Design your family will enjoy.

Meet the Team

Jon Rufty

Jon is a forefather of green building in North Carolina. A 1977 graduate of N.C. State, Jon built the nationally-lauded HealthyHouse™ in 1994 for the American Lung Association and National Association of Home Builders Research Center, now the Home Innovation Research Labs. He’s also responsible for the very first EnergyStar structure in our state, in cooperation with Carolina Power & Light (now Duke Energy Progress). And in 2002, he completed N.C.’s first Fortified For Safer Living® home. Jon is a member of the exclusive NAHB Builder 20 Club, consisting of the nation’s most elite custom home builders. For over 30 years, Jon has resided in Cary, N.C., and his passion for integrity is our fundamental principle.

Rob Bond

Rob is a 33-year veteran in residential construction with experience as a carpenter, sub-contractor and general contractor managing historic preservation, custom home building and remodeling. He enjoys working directly with clients, alleviating any stress that comes with building a new home, while turning their 2-dimensional dream into a 3-dimensional reality. In his free time, Rob is an expert skier and has served as a professional river guide, plus a ropes course and team-building facilitator.  He’s been married to wife Michelle for 29 years.


Mary Beth Buie

Mary Beth Buie is a North Carolina native and graduate of Meredith College where she earned a B.S. degree in interior design, with minors in business and art. Mary Beth’s 17 years of experience enable her to derive great satisfaction in working with her uniquely talented Rufty teammates. She also enjoys experiencing clients’ excitement as they realize their dream custom home, completely tailored to their personal tastes and lifestyle. Mary Beth has two children and is married to a commercial builder. She’s active in her church, enjoys sewing, embroidery and spending time at the beach with family.

Harry Grube

Harry is our man when it comes to remodeling luxury homes. He serves as a project manager for all your custom home additions, updates and remodeling projects. Good thing he’s a 32-year industry veteran of residential construction. Our clients love Harry, because they know he does everything in his power to streamline the process and deliver outstanding results. 

Erin Hartmann

For nearly 20 years, Erin’s been involved with teams in construction and loves the job satisfaction she receives in helping families like yours build a uniquely custom home. She also loves the personal attention each individual receives in the process. Erin’s inspired by her mom who completed a half-marathon after age 50. One day she aspires to run a neat and tidy bed and breakfast. You may not realize, but Erin’s our staff ringer in darts. Seriously. She thrives on a team in the City of Raleigh’s Dart League.

Sydney Jamison

Sydney Jamison returns to the team as business development coordinator, having worked with Rufty Homes from 2006-2008. She is a licensed real estate agent and holds three certifications in the insurance industry as Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI), and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). Jamison was the youngest woman appointed to the board of directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of N.C. (IIANC) and the N.C. Association of Insurance Agents, Inc. (NCAIA), and has served as chairman of the N.C. Young Agents Committee.  She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.

Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson plays an integral role at Rufty Homes, serving as project manager. He facilitates the building process, working with families and project teams to bring a custom home to reality.  A man of talent and service, Ken frequently travels abroad on mission trips to build homes in impoverished areas around the world.

Carlos Menjivar

As an assistant project manager, Carlos is a valuable resource to support subcontractors in the home building process. He provides timely follow-thru on homeowner warranties, remodeling projects and home repairs. When he’s not managing the building process, you’ll find him playing soccer, decorating, and going to concerts and movies. He enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, his three daughters, Ashley, Victoria, and Dianne, and his son, Matthew 

Allen Moore

Allen stays so busy in his role serving our clients that his bio information will have to come later. The most important thing you really need to know about him is that he’s a great guy, who puts your needs before everything else. He’s an integral part of the Rufty team and the way we offer personal attention to our clients.

Chris Moore

We believe Moore is more, and Chris takes a backseat to no Moore among our cherished staff. He’s our man who makes sure home repairs get fixed right with no hassles. Chris handles all aspects of warranties, maintenance and repair with each of Rufty Homes’ clients, which often includes restoring non-Rufty built residences.

Don Pegram

Don comes from good stock with lineage that includes both grandfathers working in building trades. One was a carpenter and the other a commercial welder. Don has 38 years of industry experience that began when he worked his way through N.C. State doing construction. We’re delighted to have him managing our custom home projects, as he’s a specialist at forming lasting relationships with families to help them visualize and achieve their dream home.

Kelly Nicholson

Kelly is the kind of CPA who enjoys numbers but loves people even more. She’s the business manager who keeps things humming for the team around here. Kelly’s another of our Wolfpack grads with 21 years of experience. Her dream one day is to preserve and restore historic homes. We’re not clowning around when we say Kelly likes clowning. Seriously, it’s her hobby, along with sewing, gardening and working with stained glass.

Parker Shanahan

Parker worked his way through the University of Massachusetts in construction and loved it so much that 30 years later he’s still at it. He enjoys getting up knowing his workday is an opportunity to meet families who rely on him to help design their dream custom home. When Parker’s away from the homesite, he loves to mountain bike and cook up the food he grows in his garden. Favorite movie: Blade Runner. Favorite band: Foo Fighters. A wise one this Parker, inspired by Yoda he is.