• Board of Directors


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  • Executive Director

    Mara Esser

    NARI Charlotte




  • Bio Bio

    Mara Esser's passion for the "home" industry has been evident throughout her life. She grew up loving her parent's vintage home in Wisconsin, studied first psychology but then interior design, and has traveled to several countries to explore architecture and lifestyles. Practicing interior design through her own company and honing her business skills through corporate management jobs in the furniture industry, she brings a mix of industry understanding, creativity, and business acumen to the position of Executive Director for NARI Charlotte.

    Outside of the office, Mara enjoys time with her husband, Kurt, and her 9 year old son, Logan. They enjoy the outdoors, playing games, crafting, legos, and exploring.  Mara spends her free time cooking, reading, and making a mess of her garden!  Above all, her goal in life is to have fun while making a difference.

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  • Chairman

    Bill Green

    Barefoot & Company/BFS




  • Bio Bio

    Bill is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a BA in Business Management.  He began his career with Barefoot & Company in 1996 and has held several management positions since. Bill has often been called the ͞Face of Barefoot͟ and he is proud to say, ͞I love what I do and I want people to know it!͟ His professional affiliations include NARI Charlotte (2012 Volunteer of the Year; Local, Regional and National CoTY Award winner) and NAHB.  

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  • President

    Brad Little

    Revision Design / Remodeling



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  • Vice President

    Erin Dougherty

    Distinctive Design Build


    704-929-0355 (mobile)


  • Bio Bio

    Erin Dougherty is serving her fourth year on the board of NARI – Charlotte.  She is a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler.  She and her husband, Vince Busby, own Distinctive Design / Build / Remodel which has won numerous Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards at the local, regional and national levels.  Erin is also currently serving on the Ethics and Bylaws Committee for NARI – National.  She firmly believes these leadership roles have helped her get the most out of her NARI membership and she encourages other members to get involved.  In her free time, Erin enjoys hacking around the golf course with her husband and spending time with her two teenage daughters.

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  • Secretary

    Cassie Salyers

    Ferguson Enterprises




  • Bio Bio

    Originally from Virginia, Cassie graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing.  She began her career with Ferguson in June of 2006.  She has been a showroom consultant, showroom manager, and was recently promoted to Area Showroom Manager – Western Carolinas.  Cassie has been a member of NARI for over a decade.  In her spare time she likes to kayak, hike, read and spend time with her family and friends.  Cassie and her husband Billy have two fur babies, Jack and Dixie.


  • Office Administration / Bookkeeping

    Jeffrey Viscount


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  • Board Member At Large

    Kareena Gray

    Alair Homes


  • Bio Bio

    Kareena began her career in the construction industry 23 years ago, working at the Kennedy Space Center Space Station Processing Facility.  With an extensive background in Commercial Construction, she has worked on everything from build-outs to re-stacks. She continues to use her knowledge and experience from her roles in business leadership to support the growth and development in the Alair Homes Charlotte office."

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  • Board Member At Large

    Amy Dyer




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  • Board Member At Large

    Ronald Skufca

    Skufca Law



  • Bio Bio

    Ron opened his law practice, Skufca Law in 2005 and is passionate about working with business owners and individuals to help them be successful. Ron is in his 23rd year of practice and has been recognized for his legal work and efforts in the community. He was an honoree for the 2018 NC Lawyer’s Weekly Leaders in the Law award and has been selected to the NC Super Lawyers list and Business NC Legal Elite in the areas of Construction Law. Ron has been married to his wife Silvia for 25 years and they have three children, Dane, Alan, and Lia.


    Prior to Skufca Law, Ron worked for Chrysler and IBM in the corporate world. He graduated from University of Virginia, with a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce with concentrations in Marketing and Management and received his law degree from Wake Forest.



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  • Board Member At Large

    Troy Dechert

    Andrew Roby





    Past Presidents


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  • 2021 - 2022

    Bill Green

    Barefoot & Company/BFS


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  • 2017-2018

    Eddie DeRhodes

    DeRhodes Construction


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  • 2020 - 2021

    Rich Pizio

    Ferguson Enterprises


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  • 2015 - 2016

    Patrick MacIsaac

    Roby Services


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  • 2019-2020

    David McGuire

    Andrew Roby, Inc.



    Michael DiFabion, DiFabion Remodeling (2013-2014)

    Suzanne Pizio, Ferguson Enterprises (2012)

    Ron Weatherly, DryPro Basement Systems (2011)

    Reid Harkey, Harkey Tile and Stone (2009 - 2010)

    Rob Miller, Worth Supply (2007 - 2008)

    Bob Otto, R.E. Otto & Sons, Inc. (2006 - 2007)

    Tony McAllister, Quality Comfort Heating & Air (2005 - 2006)

    Trent Haston, Andrew Roby (2004 - 2005)


    Debbie Plott, The Overhead Door Company (2003 - 2004)

    Bryan Benight, J.L. Griffin (2002 - 2003)

    John Gordon, Home Depot (2001)

    Randy Burris (2000)

    Joe Balich, Meridian Design Build (1998 - 1999)

    Doug Marsh, Carolina Exteriors (1996 - 1998)

    David Tyson, David Tyson & Associates  (1994 - 1996)

    Barry Klemons, Archadeck (1992 - 1994)

    Ray Terry, Almetal Dryer Vent (1990 - 1992)




  • Membership Chair

    Todd Heacock




  • CotY Awards

    Cassie Salyers




  • Marketing Chair

    Kareena Gray

    Alair Homes Charlotte



  • Golf Tournament

    Deb Patterson

    Specialized Recruiting Group


  • Pins 4 Kids

    Joni Jones




  • WIN- Women in NARI

    Amy Dyer






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