Ameris Construction is a full-service, multi-faceted boutique commercial general contracting firm. The two principals possess over 50 years of combined industry experience, and specialize in a diverse range of building solutions. The Ameris team has an unrivaled range of experience and wide-reaching capabilities for a firm of its size, providing a turn-key solution for clients and development partners.
Established in 2005, Ameris Construction offers expertise in pre-development, entitlement, pre-construction, design management, budget management, general contracting, construction management, and net-zero and sustainable development. Utilizing industrialized construction techniques, Ameris Construction is able to provide the most efficient speed to market solutions in every project it takes on.
Our Services & Expertise
Our Secret to Success: Our People
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Chris Jones, President
Chris founded Ameris Construction in 2005, and it grew over $20M in revenues by 2007 and continues to grow rapidly today. He brings over 27 years of construction experience as the “boots on the ground” for Ameris’ leadership team in every project. His experience spans multiple aspects of construction and business management including client relations, sales, and project management. He takes a hands-on approach to every project, and can be found on an Ameris job site on any given day.
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Greg Goss, Vice President
Greg joined Ameris as a partner in 2008, bringing 28 years of construction experience to the table. Experienced in all facets of the construction process, he has a keen ability to mitigate challenges and create solutions in the midst of an ever-changing industry. A true entrepreneur, Greg has owned and operated multiple businesses within the construction world and has a proven track record of being able to lead a team to achieve any desired outcome.
Mobile: (602) 373-4625
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Jeff Dodge, COO
Backed by over 20 years of professional experience and 4 leadership certifications, Jeff is an expert in building on mission, vision, and values to address strategy, structure and staffing. He specializes in shaping results-focused leadership culture aligned with the business outcomes and values that uniquely profile an organization. With a demonstrated record of success in building successful teams and managing profitable operations, he brings a new level of efficiency to Ameris’ operational capabilities and potential. Under Jeff’s leadership, the Ameris team is aligned to maximize the company’s success, which is carried out by ensuring each client and stakeholder’s goals are not only met, but exceeded.
Director of Construction
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David Lugo, Director of Construction
Dave’s in-depth skills in leadership, resource allocation, and coordination of people and assets have enabled him to consistently deliver his projects on time and on budget. He brings 40 years of construction industry experience to the table. As Director of Construction, Dave is responsible for managing the day to day site activities to the highest standard. All field staff reports directly to Dave, and he reports directly to Ameris’ COO in leading the company’s field operations.
Mobile: (602) 292-1046
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Bill Rugloski, Project Manager
Bill is a seasoned Project Manager and Pre-Construction expert with over 25 years’ of experience in the construction industry. His portfolio ranges from residential, multi-family and commercial ground-up construction to office TI’s. His exceptional attention to detail and skills in Budgeting, Buyout, Value Engineering, Estimating, Procurement, Site Supervision and Scheduling make him an invaluable asset to the team.
Mobile: (602) 616-4069
VP of Client Relations
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Jaime Jacobs, VP of Client Relations
A Certified Construction Manager, Jaime is a result-oriented professional with over 25 years A/E/C experience, specializing in strategy, client services and business development. Her experience includes both Public and Private sectors and she has successfully maintained both local and national contacts throughout her time in the industry. Her skills include first-rate leadership and communication with strong interpersonal, directorial, strategic and analytical skills.
Mobile: (602) 918-0043
Director of Marketing
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Lydia Goss, Director of Marketing
As a driven marketing leader, manager and trainer with experience across multiple industries, Lydia brings a fresh perspective to the construction industry. With a proven track record of growth in qualified leads and customer retention, she specializes in ensuring brands are cohesive and effective in communicating the mission with stakeholders. She has a keen ability to gain media recognition on behalf of the company to ensure successes are showcased effectively and ongoing projects are highlighted with detail and integrity. She is passionate about ensuring Ameris and Arize are effectual in not only communicating but carrying out their innovative missions in the communities they serve.
Mobile: (602) 695-6673
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Pat Wharton, Administrative Manager
Pat brings a proven track record of successful administration and financial oversight in the construction world, while also recognizing the value of building relationships with Subcontractors, Vendors and Owners. She is organized, efficient, and able to manage both the fine details and the big-picture financials of each project. Her responsibilities include assisting the Project Manager and Project Coordinator in tasks related to the financial aspect of each project, and answering questions from coworkers or Subcontractors. Pat starts her day at 5:30 am, strength training at an outdoor Bootcamp, in order to keep up with her 7 grandchildren, visit her 93 year old mother-in-law, and various other activities.