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.
We (Roger Ketchum and Duane Johns) started the business in 1997 driven by our shared vision of crafting exceptional living spaces accompanied by unparalleled client satisfaction. Over two decades have passed since we started this journey, and the company has become a cornerstone of the community, consistently earning industry accolades year after year. This is all due to our stellar team of professionals that values the relationships and connections of everyone we work with. Together we remain steadfast in our commitment to foster and support the next generation of construction professionals, while actively contributing to the betterment of our community. Guided by our core values of Accountability, Determination, and Integrity, with some fun mixed in, our team is dedicated to providing an unmatched client experience. Our passion for building and remodeling comes from our ability to improve the lives of our clients, our teammates, and trade partners and by doing so we build relationships that last a lifetime. Living Better Starts Here ®

Duane  Johns

Duane Johns

Regional Partner

Duane entered the construction industry over 30 years ago working on oceanfront estates in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York. From laborer to craftsman to business owner he was always honing his skills and immersed himself in all aspects of high-end custom construction. In 1996 he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and started a general contracting business with Roger Ketchum and the two achieved success right away, winning industry awards and earning rave reviews from clients, designers, and trade partners. That relationship continues to this day.

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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.

Enjoys helping family and friends with their projects, muscle cars, NASCAR, golf and camping

NARI Certified Remodelor
NARI Green Certified Professional

Kareena  Gray

Kareena Gray

Director of Operations

Kareena began her career in the construction industry 27 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. Kareena is a Board member with NARI Charlotte and HBA Charlotte Professional Women in Building and takes these relationships and opportunities to grow her understanding of the ever-evolving construction world.

Kareena is passionate about the Alair™ Next Gen program and works closely with organizations like The ROC Charlotte who educate and mentor the next generation towards opportunities in the construction world. With her involvement with She Built this City and HBA PWB, Kareena is helping to pave the way for young professionals and women in particular, to succeed in the industry and is always looking for an opportunity to support another.

NARI 2022 PM of the Year Award
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™. In 2022, Scott became a NARI Certified Professional Project Manager. Outside of work, you can find him watching football with friends at Ed’s Tavern or spending time in the great outdoors.
Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders

Project Manager

Jennifer, a Charlotte native, grew up in the construction industry. With multiple members of her family being tradesmen with various skill sets, she spent several hours of her childhood on job sites and in many homes learning about multiple aspects of construction. Jennifer has also worked to obtain her North Carolina and South Carolina real estate licenses to broaden her knowledge of the industry and homebuilding. Jennifer worked for a production builder before joining the Alair™ team in 2022 and recently she has become a NARI Certified Professional Project Manager. When Jennifer is not working, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking and spending time with her two dogs.

Member of HBA Young Professionals
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.)

Sam Kiewit

Sam Kiewit

Project Manager

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