Todd McDougald is the Chief Financial Officer at Chandlee Holding, LLC. He joined the team in August 2015. Todd has wasted no time in streamlining the internal operations while expanding the company’s business opportunities.
Todd was born in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Alpharetta, Georgia in his eighth year. His career experience comes from working in the automotive industry in some capacity since he was eighteen. Beginning as a parts driver for a local Ford dealership, Todd worked his way up to the accounting office and then to the position of Service Manager where he was responsible for forty employees. Todd’s diligence and work ethic got him promoted to the position of manager over the parts department and then to the position of Director over Parts and Service. This was followed by another promotion as the Manager of Fixed Operations where he was responsible for ninety plus employees and four different departments.
After working with Ford for fifteen years, Todd went to work for a Mazda dealership for three years. It was at this point he decided he wanted his own business. Todd and his wife, Kelly, opened Main Street Automotive Service at 540 Main Street in Alpharetta, Georgia, and they have owned and operated it successfully for over eleven years.
Todd met his wife, Kelly Pruitt, when she was eighteen and they have been married over twenty-five years. They have two daughters, Ashley and Emily. The McDougald’s are members of the First Baptist Church in Alpharetta.
With Todd’s work demands he has had little time for hobbies, but when the opportunity presents itself he will hit the greens for a round of golf as much as he can. He also enjoys boating with the family on nearby Lake Lanier.
Seth Chandlee, Chief Executive Officer at Chandlee Holding, LLC, met Todd when Chandlee and Sons Construction Company was hired to complete the build-out of Todd’s and Kelly’s Main Street Automotive shop. This opportunity began a business relationship that developed into friendship through the maintenance and repair of Seth’s vehicles.
In late 2015 Seth approached Todd about assuming the position as Chief Financial Officer with Chandlee and Sons Construction Company. He accepted the position gladly and in Todd’s own words, “he was excited to be part of this amazing, expanding company”. Not only is Todd thrilled to use his management skills in a new industry, Seth is pleased to have him onboard as part of the team. Every day presents an opportunity for Todd to apply his skills while learning more about the commercial construction industry.
The Chandlee companies expanded in 2016. Todd moved upward as the CFO of the new Chandlee Holding, LLC – the limited liability corporation over Chandlee and Sons Construction Company, Chandlee Electric, Chandlee Rental and Chandlee Land, a privately held corporation.