Meet The Lake Toxaway Team

Meet The Lake Toxaway Team

Living Better Starts Here


 
Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Lake Toxaway by providing high-quality custom-built homes and historically appealing yet modern renovations. Our company takes pride in the multi-million dollar estates and budget-friendly starter homes we have created for residents in this beautiful area, and we put the same level of care, workmanship, and top-notch customer service into every home we build.

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John Holbrook

John Holbrook

Partner

 
John Holbrook has been creating beautiful custom homes and building friendships in the Lake Toxaway area for close to 50 years. While there is no question that John has a passion for quality craftsmanship, the lasting friendships that he has developed with the wonderful people around Lake Toxaway is what truly makes building here so meaningful.
 
Passion: John sits on the board of directors of the Transylvania Regional Hospital, the Historic Toxaway Foundation, and the Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church, as well as serving with Lake Toxaway Charities.
Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Partner

 
Kevin Collins is a graduate from Clemson University. He launched his career building golf courses in Atlanta, GA. In the early 2000s Kevin and his wife Suzanne moved back to the Upstate of SC where he started his own residential building company. Kevin partnered with John Holbrook in 2020 to open Alair Blue Ridge. Together they build beautiful custom homes across Western North Carolina and Upstate SC.
 
Passion: Kevin sits on the board of directors for Anderson Pregnancy Care. A non-profit organization committed to providing counseling and assistance to those women who believe themselves to be facing an untimely pregnancy. In 2019 Kevin and his wife Suzanne donated a new building to the center.
Kristen Kirby

Kristen Kirby

VP of Construction

 
Kristen has been in residential construction for two decades. With a core focus in major renovations, she is most passionate about working alongside homeowners to create something new and vibrant from what may be old or cast-off. She is an avid reader who cherishes time with her family and a good cup of Fair-Trade coffee or glass of Chilean white wine.
 
Passion: Kristen has been coordinating and leading disaster relief mission teams for 20 years both nationally and abroad. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she was the Director of Mission in Nicaragua where her family lived for many years.
Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

Director of Business Development

 
A native of Elon, NC, Whitney has over a decade of experience in both Master Planned Development and Business Operations. She began working with Alair in 2019 and is most passionate about using her skills and network to help others live better lives.
 
Passion: Whitney is also the Founder of Immeasurably More Haiti, a small consulting firm that offers free planning and development services for organizations in Haiti.
Jay Benton

Jay Benton

Project manager

 
Jay began his career in residential construction in 2016 with a specialty focus in custom carpentry. He relocated to Western North Carolina in 2019 bringing his talent and expertise to the team at Alair Homes Blue Ridge.
 
Passion: Jay has served in the Air National Guard since 2013 and is also a volunteer at the Lake Toxaway Fire and Rescue.
Diane Woods

Diane Woods

Office Assistant

 
Diane has worked in residential construction for 16 years. She loves traveling, camping and spending time with her grandson.
 
Passion: Diane is passionate about Alzheimer's care and support. She believes in accelerating research and education to help others better understand the disease.
Tommy Owen

Tommy Owen

Carpenter

Mike Cantrell

Mike Cantrell

Carpenter

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