Harold Brewer is President and Chief Executive Officer, providing leadership for all phases of the company’s operations. He maintains responsibility for establishing corporate direction and administering the services provided by the company while continuing to develop the organization and people under his direction.
Harold has been employed with American Constructors since graduating from college in 1981. During his tenure he has held the positions of Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Vice President, Senior Vice President and President. Harold has been a company stockholder since 1989, a company officer since 1999 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005.
In Harold’s years with American Constructors, he has completed over 120 projects totaling over $500 million throughout the southeast. This includes 53 healthcare, retirement and laboratory projects for National Healthcare, McKendree Village, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Harold brings insightful wisdom born of experience and a careful methodical approach which sets the tone for both the managers and superintendents at American Constructors. American Constructors’ projects have benefited from his ability to think through complex logistical problems early on and to turn that study into actionable plans.
Harold has a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and B.S. in Engineering Science from Lipscomb University. He and his wife, Tammy, have one son, Grayson.
John’s experience in the construction industry includes work as a laborer, carpenter, carpentry foreman, superintendent, estimator, project coordinator, project manager, senior project manager and vice president. John has a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Murray State University and studied jazz and percussion at Morehead State University under Dr. Robert Schietroma. He has served since March of 2006 as an officer and a member of the Board of Directors of American Constructors, Inc.
Since his employment with American Constructors in 1986, John has managed the successful completion of over $390 million dollars of construction in Middle Tennessee and the southeastern United States. Significant projects include the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Nashville Children’s Theater, WO Smith School of Music, The Wild Horse Saloon, ASCAP Headquarters, Sony Tree Publishing Corporate Headquarters, Sony Tree Recording Studios, EMI Music Headquarters and Recording Studios as well as the last two phases of construction of Brentwood Baptist Church.
John is married to Teresa R. Madole and they have three children, Katherine, Rachel and John Jr. In his spare time John enjoys playing and working on the family farm, Cub Scout meetings with John, Jr. , and Theater Bug, Nashville Children’s Choir and Girl Scouts with his two girls. He also enjoys performing with his jazz band several times a year.
Quick has over forty (40) years of experience in the construction industry including work as a Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Director of Preconstruction. He received a Bachelor of Building Construction from Auburn University in 1975 and has been employed with American Constructors since 1982. Significant projects include Loews Vanderbilt Plaza and multiple projects at University School of Nashville.
Quick utilizes his wealth of experience in the industry by working with each of our managers and coordinators during the preconstruction phase of new projects. In this mentoring role he provides corporate oversight for accuracy and conformity during this critical phase. Quick also utilizes his experience and knowledge at the closeout phase of a project to work with commissioning agents and engineers of record for systems checkout. Quick is effective in this role by engaging people to produce their best effort, especially when solutions are needed for the final small details that could otherwise prevent a good project from becoming a great project.
Quick is currently serving on the Advisory Board at Saddle Up! In his leisure time he enjoys beekeeping and fly-fishing. Quick and his wife Marty have two children, Elizabeth and Suzanne and three grandchildren, Charlie, Edward and Gracie.
Derek Martin, PE, LEED AP
Born and raised in Nashville, Derek joined American Constructors in early 2005. Shortly thereafter he was recalled by the Army to serve a year as the forward liaison for reconstruction efforts in northern Iraq. After returning he worked on several school projects most notably for Williamson County Schools and Brentwood Academy. He recently completed the Commons at the Crossings at the former Hickory Hollow Mall, a campus which includes the new Ford Ice Center for the Predators and the Southeast Library and Community Center.
Derek has a Bachelors in Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee. He and his wife Holly reside in Nashville and enjoy traveling, entertaining and live music.