Contract Construction CEO
John Farley has more than 45 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 5 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. After 35 years of leadership, John Farley now serves a more reduced role so he can focus on spending time with Myra and his many grandchildren.
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, PE
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.
Delisa Clark, PE
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 30 years, and working in construction for over 35 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.
Matt joined Contract Construction in November of 2021 as a Pre-Construction manager. He works with the client, design team, and estimating staff throughout the design and budget development process on Construction Management at Risk and Design-Build projects. Matt has been in the construction industry for his entire 20 year career, working on both the design and contractor side. He spent the first 12 years working for geotechnical and architecture/engineering firms where he gained valuable experience in a wide variety of services, including environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and special inspections, planning, and site civil engineering. This varied background allowed him to provide unique insight on constructability, value engineering and plan development when he began working for general contractors. Through his past employment, Matt managed and provided services to numerous clients during the conceptual, due diligence and design development phases of a project. He worked with the project team to make sure the design and budget were aligned throughout the preconstruction process of a project. Matt can help clients navigate the early stages of a project and find value and avoid pitfalls as the project develops.
Matt is a graduate of the Leadership Columbia class of 2015; currently serves on the board of the Central SC Committee of 100; is a member of the ULI Midlands Executive Committee; and is a longtime member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association where he serves on several committees.
Client Relations Manager
Kelly Legare Augenstein joined the Contract Construction team in 2021 following a 15 year position as an administrator in a Columbia private school. While there, Kelly became skilled at meeting the business needs of the school while maintaining a positive working relationship with faculty and parents. Kelly’s strengths lie in building long-term relationships to support our client’s vision and creating a collaborative work environment between Contract Construction and our partners. Kelly graduated from Columbia College with a BA and lives in Columbia, SC with her husband Craig, USNA ‘87. They are parents to LTJG Mary Legare Augenstein, USNA ‘18, Henry and Oscar.
Mary Brooke Wade
Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer
Mary Brooke joined Contract Construction as Marketing Coordinator in 2018. She has over 10 years of professional marketing experience in the fields of architecture and construction. Mary Brooke leads all graphic design efforts for the firm and is responsible for brand management, proposal and presentation development, marketing collateral and social media. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina in 2003. Mary Brooke resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and three children. She is an accomplished artist and loves painting in her spare time.
HR Manager, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable & Payroll
Misty Drafts has held many positions since beginning her career with Contract Construction back in 2005. With her earlier roles as a jobsite secretary on the Shandon Baptist Church Sanctuary project and administrative assistant within our main office, as CCI has grown over the years so has Misty’s role with us. Now performing as our HR Manager and heading up various accounting functions within our Accounting Department with receivables and payables, Misty is familiar with all aspects of what goes into CCI performing a successfully ran project from start to finish with our very well put together teams. Misty resides in Lexington with her son Tyler.
Amy Fox, CPA
Director of Accounting
Amy Fox joined Contract Construction in 2020. She is the Director of Accounting and manages the various accounting functions within the company. Amy earned her Masters in Accountancy with Honors from the University of Georgia and her BS in Accounting from Presbyterian College. She worked 6 years as a Certified Public Accountant in a regional accounting firm in the Upstate prior to homeschooling her children. She resides in Lexington with her husband Chad and their three children, Eli, Isaac, and Rebekah
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.
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.