Thomas L. (Tommy) LawrenceProgram Director
As Program Director for TCU, Tommy is responsible for Owner Representation and oversight on projects varying between student housing, athletics, classroom instruction, administrative and food service. He is responsible for maintaining strict control on constructability, project scope, budgets and schedules as projects are programmed, designed and constructed.
Prior to joining TCU, Tommy worked for 23 years with a large architectural firm as head of construction administration and as office manager. His duties included oversight of projects as on site representative for the architect and managing the review of office procedures and document generation. During his 23 years as Construction Administrator he oversaw projects in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Tennessee. The projects ranged from Housing Authority Renovations and new Construction, Residential Student Housing, K-12 schools, University facilities, Fine Arts Buildings, Museums, Health Facilities, Fire Stations, Restaurants, Large Custom Homes and Detention Facilities. His early experience prior to joining the architectural firm was as a contractor, job superintendent and journeyman carpenter. His various hands on project experience included locks and dams, churches, paper mill, newspaper facility, single family housing, and apartments. Tommy also provides aerial photography of our projects for progress verification, stored materials documentation, as well as As-Built documentation.
Tommy attended Auburn University and maintains his expertise by involvement in continuing education and attends seminars and workshops to keep abreast of all the changes in the construction industry.
Timothy L. CanteyProgram Director/ Project Architect
As Program Director and Project Architect for TCU, Tim advocates for the owner with his many years of combined experience as an Architect and General Contractor. Tim has 24 years of design experience and has been involved in all phases of project design and delivery including master planning, programming, construction documents, construction and contract administration. He has a remarkable understanding of both the Design Professional and the General Contractor which allows impeccable focus on client relationships, design, scheduling, contracts, and personnel management.
Prior to joining TCU, Tim was president of Timothy L. Cantey Architect/Builder, Inc. He led clients through the design and construction of residential, commercial, and specialty structures until final project delivery. He also was employed for eight years by a large Architectural Firm as a Project Architect. He designed and managed numerous projects in Colleges/Universities, Education-K-12, Government and Community Projects, to include the notable Montgomery Country Club and The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Tim graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Architecture and a B.S. in Building Science. He is a registered Architect and annually participates in continuing education.
Andy BernardProgram Manager
Andy is a TCU Project Manager providing Owner Representation, Construction Program Management, Strategic Planning, Design Development, and Construction Administration. Prior to joining TCU, Andy led the construction and development of over $300 Million in project value in his 15 years in the industry.
Andy is a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional. As a Licensed General and Solar Contractor in the state of Florida he has helped design and construct both LEED Certified and Net-Zero facilities.
In college, prior to earning his degree in Civil Engineering, Andy pitched for the 1996-97 University of Alabama Baseball team. He has been a pitching coach for over 20 years, and published a book on pitching mechanics in 2003 to help young athletes.
Andy, and his wife Kristin, have two children, a son Nate, and a daughter Katie.
Kelley PenningtonProject Director/ Owner Representative
Kelley is an operational expert and provides project management, supervision, strategic planning, and contract administration services for our clients. He has over 25 years in the construction industry and acts as Owner's Representative, developing project scope and managing education and mixed-use projects, as well as coordinating all construction management efforts to include architecture, engineering consultants, general contractors, and procurement agents. His past experience as a tradesman, superintendent and construction manager managing multi-million dollar general construction and design build projects provides a wealth of knowledge to our client's capital programs.
Kelley is also an Adjunct Professor in the Building Science Department at Auburn University teaching Construction Law and Risk Management, and provides dispute resolution consulting services for members of the construction industry.
Prior to joining TCU, Kelley enjoyed a successful career culminating as the Vice President of Bailey-Harris Construction where he helped develop and manage a four-fold increase in the company's annual volume.
Kelley graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Building Construction and received his Juris Doctorate degree from T.G. Jones School of Law.
Larry CarterProject Manager/ Mechanical Engineer
As Project Manager for TCU, Larry is responsible for Owner Representation and Program Management services. Larry has over 18 years of experience managing the design and construction of government, health care, correctional, industrial, and educational facilities. He plays a vital role in providing technical design support to clients and on-site construction management.
Prior to joining TCU, Larry worked in the Pulp and Paper Industry in several roles, including Project Engineering, major capital project engineering and construction coordination, Engineering Management, and various Operational Management positions.
