Alaina

Garman

CEO and Founder

Garman Homes

Alaina is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and creator of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Alaina was employee #3 at Garman Homes and managed both the sales and construction teams before ultimately serving as Division President until 2017.

Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women and BIPOC in homebuilding. In 2015, Alaina was named to Professional Builder Magazine’s list of 40 Under 40. Alaina has also been named Builder of the Year twice –in 2015 by the Home Builders Association of Durham Orange Chatham County and in 2017 as the first female recipient of the award by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake. Most recently, Garman Homes was awarded Homebuilding Company of the year by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake for 2020, a challenging year to be sure.

She serves on the Board of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake and also serves as Education Committee co-chair and an NAHB National Delegate. Alaina is also on the Board for Hope Renovations.

Alaina has been featured in several magazines including Forbes, USA Today, NC Business, Professional Builder, and in 2019 she made the cover of Building Women Magazine.

Alaina is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where she serves as Council Chair for the Residential Neighborhood Development Council –Blue Flight.

Alaina is a frequent speaker and podcast guest who is known for sharing deeply personal stories of struggle and triumph in the hopes of inspiring and making space for others.

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