Our Team

R.B. Gallup

Managing Builder

R.B. grew up building homes with his family. He was put to work at an early age sweeping floors, building decks, and installing shoe molding. He became a licensed home builder in 2010 and was the youngest homebuilder to ever receive the designation of Certified Master Builder in the state of South Carolina. R.B. heads up all pre-construction services for Gallup & LaFitte. When he's not building he enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, running and anything to do with outdoors!

R.B. grew up building homes with his family. He was put to work at an early age sweeping floors, building decks, and installing shoe molding. He became a licensed home builder in 2010 and was the youngest homebuilder to ever receive the designation of Certified Master Builder in the state of South Carolina. R.B. heads up all pre-construction services for Gallup & LaFitte. When he's not building he enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, running and anything to do with outdoors!

Robert LaFitte

Managing Builder

20+ years of residential building experience. A licensed second generation custom builder whose family has developed beautiful homes throughout Columbia. Together with his mother Dottie LaFitte, at LaFitte construction, Robert brought some of Columbia's most luxurious homes to life with his keen eye for detail. Robert is Gallup & LaFitte's director of operations. Robert is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing.

20+ years of residential building experience. A licensed second generation custom builder whose family has developed beautiful homes throughout Columbia. Together with his mother Dottie LaFitte, at LaFitte construction, Robert brought some of Columbia's most luxurious homes to life with his keen eye for detail. Robert is Gallup & LaFitte's director of operations. Robert is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing.

Rachel DeBacker

Architect

Rachel DeBacker, AIA
Architect

Rachel DeBacker has more than 14 years’ experience practicing architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the first Solar Decathlon team, and an M. Arch from the University of Texas at Austin, where her studios took her from Texas to Zurich to India. In 2016, she was the only solo architect to be selected to design a structure for the Cheekwood International Playhouse exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rachel is pleased to be designing houses because she truly believes that our home environments shape our lives. She believes that both form and function are what makes a house shine and that good design doesn't have to be expensive.

Rachel DeBacker, AIA
Architect

Rachel DeBacker has more than 14 years’ experience practicing architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the first Solar Decathlon team, and an M. Arch from the University of Texas at Austin, where her studios took her from Texas to Zurich to India. In 2016, she was the only solo architect to be selected to design a structure for the Cheekwood International Playhouse exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rachel is pleased to be designing houses because she truly believes that our home environments shape our lives. She believes that both form and function are what makes a house shine and that good design doesn't have to be expensive.

Meredith Hart

Selections Coordinator

Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Sweet Briar College, Meredith then earned an MFA in Design from the University of South Carolina. After working for a high-end interior design firm for four years, Meredith has joined forces with Gallup and Lafitte. Her creative background in art and design allows her to visualize all the elements that unite spaces within a home. Maintaining a holistic approach to design, Meredith will help create a home that feels uniquely yours!

Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Sweet Briar College, Meredith then earned an MFA in Design from the University of South Carolina. After working for a high-end interior design firm for four years, Meredith has joined forces with Gallup and Lafitte. Her creative background in art and design allows her to visualize all the elements that unite spaces within a home. Maintaining a holistic approach to design, Meredith will help create a home that feels uniquely yours!

David Moore

Project Manager

David Moore is one of our dedicated project managers. David brings with him years of experience in the industry. David is not only a project manager but also a licensed residential builder.

David Moore is one of our dedicated project managers. David brings with him years of experience in the industry. David is not only a project manager but also a licensed residential builder.

Aaron Simmons

Project Manager

Aaron has many years of project management experience and grew up working in the custom home building industry. He is extremely detailed oriented, knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking.

Aaron has many years of project management experience and grew up working in the custom home building industry. He is extremely detailed oriented, knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking.

Jonathan Cockman

Project Manager

Project manager Jonathan Cockman is a graduate of University of South Carolina and Marine Corp Veteran. He enjoys working with our clients and approaches every challenge with a can-do attitude.

Project manager Jonathan Cockman is a graduate of University of South Carolina and Marine Corp Veteran. He enjoys working with our clients and approaches every challenge with a can-do attitude.

Vicki Amick

Bookkeeping and Administration

Vicki is the glue that keeps us together in our office. Vicki handles all accounting, customer service, and administrative functions of the company. Vicki is a native of Chapin and is a die hard Clemson Tiger fan.

Vicki is the glue that keeps us together in our office. Vicki handles all accounting, customer service, and administrative functions of the company. Vicki is a native of Chapin and is a die hard Clemson Tiger fan.