LEADERSHIP TEAM

Executive Management

Steve Adcock

Executive Vice President

Senior Management

CFO / Corporate Compliance Officer

Nate Phelps

Nate Phelps

Vice President of Pre-Construction

Adam Charriere

Vice President of Operations

Jamie Jones

Health, Safety and Environmental Director

Equipment Manager

Utility Superintendent

Lonnie Higdon

Utility Superintendent

Jack Agee

Jack Agee

Grading Superintendent

Mike Hammock

Grading Superintendent

Blasting Superintendent

Brady Edmondson

Paving Superintendent

Bill Hardison

Bill Hardison

Gas Division Manager

Survey Department Manager

Project Management

Joey Birckhead

Project Executive

David Carney

Project Executive

Chase Thomason

Chase Thomason

Senior Project Manager

Bryan Barton

Senior Project Manager

Steffan Gipson

Senior Project Manager

Patrick Kuykendall

Senior Project Manager

Dalton Norvell

Project Manager

Jim Field

Project Manager

Noah Kimbrough

Project Manager

James Scott

Project Manager

Estimating

Jake Miller

Chief Estimator

Nick Tidwell

Estimator

Chris Lotz

Estimator

Matt Robinson

Estimator

Mark Rivers

Estimator

Harrison Moon

Estimator

Donna Vitrano

Donna Vitrano

Administrative Assistant

Safety

Senior Safety Coordinator

Kerry Peck

Kerry Peck

Safety Coordinator

James Parson

Safety Coordinator

Jimbo Pexton

Trench Safety Technician

Katherine Gerstmar

Claims Administrator

Human Resources

Joe Berry

HR Manager

Mandi Neal

Mandi Neal

Benefits Administrator

HR Generalist

Accounting & Payroll

Sarah Armenio

Sarah Armenio

Accounting Administrator

Crystal King

Payroll Clerk

Glenda Roberts

Accounts Payable Administrator

Lisa Dean

Executive Assistant

Trucking & Shop

Nathan Nava

Shop Manager

Andy Baldwin

Logistic Coordinator

Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Trucking Foreman

Tami O'Hara

Administrative Assistant

Corporate Chaplain

Tom Toner

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Joe Rodgers

President

As one of the principal founding members of Civil Constructors, he assumed the role as President since the firm was started in 1994. Born and raised in and around Williamson County, he is a graduate of Battle Ground Academy (’72) and the University of Tennessee (’76). Successfully completing his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, he immediately started his working career at the engineering firm of Consoer, Townsend and Associates that, at the time, was the design and construction manager for all of Nashville’s water and sewer improvements.

Realizing the need to further develop his career, he chose to join the firm of Alman Construction in 1978 as an apprentice estimator eventually working his way to a lead estimator and project manager specializing in utility and commercial grading projects. In 1985, he began working for his father as production manager at Dixie Concrete Pipe Company and eventually went back to Alman in 1987 following the sale of the business with the opportunity to assume additional responsibilities and influence with its’ future.

In 1994, with the assistance of the Alman principals, Civil Constructors was born. Joe served as the 2011 president of the Tennessee Road Builders Association and has been involved in many trade organizations such as Associated Builders and Contractors and the Association of General Contractors. He has served on the Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Blasting Advisory Council since 2006.

Married to Susan Allen for 37 years, he has three children and 4 (and growing) grandchildren. An active member of Holy Family Catholic Church he values his time with his family, hunting and fishing and relaxing on Bon Secour Bay in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Glenn Rikard

CFO / Corporate Compliance Officer

Glenn joined Civil in 2014 after spending 19 years with R. E. Grills Construction Company in Birmingham. Glenn is responsible for leading the finance and accounting department, preparing financial statements and budgets, monitoring the company’s internal controls, and overseeing insurance and legal matters. Glenn is a graduate of The University of Alabama where he earned a degree in Business Administration. He also attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned an MBA. Glenn and his wife Suzanne were married in May of 1992 and have two daughters: Rebecca and Sara.

Chase Smagala

Equipment Manager

Originating from Michigan, Chase spent six years in the Army serving with the 101st Airborne Division 3rd Brigade “RAKKASANS”. During his two tours in Iraq he was responsible for maintaining and keeping a fleet of Humvees mission ready, mentoring soldiers, and training Iraqi soldiers on repair and maintenance. After the military, Chase graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College with a degree focusing on heavy duty diesel/heavy equipment repair and shop procedure. From there he worked as a Field Service Technician for Power Equipment Company and then as a Customer/Product Support Representative. In the spring of 2015 he began his career at Civil Constructors. Chase and his wife Erin were married in May 2007 and have one daughter named Veda.

