All of the Managers listed in this section have spent a minimum of one year in the field working with the field crews and garnering a real-world appreciation for the challenges and complexities of site work. They have witnessed first hand the adverse effects of poor weather on schedule maintenance. More importantly, they have learned the remedial actions necessary to develop a recovery schedule.
Each of these managers has learned to coordinate our work with the work of other trades to facilitate the project’s schedule.
Each of these managers has learned to plan ahead and to develop a daily, weekly, and monthly strategy aimed at meeting the scheduled milestone dates.
Each of these managers has experienced firsthand the importance of jobsite safety and equipment maintenance.
Each of these managers has been trained to effectively interact with the client toward problem resolution.
Each of these managers has been trained to view our clients as partners rather than adversaries.
Finally, each of these managers understands that, regardless of their age, position, education, or experience level, if the need arises to return to the field to enhance production they will unhesitatingly respond to that need.
Joseph E. Liesfeld, Jr.
Joe Jr. founded the company in 1972 and currently serves as its President and Secretary. Joe Jr. managed the day-to-day affairs of the company from 1972 to 2003. Beginning in 2004, Joe Jr. turned over operational control of the company to his eldest son, Joseph E. Liesfeld, III. Joe Jr. continues to hold 100% of the firm’s common stock and stays in close touch with the company’s jobs, clients, suppliers, machinery, operational direction and financial performance. Joe Jr. graduated from high school in 1966 and served as a helicopter crew chief in the Republic of Korea between 1968 and 1970. Joe Jr. is married and has three adult sons.
Joseph E. Liesfeld, III
Joe has officially been with the company since 1995. As a practical matter, Joe literally grew up in the business. Joe has rotated through each of the firm’s functional units, including estimating, maintenance, field production, and finance. Since 2004, Joe has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the entire organization. The department heads of each functional unit now report directly to Joe. Joe graduated from Radford University with a degree in business administration. While at Radford, he took several construction management courses at Virginia Tech.
Kelby began his employment with the firm in February of 1996. Kelby spent his first two years as a heavy equipment operator, learning the realities of site grading. In 1999, he was brought into the office to study estimating. In 2000, Kelby began managing the administrative and technical sides of the projects and serves today as a seasoned operations manager. Kelby graduated from Hampden Sydney College with a degree in Economics.
Kelby also serves as a Senior Project Manager.
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Business Development Manager
William began his employment with the firm in August of 2007. William spent his first two years as an estimator’s assistant, learning the realities of client relationships and bidding. In 2010, William settled into the role of handling the business development of the firm which touches on marketing, building new client relationships, forming strategic partnerships, and pre-construction.
William also serves as a Senior Project Manager, where he has managed power generation, data center and commercial/industrial site developments.
Kevin joined the firm in June 1995 and was placed as an understudy for two years with our senior estimator who subsequently retired. Kevin currently acts as a senior estimator and holds an associates degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining the estimating area, Kevin served about a year in various field assignments.
Steve joined the group in August of 2010 as Senior Estimator. He has over twenty-seven years of experience in the site work construction industry including two years as Grade Foreman, twenty years as an Estimator and Project Manager, and several years as a Construction Division Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and has extensive knowledge with various Estimating programs and software.
Steve’s experience covers a wide range of site development projects including parking lots, office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shopping malls, parking decks, and other commercial development. He also has successfully bid and managed numerous site and roadway projects throughout his career, ranging in value from $100k to $15M, for the Federal Government, VDOT, and various local municipalities.
Senior Project Manager
Dave, joined the company on April 4, 2005 and previously worked at a large general contracting firm as a Field Engineer. He currently manages the administrative and technical aspects of our projects. Dave graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Associates in Architecture Engineering.
Dave has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of site development projects in every sector of construction.
Tommy joined the company in 1990 as a grading Foreman and has since been promoted to General Superintendent charged with the responsibility of managing multiple projects through the foremen who report to him.
Tommy began his construction career approximately twenty-seven years ago as a heavy equipment operator trainee. He brings enormous depth of field knowledgeable to the process of site preparation. Tommy has developed longstanding professional relationships with the local governmental offices that review and inspect our work.