Vice President of CDRS
Dispute Resolution Training Institute
Virginia University College of Law- J.D.
Marshall University- M.A.
University of Virginia- B.A.
Work and Professional Experience
Construction Dispute Resolution Services 2013-
I am an arbitration referee for residential and light commercial construction
Santa Fe Community College— Instructor, Environmental Law 2013- present
Ramrock Building Systems, LLC— President, COO 2009-2013
My duties, in conjunction with my business
partner, the Company’s CEO included—
Development of business plans and projections
2. Development of presentations for
3. Development of building techniques
and equipment for use with our system
4. Field testing the new technology
5. Consulting with various experts
and governmental agencies to facilitate testing and code approval of our product
6. Working with patent attorneys to
prepare a patent application
7. Devising marketing strategies
8. Working with engineers and
machinists to refine our block making equipment
9. Consulting with chemists to obtain
the appropriate formulas for the raw material used to produce block
Collier Construction Co. – Consultant 2007-2008
Goals for this project
included: increasing sales, public relations ,and marketing, developing
“brand”, developing a website, developing energy efficient and green
construction techniques, developing and refining contract documents,
refining internal communications operational procedures in the field,
providing technical expertise for field operations, reducing overhead in
field operations, and efficiency analysis of field operations.
Wallis Construction Co. – President 1986-2006
Supervision of field operations, supervision of estimating, engineering and
architectural analysis, sales and marketing, supervision of office
procedures and personnel.
Our projects included:
high-end residential projects of all sizes and types, small to mid-size
commercial, institutional and industrial projects, maintenance and repair
projects for existing facilities.
Wallis Properties, LLC— President 1996-2006
Purchasing, renovation, management (both financial and property management),
leasing and sales of our various properties.
Construction and Real Estate Consulting
Various projects related to:
Forensic research for
attorneys and their clients involved in construction related litigation.
Duties included: inspection of defective craftsmanship, analysis of costs
and cost overruns, proposals for remedying defective construction cost
mediation panels for construction related litigation. Duties included:
Serving as “judge: or panelist for these proceedings.
realtors, developers, and prospective property owners requiring background
research of real estate prior to selling or purchasing it.
Corker Development Co.— Manager 1984-1986
Management of a
commercial real estate investment company. Duties included: Acquisition of
property, supervision of construction,, leasing,, maintenance and repair of
buildings and grounds, public relations.
Grant, Konvalinka and Grubbs— Attorney
Various jobs as a laborer,
foreman, manager, and estimator 1966-1982
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Part time English instructor 1982-1984
I worked on various jobs during summers and while in school to pay for my
Civic and Professional Activities—
Past and Present
Board of Directors— Santa Fe Home Builders Association
President, Board of Directors— Home Builders Association of Southern Tennessee
Board of Directors— Home Builders Association of Tennessee
Board of Directors— National Association of Home Builders
Board of Directors— HBAT Workers Compensation Insurance Trust
President, Board of Directors— Habitat for Humanity, Chattanooga, TN
Board of Directors— Lookout Mountain, TN Land Trust
Member- Middle Tennessee State University Construction Management Curriculum
Board of Directors— North River YMCA, Chattanooga, TN
Member— Home Builders Association of Santa Fe, NM
Volunteer carpenter— Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer, Board of Directors— St. Elizabeth Homeless Shelter, Santa Fe, NM