American Eagle Builders

Meet Your Home Building Team

By choosing American Eagle Builders, Inc., an independently owned and operated franchise of AR Homes®, you’re choosing to enjoy the building of your new home almost as much as you enjoy living in it. Bruce and his team are professional, meticulous, and dedicated to building the amazing home you envision.

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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.

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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.

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Sara Andersen

Sales Consultant

Originally from Michigan, Sara spent seven years of her childhood in Tokyo, Japan. She now resides outside of Downtown Greenville after graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Management, BS. Sara worked for several locations at The Cliffs before starting her career at AR Homes and loves the lake region. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Austin, and their two dogs, River and Sushi.

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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.

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Faye Greenberg

Design Assistant

Faye graduated from Appalachian State University in May 2022 with a B.S. in Interior Design. Throughout college, Faye interned for both hospitality and residential design companies, where she fell in love with the interior design process. Faye enjoys being hands-on in the design process and watching clients’ design visions come to life. In her free time, Faye loves to explore the great food, drinks, and entertainment around the Greenville area, as well as appreciate the beautiful outdoors.

Rachel McKinnon

Senior Project Coordinator

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel made her way to the south in 2014. She has almost ten years of experience in the home building industry. With a passion for detail and creativity, she enjoys writing up a contract as much as she does the design process. From a young age, Rachel worked hand-in-hand with her father on many home renovation projects. In her free time, you can find Rachel and her husband Brandon exploring the Upstate with their two dogs, Floyd and Clyde.


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Patrick Bush

Senior 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.

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JD Smith

Construction Manager

JD has over 30 years of Custom Home building experience. His background in trim carpentry and cabinetry helped develop the high level of quality standards that he delivers in every home. Honesty, reliability, and experience have been the keys to his success. JD likes to spend his off time with family and friends.

Dave Penny

Construction Manager

David started building over 20 years ago. With attention to detail and quality, he strives to build great homes as well as great relationships with clients and craftsman. David recently relocated to South Carolina with his wife. They live on 5 acres near Lake Hartwell with their three children. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and passing along his craft to his youngest son.

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Patrick Gray

Purchasing Manager

Pat Gray has been in the construction industry since he started as a carpenters helper on a commercial shopping center project in Birmingham, AL in 1993. His experience includes commercial projects, health care projects, multi-family housing projects, paving and grading, and his personal favorite, residential. Pat has loved building things his entire life. He entered Auburn University in the Architecture program, but soon realized that putting buildings together and understanding the business of construction was where his passion lay. He graduated from Auburn with a BS in Business Management in 1999. Pat has been building or renovating homes  since 2011. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his three children and enjoys leading a Scout troop as Scoutmaster in Greenville, SC.

Mission Statement and Core Values of American Eagle Builders, Inc.

“We bring our clients home through an exceptional experience built upon integrity, craftsmanship and partnership.”


We serve our customers, our teammates and our communities by living out our values.

Customer Experience

Our Customer Experience is at the heart of our mission through honesty, superior communication and effective solutions.


We conduct ourselves with honesty, fairness and trustworthiness to do the right thing whether it is easy or difficult.


We deliver on our promises through honesty and loyalty, taking ownership of our responsibilities to our clients and our team.

Constant Improvement

We strive to be open minded in areas of improvement and by evaluating ourselves and our processes for continuous growth.


Our passion is to consistently provide clear communication, timely action and a caring manner.
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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.

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“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