Alair Homes Charlotte Team 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.

Awards + Recognitions


2020 NARI COTY Award

2020 COTY Award NARI of Greater Charlotte Residential Interior Over $500,000


2019 NARI COTY Award

Greater Charlotte Residential Exterior Structure


Charlotte Home and Design Magazine

Charlotte Home and Design Magazine December 2019 Cover Feature


Houzz Awards

Best of Houzz 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 – Design
We were selected for these awards based on our excellent project designs. View them in our Gallery!


Best of Houzz Service

Best of Houzz Service – 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013
We were selected for this award based on our high level of client satisfaction on Houzz. Read our Reviews!



2015 Connie Brown Preservation Award

Myers Park HOA Historical Preservation


2014 Best of the Lake Award

Lake Norman HBA Best In Show


2012 NARI COTY Award

Greater Charlotte Residential Exterior

Meet Team Alair


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 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.

Dan Degner

Dan was born into construction, working alongside his father, a fellow custom home builder. After graduating from Binghamton University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering he went on to work on a 2.3 Billion dollar expansion in the industrial piping industry. Fueled by a motivational spirit and passion for helping others, Dan utilizes his extensive knowledge to educate and mentor his team through his role as the Alair Homes Charlotte General Manager.  (Fun Fact – Dan was voted as one of Charlotte’s Most Eligible bachelors prior to meeting his wife Alyssa.)

Kareena Gray

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.)

Clayton Boozer

Clayton is HERS certified with a substantial knowledge of the renewable energy sector and a background in waterproofing. Claytons experience waterproofing crawl spaces and basements brings invaluable knowledge to each project. (Fun Fact – Clayton and his wife regularly travel the United States with their mountain bikes hitting all the back trails)

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 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 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.)

Alair Homes Charlotte In The Community

Below are some recent articles about Alair in the Charlotte community. To read all blog posts, click here.

Dreamy, Modern Inspired Closet and Bathroom Renovation September 8, 2020 Dreamy, Modern Inspired Closet and Bathroom Renovation Maximize Your Existing Footprint July 10, 2020 Maximize Your Existing Footprint Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms June 22, 2020 Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

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