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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!

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!

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!

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!

Miguel Perez

Hi, I’m Miguel!

 

Before joining the Tar Heel team I worked in a number of jobs and positions including Area Sales Manager at Ideal Industries, Territory Manager at Grainger, and Sales Representative at Coca-Cola. I have worked in sales for many years and I love getting to interact with customers and determine together the best options for them. I believe my happening upon Tar Heel Basement Systems was meant to me. Though my position here is still in sales, working here has proven to be a totally different experience due to the many opportunities that the company provides for its employees to succeed.

 

Outside of work I love spending time with my  girlfriend, our 2 cats and my son. I also enjoy cycling and bumming, which, for those who are not aware, is a form of traveling with no real destination in mind.

 

I look forward to meeting you and finding the perfect solution to ensure your home remains dry, healthy, and stabilized!

 

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!

Nathan Cranfill

Hi, I’m Nathan!

 

Before joining the Tar Heel team I worked in restaurant management for 10 years and construction management for 17 years. I spent over 25 years in management so I’m excited to be working one-on-one with customers again. I have a passion for helping others and I look forward to using my construction background as a tool to help our customers create a healthier and safer environment in their homes.

 

When I’m not working towards finding a permanent solution to all of your waterproofing, foundation and concrete leveling needs, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and jeeping. I also love spending time with my amazing friends who are truly my family.

 

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!