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Rick Brown

Rick Brown

Hi, I’m Rick!

I grew up in Orlando, Florida but now live in wonderful town Winston-Salem, NC. Before joining this team, I gained over 15 years of experience in residential home construction, performing remodels and new builds. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. I started my career here as a Certified Field Inspector and thanks to a company that embraces meritocracy and drives growth, I was able to work my way up to Assistant Manager of Sales. I was drawn to Tar Heel because of a common goal: to improve customers homes and keep families safe.

 

When I’m not working closely with Certified Field Inspectors to find permanent solutions to all of your foundation and waterproofing needs, I love spending time with my wife of over 25 years, Sheila and our daughter, Lindsey. We love to spend time outdoors, travel, garden and attend sporting events together.

 

I look forward to working towards protecting your greatest asset: your home!

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!

Anthony Mounts

Hi, I’m Anthony!

 

I have an Associate in Business Administration Degree and I have been working in home sales for over 40 years with more than 30 of those years in the home improvement industry. Throughout my extensive background in home improvement I have seen just about every kind of issue that a homeowner can face. I now strive to help others prevent and permanently solve those very problems, a mission that Tar Heel Basement Systems and I share. That along with the admirable professionalism of the company is why I joined the Tar Heel team.

 

When I’m not working towards improving your home from the ground up, I devote much of my time to my family. My 80+-year-old mother lives nearby in Mount Airy, NC and all of my children are grown. I love to travel and do so mostly around the United States.

 

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

Brian Pirone

Hi, I’m Brian!

 

Prior to joining this team, I worked hard to build up a reputable background in sales, business management, and construction, as well as working as a firefighter and an EMT for a while. Additionally I received my Associate in Arts in General Education and attended Western Carolina University for Emergency and Disaster Management. I joined the Tar Heel family because my passion above all is helping others and I would love the opportunity to save your home from any current or future damage.

 

When I’m not working towards improving your home from the ground up, I love spending time with my wife and our son, and our friends. I also enjoy reading, working out and taking trips to the Outer Banks and other beaches.

 

I look forward to meeting 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!

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!

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!

Hutch Hutchins

Hi, I’m Hutch!

 

I was born and raised in Texas but moved to Wilmington, NC some years ago. Prior to working at Tar Heel team I owned my a business called Doctor Energy Saver in which our services included crawlspace encapsulations and jacking, so I am very knowledgeable about what it takes to keep your home dry and healthy. I also bring with me to Tar Heel a BPI (Building Analyst) certification. I joined the Tar Heel family because I recognized what a great opportunity it would be for me to grow and expand my knowledge in my field.

 

When I’m not looking for a permanent solution for all of your foundation and waterproofing needs, I love spending time with my wife Angelica, and our 2 children, Ethan and Emersen. I enjoy staying involved in my children’s activities and I am also very involved with my church in Wilmington, Pine Valley UMC.

 

I look forward to meeting with you and working towards protecting 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!

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.”

Marvin Phoenix

Hi, I’m Marvin!

 

Before joining this team, I provided exceptional customer service for over 15 years and I have always loved meeting new people and building those relationships. I also bring with me a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. I found myself most attracted to Tar Heel because it is a modern-day company with old-fashioned values.

 

When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs, I love spending time with my family! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have 2 wonderful boys. Outside of that, I enjoy playing and watching sports as well as going to the gym and running.

 

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

Matt Aho

Hi, I’m Matt!

 

I graduated from Warren Wilson College with a history/ political science degree. Having more than 13 years of experience as a Project Manager with Jade Mountain Builders as well as experience in high-end cabinetry sales, I know just how important your home is to you and it is my top goal to make sure you feel like it is as healthy and sturdy as possible. In fact, I joined the Tar Heel team out of a deep desire to help people and I am excited to be a part of a company with such a wonderful culture and support system.

 

I was born and raised in Asheville where I still currently reside today with my lovely wife of over 10 years, Marcia and our 2 amazing daughters, Lily and Sophie. When I’m not working you can usually find me in the great outdoors. I love camping, hiking and mountain biking.

 

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

 

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones

Hey, I’m Matt!

 

Having served as a manager for a memorial garden for a number of years, I have an extensive background in customer service.  Looking for a new career, I desired a company that had a strong culture, reputation and truly cared for their customers so Tar Heel Basement Systems became my perfect match! Every day at Tar Heel is a new challenge of helping our customers solve their home’s basement, foundation, or crawl space problems but luckily, my time in the Marines taught me to overcome obstacles while still getting the task completed.

 

I live in Winston-Salem, NC with my beautiful wife Melissa, our five wonderful children, and our dogs. When I am not working or spending time with family, you can find me on the paintball course.

 

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

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Hi, I’m Mike!

