Meet the Team

Our now second-generation family business brings over 100 years of construction and management experience together into a powerful homebuilding team, and we’re sure you’ll notice the difference when you interact with us before, during, and after your custom home project!

Dr. Steve Hamblen

PhD, M. ASCE, Chief Advisor

Steve, an environmental engineer and former president of several real estate development and construction companies, currently serves as Fairview’s director of new programs and initiatives. His experience with national and international environmental projects include being hired  as Deputy Director of Decontamination and Waste, for the BP Deepwater Horizon Event, for local community engagement, on-shore site selection and permitting, and decontamination facility design, construction, and operation.

Steve was the Federation of American Scientists (FAS.org) Earth Systems Program and Board of Trustees executive committee Secretary/Treasurer for three years and now serves as Environmental Engineering LNO for the Joint Organization for Industrial Hazard Management (JOIFF) based in Dublin. Since 2004, he has focused on residential construction and subdivision development in the mountain and lake communities of the Carolinas.

Chris Hamblen

Member, builder, general contractor

Chris grew up on job sites with Steve, and continued his training in all facets of construction – ultimately obtaining his degree in Construction Science Management from Clemson University and contributing to Fairview since 2004. He now leads Fairview’s Construction Operations division as a fully licensed commercial and residential builder and general contractor in North and South Carolina.

Drew Hamblen

Managing member

Drew grew up in the hills of Greenville assisting Steve on projects all around the Upstate. After 4 years at Georgetown, Drew earned his wings of Gold and served 11 years as a Navy pilot as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor and Air Wing Assistant Operations Officer. In 2018, he joined Fairview to put his Kenan Flagler MBA to work as manager of business operations.

Korey Smith

Director of Renovations

Korey cut his teeth in another family construction company before completing a degree in Construction Management at Colorado State University. He joined Fairview with 18 years of homebuilding and development experience to further strengthen our project management team and increase focus on innovative products.

Michael Travelstead

Senior Project manager

Michael has over 20 years of experience in construction and remodeling and began building custom homes in Georgia in 2000. He moved to Greenville in 2005 to focus exclusively on high end custom homes and is Fairview’s Senior Project Manager.

Thomas Rodgers

Project manager

Thomas brings 14 years of experience to Fairview and a keen eye for detail. After selling his successful remodeling company in 2005, Thomas continued building custom homes and hasn’t looked back. Thomas serves as a project manager for Fairview.

Larry Wolf

Project Superintendent

Larry has 10 years of experience between commercial and residential construction and has solely focused on custom homes since moving to Greenville in 2016. He serves as a field superintendent and renovation project manager for Fairview.

Jeri Haga

Office administrator

Jeri retired in 2014 from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Engineering Command in Charleston, SC  after 35 years of service working for the Department of Defense in various roles in project management, systems security, and acquisition.  After moving to the upstate in 2016, she joined Fairview as Office Administrator and Bookkeeper.