PCG currently employs 34 full-time associates including project managers, superintendents, construction specialists, estimators, accountants, marketing specialists, and administrative professionals. The combined experience of our project managers equals over 75 years, and each of our superintendents has anywhere from 10 to 20 years of on-site experience.
Our associates hold a variety of licenses and registrations including general contractor licenses, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) registrations, and Professional Arborist licenses. All field employees are required to complete a 10-hour or 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Training Course (ANSI/IACET Approved), dependent upon their level of responsibility on the job site. The PCG team is experienced in all areas of construction and design that are required for success within the scope of work presented by the contracts we are awarded.
Jonathan McDaniel has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry with concentrated experience in Veterans Administration medical facilities, military installations, national parks, federal highways and various private/commercial projects. Following 4 years as a self-employed residential builder, Jonathan worked for a Jackson, Mississippi construction company managing heavy civil highway with single projects in excess of $30 million dollars. Since starting Paramount Construction Group in November 2010, Jonathan has managed over $30 million in federal construction contracts with more currently in progress. His responsibilities include overall project management, oversight of design and production, scheduling, on-site management and overall operations.
Jonathan is a service-disabled veteran of the United States Army, who served his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom, peacetime missions, and search and rescue operations during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Vice President of Operations
Clint Bledsoe is an experienced Project Manager specializing in the management of multiple trades, budget development and tracking, project scheduling, and coordination of communication between the project owner, superintendents in the field, and in-house team members. He is a proven team leader with 15 years of experience overseeing the construction of multi-million dollar facilities utilizing traditional construction management methods, as well as the design-build process.
Mr. Bledsoe is certified by the AGC in Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) and Lean Construction (CM-LEAN). He has also served for multiple years as Construction Manager for two county school systems, managing bond programs, developing Master Plans for school districts, and planning, budgeting and building new facilities, additions and renovations. With advanced knowledge of the permitting process, building codes, construction estimating software and occupational health and safety programs, Mr. Bledsoe consistently delivers exceptional results by maintaining the proper focus on quality and safety.
Mickey Byrd has 28 years of experience in the construction industry, and expert knowledge of building products, relevant regulations and quality standards. He is skilled in estimating, scheduling, coordinating and directing all general construction tasks and trades, and has multiple years of experience supervising the performance of construction personnel.
Mr. Byrd is OSHA 30-Hour Certified, and trained to analyze and mitigate risks on all PCG construction sites. He is also skillful in conflict resolution, highly-experienced in the review of submittals and shop drawings and adept in the selection and acquisition of the proper tools, equipment and materials for PCG’s various projects.
John Haik is a practiced Construction Superintendent with 33 years of experience in the construction industry, including 28 years of on-site supervisory background. Mr. Haik maintains coordination of tasks, personnel, supplies and materials, and keeps projects advancing toward their long-term goals.
As a PCG Superintendent, Mr. Haik excels at anticipating issues before they arise, and creating cost-effective solutions to keep projects on-time and on-schedule. He ensures that project specifications are maintained, and coordinates quality control with the Project Manager and the client. Mr. Haik is highly-skilled at ensuring code verification, safety program compliance and monitoring project expenditures to safeguard cost control.
Dan Plunkett has over 19 years of experience in the construction industry with an emphasis in on-site team coordination and supervision. His strong foundation of on-site training in the performance of each of the construction divisions enables him to make informed decisions and ensure client satisfaction. He is a proven team leader with excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of construction plans and drawings. Throughout his career, he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of all construction subtrades, practices and procedures.
Mr. Plunkett manages scheduling, equipment and materials delivery, contract dispute resolution, change orders and the overall progress of the project. He is trained in Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and diligent in their application. He is skilled in sub-contractor coordination to complete projects within the given budget and time frame.
Assistant Project Manager
Mark Varnado supports and facilitates project management by providing scheduling, take-offs, materials ordering, subcontractor coordination and quality control. He is skilled in project estimating and budgeting, utilizing industry-wide software programs such as On-Screen Takeoff and SAGE. He routinely performs submittal preparation and processing, and maintains submittal logs.
Mr. Varnado is proficient with the 3-D design review tools Revit and Navisworks, and skilled in AutoCAD 2017 architectural, mechanical and electrical drafting standards. He is certified in OSHA 30-Hour training, and conscientious in monitoring and enforcing the PCG Health & Safety Program. Mr. Varnado excels at Project Management through his strong time management, prioritization and communication skills.
Prashanth Venigalla is a graduate from the Civil Engineering Master’s Program at the University of Texas at Arlington, specializing in Construction Engineering and Management. He is proficient in Construction Management procedures, having interned with various construction companies throughout his undergraduate and graduate studies. Mr. Venigalla is skilled in the use of many software programs including Revit, AutoCAD, Primavera P6, Sage Timberline, Bently STAAD Pro, and ESRI ArcGIS.
Mr. Venigalla has developed professional skills such as estimating, design development, project management, and quality control through his academic projects, as well as on-site experience while working for contractors. He is also skilled in the creation of 2D and 3D models of commercial and residential buildings in Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Courtney Blake is a proven leader with 8 years of experience in accounting, finance, management and business development. His exposure to numerous financial and economic concepts makes him uniquely qualified to develop accurate budgets, cost estimates and performance analysis methods. With 7 years of experience in management and production, Mr. Blake has excelled as a team leader and supervisor, and successfully managed multiple projects simultaneously. His recommendations for improvements in production and quality control earned him a lead position in the Kaizen Process in Industrial Manufacturing.
Mr. Blake’s skill development in market research, cost estimating, scheduling, and cost control are particularly beneficial in the commercial construction process. He is proficient in multiple software applications, including QuickBooks and SAGE 100 Contractor.
Ellen McDaniel, CPA
Ellen McDaniel is a Certified Public Accountant with 14 years of experience. Ms. McDaniel has a wide range of skills resulting from her extensive experience working for hedge funds, private equity firms, and CPA firms. Her specific skills include auditing, tax preparation, budgeting, bookkeeping, and risk management. She is a numbers-oriented team member with an aptitude for identifying cost-savings opportunities and the ability to effectively articulate reports to partners and clients.
Jan McDaniel thrived for 15 years as an interior decorator in the Southeastern region, creating inspiring environments that reflected her clients’ individuality and lifestyles. Ms. McDaniel’s knowledge and experience with textiles, paint and wall coverings, lighting, furnishings, and accessories enabled her to guide her clients through the process of creating a strong and unique sense of place. Her clientele included professional businesses, sports stadiums, and high-end residential owners.
While involved in the many diverse aspects of her decorating career, Ms. McDaniel gained a significant amount of experience with procurement and multiple levels of project management services. She joined Paramount Construction Group in 2012 as the Office Manager, taking responsibility for all billing, accounting, and administrative duties, as well as marketing support.