectations and plans into an actual home. I understand how to assemble a team and keep them focused to accomplish our goals. I understand how each player’s role in our team contributes to the overall customer experience and satisfaction. Homebuilding has always been a passion of mine.

Originally From: I was born in Wilmington, NC in 1984 during Hurricane Diana. 

I Learned From: I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Minor in Business Administration. 

I Think the New Home Industry Is Important Because: it helps to continue the “American Dream” and benefits the economy. No matter where you go and what you do, home is where the heart is. My great grandfather, an immigrant from Italy, was a homebuilder. He built many homes including the home where my mother grew up and it is still a home where my family gathers. Building homes gives people a place to start and raise their families, creating memories that last forever.

I Believe the Future of Homebuilding: is bright, as more efficient building materials and better construction techniques are constantly being developed.     

Daniel De Haro, Asst. Project Manager

Kevin Pippin, Warranty Supervisor

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
I have been in the construction industry since 2004. I have been involved in residential construction since 2013 but shifted my focus to new home construction late 2015.

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Before CCH I was a builder in the US Navy Seabees for 10 years. After coming back home I managed Myrick’s Cabinet Shop for 3 years before pursing a career in residential construction.

Homebuilding Superpower… 
Buying a new home can be exciting and stressful at the same time. I strive to empathize with home buyers and owners in hopes to make this life changing adjustment a little easier. Despite this fast moving industry, I think its important to slow down and listen when necessary. No one should feel like a “number”.

Originally from… 
Clayton NC

I learned from… 
I worked with a good family friend framing houses as a summer job in high school. Ever since I have had a passion for fine woodworking and construction. I graduated Seabee Advance Builder “C” school and am currently using my GI bill for a degree in Project Management, but I think the best way to learn this trade is to be present in the field as much as possible.

I think the new home industry is important because… 
The new home industry is critical to our economy. The new home industry has generated millions of jobs across the nation.

I believe the future of homebuilding… 
The future of home building is going green. Energy is expensive and often has a negative impact on our planet. I think the future will really focus on energy efficiency. I don’t think this trend will slow down until we can build homes that have a negligible impact on the environment.

Ryan Williams, Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? Veteran.
I have been in Construction Project Management since 2004 and before that was a Carpenter and Handyman for 8 years

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)...
I have worn a few hats in the construction management world.  I have managed builds in production residential for most of my career with over 9 years of experience in this particular field.  I have also managed the construction of two restaurants and custom homes with values up to $10 Million.  I also ran my own construction and home inspection businesses and taught home inspection certification courses at a local community college in Phoenix.

Homebuilding Superpower… 
I believe my biggest strength is being able to show empathy towards others.  This aids in dealing with the trades and inspectors, but most of all it helps to be able to see things through the eyes of my customers, to feel their stresses and excitement.

Originally from… 
I was born in Chicago, raised in Florida, spent early adulthood back in Chicago, moved to Arizona with my wife in 2000 and finally came here to Raleigh in 2017

I learned from… 
many great mentors, though I also have an associates degree from Phoenix College in Building Safety

I think the new home industry is important because… 
Not only does it drive many areas of the economy, it is also a great barometer of the condition of the economy.  If the home building industry is doing well, it shows that the population is hopeful and optimistic.  Home building also helps drive growth and development, allowing small towns to establish themselves and grow.

I believe the future of homebuilding… 
Will be full of innovation as builders work through efficiencies in all facets of the business while at the same time building homes that are more reliable, efficient and sustainable than at any other time in our history.

Jeff Watson, Warranty Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
Jeff has been full time associated with the building industry for almost 4 years.  He has also designed, drafted the plans, and was the general contractor for building his own home.
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Prior to the building industry, Jeff managed global technical support operations for major telecom companies in Research Triangle Park. 
 
Originally from… 
Jeff is originally from the mountains of North Carolina.  He left the small mountain town of Boone, NC to study electrical engineering at NC State University and has resided in the Raleigh area for over 30 years.
 
I learned from… 
Many things have been learned through the educational system but the greatest of lessons were learned through the life experiences of struggle, achievement, loss, gain, and relationships.
 
I think the new home industry is important because… 
We all need some sort of shelter in our lives.  A home provides the needed shelter but is also the center of the most important life events of family and special moments.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding… 
As the cost of natural building materials continue to rise, there is a great need to develop new material technologies that can be used for structural purposes.  Just as the aircraft industry developed stronger and lighter weight materials, the building industry needs to find better sources for structural components.

John Riggle, Assistant Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 
Newbie

BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)…
Project Engineer and Applications Engineer/Product Line Manager in the paper industry, 24 years.


Originally from… 
Glen Dale, West Virginia 

I learned from… 
I am learning the trade from everyone here at CCH.


I think the new home industry is important because… 
It provides an opportunity for people to fulfill a dream.

Kirk Stephens,

Industry Veteran or Newbie? 18 yrs construction management experience
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)... Started in production homes, then went to a custom homebuilder.  When the economy crashed, I went to commercial construction
 
Homebuilding Superpower... Developing trusting relationships with trade partners and customers. Always look at things from the customer’s perspective
 
Originally from... Chicago, but I have been in the Raleigh area since 1986
 
I learned from... East Carolina University, where I received by Bachelors Degree in construction management
 
I think the new home industry is important because... It drives local economies and provides families with a place to enjoy each other and grow
 
I believe the future of homebuilding... Will be constantly evolving to provide more personalized experiences for customers.

Joshua McLawhorn, Project Manager

Industry Veteran or Newbie?  Newbie
 
BCCH (Before Capitol City Homes)… I  am a recent graduate of Morehouse college in Atlanta Georgia with a Bachelor of science in Economics.
 
Homebuilding Superpower…  If I could have a home building superpower it would be the ability to perfect whatever vision a homeowner has for their new home.
Originally from… Rochester, New York
 
I learned from…  Ryan Williams
 
I think the new home industry is important because…  there is a new generation of home buyers and like everything else around it the home industry must recreate itself for those it serves.
 
I believe the future of homebuilding… I believe the future of homebuilding is bright there will be more innovative ways to build homes faster and more efficiently.

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