Fred Koon, President
I grew up in Buncombe County and graduated from NC State University with a degree in Engineering. I spent the first 20 years of my career working as a professional engineer in the corporate world. While I enjoyed my career and was thankful for it, something was missing. As a side project, I purchased an old house the had been converted to apartments. As I lovingly and painstakingly restored this majestic home back to its original glory, I realized that my true calling was to build and restore homes. I took a chance and relocated my family back to the mountains of Western North Carolina to be closer to the places and people I love. Im proud to be part of the positive growth I've seen taking place in our area.
From our start in 2000 to today, our company has grown and changed, but our core values remain the same.
Seth Koon, Project Manager
Seth grew up in the small town of Marion, NC, building forts and tree houses unknowingly developing a passion for building. He went on to attend East Carolina University where he obtained a bachelors degree in Construction Management. Wanting to put his degree to use, he returned to the Asheville area to build with his father. They have now been building homes in the Asheville area for 12 years. He has a wonderful wife and 2 four legged friends. They enjoy the outdoors and are glad to call the mountains of Western North Carolina home.
Randy Collins, Project manager
Randy grew up in Buncombe County and graduated from Enka High School. He started working in construction in 1989 and quickly realized that he enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. He completed AB tech’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking program and was soon putting his carpentry skills to use. As he gained more experience he began supervising projects for general contractors. He started working with F.R. Koon in 2004. Randy is married with two children and enjoys exercise and outdoor activities.
Pat Harris, Carpenter
Originally from Ohio, Pat relocated to Western North Carolina in 1987 making the mountains his second home. With over 25 years of experience in multiple construction practices Pat is a jack of all trades. In his off time Pat enjoys spending time outdoors with mother nature.
David White, Carpenter
As a native of Asheville, Dave began his professional career after obtaining his degree in Culinary Arts. Realizing something was missing he decided to make a career change into a field that had always intrigued him. Since that time he realized his passion lies in the construction industry. Since joining Koon construction he has never looked back. On weekends Dave can be found wondering trails on foot or by mountain bike.