Trey Moss, CEO
As CEO of RP Homes, Trey is responsible for running all facets of the business, from land acquisition to construction. Trey’s entrepreneurial roots run deep, learning the value of hard work and bold vision through his grandfather’s successful dairy farm and his father’s subsequent drive-thru concept, Golden Gallon.
Trey cut his teeth working for the well-known convenience store shortly after graduating from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Performing cost analyses and studying traffic patterns to determine new locations laid the foundation of his career as a developer.
His foray into the field began in 2003 when he joined The Big Canoe Company, an upscale mountain community located just an hour north of Atlanta. As vice president of development Trey oversaw expansion of the highly sought-after community. Working from concept to completion he partnered with civil engineers for land design and layout, managed the construction process, developed new site plans, and navigated all details in infrastructure including roads and sewer.
Since leaving Big Canoe, Trey has played a role in the development of communities and the construction of homes in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee – totaling more than 1,000 homes.
From the beginning the Chattanooga native has remained focused on building developments and homes with quality, integrity, and sustainability – promoting community involvement and green spaces. While he enjoys being involved on every level, he ultimately recognizes his most important role is to create a climate where others can realize their own vision and accomplish goals.
Trey is an avid UT fan and outdoorsman, enjoying upland bird hunting, bicycling, and fishing. He lives on Lookout Mountain with his wife Jane Brooks and their two children, Raymond and Morgan.
Gabe Thomas, President
Gabe's experience with building started at a young age. He grew up on construction sites with his father's company, Thomas Builders. These early years created a foundation for his passion: enhancing people’s lives through their home and community.
As President of RP Homes, Gabe applies his ideas of intentional development to all that he does. His approach to building is something that his clients put great confidence in.
Prior to starting RP Homes, Gabe was Co-owner of Collier Construction. During his time there he was able to drive the business to create innovative and intentional developments throughout the Chattanooga area.
Gabe earned a B.S. in Business from UTC and an M.B.A. from Tennessee Tech University. He is the current President of the Chattanooga Area Home Builders Association. He lives in Chattanooga with his wife and two daughters
Dustin Douglass, VP of Construction
Dustin Douglass decades of experience in the building industry and formerly was a Co-Owner of of Collier Construction.
At RP Homes Dustin oversees the daily operations of home construction.
Dustin came to Chattanooga from Lakeland, Fla. to attend Covenant College. Here he met his wife and eventually made Chattanooga home with his wife and four children.
Dustin earned a B.A. in Business Management from the University of South Florida.
Bryan King, Controller
Bryan has well over a decade of experience in the construction industry and management.
As Controller for RP Homes Bryan is in charge of budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting for individual and corporate projects. While Bryan spends most of his time behind the scenes, he’s an integral part to our home building process. He’s the guy that generates material takeoffs for houses, provides the construction team trade contractors and vendors with the selections and quantities needed to complete the job, and communicates with trade contractors and vendors to ensure pricing consistency and accuracy.
Bryan is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and resides here with his family. He’s a big fan of the area’s outdoor amenities and enjoys biking, hiking and fishing.
Cole Murphy, Operations Manager
Cole Murphy has experience in the construction world working for real estate and building companies early in his career.
At RP Homes, Cole manages the permitting and accounting side of home construction serving as the point person between banks for financing. Cole is a native Chattanoogan and attended Chattanooga Christian School for middle and high school. He earned a B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Investment Management from the University of Alabama. His experience includes three years as a broker compensation representative and five in underwriting at Unum.
Cole remains true to his Chattanooga roots and enjoys traveling, time outdoors, hunting, watching and playing sports, and loving life with his wife and newborn baby boy.
Russell Hobby, Superintendent
Russell Hobby has over half a decade of experience in the building industry and is well acquainted with the intricacies of new home construction.
At RP Homes, Russell is in charge of the final phases of work once all design and structural plans are finished, delivering a home as a completed product for families to move toward closing and occupying their new home.
Prior to RP Homes, Russell's experience includes 4 years of construction and completion of nearly 80 newly built homes. In addition, his background includes remodeling and property maintenance, making new homes easily and properly maintained for the coming years.
Russell graduated from Columbia International University with a B.S. in world religions as well as a B.S. in general education with a minor in outdoor leadership. He currently resides in Chattanooga and enjoys hiking, whitewater kayaking and spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.
Devin Schnelle, Designer
Devin Schnelle brings over five years of experience in design and the new construction industry to the team. At RP Homes, Devin oversees our home plan designs as well as selection of interior and exterior finishes throughout our communities. She enjoys this process and loves to give each home their own personality.
Devin graduated from the Interior Design Program at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. While in college she studied abroad in London, forever implanting the travel bug in her. After graduation she started her career at an architecture firm in Nashville. She is passionate about the growth and development of Chattanooga and decided to make it her home.