About Us

Meet Your Dedicated Team

By choosing American Eagle Builders, Inc., an independently owned and operated franchise of AR Homes®, you can create your custom luxury home with complete confidence in the quality of work and the integrity of the team involved in your project.

Bruce Pasquarella

Franchise Owner & Building Company President

Ask Bruce what distinguishes his company from other custom luxury home builders, and he doesn’t hesitate. “I’m a hands-on builder with attention to detail. Our project management team is at the job site every day. We work hard at building good, lasting relationships with clients by delivering a quality project and providing prompt, courteous service from the design stage through post-occupancy services.”

He has been in the construction industry for over 37 years as a tradesman as well as a project manager for multimillion dollar commercial and residential construction projects. A Certified Green Building Professional, he has served on the board of directors for the Greenville Homebuilders Association.

Alexis Pasquarella

Broker In Charge, American Eagle Realty

Alexis has been involved in the real estate industry since 2003, truly perfecting her craft and growing her market knowledge exponentially when working for the Home Builders Association of Greenville. In 2016, Alexis launched her own real estate brokerage with a goal to work hard for her clients. Helping her clients achieve their new home dreams is the most rewarding aspect of her career.

Lissa Lipsey

Sales Consultant

Lissa has been involved in luxury real estate sales for over 20 years. After moving from upstate Michigan in the 1990s, she has enjoyed watching the market increase in value throughout Greenville and helps her clients find their dream homes in the area. Lissa and her husband, Paul, consider their 4 adult daughters and grandchildren their greatest gifts. In their spare time, they enjoy travel, food and wine, great friends, and church fellowship.

Kirsten Gilliam

Interior Designer

Kirsten has over 15 years of experience in the design industry. Since starting with AR Homes®, she’s designed over 150 homes. While she is a true planner by nature, her favorite part of the design process is the final installation day. It is often the longest and most chaotic day, but there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a perfect plan come together and a happy client. Kirsten enjoys playing outside with her twin children, traveling and exploring Greenville.

Zac Koenig

Purchasing Manager

Having grown up in a family that owned a construction company in the Highlands, NC area, you could say that Zac has a lifelong love for the residential construction industry. He holds a license for both residential and commercial construction and has served in many leadership positions for Builders Associations throughout North Carolina. Zac has two children with his wife Jama and in his free time enjoys spending time outdoors with family.

Roxanne Kowalski

Project Coordinator

Roxanne has been in the residential real estate industry for over 20 years. After relocating in 1999 from Central New York to Greenville, Roxanne worked for The Cliffs. Since then, she’s watched The Cliffs grow from three communities to seven stunning communities. Roxanne has two sons with her husband, Steve, and loves to spend time with her family.  She loves to travel, be outdoors and enjoys a good glass of red wine.

Brent Dunlap


With both private and public accounting experience, Brent’s attention to detail and fiscal responsibility have proven to be incredible assets to the AR Homes® team. After graduating from West Virginia University, Brent and his wife moved from New Martinsville, WV to Simpsonville, SC. They have two children and love spending time enjoying outdoor activities as a family.

Thomas Martin

Construction Manager

Tom started his career in Greenville on a framing crew while he was in college. He moved into construction management a few years later. Before joining the AR Homes® team, he owned his own construction and renovation company for eight years. He and his wife met at church and have three beautiful teenage daughters.

Patrick Bush

Construction Manager

Patrick began his career in construction two decades ago. Patrick’s eye for detail as well as his integrity, loyalty and passion for building quality custom luxury homes has been his recipe for success over the years. He and his family relocated to South Carolina and live on a five-acre farm. When Patrick is not busy managing the construction of luxury homes, you can usually find him grilling on his back porch, while enjoying the view of Six Mile Mountain.

Custom Home Builder Testimonial

We value every client and trade partner relationship we have established over the years. Below is just a sample of what people have to say about building with American Eagle Builders.

“We are building in the Cliffs at Mountain Park. When we were in the process of selecting a lot (prior to selecting a builder), Bruce took his time to visit several lots with me to give me his input as to grading and foundation costs for each lot. This was very helpful in making a decision regarding the lot. Once we selected American Eagle to build for us the experience has been great. We currently live in Raleigh so having trust and confidence in the builder and the on-site people is critical since we can’t be involved on a day to day basis. I have been able to visit the site every few weeks and have been pleased with the quality of work and attention to detail. Again, trust is important when you can’t see what goes on one a day-to-day basis, and I have complete trust in Dean Sibley who has been on site from the beginning.
The materials selection process has also been a good experience. Roxanne has been excellent in tracking selections and change orders.

We are about 4 weeks from completion and I have nothing but good things to say about our experience.”

- MIke Hinton