Derek Martin, PE, LEED AP
Derek Martin 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.
Derek has been employed with American Constructors since 2005. During his tenure he has held the positions of Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Vice President. He has been involved in over 35 educational, religious, healthcare and civic projects totaling over $425 Million . Prior to joining American Derek was a Quality Manager with M. A. Mortenson Company and a Combat Engineer Officer with the 101st Airborne Division.
Derek has a Bachelors in Engineering from Georgia Tech and is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee. He and his wife Holly are Nashville natives and enjoy traveling, entertaining and live music.
Joe Braden, LEED AP
Joe’s experience in the construction industry includes work as a Facility Engineer, Construction Manager Agent and Project Manager. Joe has a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Since beginning his employment with American Constructors in 2004, Joe has managed the successful completion of over $187 million dollars of construction in the Middle Tennessee area. Significant projects include the Commons at Peabody Dormitories at Vanderbilt University ($87M), the recently completed APSU Student Housing ($37M), Sunset Elementary and Middle School, Coffee County Deerfield Elementary School, Hillsboro Elementary School, and Tullahoma High School Auditorium as well as numerous laboratory projects at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Joe is recently oversaw the $76.6 M addition and renovation to Hillsboro High School in Nashville.
He and his wife Beth have four children, Will, Olivia, Drew and Sam.
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.
Matt McCall, CPA
Matt McCall currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, providing leadership in the financial management of the company’s operations. He was hired in 2012 to assist the now retired CFO in overseeing all financial activities of the Company. Matt has been a stockholder since 2013, an officer since 2015, and currently serves on the Company’s Board of Directors. In his role, Matt is responsible for overseeing the entire business administration cycle for the Company including corporate finance, accounting, human resources, risk management, and information technology.
Matt is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Lubbock Christian University, a Masters of Business Administration from Mississippi State University, and a Masters of Accountancy from Lipscomb University.
Matt and his wife Kimberly have two daughters, Kennedy and Emerson, and reside in Franklin, Tennessee.