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

Parker Teel

Parker Teel

Chairman of The Board

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 & CEO

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.

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

Brian Philpot - Director of Preconstruction

Brian Philpot

Vice President 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 VP 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

Deborah Magano - Director of Safety and Quality Assurance

Deborah Magano

Director of Field Operations

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.

Brian Abel

Brian Abel

Director of Project Management

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.

Bryce Teel

Bryce Teel

Director of Business Development

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

Recruiting and Talent Development 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: Florida International University

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

Soul Cycle clothing display

Client Testimonial

Thanks again for a great studio! TEEL pushed it over the top – in a good way.

Erik Lopez, Director of Construction
Project: SoulCycle