Larry's educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University where he graduated With Honors. Other education includes post graduate studies at Georgia Southern University, and continuing education studies from the University of South Alabama, the University of Tennessee, Louisiana State University, and the University of Virginia. His background also includes service as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC), BLRBAC’s Emergency Shutdown Procedures Sub-Committee, and the American Forest and Paper Association where he played a key role on the Recovery Boiler Operations and Maintenance Sub-Committee's manual revisions.
Stephen C. GermanProject Manager
As Project Manager for TCU Consulting Services, LLC, Steve provides Owner Representation and Equity Provider oversight for both major renovation and new building programs. This representation includes all phases of program management including design, construction, and budget. He has also provided consulting services to the Alabama Housing and Finance Authority in a variety of projects totaling over $87.5 million in construction costs since 2009.
Immediately prior to joining TCU, Steve served five years as the Facilities Director for The Montgomery Academy, a private K-12 school in Montgomery, Alabama. During that period he was responsible for overseeing major upgrades and additions to the academy’s grounds, maintenance, administration, classroom, kitchen, dining, athletic, retail, and fine arts facilities. He also served 30 years in the United States Air Force with assignments in flight operations, manpower and personnel, program management, training and education, with a final assignment as the Vice Commandant of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Steve’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Florida State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He is also a resident graduate of Air University’s Squadron Officers College, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.
Robert K. Walker, NCARBProject Manager/ Project Architect
Robert is currently responsible for Owner Representation on multi-million-dollar K-12 projects. These projects include a new 341,000 square foot high school.
An Architect, with 30+ years of experience managing projects with major architectural firms and in private practice, Robert’s responsibilities have included design management of a 40+ person firm and project oversight from Conceptual/Programming to Construction through Owner Occupancy phases. This experience brings to your project a thorough understanding of the critical decisions and processes required from beginning of your project to its successful conclusion.
Prior to joining TCU, while in private practice as the Principal Architect, Robert completed over 400 projects, in 37 states, over a fourteen-year period for a single government client. Project responsibilities included site evaluation, master planning, design, construction document oversight, and construction administration of these projects.
Robert is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design.
J. Raynor BolesProject Manager
As a Project Manager on the TCU team, Raynor works out of TCU's Huntsville office and is a project manager for our K12 projects in North Alabama. Raynor's background in project management, construction scheduling and estimating make him a valuable member of any project team.
Raynor graduated from the University of Alabama in May 2012 with a Bachelor's in Business Management and Minor in Construction Management. He remains an active member of his fraternity, serves as a deacon at his church and participates in philanthropic activities in his community.
Scott RobertsProject Manager
Scott has just recently joined the TCU team to assist with the Huntsville City Schools Capital Program Management. He has 20+ years in Design and Construction related fields with most of his experience relating to Project Management including Owner Development/Consultation, Project Design/Planning/Execution and Contract Administration. He has worked with various types of owners including federal and state departments, local jurisdictions and private owners involving work ranging from airport renovations, highway design/construction, utility storm/sanitary projects, DOD site developments, etc.
Prior to joining the TCU team Scott worked as Field Engineer for a Heavy Civil Bridge Firm (Savannah, GA, Oneonta, AL, Clearwater, FL, Bardstown, KY), Project Engineer/Manager for a Heavy Civil Road Construction Firm (Albany, GA) and was the Chief of Engineering for a DOD Contractor (Huntsville, AL). Currently he manages the daily operations for several holding companies which operate in the Commercial Real Estate field in the North Alabama area as well as performing small building design/development projects for local owners/contractors.
Scott is a product of Huntsville City Schools graduating from Lee High School in 1987 and then continuing his education at Auburn University graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s of Civil Engineering and is currently a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.
Kevin OvertonProject Manager
Kevin has just recently joined the TCU team to assist with the Huntsville City Schools Capital Program Management Projects. Kevin’s 27+ years of experience include program management and expertise for all Construction endeavors to include Industrial, State and Federal work, Medical and Research facilities with a focus on College Campus and K-12 projects.
Prior to joining the TCU team, Kevin worked as a Senior Project Manager for Turner Construction Company and has completed projects in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nashville, Tennessee, as well as numerous projects in Huntsville, Alabama.
After attending Auburn University’s Building Science Program, Kevin started his career as an Engineering Officer in the US Navy. Kevin returned to the jobsite after 4 years in the Navy and obtained his Master’s degree from Mercer University. Kevin is also a LEED AP BD+C Accredited Professional.
