Chris Decker
Project Manager, Principal

  • More than 15 years construction experience
  • Graduated UF Rinker School of Building Construction Master’s Program
  • Graduated UF Warrington School of Business Admin Bachelor’s Program
  • 30 Hour OSHA Certified & First Aid/First Responder Certified
  • Licensed Certified General Contractor – # CGC1522815

Notable Experience:

  • UF Health Shands LDR Renovations
  • UF Law School – Bruton Geer & Holland Law Renovations
  • 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 15 years construction experience
  • OSHA Certified
  • LEED Certified AP BD+C
  • Graduate of Santa Fe College Construction Program – 2008

Notable Experience:

  • Completed over 600 commercial projects throughout career
  • UF Holland and Bruton Geer Law Renovations
  • UF Parking Garage Repairs (2006-2010)
  • MSB 3rd Floor OBGYN Laboratory Remodel
  • UF Health Shands Labor, Delivery & Recovery Gainesville
  • UF Human Development Building Pediatric Oncology Renovations

Karlin Warkentin
Project Manager

  • 7 years construction experience
  • Master in Urban and Regional Planning 2016
  • Master of Construction Management UF M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management
  • OSHA 30-hour Certified
  • HAZWOPER 40-hour Certified

Notable Experience:

  • UF Health Shands Radiation / Oncology
  • UF Health/ Shands active hospital construction projects
  • Depot Park – Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Bo Diddly Plaza for Gainesville CRA

Kevin Apathy

  • More than 44 years of construction industry experience

Notable Experience:

  • UF Halland Law Renovations Gainesville
  • UF Bruton Geer Experiential Law Center Gainesville
  • 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 14 years construction experience
  • Graduate of SFC Carpentry Aprenticeship Program

Notable Experience:

  • UF Health Shands Labor & Delivery Recovery Suites
  • UF Health Shands Radiation / Oncology
  • Gatorland Toyota Dealership
  • Mercedes-Benz Dealership

Eric Jones

  • More than 44 years constuction industry experience
  • Supervised ground-up construction in Florida, Georgia and the Bahamas

Bob Bailey

  • More than 22 year experience in commercial and industrial construction experience.

Notable Experience:

  • Dick Mondell’s Burgers & Fries
  • UF Tigert Hall 3rd Floor Renovation Gainesville
  • Gibson Guitar Entertainment Relations Studio Orlando
  • Essroc/Capitol Cement Major Plant Expansion Martinsburg, WV.
  • Dickerson Station Artificial Gypsum Processing Facility Frederick, MD.

Richard “Pete” Peterson
Assistant Superintendent

  • More than 12 years experience as equipment .

Notable Experience:

  • UF Law Shools – Holland Law & Bruton Geer

David Williams

  • More than 35 years construction and carpentry experience

Ginger West
Office Manager / Contract Administrator

  • More than 16 years of construction industry experience
  • Over 13 years in account management 
  • 7 years of demolition and environmental remediation project experience

Lori Brooks
Assistant Office Manager

  • More than 40 years construction industry experience

  • More than 37 years in account management

  • 20 years in Erosion Control

  • 5 years in Underground Utilities and Site Work

Lilly West
AM Morale Officer

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

Stanley West
PM Morale Officer

  • More than 4 years experience increasing office morale

  • Head of Floor Clean-up Team

In Memorium

Richard “Bird” Gross 


Shooter Decker                                                           

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

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