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Henry "Bud" Stilley, Jr.

Tarheel Associates' president, founded the company in 1981 to bring quality and attention to detail to the local and regional homebuilding market. After establishing itself as one of the premiere custom-home builders in the area, Tarheel Associates a Design/Build company, became equally successful in the commercial sector, specializing in medical and dental office projects. Tarheel Associates, as well, established itself solidly in downtown New Bern for historic residential and commercial building renovations. Tarheel’s design and drafting department is second to none. Tarheel has earned a solid reputation for quality, craftsmanship, with a strong commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct. Bud later founded a companion business, Tarheel Building Systems, to meet the same needs in the pre-engineered steel construction market. Both companies are known for creating partnerships with their clients, delivering the highest quality possible, providing unparalleled customer service.

Lucien R. Vaughn

Tarheel Associates’ vice-president since 1990, is a NC Licensed General Contractor, a NC Real Estate Broker, and holds a BS Degree from ECU. Lucien brought a broad range of construction experience to the company in 1990, particularly in commercial construction and historical building renovations. In 1995, he became one of the first builders in North Carolina to complete the Graduate Master Builder program conducted by The National Association of Home Builders. Lucien also holds the distinguished Accredited Master Builder designation from the North Carolina Builder’s Institute and holds the designations of Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). These designations require that graduates hold themselves to the highest industry standards of knowledge and ethical behavior. Lucien takes a personal interest in every client and tirelessly devotes his time and attention to the successful completion of every project.

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Rodney S. Myers

Tarheel Associates’ project superintendent, is a veteran professional in the construction industry with over 39 years of combined residential and commercial construction experience. Rodney began his construction career in 1982 as a carpenter and co-owned a construction company and cabinet shop. Following that, he was hired as designer/estimator for a large pre- engineered roof truss and wall panel plant in New Bern, that he later managed. Rodney is a licensed NC Home Inspector and holds a NC Real Estate license. Rodney, with his considerable knowledge and experience, daily supervises Tarheel projects and has earned the respect of all of the Tarheel’s tradesmen. He is known for his honest, mild-mannered approach and his high standards for quality workmanship. Rodney’s diligence at “doing the job right the first time” has endeared him to Tarheel’s clients.

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