The High Country’s Best Contractor Team
It’s all about the people.
If you want your next construction project to be a success — as well as one you enjoy — it’s essential that you find the right team. Professionals who care about the quality of their work. Experts who know exactly what they’re doing. A crew that works hard and supports each other.
In other words, good people who do things right.
Our staff at VPC Builders is a diverse, well-rounded team of skilled specialists, each with years of hands-on experience. Our team is among the best of the best, and we’ve got the projects to prove it.
Director of Business Development
Travis Younger is responsible for relationship building and management for commercial projects.
Travis graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Construction Management. Prior to this position, he served as Project Manager for Balfour Beatty Construction at Duke University Medical Center and Barringer Construction. Travis brings experience and a proven track record of success in Business Development & Project Management, which will be invaluable in ensuring VPC Builder’s high standards of construction and client communication are met or exceeded.
Travis moved back to his hometown of North Wilkesboro, NC after spending 9 years in Raleigh, NC. He loves working with VPC because of the genuine people and the amount of care that the company puts into its clients and employee’s well-being. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding, and just being outside. Travis is married to his college sweetheart, Christie, for nearly 15 years and together they have 3 vivacious children: Colin, Camille, and Reese.
Brian Mitchell is a native of Kingston, Massachusetts. His love for woodworking began at the age of 10 years old when he began learning the art of decoy carving from his father, a well known woodcarver. Brian attended a vocational high school where he attended academic classes in the morning and learned the carpentry trade in the afternoon. After graduation, he attended a Bible College earning a degree in Pastoral Theology.
Brian and his wife, Julie, then started a church in Massachusetts where he pastored for 14 years. During that time, he continued the art of woodcarving. Following his time in the ministry, Brian worked for large custom home builders in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as New England, and also had his own business doing remodeling work. Brian and Julie now reside in Boone and in addition to working for VPC, Brian also serves as part-time pastor at a local church. He enjoys woodcarving as well as fishing and hunting in his free time. We are thrilled to have Brian on our team!
Casey is a native of Boone, NC. She attended Appalachian State University and Catawba Valley Community College School of Dental Hygiene where she was the President of both the Dental School and the Community College. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist in NC and enjoyed a successful decade-long career in private practice here in the high country. Casey married the love of her life, Matt Vincent, in 2016. Matt’s vision for growing VPC Builders and his passion for creating beautiful homes rubbed off on her.
She is now the Office Manager and a team leader at VPC Builders. She generates leads, creates internal processes, onboards new hires, oversees marketing, and supports accounting. Casey aspires to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Her hobbies include riding her horse Buddy, hiking with her German Shepherds Thor & Huk, fishing/boating, gardening, cooking, vacationing to new places, researching home design products, and most of all playing with her two little boys Dean & Nash! Matt & Casey are welcoming their third little boy in the spring of 2023!
Matt was born and raised in Boone and considers the High Country of North Carolina his home. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business from Appalachian State University, with a concentration in Finance & Banking. Matt is an Unlimited Licensed General Contractor with the state of North Carolina and South Carolina, and also holds a Master Builder and Accredited Builder Designation through North Carolina’s Builders Institute. Matt has also earned a Renewable Energies and Green Building Diploma from the North Carolina Solar Center.
Environmental respect and consideration are very important to Matt which is why he is LEED AP certified. Matt also participates in the NC Healthy Built Home Program and has experience building Energy star rated and LEED certified homes. Currently Matt holds the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Graduate Associate (CGA), and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations with the National Association of Home Builders and is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst.
Charlie Day was born and raised in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Charlie practically grew up in the construction industry as it was his family’s trade. After graduating high school, Charlie attended Lees-McRae College. Shortly after completing his freshman year, Charlie decided to join the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany and as a Sergeant conducted combat operations in Desert Storm. Charlie left the army after serving over 8 years and began working in construction and Christmas tree farming.
Charlie has been a part of the VPC Builders family since April 2011 as a Job Foreman. He has been involved in all aspects of residential and commercial building projects (from the ground-up!) Charlie has remodeled several restaurants and commercial properties, and has worked on dozens of custom homes throughout the years. He brings years of experience and knowledge, we are very thankful to have him!
Gary has been working with VPC Builders for many years and has been an integral part of the VPC team. He utilizes his creative skills by helping design and render many of our projects by hand and with Google Sketchup. Gary is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst. Currently, Gary lives in Valle Crucis with his wife and son. We are so blessed to have Gary working with us!