Gary Tidwell

General Superintendent

Gary began his career in the construction industry as a laborer for Alman Construction in 1985. In 1994 when Alman changed ownership and became Civil Constructors Gary took on a new position as a foreman. Gary has continued to climb the ranks and now holds the position of Utility Crew Manager where he oversees all of Civils utility crews which consist of 20 crews and over 100 employees. Gary has been involved in the utility work for many major projects throughout Middle Tennessee to include Opry Mills Mall, Titan’s NFL Stadium, Hemlock Clarksville, Hillsboro Road Streetscape in Franklin, Five Points Street Scape in Franklin, Trotwood Bridge in Columbia, The Gulch, Belmont Boulevard, West End Waterline as well as many TDOT & Municipal Projects including SR-50 Lewisburg & I65 Robertson/Sumner Counties and BNA Airport Improvements. While not at work Gary spends his time with his wife of 34 years, 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Construction is a huge part of Gary’s life and two of his sons have decided to follow in his footsteps at Civil Constructors; One, a utility foreman and the other working his way up in the estimating department.

Charles Gilliam

Blasting Superintendent

Charles served in the US Navy until 1982. He began his career in the industry of explosives blasting in 1982 working for several local area contractors before starting his career with Civil Constructors in 2004. With 37 years of experience Charles leads a staff of 15+ drillers, handlers and blasters; ensuring compliance with ATF and State regulations. Notable Middle TN jobs which Charles performed the work and/or supervised include Hwy 12 widening, Belle South Parking, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Super Speedway, I-40, Metro Court House, SunTrust Towers, Numerous Vanderbilt Jobs, Governors Mansion, Belmont Jobs, Embassy Suites & Curio Hotel, Nashville Yards and Belle Meade Country Club. When not leading his talented explosives crews he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and children.

Rich Sussen

Survey Manager

Rich began his career in construction in 1997 as a laborer and worked his way through the ranks of becoming a survey crew chief. For a period of time Rich relocated to Illinois to further his skills by working with an engineering firm. In 2002 Civil Constructors was fortunate enough to have Rich return back to work and in 2003 he became the supervisor of all survey crews throughout the company; initially starting with 1 crew of 3 men to now 4 full-time crews performing major surveying projects throughout Middle Tennessee. Rich was integral in establishing the 3D machine control and received his Part 107 Pilots licenses to fly the drone on job site photogrammetry. Richard has been married to his wife Gretchen for 18 years and has three children. His hobbies include watching his children play sports and supporting Gretchen in her small business venture.

Mark Ray

Safety Director

Mark’s background in construction began in 1978 working for a steel fabricator/erector in Memphis and later in the same industry in Nashville, Tn. In 1992. Mark started working in the safety field in 1993 and continues today with Civil Constructors, LLC as Safety Director. He has been an authorized Construction Outreach Trainer since the late 90’s and also has been trained as a Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagger, and Flagger Instructor authorized by ATSSA. He is also Certified for Tennessee Erosion Prevention and & Sediment Control. Mark oversees the written Safety and Health Program including Hazard Communication and new hires Safety Orientation. He also maintains current OSHA Logs and Incident/Dart Rates logs. Some of his other duties are performing site inspections, observations, and all accident/incident reporting. Mark has been married for 3 years to his wife, Dee, and has 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Mark and Dee enjoy traveling and playing golf together.

Whitney Johnson

HR Assistant

Whitney began her career at Civil Constructors in May of 2018. She is responsible for maintaining employee information by entering and updating employment and status-change data, maintaining and assisting with the new application tracking and onboarding system, scheduling and prepping for new hire orientations, handling unemployment claims and termination paperwork, and assisting the Human Resources Director in accomplishing necessary HR-related tasks.

In 2010, Whitney graduated from Medvance Institute and worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for six years. She credits her extensive background in the medical field for providing her with the knowledge and understanding of the importance of displaying the utmost discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information. In 2016, she chose a new career path and became an Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Manager. The position allowed her to gain a wealth of valuable administrative experience that she has also been able to incorporate within her current role.

Whitney and her husband, Brent, have been married since 2015 and have one sweet fur baby, Wilma. They both enjoy spending time with family and traveling – especially to the beach.

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