building people

By offering a positive and supportive work environment, FMGI attracts people who have drive and take pride in their work. We retain them by providing education and training, equipping them with effective tools, implementing efficient processes, paying above-market compensation and providing growth opportunities.
We’ve built our culture of excellence on the straightforward principle of doing the right thing in all circumstances.

leadership

Darin Ross

Darin Ross

President + CEO
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Darin Ross

Darin Ross

President + CEO

As Founder and President, Darin Ross directs the strategic growth of FMGI, oversees daily operations, manages client relations and pursues new business opportunities. He has assembled an exceptional team of professionals who are recognized for high-quality construction and attentive client service.  Darin is respected for his hands-on leadership approach, problem-solving skills and commitment to community.

As a 20-year commercial construction veteran, Darin’s breadth of experience includes all aspects of construction management on remodels, renovations, expansions, resets, disaster rebuilds and remediation as well as ground-up development for retail, office and industrial assets.

Darin holds a marketing degree from University of Central Florida. He is an active ICSC member. Married with three children, Darin enjoys golf and spending time with his family.

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Chris Head

Chris Head

Vice President + CFO
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Chris Head

Chris Head

Vice President + CFO

Chris Head is FMGI’s Vice President and CFO. He is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations. His responsibilities include development of the financial strategy and metrics; ongoing development and monitoring of control systems to preserve company assets; and reporting of financial results.

Chris has over 25 years of construction management experience, specializing in contracts, estimating and accounting functions. With his diverse skillset, he has managed multi-million-dollar commercial construction projects, collaborating with owners, design professionals, engineers, inspectors and government agencies to ensure regulatory and safety compliance.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree from the Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. He is an Albertville First United Methodist Church member and trustee, City of Albertville Commercial Development Authority board member, Rotary Club of Albertville member, Albertville Chamber of Commerce member and ICSC member. Married with two children and four grandchildren, Chris enjoys golfing, boating, hunting, fishing and travel with friends and family.

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Luke Hardman

Luke Hardman

Vice President of Construction
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Luke Hardman

Luke Hardman

Vice President of Construction

As Vice President of Construction, Luke Hardman’s expansive knowledge of industry practices enables him to effectively manage company projects, collaborate with stakeholders and drive positive results. He is responsible for pre-construction services, contract negotiations, business development, and procedures and execution, including estimating, staffing, compliance, quality control and overall project cost.

A proven leader, Luke has 30 years’ experience in real estate development, both commercial and residential construction. Luke’s passion extends beyond work as he enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as occasional fishing and golfing.

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BJ Chambers

BJ Chambers

Director of Operations
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BJ Chambers

BJ Chambers

Director of Operations

Director of Operations for FMGI, BJ Chambers establishes and maintains effective relationships between on-site personnel, office staff, subcontractors and the client. He retains a thorough knowledge of FMGI’s general contracts, subcontracts, contract drawings and project specifications.

BJ assists project managers with schedule development and implementation and supports project managers and on-site personnel with quality control and proper site-specific safety procedures. He has 25 years of building experience in both ground-up projects and remodels, including site work and underground utilities installation.

BJ is stormwater, OSHA 30 and CPR certified and participates in management classes and AutoCAD training. He is married with four children and spends his free time with family and friends as well as hunting and fishing.

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Anne Trent

Anne Trent

HR Director
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Anne Trent

Anne Trent

HR Director

As Human Resources Director, Anne Trent is a results-focused business partner who provides strategic direction through the development and implementation of human resources policies and programs that support the overall business plan and promote maximum effectiveness.

With 25 years of HR experience, Anne has demonstrated her ability to provide effective leadership in the full complement of core human capital programs and policies. Her area of expertise includes succession planning, training & development, full life-cycle recruiting, employee engagement, and performance management.

Anne graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in Human Resource Management. Anne is a current member of SHRM. She has two daughters in high school, enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, and working on the next DIY project.

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Cassie Dick

Cassie Dick

Accounting + HR Assistant Manager / Cybersecurity Manager
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Cassie Dick

Cassie Dick

Accounting + HR Assistant Manager / Cybersecurity Manager

As Accounting/HR Assistant Manager, Cassie Dick handles FMGI’s financial tasks, including accounts payable check processing, payroll, payroll taxes for multiple states, bank reconciliations, and monthly depreciation entries. She is also responsible for new employee setup, employee health and life insurance benefits, and 401K setup and payments.

