General Contractor Asheville

Lobo Builders is a creative general contractor firm in Ashevillle striving to bring dreams to life. We are a diverse team of professionals with a focus on serving community and delivering a warm client experience with every project.

Our Approach

We work to bring out original character, while breathing new life and new function into some unique spaces. Our whole approach balances aesthetic and integrity with a keen eye on environmental impact. At Lobo, 'problem properties' aren’t a problem - they're just an opportunity create something unexpected.
We are a general contractor asheville
We are a general contractor asheville

Thomas Wolfe

Licensed General Contractor, Co-Founder of Lobo
The principal leader of Lobo Builders, Thomas Wolfe, is a visionary, adventurer, and family man. Thomas has lived in Asheville, NC for 25 years with his incredible wife and co-owner, Annie, and their four beautiful children. Thomas grew up in the construction industry. He started his first construction business at 21 and hasn’t been able to keep his hands out of sawdust and drywall dust since. His commitment to building a kind, respectful, and progressive construction company is completely out of the industry norm. In his (rare) free time, Thomas enjoys reading, hiking, camping, or a fine glass of wine. He is also a fan of training and plans to be a triathlete (again) to stay fit for the dream team that he leads.

Laurin Robertson Czyzyk

Licensed General Contractor, Architectural Designer, Interior Designer
Laurin Robertson Czyzyk is the staff architectural designer and project consultant at Lobo Builders.  She fell in love with old houses as a child and has never looked back. Working with existing structures (preferably old, decrepit ones with a spark still left inside) is her favorite thing, and she is a master at creating floor-plans and designs that show homage to original intent while bringing buildings into the modern age, technically and aesthetically. Laurin enjoys gardening, backpacking, painting, and spending time on her farm with her wife, four kids, two horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a rescued pet turkey.

Jack Marques

Field Coordinator
Jack Marques handles all of Lobo’s field coordination- like project scheduling, permitting, subcontractor management, and change orders.  Jack has been in construction for many years in both residential and commercial environments.  Transitioning from a Foreman to an Owners Rep/ Project Manager for Harvard University, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and other large entities, Jack has overseen large project performance and budgets.   As a former musician, Jack was drawn to Lobo Builders because of our creative nature and the cool projects we get to be a part of.  Jack has a passion for music, nature, gardening, and homesteading.  He is guided by a fierce love for God and family!

Chuck Strafford

Project Estimator
Chuck Strafford grew up playing on residential construction sites while his father, a machine operator, dug footers and plumbing trenches.   To this day, Chuck still finds the smell of fresh cut lumber magical.  He was mesmerized by the construction and building process and could not wait to build his first home.  Today, and many homes later, Chuck still finds construction magical.  He’s passed that love down to his five children who grew up hanging out on his construction sites, as well.  Chuck loves spending his weekends with his beautiful wife, Wendy, their children, grandchildren, and their crazy fun puppy, Blue.  Chuck and his family enjoy camping, hiking, metal detecting, and gold panning.

Christina James

Office Manager, Bookkeeper
Christina James is Lobo’s office manager and bookkeeper.  She has successfully brought her organizational and bookkeeping skills to many different industries.  She has her own musical record company, FWG Records.  Formerly a successful recording and touring musician with her husband, she continues to enjoy song writing and performing.  In her free time, she likes to cook delicious healthy foods, and to sit on the porch staring at the beauty of the North Carolina mountains with a cup of hot tea!

Wayne Bunker

Lead Carpenter
Wayne Bunker is a seriously good dude. Lobo is grateful for the dedication he shows to clients and his detailed craftsmanship on projects.  Wayne is an incredible carpenter, a skilled foreman, and a wonderful mentor for the younger carpenters on our team. He grew up mostly in South Florida, and has been in Asheville for 4 years now.  Wayne loves hanging with his kids, his grandkids, playing his guitar and listening to music.  Wayne’s dream- travel more of Europe.

Karl Taylor

Lead Carpenter
Karl Taylor has been doing construction for 38 years now- he could build in his sleep, and has a solution for every challenge. We’ve been lucky enough to have him at Lobo going on 4 years. In Karl’s free time, he builds rock bouncers in his garage, then takes these ultimate 4wd buggies racing and bouncing over boulders in Tennessee. He’s got a big family, with kids and grandkids, and loves his good dog, Bear. Karl’s parents lived through the Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 – maybe this contributes to his dream of one day traveling the wilds of Alaska. We hope you make it there soon, Karl, but don’t stay too long.

Ric Albrecht

Lead Carpenter
Ric Albrecht started his career in carpentry with the challenge of renovating old, run down historic homes in downtown Asheville 22 years ago. His natural talent, engineering mind, and experience with historic buildings gave him the ability to recreate antique millwork and restore old windows (along with a whole host of other building skill). Ric moved here from the ‘burbs of Chicago with his wife, Kara, and they have two sons. He loves going fishing and camping with his boys. Ric has 12 years under his belt of doing excellent work with the team here at Lobo- we’re so happy to have his laid back and cheerful team spirit.

David Hunter

Assistant Carpenter
David Hunter is one of the newer members of our team, and we honestly couldn’t be prouder of him.  He has a keen eye for detail and is always a client favorite.  David is from Southeast Pennsylvania where he still loves to go and ride dirt bikes.  He and his lovely fiancé enjoy trying out the many foodie spots Asheville has to offer, and enjoy mountain biking and hiking with their dog, Hazel.

Lucas Peters

Assistant Carpenter
Lucas Peters is a humble man of few words, and getting him to submit a bio was quite a challenge.  Here’s what we do know!  Lucas has been assisting Wayne for quite some time now, and the two of them are an amazing team.  Lucas is funny, smart, and cares deeply about his teammates.  He’s a hard worker, a skilled carpenter, and has learned such a huge amount in the time he’s been with us.  Lucas and his wife now call Asheville home, and we at Lobo sure are happy to have him on our team.


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