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 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.
Vice President of Sales and Business 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.
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.
Our Lead Designer, Lisa Femrite, comes to us with 10 years in interior design. Interior Design is her passion that started as a child. Her parents built four houses before she was 12 and she was always mimicking them drawing floor plans and decorating her bedroom. Having worked with an architect in Chicago, assisting antique enthusiasts on European antique buying trips, to now assisting clients with all aspects of design she just enjoys bringing our clients vision to life. When she is not working on a design project, she is enjoying her four grandchildren, family and friends.
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.
Brian Macuga, Jr. is from Charlotte and is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic. He is currently studying finance at Butler University. He works summers for Arbor, and has done so since 2015. Brian enjoys playing piano and playing football for Butler where he plays defensive end.
Project Manager, Micah Alger is originally from Franklin, North Carolina. Since he was a young kid he was learning the industry from his dad who had his own remodeling company. More recently he ran his own business focusing on bathroom and kitchen renovations. In his free time Micah enjoys the outdoors, camping and off-roading. Currently he and his wife have three golden doodle dogs, but they are hoping to start a family soon.
Alyssa Ammons, Ali, is a Charlotte native. A graduate of Coker University with a BA in history, she started her career in the healthcare field in Missouri. Her family owns a contracting business and growing up around construction, found that is where her heart was. She enjoys working with clients and has strong communication skills that help to make our clients happy. In her spare time, Ali enjoys traveling, playing with her dog and collecting records.
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.