Haven: A Shelter for Safety + Refuge


We exist to empower under-served neighborhoods through the design, construction and
management of exemplary, community-oriented spaces.

Our vision is to see the restoration of every under-served community’s social and economic vitality.


Z.D.C. Sunderland, AIA, NCGC
Architect + Builder

As a licensed architect and contractor, Zach manages Haven Developer's Design|Build. With a variety of experience in the architecture and construction industry, he has worked on projects from single family homes to mixed-use high-rises. Zach is passionate about working alongside communities to create exceptional places to live, work, and play where each individual can flourish.

Construction + New Markets

Bryce serves as the Project Manager and Business Developer for Haven Developers. He is a serial social-entrepreneur, starting several companies both in the United States and Uganda. With 15+ years of construction experience, he has been a project lead on over 20 projects ranging from single family residential to a $5 million commercial project with over 150 employees. Driven by his diverse work experiences, Bryce strives to work alongside under-served individuals to build secure, productive, and hope-filled communities.

Mark Craig
Site Supervisor 

Mark has a passion for people and craft. That passion allows him to lead site operations for Haven Design|Build, carefully developing the Build team while ensuring quality in the details. With a desire to serve diverse communities all over the world, he has held a variety of roles in multiple industries and loves to learn. Mark sees a profound connection in caring for others by serving them with your hands and wants others to see the incredible value in crafting a place of refuge. 

Trent Tepool
Architectural Designer

Trent believes that architecture has a responsibility to challenge the status quo and the power to fuel social, economic, and environmental change. He also has a passion for craft and is very detail-oriented. Trent completed his thesis at Auburn University's renowned design-build program, Rural Studio, where he helped to design and build a 20K Home, part of an ongoing project looking to address affordable housing in rural communities. After two years on the West Coast working on high-end residential projects, Trent has returned to the Southeast and joined the Haven team to design responsible, well-crafted projects that improve our local communities. 

Carmen Williams
Construction Designer

A recent graduate of the Architectural Technology program at Durham Tech, now a part time Adjunct Professor, Carmen spends the rest of her time on the team with Haven. She is a hands-on professional, results oriented, excellent communicator, and a high energy team player. With an enterprising work ethic buttressed by integrity and a passion for residential design, Carmen is at home with Haven striving towards serving communities, empowering individuals and bringing the reality of affordable housing to the world.



We are always looking out for new development opportunities, design|build projects, and community partnerships. If you have something in mind, reach out to us at - developbusiness@develophaven.org 

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