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Montbleau Holdings Leadership Team

Our unwavering commitment to excellence is the foundation upon which Montbleau Holdings and its companies are built. Each member is a champion of innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries of the architectural finishes industry.

Their dedication goes beyond expertise, and their vision guides us as we continue to redefine the national landscape of architectural finishes with our companies and valued clients.



Chris Gioia embarked on his professional odyssey with a focus on custom yacht interiors and luxury residential projects. Over the course of 15+ years, his expertise in Architectural Millwork has left an indelible mark on a diverse array of projects. A visionary at the helm, Chris collaborates closely with executive and senior management, charting the course for future success. His strategic intelligence comes to the fore as he meticulously establishes short and long-term goals, formulates budgets, and crafts comprehensive plans and strategies for continued growth. In recognition of his contributions to the woodworking industry, Chris received the prestigious 40 Under 40 award by the Woodworking Network in 2022. This accolade stands as a testament to Chris' excellence and commitment to advancing the industry. Today, Chris serves as the Montbleau Holdings CEO which owns and operates Montbleau & Associates LLC, Northwest Woodworks LLC, & Buda Woodworks LLC.

Chris Gioia


James Mekeel was NWWI’s first employee in 1989 and took over as President in 2005 and co-owner in 2006. James is married, has 4 adult children, 3 grandchildren and 1 young daughter still in home who competes in youth AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) competitions from the Washington to Ohio. He splits his time between Scottsdale and the Northwest.

James Mekeel


Tim Hare has been involved in the woodworking and commercial casework field for over 50 years.  Tim started at NWWI in 1993 as a bench hand and worked his way from shop foreman (1994) to co-owner (2006), playing a crucial role in making NWI the success it is today. Tim now splits his time between the PNW and Boise, Idaho where he enjoys hiking and geocaching with his wife and two sons. 

Tim Hare


Mark Noggle started at Buda Woodworks in May of 2022. He is responsible for all accounting and finance activities, banking relationships, financial reporting, maintaining vendor and customer relationships and working closely with members of the ELT for all financial related needs. Prior to arriving at Buda Woodworks, Mark spent years at Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. as the Director of Finance in the Charlotte, NC area. His first 11 years of his career were spent with BASF Corporation in the Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX areas in a variety of accounting and finance roles. He holds his MBA from the University of Mississippi and undergraduate business degree from Southwestern University where he played on the baseball team. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, 2-year-old daughter and two yellow labs, and watching Astros baseball and Hurricanes hockey on TV.

Mark Noggle