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Building Relationships: Our People

Successful construction depends on the people who estimate, manage, and build each project. We hire people who share our values of personal responsibility and hard work, and we strive to keep them here. Longevity is important for building effective working relationships—with suppliers, subcontractors, government officials and clients—on which every job depends. In recent years, we’ve added new positions to ensure that every project receives ample attention as our company grows.

OWNERS
PROJECT MANAGERS
ESTIMATORS
OFFICE ASSOCIATES
SUPERINTENDENTS

Owners:

Jack M. Horn, Founder and Chairman of the Board

Over the past 40 years, Jack Horn has guided Martin Horn’s growth from a modest construction company to a major commercial general contractor with receipts around $40 million. By accepting personal responsibility for the quality of each project, he has built a reputation for fair business practices and superior ethics. He has worked in construction since graduating from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering in 1959. He has been deeply involved in the community, serving as the chair of the Charlottesville Planning Commission, Chair of both the Charlottesville and 7th District Democratic Committees, Secretary of the Charlottesville Electoral Board, and Trustee of both the Miller School and the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church.

 


Ted Horn, Chief Executive Officer

Ted Horn grew up working at Martin Horn. He has held many different positions within in the company and now is primarily in charge of marketing and business development. This position allows Ted to be at the beginning and end of a job talking with the owner and making sure client expectations are managed and exceeded. He is a graduate of Lynchburg College in Managerial Economics. Ted has served on several nonprofit boards and was recently president of the Rotary Club of Charlottesville. Ted has LEED accreditation and headed up the Martin Horn LEED EB team.


John D. (Jack) Horn, President

John D. Horn (Jack) is an innovative leader with a thorough knowledge of the construction industry.  Since becoming president of Martin Horn in 2001, Jack has invested in new technology and expanded personnel, positioning Martin Horn for continued growth and success. He has personally managed many specialized, high-tech projects such as Haunted Hollow Recording Studio, the renovation of the Jefferson Theater and the Charlottesville Pavilion.


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Doug Horn, Executive Vice President, Preconstruction Services

Doug was raised to love construction. He grew up riding around Charlottesville checking on different job sites with his dad and brothers. Doug believes that Martin Horn is more than a just reflection of his family’s business, but a reflection of the small town beyond office doors and project sites. Outside of Martin Horn, he likes to stay involved in the community, spend time with family and is an obsessive UVa sports fan.

Preconstruction & Estimating:



Brad Nichols, Director of Preconstruction Services | Estimator

Brad has been a trailblazer in the development industry in many facets, including leading two construction companies as well as being one of the first 70 individuals in the U.S. to be designated as a Design-Build Professional by the DBIA. He loves working in the industry and sees each day as an opportunity to improve the world. Outside of the office, he defines his life as simple and shared with his wife and three children and their families.


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Arthur Rogers, Preconstruction Manager | Estimator

Arthur loves the range of challenges that come each day at Martin Horn. Always ready to take on a new task, he enjoys the diverse responsibilities of his job. He is most excited by the ability to transform someone’s idea into reality. He enjoys the preconstruction process: designing, pricing and managing. Arthur is consistently recognized for his hard work. Outside of the office, he is a father of three and when he has a break he likes to be outside fishing and hiking.



Dennis J. Harris, Subcontractor Coordinator | Estimator

Dennis’ experience and skills have given him a large range of abilities, making him a versatile and resourceful member of any team he is put on. He loves the different challenges that each new project brings Dennis has maintained relationships and created a number of databases to stay in contact with clients, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors. Outside of MH, Dennis loves to spend time with his family, traveling and creating music and art.

Project Managers:


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Jeff Sims, Project Manager

Jeff has always loved to build things, whether that was tinkering with toys or building forts as a child. He finds great satisfaction in making something happen, as well as, seeing the finished product. He loves to see clients genuinely excited about a project when it exceeds expectations. He enjoys the process of construction and is most pleased when he can deliver a great outcome. Outside of Martin Horn, Jeff has a strong faith in family and has been a foster parent with his wife to many kids over the years.


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Josh Horton, Director of Project Management

Josh’s favorite aspect of construction is that it’s all about interacting with others. He enjoys making and maintaining relationships with the people he is working with on a project. Known for his consistency, Josh exceeds project expectations. Outside of Martin Horn, he is always busy, whether that is taking care of his two young daughters with his wife or working, clearing or building on his 40 acres of land at home.


