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Many of our team members have been with the company for more than 20 years. We’re extremely proud of this, particularly as construction is known for being a high-turnover industry. We attribute this longevity to a company culture focused on personal connection, team growth, and advancement for all. As a company, we are committed to giving back to our industry through mentorship programs, community service, and deep community involvement. 

Edison Cassels

President & Chief Executive Officer

Edison joined the company that bears his grandfather’s name in 1994. Edison earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Edison started as a project manager and moved up the ranks to become President and Chief Executive Office in 2009.  He provides the vision, strategic planning and oversight for the company.

Mark Kolb

Executive Vice President of Operation

Mark ensures each project team successfully executes its project plan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in building construction from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Mark joined Edison Foard in 1996.  

Mike Hill

Vice President of Preconstruction Services

Mike estimates, researches and puts together a project’s cost estimate and acts as the liaison between subcontractors, vendors and the project manager until the handoff meeting. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Building Science & Management from Clemson University. He joined Edison Foard in 2002. 

Beth Craig

Human Resources Director

Beth handles all aspects related to employees including hiring, administration and oversight of benefits, developing and maintaining company policies and procedures, overseeing technology and security, and ensuring company compliance with state and federal regulations. She graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a human resources concentration. Beth joined Edison Foard in 1994. 

Richard Cagan

Safety Director

Richard provides safety support for all Edison Foard projects. A former OSHA inspector and NSC Flagger and Forklift and Aerial Lift Instructor, Richard develops health and safety programs and job safety analysis reports, conducts jobsite audits and root cause analyses, provides safety training, and manages hazardous materials. Richard joined Edison Foard in 2016.

David McConnell

Director of Business Development

David develops business opportunities and cultivates new and existing relationships for the company. He has a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Wake Forest University. David joined Edison Foard in 2021.