Our People

Who We Are

Our leadership team’s experience provides us with a unique advantage and makes us intimately familiar with the nuances of commercial construction contracting.

From up to the minute pricing, to new technologies, to labor availability and material shortages, the team uses this first-hand knowledge to further the interests of our clients. When you partner with TEEL, you receive a dedicated project team from preconstruction to project close-out. We assign a corporate officer as the hands-on Project Executive, a Project Manager, an Assistant Project Manager, a Project Accountant, and Superintendent on every project.

The project team uses a results-oriented approach to problem-solving. We achieve project goals through a blend of in-depth construction experience, practical business sense, and a proactive management style. Virtually all of our projects have fast-tracked schedules, and we excel in leading project teams to produce cost-effective solutions and meet deadlines. TEEL uses the latest technologies to keep the project team up to date with real-time information. Project goals are met through a combination of daily tracking, frequent meetings, and site visits.

Executive Team

Project Leadership Team

Pre-Construction Team

Field Leadership Team

Parker Teel

Parker Teel

Chief Executive Officer

Professional Expertise: Founded TEEL in 1987

Notable Projects:

  • Tysons Corner Center: Whiting-Turner hired Parker Teel Construction Co. (prior to TEEL’s incorporation) as a subcontractor in the mid-80s to complete the re-demising work of the shopping center when the 1st floor was converted from truck delivery/storage space to mall tenant and common area space. When the redevelopment was substantially complete, the company picked up many of the associated retail tenant build-outs. TEEL has been working at the mall in one capacity or another ever since.
  • Chez Francois dining rooms and kitchen additions
  • Bloomingdale’s expansion at Tysons Corner Center
  • Special Procedures Unit at Bethesda Naval Hospital
  • Foxchase Shopping Center

Education and Training: BS Lynchburg College

Interesting Fact: Grew up on a dairy farm in what is now part of Tysons Corner.

Spencer Teel

Spencer Teel

President

Professional Expertise: Spencer began working with TEEL in 1997 where he spent summer breaks as a laborer and assistant superintendent in high school, transitioning into a superintendent during college recesses. After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2005, Spencer worked as a project manager for 8 years. He was promoted to vice president in 2013 where he served 4 years before being named president in October, 2017. Spencer’s primary duties include strategic planning, culture building and oversight of the principal leadership team.  He serves as project executive on the firm’s landmark projects.

Education and Training: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Christopher Newport University, Leadership Fairfax’s Emerging Leaders Institute

Professional Affiliations: NAIOP Northern Virginia, ICSC, ABC VA

Off the Clock:  When he’s not at one of his 2 sons’ basketball, soccer or lacrosse games, Spencer can be found building custom furniture.

Deborah Magano - Director of Safety and Quality Assurance

Deborah Magano

Director of Safety and Quality Assurance

Professional Expertise: Deborah’s passion is everything construction. She started a small GC company after graduating in Florida and one of her first successful projects was a restaurant/coffeehouse. She then relocated to the Washington DC area in 1994 and started DMI Development Group. She acquired clients throughout the US and Europe and then after 18 years, retired from the residential business to become a commercial construction manager before finding her forever home at TEEL Construction.

Professional Affiliations: Board of Directors / Rebuilding Together Southern Delaware, AGA, NARI, NAWIC, IWFA, PWC

Interesting Fact: Deborah paid her way through college by painting concrete roofs in Florida and was instantly hooked and knew she wanted to be in construction for the rest of her life.

Adam Turner

Adam Turner

Vice President of Construction

Professional Expertise: Adam is the 3rd generation in his family working in the construction industry, starting for his father’s company in high school working hands-on in residential additions and custom homes. He moved into commercial construction in 2006 starting as a Superintendent. Adam grew into project management, and has worked his way up to TEEL’s Vice President of Construction in 2022.

Notable Projects:

Education and Training: George Mason University, VA & DC ABC PM Seminar, Certified NAFVAC, Construction Management courses at NOVA

Interesting Fact: Wrestled in a D1 program at GMU. Wrestling taught Adam about discipline, hard work and perseverance

Terry Russell

Terry Russell

Controller

Professional Expertise: Terry leads the Finance and Accounting Department. She is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, corporate finance, and risk management. An inspired leader, Terry and her staff strive for providing in-depth knowledge and customer service to our team internally as well as externally to our clients and subcontractors.

