American Eagle Developers - Asheville, NC
Meet Your Home Building Team
By choosing American Eagle Developers LLC., an independently owned and operated franchise of AR Homes®, you can create your luxury custom home with complete confidence in the quality of work and the integrity of the team involved in your project.
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 32 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 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.
Betsy grew up in North Carolina and has had the pleasure of working in custom residential sales for over 21 years in the Asheville area. She has also held her North Carolina real estate license since 2008. After building her own custom home in 2007 with a “cost plus” builder, Betsy is a true advocate for the AR Homes® process with a fixed cost. Her personal and professional experiences bring a wealth of knowledge to her clients when helping design their dream home.
Betsy has two grown daughters whom she adores. In her spare time, she plays tennis competitively, enjoys power walking and loves yoga.
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 husband, Austin, and their two dogs, River and Sushi.
Melissa, a native of North Carolina, has lived in the Asheville area for 26 years. In addition to her real estate license, Melissa has a background in design consulting for new homes. Melissa loves working with clients to help them design the home of their dreams. Melissa most enjoys spending time with family, and hiking and biking in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
Holly graduated from the College of Charleston with a dual B.S. in Business, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. She now lives in the Clemson area and is pursuing her real estate license. Holly loves being hands on in the design process and watching clients’ dreams come to life. When she’s not in the office, Holly enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her boyfriend, Charlie, and their chocolate lab, Hobbes.
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.
Originally from Upstate New York, Shauna now resides outside of Greenville with her husband. Shauna graduated from Cazenovia College with a B.F.A in Interior Design. During her time in college, she fell in love with all things 3D rendering. After design school, Shauna put her passion of rendering to use while teaching courses at Cazenovia College. Shauna believes the details are the most important part of any design and seeing things in 3D brings the details to life. In her free time, you can usually find Shauna spending time with her husband and family.
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.
Sarah Ormand, a Western North Carolina native earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design. An ardent traveler, Sarah gains much of her inspiration from her adventures throughout the world. She has always had a passion for expressive designs, even from a young age she loved exploring spaces and picking out the alluring details. She can now use her knowledge, creative mind, and drive to provide a beautiful, functional, and harmonious space for her clients.
Originally a native from Vermont, Svea has called the mountains of North Carolina her home for the last eight years. Building homes in Western North Carolina has given her the knowledge and experience to work through anything the industry throws at her. Seeing a home come to life from the ground up is an unexplainable feeling that fuels her passion. Recently she passed the requirements for OSHA certification and is enrolled in Construction Management to further her career. A mom of three boys, she enjoys hiking in the summer, and being outdoors with her kids.
Ron brings over 25 years of Project and Program Management in Construction and Defense Contract work. He brings a broad range of management and situational experiences which make him a valued member of the American Eagle team. Ron is also a Proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and excels in Customer Service, Communication, Integrity and bringing our Clients a Valued experience with our company. When Ron is not working, he likes to be outdoors and does volunteer work for Veterans.
Jason recently relocated, he and his family, to South Carolina, where he continues to grow his love for building. Jason has a passion for residential building and working with his clients to create their dream home. He truly enjoys managing the build from start to finish. Jason has many years of management and leadership experience along with an eye for detail which helps make the building process enjoyable and stress-free for his clients and contractors alike. Jason has an exceptional work ethic and strives to complete every job with honesty and integrity while being highly organized, detailed, proactive, and knowledgeable. Jason is a true family man, you will always find him spending time with his wife and five kids doing anything that keeps them active like hiking, camping, spending time on the lake, or at one of their sports activities when he is not working.
Jim is a Chicago native and has spent the last four decades focused on luxury home construction. Jim’s building projects have been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders and have received multiple awards of excellence. He has been featured as the cover story of Midwest Builder Magazine and has had his projects showcased in many of Chicagoland’s local publications. Jim and his wife Rita have been married for over forty years and have enjoyed raising their two daughters. His hobbies include restoration projects and antique cars. He also enjoys playing the drums and hiking.