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Leadership Team

Carter has been an entrepreneur his entire life. He began selling Christmas trees at age 8. He held his first business license at age 15 boasting a small landscaping company, which prospered so much that he sold it at age 21. He purchased a Bobcat and began clearing and grading for homeowners, and his reputation for service and quality began to grow as quickly as his vision for the future. A mini-excavator was added to the Bobcat. Then a loader. Then an excavator. And on and on. The entrepreneur was soon surrounded by a team and a fleet.

Today, Carter enjoys being as hands-on as he was selling Christmas trees. He is often personally interacting with customers, team members, or field personnel onsite, driving the safety and production of crews and overseeing the quality craftsmanship that has carried C.D. Hall Construction to where it is today. Having done it all, Carter is dynamically involved in every aspect of the business as he was once himself the Estimator/Superintendent/Project Manager/Accountant during the company’s formative years. And while his knowledge and experience are vast, Carter is always reading, asking questions, listening, and watching all around him out of his desire to continually learn, grow, and be the best. His relentless pursuit of excellence in everything he does for the benefit of others shapes the culture of the C.D. Hall Construction team.

John owns all aspects of preconstruction from takeoff to bid, to proposal development and contract negotiations. He is fanatical about details and leaves no ink on a set of plans or specifications uncounted. He has more than fifteen years of estimating experience covering a wide range of commercial site development and demolition jobs ranging from this one’s on the house to $36M. John also spent a few years on site as a project manager and understands the realities and complexities of the field. He is an active member of the National Demolition Association’s Education Committee which supports the premier organization’s strategic goal to provide educational programming necessary to be leaders in environmental stewardship, safety, training, and professional competency. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Geneva College.

John would argue that he has the easiest job in the company – get this team with these crews in front of a client one time, and we have a partner for life!

Matt joined the CD Hall team in 2020 and leads our Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, and IT functions. He has held leadership roles in Finance, Supply Chain, Sales and Operations with both Fortune 500 companies and private enterprises during his career.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He is also a Certified Public and Global Managerial Accountant.

With over 25 years of experience, Matt’s expertise in accounting, finance, operations, and management is an asset to both CD Hall and our customers.

Gene joined the CD Hall Team in early 2019 and has been instrumental in developing a variety of programs including support for talent recruitment and guiding new marketing and social media initiatives. In his role as Senior Advisor, Gene will be an active participant and facilitator in business and strategic planning, as well as guiding special projects to support continued growth in a variety of business segments.

Gene’s career spans a variety of environments, from entrepreneurial enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. He has held senior executive-level operations and human resources positions in industries ranging from manufacturing, restaurants and hospitality, staffing and HR outsourcing, golf equipment and instruction, healthcare, and residential services.

Since his relocation to Richmond to be near family, Gene has been active in volunteering, supporting, and presenting to various career transition groups.

Gene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Economics from Purdue University.

James came on board with CD Hall Construction in June of 2020, and though only here for a short time he has already taken on his new role in a huge way. James is a Jack-of-all-Trades and proves that title to be true every day while handling a variety of projects. Working alongside the rest of the Leadership Team, he fills voids wherever they may present themselves, and works with precision and intelligence to manage the best solutions. He credits his attention to detail to his time spent in the United States Coast Guard, along with his core values: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to God, Country, and Family.

James comes to us from a long career in farm, estate, and land management having owned his own company for nearly 20 years. During this time, he honed his skills in construction management, timber operations, modern farming practices, land conservation, and real estate acquisition. He also holds a current Private Pilots License, FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Operators License, USCG 6-Pack Captains License, and degrees in Forestry and Criminal Justice.

The name Gary List has become synonymous with General Superintendent in central Virginia. Gary is widely known and highly respected across the industry by owners, developers, contractors, engineers, and inspectors. Becoming a rock star General Superintendent doesn’t happen overnight though. Gary began operating heavy equipment in 1986 before he was promoted to a foreman position within a couple of years. A few years after that Gary was functioning as General Superintendent/Project Manager and has been utilizing his vast knowledge of the field ever since.

Gary manages the day-to-day sitework operations for all of our commercial crews. He utilizes his 30+ years of experience to ensure that we are operating with safety as our first priority and at 100% max efficiency to drive job production and to make certain that our customers’ expectations of safety, speed, and quality are always met or exceeded. Whether large or small, Gary is intimately involved in every job we do. But despite all of his experience and know-how, Gary is humble and approachable, which is perhaps the greatest value to our customers.

Tim’s experience as a construction manager, department head for a civil engineering firm, and senior-level transportation inspector has shaped him into a sharp, well-rounded, forward-thinking, and resourceful Project Manager. Tim knows what it takes in the field to produce results and he executes the tasks at hand behind the scenes to stay ahead of lightning-fast crews. You’ll often find him on the job as well, interfacing with our customers, driving production, and ensuring that CD Hall’s standards of quality are on full display.

Additionally, Tim serves as our Safety Director and is OSHA 510/500 Certified, which endorses him as an OSHA 10- and 30-hour Trainer. Tim conducts weekly, mandatory safety meetings for all employees and oversees our day-to-day practices and policies to ensure that everything we do prioritizes safety as our number one corporate value.

Tim studied Civil Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology.

When you’re the type of guy that can do it all, it is difficult to capture an appropriate job title to suit that person. Formerly our Concrete Superintendent, Steve’s gifting and intellect go beyond any single specialty. What truly sets this Eagle Scout apart is his ability to take any task given, embrace it, own it, and make it happen. Steve is remarkably technical which is in part owing to his meticulous personality but also a product of his education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech.

Steve serves as our Shop Foreman & Logistics Manager, leading a team of mechanics and welders that are responsible for the care and maintenance of hundreds of pieces of owned equipment that comprise the C.D. Hall fleet. Steve and his team keep the fleet running in peak condition but are also poised to respond quickly so that when repairs are needed, a minute isn’t wasted in getting equipment back in working order.

Our estimators are eager to talk to you about how we can help make your next project a success.

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