About CORE Remodeling |Home Renovations in Apex, NC
Since 1997, CORE Remodeling has provided home remodeling & construction to homeowners in Apex, Cary, & surrounding areas. Call us at 919-290-2909 today!
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About Us

About CORE Remodeling

CORE Remodeling Group, Inc. is a licensed, family-owned General Contractor based in Apex, NC.

After serving clients throughout Apex and surrounding areas for over ten years, CORE continues its tradition of delivering turnkey design-build remodeling projects that benefit homeowners and enhance the community. In furnishing high-quality materials and employing professional, effective construction practices, CORE strives to serve Apex-area homeowners with stellar residential remodeling services.

Gavin Whitehorne, Lead Project Manager

Gavin’s primary objectives are to ensure customer satisfaction and project completion. Gavin, like the owner of CORE, was brought up in the construction industry.  Starting out working as a carpenter for his father, Gavin established himself as an exceptional Project Manager, which afforded him valuable experience around the home.  Gavin began working with CORE Remodeling in 2011 as a carpenter and site superintendent.  By 2013, Gavin hung up the tool belt and became a full time PM.

Gavin is originally from Vermont and has called Raleigh home since his youth.  He currently lives in Raleigh and loves spending time with his family.  He enjoys being a great dad, camping at the beach, and closely following his Patriots and Red Sox.

Adrian Harkey, Founder & President

Adrian Harkey is CORE’s founder and President.  Adrian grew up in the construction industry which created a driving passion from an early age to build things.  Shortly after moving to Raleigh in 1997, Adrian finished college at NC State and launched his construction business.   His roots in carpentry have enabled Adrian to obtain the skills and understanding required to efficiently manage a project from concept to completion.

When he finds free time, Adrian can be found at the gym, running, mountain biking, or any other outdoor activity.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons and is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and NC State Wolfpack.

Cheryl Szilezy, Administrator

Cheryl’s primary role is to manage the daily office duties and coordinate product selections between client and vendor.  Cheryl is the newest member of CORE’s management team. She brings a vast amount of experience from previous years in the construction industry.

Cheryl is married and lives locally with her husband.  She and her husband have raised their children who are now grown up and have provided her with loving and affectionate grandchildren.

Eric Hendricks, Shop Manager & Assistant Project Manager

Eric joined CORE Remodeling in 2014 as an assistant carpenter and quickly progressed due to being a hard worker with a terrific attitude.  His primary responsibilities include: working with vendors and crews to ensure timely and accurate material delivery on site as well as to assist our PM and Site Superintendents with construction needs.

Eric is originally from Ohio and now calls Raleigh home.  He lives locally with his wife and two children but occasionally gets up north to visit family.  When Eric is not taking care of his family or at work, he enjoys the outdoors including hunting and fishing, and is very active in his church community.