Contract Construction CEO
John Farley has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Through his experience, John has filled many positions on projects both in-house and on-site. John began Contract Construction, Inc. in 1984, and has established financial stability and steady growth. Through his experience, John has initiated the procurement and provided leadership during construction of virtually all of the nearly 300 projects in the history of Contract Construction. John is involved with critical aspects of every project including the selection of the project team, scheduling assistance, quality management and site requirements review to ensure a good start out of the ground. John is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Civil Engineering, Cum Laude. John resides on the lake in Chapin, SC, with his wife Myra. They are the parents of two adult children, Kyle and Meredith.
Contract Construction President
Greg Hughes began his career as Project Manager at Contract Construction. As a result of his committed service to the company, he became a partner in the firm in 2008 and currently serves as President. Greg is experienced in all types of construction from private, public, performing arts and sports facilities. His strengths include budgeting, value engineering, coordination and scheduling within confines defined by the Owner. He is experienced in leading projects that are procured via Design-Bid-Build, Integrated Project Delivery, Construction Management at Risk, and Design Build. In addition to his service to Contract Construction, Greg also has served the construction industry in many other capacities; some of which include Chairman of the Design and Construction Manual Revision Sub-Committee for the Office of School Facilities, serving on an eight-member panel with the State Engineer to review procurement and performance of the Special Inspection Agencies, past President of the Building Division of Carolinas AGC, Past Chair of the Carolinas AGC Foundation, Board of Directors for the Carolina’s AGC, past President of Professional Construction Estimators Association, and currently leads the industry in promoting workforce development. Greg is a graduate of the University South Carolina Honors College with a BS in Accounting with Honors. Greg resides in Columbia with his wife, Stefanie and their children, Kate and Davis.
Kyle Farley joined the Contract Construction Inc.’s team in May 2010. Since then Kyle has managed numerous projects in many different sectors. Kyle has experience with renovation projects, hazardous material removal projects, parking garages, athletic facilities, and educational facilities. Kyle has practical experience with job site safety, material management, team management, scheduling, and design. He graduated from Clemson University with an MS and BS Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina and Georgia. Kyle resides in Chapin with his wife, Marlena and their twin sons, Tillman and Bryson.
Director of Business Development
Dr. Meghan Ketterman was invited to join the team at Contract Construction as the Director of Business Development in 2017. Meghan has an extensive education career background including six years of classroom experience. Meghan’s primary focus in the company is building relationships with clients in addition to workforce development for the construction industry. She also works with school districts and CTE Directors to build student internship programs with our company. Meghan’s strength is in determination, life-long learning, along with a resourceful, can-do attitude which makes her an excellent addition to the team. Meghan graduated with her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Agricultural Education from Clemson University as well as a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from N.C. State University. She currently serves on the board of the SC Association of Career & Technical Education, where she advocates for secondary skill development for high school students. She is also a member of the Carolinas Association of General Contractors. In her down time, Meghan enjoys working on her family’s farm, paddle boarding, and working on DIY projects. Meghan is located in our Upstate Division Office and resides in Mountain Rest, SC with 4-legged Boxer rescue named Smurf.
Director of Accounting
Carl Horton joined Contract Construction in 2018 and has 4 years of experience in public accounting. Responsibilities include maintaining accounts receivables, accounts payables, job cost budgets, the general ledger and managing internal controls. Carl is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a BS in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the state of South Carolina. Carl resides in Columbia with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Wendy.
