Yearly Archives: 2018

James Bistrek

James Bistrek

Hi, I’m James!

 

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada but moved to the great town of High Point, NC to be closer to my family.  In my search for work I knew I wanted to be a part of a company where there were no limits to my growth and I found that in Tar Heel Basement Systems. Thanks to years of working in customer service I excel at providing my customers with a top-notch experience. My background as a supervisor has also contributed to my leadership of a wonderful, hard-working crew.

 

When I’m not working towards improving the life of your home, I like to write, play video games and occasionally shoot airsoft guns. I especially enjoy spending my time with my beautiful wife, Ashley and our sweet dogs.

 

I look forward to being the hero in your home!

Ashley Bistrek

Hi, I’m Ashley!

 

Before joining the Tar Heel team, I provided excellent customer service for years, working most recently in the call center for Flow Automotive. I have a passion for people and I love working closely with them. What attracted me most to Tar Heel was the amazing company culture that was talked about as well as exemplified in the employees that I knew working here.

 

The majority of my time outside of work is spent working towards my Associate’s degree in Nursing at Forsyth Tech. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, James, who is also a member of the Tar Heel family and our dog. I also enjoying hanging out with our friends, playing with my niece, and hiking.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and helping you in any way that I can!

Delilah Pearce

Hi, I’m Delilah!

 

Prior to joining the Tar Heel family I provided excellent customer service as a bartender for about 20 years and then got my first administrative job working with a flooring company. I discovered then that I love working in customer service AND and an office. I found myself attracted to Tar Heel because when I first researched the company and the employment reviews it was so consistently positive. It is rare that you find a company in which so many of the employees truly love their job. I became very excited to work for a company in which I have the opportunity to grow while being appreciated.

 

When I’m not working I love spending time with my significant other of over 7 years and my grumpy little toy poodle. I also enjoy baking treats from scratch and cooking meals Southern-style. Something else that is interesting about me is that I am a twin.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and providing you with top-rate customer service!

Lisa Cruz

Hi, I’m Lisa!

 

I’m the friendly voice you will hear on the phone when scheduling the installation of your brand new system. I bring with me to Tar Heel over 5 years of leadership and customer service experience, working for Speedway and Wilco Hess as an Assistant Manager. What attracted me most to Tar Heel was the friendly and family-like atmosphere. I love that I am not just another number here but rather I can be myself and everyone encourages me to embrace that.

 

I live in the East Bend, NC area with my husband, Victor, who is also a member of the Tar Heel family. Together, we live with our adorable son, Thiago, and our dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy watching criminal investigative docu-series and listening to music.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and providing you with top-rate customer service!

Teresa Phares

Hi, I’m Teresa!

 

I’m the friendly voice you will hear on the phone when scheduling the installation of your brand new system. Previously I worked as an office manager for 20 years with an automotive body and paint shop and before that I worked as a production secretary at Fleetwood Homes.  When my previous employer went out of business I began my search for a new job and from my first interview with Tar Heel I knew this was where I belonged. I am excited to be a part of Tar Heel’s team and look forward to our future together.

 

When I’m not at work I love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, enjoying bonfires, and going to the beach. I have 2 daughters, McKenna and Samantha, 2 Shih Tzus, Simon and Sophie, and a cat named Murphy. I also enjoy cooking and baking, studying criminal justice and watching anything to do with forensics or detective work.

 

I am eager to talk to you and ensure that we’re exceeding all of yours expectations!

Tonya Gunn

Tonya Gunn

Hey, I’m Tonya!

I’m the friendly voice you will hear on the phone to schedule your engineering visit. Prior to joining the Tar Heel team I worked as a service coordinator for Watson Electrical Company in Chesapeake, VA where my duties included electrical estimating, permitting jobs and coordinating electrical repair work. I relocated to Winston-Salem to be closer to my family and with my background in construction and scheduling coordination experience, coming to Tar Heel Basement Systems felt a little like coming home.

