Hilary Cole – Owner
Hilary began working in the construction industry alongside her husband Jack when they opened their first business in 1997. Over the last twenty years their small family owned and operated business has grown into a $10,000,000+ dollar a year revenue company with offices in Northern Virginia, Denver, Colorado and most recently Ocean City, Maryland. She oversees both the commercial and residential divisions. On the commercial side of operations, Hilary’s primary responsibilities include contract negotiations, new business development, meeting cash flow & credit requirements, project analysis, employee and sub-contractor relations. On the residential side her passion lies with project design and new property acquisition.
M.A., Latin American Studies (International Business & Political Science), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
B.A., International Affairs (International Business & Political Science), Florida State University, Tallahassee FL
Awards & Acknowledgments
Corp America Business Woman of the Year, 2016
William (Jack) Cole – Director
Jack began his career in construction in 1980 at the age of twelve working with his grandfather, a general contractor. Jack started as a gopher and continued to learn and self-perform concrete work, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, and all finish work. Jack truly has the hands on knowledge that Cole Construction, LLC brings to their clients. Jack and Hilary started their family construction company in 1997. That small venture has grown into Cole Construction, LLC , a $10,000,000+ revenue per year company. Jack oversees all aspects of the company, alongside his wife Hilary, but primarily focuses on construction performance and contracts. His main duties are to ensure that projects are constructed to specifications and are within budget and on time.
B.A., Accounting & Finance, University of New Mexico
Virginia Class A Contractor License
Maryland HIC License
Trent Lockett – Operations Manager – Colorado Division
With over 16 years of experience in the construction industry, Trent has successfully led projects ranging from $100,000 to $40,000,000. As the Operations Manager of the Colorado Division, Trent utilizes his experience as a General Contractor and Subcontractor to plan, budget and oversee all aspects of the projects. Trent, along with the other Colorado Division Team Members, develop project specific plans to efficiently schedule and manage each project to ensure project success.
B.S., Construction Management, Colorado State University
LEED AP BD+C
Class B Building Contractor’s License
Class B Supervisor
Rick Rohrs – DELMARVA Regional Manager
Rick possesses over 25 years of commercial and residential construction experience, including remodeling and maintenance of properties. Rick, a Baltimore native, spent nine years of his construction career devoted to the conversion of warehouses into condos and remodeling townhouses in downtown Baltimore. Later, he moved to Ocean City, MD and opened his construction business. During that time, Rick successfully managed projects of various size and complexity, from multi-family dwellings to the multiple maintenance contracts and custom home remodel. In addition, Rick has experience in commercial and residential electric installation and maintenance as well as residential HVAC.
Jesse Cole & Justin Cole – Project Managers
Jesse and Justin each possess more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, acquired by spending a majority of their childhood on a jobsite helping with the family construction company. After graduating from George Mason University in 2015, both men decided to come to work for Cole Construction, LLC full-time as project managers. The hands-on experience and knowledge they have gained over the years has allowed them to successfully manage both commercial and residential projects of various sizes. Currently both men are responsible for managing residential projects throughout the DC Metro area which include everything from small renovations to major remodels and additions.
B.A., Communications, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Cindy Goelling – Project Coordinator/Office Manager
Cole Construction, LLC welcomed Cindy to their team in December 2011. As Project Coordinator/Office Manager at Cole Construction, LLC, Cindy plays a key role in the coordination of each and every one of our projects. Her position is crucial to the entire team. Our customers rely on her to communicate with them throughout the duration of each. Cindy comes to Cole Construction, LLC with more than 20 years of experience in Office Management for commercial and residential construction. In addition, Cindy has a strong background in Customer Service. Beyond her professional experience, she has a strong understanding of the construction and building industry.