Meet The Choates General Contracting Team
Darrell Choates, CEO
Darrell began learning the construction trade at the age of 8, working alongside his late grandfather Arthur Bruce Choates and his father, Stanley Choates. Darrell learned all aspects of the industry, from leading a team in the field, to leading an organization from the office. Darrell has held numerous positions over his career, including Field Supervisor and General Manager. He has had the opportunity to work with and learn from several successful organizations. In 2006, Darrell launched Choates General Contracting and currently holds the position of CEO. Darrell is pleased to carry on the Choates tradition of being a family oriented organization, now in its third generation, having his father as part of the team, and by sharing his knowledge with the fourth generation in his son, Darrell Jr. Darrell has completed the Business Development and Operation program through the Small Business Administration and is a member of Local 592, Operative Plaster and Cement Mason International Association of the United States and Canada AFL-CIO.
Stacy Hein, Senior Grant Writer
Stacy is a professional copywriter and editor with over eight years of experience in corporate communications services, specializing in the development and creation of winning business proposals and response to government and private RFPs for multiple vertical markets. Her background includes experience and expertise in the areas of technical writing, business communications and overall marketing coordination. She is also involved in the production of many articles, case studies, newsletters, press releases, web copy, employee communications pieces and more. Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Secondary Education from Kutztown University. Stacy is also a member of the Choates Advisory Board.
Eliana S Guerrero, General Manager, Delaware Office
As the GM for our Delaware office, Eliana is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the market, including the oversight of all crews, installation and work performed, ensuring that the customer service meets our high standards. Eliana is also a member of the Choates Advisory Board
Sharman Lawson, Senior Grant Research Analyst
Sharman Lawson is a professional grant writer with over 10 years of experience writing grants and proposals for both nonprofit and for-profit corporations. Sharman’s grant writing experience includes corporate, city, county, state, federal, and foundation. Additionally, Sharman Lawson is a business owner that provides coaching, training, and content writing services in the areas of personal finance, career, and business development. Sharman is a certified coach and human behavior consultant who attended Portland State University. Sharman Lawson is originally from Portland, Oregon and is married with a teenage daughter. Sharman is also a member of the Choates Advisory Board
George Clapps, Accountant
George is a Certified Public Accountant. He has more than twenty-five years of experience, and provides services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delware and Maryland. George also sits on the Choates Advisory Board.
Stanley Choates, Field Supervisor
Utilizing his more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry, Stanley ensures that any project that Choates is involved in is being done in safe, timely and professional manner. In his Field Supervisor role for Choates General Contracting, Stanley's responsibilities include regularly communicating with both the skilled labor performing the job, as well as our customers. Our good reputation has been built because of the attention to detail and focus on customer satisfaction that Stanley brings. In addition, Stanley performs Project Manager, Quality Control and Estimation duties for Choates. Stanley was taught the trades by his father, and specializes in Structural Foundations, Cement, Masonry, Electical and Plumbing. He is also a blueprint evaluation expert.
Darrell Choates, JR, Field Supervisor
As the Field Supervisor for Choates General Contracting, Darrell's responsibilities include regularly communicating with the different job sites that we have going on, to ensure each one is progressing as scheduled, and to make sure every customer is satisfied throughout the project. In addition, Darrell will answer any questions that a customer may have about the scope of work that is being done to their home or business. Darrell Jr. is studying Business Management at Camden County College.
Darren Bradshaw, Production Manager
With more than 15 years experience with Choates General Contracting, Darren is trained in basement waterproofing, demolition, cement work, house remodeling and plastering. In his Production Manager role, Darren strives to keep track of our contractors, making sure every job is completed safely and on-time, and that our customers are extremely satisfied. Darren has obtained a certification in Automotive Diesel Technology and is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute.
Rodger Taylor, Financial Advisor
In his Financial Advisor role, Rodger has the responsibility to review, and provide his approval and guidance on all of Choates investments and programs. Rodger is also the lead advisory in all real estate transactions on behalf of Choates General Contracting.