Slide1 Our overall goal is to provide quality, cost-efficient projects that leave a positive experience for our clients. PAUL D. LITTLE CEO of Alston Construction


The leadership team at Alston Construction has the breadth of expertise and depth of experience necessary to drive our strategy and continue to deliver profitable performances from our core business operations.

Paul Little 

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Atlanta, GA

Education: The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite Quote: “Enjoy seeing success in others.” – Carl Panattoni

Adam Nickerson

Title: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Atlanta, GA

Education: Rollins College

Contact Adam:

Evan Hamilton

Title: Executive Vice President

Location: Atlanta, GA

Education: Stony Brook University

Favorite Quote: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them,” Albert Einstein

William Hancock Jr.

Title: SVP/Regional Manager

Location: Nashville, TN

Education: University of North Texas.

Fun Fact: Bill worked at Baker’s selling ladies’ shoes, and honed his eye for design by coordinating shoes with handbags for customers.

Shane Benefield 

Title: SVP/Regional Manager

Location: Atlanta, GA

Education: BS University of Florida; MBA Kennesaw State University

Fun Fact: Shane’s been a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast.  His enjoyment of two wheels started as a kid with dirt bikes and now includes tours of highways across the Southeast.

Bob Murray

Title: SVP/Regional Manager

Locations: Downers Grove, IL, Edison, NJ, Allentown, PA, Columbus, OH, Alexandria, VA, Franklin, MA, and Middletown, NY

Fun Fact: Bob is an avid collegiate wrestling fan.

Contact Bob:

Matt Clafton

Title: SVP/Regional Manager

Location: Reno, NV

Education: University of Nevada, Reno

Fun Fact: Matt is Alston’s resident old soul, with his love of big band era music like Frank Sinatra.

Contact Matt:

Don Summers

Title: Vice President, Construction Systems

Location: Atlanta, GA

Fun Fact: Don is an avid genealogist, having traced his family ancestry back to the American Revolution.

Contact Don:

Jim Wegman

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Education: University of Illinois

Fun Fact: Jim enjoys mentoring others to allow them to achieve their true potential.

Contact Jim:

Chad Lindsay, LEED AP

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Memphis, TN

Education: The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Favorite Quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

Contact Chad:

A Tennessee native and graduate of the University of Memphis, Chad acquired a degree in architectural engineering to build the foundation for his career in construction. Recognizing the close connection between construction and the global economy,

Radie Stroud

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Houston, TX

Education: University of Houston

Contact Radie:

Construction has been in Radie’s family for three generations. He developed an attraction to creating something out of nothing from watching his father run an interior

Gary Ralls

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Sacramento and San Jose, CA

Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Contact Gary:

Starting his career as a carpenter helped to shape Gary Ralls views of the construction industry. To be successful in this ecosystem,

Jeff DeOliveira

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Edison, NJ

Education: The University of Maryland

Favorite Quote: “In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”

Contact Jeff:

Jeff was born and raised in New Jersey, giving him a deep connection to the community that he calls home. For more than 25 years, he has been working on constructing projects throughout the Garden state.

Mike Bontrager

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Fun Fact: Mike has ridden bikes with Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis.

Contact Mike:

From an early age, Mike Bontrager was introduced to the construction industry by his father, a construction veteran. At the age of 18, he started a carpentry and remodeling business working on a variety of home remodeling projects.

John Tello

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: South Florida, FL

Favorite Quote: “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

Contact John:

Inspiration comes in many forms, but for Alston Construction’s VP/GM – South Florida John Tello, it is the value he places in the creation of long lasting professional and personal relationships with his clients which sets him apart.

Scott Picard

Title: VP/General Manager

Business Unit: Alston Automation and Supply Chain Services

Education: University of Houston

Favorite Quote: “There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember, you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.” – JRR Tolkien

Contact Scott:

Scott brings 20 years of working in construction, he began his career as a framer and carpenter for a residential company at age 15. He worked his way through school as a construction manager for a national retailer, overseeing buildouts in 27 states. Scott joined Alston in 2014 as an Assistant Superintendent in the Houston, TX office.

Rod Field

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Napa, CA

Education: Laney College

Fun Fact: Every weekend Rod throws on his carpenter bags to build barns, install ranch fencing, etc. for his daughter’s horses.

Contact Rod:

With over 30 years of experience in Napa, Rod has built some amazing wineries, custom homes and resorts throughout the region. The experience Rod brings to Alston is invaluable and instrumental in the success of the Food and Beverage Business Unit.

Chris Jocham

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Boise, ID

Education: University of Utah

Fun Fact: When not working, you can find Chris fly-fishing, skiing or surfing.

Contact Chris:

Chris brings over 25 years of experience in Distribution, Industrial, Food and Beverage and Mining Construction to the Alston team. The experience Chris brings is invaluable and instrumental in the success of the Boise Business Unit.

Mark Drahos

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Reno and Las Vegas, NV

Education: University of Nevada, Reno

Contact Mark:

Kevin Kaczynski

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Tacoma, WA

Education: Milwaukee School of Engineering

Contact Kevin:

Brett Olsen

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Irvine, CA

Education: University of Nevada, Reno

Contact Brett:

Wayne Francis

Title: VP/General Manager

Location: Nashville, TN

Fun Fact: Wayne plays guitar in a rock band.

Contact Wayne:

Wayne has nearly forty years of experience in the construction industry and has a proven track record of success and leadership. He joined Alston’s Nashville office in 2020 as Project Director.

Jennifer Martin, MBA, ARM, AIC

Director of Risk Management

Matt Enochs, PSP

National Scheduling Director

David Campbell

Corporate Safety Director

Jay Brunson

Regional Safety Director

Rickey Molina, CM-BIM

VDC Director


Human Resources Director

Tom Degan, LEED AP BD+C

Vice President of Preconstruction

Natalie Springfield

Marketing Director