Members of the Garrard Framing and Drywall leadership team know the construction industry. They are experts in their fields who have worked as estimators and project managers and have run their own businesses. Their diversity in work experience has brought a depth of knowledge to the company, which has helped it expand significantly from residential construction into the commercial construction sector. Meet some of our leaders here.
PresidentJulie Garrard has been with Garrard Framing and Drywall since 2004 and now serves as President. She holds a general contractor license. Under her leadership, Garrard Framing and Drywall has been awarded numerous sizable contracts, including work at universities, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities. In addition, the company now holds a Minority, Women, and Florida Veteran Certification through the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services, a widely recognized and respected certification.
Founder, Vice PresidentLouis Garrard began operating a construction business out of his home in 1992 while working full-time in the accounting field. Today, he is a licensed general contractor who is the founder and vice president of Garrard Framing and Drywall and founder and president of Garrard Building Contractors, Inc. Louis is focused and driven and it shows in his leadership style. He works to expand his own expertise while challenging his employees to pursue new projects. Louis attributes his company’s success to God, a supportive family, a team of skilled professionals and a personal commitment and dedication to serving customers.
VP of Operations and EstimatingStephen Garrard has a reputation for being a results oriented, hands-on construction and development professional. He came to Garrard Framing and Drywall in 2001 and has 10 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry. As the VP of Operations and Estimating, Stephen oversees single family and small multi-family construction and commercial projects in Polk County, Sebring, Tampa and Clearwater. Stephen’s strengths are in the details of construction planning and scheduling, quality control management, code compliance, estimating and job costing.
Project Manager and EstimatorAngel Ortiz began learning the construction business from his father, who owned a framing company in Connecticut in 1990. His expertise lies in supervising framing work. Today, he uses that knowledge in his position as a project manager and estimator with Garrard Framing and Drywall. Angel joined the Garrard team as a field supervisor in June 2004 and has worked his way up the supervisory chain. As an area supervisor, he oversees eight to 10 projects and up to five supervisors at a time. Angel lives in Lakeland, Florida, with his wife and two children. He is a member of Abundant Life Church in Lakeland and has been an active volunteer with Paint Your Heart Out Lakeland and HUD in the past.
General SuperintendentWith 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, Edward Haynes is a general superintendent for Garrard Framing and Drywall. He began his career in residential construction and has been working on commercial projects for 30 years, with experience in everything from tenant build-outs to hospitals with ACHA inspections. At Garrard, he oversees multiple projects, scheduling manpower and materials with the goal to complete a quality project, under budget and on schedule. He brings a “whatever it takes” attitude to work to ensure customers are satisfied every time. He enjoys fishing and boating and spending time with his daughter, Hannah, and son, Nate.
Project Manager and EstimatorJeff Myers joined Garrard Framing and Drywall in August 2015 and now serves as an estimator/project manager. Jeff has 29 years’ experience in the drywall industry, beginning in the field as a drywall finisher and later working in drywall installation, light and heavy gauge metal framing, insulation and acoustical ceiling installation. He is a graduate of the York County Technical School in Pennsylvania. With his field experience and drafting background, he began estimating in 2001. A native of Pennsylvania, Jeff and his wife, Tammy, moved to Florida in 2009, and they return to Pennsylvania as frequently as possible to spend time with their five children and 14 grandchildren. With The First Assembly of God Church in York, Jeff went on mission trips to Cochabama, Bolivia, to help build a church and school for orphans and to Macedonia in Eastern Europe to distribute food and clothing.
Cervando (Servi) Sosa Valencia
Project Manager and EstimatorServi Sosa Valencia has more than 25 years of experience in commercial metal framing, drywall, stucco and exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS). As an estimator and project manager for Garrard Framing and Drywall, he establishes relationships with general contractors, negotiates and reviews contracts, and prepares budgets and detailed proposals, requests for information (RFI) and responsible contractor ordinances (RCO). Servi enjoys traveling and playing basketball and softball. He and his wife have been married for 31 years and have two children and one grandchild.
Project Manager and EstimatorRick Summers uses his broad experience as an estimator and project manager for Garrard Framing and Drywall in the Tampa office. A native of Indiana, he studied architectural design and drafting and building construction at IUPUI’s Technical College on the Indianapolis campus, moving to Florida after finishing school. He has worked on numerous large commercial projects throughout his career, including offices, shopping centers, hospitals, restaurants, churches and more. A NASCAR fan, he enjoys auto racing and car shows.
Paul Stephen Anderson
Project Manager and EstimatorWith over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Paul Stephen Anderson is an estimator/project manager for Garrard Framing and Drywall. His responsibilities include selecting subcontractors, pulling permits, ordering materials and invoicing. He enjoys riding his Harley, fishing and spending time with his wife, four children, two stepchildren and nine grandchildren.
Human Resources/Payroll ManagerLisa Corbett joined the Garrard Group in 2016 and has assumed responsibilities for human resources and payroll management. In addition to overseeing payroll for all Garrard Construction entities, she ensures systems are set up and updated in regard to wages, benefits, PTO, vacation time, employee hiring/onboarding, termination, benefits and taxes and more. She is responsible for making sure HR procedures and benefits are aligned with company policy. Lisa has more than 25 years’ experience in accounting, including accounts receivable and payable, payroll and benefits administration. She enjoys Florida’s outdoors, traveling abroad and spending time with her family. She and her husband of 27 years live in Bartow with their three daughters, ages 25, 21 and 13.
Accounts PayableKelly Dice joined Garrard Framing and Drywall three years ago as a receptionist and now serves as an accounts payable clerk. Her great attention to detail, strong work ethic and positive attitude make her a great asset to our team. Kelly has two children and loves to spend time outdoors, especially with her family.
Accounts ReceivableWith almost 10 years of experience in her field, Danna Smith is an accounts receivable clerk for Garrard Framing and Drywall. Her previous experience includes working in accounts receivable for companies that specialize in heavy equipment, framing and drywall, and civil and structural engineers. Danna enjoys painting and sewing. She is married and has one son.