Chandlee Construction Company Chris was born and raised in Dunwoody, Georgia, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. After completing high school, he attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega. While there Chris played baseball and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. Chris graduated with a degree in Business Administration
He was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps where he served six years in different theaters around the world. Chris earned the rank of captain before he was injured in the line of duty.
He began his new life after an honorable discharge working in the construction industry. The first job Chris held was with a real estate developer building multifamily homes. He quickly moved up to the executive level handling acquisitions and dispositions of multiple complexes. Chris’s next job was for a local general contractor where he used his talents to take a 1.5 million dollar a year company to over 25 million by adding commercial, financial, hospitality and retail divisions to the company’s portfolio in the thirteen years he worked there. Chris also developed the estimating department, as well as, handling the company’s day to day operational procedures. When the company began consolidating offices and eliminated their Atlanta office, he chose to seek other employment.
During his job hunt, Chris came across an ad on Indeed placed by Chandlee Construction Company for qualified project managers. He remarked, “As I read the ad all I could think about was this is me to a ‘T’. I looked up Chandlee Construction on the web and knew I had to work there. I clicked the ‘submit resume’ and unlike other resume submissions, I wanted an interview as soon as possible. I called Courtney Tucker, the company’s controller and HR manager who got me in for an interview quickly. I met with her, Todd McDougald and Seth Chandlee. This meeting confirmed that I could do great things here and this would be ‘home’ for me.” Chris began working for Chandlee Construction in the late Spring of 2019 as a Project Manager. He is using his talents and experience to establish a method to exchange information between the project managers in the field and the project coordinator and estimating department in the office. Chris’ implementations are making day to day operations efficient and effective.
Chris is married to Whitney – they have four children, C.J., Max, Bethany and Bristol and live in Dawsonville. When he is not with his family, Chris serves as the President of the Fire Dogs Motorcycle Club whose members support first responders – police, fire, EMT and military personnel. Chris and the Fire Dogs have raised lots of money through fund-raising efforts to help first responders and their families through hard times or those who have been hurt in in the line of duty.