Director of Pre-Construction Services and Quality Assurance
Delisa Clark has filled may positions during her more than 30 years of experience including design of commercial and industrial facilities for both the private and public sector, code enforcement for state agencies and public schools, construction project management for a wide variety of projects at the University of South Carolina’s main and satellite campuses and supervision of maintenance crews for the South Carolina Department of Administration. With this experience, Delisa brings a unique understanding of how design and construction can enhance and build value for a client’s mission. Delisa evaluates each project for constructability as well as code compliance and directs Contract Construction’s activities in Preconstruction Services for Construction Management at Risk projects. Delisa has elevated Contract Construction’s Quality Assurance program to lead the project team evaluating each project from the start of design to construction completion to reduce errors, maintain quality, schedule and budget while reducing third party inspection costs for the client. Delisa actively participates in professional organizations supporting the construction industry including the Association of State Procurement and Construction Officials (ASPACO), the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) and the South Carolina Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SCAPPA) and has been a past President of the South Carolina chapter of ASHRAE, Chair of the South Carolina Public Schools Facilities Committee for seven years and is currently the Chair of the South Carolina Building Codes Council. Delisa has also developed construction processes by leading the establishment of the first RFP procedure for the Office of State Engineer, participated in ongoing development of the Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Projects – Part II and completely revised the work process for public school construction including the revision of the South Carolina School Facilities Planning and Construction Guides. Delisa is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is a SC Registered Professional Engineer and a South Carolina Certified Fire Marshal. Delisa enjoys her time with her husband Neal at Lake Wateree along with their children and grandchildren.
Chief Estimator, LEED AP BD&C
Glenn Dillon Sr. was invited to join Contract Construction as the Chief Estimator in 2016. Glenn has been a construction estimator for 26 years, and working in construction for over 30 years. Glenn has performed estimates that have ranged from a couple thousand dollars up to hundreds of millions of dollars. While his work has primarily been K-12 & Higher education, Glenn’s experience includes large projects in public transportation, performing arts, athletic facilities, as well as medical and detention facilities. The expertise he brings to our clients includes accurate quantitative analysis, budget conscious value engineering, and multi-phase design evaluation. Glenn’s strength is in the relationship he nurtures with our clients, the design team, and the construction team thru-out the project. Glenn is a member of ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators), and has his LEED AP BD&C certification. Glenn is a graduate of the University South Carolina, in Civil Engineering. Glenn resides in Irmo with his wife, Amy and three of their five children, Glenn Jr., Devin, and Erin. They are the parents of two adult children, Emmelia and Lucienne.
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, HR Manager & Payroll
Misty Drafts began her career with Contract Construction in 2005 as the Superintendents’ secretary in the field and worked her way up to office secretary, and then performing Human Resources, Payroll and Accounts Receivable tasks. Misty is now responsible for generating the firm’s weekly payroll, HR Management and processing all Accounts Payable. You could say construction is in her blood since most of her family including her husband, father, brothers, uncles, nephew, and cousins all work in the construction industry. She was recently inducted as a new member into the Columbia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Misty resides in Gilbert with her husband, Ryan and their son, Tyler.
Leericka has been with the Contract Construction team since 2015. She began her career as an Assistant Program Manager but quickly moved into the role of Project Manager due to her years of construction experience watching both her dad and grandad make a living in the construction industry. Leericka feels like it is her lifeblood to follow the footsteps of those before her. She is a 2007 graduate from Midlands Technical College with an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and brings valuable experience to the team as she has watched her dad work as construction superintendent for 45 years as well as her grandad for 30 years. Leericka’s strength resides in her ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the owners as well as project superintendents ensuring she keep the team organized, on schedule and in budget. In her spare time, Leericka loves to ride horses and spend time with her husband, Jay.
Project Manager AIA, LEED AP
Crystal Queen joined Contract Construction as a Project Manager in the firm’s Charleston Office. Crystal brings over 17 years of experience in the design, engineering and construction industry in all types of construction including commercial, healthcare, K-12 and higher education projects throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Crystal has also served as a Project Manager for a Lowcountry school district on a wide variety of projects throughout their 5-year bond referendum program. With her unique experience of design, construction and execution, Crystal understands projects in their entirety. She is passionate about delivering quality projects and bringing a different perspective during the process.
Crystal is a graduate of Everglades University with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management and also an Associate’s Degree in Architecture. She holds a Construction Document Technologist Certification (CDT) from The Construction Specifications Institute. She is also a member of The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) for the Southeast Region. Crystal has also serviced as a Board Chair for the Charleston Specifications Institute.
