Meet Team Alair Charlotte

Meet Team Alair Charlotte

Living Better Starts Here™

Our philosophy is simple; we want to be completely unified with you in our goal of achieving an incredible product, on time and on budget. We know that there is only one way to do that – with transparency, thorough planning up front, and truly superior management systems for executing seamless projects.
The team at Alair Homes Charlotte has created life long relationships with Charlotte homeowners by transforming the spaces where they live through quality craftsmanship and expert project management for over 20 years.

Duane  Johns

Duane Johns

Regional Partner

Duane Johns entered the construction industry working on oceanfront estates in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York. In 1996 he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1997 he started a general contracting business with Roger Ketchum and the two achieved success right away, winning industry awards and earning rave reviews from clients. That relationship continues today. Duane is very active with industry trade organizations and is a strong advocate for professionalism in the construction industry. His passion is providing an outstanding experience for each and every client.

Roger  Ketchum

Roger Ketchum


Roger Ketchum began his career in construction as a teenager in upstate NY working on log cabins for his uncle. After graduating high school, he built his own apartment in a building owned by his father, and soon thereafter constructed a similar one as a rental – and thus a passion for creating extraordinary living spaces was born. Roger’s natural knack for all things building and renovation has allowed him to achieve great success for over 20 years in the Charlotte area. His lifelong dream is making each project he takes on the best it can be.

Kareena  Gray

Kareena Gray

Director of Operations

Kareena began her career in the construction industry 22 years ago, working at the Kennedy Space Center Space Station Processing Facility. With an extensive background in Commercial Construction she has worked on everything from build-outs to re-stacks. She continues to use her knowledge and experience from her roles in business leadership to support the growth and development in the Charlotte office. (Fun Fact – Kareena can bust more sporting clays than her husband, but don’t tell him that.)

Jason  Hunter

Jason Hunter

Project Manager

Jason is originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania and spent 3.5 years after college working as a Project Manager for a national home builder. In 2017, he was offered the opportunity to transfer to the Charlotte market which was always a goal of his to be back in NC. In his free time, Jason enjoys working on his own home renovation projects, and building wood furniture pieces.
Scott Grover

Scott Grover

Project Manager

Scott fell in love with construction at a young age during a renovation/addition to his childhood home. After working for a custom builder/remodeler throughout high school and college, he decided to enter the field full time after graduating with a finance degree. He worked as a site supervisor before being promoted to a project manager for a production home builder for a couple of years before joining Alair. Outside of work, you can find him watching football with friends at Ed’s Tavern or spending time in the great outdoors.
Patrick  Apple

Patrick Apple


Pat has worked alongside Duane and Roger for over 20 years. His level of construction knowledge is unsurpassed. Personally building his own house from the ground up 12 years ago, Pat puts the same time and care into every renovation we do. Clients and Trades alike look to Pat in his breadth of knowledge and expertise. (Fun Fact: Pat and his brother are the highly sought after lead musicians of The Apple Brothers Band, a well known band in and around Charlotte.)

James  Queen

James Queen


James is highly skilled in framing and has spent the last 27 years perfecting his trade. Residential remodeling requires a high level of expertise in structural stability. James executes every project with ease, ensuring the frame of the home is stable for decades to come. (Fun Fact: James is an avid gardener and can be found digging in the dirt most weekends.)

Dean  Cosgrove

Dean Cosgrove


Dean began his career in the construction industry building Greenhouses for Metrolina Greenhouse. Over the last 20+ years he has become an incredibly skilled carpenter. Dean brings a high level of experience to the team and ensures that the fine details of each project are of superior quality. (Fun Fact: Dean’s second love is his mountain bike. When he is not on the job site you will find him on his favorite biking trails.)

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