MEET

OUR TEAM

A Team Approach

Amarx Construction’s foundation comes from a collaborative team with over 60 years of combined experience and a trusted reputation for building luxury custom homes in Western North Carolina. But what really makes Amarx better than other builders in the area, is their authentic and sincere approach to every project. From their no-nonsense sales process, to their realistic estimations, to their honest and direct communications throughout the build, Amarx provides an exceptional construction experience that makes the most out of a client’s budget. And because of their direct building style, projects are completed on time, within budget, and beyond expectations.

Kyle Gilliland

President

Kyle has been in the building industry for 20 years. After graduating college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a business degree, Kyle and his wife Brandi moved to Asheville.

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Derrick Meeks

Operations Manager

Derrick is a 2001 graduate of Appalachian State University and is a licensed general contractor in North Carolina. He has worked in the construction industry since 2001 specializing in management and estimating.

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Mike Romero

VP of Development

Mike has more than 17 years of experience in the real estate and development arena, specializing in acquisition and development, asset management, construction, branding, marketing, and sales management. Mike holds a NC General Contractor Building License along with a NC Real Estate Broker’s License.

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Tracy Mclaughlin

Office Manager

Tracy has worked in the office administrative field for 33 years. She started as an administrative assistant and worked her way up through bookkeeping and soon became an office administrator.

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Amanda Caldwell

Accounts Payable Manager

Amanda Caldwell was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She has 15 years of experience in construction office management. Amanda has been married to her husband, Samuel for 10 years.

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Maggie Julcher

Interior Designer

Maggie is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Minor in Art History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Mark Gattis

Project Manager

Mark is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction Management. As a Certified General Contractor, he was owner of a Custom Home Building business for 16 years in Florida before moving to Western North Carolina.

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Cole Maier

Project Manager

Cole grew up in Charlotte, NC and through his intrigue of the mountains, chose to attend college at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. It was here where Cole fell in love with Western NC and met his future wife.

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Stephen Turvaville

Project Manager

Stephen was born and raised on the gulf coast of Florida. After high school, he attended Santa Fe Comm College in Gainesville Fl. In 1998 he moved to Memphis TN to continue his college education at the University of Memphis.

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Frank Turchi

Project Manager

Frank was born and raised in Central Indiana, and he attended Ivy Technical college where he studied CAD/Design. After school he began his construction life working with his Father then moved to Asheville in 1991. He continued in the construction field working for a local company in Black Mountain.

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Ian Girard

Project Manager

Ian Girard grew up in Black Mountain, North Carolina. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he traveled the world and had many life experiences. Upon his completion of his duties, he decided to return home and go to school.

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John Nick Setterlind

Project Manager

John Nick grew up here in Western North Carolina. Moved to Lynchburg, Virginia after completing High School to attend Liberty University to play football and study communications.

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Jim Doney

Construction Manager

Jim has been in the building industry since 1982, working for Raymond La Chase contractors at Fort Drum, NY and Northland Associated in Syracuse, NY. He moved to North Carolina in 1997 with his wife Cindy, and 3 young children.

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Ricky Ball

Construction Manager

Raised in Barnardsville, a small town right outside of Asheville, Ricky learned woodworking and welding while in high school. He quickly acquired new skills in hanging steal, iron work, and other contract commercial work.

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Andrew Moore

Construction Manager

Andrew is a lifelong resident of Fairview, North Carolina and a high school graduate of A.C. Reynolds. Prior to becoming apart of the Amarx team, Andrew worked in the commercial construction industry as a project superintendent.

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Mark Barnhart

Construction Manager

Mark grew up in northern Illinois spending the majority of his youth playing hockey in the colder months and backpacking in the summers.

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Ashely Taylor

Construction Manager

Ashley is a lifelong resident of Asheville, NC. She is a graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School and attended Mars Hill University.

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Doyle McLaughlin

Warranty Manager

Doyle was the maintenance manager for Day Associates for almost 20 years overseeing the facilities maintenance for the Fun Depot, Brookstone Lodge and all developments owned by Day Associates.

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