Education and Training: University of Maryland – Bachelors in Accounting

Professional Affiliations: CFMA

Interesting Fact: Terry has led numerous seminars and classes on accounting and internal processes.

Brian Philpot - Director of Preconstruction

Brian Philpot

Director of Preconstruction

Professional Expertise: Brian spent six years within the U.S. Army Intelligence Community. Afterwards, he worked on government construction projects with Fluor Global Engineering and Kellogg, Brown & Root in the Middle East and Central Asia. Brian joined TEEL’s estimating team in 2015 and transitioned into project management in 2016. Brian is currently back leading our Estimating team as Director of Preconstruction.

Notable Projects:

Education and Training: Thomas Edison State University

Professional Affiliations: ABC

Interesting Fact: Brian was an Arabic translator in the US Army and interrogator

Nick Davis

Nick Davis

Senior Development Manager

Professional Expertise: Having been in the NOVA/DC/MD commercial construction market since 2004, Nick began in the industry as an electrical apprentice for his father. Since then, he has worked his way up to the executive level by completing many successful interiors, secure spaces, building repositions and data center projects. Nick joined TEEL in 2021 and closely collaborates with the estimating and project management teams.

Notable Projects:

  • Bethesda Crossing (BX) Multi-building Reposition
  • Wesley Theological Mech. Upgrades
  • Draper Laboratories SCIF
  • Chantilly National Golf Renovations
  • Twinbrook Campus Reposition
  • Stack Infrastructure Expansion

Education and Training: North Carolina State University – Construction Project Management

Off the Clock: Nick enjoys working on his small farm in western Loudoun County where he also spends quality time with his family.

Brian Abel

Brian Abel

Senior Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Brian spent the last 17 years bidding, negotiating and successfully managing small to medium base buildings and interior renovations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Brian has primarily focused on financial services, healthcare, corporate interiors, religious institutions and country clubs. Brian’s success and loyal customer base have been attributed to excellent communication and attention to detail in all facets of the construction process.

Education and Training:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • The George Washington University
  • Mary Washington College

Interesting Fact: Brian played college baseball at Mary Washington College, now the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA and in 1994 was the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Donald Wright

Donald Wright

Senior Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Don started in the construction industry right out of high school as a laborer and worked his way up through the trades as a carpenter to a foreman and then into management. Don is currently a Senior Project Manager with over 33 years of construction experience from base building, multi-family, data centers, tilt-up, precast, SCIF/tempest and tenant construction.

Professional Affiliations: OSHA 10 and OSHA 30

Off the Clock: Outside of work, Don enjoys spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle with several of his friends he grew up with.

Scott Rabin

Scott Rabin

Senior Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Prior to joining TEEL in 2020, Scott had spent the previous 20 years in the commercial construction industry managing a diversified portfolio of base building projects, corporate interiors, health and fitness, religious facilities and healthcare.

Notable Projects:

  • Tysons Corner Concourse – Vienna, VA
  • Renaissance Memory Care – Annandale, VA
  • Sport & Health Clubs [Various locations]

Education and Training: Texas Tech 1982 – 1984

Professional Affiliations: ABC, OSHA 30, First Aid/CPR

Interesting Fact: From 1992-1999 Scott traveled worldwide to 20 countries on 5 continents working on the construction or renovation of American Embassies.

Vincent Rafter

Vincent Rafter

Senior Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Vince began his career in construction with several years throughout college working in civil engineering with a local water/wastewater infrastructure and joined TEEL as an assistant project manager upon graduation in 2011. Following a brief stint in 2013 with a nationwide production home builder, Vince returned to his true passion, commercial construction, with TEEL as a Project Manager. Since then, he has worked his way up to Senior Project Manager.

Education and Training: Bachelor of Science in Building Construction (2011) and a Minor in Real Estate at Virginia Tech: Myers-Lawson School of Construction

Professional Affiliations: LEED Green Associate

Off the Clock: Vincent enjoys spending time working on his 1969 Buick and Snowboarding when he gets the chance.

