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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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.
Bruce  Young

Bruce Young

Project Manager

 
Bruce Young brings over 20 years of residential and commercial construction experience to Alair Homes Blue Ridge. He has worked in the field and climbed the ladder to the management level. This experience working in the trades enables him to better understand the importance of delivering a quality finished product. Bruce is skilled in project development, design supervision and project management.
 
Bruce attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN and has lived in the Asheville area for over 35 years with his wife and 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Hard work and building relationships are skills Bruce has developed and have been a key to his success in business and life.
 
In his spare time Bruce likes to play golf, watch all sports, travel and spend time with his family.
CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson

Planning and Design Coordinator

 
Cj has been a designer for over twenty years. She has created environments for residential and commercial clients, as well as national theme parks including Walt Disney World, Paramount Parks, and SeaWorld.
 
She enjoys the creative challenge designing offers, likes managing the details and creating space for people to thrive.
 
Passion: Cj volunteers her time to support the Arts, Education, and community development.
Stephen  Benson

Stephen Benson

Project Manager

 
Stephen’s granddad, a licensed contractor, gave him his first hammer before he was out of diapers. Pursuing his passion for building, Stephen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Western Carolina University. A few years later he started his own design/build construction company and became a licensed residential contractor.
 
Passions: You are likely to find Stephen after work paddle boarding or in his fabrication shop welding or working on a car or motorcycle. Aside from playing, he volunteers with Nantahala Area SORBA and as an Eagle Scout himself, the local Scout Troop.
Tommy Owen

Tommy Owen

Carpenter

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