Dale Sparks-Chief Operating Officer Place Construction

Dale Sparks

Chief Operating Officer

Dale began his career in the construction industry at an early age working in the family drywall business. As his career progressed, Dales realized a desire to learn the development side of the industry. Today, Dale has over 30 years of experience and has worked in all aspects of commercial construction including construction management and consulting. His experienced communication and empathetic leadership style help him build consensus, resolve issues, and continually move forward on projects.

Dale has enjoyed honing his skills and building his expertise in the specifics of retail construction through a significant number of challenging projects. His completed projects span from Hotels, to shopping malls, senior living facilities, tenant build out, medical office buildings to multi family. Throughout his career Dale has developed relationships with some of the best and largest owners and developers in the United States, giving a clear advantage for Place's clients.

 Dale has built his team upon industry veterans who use their knowledge and experience to support Place Construction's growth and position in the industry

“I enjoy the challenges of complex projects and approach each with the enthusiasm that comes from years of successful experiences. I view each job as a means to further build relationships and enhance our reputation as an industry leader.”

Dale lives in the mountains of North Georgia with his wife and kids along with his faithful blind dog. 
Brandon Pettit - Construction Manager

Brandon Pettit

Construction Manager

As a construction manager with Place Construction, Brandon Pettit brings a proven track record of exceptional leadership, supervision, construction management and integrity to every project. His extensive 17 year industry experience ensures clients’, subcontractors, and suppliers needs are met, from preconstruction through successful completion, and beyond. Specializing in retail, restaurant, and hospitality construction, Brandon is an integral part of the Place team, driving outstanding results and forging lasting relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Prior to Joining Place Construction in 2014. Brandon honed his skills and expertise in the trades, working as a carpenter, estimator, superintendent, assistant project manager, and project manager in their family owned, and operated business.
Jonathan Jones-Chief Financial Officer Place Construction

Jonathan Jones

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer for Place Construction, Jonathan Jones brings more than 15 years’ experience in the Atlanta/North Georgia market, much of it in the community bank setting. Jonathan’s experience at multi-tasking and analyzing complex financial statements allows him to keep the behind-the-scenes processes flowing smoothly, allowing us to provide the best possible service to our customers. Jonathan holds a MBA in Finance/Management from Kennesaw State University, from which he also received his BBA in Finance. “The last few years have been an unmatched on-the-job education in sound financial practices, as well as the ever-changing market,” he says. “Clients come to know that I am an ambitious problem solver, doing whatever it takes to get the job done for them.” 

Away from the office, Jonathan coaches youth basketball for the Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency. He also enjoys basketball, softball, weightlifting, and riding his Harley-Davidson through the mountains. Jonathan lives in Ball Ground, where he is an active uncle to his niece and nephews.
Brandon Pettit - Construction Manager

Frank Sparks

Business Development

Frank Sparks is the newest member of the Pre Construction team at Place Construction Group. Frank brings to the team a valuable wealth of knowledge from years of growing up in the family construction business. Frank’s energy, congenial but “get it done” attitude, and knack for critical thinking not only serves the needs of the company, but more importantly, our clients’ goals. Frank graduated from the University of North Georgia where he earned a dual B.A. degree in History and Foreign Language.

In his off time, Frank continues to stay busy. Working with local charities in his hometown and his former college community, he has coordinated and created philanthropy functions that have donated over $150,000 dollars to charities such as The Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and many more. Striving to be somewhat of a “Renaissance man,” he enjoys a wide range of leisure activities, such as riding motorcycles, traveling the globe, destroying his friends in tennis and flag football, playing any instrument with strings, and eating foods he can’t pronounce the names of.
Jeff Thomas - Construction Manager – Carolinas

Jeff Thomas

Construction Manager – Carolinas

Jeff Thomas has over 40 years of industry experience with a wide range of commercial, banking, retail, and hospitality projects under his belt. As a project manager, he has managed over $500 million in construction projects throughout his lifetime. With over 30 years experience in the Carolina’s alone, Jeff brings a long standing relationship to architects, engineers, and contractors in the area. 
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