ABOUT US

Based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, Huffman & Co. has been in business since 2011. We specialize in large multi-million dollar projects for public and private sector. The company is directed by Brandon Huffman, who has been at the helm since the company’s inception.

Executives

Brandon Huffman

President / CEO

With over 19 years of real estate experience, Brandon oversees Huffman & Co. development, construction, and management divisions. He is also responsible for generating all new acquisitions and development business including capital structure, market focus and site selection.

Additional Highlights:

  • Over 19 years experience in the construction industry
  • College: University of Texas 1996-2000
  • Started Huffman Drywall company in January 2005
  • Developed and constructed over 25 projects
  • Vice President/Principle of Estage Property Management

John Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

John is the Chief Operating Officer of Huffman & Co, a role he has held since the company’s inception. John brings a strong background of construction knowledge & experience in all aspects of Development and Construction in the Multi-family asset class. He is responsible for the operations of the Construction division of Huffman & Co and is highly active in all aspects of project development and construction. With a vast background in wood framed construction and corporate management, John brings a unique blend of hands on knowledge and team leadership to Huffman & Co.

  • Over 20 years’ experience in Development & Construction of Wood Framed Assets
  • Responsible for Development & Construction more than two dozen multi-family projects
  • Construction valuation in excess of 500 Million

Trey Williams

Vice President

Trey Williams has over 25 years of diversified experience in the construction industry, including new construction of retail, office buildings, banks, educational facilities, historic renovation and multifamily / hospitality. Trey provides his professional experience and leadership to projects from conception to completion.

  • B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Central Arkansas
  • Arkansas State Chamber Leadership Program Class VII.
  • LEED Green Associate
  • ACHE Certified Healthcare Constructor

Kris Keim

Chief Financial Officer

Kris brings new energy paired with a lot of experience to the table! Prior to joining the Huffman team in early 2016, Kris spent the last eight years in the construction industry overseeing the accounting operations for one of Arkansas’ oldest general contractor/construction management companies.

  • Developed business management and accounting experience across several industries over the course of his career
  • Graduated with a BBA in Accounting from Harding University
  • Earned his MBA with honors from Harding University in 2009

Mac Jones

Partner / President - HuffJones Property Management

Mac is a partner in HuffJones Management Company. After graduating from Baylor University 20 years ago, he began his career by assisting national multifamily development firms as a development consultant, successfully closing 34 transactions in 15 states, resulting in nearly 6,000 multifamily units and over $500 million of multifamily development. His responsibilities included market identification, land acquisition, project entitlements, project underwriting, project design, equity procurement and debt placement. Project types included student housing, conventional multifamily, and affordable housing, and utilized all possible financing structures, including conventional debt and equity, mezzanine debt, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Private Activity Volume Cap, HUD/FHA credit enhancement, 501(c)(3) Bonds, HOME funds, CDBG funds, TIF districts and tax abatements.

Mitchell Pine

Vice President - Huffman Drywall

Mitchell joined Huffman Drywall in 2007 as an estimator/project manager. After a few years he moved into the senior estimator/project manager role where he was in charge of overseeing multi-million dollar projects. Since then he has become Vice President helping grow Huffman Drywall to one of the biggest drywall contractors in the state. Mitchell was raised in Springdale, AR and received his Associates of Science degree from NWACC in 2005. He moved to Little Rock in 2006 to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During college he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the construction field. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in 2007 from UALR. Mitchell is a member and involved with the AGC and ASPE organizations. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, sports, live music, and rooting for the Razorbacks.

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”

Michael Grobmyer

Senior VP of Development at Huffman & Co

Michael has over 20+ combined years of experience in Construction, Real Estate and corporate finance. Prior to joining the Huffman Team he owned and operated a construction firm that focused primarily on residential construction/ development and multi-family. His passion for Real estate development and construction can be traced back to his family's history of building and owning a local lumber company. His focus will be on the growth and development of new asset classes along with assisting the team in multiple areas. Michael attended the University of Arkansas and currently holds a Contractors License and Real Estate License in the state of Arkansas. He and his wife Bess have 5 children and are active members of St. Andrews Anglican Church.

John Carter

Chief Investment Officer

John Carter has 18 years of finance, commercial banking and executive management experience. Prior to joining Huffman & Co., he spent 11 years with Bank OZK, one of the nation’s most active commercial real estate construction and development lenders. He held the position of Chief Credit Officer and was Chairman of the weekly Board-level Director’s Loan Committee. Before assuming the Chief Credit Officer role, Carter held the Director of Community Banking position. He holds a B.S. in Economics & Finance from Arkansas Tech University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (with honors).

