Our people make the difference.
David has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry and serves as an advocate and hands-on leader for the Harper team. Since joining Harper in 1991, David has successfully managed a diverse portfolio of projects in the commercial, education, institutional, and industrial markets. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and foresight to successfully complete a number of award winning projects from its initial conceptual design, to the completion of construction and occupancy of the facility.
Doug Harper was raised in a family that had been in the construction industry for generations. He began his career with The Harper Corporation in 1974, immediately upon graduating from Clemson University with a Building Science degree. Starting as a Project Manager, Doug rose through the ranks and became President in 1985, a position he held for close to 30 years. He was the third generation of Harpers to lead the company that was built on the legacy established by his grandfather and father before him. Doug led Harper through many years of growth and established the company as one of the leading contractors in South Carolina. He has also served in leadership roles in many industry, charitable, and community organizations including the Upstate SC Alliance, Clemson University, and Carolinas AGC. Now Chairman of Harper, Doug remains active in the company providing strategic direction and focusing on developing and maintaining relationships with new and long-term clients.
Vice President of Environmental Systems Division
Bryan’s passion for helping municipalities attract new industries and businesses by improving infrastructure led him to create the Harper Environmental Systems Division in 2010. His extensive knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes allows Bryan to lead an exceptionally efficient and knowledgeable team. Bryan provides clients with seamless project coordination by partnering with and facilitating design teams and outside consultants.
Vice President of Operations
Serving as Harper’s Vice President of Operations, Matt provides oversight and direction to the Harper project management team. Matt is a gifted communicator and detail-oriented executive with a passion for leadership and building. He is active in both the coordination and execution of our project management team, ensuring our Harper project team delivers a great outcome for our clients, every time.
Director of Preconstruction
Andy has more than 20 years of experience with preconstruction and project management. As Preconstruction Manager for Harper, Andy works closely with each project team during the design and preconstruction phase to assist in completing a design that meets the owner requirements for cost, quality, and function. Andy is most adept at developing cost-effective strategies during the pre-construction process, resulting in a very competitive Guaranteed Maximum Price that promotes the highest value for clients. His experience in project management further enhances his abilities to understand the intended goal of each project scope.
Director of Estimating
Rob has 15 years of experience as an estimator in the construction industry and is responsible for overseeing all of Harper’s estimating functions. Rob and his team have a great deal of experience developing conceptual budgets, overall project budgets and guaranteed maximum prices. Rob and the estimating team also play a primary role in preconstruction functions, supporting the project manager and preconstruction manager as they develop a competitive and comprehensive Guaranteed Maximum Price. Rob aggressively oversees Harper’s costing process to ensure maximum efficiency and accountability. Additionally, Rob leads Value Management exercises for the Harper team and fosters collaborative relationships with subcontractors and suppliers in order to bring the most comprehensive and competitive price proposal possible.
Director of Business Development
With 15 years of business development experience, Kyle is responsible for oversight of business development and marketing initiatives, analyzing market trends, and identifying opportunities to assist clients interested in either renovation or new construction. Kyle covers Harper’s entire geographic footprint and leverages Harper’s resources strategically to support clients through the construction process.
Daniel joined Harper in 1991 and has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry. As General Superintendent for Harper, Daniel is responsible for the overall coordination and allocation of company resources including supervision of manpower and equipment. He also provides scheduling methodology and consultation with superintendents.
General Superintendent, Environmental Systems Division
Mike brings over 20 years of construction experience, specializing in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Mike’s passion for his work and extensive knowledge of infrastructure is evident on each project he oversees. As General Superintendent for our Environmental Systems Division (ESD), Mike provides overall operations support for the Project Management team, including constructability guidance and schedule reviews for each individual team. Mike personally touches every ESD project, and takes pride in safely delivering quality results on-time and within budget.
Senior Project Manager and Spartanburg Office Director
Hootie is a senior project manager and brings more than 10 years of experience as a construction professional. He is a Clemson University graduate and has experience in the healthcare, sports, commercial, and institutional sectors. Hootie currently serves as the Director of Harper’s Spartanburg office, is a long-term resident of Spartanburg, and is actively involved in the community serving on boards of multiple nonprofits. Hootie looks to carry on the legacy of his grandfather who built his career and reputation in Spartanburg with the JM Solesbee Construction firm, founded in 1936.
Senior Project Manager and Asheville Office Director
With over ten years of commercial experience as a construction professional, Timothy is an integral member of Harper's team. He is a Pennsylvania State University graduate and has experience in the healthcare, institutional, commercial, and historic construction sectors. He serves as the Director of the Asheville Office and Virtual Building Department. Through Timothy's research and development of building technologies, Harper continues to be the technologically advanced leader in their markets. Timothy uses his building and technology experience to streamline construction schedules and pre-plan work to build higher quality projects. Timothy oversees Harper's Asheville community involvement initiatives and keeps track of community activities and donated funds.
Environmental Systems Project Manager and Asheville Office Director
Chris, a seasoned project manager for Harper’s Environmental Systems team, has been integral to the growth, development and success of the sector over the past five years and has recently transitioned to focusing his skills on developing and supporting Harper’s North Carolina clients. Chris has ten years of professional experience in heavy civil construction and water & waste water construction. As a registered Professional Engineer and Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard Reserves, Chris brings a variety of professional skills and experiences to all his projects.