Crystal moved to Charleston from North Carolina with her husband Steven in 2006 and now have a 5-year-old son, Bennett. In her downtime, Crystal enjoys spending time on the water with her family or enjoying the outdoors.
Jim Ott joined the Contact Construction team in 2015. His responsibilities include managing Owner contracts, project budgets, schedules and phased turnovers; oversee field quality and safety programs, all phases of project construction services, and serves as the primary point of business contact for owners, subcontractors, and vendors. Jim’s completed projects range in size from $1 million to $16 million. Jim served as Project Manager for the City Water project for the City of Columbia which was the recipient of multiple design awards and earned LEED Gold certification. Jim is originally from Lexington SC and lives there with his wife and three adult children. In his downtime he enjoys spending time at the beach with his family. In January, Jim will retire from the Military after 31 years of dedicated service.
Susan joined Contract Construction in 2017 and brings 22 years of experience in Construction Administration and Project Coordination. She earned a certificate in Construction Management and Certificate in Microcomputer Applications from Trident Technical College. She also graduated with a Degree in Project Management in 2018from the College of Charleston School of Professional Studies where she currently teaches classes on Construction Jobsite Management. Susan’s certifications include being USGBC LEED BD+C Accredited l and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) from CSI Construction Specifications Institute. Susan moved from Philadelphia to Mt. Pleasant in 1996 and has 2 sons, Sam & Max. She is an avid sports fan who also enjoys exercising, yoga, gardening, spending time with her dogs, and home renovations.
Cheryl Young joined Contract Construction in 2018 and brings over 15 years of experience in the construction field. Responsibilities include preparing and tracking all subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, and coordinating the corresponding paperwork from the main office to our key personnel on the jobsite. Cheryl also works closely with subcontractors to insure they are in compliance with our safety and insurance requirements and to coordinate the timely execution of contract documents, bonds and other relevant agreements. As an integral part of our project team, Cheryl prepares close out manuals including all warranty documents and operations & maintenance information. Other duties include the distribution of plans, specifications and geotechnical reports for use by Estimators, Project Managers and Subcontractors. Cheryl loves traveling and just being with her family which include her children, Meredith and Jonathan, three grandchildren and husband, Charlie.
Construction Coordinator II
Philoma has been in the construction industry for over 24 years. She brings valuable experience to the team as she assists with bids, close-outs, warranties and all other administrative duties from the project managers and superintendents. Philoma enjoys spending time with her rescued lab, Daegan, her cat, Hemingway and can be found helping civically with the annual Beach River Sweep on Broad River. In addition she is a member of the Friends of Congaree and enjoys backpacking, hiking, canoeing and participating in archeological digs.
Assistant Project Manager
Robyn Byrd joined the firm in 2012 and quickly moved into the position as the Construction Coordinator She worked closely with the Project Management and Key Field Staff. Previous responsibilities included ensuring subs were compliant with our safety and insurance requirements, preparing and tracking all subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, and coordinating the paperwork to the jobsites. In 2016 Robyn was promoted to an Assistant Project Manager where she began working more at the job sites while continuing Construction Coordinator responsibilities. In 2018 Robyn moved to Charleston, SC to work on the largest school Contract Construction has ever built, Lucy Beckham High School. As an Assistant Project Manager Robyn works closely with the Project Manager, Field Superintendents, and Subcontractors to ensure the project stays on schedule. Robyn is responsible for submittals, close out documentation, and project software management. Other duties include obtaining plans, specifications, quality control reports, and changes to the project from the architect/engineers and processing, preparing, and coordinating the distribution of these documents to Subcontractors.
Robyn graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She now lives in Charleston with her daughter Olivia and their dog Boo. They enjoy outdoor activities, shopping, and cooking together.
Emily started with Contract Construction in 2016 as an Assistant Project Manager and was promoted to Project Manager in 2020. She learned about the construction industry early on as a child as her father was a construction superintendent for 15 years and grandfather was a former superintendent for 20+ years. Emily is a 2015 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Science and Management. She came to Contract Construction with experience in the industrial construction industry as well as the automotive industry. When Emily is not working on projects she enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and spending time outdoors.