 

In my spare time, I am an avid reader and movie collector. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my sweet, tiny Italian Greyhound, Bandit. He loves coming to work with me and being spoiled even more than usual by our Tar Heel family.

 

I look forward to speaking with you and giving you the confidence that Tar Heel Basement Systems is the right company to make your home healthy, stabilized, and dry!

 

John Knight

John Knight

Hi, I’m John!

As an Alumni of Wake Forest University, I fell in love with the Winston-Salem area. Growing up in a construction family allowed me to gain the knowledge and experience to repair my own investment homes. I also enjoy giving back to the local community and have been an active volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity for the last 17 years. Looking for an opportunity to maximize my prior education, experience and community involvement in the home improvement industry, Tar Heel Basement Systems was the perfect fit!

When I am not inspecting crawl spaces or basements, you can find me enjoying the outdoors, fly fishing and boat building. When I’m unable to get outside, I am working away building new furniture pieces and ensuring my core foundation is stabilized doing yoga.

I can’t wait to meet you and find the perfect solution to ensure your home remains dry, healthy and stabilized!

Nate Zook

Hi, I’m Nate!

 

I came to Tar Heel with a background in consulting but I was ready for a different career path and I was drawn to the excellent reputation that this company is known for. I also bring with me a Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a concentration in Mass Communications as well as a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) certification.

 

My beautiful wife, Anna and I have a wonderful son as well as a houseful of dogs and chickens. When I’m not working towards providing a healthier home for my customers, I enjoy woodworking, fishing and playing golf.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Ryan Robinson

Hi, I’m Ryan!

 

Before joining the Tar Heel team I worked a variety of jobs and earned my degree in criminal justice and law. In the past I have worked as a security supervisor, a micromanager/ account manager, a service supervisor, a lube technician and I worked at ASM Marketing. Though none of these jobs ended up being the right fit for me they helped me to realize I wanted to try something completely different and that is what brought me to Tar Heel. I am so excited to be a part of this growing company that really helps people.

 

Outside of work, I love to explore new things and places along with my dog, Jack. Jack especially likes when we explore the dog park. I also spend my spare time going to rock shows and playing video games.

Justin Daniels

Hi, I’m Justin!

 

I grew up in Charlotte, NC where I became CPR certified before moving to the wonderful town of Winston-Salem, NC. I joined the Tar Heel Basement Systems family hoping to gain some new knowledge and valuable tools. Since working here I have learned and grown increasingly in my role and have been told I am a great asset to my team.

 

When I’m not working towards improving the life of your home I enjoy playing video games and spending time with my amazing mom and sister.

 

I look forward to being the “hero in your home!”

Angel Hernandez

Hi, I’m Angel!

 

I spent 18 years as a residential and commercial plumber in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina before deciding it was time for a change. I wanted to make a fresh start and Tar Heel Basement Systems seemed like a great company to help me do just that. I was recruited to the team by Garrett Atkinson who used to work here as the General Manager but has since moved to Colorado to work for our sister branch. I’m so excited for this opportunity to grow with this wonderful company and to help customers achieve a healthier home.

 

When I’m not inspecting crawlspaces or basements, I love staying active. I’m an avid outdoorsman and I love hiking and fishing. I am also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I actively compete.

 

I can’t wait to meet you and find the perfect solution to ensure your home remains dry, healthy and stabilized!

Bret Eldridge

Hi, I’m Bret!

 

I spent about 25 years working in the highway construction industry as a Manager as well as working for HMA Plants as a Sales Manager prior to that. I also have OSHA 30 training, safety training, and compliance training. I first wanted to join the Tar Heel team because I was ready to get back into sales and I wanted to do so with a highly praised and well-established company. However, after learning more about this company, what really attracted me to the job was the opportunity to grow and thrive, both professionally and personally, alongside some really amazing people.