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Robert Menasco, Director of Field Operations

Robert has worked in construction since 2009 and has been with Martin Horn since 2012. Robert is passionate about giving clients the best building possible and consistently ensures it meets all of an owner’s needs. He loves that construction is tangible and he gets to say, “I built that” at the end of a project. Outside of Martin Horn, he likes farming and spending time with his family.


Don Hicklin, Project Manager

Don has many years of experience in construction. He has a talent for looking at a project through the owner’s eyes ensuring it meets all requirements. Don enjoys the team aspect of working with owners, architects and contractors to complete a project.  Don’s favorite part about construction is being able to say, “I was a part of that” after completion. Outside of the office, he loves to spend time with his family and go to UVa athletic events with his daughter.

Barbara Regester, Project Manager

Barbara has said she’s felt at home with Martin Horn since day one. Barbara’s experience in multiple disciplines of construction (particularly MEP trades) has been utilized on all types of projects, including residential, commercial, renovations and new construction. Her ability to successfully manage multi-phased projects has led her to taking on an average of $8 Million in project revenue per year. Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Sweet Briar College and a Masters in Construction Management from Western Carolina University. She has completed OSHA 30 training, and enjoyed a Servant Leadership Class which taught her to, “Lead by Serving Others”. Her favorite part of each project is building relationships with owners, subcontractors, and teammates. When not at work, Barbara enjoys restoring old cars and spending time with her family.

Joe Riley, Project Manager

Joe began his construction career in 2006 as a project engineer. Since then, he has worked in several project management roles and negotiated contracts for a diverse range of high-end jobs. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University and is certified by the US Army Corps of Engineers in Construction Quality Management. His ability to see “the big picture” on each project has led to his continued success. Most of all, Joe enjoys building something his clients can be proud of. When he’s not at work, Joe is an active member of his church and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

 

Assistant Project Managers:

Shawn Woody, Assistant Project Manager

Shawn loves working in construction and enjoys being a part of peoples’ dreams coming to fruition. With over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has mastered managerial expectations and coordinating all aspects of a project. Outside of Martin Horn, she has a wonderful husband, two beautiful stepdaughters and a dog. Her motto? Work hard, play hard.


Evan King, Assistant Project Manager

Evan enjoys the tactile aspect of construction and the instant gratification it brings when he is able to see the progression of a project. He has found great satisfaction working on the UVa baseball stadium expansion and enjoys that people are complimentary toward Martin Horn’s work. His outlook on working in construction is to treat people how you want to be treated, keep a constant eye on things and notice why your work matters. Outside of the office, he likes to stay active; hiking, bowling or playing volleyball.

 

Office Associates:

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Suzanne Moubray, Accountant

Suzanne Moubray has been an accountant with Martin Horn since 2007, a job that includes but is not limited to balancing the books, working with subcontractors on invoices, overseeing payroll, and ensuring timely billing. An avid quilter, Suzanne brings her skills juggling multiple creative projects to her work keeping the numbers straight at Martin Horn. Her favorite Martin Horn project is the restoration of the site at Montalto overlooking Monticello, which was acquired by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 2004.


Cece Smeriglio, Office Manager

As office manager, Cecelia “Cece” Smeriglio does a little bit of everything, from stocking supplies to running the front desk, from coordinating special projects to managing 401K contributions. She’s been with Martin Horn since 2007 and has over 25 years in the construction industry. Cece, in-between quickly redirecting a phone call from a client and answering a billing question from a project manager, might tell you that her job consists of “making people happy.” She takes working in the community as seriously as she does her job, serving as Chief Election Officer for the Baker-Butler Precinct of Albemarle County. Cece’s favorite Martin Horn project is the 2009 renovation of the Jefferson Theater in Downtown Charlottesville.


Suzie Bennett, Project Administrator

A former Olympic Horse Team Veterinarian, Suzie never thought she would end up in the construction field. Little did she know, her efforts to transition into a more structured environment would lead to 6 years of coordinating construction jobs for an electrical trade contractor. Her experience with contract facilitation, billing and project management has allowed her to thrive at Martin Horn. Reminiscent of the pride she felt caring for her horses, Suzie’s favorite aspect of her job is watching the progression of each project from groundbreaking to completion and knowing the care she put into each building will leave a lasting impression on the community. When she’s not in the office, Suzie attends her husband’s autocross races, rides her horse and tends to her garden. 


