Our Team

  • Brian

    Owner

    Arbor was started by Brian Macuga in 2009. He is originally from Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Connecticut, California, and New Mexico and has an appreciation for our country’s different architectural styles. Brian has his Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and has 27 years in the industry. In his spare time, Brian spends time with his family, enjoys seeing live music, fishing and working with his hands.

  • Tish

    Marketing

    Tish Macuga is co-owner and works on Marketing for Arbor.  Tish is originally from Michigan, where she attended the University of Michigan.  Tish and Brian have five children, who are very active in their schools and in sports.  Playing tennis is Tish’s favorite thing to do in her spare time.  She is an active volunteer in the schools and at St Gabriel Catholic Church.

  • Jeff

    Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development

    Our Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Jeff Jernigan, is originally from the Dakotas but has been in Charlotte since 2013.  He started his career in Infrastructure  Engineering but has been focusing on land development and residential construction for the last 10 years.  Jeff’s hobbies include golf, motocross and hockey, and he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.

  • Angelo

    Director of Operations

    Angelo Acitelli was raised in Charlotte and graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School before attending Appalachian State and studying Construction Management. He built custom homes in the mountains while in school and proceeded to build and manage neighborhoods in Charlotte.  Before becoming Arbor’s Director of Construction, his team won Builder of the Year (HBAGC).  His spare time is full of fun with his wife and two young daughters.

  • David

    Legal Counsel and Contracts Administrator

    David McAdams studied at Vanderbilt University and University of Alabama receiving a BS and law degree respectively.  He has worked both as a civil litigator in NYC and as a project manager for healthcare software implementation.  David enjoys running, traveling and watching sports in his spare time.

  • Johnny

    Construction Manager

    Our Purchasing Manager, Johnny Propst, has been in the construction industry for 22 years. He is originally from Zionsville, and attended Wilkes Community College BLET. Johnny enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing and spending time with family, he has been with Arbor Construction since 2012.

  • Brian Jr.

    Area Manager

    Brian Macuga, Jr.  is from Charlotte and is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic and Butler University where he earned a degree in Finance.  He has worked for Arbor since 2015 when he worked summers in the field.  Brian enjoys playing piano and disc golf in his spare time.

  • Cathy

    Comptroller

    Cathy Foster is Arbor’s comptroller.  She is a Charlotte native with 24 years financial experience in the manufacturing industry.  In her free time Cathy enjoys hiking, gardening and birding.

  • Lisa

    Sales-Renovation and Remodel

    Lisa has been designing renovations for the last 10 years. She loves to garden, read and work on her own home renovation projects. She and her husband loved renovating an old house built in 1843.

  • Jyl

    Interior Designer

    Jyl Penrod is originally from Utah where she studied Interior Design and Technical Sales at Weber State University.  She has been in the home building and renovation industry since 2006.  Jyl enjoys hiking, yoga, concerts and sporting events.  She likes to check out new restaurants around Charlotte.

  • Colton

    Purchasing Manager

    Colton was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of NC, Asheville to be exact. After completion of his Bachelors at Western Carolina University, he decided Charlotte is the place to be. Colton worked in sales for about three years, prior to taking on his purchasing role.  His hobbies include fitness, having fun with friends, and riding motorcycles.

  • Brooke

    Executive Assistant/Process Manager

    Brooke McReynolds grew up in Mooresville.  She studied Interior Design at Savannah College of Art and Design where she received her bachelors and masters degrees.  Brooke has worked in residential Interior Design for 10 years and owned her own business. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and son, as well as exercising and relaxing on the lake with friends.

  • Francisco

    Architectural Designer

    Francisco Banda is a Texas Native, and a Texas Tech Graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture. He gained most of his experience working as Project Manager in the residential industry in the state of South Carolina. This helped him gain experience in home building design that comes from drawing over twenty high-end custom homes. Outside of work he enjoys a good cup of coffee, chess, photography, fitness and health, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Tammy

    Accounts Payable Coordinator

    Tammy is originally from Lake Lure, North Carolina now a Charlotte native with over 20 years of experience in Accounting. She enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and outdoor adventures.

  • Ryan

    Project Manager

    Ryan was born and raised in the Charlotte area. After 16 years of experience in business to business distribution and customer support management, he went back to school and earned a degree in Project Management. Ryan is excited to now put his customer service experience to use for Arbor Construction and our clients. Ryan am married to the most amazing woman and have 3 awesome kids! In his spare time he enjoy working out and playing guitar.

  • Josh

    Project Manager
  • Alec

    Project Manager

    Alec is originally from the Chicago area and came to North Carolina to play football at Catawba College.  After graduation, Alec worked for Bank of America until deciding construction was the path he wanted to pursue.  He has two sisters and is close with his family and his faith is important in his life.  Alec likes to play flag football in his spare time.

  • Molly

    Office Administrator

    Molly Macuga is a rising sophomore at Charlotte Catholic where she plays tennis and lacrosse.  In her free time she likes to read, bake and workout.

  • Tate

    Assistant Superintendent

    Tate Macuga is a graduate of  Charlotte Catholic High School, and has worked for Arbor for three summers.  He attends the University of South Carolina where he studies Economics.  Tate enjoys playing guitar and writing music in his spare time.