 

When I’m not working towards making your home healthier and safer, I love spending time with my amazing son. We love traveling and playing golf together. He also participates in some of the races I enjoy doing including mud runs, Spartans, warrior dashes, and 5K races. In addition I enjoy spending my free time working out.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the perfect solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Brian Reich

Hi, I’m Brian!

 

Prior to joining this team, I worked in construction for most of my life and worked in electrical for over a decade, providing exceptional customer service for over 15 years. I am a licensed electrician and I received my Bachelor in Science from NC State. What attracted me most to Tar Heel Basement Systems was the opportunity to help people as part of a fantastic, steadily growing team.

 

Ever since growing up on my grandpa’s farm I have loved the outdoors. When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your foundation and waterproofing needs, you can find me going on adventures with my wife and daughter. I am obsessed with the water and being at the beach, lake, or even on the river where I like to paddleboard.

 

I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a healthier home!

Craig Waller Jr.

Hi, I’m Craig!

 

Prior to joining Tar Heel Basement Systems I spent many years working in the health and fitness industry. I have worked as a General Manager for several franchised gyms, as the Vice President of Sales at Sportscenter Athletic Club, and as the owner and General Manager of Transform Fitness Center. Now, with waterproofing and foundation knowledge I have gained, I can not only help people achieve a healthier lifestyle, but also a healthier home. My biggest motivation for joining the Tar Heel family was the instantly recognizable positive culture and strong leadership. From the top down, this company motivates you to constantly grow, both professionally and personally.

 

I spend most of my free time with my amazing little boy. Watching him grow up is the greatest joy in my life. I also enjoy riding my Harley and being on the water. One of my greatest passions is helping and motivating others to live out their purpose.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Chris Goodman

Hi, I’m Chris!

 

I’ve spent a large portion of my career working in finance from Volvo Financial Services to banks such as Bank of America and BB&T. Though I enjoyed my work I decided it was time for a change and wanted to try something very different. I joined the Tar Heel Basement Systems team because I wanted to work for a reputable company and after seeing so many outstanding reviews both from customers and employees I knew Tar Heel would be the right fit for me. I am so proud to be a part of this hard-working team!

 

When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of you waterproofing and foundation needs, I love spending time with my beautiful wife Dalana and our 2 dogs, Lucy and Barney. I also enjoy playing guitar, as well as playing golf and exercising.

 

I look forward to meeting with you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Dave Brereton

Hi, I’m Dave!

I grew up in Rockland County, New York and, at that time, most of my background was in food service and management in the deli business, at which time I was nicknamed ‘Deli Dave.’ I realized early on that I have a passion for taking care of customers. After deciding on a career change, I moved to the south and became ‘southernized,’ which I love! My dedication to customer service and working with people eventually landed me in sales with Coca-Cola. My position at Coca-Cola is where I developed my naturally genuine selling skills.

I came to work as a Certified Field Inspector for Tarheel Basement Systems because of the amazing culture, team-building and family atmosphere. I am proud to work for the #1 company in North Carolina specializing in dry basement and crawlspace technology. And while I am helping you with your home, I can whip you up a mean deli sandwich!

When I’m not helping nice folks protect their greatest asset – their home – you’ll find me enjoying anything outdoors with my wife, Shannon. Together we love fruit, vegetable and pollinator flower gardening. We love hiking our trails and walking the ‘3 Amigos’ (Polly, Speck and Mia), our Chihuahuas.

I look forward to meeting you!

Gennaro Amato

Hi, my name is Gennaro!

 

Before coming aboard the Tar Heel team I worked in construction management and mold remediation. Due to my background, I’ve seen firsthand the damage that can occur due to water intrusion and structural issues. I came to Tar Heel in the hopes of helping homeowners understand that as well and helping them to prevent these issues from greatly affecting their homes. I’ve since loved working for this company thanks to the high energy of a supportive and team-oriented environment.

 

When I’m not diagnosing your home’s concerns I love spending time with my wife and our pets. My wife and I have 2 grown children as well as a dog and 2 cats. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, speaking and counseling. I am also a green thumb and nutrition enthusiast.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Graham Moore

Hi, I’m Graham Moore!