With 10 years of professional service, Cassie is detail-oriented and organized. Before joining FMGI, she worked as an accountant at Progress Rail Services, where she initially worked in accounts payable, before being promoted to the corporate accounting department.

Cassie graduated from the Culverhouse School of Business at the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She and her husband have two children; they enjoy camping, vacationing in the Smokey Mountains, and spending family time together.

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Bradley Brown

Brad Brown

Business Development Manager
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Bradley Brown

Brad Brown

Business Development Manager

Brad serves as FMGI’s Business Development Manager and is responsible for expanding the firm’s geographic footprint, growing the scope of services with existing clients and developing new relationships. The recent shift from Dallas Division Manager to this new role utilizes his skill set and capitalizes on extensive industry relationships.

He has 30+ years of retail experience, including 20+ years of construction and project management knowhow. Brad’s expertise encompasses team building, process development, disaster recovery, project planning and vendor management. Before joining FMGI as Dallas Division Manager, he served as Senior Director of Design and Construction for At Home’s New Store Development Team. Prior to that he was an Associate Director with JLL and worked with Home Depot for 20 years.

Brad serves as President of Contractors, Closers & Connections of Dallas, a networking organization whose focus is connecting professionals from the local CRE industry and giving back to local charities.

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Chuck McGee

Chuck McGee

Florida Division Manager
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Chuck McGee

Chuck McGee

Florida Division Manager

As Division Manager, Chuck McGee manages FMGI’s Florida office, working with various clients on pre-development design, budgets and value engineering while managing the workflow and personnel of multiple projects.

With 35+ years of commercial construction management experience, Chuck excels in building and site construction, including grocery-anchored shopping centers, retail developments, large single-tenant properties, hospitality/office/industrial projects, auto dealerships/service centers, and numerous redevelopment projects throughout the U.S.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor, and State of Florida NPDES Inspector and Trainer. He has earned ICSC’s CDP and CRX designations, serves on the Chi-Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation board and designed and constructed a 22-acre nationally-certified organic greenhouse farm. Married with five daughters and two granddaughters, Chuck enjoys golf and exercise.

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Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant

Dallas Division Manager
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Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant

Dallas Division Manager

As Dallas Division Manager, Adam is responsible for managing the workflow and personnel of multiple projects as well as working with clients on pre-development design, budgets and value engineering. Adam’s expertise includes senior level leadership, team development, operations management, strategic planning and execution, budgeting and cost control.

He has 25+ years of retail management experience as a store and then district manager with Home Depot and a store director for Walmart. Before joining FMGI, Adam owned his own construction business executing various home remodel projects. During his free time, he enjoys baseball, traveling, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors.

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James Owens

James Owens

Atlanta Division Manager
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James Owens

James Owens

Atlanta Division Manager

James (J.) Owens is FMGI’s Director of Special Projects. In this role, he is responsible for determining project vision, leading business development, securing resources and executing business plans.

A 30+ year home improvement industry veteran, J. has held leadership positions in both large corporations and smaller, more nimble companies. J. has managed FEMA Projects and Disaster Sites after catastrophic flooding and is also qualified in steel structures and safety inspections. With a focus on the environment and sustainability, J. has extensively traveled to better understand how ecology and business can work together.

J. earned an MFA from the University of Florida and is a certified Rain Water Harvesting Designer, Licensed General Contractor in Georgia and Louisiana, software developer, and board member of several volunteer organizations. J. has built residential homes and supervised remodels and commercial projects. For fun, he enjoys crafting furniture for his granddaughter and designing Tiny Houses.

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Richard Peek

Richard Peek

Facility Maintenance Division Manager
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Richard Peek

Richard Peek

Facility Maintenance Division Manager

Richard Peek serves as FMGI’s Facility Maintenance Division Manager and manages The Home Depot’s maintenance account. His responsibilities include scheduling jobs; overseeing repairs with the stores, maintenance techs and subcontractors; and estimating, quoting, and invoicing jobs. Richard’s previous role as a FMGI maintenance technician informs his familiarity with client needs, enabling an overall smooth process.

