Our mission is to complete every job on time, on budget and to exceed our client’s expectations. We believe that the process of the construction of a new custom home should be a pleasurable experience for our clients; from the first phone call to the finished product we are committed to excellence.
Bruce Pasquarella – Founder & President – American Eagle Builders
Founder & President Bruce Pasquarella is a Clemson graduate with over 37 years experience in construction both as a tradesman and as a project manager for multimillion dollar commercial & residential projects. After many years of serving in various roles on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greenville, SC, Bruce was named President for the 2009 term.
Ask Bruce Pasquarella what distinguishes American Eagle Builders from other high-end custom home builders across Upstate SC, and he doesn’t hesitate – “I’m a hands-on builder,” the Pennsylvania native says. “Our project management team is at the job site each and every day. We work hard at building good, lasting relationships with clients by delivering a quality project and providing prompt, courteous service, from the design stage through post-occupancy services.”
Alexis Pasquarella – Broker in Charge – Owner American Eagle Realty
Hi. I’m Alexis Pasquarella, owner and Broker-In-Charge of American Eagle Realty. We’re a small company doing big things.
I became a Realtor in 2003, starting with a national new home sales company. I learned quite a bit about real estate in my first few years-what not to do and what to do best. I then worked for the Home Builders Association of Greenville (while still maintaining my real estate license) where my knowledge of the building industry and real estate in general grew exponentially. I became familiar with all sides of the real estate industry-from lenders to appraisers, tradesmen to closing attorneys, making my time at the Homebuilders Association extremely beneficial. However, I never felt “at home” with those companies, so in 2016 I decided to launch my own real estate brokerage with one goal in mind. I wanted to take all of the things that work and do them better than anyone else. I knew that in order to achieve that goal, I needed to remain relatively small and tightly knit. That means getting you results. When working with you as your listing or buying agent, I know that listening to you and recognizing your wants and needs is the biggest and most important thing. I will always be honest and direct with you and only take on your project if I feel I can help you reach your goals. American Eagle Realty is a company that works hard to make your dreams come true.
Zac Koenig – Purchasing Manager
Purchasing Manager Zac Koenig brings over 20 years of experience in residential construction management. Zac grew up in a family owned construction company building high end homes in the Highlands, NC area. He owned and operated the business after his father’s retirement in 2006. In 2014 Zac and his family relocated to the Asheville area where he gained additional experience in construction systems while working for area custom builders.
Zac holds a North Carolina license for both residential and commercial construction and also has a Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders. Zac has previously served as President of the Jackson County, NC Home Builders Association, Regional Vice President of the NC Home Builders Association and spent several years as chairman of the Jackson County Planning Board.
Zac has two children with his wife Jama and in his free time enjoys spending time outdoors with family.
Roxanne Kowalski – Project Coordinator
Roxanne has over 20 years experience in the residential real estate industry specializing in residential development and new construction. After relocating to Greenville in 1999 from central New York, Roxanne worked for The Cliffs Communities as a Closing Coordinator and watched it grow from three communities to the existing seven. Recently, Roxanne worked for two local builders, Virani Custom Homes and Fairview Builders as Office Manager and Project Controller.
Roxanne has two sons with her husband, Steve, and loves to spend time with her family. She loves to travel, be outdoors and enjoys a good glass of red wine.
Brent Dunlap – Controller
Brent Dunlap joins American Eagle Builders as their Controller. He has many years of public accounting experience in both the fields of audit & tax. He also has many years of private accounting experience as well. Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting focus. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of SC. His attention to detail and fiscal responsibility have proven to be assets to the organization as he manages the accounting functions of American Eagle Builders.
Brent is originally from New Martinsville WV but moved to Simpsonville SC with his wife Pamela after they graduated from West Virginia University. Brent and Pamela have two children, Gabi & Coleman. Brent enjoys outdoor activities with the family and has recently started working on his pickleball game.
Thomas Martin – Construction Manager
Tom grew up an army brat, moving around much of his childhood. He came to Greenville to go to college and liked it so much he never left. He met his wonderful wife of 22 years at church and they have three beautiful teenage girls. Tom started his career on a framing crew during college summers, and then moved into construction management a few years later. He owned his own construction and renovation company for eight years and has over 30 years experience in the construction industry.
Patrick Bush – Construction Manager
Patrick is a loving father of 2 children, an 11-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son. He met his wife Jessica in April of 2000 and they were married on April fool’s day in 2007. Patrick has over 21 years of home building experience, being introduced to the construction industry in 1999 at 17 years old. Patrick began his career in sunny South West Florida working for Jim Antrim Construction, a local reputable Custom Home Builder where Patrick worked on multiple high-end projects to include Arthur Rutenburg Homes. Patrick’s eye for detail as well as his integrity, loyalty and passion for building quality custom luxury homes has been his recipe for success over the years.
In 2009 Patrick signed on with the Florida Department of Corrections where he provided safety for his community for approximately 10 years while continuing to push forward in the slower construction industry, assisting his team as a Construction Manager and eventually starting his own framing and carpentry business in 2016. Patrick resigned from the Florida Department of Corrections in late 2018, while respectfully holding the rank of Captain.
Patrick and his family would later make the decision to relocate their family to an area that was better suited for raising their children. After many months of searching, Patrick and his family purchased a small 5-acre farm in beautiful Six Mile South Carolina where they continue to grow today.
When Patrick is not busy managing the construction of luxury homes, you can usually find him grilling on his back porch, while enjoying his view of Six Mile Mountain.
Lissa Lipsey – Sales Consultant
Lissa Lipsey has been an executive in the luxury real estate sales and marketing industry for over two decades. She moved to the Upstate from Michigan in the early 1990’s and is amazed at the explosive growth in and around Greenville that has fueled the rise of real estate values over the last several years.
She feels blessed to have been able to raise a family in an area known for its southern charm, natural beauty, outdoor activities, and world-class entertaining / dining options in a small, friendly atmosphere. Lissa, along with her husband, Paul, consider their greatest gifts and accomplishments, the 4 adult daughters, 4 grandchildren and mini-goldendoodle “Dylan” they have. In spare time they enjoy travel, food and wine, great friends and church fellowship.
“In my experience, we have some of the most beautiful homes and estates in the region. And I can say with certainty that Arthur Rutenberg Homes and American Eagle Builders, Inc., design, build and deliver some of the most sought-after custom homes and building experiences in the Upstate. From your visit to our Model Homes to the first time you open the front door of your dream home, we build long-lasting relationships that support the customer all the way through the process.”
Kirsten Gilliam – Interior Designer
Kirsten Gilliam joins American Eagle Builders as their in-house interior designer. She brings over 15 years experience in the design industry and most recently she spent spent 7 of those years running the Arthur Rutenberg Homes Design Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC. Working as their sole designer, she guided customers through their 2-3 day color sessions in which they make all of the exterior and interior finish selections for their new homes. She is very familiar with the Arthur Rutenberg process and has designed well over 150 homes. Kirsten also assisted customers with interior design services ranging from small scale jobs to whole house projects. While she is a true planner by nature, her favorite part of the design process is the final installation day. It is often the longest and most chaotic day, but there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a perfect plan come together and a happy client.
Kirsten recently moved to Greenville, SC with her husband, Jim, and their 3 year old twins, Laila and George. She is originally from Greensboro, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kirsten enjoys playing outside with her children, traveling and, most recently, exploring her new hometown.