Johnny Evans

Executive Chairman

Since joining CF Evans in 1975, Johnny Evans has succeeded in growing and developing a professional firm with a winning track record. His leadership has made CF Evans the top choice of many clients throughout the Southeast. He has assembled an outstanding team of men and women who embrace the values of hard work, thorough grounding in construction principles, openness to innovative approaches, excellent communication skills, and unparalleled integrity.

Johnny, whose father Clarence F. Evans founded the firm in 1948, grew up in the construction industry. He possesses nearly 40 years of hands-on experience and is highly skilled in the means and methods of construction. Johnny is a graduate of Clemson University.

David Summers


Since joining CF Evans in 2002, David has held the positions of Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, General Project Manager, Division Manager, and Director of Construction. In all of these roles, David has worked to build people and teams for the betterment of the company. With a passion for cultivating relationships with our many partners and a plethora of industry experience, David is committed to client service and results, embodying the core values that have defined this Company for more than seventy years. David is a graduate of Clemson University, where he majored in Construction Science and Management and minored in Business.

John Barr

Executive Vice President - Corporate Development

As Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, John Barr focuses on our company’s growth through strategic initiatives to help us achieve the highest level of organizational excellence. John’s work fosters a more collaborative interface between all departments and enhances the professional development of our employees. John specifically leads Information Technology, Construction Technology, Safety, and Contract Administration.

He has been integrally involved with CF Evans’ corporate growth over the past decade. Previously he served as project manager, operations manager and general manager. His complete 25-year project experience spans all markets served by CF Evans.

Rusty Porter

Executive Vice President of Preconstruction Services & Business Development

Dating back to 1986, Rusty has an extensive resume with an emphasis on design/build team leadership and preconstruction services. As Executive Vice President of Preconstruction Services & Business Development, Rusty leads our strategic efforts to secure new clients and new projects. He is responsible for the operations budget throughout the entire preconstruction phase. Rusty also supervises all estimating and schedule development. In addition, he analyzes project logistics and value engineering throughout all phases of the construction management process.

He has been responsible for a wide variety of projects that span our areas of expertise.

Dodd Buie

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Dodd Buie brings 30 years of experience in the public and industrial sectors. His experience spans such industries as banking, construction and governmental sectors.  He has focused on all aspects of financial management since 1996.  He is responsible for monitoring, managing and improving internal accounting controls, CF Evans business insurance programs, the development of annual operating budgets and new accounting policies and procedures.

Dodd provides leadership and support of the company in its efforts to further its mission to provide world-class customer service by building quality relationships, quality teams, and quality projects. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

John Slavich

Vice President of Human Resources

John has more twenty years of progressive HR experience in both large, publicly-held, and small, privately-held companies, and was awarded The South Carolina Human Resources Management Award for Professional Excellence in 2011.

John holds both his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certifications, and has been published in key magazines, including South Carolina Business and Units, and has held hundreds of training sessions throughout the United States.

John is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations), and his Master of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations.

Ryan Gibson

Director of Construction

As Director of Construction, Ryan is responsible for overseeing and directing all activities and personnel related to the construction operations of the company. This also includes working with Preconstruction during preliminary schedule and budget creation, subcontractor qualification, logistics and constructability reviews, and value engineering exercises. Ryan is responsible for ensuring the Owner’s expectations are met and exceeded and is responsible for monitoring all work for conformance to the contract documents. Other critical activities include the recruitment and training of the construction team, as well as providing career leadership for the construction personnel.

Prior to his current role as Director of Construction, Ryan held the positions of Project Manager and Senior Project Manager at CF Evans. Along with an extensive knowledge of the multi-family construction industry, Ryan has experience in an array of diverse project disciplines, including commercial, hospitality, residential, and publicly funded. Ryan is a graduate of Missouri State University, where he majored in Construction Management and minored in General Business.

Janet R. Bates

Director of Marketing & Business Development

As Director of Marketing & Business Development, Janet oversees the development and protection of the CF Evans brand and works to build strong relationships in the markets we serve.

Janet serves as the President of the newly formed NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Palmetto Chapter of SC and is on the board of the Center for Women in Charleston. She holds her MBA in General Management and Sustainable Enterprise from the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School and her BA in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from The George Washington University. A graduate of the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth, Janet previously worked at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, and at Fathom, an agency known for its award winning brand development and creative material.

Joel Heuring

Head of Production & Quality Control

As Head of Production & Quality Control, Joel is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality control and assurances, and that our construction processes run reliably and efficiently. Joel has a tremendous passion for continuous improvement and is always evaluating better and more efficient ways of performing the critical operations of our business.

Prior to this role, Joel worked as a Senior Project Manager overseeing projects in Charleston and Raleigh. He is a graduate of Westminster College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Hank Rhame

Safety Compliance Officer

As Safety Compliance Officer, Hank Rhame brings over 25 years of experience in operations and management to the CF Evans team.

As the full-time safety professional, Hank is responsible for the implementation of all project safety related processes, policies, and training. Hank places a major emphasis on employee and subcontractor pre-task planning and compliance with OSHA standards. Through frequent site inspections, he insures conformance to site-specific plans and immediate corrective action where hazards are present or may appear.  Hank is a graduate of The Citadel and former U.S. Army Officer.

Janet Peek

Construction Coordinator

As Construction Coordinator for multi-family construction, Janet joined CF Evans in 2008 as part of our Construction Services team. Janet works with construction assistants to manage documents, contracts and insurance matters for all multifamily projects. Janet has worked to improve the processes and procedures of CF Evans by working closely with the General Project Manager and the Project Management team.

Carl Quick Jr.

Information Technology

Carl is a 2002 graduate of South Carolina State University with a BS in Industrial Technology; a 2012 graduate of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College with a certificate in Internet working and a certificate in Network Engineering.  As an employee of CF Evans since January 2012, Carl serves as the Information Technology Technician.  Carl is responsible for CF Evans’ network, computer hardware and software, email services, audio and video equipment, telephone services (land and cell) and so much more.  He has played a vital part in the advancement of CF Evans in the world of technology.