With 10 years’ experience, Richard developed his disciplined construction and maintenance skills and determined work ethic from a young age, learning framing, carpentry, machinery operation and welding from his father’s small business.

Richard earned his degree from Auburn University and was a founding member of the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team. For five years, he pursued a professional FLW fishing career while working as a FMGI Maintenance Technician and then committed full-time to FMGI. An outdoorsman, Richard is married with two children and enjoys family time as well as fishing, hunting, baseball and golf.

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Lionel Posnic

Lionel J. Postic

General Counsel
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Lionel Posnic

Lionel J. Postic

General Counsel

Lionel serves as General Counsel and is responsible for all FMGI’s legal matters. His 30+ years of expertise in construction law and employment law delivers valuable knowledge and insight to the leadership team.

Lionel is responsible for negotiating, drafting/editing, and facilitating all FMGI contracts, including Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work. He also ensures compliance with regulatory issues at the local, state, and federal level. Lionel also guides the company’s employment-related matters including employee handbooks, operating policies and procedures, and security protocols as well as work and non-compete agreements.

Lionel earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration from Michigan State University. He is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, the U.S. Supreme Court, and several U.S. Courts of Appeal and U.S. District Courts.

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Hazel Laureano

Hazel Laureano

Project Analyst
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Hazel Laureano

Hazel Laureano

Project Analyst

Project Analyst Hazel Laureano is responsible for compliance, data analytics, and identifying efficiency and improvement opportunities across the company and its projects. With more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Hazel will elevate FMGI’s project delivery and overall customer experience and satisfaction.

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team members

At FMGI, it’s our people, employees, subcontractors and vendors that enable us to deliver quality projects. Our entire team values meeting client needs and ensuring project success.
Rebekah Alexandra

Rebekah Alexandra

Change Order Administrator
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Cole Anderson

Cole Anderson

Junior Estimator
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Nandin Bayaraa

Nandin Bayaraa

Project Coordinator
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Daniel Bosco

General Superintendent
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Renee Bray

Renee Bray

Administrative Assistant
(256) 279-0490
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Lisa Bright

Accounts Payable Coordinator
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Alicia Bute

Project Coordinator
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Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy

General Superintendent
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Cory Clevenger

Project Manager
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Chad Cofield

Assistant Project Manager
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Lowell Corbin

Project Manager
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Lisa Endert

Lisa Endert

Project Coordinator
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Jacob Folsom

Jacob Folsom

Senior Estimator
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Steve Gehring

Steve Gehring

Project Manager
(727) 372-7100
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Brandon Hall

Change Order Facilitator
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Curt Higdon

Curt Higdon

Assistant Project Manager
(727) 372-7100
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Ashley Hollifield

Ashley Hollifield

Project Coordinator
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Tony Kirchman

Assistant Project Manager
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Payton King

Project Coordinator
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Greyson Kirkpatrick

Grayson Kirkpatrick

Assistant Project Manager
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Jesse Lauritz

Jesse Lauritz

Project Manager
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Jeff Lippitt

Jeff Lippitt

Sr. Project Manager
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Elaine Maciel

Executive Assistant
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Chris Maloney

Assistant Project Manager
(727) 372-7100
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Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy

Training & Development Manager
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David Motley

Project Manager
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Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Junior Estimator
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Pete Pereira

Peter Pereira

Assistant Project Manager
(727) 372-7100
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Emily Perexempel

Emily Perexempel

Junior Estimator
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David Rice

David Rice

Project Manager
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Jessica Ringgard

Jessica Ringgard

Operations Adminstrative Assistant
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Josh Romero

Project Manager
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Mike Santiago

Mike Santiago

Project Manager
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Sue Schmidt

Sue Schmidt

Permit/Licensing Coordinator
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Reagan Smith

Change Order Facilitator
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Esteban Suarez

Esteban Suarez

Assistant Project Manager
(727) 372-7100
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Diana Wakeman

Diana Wakeman

Project Coordinator
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Sarah Watwood

Sara Watwood

Accounts Payable
(855) 279-0490
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Anthony Whitson

Anthony Whitson

General Superintendent
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Danielle Zinn

Danielle Zinn

Assistant Project Manager
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