Meet the Team

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CJ Disharoon

Partner

CJ is the license holder for Azalea Building Group. He works with Pam to help deliver the vision of Phase One. Together , our team is trying to remove the negative stereotypes affiliated with construction and bring clarity to the construction process.


Prior to Phase One & Azalea, CJ has worked in the Columbia market on projects ranging from production home building to commercial construction. He has served as an estimator, superintendent, and Director of Operations for a leading home builder. CJ was recently awarded the prestigious Master Builder Award and was one of the youngest ever in the state to do so.


Initially trained in project management and vendor management, CJ was responsible for training new builders and managers, rolling out new processes, and maintaining high construction standards. CJ is the “superhero” of the office and with 4 small children at home he still manages to make cold brew for the office every week! On the weekends CJ enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and gardening.


Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of South Carolina
  • Licensed General Contractor
  • Licensed Residential Builder


“I want you to be better than me, make the call.”

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Pam Crane

Partner

An entrepreneur from an early age, Pam started her first company in her twenties. This journey has included opportunities in technology, fitness, sales & marketing and real estate to name a few. After selling her technology business in 2010, she decided to pursue a career in design; a passion she has developed while flipping houses with her husband over the past 25 years. Through this process, Pam discovered a real affinity for drafting & spatial design as it relates to construction. When she is not dreaming up “out of the box” ideas for her clients, Pam enjoys yoga, coffee (strong), vodka tonics (weak), shopping, traveling, reading and spending time with friends & family. She is the mother of four; one son, one daughter, one retriever & a sheltie!

 

“My greatest strength is ignorance. If you don’t know you can’t do something, you can do anything.” 

– Anonymous

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Jon Crane

Senior Project Superintendent

Jon has over 20 years of experience in remodeling and renovation. He started out remodeling his own homes, then friends and eventually added flipping homes to his resume. During this time, he was also involved in project management positions in the medical and technology fields which have been invaluable in helping him navigate the management of custom construction.


In his role as Senior Project Superintendent, he is responsible for overseeing client, vendor and subcontractor relations. His ability to work closely with our clients and his trades coupled with his strong sense of design and scale make him unique in his role.


In addition to his superintendent role, Jon also is responsible for all cabinetry design, construction, and finish. With two custom cabinet lines coupled with his relationships with talented local craftsmen he is able to deliver cabinetry to exceed each clients vision.


“The things we build, build us.”

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Haley Acuña

Operations Manager

Haley oversees company financials, project management, and drives business development. She works closely with all team members to formulate strategic and operational objectives that are both profitable and compliant. Haley received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. On any given weekend you can find her in nature enjoying all Columbia has to offer, researching anything and everything bee related, or sipping on a Gin & Tonic.


“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

– Babe Ruth

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Brooke Rawls

Designer

Brooke loves designing, specifically to solve the special challenges a space may contain. Her absolute favorite design combination is mixing rich neutrals with tons of textures that keep your eye interested and wanting more. Brooke graduated from Winthrop University with a BFA in Interior Design. When she's not designing, you can probably find her with a book in her hand and her giant labradane (Lab/Great Dane) Rambo by her side. 


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."

– Aristotle

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Ellianna McManis

Designer

Ellianna creates unique design solutions for clients to suit their lifestyle and aesthetics. She graduated from Winthrop University with a BFA in Interior Design. On the weekends, you might catch her all dressed up at the wine bar or painting her next masterpiece. 

 

“Talent is good. Practice is better. Passion is best.”

– Frank Loyd Wright

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