Meet the staff of our Raleigh Site Development team:

Ethan Brodnick, Vice President

Email: Phone: (919) 559-2559 Ethan joined Giant Development in 2012 after 10 years in the public sector and 4 years in the home building industry. He is responsible for the logistical development of the company’s assets, and ensures the members of our team achieve our customers’ goals. He has 20 years in the construction industry with an emphasis on stormwater, erosion control, and specialized services. Ethan graduated from NC State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources, with a minor in Environmental Wetland Sciences. He played football at NC State in the 1992-1993 season. He’s a fan of the Mets, is a dog lover, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Ethan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control #2671.

Larry Asher, Fleet & Purchasing Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 520-7133 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.

Yahir Bocanegra, Senior Project Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 723-3681 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 BryanMorgan Bryan, Senior Project Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 3691842 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.

Jody Penny, Transportation Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 670-8373 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.

Andrew Monroe, Junior Project Manager

Email: Phone: (910) 315-2513 Andrew joined our team as a Junior Project Manager in March 2020. He ensures and oversees daily operations of selected job sites, solves problems, manages projects, and schedules site plans. He has been in the home building sector for 5 years. He was born and raised in Eagle Springs, NC. He got a degree in Sports Studies and Business Administration from the ECU. He was part of the baseball team during his freshman year at ECU, then joined the club team after one year on the varsity team playing and two years on a national champion club baseball team. Avid Sportsman, hunter, and fisherman in free time.

John Watkins, Business Development

Email: Phone: (919) 369-3947 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.

Donnie Wrenn, Senior Estimator

Email: Phone: (919) 632-5239 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.

Sam Lanier, Information System Manager

Email: Phone: (407) 951-0244 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.

Juan Aguilar, Erosion Control and Paving Manager

Email: Phone: (336) 638-0092 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.

Lawrence Waldrick, Paving Manager

Email: Phone: (252) 813-7710 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.

Clayton Horne, Project Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 961-4807 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.

Alexa Asher, Office Manager

Email: Phone: (919) 264-7807 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 MartinezMartin Martinez, Social Media Manager

Email: Phone: (813) 446-3820 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. Also handled distribution and of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, SWPPP. 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.

Looking for a General Contractor for Your Residential or Commercial Site?

Our team at Giant Development would love to partner with you in fulfilling all of your site development needs. We have taken care of the complete preparation of numerous sites over the span of 15 years, and we would be thrilled to do the same for you. Schedule a consultation with us today to discover why our services are the best option for you. Call 919-754-1226 or complete our online contact form below.
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