Chris Decker
Project Manager, Principal

  • More than 12 years construction experience
  • Graduated UF Rinker School of Building Construction Master’s Program
  • Graduated UF Warrington School of Business Administration Bachelor’s Program – 2005
  • OSHA Certified and First Aid/First Responder Certified

Notable Experience:

  • The Continuum – UF Graduate Student Housing
  • GRU Eastside Operations Center (HVAC & Plumbing)
  • Vet Med Small Animal Hospital (HVAC, Plumbing, & Med Gas)
  • Asian Art Wing at UF Harn Museum (HVAC & Plumbing)
  • Trade PMR Corporate Headquarters



Michael Calsam
Superintendent, Principal

  • More than 12 years construction experience
  • OSHA Certified
  • LEED Certified
  • Graduate of Santa Fe College Construction Program – 2008

Notable Experience:

  • UAA Basketball Facilities Upgrades
  • UF Parking Garage Repairs (2006-2010)
  • MSB 3rd Floor OBGYN Laboratory Remodel
  • Communicore Host Server Room Additions
  • UF Human Development Building Pediatric Oncology Renovations



Kevin Apathy

  • More than 41 years of construction industry experience

Notable Experience:

  • UF Flavet Field Bandshell
  • UF Criser Hall VP of Enrollment Suite
  • Moe’s and Chili’s Buildouts at UF Hub
  • Robinson Law at 720/Ayers Building (Innovation Square)
  • UF Call Center at 720/Ayers Building (Innovation Square)



Kris Terhorst

  • Over 10 years construction experience
  • Graduate of SFC Carpentry Aprenticeship Program

Notable Experience:

  • UF Jennings East & West Housing
  • UF Rawlings Plaza
  • Gatorland Toyota Dealership
  • Mercedes-Benz Dealership



David Williams

  • More than 30 years construction and carpentry experience



Ginger West
Office Administrator / Project Engineer

  • More than 13 years of construction industry experience
  • Over 10 years in account management 
  • 7 years of demolition and environmental remediation project experience




Eric Jones


  • More than 42 years constuction industry experience
  • Supervised ground-up construction in Florida, Georgia and the Bahamas


Shooter Decker
Chief Morale Officer

  • 13 years experience increasing morale
  • Up-to-date on all ASPCA regulations and requirements


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J. E. Decker Construction Group, LLC
P.O. Box 358973
Gainesville, FL 32635
Office: 352.448.1428
Fax: 888.456.2695