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1323 Indian Ridge Road
Blaine, Tennessee 37709
Telephone: (865) 932-7572
Fax: (865) 932-1428
Cell: (865) 567-4195







Experience in the construction industry, from job set-up to completion, with nationally known construction and engineering firms.  

Has extensive experience in heavy construction, building construction, and the water treatment field. 

Has had first-hand experience in dealing with architects, consultants, and owners for assigned projects. 

Has handled multiple projects at various locations.  

Has formed and built a local construction company from inception. 

Served on numerous panels for construction dispute resolution.  


Company Owner 
Corporate Officer 
Project Management 
Project Engineering 
Assistant Superintendent 
Construction Management 
Associate Professor
Disputes Resolution Panel (DRB) Member 



Completed one year of a Liberal Arts program at Niagara County Community College in Niagara Falls, New York.


Attended Tri-State University in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Angola, Indiana.


Received an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Supervision from Purdue University.


Completed a Treatment Plant Design and Operation course from Sacramento, California.


Attended the University of Buffalo Graduate School to work toward a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


Taught Statistics and Strength of Materials at Monroe Community College.


Attended the University of Rochester Graduate School to work toward a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


Received a Master Degree in Business Administration from Goddard College.


Taught Construction Finance at the University of Tennessee Graduate School.



Licensed Professional Engineer in:


          Certificate Number 14541


          Certificate Number 11387


          Certificate Number 9622


          Certificate Number 0036400


          Certificate Number 18424


          Certificate Number 13809


          Certificate Number 20919


          Certificate Number 6201041697


          Certificate Number 9354

New York 

          Certificate Number 062461-1

North Carolina 

          Certificate Number 11391


          Certificate Number 034507


          Certificate Number 015058

West Virginia 

          Certificate Number 9545


 Qualifier for Contractor License In:


          Number 38877


          Number CGC062185

North Carolina

          Number 45459

South Carolina

          Number 101494


          Number 270048819A

West Virginia

          Number 030624



2002 – Present

Chairman and CEO of Merit Construction, Inc.

1986 – Present

President and Owner of Professional Construction Consulting, Incorporated.

1996 – 1997

Volunteered with the Christian Appalachian Project performing various residential and commercial construction work in the Eastern Kentucky area.

1986 – 1995

Founder and President of Southern Constructors, Incorporated, a General Contracting Company performing bridge repair, water and wastewater treatment work as well as building construction.

1984 – 1986

Vice President for John B. Pike and Son, Inc., Knoxville, TN. In charge of various projects throughout the Southeast. Also set up and organized local office from which work was administered. During this time, also served as President of Duncan, Inc. ( a Wholly owned subsidiary of John B. Pike & Son) doing business in Alabama and Northern Florida.

1980 – 1984

Project Manager for John B. Pike and Son, Inc., Knoxville, TN. Total responsibility of a $37 million "open shop" hospital project.
Job consisted of a 250 bed, 13 story addition. 12,000 c.y. of reinforced concrete made up the project. Much renovation coordination and scheduling made this project a challenge to complete. Also oversaw construction of a $10.5 million bridge redecking and renovation project in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both projects came in "on time" and "under budget".

1978 – 1980

Project Manager for John B. Pike & Son, Inc., Rochester, NY. Total control from job set-up to completion of a $22 million heavy and highway construction project. Project consisted of nine bridges, two of which were the first double box, cast in place segmental bridges built by the free cantilever method in the Continental United States. The large volume of post tensioning, as well as the 39,000 c.y. of concrete made this tightly scheduled project a challenge to complete. Field employees peaked at about 200 during the summer of 1979. Job completed "within budget", ahead of schedule.

1975 – 1978

Assistant Project Manager for John B. Pike & Son, Inc., Niagara Falls, NY (Acting as Construction Managers). Coordination, planning, and follow-up responsibilities for a $20 million municipal wastewater treatment plant. Since Pike was the Construction Manager, overseeing each subcontractor with regard to scheduling and engineering was also required, as well as keeping the municipality abreast of the construction progress. Some estimating was done for the company plus handling all of the process equipment and piping systems which were encountered. Job completed "under budget" and "on schedule".

1973 – 1975

Assistant Superintendent for Cebor, Queens NY. (Field) Scheduled work areas and crews involved with portions of a $10 million construction project. Follow-up and arrangement of material needed. Inspection and some direct supervision over personnel. Problem solving with owners and engineers on related work. Cost coding and some cost projections. Office management and direct supervision over clerks and typists assigned to the project. Handled coordination between contracts (instrumentation, electrical, etc.)

1972 – 1973

Project Engineer for Cebor, Ft. Wayne IN. (Office) Set-up project and assign personnel. Coordinate purchasing and scheduling for project’s future. Review and coordinate all submittals and engineering required for the project. Issued and negotiated change orders and backcharge work. Visited the project and filed reports to my superiors.

1970 – 1972

Estimator, Expeditor, Purchaser, and Detailer for Fabweld, Inc. Ft. Wayne, IN. Bid, negotiate, buy, draw, and follow-up all aspects of structural steel and miscellaneous metal subcontract work to contractors. Gained some first-hand fabrication and erection training.



Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Member of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Member of the Int’l Assn. Of Concrete Repair Specialists (IACRS)
Member of Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI)
Member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators
Member of the Purdue University Alumni Association
Member of the Appalachian Trail Conference (ATC)
Member of the Tennessee Wildlife Association
Member of The Nature Conservancy
Certified AWS Welder
Certified Concrete Testing Technician, Grade I
Certified Concrete Flatwork Technician
Certified Construction Inspector (CCI)
Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM)
Certified Scuba Diver with PADI and NAUI
Notary Public at Large in Tennessee
Licensed Operator of wastewater treatment plants
Served on National AGC Highway Committee
Served on National AGC Infrastructure Committee
Served on Board for Tennessee Construction Coalition (TCC)
Served as Panel Advisor to Shelby State CommunityCollege(EDI)
Tutored underprivileged children through the New York University Educational System
Vice-President of dormitory at Tri-State College
On the Dean’s List Senior year of college
Past President of South Knoxville Sertoma Club
Past President of Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association
Past Cubmaster of local scout troop
Past Member of Construction Specification Institute (CSI)
Past Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Past Member of the Rochester Engineering Society (RES)
Past Member of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)
Past Director and Served on Board of Knoxville Builders Exchange
Past President of Resource Valley Construction Training Council (RVCTC)
Past President of the Knoxville Branch of Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee (AGC)
Past Negotiator for New York AGC 1978 Upstate 3 Year Carpenter Contract.

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