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Our Leadership

Meet the team

FTK was founded in 2001 by Jim Goodman, CEO, and Mark Frazier, COO, after years of experience in construction, commercial financing, property management and asset re-positioning for large Multifamily institutions. They saw a need for an outstanding construction company partner for the industry; one that operated differently, consistently delivering high quality, on time, on budget projects with accountability and transparency. Using their experience and established relationships to build an exceptional team, FTK is now recognized as the construction partner of choice for substantial projects nationwide. At FTK, we realize that the strength of our organization is in our people. Our Leadership philosophy is:

  • Hire the most qualified construction professionals to manage and service your projects
  • Invest in their professional growth
  • Listen to their feedback.

Our associates are keenly aware that the success of our relationship with you, our client, is based on the expertise and professionalism they deliver on every project. Our Leadership is keenly aware that the field observations and feedback from our associates contribute to enhancing our ever-evolving processes. We pride ourselves in hiring people that can not only deliver on our commitment to you and your project, but who also have the passion to personally keep improving.

  • Jim Goodman
    Jim Goodman

    Chief Executive Officer, Founder

    Jim Goodman

    Jim Goodman

    As Chief Executive Officer and founding partner of FTK, Jim is not only the CEO but the visionary leader of the company. In 2001, along with Mark Frazier, Mr. Goodman founded FTK Interests LLC, a company serving as a real estate investment and rehabilitation vehicle. An ever-expanding array of services resulted in the company soon evolving into FTK Construction Services, FTK Disaster Services, FTK Development and FTK Roofing. With a focus on acquisitions consulting and construction management services, FTK Interests LLC continues as one of the premiere construction and renovation companies nationwide, with projects spanning 34 states to date. Jim is recognized as and has testified as an expert witness in construction litigation remediation cases.

    With over 25 years of experience in the Affordable/LIHTC and Multifamily industries, Jim launched his career with R&B Enterprises/Oakwood Worldwide in the Dallas/Houston market by successfully managing a six property portfolio, then soon adding four additional rehab projects. In 1992, Jim moved to National Housing Partners (NHP) to oversee a challenging Southern California portfolio in need of extensive rehabilitation, then assumed responsibility of a 3,200-unit Southwest portfolio with them. In October of 1996, Jim joined Pinnacle Realty Management Company in the position of Investment Manager. There he successfully completed several sizeable renovations projects in St. Louis and Dallas, while managing a large portfolio throughout the Mid-West. Recruited as Regional Vice President for Boston Financial Property Management in September of 1998, Jim immediately took on the responsibility for property management in the Southern United States, managing over $31mm in capital improvement projects. Over 14 years of experience managing and renovating multifamily and commercial buildings provided an ideal platform from which to launch a company specializing in service to those industries

  • Mark Frazier
    Mark Frazier

    Chief Operating Officer, Founder

    Mark Frazier

    Mark Frazier

    As a Co-founder, Owner, and COO of FTK Construction Services, Mark oversees production services nationally. He has been involved in the Commercial/Affordable/Multifamily industries as an Operator and General Contractor for over 28 years. Mark has extensive experience with insurance related restorations as well as value-add residential, LIHTC, multifamily, and commercial property. He is also recognized as and has testified as an expert witness in construction litigation remediation cases.

    In 1999, Mr. Frazier created Kaygan Companies, an incorporated company specializing in the renovation of value-added residential, multifamily and commercial property. Mr. Frazier’s successes, experience, and integrity allowed him to develop personal and professional relationships that have resulted in an esteemed clientele. In 2001, upon completing a highly successful joint venture in Las Vegas, Kaygan Companies entered into a partnership agreement with Goodman Enterprises, Inc. to form FTK Construction Services. With a focus on construction management and acquisition consulting, FTK Construction Services now enjoys national recognition as a multi-million dollar full service contracting company.

    Long before creating Kaygan Companies, Mark began his career as a Texas home builder while still earning his Business degree at Southwest Texas State University, quickly moving into an Assistant Project manager on the multi-million dollar San Marcos Academy project. From there, he joined Area Builders where he honed his skills in estimating, materials research and cost management. After a successful career in project management, Mark expanded his focus to include land acquisition and development. It was also during this period that he transitioned into independent contracting and development, working with teams of adjusters in hurricane-stricken areas. As a result, in 1990, Mark co-founded S-Mark Enterprises, a company specializing in insurance related restorations. After the sale of the company, Mark was recruited as Director of Operations by Village Companies, a property management company. Always with a focus on adding value, Mark supervised the budgeting and execution of capital improvements and maintenance of the commercial and multifamily portfolio in Dallas, Texas. These basic ideals are what drives the success of FTK today.

  • Greg Buckley
    Greg Buckley

    VP of Construction

    Greg Buckley

    Greg Buckley

    As the VP of Construction, Greg is responsible for all aspects of project estimating and production for an average of 250-350 projects annually for FTK. He oversees a team of approximately 40 Project Managers, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Senior Estimators and Estimators for FTK’s three divisions: Affordable/LIHTC, Disaster Services and Market Rate Renovations. Greg also works closely with FTK’s in-house IT Department to research, select and implement various software systems to ensure maximum process flow throughout FTK’s many projects.

    Greg joined FTK in 2011 as a Senior Portfolio Manager, managing superintendent training programs, procurement, sub-contracting and scheduling. Prior to joining FTK, Greg held the position of Construction Manager with Penco Services for four years, based in the Nashville market. Since 2016, Greg has successfully overseen Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rehab projects for FTK in numerous states and built a specialized LIHTC team and process for FTK. He is adept at working with the various agencies and compliance requirements involved in a LIHTC project. Greg received his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Northwestern State University, with a minor in Business.

