Meet the staff of our Raleigh Site Development team:
Juan’s been our team’s Erosion Control and Paving Superintendent for the past 10 years. He manages all aspects of our erosion control, paving, and asphalt services. He’s lived in the Raleigh area for the past 15 years and enjoys spending time with his family.
Yahir has been with our team for 14 years, and currently serves as our Senior Project Manager. He manages all crews and sites for grading and curb, stone, and asphalt. He’s lived in the Raleigh area for 20 years, and enjoys rodeos, rock sculptures, and spending time with his family.
Morgan joined the Giant Development team in February of 2019. As our Senior Project Manager and Problem Solver, he helps to ensure that all operations run as smoothly and effectively as possible. He has worked in the construction industry for 19 years. Morgan graduated from NCSU, where he majored in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business, and has lived in the Raleigh area for 24 years. He is the father of three girls and is very involved in their soccer activities.
Clayton has worked with the Giant Development team for seven years. As a project manager, he’s responsible for the daily organization for the logging, trucking, and grinding crews assuring completion of forestry operations in a timely fashion. He has 15 years of experience in the forestry industry. Clayton served as a Captain in the US Merchant Marines. He got his Associates Degree from the University of North Carolina Greenboro and the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and then settled in the Raleigh area for the past 20 years. He’s the father to 19-year old twin boys.
Larry, aka Tweety, has been a member of the Giant Development team since 1999. He is our truck and asphalt foreman, and brings 35+ years of construction experience to our team. Tweety has lived in the Raleigh area throughout his whole life.
Donnie joined our team in May of 2017 and has 35 years of experience as an estimator. He ensures that projects are accurately estimated and bidded on. He also sets up fields with GPS and subcontractors. Donnie has a BS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and has lived in the Raleigh area for 57 years.
Larry has 42 years experience working in fleet management and fleet purchasing, and has been with Giant Development for the past 4 years. He has a major in Management with a minor in Marketing from C.W. Post University. He proudly supports his daughter who plays on the Appalachian State soccer team and enjoys watching sports of all kinds.
Jody joined Giant Development’s team as Trucking Manager in November of 2019. He is responsible for the managing of company drivers, manages the day to day logistics of company dump truck drivers, manages the use of outside trucking companies, and tracks the productivity of dump trucks. He was in operations and logistics management for 20 years. He was born in Raleigh, NC., and was raised 20 miles south of Raleigh in Angier, NC. Jody graduated from NC State University with a Business Management degree. He enjoys lifting weights, rooting for The Steelers and Wolfpack, rocking out to 80’s hair metal, hanging out on the beach, and loving his wife Johni and their 3 kids.
Elaine has been in our team for the past 11 years. She started as a part-time financial/account consultant for GDI, and since 2018 she is our Chief Financial Officer. Elaine has more than 35 years of experience. She has lived in the Raleigh area for over 50 years. Elaine has a Bachelor in Science Business Administration in Accounting from Western Carolina University. She is an accredited tax preparer, and member of the National Society of Accountants. Elaine is a proud mother of two successful adult sons who also live in Raleigh.
Sam joined Giant Development’s team in May 2020 as our Information Systems Manager. He works on the administrative side of the company covering the submission of weekly payroll, overseeing all aspects of insurance, management of electronic information systems, and operation management. Sam graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and he plans on earning a Masters in Business Administration in December 2020. He is from Orlando, FL but he has been living in Greenville, NC attending East Carolina University for the past 5 years. Sam played baseball at ECU from 2015-2019.
Alexa joined our team as an Office Manager in October 2019. She oversees and supports administrative duties in the office and ensures the office is operating smoothly and efficiently. She manages relationships with vendors and service providers to ensure all invoices are paid while maintaining security and confidentiality of records. Alexa was born and raised in Raleigh. She recently moved back here after graduating college in 2019 at Appalachian State University with a major in Public Health degree and minor in Entrepreneurship. She was a part of the Women’s Soccer team at Appalachian State 2015-2019, voted team captain and awarded MVP her senior season and athletic academic honor roll.
Martin joined our team in January of 2019 and has 20 years of experience as a photo-journalist. Martin generates our content daily. He records photo/video documentation of each job site, month by month before, during, and after any project. Martin received his BA degree in Art of Communication with a concentration in Community Development from Venezuela College, and a Master of Spanish Language Sciences Edition from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, FL. He has lived in Raleigh for 6 years. Martin is a native Venezuelan, and the father of two girls. When he’s not found working on a new construction project, he loves to spend time with his family. Martin has also received awards as a journalist on the topics of environment and tourism.
John’s a recent addition to the Giant Development team who’s a Raleigh native with 31 years of experience with business development. He pursues strategic opportunities for Giant and cultivates long-term relationships with our customers. He has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Flagler School of Business and a Business Management degree from Appalachian State. He’s a member of the Wake County Home Builders Association and enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing, and flying.