|Steven D. Ogier
CCIM, President of ContraVest Builders, Principal
Steve joined ContraVest in 2000 and currently serves as the President of the general contracting company, ContraVest Builders. As a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Steve has been personally involved in the development and construction of over 7,000 apartment units. He passed the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Accredited Examination for Commercial General Contracting Contractors which facilitates licensing and building in multiple jurisdictions.
As a principal in all three operating companies, Steve plays an active role in the apartment development company and site acquisition.
Before working with ContraVest, Steve spent five years as a sales professional in the medical and financial services industries. After graduating from The Citadel in 1990, receiving a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Steve served five years in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified Armored Cavalry Officer stateside and in Germany. In 1995 Ogier was honorably discharged as a Captain.
He held a Real Estate Broker license in Colorado, is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM, since 2006).
Vice President of ContraVest Builders
Gregg joined ContraVest Builders in June 2015 and manages the day to day operations of the general contracting company, ContraVest Builders. Gregg brings over twenty eight years of experience in the construction and development field with a proficiency in multi-family and commercial ventures.
Prior to joining ContraVest, Gregg was Vice President of Construction for Milhaus located in Indianapolis, IN. Within three years he was overseeing the construction of 2,000 multi-family units over five states. He has also held executive level positions with other development companies including the Buckingham Companies in Indianapolis, IN; Crosland in Charlotte, NC and the J.C. Hart Company in Carmel, IN. He oversaw the day to day operations for the construction divisions of these companies and has been involved with the development and construction of over 8,500 multifamily residential units during his profession. He started his career with Oxford Development and has also worked as a project manager for MacDougall Pierce in Fishers, IN.
Gregg graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Building Construction Management. He has held general contractor’s licenses in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Senior Project Manager
Currently, Walt is our Senior Project Manager responsible for providing leadership, supervision and project management for the general contracting company ContraVest Builders. Prior to his current position, Walt was Vice President/Project Manager from 2001 through 2009 for ContraVest successfully completing more than 4,000 multi-family units spread over five states.
Walt is a third generation licensed General Contractor and has over 38 years of commercial and residential construction experience; ranging from churches, medical facilities, professional buildings, schools, high rises and multi-family projects. He has a vast level of technical expertise with various means and methods of construction utilizing different concrete systems, steel and wood frame construction.
Walt graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration and is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Chris Pinckney joined ContraVest Builders in late 2013 as a Project Manager, providing leadership and oversight for budgets, schedules, personnel, and daily operations of multi-family construction. Prior to joining the ContraVest team, Chris honorably served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military service, notable accomplishments included flying for two U.S. Presidents and command of a CH-53E Squadron.
Early is his career, Chris had the opportunity to be exposed to multiple levels of construction, to include commercial and residential applications. Chris graduated from The Citadel in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Keith Campbell returned to ContraVest Builders in 2015 as a Project Manager, providing leadership and oversight for budgets, schedules, personnel, and daily operations of multi-family construction. Keith is a West Point graduate and served as an Apache pilot in the Army with eight years of active duty service. Keith recently completed his MBA and relocated to Central Florida to rejoin our team.
David Cruse, with over 20 years of experience, has joined the ContraVest Builders team in May 2015 as a Senior Estimator. He is experienced in a multitude of construction arenas including Residential, Residential Design, Multifamily, Healthcare, Hospitality, Hi-Rise Condominium, Commercial Retail and Commercial Sitework.
Prior to joining the ContraVest team, he has worked in several corporations including RJ Griffin & Company, Davis & Sons and Elliott Homes LLC as estimator, purchasing manager and project manager. His duties include reviewing construction documents, generating detailed estimates, schedules, RFI’s, and vendor/subcontractor solicitation. David duties include surveying existing buildings and site conditions, bid proposals, owner proposals, value engineering, and conceptual estimating.
David graduated from Auburn University School of Architecture in 1994, in which he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.