As a native Fort Myers Floridian and a third generation contractor, Howard has a genuine understanding of the particular construction demands in Southwest Florida.
Howard’s primary purpose is to facilitate construction activities that perform and produce projects as promised. He personally oversees each project to ensure exceptional results, and is dedicated to surpassing the client’s core project goals. Howard’s passion for construction, craftsmanship and historic preservation is unparalleled, evident by national, state and local awards. Above all, maintaining and cultivating client and community relationships is at the forefront of Howard’s day to day business operations.
As Executive Vice President, Donnie is acutely aware that capital customer satisfaction is paramount to the success of Chris-Tel Construction. It is this core principal that drives him to have a hands on approach to construction projects, whether commanding craftsmanship or strictly structuring projects for OSHA standards. Years of working for The Cabinet Shop (owned by L. Edgar Wheeler) taught him that attention to detail, craftsmanship and dexterity were fundamental for longevity in the construction industry. In addition to overseeing construction projects, Donnie is responsible for day to day operations, employee safety training and subcontractor safety training. By embracing challenging project requirements, Donnie cultivates corporate growth and experience unparalleled by the fiercest competition.
As Vice President of Construction and Project Executive, Bob’s responsibilities include providing executive administration for projects, constructability analysis, cost control, value engineering, quality control and negotiations with clients and owners. Throughout his career, Bob has provided executive administration for projects collectively totaling more than $1 billion in construction value. Bob exemplifies community involvement in his endeavors with local community organizations throughout his career. Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Construction Management.
As Vice President of Finance and Administration, Julie’s responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, job costing, approving and coordinating pay applications, cost reporting, payroll, certified payroll, application of Davis Bacon Wage Determination for public works projects and project reconciliation. The administration of corporate benefits plan and human resource management of all personnel is also in her realm of responsibilities. Additionally, Julie approves contract documents and coordinates payment with subcontractors and owners.
Dan has more than thirty-seven (37) years of construction experience in Southwest Florida. As Manager of Special Projects, Dan’s group provides Construction Management services such as tenant build-out, renovations and historic restoration for projects under $2 million. His responsibilities include kick-off & progress meetings, design review, scheduling, establishment of equipment lead times & critical path items, coordination of all mechanical trades, maintenance of project budgets, processing of all proposal requests and negotiation of contracts with subs. Dan offers value engineering solutions, coordination of project close-out, and resolution of all punch list items. Dan is a graduate of Lakeland College.
As Manager of Preconstruction and Estimating, Joe brings thirty-seven (37) years of construction industry experience. His responsibilities include project estimation, preparing bid and proposals, bid clarification and interpretation, developing scope of work, monitoring work progress as it relates to the budget, negotiation with owners, providing value engineering, establishing and maintaining relationships with various subcontractors in and around the community, enabling Chris-Tel Construction to provide fair pricing as determined by the market. Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in Building Construction.
Eric has more than twenty-eight (28) years of construction industry experience, providing project management from concept to completion. His responsibilities include coordination of trades to adhere to critical path, maintenance of subcontractor performance and budgets, processing all proposal requests and management & negotiation of contracts and documentation on behalf of Chris-Tel Construction and their clients. Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Construction Management from the University of Akron.
Darin has twenty-three (23) years of project management experience in both horizontal and vertical construction, including compliance evaluation inspections, permitting, under all delivery methods, from concept to completion. His experience includes industrial and municipal construction and development, land development, road and bridge construction, utility installation and relocation, as well as mining and reclamation. Darin’s emphasis has been in all aspects of the heavy civil construction and development industries. He is an accomplished senior-level management team member with demonstrated project management experience, in keeping with contractual requirements with the best interest of the owner and stake holders in mind. Darin is a graduate of West Virginia State University with an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology and Business Management.
Earl has over twenty-five (25) years in the construction industry. His responsibilities include Business Development, Relationship Management, Sales and Client Relations. Having lived in Florida since 1972, Earl is well versed on the Southwest Florida market and is involved in various charitable organizations and community groups in and around the area. Earl is a graduate of Valencia College.
Molly has over fifteen years of experience working in corporate communications, marketing, public relations, branding and business development. As Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, Molly’s is responsible for developing and implementing the overall corporate marketing plan, RFQ and RFP submittals, marketing collateral design and creation, public and client relations, business development, management of corporate website and social media, technical writing, sponsorship opportunities and overall implementation of corporate objectives and internal marketing. Molly is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She is a member and past Chairman of the Construction Advisory Committee for the Lee County School District, a member of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS), a member of the Lee County Economic Development Women’s Advisory Committee, a member of the Public Relations Society of America – Gulf Coast Chapter and serves as the Director of Programming and Marketing Advisor for the Pi Mu chapter of Chi Omega at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Paul brings 40+ years of construction industry experience, providing project management. His responsibilities include coordination of trades to adhere to critical path, maintenance of subcontractor performance and budgets, processing all proposal requests and management & negotiation of contracts and documentation on behalf of Chris-Tel Construction and their clients. Paul attended Lakeland Community College and Montgomery College, as well as holds a certificate in Construction Management through the Army Corps of Engineers.
Sean comes to Chris-Tel Construction with over ten years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on a variety of project types such as healthcare, higher education, hospitality, residential, sports/recreation and retail. Sean is an ACI Compressive Strength Testing Technician and has received his OSHA 10 and 30 Hr. Certification. He is a graduate of University of North Florida, Jacksonville with a degree in Building Construction Management and was a member of Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Construction Honor Society.
Ken brings over thirty years of experience in the construction industry providing preconstruction and cost estimating expertise to the team. He has experience working on a variety of project types such as high-rise office and residential, hospitality, municipal, education, financial, healthcare and technology. He is responsible for providing value engineering and comprehensive estimating for material take-offs and labor estimates as well as developing scopes and bidding criteria. He collaborates with the project team and executive staff regarding preconstruction services to include design review, constructability, life cycle and cost analysis and overall strategic planning. Ken is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Building Construction, holds his General Contractor license in the state of Florida and is a Habitat for Humanity Crew Leader.