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Your home is a reflection of all your favorite things: the family and friends that surround you, the experiences and memories collected by you, and the special touches that make everything feel right. At Alair Hunt Country, we take the time to get to know you. From concept to completion, we endeavor to exceed your expectations. Thoughtful planning. Intelligent design. Personal touch. That’s the difference.
 

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We believe that excellent craftsmanship and service are the minimum you deserve. Every Alair Hunt Country home is built as if it were our own. It begins with rigorous planning, design, and budget management, removing the prospect of spiraling delays or escalating costs. We then assemble an incredible team and the most hands-on project management of anyone in the homebuilding business. It’s the one-on-one relationship that you deserve. Why? Because that’s how we’d want our home built.

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Matthew Bowe

Matthew Bowe

Partner

Matt has had the opportunity to design and build over 350 custom homes or remodels since establishing Matthew Bowe Design Build, now Alair Homes Hunt Country, in 2005. He enjoys the construction process as much as he did when he first began and believes it is not enough to simply build a superior home – the client must also receive an exceptional experience.

This belief, and his commitment to a genuine and rewarding relationship with his clients, is the secret sauce that has brought success and support from the community. For Matt, the ultimate indication of success is being welcomed into his clients’ homes after construction is complete.

Matt hails from Long Island, New York and moved to Virginia in the 1988 not long after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Building Construction Technology.

He currently serves as the Board Chair of the Loudon Habitat for Humanity. In his free time, Matt and his wife Nan escape to their weekend home on Virginia’s Northern Neck. They love to entertain family and friends while enjoying all things waterfront.
Chase  McNelis

Chase McNelis

General Manager

Chase joined the team at Alair Homes Hunt Country in 2018 and is responsible for all project financial management and oversight – ensuring that projects maintain the highest quality standards while remaining on schedule and on budget.

His experience in project management, financial analysis, trade partner management and field operations is the foundation that supports and advances projects from the conceptual realm to reality in a highly sophisticated and well-managed, client-centric experience.

Chase oversees the entire design and production team including architects, designers, project managers and filed supervisors. He ensures that all projects are advancing smoothly, on schedule, and at the highest quality possible.

He was born and raised in Harrisonburg, Virginia and attended Coastal Carolina University. He pursued a career in law enforcement before ultimately turning to the construction industry. Chase is passionate about spending time with his wife and children – whether that is coaching sports teams or passing on his love of the outdoors by introducing them to the finer points of hunting, fishing, and scuba diving.
Andy  Owens

Andy Owens

Field Supervision

Andy works on-site full time to ensure the quality and timeliness of Alair Homes Hunt Country projects. He brings over 30 years of experience in the building industry, and his connections with clients, the design team and trade partners create a seamless process that clients truly appreciate.

He finds purpose in working with his hands and was naturally drawn to the field of construction. His knowledge of building and his attention to detail set him apart from most – but it is his passion for making homeowners happy by delivering quality-built homes that drives his pursuit for excellence on every project.

Andy becomes fully immersed in his projects and stays hands-on to achieve excellence on the construction site. His experience includes sales and management for a national retailer of building materials and operating his own building and remodeling firm for many years.

If given the option to work without pay, Andy would serve his community as a youth mentor or park ranger. He is married with two adult sons and enjoys running, hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Cliff  Hanson

Cliff Hanson

Field Supervision

Cliff is a valued member of the Alair Homes Hunt Country team who considers construction to be more than an occupation – it is a passion.

He has been in the trade since his youth and believes every job should be done right and to the highest possible quality. He regularly educates himself on new techniques and products that are constantly evolving in the industry.

Being involved in all aspects of construction in a hands-on manner for over four decades has allowed Cliff to develop a depth of professional knowledge and skills rarely found in today’s world. Building and renovating homes is his first love in construction, however, he also has experience on large projects such as an educational center in New York.

Cliff’s pursuits beyond construction have included being a professional firefighter and an EMT. He was also a ranch hand with his dad, instilling in him the joy of hard work and the pride of a job well done.

His core values are rooted in his faith in his Creator, which also instills in him a genuine care for people and is the foundation of his relationships with co-workers and clients.

Cliff’s idea of relaxation is spending his weekends volunteering to help others and working on landscaping at home with his wife of 40 years by his side.
Jack Canan

Jack Canan

Project Manager

Jack joined the team in 2022 and is primarily responsible for new homes and large-scale remodeling projects. He brings over 36 years of experience in design build construction, estimating and field supervision.

Seeing a project through from start to finish, Jack’s goal is to see projects completed according to schedule, on time, and on budget while maintaining the highest quality of industry and safety standards. He oversees the architectural, production, and design team to ensure all projects run smoothly and exceed client expectations.

Jack has a true passion for the industry, as well as a genuine understanding of the client side of the relationship. He understands that construction projects can be very stressful and overwhelming for the homeowner, and prides himself on listening to the client and addressing their particular concerns with solid, workable solutions. Jack's supervision ensures careful attention to every aspect of the project from inception and production, right down to daily job site clean-up.

Positive client referrals are the best compliments he can receive—and he treats projects in such a way that clients are confident in recommending Alair to friends and family. Jack has been married for over 35 years with a daughter bound for college. His interests are world travel, art, and science fiction.
J.B. Branson

J.B. Branson

Project Manager

J. B. joined the team in 2022 and is responsible for taking custom home-build projects from idea to completion. Working directly with clients and vendors, he is there to guide homeowners every step of the way.

For J.B., honesty in all aspects is the most important thing in building and maintaining relationships with clients and partners. He is a retired Army officer of 20 years and brings extensive government and commercial civil engineering experience to the table. His robust background and honest communication give everyone he works with confidence in the success of his projects.

Born in Texas and raised in New England, J.B. has a master’s in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is passionate about spending time outdoors and loves spending time with his kids and doing anything outside—hunting, fishing, camping, rafting, and more.

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