Our Team

John Bourgeois

Founder


John attended Charlotte Country Day School and then the University of North Carolina. He ran a furniture and millwork plant in South Carolina, selling product all over the United States. He returned to Charlotte in 2009 to begin a career in the construction industry. He brings years of hands on experience in woodwork, installation and a business background. He has always had an eye for detail and it is reflected in his vision for Bourgeois McGinn. He seeks perfection and his goal for Bourgeois McGinn from its inception was to build a firm deserving of the high end residential market. John will always put integrity and quality before his bottom line. This has brought him a high percentage of repeat business. When not working, John enjoys hunting, fishing, exercise and spending time with his wife and two children. 

Robert Mac McGinn

 Founder


Having grown up in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, Mac learned the construction trade from a family of true craftsmen. He founded Interior Concepts Unlimited and for many years built some of the finest cabinetry in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Mac has an eye for classical shapes and proportions that simply cannot be taught, and he insists they are carried out. He is often even more particular than the client. Wanting to leverage his experience, he co-founded Bourgeois McGinn Builders. He brings a level of craftsmanship to our team that is second to none. Mac is in charge of Field Operations where his expertise sets our work apart. It doesn’t matter how Mac’s day is going, the smile on his face will improve yours. He is uniquely delightful to work with, a trait anyone that has the opportunity is sure to remember. In his spare time, Mac enjoys hunting, fishing, camping or anything at all with his wife and three children. 

Emily Bourgeois

Designer


Emily grew up loving beautiful things with a deep seeded desire to understand what makes them different. She earned degrees in Math and Fine Art from Agnes Scott College. She studied architecture at The Prince of Wales Institute in London, one of few programs remaining that offers a romantic approach to the built environment. Upon completion, she attended the Institute of Classical Architecture in NYC to hone hand drawing skills and further understand the role Classical Architecture plays in beauty through proportion and appropriateness. Her work has brought her wonderful clients for over seventeen years, many with the same desire to understand beauty. The common thread is a love of honest materials used in unpretentious ways and executed with superb craftsmanship. She joined Bourgeois McGinn in 2018 for the opportunity to work exclusively with a team dedicated to these elegant principles. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, travel and hiking in the NC mountains. 

Ciara Adams

Accounting


An Asheville native, Ciara attended Clemson University. She graduated with a B.S. in Economics in just three and a half years, while simultaneously working for the football team as a tutor. Her focus and discipline have proven to be tremendous assets to Bourgeois McGinn. She keeps all business matters in order so the rest of the team is free to focus on construction. In her free time, Ciara enjoys hiking and going to football games, particularly when the Tigers are playing. 

Caroline Dollard

Office Manager/Project Manager


After college, Caroline moved to Charlotte to begin a career. She started in the field of property management and real estate with RED partners and has been in the construction industry for over four years. Caroline is excellent at managing selections and schedules. She is our “go to” person for keeping our clients on track and our projects on schedule. Her infectious personality keeps the process up beat and on time. A favorite pass time is music, but her gregarious personality makes spending time with family and friends her true passion. 

Cooper Ehart

Superintendent


Cooper came to North Carolina to study Construction Management at Western Carolina University after growing up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Here, he was able to strengthen his life long interest in the construction industry by learning to manage projects using sophisticated software and business tools proficiently. He remained in North Carolina after graduation and joined Bourgeois McGinn. He has a quiet and confident manner that endears him to clients. When not at work, he enjoys traveling and hanging out with his family and friends on the lake. 

Mark McGinn

Lead Carpenter


Mark, a Charlotte native, attended Charlotte Christian Academy before going to UNCC. Mark has worked in the construction industry for over seven years and is a very talented carpenter. He has that rare “whatever it takes” attitude that makes him invaluable to Bourgeois McGinn, as well as our clients. When he is not at work, he enjoys working on his truck or four wheeling. 

Brian Provine

Superintendent


Brian grew up in the construction industry and loves every aspect of the project. After several years on a framing crew in Nebraska, Brian moved south for a management opportunity in the field. He moved up to a position as a superintendent for a local general contractor, and later joined Bourgeois McGinn. He has a wonderful way with people as well as a great understanding of construction deep seeded in years of framing. After a long day, he prefers to spend time with his family and work in his organic garden.
 

Chelsey McMillan

Associate Designer


Chelsey grew up in the lowcountry of South Carolina and moved to Charlotte to attend Queens University where she studies Interior Architecture and Design.  She will graduate in May with her BA. When she is not designing, she enjoys spending time with her dogs or traveling home to be on the water.