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.



Jack M. Horn, CEO

Over the past 30 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 studying civil engineering at the University of Virginia, he has spent 30 years in the business, working in the field and in project management at both Metric Construction and Martin Horn. 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. At the same time, Jack has assembled a strong team in all areas, from field superintendents to project managers. Jack volunteers for Building Goodness Foundation.

Doug Horn, Executive Vice President, Preconstruction Services

Doug Horn brings Martin Horn significant business management experience and outstanding leadership and communication skills. He began his career in restaurant management, before returning to Charlottesville to learn the construction industry from the ground up. He has handled competitive bidding and proposals for more than 20 years, and has served as executive vice president of Martin Horn since 1995. Doug participated in Leadership Charlottesville and served on the board of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center. He was president of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and previously chaired the Board of Directors of the Tandem Friends School. Doug received his B.A. from Davidson College.

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.

Arthur Rogers, Preconstruction Manager | Estimator

Arthur Rogers has been an estimator with Martin Horn for three years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, Drafting and Design and a minor in Business from Appalachian State University. Besides estimating, Arthur does a number of other things with Martin Horn, including project management and assistant project management, IT, coordinating, marketing, writing proposals, and designing/modeling building information. Arthur has certificates in Boiler Training, AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks, as well as a Solar Center Renewable Energies Diploma from North Carolina State University, and is a member of the Virginia Association of General Contractors. His favorite Martin Horn projects include the Starr Hill tasting room and nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

Dennis J. Harris, Subcontractor Coordinator | Estimator

Dennis J. Harris serves as design builder, estimator, and project manager for Martin Horn’s On-demand Projects division. With 24 years of experience in the construction industry, Dennis has been the lead estimator on such renovations as the Charlottesville office of Williams Mullen, the Charlottesville Free Clinic, and Virginia Tech’s AGR Fraternity House, and a number of UVA sites, including the Carr’s Hill Field Support Building, UVA Hospital’s link offices, AEPi Fraternity House, and Alpha Phi Sorority House. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Virginia Tech, studied computer-aided design at PVCC, and is certified LEED AP. Since 2008, Dennis has successfully completed over 100 projects at Martin Horn.

Project Managers:

Jeff Sims, Project Manager

Jeff Sims has spent 27 years in the construction business, all at Martin Horn. As a project manager, he oversees a variety of projects to ensure they’re built according to spec, within budget, and on time. He is certified LEED AP and is on the Executive Board of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia for the Piedmont District. A fan of UVA sports, his favorite Martin Horn projects are the various expansions and additions to the University’s sports stadiums, including work done on Scott Stadium, Davenport Field, and Klöckner Stadium. Jeff has been happily married for 24 years and has five wonderful children.

Josh Horton, Director of Project Management

Josh Horton has been a project manager with Martin Horn since 2014 and working in construction since 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Construction Technology from East Tennessee State University, is OSHA 30 certified, and is a LEED Green Associate. His duties include creating and managing owner and subcontractor contracts, budgeting, project coordination, materials approval and procurement, scheduling, closeout, and any other project requirements. Josh’s favorite Martin Horn project is the renovation of the Monticello Visitor’s Center, which added an environmentally friendly geothermal HVAC unit to the historic location.

Robert Menasco, Director of Field Operations

Robert Menasco, a project manager with Martin Horn, has been with the company since 2012 and in the construction industry since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is certified LEED AP. His primary responsibilities include overseeing and calculating job costs for projects from start to finish. His favorite project completed for Martin Horn is a total renovation of a local property listed on the National Register of Historic Residences.

Don Hicklin, Project Manager

Don has worked in construction since 1988 and joined the Martin Horn team in 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bridgewater College. As a project manager, he has a variety of responsibilities and his key areas of expertise include hitting job cost estimates, risk management and delivering quality customer care. He has a talent for looking at a project through the owner’s eyes ensuring it meets all requirements.

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 new baby girl.


Assistant Project Managers:

Shawn Woody, Assistant Project Manager

Shawn has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is a versatile, self-motivated professional with project management experience ranging from small interior fit-outs to complex, multi-million dollar construction projects. She has the ability to oversee, manage and coordinate all aspects of construction projects from schematic design through project closeout. She’s accustomed to interfacing with consultants, vendors, users and contractors while simultaneously administering the Contract for Construction and monitoring project schedule and budget.

Evan King, Assistant Project Manager

While completing his studies at Hampden-Sydney College, Evan spent his summers working in construction. With experience in estimating and project management, Evan realized his success within the industry which led him to Martin Horn. In his free time, he plays volleyball and spends time with his border collie, Covington. Evan’s favorite Martin Horn project is the UVA Baseball Stadium Expansion. He’s accustomed to interfacing with consultants, vendors, users and contractors while simultaneously administering the Contract for Construction and monitoring project schedule and budget.


