Ronnie Whittaker

Ronnie Whittaker

Hi, I’m Ronnie!

I was born in Boone, NC, but grew up just outside of Raleigh in Henderson, NC. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and made my way back up the mountain in 1995 to receive my teaching certification from ASU. Prior to joining the Tar Heel team, I gained extensive knowledge of this industry, as I spent 10 years under homes working for Terminix. So many things attracted to me Tar Heel, including the opportunity to help homeowners, work beside my closest friends, and help others grow all while learning new things every day.

Since starting my journey here I have made great strides. I began in sales as a Certified Field Inspector, designing systems for our customers. I then moved over to our service department starting out as a Service Technician. In 2014 my teammates awarded me with the Goodwill Ambassador Award, and in 2015 I was promoted from Service Technician to Service Supervisor and awarded the 2015 Service Technician of the Year Award. Since 2017, I have been leading a team of amazing service technicians and service coordinators as Service Manager.

When I am not helping customers improve their home, I am at home with my wife and animals. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jessica, for about 20 years and we care for nearly 15 rescue pets on our farm; we have dogs, cats, chickens and pygmy goats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies, and love all eras of history.

I enjoy providing our customers with WOW! service and I’m looking forward to meeting with you and solving any concerns you may have!

Brittany Priestley

Hi, I’m Brittany!

I’m the friendly voice you will hear when it’s time to schedule your annual maintenance appointment. I grew up in the Triad area and attended college at UNC-Charlotte where I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. After college I relocated to back to my hometown. My previous work experience in the restaurant industry equipped me with the knowledge to ensure our customers are receiving nothing less than top notch service. In my spare time you can find me on the hiking trail with my three dogs staying active. I also enjoy various types of art and painting.

I look forward to helping you with all of your service needs!

Corey Cannon

Hi, I’m Corey!
Before coming to Tar Heel, I worked as a satellite technician and in office administration. I also studied Information Technology at Trident Technical College. I came to Tar Heel because I really wanted to build a lasting career doing something that makes a difference. I love working one-on-one with customers-in-need to find creative and efficient solutions and that made Tar Heel seem like the perfect fit for me.
When I’m not ensuring that your home stays dry and healthy, I love spending time with my daughter. I live in Banner Elk and enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, and I also love traveling!
I look forward to being the “hero in your home!”

Eric Townsend

Hi, I’m Eric!


Not only am I employed by Tar Heel but I also happen to be a former customer. After experiencing firsthand what a great and necessary service was being provided I decided I wanted the opportunity to do the same for others with a company that I knew I could trust. Before coming aboard at Tar Heel I did some work putting up tents, and constructing stages and dance floors. Luckily many of the skills I learned in that line of work, such as surveying sites and planning for unexpected scenarios helped me transition smoothly and quickly into my role here at Tar Heel.


I have a degree in Recreation Management and a CDL Passenger Endorsement which I still make use of by driving buses and limousines as a side business. In my spare time you can find me spending time with my wife, our 3 beautiful daughters, and our many animals. I also enjoy detailing vehicle sound systems, and playing friendly games of basketball and volleyball on occasion.


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


Jesse Crawford

Hi, I’m Jesse,
Prior to joining the Tar Heel team, I worked as a Foreman for 3 years at a Lawn Maintenance Company and I am also a self-employed musician. I bring with me experience in helping customers and leading a crew to do the best job possible! I came to Tar Heel Basement Systems on a fellow employee’s recommendation. I was looking for a company to invest in and after hearing about their company values and policies as well as the fact that we share a love for customer satisfaction, I knew Tar Heel is the place for me!
I love to write/record music and spend time with my loving wife of more than 15 years and our two daughters. They are the lights of my life!
I look forward to being the “hero in your home!”

Luke Evans

Hi, I’m Luke!


Over the years I have acquired a wealth of construction experience as well as become very familiar with crawlspaces during my time working with DirecTV. I love working with customers face-to-face, working to find the best solution to improve the life and health of their home. I joined the Tar Heel family because I was seeking a guaranteed opportunity for growth and I loved the positive energy that I experience every day here.


When I’m not diagnosing your home’s waterproofing and foundation needs I love spending my time outdoors, fishing and kayaking. I also enjoying woodworking and spending time with my wonderful pets.


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

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Hi, I’m Matt!

Before joining Tar Heel Basement Systems I worked 15 years in the plumbing and gas pipe industry. My experience in those fields gave me the base knowledge needed to become a waterproofing, foundation and service specialist. I have a beautiful wife, Marie, and 4 wonderful children; Brent, Blake, Chris and Lynn. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I love fishing, golfing, martial arts, racing and good music.

I look forward to meeting you and helping with all of your basement, crawlspace and foundation issues.