I have more than a decade of experience in the home improvement industry. The majority of my time was spent in gutter and gutter protection, which allowed me to understand the importance of waterproofing your home. I also have extensive experience working with real estate agencies, realtors, sellers and buyers. I love helping people and am confident that I can offer you a permanent solution to your basement, crawlspace and foundation problems.

I was born in Ohio and grew up just outside of Annapolis. I am blessed to have two extraordinary children, Ruben & Seth, and a beautiful wife, Katie. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy fishing, theater, music and sports.

 

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

Myron Hall

Hi, I’m Myron!

 

Before joining this team I earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology and worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist, Lead Instructor at Work Skills Academy and a Vocational Educator. Though Tar Heel provides a very different service than I was traditionally used to I was attracted to the company because we share one very important priority in common: the customer. I love working with people and am excited to get to work one-on-one with our customers in an effort to provide them with the best possible solution to their home’s needs.

 

When I’m not diagnosing your home, I spend a lot of time with my family. I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren, a beautiful fiance and 2 corgis. I also enjoy fly-fishing, and wood-carving decoys and kitchenware.

 

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

Nick Guerin

Hi, I’m Nick!

 

Prior to joining the Tar Heel team I gained a lot of experience in waterproofing and home health, working as a Branch Manager in charge of commercial waterproofing distribution as well as an Inside Sales Representative for residential building materials. This provided me with an advantageous familiarity with the types of products that I now recommend when diagnosing your home. I found myself most attracted to Tar Heel because I recognized the great opportunity to build a career and to learn new, valuable skills.

 

When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs, I love to travel and I enjoy exploring the great outdoors with my 2 dogs. As an animal-lover, I also spend my free time volunteering at my local animal shelter.

 

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

Paul Hooker III

Hi, I’m Paul!

 

Prior to joining the Tar Heel team, I worked in fine-dining management for 12 years as well as 4 years at an insurance company, providing exceptional customer service. In addition, I graduated from UNCG with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and I was previously licensed in Home & Auto insurance. I joined the Tar Heel family because it feels like just that: a family!

 

I live on farm in Vilas, NC with my beautiful wife, Jaimie, who is also a part of the Tar Heel family, our 2 sons and our dogs. When I’m not looking for a permanent solution to all of your foundation and waterproofing needs, I love exploring the great outdoors with my family, doing activities such as fishing and kayaking.

 

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

Robin Gordon

Hi, I’m Robin!

 

I provided exceptional customer service for nearly 15 years prior to joining the Tar Heel team and I graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. What attracted me most to Tar Heel was the very evident positive culture that this company exudes as well as the amazing family feel from every person that works here. I am committed to providing a WOW experience that Tar Heel is known for along with a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs.

 

I live in Wake Forest, NC with my wife Ava and our 3 children, Myles, Oliver, Sadie. In my free time, I love mountain biking on local trails in Raleigh or restoring vintage sports cars.

 

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

Sam Summerlin

Sam Summerlin

Hey, I’m Sam!

I have a strong background in the home improvement industry. My introduction to the field came when I worked with a commercial concrete company, specializing in foundation, slab, and road construction for two years. I have since worked as a Project Engineer for a general contractor, renovating homes as well as building them from the ground up. In this role, I was responsible for managing crews and running several jobs, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and every customer’s needs were met.

I had training in CAD programs that focused on building layouts and design, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. I look forward to putting my extensive and wide-ranging knowledge to good use, helping you to alleviate the concerns you have in your home.

I enjoy meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement, crawlspace, and foundation problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In my free time, I love exploring the High Country on my motorcycle and adventuring in the woods, hiking, fishing and hunting.

Seth Brown

Seth Brown

Hi, I’m Seth!

 

Before joining the Tar Heel team, I gained an extensive background in customer service, working in inside sales and working with a number of independent clients as a personal trainer. I graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance as well as a degree in Economics. I found that Tar Heel was a great career fit for me because my dedication to living a healthy lifestyle carries over perfectly into my commitment to helping homeowners have a healthier home. I was most drawn to the opportunity to grow to my full potential here.

 

When I’m not diagnosing your home’s concerns, my girlfriend of over 5 years and I love body-building and competing on an amateur level with aspirations of becoming professional athletes. We don’t have any children but we love our dogs. In my free time, I also enjoy doing anything outdoors, travelling when able, cooking, golfing, and, of course, being in the gym.

 

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

Stephen Farmer

Hi, I’m Stephen!

 

I worked in the construction and maintenance industry for nearly 15 years prior to joining the Tar Heel team. I also have a Bachelor’s degree from the Metropolitan University of Denver. What attracted me most to Tar Heel was the very evident positive culture that this company exudes as well as the amazing family feel from every person that works here. I am committed to providing a WOW experience that Tar Heel is known for along with a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing and foundation needs.

 

I live in Huntersville, NC with my wife Danielle and our son Wyatt. In my free time, I love to watch and play most sports and enjoy going to classic car shows. Being outdoors and playing with my son are my weekend favorites!

 

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