 

I have an extensive background working with homes, first as a Real Estate Broker and then for over 5 years in the foundation, crawlspace, and basement repair industry. I  was attracted to Tar Heel because it has the culture, successful business history, and reputation I was looking for. I also appreciated that, even though Tar Heel has the benefits of a bigger company, it still has a hometown connection and strong roots in the community.

 

When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs, I love spending time with my beautiful wife of over 5 years and our 5 cats. I also love being outdoors and enjoy hiking, hunting, and fishing, as well as golf and clay shooting.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

James Varner

Hi, I’m James!

 

After working in sales for years I have developed a love for working one-on-one with people. My experience has provided me with exemplary customer service skills as well as communication skills which is why I know exactly how important it is to stay connected with my customers so they are well-informed throughout every step of the process. These skills as well as my shared values for providing customers with a WOW experience are exactly what made me the perfect fit for the Tar Heel Basement Systems team.

 

Before my wife’s passing we were married for 25 wonderful years. She gave me 3 amazing sons who then gave me 3 amazing grandchildren. I love spending time with my family whenever I can. I also enjoy spending my spare time playing guitar, kayaking, dancing and working out.

 

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Ken Houston

Hi, I’m Ken!

 

Prior to joining this team, I provided exceptional customer service for years at a roofing company. I also bring with me a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Organizational Leadership and a minor in Entrepreneurship. I joined the Tar Heel family because I feel that this company, much like myself, is solution-focused and cares deeply about each and every customer.

 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for more than 10 years and we have 2 wonderful boys. When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs, I love playing with my kids, golfing, and working on projects around our house.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution to protect your greatest asset: your home!

Maryann Lombardi

Hi, I’m Maryann!

 

I grew up in New York but love living in the beautiful city of Winston-Salem, NC where I currently reside. Prior to joining the Tar Heel family, I provided customer service for over 10 years working in various fields, including retail, food and beverage and the hospitality industry. Helping people is my passion and highest priority. I joined this team because I wanted to utilize my Office Administrative Certificate while also having the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s what made a top-rate company like Tar Heel the perfect match for me!

 

In my free time, I love spending time with my fiance and our best friend/roommate. I also enjoy playing the ukulele and acoustic bass, video games, and have an affinity for horror movies.

 

I am eager to talk with you and ensure that we’re exceeding all of your expectations!

Kent Dunn

Kent Dunn

Hi, my name is Kent Dunn. I’m proud to be a Systems Design Specialist with Tar Heel Basement Systems. Coupled with a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I bring twenty-five years of design and build experience, with projects that range from high-rise hotels in Indonesia, construction documents for the now famous San Antonio River Walk, to waterfront restaurants and brew pubs in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and scores of residential projects, designed and built.

Born and raised in Winston-Salem, I’ve been forever drawn to the tranquil and creative energy in and around the Triad. In my “spare” time, I enjoy great food, architecture, fine art, music, golf, bowling, and, well, many, many other activities.

“I consider the world to be cleaner, healthier, safer, and simply better off, with our company, than without it, it’s just that simple.”

Kyle Ward

Hi, I’m Kyle!

 

Prior to joining the Tar Heel Basement Systems team I worked in a number of fields. Some of my past work included my job in the pharmacy at Walgreens as well as work in security, Cytogenetics and even some work in art as a painter. To add to my diverse background I also have a Bachelor of Science in Biology. However, I was looking for a change and what attracted me to Tar Heel was the high-energy and family-like work environment as well as the respect and due praise that each and every employee receives as made evident by one of our core values: “Everyone puts their boots on the same way!”

 

When I’m not working towards finding a permanent solution for all of your waterproofing, foundation, and concrete-lifting needs I love spending some quality time with my dog Athena. I also enjoy competitive gaming, going to the gym, cooking, and introducing myself to new foods.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the best solution tot protect your greatest asset: your home!