Hannah Mahaffey, Director of Business Development & Marketing

Hannah coordinates all corporate communications, including advertising, digital media, press relations, internal marketing, strategic planning and business development efforts. Hannah is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chair of the ULI’s Young Leaders Group for both the Charlottesville chapter and the state of Virginia, a Leadership Charlottesville graduate (Class of 2018) and member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She volunteers for the Building Goodness Foundation and Meals on Wheels, as well as providing pro bono consulting services for local nonprofits. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from James Madison University with a double major, one in Media Arts & Design:  Corporate Communications and Integrated Advertising, as well a major in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communications. 

Kayla Wynn, Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator, Kayla works side by side with the Director of Business Development & Marketing. Her responsibilities include the planning and implementation of various marketing projects such as website and social media updates, creation of company newsletters and ensuring consistent branding. Kayla has 2 years of experience in the promotional products industry, 7 years of experience in customer service and has worked large and small-scale events. Through Martin Horn, Kayla works to build visibility of the company both internally and externally. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Chico in Recreation Administration: Event Management and has a Certification in Web Technology from Piedmont Virginia Community College. Outside of work, Kayla plays tennis and enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

Superintendents:


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Tim Patronik, Superintendent

No stranger to hard work, Tim pursued a double major in Engineering and Construction Management by taking night classes at Northern Virginia Community College while working a full-time job in the construction industry. Tim enjoys taking someone’s vision and turning it into reality. He likes the camaraderie of a construction site and learning new things from the wealth of experience among the different trades. Outside of Martin Horn, Tim is passionate about live music and following college and pro football.


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Calvin Wilkerson, Jr., Superintendent

Calvin has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He appreciates that he has been afforded the trust to do his job and that he has worked on a variety of projects from historical preservation to new apartment buildings. Calvin enjoys being part of a respected team that works well together, and that people often say to him,” hey man I see MH signs all over the place.” Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors, fishing or hiking, and spending time with family and friends.


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Lance Sowder, Superintendent

Lance has worked in construction his entire adult life and has been with Martin Horn since 1996. He likes that each day is different, whether that means running crews at multiple job sites or interacting with job owners and representatives. He is driven and a leader on-site consistently ensuring projects meet requirements. Outside of Martin Horn, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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Warren Green, Sr., Superintendent

Warren’s experience and knowledge of construction has prepared him for any challenge. He likes seeing the evolution of a building, starting with nothing and ending with a well-constructed facility for the public. He treats each project as if he were building it for himself and consistently invests his pride into his work. Warren has been requested for multiple projects because of his hard work. Outside of Martin Horn, he likes to spend time with his family and work on the side.


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Everette Bradburn, Superintendent

Everett has been in construction since the 1980s and has worked with Martin Horn on and off since 2003. He has an extensive background in carpentry and at one time, had his own contracting business He is a hard worker and likes that each project is different and interesting to be a part of. Outside of Martin Horn, Everett likes four wheeling, hunting, vacationing in the Caribbean and scuba diving.


Dolf Mendicino, Superintendent

Dolf has worked in construction for over 40 years. Since joining our team he has been an invaluable asset. Being meticulous and extremely detail-oriented has lead him to the role of closeout specialist. He is often present at the end of projects before they reach substantial completion. Dolf ensures that all the finishes and details are up to standards before the owner and architect’s walkthrough. His primary goal is to deliver a project with a “zero punch list.” Outside of Martin Horn, Dolf enjoys being with family and friends.


Karl Conley, Superintendent

Karl has worked for Martin Horn since 1984. Almost all of the men in his family have worked in construction – he enjoys that he can carry on the tradition. Karl loves to build things and that he gets to work on a variety of projects as a superintendent. He is proud to be a part of the Martin Horn team because he gets to contribute to the community’s growth. Outside of Martin Horn, Karl enjoys hunting and fishing.


Kenny Kirk, Superintendent

Kenny Kirk began his first full year at Martin Horn in April 2017 as a Superintendent. His experience prior includes running his own construction company, in addition to over 23 years in the field. He is certified to use multiple pieces of equipment and tools.  As an on-site leader, he is trained in CPR and OSHA 30.  Kenny is a hardworking employee, has a great sense of humor and is a United States Marine veteran. His favorite project at Martin Horn is Braggs Professional Center.