Patrick Mcdermott

Patrick McDermott

Project Manager

Professional Experience: Project Management

Notable Projects:

  • Jinya Ramen Bar
  • La Madeleine
  • Halal Guys
  • Swing’s Coffee
  • Nando’s Peri Peri
  • Panera Bread
  • Fancy Radish
  • Bonchon
  • Corner Bakery

Education and Training: AACC – Architecture/Construction

Areas of Specialization: Tenant Fit Out – Restaurant

Interesting Fact: Certified Emergency Medical Technician – State of Maryland

Tom “Oppy” Bienz

Tom “Oppy” Bienz

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Tom has been with TEEL since 2010 and was previously at SMCI for 4 years as a superintendent. Before SMCI, he worked at TEEL for 20+ more years.

Notable Projects:

Interesting Fact: Oppy was with TEEL before TEEL became known as “TEEL.”

Dennis Cole

Dennis Cole

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Dennis started framing houses for his brother at the age of 15. He is a 50-year veteran of the construction industry with extensive experience in all aspects of commercial construction. Dennis is the lead superintendent on multiple commercial construction projects, including base building and tenant renovation.

Notable Projects:

  • ALDI Grocery Stores (Various locations)
  • Five Guys Restaurant (Various locations)
  • Saks Off 5th
  • WashREIT tenant fit outs
  • Macy’s (Various locations)
  • JC Penny (Various locations)
  • Kaplin Educational (Various locations)

Interesting Fact: Dennis has been in the Construction industry since 1969.

Oscar Ochoa

Oscar Ochoa

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Oscar started his journey in construction as a carpenter in 1995 in the residential sector and later transitioned into the commercial industry in 2006 when he landed a role at TEEL as superintendent.

Education and Training:

  • OSHA 30, First Aid, CPR
  • Everglades University – Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management (Current)

Professionals Affiliations: LEED Green Associate

Off the Clock: Outside of work, Oscar enjoys spending time with his family

Samson Threatt

Samson Threatt

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Sam started in heavy industrial construction at the age of 18 as a laborer on a hydroelectric dam. In 1995, while continuing construction, he went back to school and graduated in 1999. After Sam graduated, he then switched over to commercial construction.

Notable Projects:

  • Sewage Plants (Various locations)
  • Coal Fire Steam Plants (Various locations)
  • Lowes Home Improvement Store (Various locations)
  • ALDI Grocery (Various locations)
  • Hydroelectric Dam (Various locations
  • Home Depot
  • TJ Maxx Home Goods

Education and Training: Northeastern State University – Double Major in Safety and Environmental Management

Interesting Fact: Sam has worked with TEEL since 2015 in 5 different states.

Donnie Pratt

Donnie Pratt

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Donnie has over 20 years of construction experience starting as a foreman in 1996. After working as a foreman, Donnie worked his way up to superintendent and was recently promoted to senior superintendent at TEEL. He is skilled in commercial and industrial construction, with outstanding experience in budget management timelines, resource management, quality, and safety.

Notable Projects:

Interesting fact: Donnie enjoys spending time with his family in his free time.

Bob Tucker, Jr.

Bob Tucker, Jr.

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Bob has been in the construction industry dating back to 1999. He joined TEEL in 2012 and has since then has worked his way through our management training program and is now a senior superintendent.

Notable Projects:

  • Washington Golf and Country Club
  • Courthouse Metro Office Building
  • University Professional Center
  • Exeter Shopping Center
  • Langston Lofts
  • Charles Borromeo Church

Education and Training: OSHA 30

Interesting Fact: Bob’s son also works with TEEL as a senior superintendent

Bob Tucker III

Bob Tucker III

Senior Superintendent

Professional Expertise: Bob began his construction career at a very young age, going to work with is dad and being paid in love. He then became a superintendent throughout the DC Metro area before joining TEEL Construction in 2012. He was promoted to senior superintendent in 2019. Having 20 years of experience in the industry, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge to the company and enjoys training new superintendents.

Professional Affiliations:

OSHA 30, First Aid, CPR, LEED Accredited in Commercial Interiors

Interesting Fact: Bob joined the Air Force after high school and worked as an aviation mechanic.

Bryce Teel

Bryce Teel

Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Bryce has been involved in Estimating, assistant project management, project management and business development at TEEL since 2013.

