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NAME:   Mike Grippo, LEED AP

POSITION:   Principal

HOMETOWN:   Military brat... now Charlotte

ALMA MATER:   Virginia Military Institute

FAVORITE SPORT:   Any sport my son is playing

Mike is a 26-year veteran of the construction industry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from The Virginia Military Institute, he started his construction career in the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Since 2000, Mike has called Charlotte home. He has completed over $500 million in base building and interior construction projects throughout the Carolinas.

Mike left the General Contracting industry in 2010 to work for a contract furniture dealer. After three and a half years of success in the furniture industry, Mike realized he missed construction and founded Playbook in 2014. 

 

Mike is passionate about building teams and projects. He draws on his natural leadership skills and his diverse experiences in construction and contract furniture to build and lead teams and to ensure effective collaboration to achieve project success.

 

Mike also holds a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management. When he isn't reading drawings or analyzing a schedule, he enjoys volunteering as a youth coach for his son's sports teams, playing golf, grilling out and reading. Mike serves on the board of Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools and coaches YMCA youth sports, including soccer.

NAME:   Carl Godman, LEED Green Associate

POSITION:   Project Executive

HOMETOWN:   Fayetteville, NC

ALMA MATER:   UNC Charlotte

FAVORITE SPORT:   Football

Carl has 15 years of successful project management with completion of over $200 million commercial interiors and base building projects in the Carolinas and across the U.S. His experience in construction includes commercial interiors with a focus on corporate headquarters, automotive, manufacturing, medical, restaurant and retail.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UNC Charlotte and is a LEED Green Associate. In his free time, he is a volunteer coach for his son’s and daughter’s youth sports teams.. He also enjoys golfing and any outdoor activities.

NAME:   Elise R. Rainville

POSITION:   Senior Project Manager

HOMETOWN:   Christmas, FL

ALMA MATER:   University of Florida

FAVORITE SPORT:   Fencing

Elise has over 23 years of management experience in both architecture and interior projects. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, she began her career with architectural firms in the Charlotte area. She has successfully completed over $600 million in building and interior construction projects throughout the Carolinas.

 

Elise has a history of dedication to the success of each project, representing the client’s interests while balancing budget, schedule and scope. Her greatest skill is the ability to listen to clients and translate their needs into action.

 

When Elise is not managing projects, she enjoys tending her community garden, hiking and kayaking with her family.

NAME:   Jeff Conger

POSITION:   Senior Project Manager

HOMETOWN:   Philadelphia, PA

ALMA MATER:   Pittsburgh Pirates

FAVORITE SPORT:   Football

Jeff entered the construction industry in 1997 after an eight-year career in professional baseball. He understands the intricacies of the construction business like few other project managers, having worked his way up through various trades, from framing to tile.

 

Jeff founded Conger Builders in 2001, and his firm established an impressive track record as a general contractor building award-winning homes throughout Mecklenburg County. He spent the past nine years with Chelsea Building Group as construction manager and an officer of the company. During his 23 years in construction, Jeff has built more than $85 million of new projects.

 

He likes to spend his free time outdoors, mountain biking, hiking and target shooting.

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