Michael Castorani, Superintendent

Michael has been working in construction his entire adult life. He enjoys transforming outdated spaces into city landmarks and the diversity of people and companies he is able to work with on a daily basis. Mike has been a mentor to several Martin Horn employees, aiding and encouraging their transformation from helpers to carpenters – capable of leading crews. Outside of Martin Horn, he enjoys spending time working on renovation projects at his church and home.

Billy Eder, Superintendent

Billy has worked in construction since 1984. He enjoys that he often has the ability to be creative in his job. Billy is still very proactive as a superintendent and works with his hands as much as anyone on his crew. Clients have complimented his work ethic and how involved he is on job sites, ensuring all projects are successful. Outside of Martin Horn, he is about friends, family and music.

Mike Woodson, Superintendent

Mike loves working in construction because he feels a sense of purpose after a project is completed. He enjoys that every day is different and that he is able to look back at all of the things he has built. Mike worked his way up from the bottom to become Superintendent. He is a hard worker and has a lot of experience combined with training that makes him a valuable asset to any job. Outside of Martin Horn, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Mike Rabinowitz, Superintendent

Mike accumulated years of knowledge from working in construction for the past 40 years. Before working in the field, he graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Mike is able to figure out the best way to complete a project but can also acknowledge other employees’ talents and see where they can be used most effectively. He is a mentor on the job site by encouraging his team to invest their pride in their work. Outside of Martin Horn, Mike is a father to his two sons. He enjoys watching his sons play baseball and exploring the mountains.

Tim Blankenship, Superintendent

From conception to completion, Tim adds value to a project. His experience ranges from working on dozens of major projects in almost every sector of the construction market including: high-end residential, light commercial, education, institutions, science and medicine. His diverse portfolio has made him skilled in finding unique solutions to issues on the job site that many superintendents have not been exposed to before. Aside from his unique experience, Tim also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from East Tennessee State University. Tim believes each person’s key values should be the cornerstone of their work and that honesty, pride, and building things right will lead to an outstanding project. At his core, Tim is a family man; and when he isn’t building projects for Martin Horn, he’s building memories with his loved ones at home.

Shop:


Pam Haney, Safety and Personnel Director

Pam combines more than 20 years of human resources, business, operations, and training experience with the responsibilities of being a safety officer for Martin Horn. Her expertise stretches beyond our walls when she leads the training of other contracting firms. As the local expert in this field, she has increased Martin Horn’s safety performance, leading to us winning the AGC’s National Agency Safety Award over ten years in a row. Outside of Martin Horn, she loves spending time with her granddaughter and being outdoors.


Chris Davis, Shop Foreman

Chris Davis first worked with Martin Horn, through his former business, as a small engine mechanic, repairing equipment as needed. He joined Martin Horn’s staff full-time in April 2016 and has been an invaluable asset to the team ever since. He now controls all heavy equipment, tools, and dumpsters, coordinating the delivery of each to job sites as needed. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and their two children, Chase and Chasity.

Drivers:


Henry “Shep” Shepherd, Truck Driver

Henry Shepherd—or “Shep” as we call him—has been driving since 1982. Prior to becoming a driver, he supervised a concrete form crew. He joined Martin Horn as a driver in 2007 and has been a valuable asset to our team. Shep frequently works with the other drivers, filling in where needed. He primarily operates and pulls equipment for deliveries. Like our other drivers, Shep takes great care when he enters the roadway and believes every driver should be a guardian to pedestrians on the road. When he’s not working, Shep enjoys fishing and hanging out with his grandkids. Shep completed his safe driver, first aid and CPR training.


Terry Herring, Truck Driver

Terry has been a driver since 1979. He enjoys the freedom and independence that comes with being on the road. Terry drives our large roll-off truck to and from an assigned job site. He has completed driver safety training, first aid and CPR certification. His experience has taught him to stay focused and always keep his eyes moving. He loves that every day presents a new logistical challenge and is great at managing his time between deliveries. When he’s not working, Terry enjoys camping and spending time in nature.


Kevin Rupert, Truck Driver

Kevin was first exposed to the construction industry in 2012 as a member of an on-site pipe crew. In 2013, he began driving trucks and has been hauling things ever since. Kevin primarily drives our smaller roll-off truck, which is used to pick up job site dumpsters. He is also on call to deliver tools and equipment as needed. Kevin’s favorite part of driving for Martin Horn is getting to see his fellow co-workers at various job sites. He is certified in CPR, first aid, and completed the Smith System Safe Driver Training. When he’s not driving for Martin Horn, Kevin enjoys hunting and fishing.