Leadership

Rick Long

Project Manager / Estimator

Rick joined the Huffman Drywall team in 2011. He has 18 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from field supervision to project estimating and project management. He is extremely dedicated to building strong professional relationships based on integrity and reliability. His extensive knowledge and unique combination of experience in all aspects of the industry, generated an impressive skill set that has served as an excellent foundation for his position as Project Manager/Estimator.

Kevin Messick

Project Manager

Kevin Messick has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from estimating to project management, including new construction of office buildings, banks, educational facilities, historic renovations, sports facilities, industrial, and multi-family construction. Kevin is responsible for the overall performance and day to day management of the projects, he also handles pre-construction budgeting, bidding, estimating, contract negotiations, and managing the project budget. Kevin is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Healthcare Constructor, LEAN Constructor, Certified Professional Estimator, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Management from UALR.

Jennifer Rappold

Project Manager

Jennifer Rappold has over 13 years of experience in the construction industry, including new construction of office buildings, banks, educational facilities, historic renovation and multifamily/hospitality. Jennifer is responsible for the overall performance and day to day management of the projects, she also handles pre-construction budgeting, bidding, contract negotiations, and managing the project budget. Jennifer is certified LEED Green Associate.

Hector Rodriguez

Assistant Project Manager

Hector is from Glenwood, Arkansas, and began his career in construction in high school. After graduating high school, he achieved a degree in Construction Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a member of the Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Society and aspires to become a Project Manager. Hector enjoys watching soccer and Razorback football.

Kasey Street

Controller

Kasey is from Camden, Arkansas and joined the Huffman team in 2020. After graduating high school, she received a degree in Accounting and Finance from Ouachita Baptist University. Kasey brings 5 years of accounting experience to the team and is looking forward to an exciting career with the people at Huffman & Co. As controller, Kasey’s role includes keeping the financials current as well as assisting the CFO. She currently lives in Little Rock with her husband, Nathan.

Matt Wooldridge

Project Manager

Matt Wooldridge has over 22 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from surveying to estimating to project management, including new construction of office buildings, banks, educational facilities, historic renovations, automotive facilities, sports facilities and multi-family construction. Matt is responsible for the overall performance and day to day management of the projects, he also handles pre-construction budgeting, bidding, contract negotiations, and managing the project budget. Matt is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Kermit Stiles

General Superintendent

Building upon a successful career of over 30 years in the construction industry, Kermit offers a wealth of understanding to his role as General Superintendent. Kermit is responsible for overseeing and managing the safety and operations of the jobsite, as well as the timeliness of completion, and the quality of the completed project. He is adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, owners, architects, and trade contractors, resulting in highly collaborative and effective teams with proven results. Kermit’s communication skills and ability to work through day-to-day challenges make him an invaluable asset to the Huffman team.

Non-officer staff

Shannon Tartt

Accounting & Administration

Shannon has been with Huffman & Co. since March 2015. She plays a role in various departments including Administration, AP/AR, and Contract Administration. Specific areas of responsibility include assisting Project Managers in various daily duties, compiling and assembling project documents, maintaining records on buyout logs, preparing and reviewing subcontracts and purchase orders, along with any other duties needed. Shannon attended college at Arkansas State University and has a combined experience of 5+ years in the construction industry.

Joni Sohl

Accounting & Administration

Joni joined our accounting and administrative department in May of 2020. She brings with her six years of experience in Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Construction Safety. Additionally, she spent 12 years as an executive assistant for a hospitality firm and another 12 years as a registrar for a large brokerage firm. With her vast experience in administrative support, she is a wonderful asset to Huffman & Co. A high school graduate from Bryant High School, she continued her education at South Central Career College where she obtained a Marketing Degree. Joni is a lifetime resident of Saline County where she and her husband still reside with their rescue dogs.

WHY HUFFMAN & COMPANY

We are a “hands on” organization that gets projects done to the complete satisfaction of our clients, at the best possible price without compromising quality. We have crews and in-house forces, including our own staff who are readily available when needed to control cost and ensure any concern our clients may have regarding dependency on subcontractors are alleviated. Huffman & Co. holds a strong belief in building successful longterm relationships with our clients. We, as a General Contractor, work with our clients as a team with one common goal: Deliver a high quality product, on time, and at the lowest cost possible.

We are a privately held, licensed, and insured company with impressive bonding capacity and financial strength, and we are able to complete projects regionally without sacrificing personalized service or that small town business integrity which everyone appreciates and should expect.

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