  • Paul Mefford
    Paul Mefford

    Chief Financial Officer

    Paul Mefford

    Paul Mefford

    As the Chief Financial Officer, Paul oversees all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Revenue Management, Financial Reporting and Business Analytics at FTK. Paul joined FTK in 2017 as an Estimator, and shortly thereafter implemented a new standard database estimating system using an estimating software to facilitate estimate generation. He then moved to Senior Estimator, managing the Estimating Team and ensuring estimates were completed accurately and on-time. Prior to joining FTK, Paul held the position of Traffic Supervisor for Paragon Offshore, supervising the execution of the global logistics strategy to minimize transportation costs and ensure the safe and timely delivery of equipment to projects and drilling operations. Paul received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Northwestern State University, and his Master’s degree in Finance at Sam Houston State University.

  • Kim Goodman
    Kim Goodman

    VP, Sales & Marketing

    Kim Goodman

    Kim Goodman

    As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kim is responsible for FTK’s Marketing Division as well as FTK’s National Accounts Program for three divisions: Affordable/LIHTC, Disaster Services and Market Rate. With over 35 years of Multifamily, Senior Living and Affordable/LIHTC experience, she is a seasoned industry professional who has managed clients globally, as well as directed teams in strategic sales revenue generation for projects, assets and portfolios in over 40 markets.

    Kim joined FTK in January 2018 to assist with several new FTK initiatives to support FTK’s expansion. Kim originally began her Multifamily career with R&B Realty Group/Oakwood Worldwide, where she spent over 21 years providing tactical direction for the opening of new properties and markets, revenue generation for existing assets, as well as the revitalization of existing and distressed properties. In 2009, she joined U.S. Suites as Vice President of Operations, providing corporate housing nationwide. After consulting within the industry as K. Goodman and Associates, she then joined Holiday Retirement, focused on the senior living industry, where she handled the Southwest Region as the Regional Sales Director, working in concert with sales, operations and facilities through renovations, restorations and Capex projects.

  • Tim Gibbs
    Tim Gibbs

    Director of Insurance

    Tim Gibbs

    Tim Gibbs

    As Director of Insurance, Tim oversees the Disaster Services Team for FTK, which responds 24/7 to handle the Mitigation and Restoration of Multifamily and Commercial properties from fire, flood, storm and biohazard damage. He is also responsible for the administration of the program nationwide and FTK’s national response partnerships. FTK’s Disaster Services Team has handled the mitigation and restoration of  large loss claims resulting from recent weather events like Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Laura, as well as tornados in Jefferson City, MO, and Dallas, TX, with our largest resolved claim in excess of $42MM.

    After studying Electrical Engineering and Robotics at Richland College and the University of Texas, Tim joined FTK in 2013 as a Superintendent with a specialty in roofing. Over the next 13 years, Tim expanded his FTK roles to include Project Manager, Estimator, Senior Portfolio Manager, National Account Manager and now to Director of Insurance. Starting his construction career as a roofer installing shingles with All-Metro Roofing Company in 1990, Tim moved through the ranks to National Operations Manager. His later insurance industry experience, prior to joining FTK, encompasses years of working as and with adjusters on major storm claims with Paul Davis, Pilot and State Farm.

  • Allen Hayes
    Allen Hayes

    Director of IT

    Allen Hayes

    Allen Hayes

    We like to say, “If you have to plug it in, log it in, or connect it to… talk to Allen.” In his role as Director of FTK’s in-house IT Department, Allen manages all aspects of IT architecture, support, software implementation and system integrations for FTK’s robust technology platforms for three divisions: Affordable/LIHTC, Disaster Services and Market Rate Renovations. This includes the design, implementation and maintenance of FTK’s systems and software, as well as monitoring and resolving security risks. Many of those designs are unique solutions and integrations that make FTK a leader in the Multifamily market. Allen oversees the systems that control the process flow for the lifecycle of an FTK project, from an initial lead through qualification, production, accounting and closeout. Additionally, his team provides the field equipment to communicate all data in real-time while working remotely, traveling or at the job site, as well as to ensure ease of use and user satisfaction.

    Allen has been a requested speaker on several panels highlighting the importance and development of new construction software applications and systems.

  • Desiray Taylor
    Desiray Taylor

    Human Resources/Office Manager

    Desiray Taylor

    Desiray Taylor

    Desiray is known as “The Glue” of the FTK office. As the Office Manager, Desiray ensures the smooth running of the FTK Headquarter and field offices on a day-to-day basis, as well as managing FTK’s team of project administrators. She is responsible for all the company’s administrative supplies, accounts receivables, collections, insurance benefits and general liability insurance as well as handling all Human Resources needs, including recruitment. Desiray also provides support through any corporate legal matters.

    Desiray joined FTK in 2013 with a background in construction beginning in 2005.

  • Rita Cimo
    Rita Cimo

    Controller

    Rita Cimo

    Rita Cimo

    As FTK’s Controller, Rita is responsible for all high-level managerial accounting and finance activities, including accounting for all three of FTK’s Divisions: Affordable/LIHTC, Disaster Services and Market Rate Renovations. Additionally, she manages company payroll, tax reporting for multi-state returns, tracking and administration of FTK’s 401K Plan, as well as preparing monthly/annual financials and interim/insurance audits. She also assists the CEO and COO with reporting to lenders, bonding companies, government agencies and customers. Rita has also managed three accounting software conversions along the way.

    Rita joined FTK in 2011 as a staff accountant and project administrator; as her position evolved to include additional responsibilities, she assumed the role of Controller in 2015. Prior to joining FTK, Rita’s extensive background includes the establishment of and responsibility for accounting and financial management in the construction, hospitality and investment industries: Jackson Shaw Construction, Omni Hotels Glackin Associates and Artin’s Grill.