Tony has worked on residential, commercial, and highway projects in Western North Carolina for many years. He is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst. Tony resides in Boone with his wife and three children. He enjoys motorcycles, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. Tony brings many years of experience and we are excited to have him as part of the VPC Builders team!
In his free time, Jake enjoys fly fishing, playing with his blue heeler, and enjoying the outdoors with his wife. Jake has worked a wide variety of jobs, from construction worker to bread baker at Stick Boy Bakery and even a wrangler on a ranch in Wyoming. Despite his range of work experience, he has always enjoyed the world of construction and is excited to be a part of the VPC Builders team.
Residential Project Specialist
Brent resides in the High Country with his wife, Janna, and son, Eli. He is an Official for Professional Cycling and also loves participating in competitive cycling. Brent also enjoys doing anything outdoors including camping with his son, hiking or going to the beach. Brent brings years of experience and knowledge to the team and we are very thankful to have him!
Jordan is a licensed general contractor in the state of NC. He enjoys project development, planning, and design.
Outside of work Jordan can be found around town with his wife and daughter. If he’s not in the office he’s out hiking, looking at cars, or most likely skiing.
In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with his daughters, and renovating his home. He likes to stay busy and is continually looking to learn new skills.
Interior Design has always been her passion and she studied at the New York Institute of Art & Design. For many years she worked as a designer “on the side” while working as a Sonographer and being a Mom to 2 little ones. Being able to practice design full time has always been a dream, and working with VPC Builders is the icing on the cake!
In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband and children, exercise, spend time with friends and family and always look for design inspiration in the day-to-day. She looks forward to creating with all of our clients!
Matt is married to his school sweetheart and they currently have one beautiful daughter. In his spare time, he can be found in his woodshop working on furniture or cabinets, or spending time with his family trying new restaurants and new fun experiences.
Matt is very excited to be a part of VPC and to continue to grow and learn within the industry.
Carson enjoys rock climbing, running, traveling, and generally anything that includes the great outdoors. She also loves taking her rescue dog Georgia hiking and to the VPC office. She is proud to be the only redhead of the office and excited to take on her new role as a project manager.
His hobbies include “all things outdoors” including hunting, hiking, fishing, and camping. He enjoys spending time with his family and serving God. In his spare time, he can be found grilling, cooking, and gardening. Devon feels very blessed to be a part of the VPC team and the High-Country community.
Thor is a Boone native, having lived here his whole life. He enjoys the cool mountain weather and especially loves playing in the snow. Thor loves to travel when time allows and currently lives in Blowing Rock, NC. We don’t know what we would do without him!
In his free time, he enjoys golfing, exploring the great outdoors, woodworking, and spending time with his family. He also has traveled overseas for several mission trips to aid in national disaster remediation over the years.
Residential Construction Specialist
Since starting his career building custom homes in the High Country, Justin has continued his goal of building better homes by becoming a Certified Passive House Builder from the Passive House Institute. In his free time, Justin enjoys hiking with his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Zara and Jaro, and snowboarding or kayaking. He is excited to continue developing his building knowledge and being a part of building the best homes in the High Country with VPC Builders.
He started his career working on large commercial construction projects in Wilmington, NC which eventually brough him to the high country where he also began working in custom residential building.
He loves the outdoors and enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, snowboarding and a good sunset on top of a mountain. In his free time, you may catch him playing guitar along with a few other instruments.
Meet Our Team
Your Regional Building Contractors
Our team is made up of individuals who’ve spent most of their lives right here in our community.
Many of our pros were born and raised in this area, and we’re proud to call it our home.
We’ve also got the training and experience you’d expect from one of the country’s top construction companies. Our team has spent countless hours working, studying, and perfecting their skills, having earned degrees in a variety of construction-related fields such as construction management, business, anthropology, construction technology, industrial draft and design, industrial technology, architecture, and more.
What to Expect When Working With Our Team
When you’re ready to begin the exciting journey of custom building, you’ll start with a brief phone call with one of our team members. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your plans, as well as ask you essential questions to get a solid understanding of the scope of your construction project.
You’ll spend plenty of time with our team — your team. To keep your project on time and on budget, it takes regular communication and decision making as partners in the process. We make sure we understand what you want, and then we use our expertise to deliver exactly that.
The Right Values for Building and Home Contractors
We’re excited to honor our values with your project. And we can’t wait to work with you!
While each of us brings different skills, talents, and personalities to the table, there’s one thing we all have in common: the VPC way. We’re all 100% committed to the utmost in values, professionalism, and communication.