Office Associates:

Marilyn Swinford, Chief Financial Officer

Marilyn joined Martin Horn in December 2017 as our CFO. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Marilyn spent the majority of her career in land development and construction before coming to Martin Horn. As the CFO, she is responsible for financial management, banking and insurance.



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. Having been with Martin Horn for 8 of her 21 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, 6 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.


Pam Haney, Workforce & Safety Manager

Pam is invaluable to the Martin Horn team. Pam combines more than 20 years of human resources, business and operations training and experience with the responsibilities of being a safety officer for Martin Horn. Part of Pam’s responsibilities include weekly visits to our job sites to check quality, to track progress and to ensure that safety standards are being met. She is an active member of the Piedmont Safety Alliance and is OSHA 500 certified.  Her expertise even 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 to record-high numbers and played a major role in the winning of the AGC’s National Agency Safety Award over ten years in a row. She optimizes workforce and coordinates each member of staff, excelling the efficiency of each project and reducing costs overall. She takes pride in MHI’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR), which stands at a 0.77.  A rating this low can only be achieved through safety training and courses for the employees and an unblemished record.

Tim Patronik, Superintendent

Tim Patronik has spent 40 years working in the construction industry and 15 at Martin Horn. As a superintendent, he is responsible for all field activities on his designated projects, including scheduling and coordinating all subcontractors and maintaining the overall project schedule. No stranger to hard work, Tim spent 5 years pursuing a double major in Civil Engineering and Construction Management by taking night classes at Northern Virginia Community College while working a full-time job in the construction industry. Tim also doesn’t shy away from pressure; his favorite Martin Horn project is the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, because of its high profile and tight completion schedule.

Calvin Wilkerson, Jr., Superintendent

Calvin Wilkerson, Jr., has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He joined Martin Horn in 2008 and, as a superintendent, handles the smooth running of daily operations, quality control, and weekly meetings with clients, among other responsibilities. The State of Virginia has certified Calvin in carpentry following a 4-year apprenticeship, as well as in first aid and CPR. He holds a certification for completing the OSHA 30-hour construction course and is eligible to hold a Class A license in the State of Virginia. He is also an international troop leader at the Building Goodness Foundation, which connects skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries with vulnerable communities at home and abroad. Calvin’s favorite Martin Horn projects include a complete rehab, both interior and exterior and using nothing but historic photos, of a 22,000-square-foot house built in 1910, as well as the Montalto project for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Outside of work, Calvin’s favorite activities include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Lance Sowder, Superintendent

Lance Sowder has been working in construction for his entire adult life and has been with Martin Horn since 1996. As a foreman, Lance runs crews at multiple job sites and interacts frequently with job owners and representatives. Lance is certified to use scissor lifts, man lifts, and forklifts, among other tools. As an on-site leader, he is also certified in CPR. His favorite Martin Horn job is a studio completed for Dave Matthews, a complex job which required special framing, addition of padding, and insulation layout to get the sound exactly according to specifications.

Warren Green, Sr., Superintendent

Superintendent Warren Green, Sr., has been with Martin Horn for 23 years and in the construction industry for 34. On a day-to-day basis, Warren coordinates projects with the Martin Horn offices, performs quality control of construction equipment and products, schedules site work, and makes sure the job gets finished on time and to the owner’s satisfaction. Warren has always found working for Martin Horn a pleasant experience, but never more so than when he superintended the construction of a series of barns for the John Kluge estate at Morven Farm, which was donated to the University of Virginia in 2001.

Everett Bradburn, Superintendent

Everett Bradburn has been in construction since the 1980s and working with Martin Horn off and on since 2003. As a superintendent, his daily activities include site coordination, scheduling, payroll, overseeing safety, and quality control. Everett’s favorite Martin Horn project is the expansion of UVA’s South Chiller Plant.

Dolf Mendicino, Superintendent

Dolf has over 40 year of construction experience.  Since joining our team he has been an invaluable asset.  He is very meticulous and extremely detailed oriented which has led him to the role of closeout specialist.  Dolf is often present at the end of our project, before we reach substantial completion.  He goes through the project and ensures that all of the finishes and details are up to his standards, prior to the owner and architect’s walkthrough.  His goal is to deliver a project with a “zero punchlist.”  He has a friendly personality and a great demeanor.  Truly a great team player.

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 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 for his entire adult life and has been with Martin Horn since 1987. He is certified to use on multiple pieces of equipment and tools. As an on-site leader, he is certified in CPR and OSHA 30.  He is a hardworking employee and owners love him for his excellent communication skills.  He is often requested for our UVA projects.

Billy Eder, Superintendent

Billy has worked in construction for the past 35 years. 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 has worked in construction for almost 35 years. He loves building things because he feels a sense of purpose after a project is completed. Mike 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 a 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 into their work. Outside of Martin Horn, Mike is a father to two teenage boys. 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.



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.