As a 4th generation owner of Pattillo Construction Corporation, Bree Pattillo possesses all the core strengths of the family leadership that came before her and an enduring passion for the business. Under her guidance, the company enjoys an exceptionally strong management team with a combined 17 decades of construction experience. Bree’s value system is uncompromising in selecting and keeping construction professionals of the highest integrity and character within the industry. Her knowledge, skill set, and decades of experience support an enthusiastic, fully engaged staff which is the backbone of the company.
Chief Operations Officer
Frank Wartner has been with Pattillo Construction since 2015. He is a seasoned commercial construction professional with 38 years of experience spanning roles as project superintendent, purchasing agent, project manager, business development and project executive positions to his current executive level in the industry. Frank is recognized for his keen ability to plan and execute projects maintaining exceptional client communications, delivering quality projects on time and within budget. Frank is dedicated and committed to the success of each project team member as well as the project itself. A born problem solver and asset for all.
Chief Financial Officer
As a key member of the Leadership Team, Marc is responsible for all financial functions of the company as well as Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, and Surety. The 15 years’ experience he gained in the financial sector for a wide range of construction disciplines including commercial, industrial, and residential construction serve him well in this role.
A Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Audit and a concentration in Information Systems, both earned at the University of Florida, are a few qualifications. Marc is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Business Development
John Drake has been with the Pattillo family of companies for over twenty years and is responsible for all business development activities for the company. John has extensive experience with the development of speculative and manufacturing/distribution facilities and has completed more than 40 build-to-suit projects. John is responsible for Pattillo Construction Corporation’s business development efforts focused on establishing, maintaining and cultivating relationships with customers, brokers, site consultants, communities and state economic development groups.
John received his undergraduate degree in Political Economy and Philosophy from Wofford College in 1993. He then went on to receive his Georgia Real Estate License in 1995.
Vice President, Construction Operations
Leon is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the project teams. He is involved from preconstruction thru close-out and ensures that all contractual commitments are met on all projects. In addition, he leads the effort to improve efficiencies in the daily operations at Pattillo Construction. He also is responsible for coordinating the development of the project approach, schedule, budget and quality assurance plans.
Leon’s experience includes managing subcontractors, field personnel and internal team members for a variety of construction projects, including new construction and renovations. He serves the project teams to ensure success for the owner, architect, subcontractors and vendors with a focus that all facets of the project team work together to achieve the end goal of a safe and successful project.
Director, Field Operations
David Brazell joined Pattillo Construction in 1973 after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. For the next 40 plus years, David’s role as a Field Superintendent provided him with a unique knowledge of the industrial construction process as he managed and constructed over 100 design-build industrial buildings ranging from 40,000 sf to 1M sf. These projects included manufacturing plants, distribution centers and office build-outs for customers such as Boeing Aerospace, DuPont, Carrier, Snapper, Sweethearts Plastics, Michelin, Tenneco, Solo Cup, Dana Corp., Atlanta Beverage Co., Old Dominion Transport, ITT and countless smaller sized companies.
As Senior Field Superintendent for a self-perform general contractor, David instituted many of the improved processes that became company standards as technologies and industry knowledge changed. This experience coupled with his engineering background, give David a unique ability to analyze each project and determine what approach is appropriate for that particular building.
Director, Special Projects & Interiors
As Director of Special Projects & Interiors for Pattillo Construction Corporation, Danny brings 30 years of construction management experience. He has been a successful Project Manager, Property Manager, Safety Director, and was the Director of Construction Operations for Pattillo Construction for 25 years. He has extensive experience and expertise in managing and scheduling industrial, retail, and commercial projects of all sizes and has built strong relationships with both clients and subcontractors.
David brings over 28 years of experience in construction management and estimating to Pattillo Construction. His experience also includes construction management for design-build projects.
David is responsible for developing conceptual estimates and managing them through the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and construction document estimating stages. He is also involved with the buyout of materials in collaboration with the operations personnel. David’s strengths are working between both owners and designers in collaborative, team environment and his strongest trait is helping the team understand where their dollars are being spent.