Notable Projects

Education and Training: Appalachian State University

Interesting Fact: Opened up a piercing studio in his senior year of college

Leslie Philpot

Leslie Philpot

Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Leslie has embodied TEEL’s Core Principles and has demonstrated a commitment to our clients and company stakeholders. We look forward to seeing Leslie continue to innovate our company and build new relationships while taking her career and TEEL to the next level. Leslie has quickly learned the “TEEL Way” after her 1st 2 years at TEEL. She started with us May, 2016 after coming from a GC in Florida under the Assistant Project Manager role. 

Education and Training: University of Miami

Interesting Fact: Leslie competed in gymnastics for nearly 20 years and attended the Junior Olympics.

Jefferson Cash Miller

Jefferson “Cash” Miller

Project Manager

Professional Expertise: Cash is an experienced superintendent / project manager in areas of heavy infrastructure, public transit renovations and overhauls, and out of the ground buildings in assisted living and religious sectors.

Notable Projects:

  • Tribute at One Loudoun out of the ground 140 bed assisted living facility
  • Fairfax St. Marks Coptic Church expansions and remodels
  • WMATA Platform Improvement Program, Phases 1, 2, and 3.
  • Multiple drill pad locations in Utica and Marcellus natural gas fields.

Education and Training: West Virginia University

Interesting Fact: Developing interest in forest management/tree farming

Mike Kadilak

Mike Kadilak

Senior Estimator

Professional Expertise: Mike Graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and spent 2 years in project management before switching to estimating. He has focused on estimating both large- and small-scale projects since 2008.

Education and Training: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations: ABC

Interesting Fact: Mike grew up in the commercial construction world, as his parents owned a commercial construction company in Pennsylvania. Mike spent many summers as a laborer, later working his way up toa superintendent, so he knows the value of hard work and the importance of attention to detail. Mike lives in Western Loudoun County with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys fixing up his Ford Mustang and hopes to have it track-ready soon!

Hassan Fahmy

Hassan Fahmy

Estimator

Professional Expertise: Hassan started his construction career with TEEL Construction in 2018 as a project administrator. He quickly moved up the ranks to be an assistant estimator bidding his own projects ranging from $500,000 to $3,000,000 and is now an estimator at TEEL.Notable Projects:

Education and Training: Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) – Egypt

Interesting Fact: Hassan got his Judo Green Belt in high school

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Estimator

Professional Expertise: Jake entered the construction industry as a carpenter and heavy equipment operator in 2009. In 2017, Jake transitioned from the field to the office as an assistant project manager/estimator for a general contractor in California and subsequently worked as an estimator for a structural steel contractor before moving back to Virginia.  Jake started at TEEL in early 2020.

Education and Training: New River Community College

Professional Affiliations: OSHA 30

Interesting Fact: Started his own company called Eagle Eye Imaging, which consists of aerials, photography, and videography.

Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson

Estimator

Professional Expertise: Ryan graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2012 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  His professional career started with working on the largest industrial project in South Carolina at that time.  Afterwards, he spent 3 years working for a civil engineering firm specializing in large industrial and commercial projects. In 2018, he moved up to the DMV area to be closer to family and worked for a nationwide GC in their estimating department before joining TEEL in 2021.

Notable Projects:

  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Campus
  • Volvo North America Car Factory
  • Facebook Stanton Springs Data Center
  • FBI Headquarters in Huntsville
  • SSA Altemeyer Building Renovation

Education and Training: University of South Carolina – Civil Engineering

Interesting Fact: Ryan is working towards obtaining his private pilot’s license

Andrew Choi

Andrew Choi

Project Manager

Professional Expertise: He has been in the industry for 7 years with a high-level understanding of project management. He started his career as an accountant, then to project coordinator and working his way up to Project Manager.

Education and Training: Baruch College, NY, NY – BA in Accounting/Finance

Areas of Specialization: Private and public sector with a focus on interior fit-outs.

Interesting Fact: When he’s not tearing it up in the office, Andrew can be found working to reduce his 50 golf handicap.

Pret A Manger

Client Testimonial

We just finished hand over at 46&8, and the shop looks amazing. The shortest punch list ever. Thanks very much to the entire project team. I’m really looking forward to your next projects with Pret. Our job becomes easier when we work with people of your caliber.

Adam Tomczyk, Operations Manager
Pret A Manger
Project: Pret A Manger