Robert F. BrownProject Inspector/ Project Architect
Robert, Project Inspector/Architect for TCU, observes and documents Contractor progress and conformance to the Project Documents. He is an expert in the field and coordinates project information between the Contractor, Architect, and Consultants.
Robert began his architectural career in the Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base. He led the design and construction of military projects. He later was the principal owner of two Montgomery architectural firms. Prior to joining TCU, he also worked on projects as a construction administrator and owner representative. Robert has been with TCU Consulting since 2008 and has been the Project Manager on multiple high school and elementary school new and renovation projects.
Robert is a registered Architect. He has served as trustee of his church and participated as a team construction coordinator on numerous mission trips building churches and schools.
James D. (Don) Wheeler, Sr.Project Inspector
As Project Inspector for TCU, Don is responsible for all on-site construction activities for various projects for TCU Consulting Services. He reviews contract documents with the program manager and general contractor and monitors schedules and costs on a daily basis to protect our client's interests. His decades of experience in this industry ensure timely resolution of on-site questions and conflicts.
Prior to joining TCU, Don worked for Thomas Construction and Masonry as a Project Superintendent on various federal and local agency projects. Most notably he supervised the construction of the internationally-known Rosa Parks Children's Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. He also previously worked for Turner Construction in New York City as project manager on several projects.
Don's educational background includes studies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a member of Associated General Contractors of America and maintains current safety certifications with OSHA.
W.K. Upchurch, Jr., PEProject Inspector
W.K. Upchurch, Jr., Senior Project Inspector, provides onsite Owner Representation for renovation and new construction projects. He is an integral part of the success of every construction project. His background and knowledge of this complex industry is a great asset to our clients.
Mr. Upchurch retired as Chairman of the W. K. Upchurch Construction Company and he holds a retired registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama. He works as a construction consultant and Arbitrator for the AAA-CP. He graduated in 1954 with his Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a longstanding member of the First United Methodist Church and has garnered numerous Hall of Fame awards during his professional career.
Megan ProctorProject Administrator
Megan, Project Administrator for TCU, administers project documentation for TCU and our clients. Megan's responsibilities include managing project information for our many clients, updating project cost data, maintaining our business accounts, and preparing client monthly reports. She also manages and oversees the implementation of the web-based capital project management tool, E-builder. Also responsible for marketing, public relations, and website development, Megan’s professionalism and administrative support has been key to our firm's organizational success.
Megan graduated from Auburn Montgomery with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing.
Julie SteensonProject Administrator
Julie, Project Administrator for TCU, administers project documentation for TCU and our clients. Julie manages TCU's Huntsville office. Julie’s responsibilities include everything from project coordination to accounting responsibilities for our clients. Julie’s background in accounting, management, and education make her a valuable member of our team.
Prior to joining TCU, Julie served as the Lead Financial Coordinator of Huntsville City Schools for almost two years and as a Lead Accountant/Federal Programs Specialist in Hartselle City Schools for over five years.
Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Athens State University with a concentration in accounting and mathematics. She is an active member of the Alabama Association of School Business Officials, with a financial certification through the University of Alabama.
Julie has two sons, Landon and Luke, and two daughters, Brecken and Alexis.
Wynetta C. JohnsonExecutive Administrator
Wynetta serves as the Executive Administrator for TCU Consulting Services, LLC, providing administrative expertise for TCU and our many clients. Wynetta’s responsibilities include marketing, managing the corporate file system for our many clients and preparing client monthly reports. She completes updates in the web-based capital project management tool E-builder, assists with website development, and attends marketing events and conferences.
Prior to joining TCU, Wynetta worked for the Montgomery Public School System as the Executive Administrator for the Superintendent. She was also a member of the Alabama Air National Guard where she worked in the field of Information Technology. Wynetta’s years of experience working for the Montgomery Public School System and the Alabama Air National Guard have made her an asset for TCU.
Wynetta has a Bachelor of Science degree in Resources Management from Troy University. She is actively involved in her church, True Divine Baptist Church in Montgomery where she serves as part of the leadership staff.
Ken WardBusiness Development Coordinator
Ken Ward is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and serves at the Business Development Coordinator for TCU Consulting Services, LLC working to establish relationship with new and existing clients.
Ken is currently a Sophomore at Auburn University and is involved in many community projects. Ken has received national and regional awards including the River Region Volunteer of the Year and the National Keep America Beautiful Youth Leader Award. In addition, Ken is an active member of the Auburn University Student Government Association.