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Our Purpose

Turn homes into havens, create an inspiring place to work and serve our community.

We are on an ambitious journey to become the best home services company, period. And we do that by delivering incredible service to each of our members, one by one.

Our Values

Service Excels

Devoted to being of service to our customers, community and each other

Optimism Rules

Embracing a bright future, operating with positivity and having fun

Range Matters

Serving all types because we are all types

Trust Builds

Being believed in and relied on as we deliver on our promises

Our Team

Tracy Whitley

Tracy has been in the construction industry for 14 years and has 10 years of experience working with HVAC systems. At Exhale, Tracy helps our members with maintenance, repairs, and remodels.

Tracy is married with three boys (11, 9, 2), and enjoys spending time with his family and friends playing cornhole and having cookouts. He also loves driving fast cars and ATVs.

Raymond Tiko

Raymond "Ray" has over 15 years of experience in construction, most recently running his own general contracting business. At Exhale, Ray specializes in helping our members improve their homes, from repairs to remodels.

Ray is married with two daughters and loves spending time with his friends and family in the outdoors. He enjoys riding dirt bikes, four-wheelers, and his Harley.

Alberto Fonseca

Alberto "Al" has over 20 years of hands-on experience helping customers with maintenance and repairs. At Exhale, Al ensures everything in our members’ homes is properly maintained and executes many on-demand projects.

Al is married to his high school sweetheart and has three sons, the youngest of whom is in the Marines. When not working, he’s usually busy playing with his granddaughter, being active at his local church, or tending to his farm animals.

Phoebe Thomas

Phoebe has been providing administrative and strategic support to C-suite leaders for over 20 years, helping to align business strategies and find efficiencies. At Exhale, Phoebe is our quarterback who keeps the ball moving in support of the team and our members.

Phoebe has two grown children (19 and 23) and enjoys time with close friends, Clemson football (go Tigers!), playing toss with her chocolate Labrador Retriever (Cooper), digging her toes in the coastal surf, hiking the Appalachian Mountains and tubing down the gentle rivers of North Carolina.

Beth Marshburn

Beth has been in the construction business for over 20 years and absolutely loves construction and customer service. At Exhale, Beth oversees the planning and execution of all home maintenance and on demand services for her members, and goes the extra mile to make sure each member is 100% satisfied.

Beth enjoys spending her free time with her son, Brad, who is completing his last year of college in Wilmington. She also enjoys being on the water, whether it’s a quick trip up to Lake Gaston, Wilmington or Emerald Isle to see her parents.

Trey Trevilian

Trey has been in the home remodeling business for 15 years and prides himself on quality workmanship and always doing what’s in the best interest of his clients. At Exhale, Trey’s focus is to give members total peace of mind. He oversees the planning and execution of all home maintenance and on-demand services.

Trey enjoys playing tennis and golf and traveling to fun hiking destinations. He has lived in some amazing places in his life, including Moscow and Mexico City.

Sanay Patel

After a career of starting, growing and investing in businesses, Sanay co-founded Exhale to help take the stress out of homeownership, a stress that he himself has faced. At Exhale, he leads the day-to-day operations of the business to ensure everything is running smoothly for our members and team.

Sanay is married with two kids (6 and 4), and enjoys CrossFit, hiking, mountain biking and watching the occasional Bears football game (no jokes about how bad the Bears are, please!).

Matt Sheehan

Matt has had a successful career of building and running businesses, from startups to public companies. Exhale is an idea he came up with over a decade ago, and which he is now excited to pursue. Matt is the visionary of the company and ensures Exhale is delivering on its purpose.

Matt is married to his wife Tricia with three kids: Cavan (12), Riley (10) and Grady (8). He enjoys dinner with friends, long bikes rides and coaching his kids in sports. Matt does not enjoy changing lightbulbs that are 20 feet in the air, forgetting to change the air filter or searching online for service providers that he doesn’t know and will likely overcharge him.

Our Story

It all started with a dripping faucet.

Drip. Drip. Drip. The sight and sound of every drip from the faucet foretold the type of day I would have: stressful. I could try and fix it. After all, my dad and brother are both handy. But that handy gene skipped me. Okay, so I’ll search for a plumber. We’ll wait a whole day just for an estimate, then maybe someone would come to the house and charge us way too much. Frankly, I had more important things to do for work plus plan date night with my wife and spend time outside with the kids. Life stuff.

The reality was scary close to my prediction. The online search took longer than it should. I waited for two plumbers to call back with quotes and one couldn’t even be bothered. When someone finally came, he clearly did not want to be there and I paid $200 for an unpleasant 5-minute visit.

None of this felt good and I started to ask questions.

Why did something so small lead to such a big headache? Couldn’t this issue have been prevented? Why can’t someone be as invested in my home as I am? Why can’t this be easier? Why was the largest financial asset we have – our home – reactively, rather than proactively, cared for…while smaller things, such as my phone, had a maintenance plan that was proactive?

The last straw was all the time I had wasted. Growing up, my parents had an ugly yellow van with a beautiful bumper sticker on it: “The Clock of Life is Wound but Once.” It has become a theme for my family: we should spend our lives doing things we love and making an impact. For me, that means spending quality time with my family – playing ball, watching a movie or sharing a meal – and helping others. Working on the house…that never rises to the top of the list.

So, with a deep passion to give homeowners back their precious time and provide peace of mind, here we are. We started Exhale so you could have a trusted expert and partner who puts your home at the top of the list. Someone who is there to answer your call for any home service need and shows up every time with your best interests in mind. A partner who looks at this like a relationship, not a transaction.

We think strategically about each member’s home. We set and execute detailed maintenance plans and get to know your home as well as you do. Our goal is to fix problems before they arise, but we’re also thrilled to help when you call, no matter how small or large the ask, because at our core we want to serve. We dream about the day when your home is worth more because of the care we poured into it.

Lastly, we believe that companies should have a soul – a long-term purpose and deeply held values. Our purpose is to Turn Homes into Havens, Create an Inspiring Place to Work and Serve our Community…and we’re on our way. We make our decisions based on core values: Service Excels, Optimism Rules, Range Matters and Trust Builds. We wear these on our sleeves.

That’s the stuff that makes us tick.

So, breathe. Go on that walk. Drop the home to-do list. Go play with the kids or the grandkids. Go close that deal.

We’ll take it from here,

Founder & CEO

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