Reynolds Baldwin, President
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Reynolds has been a fixture in development and construction in the Nashville market for more than 15 years. Over this span of time, he has seeded numerous opportunities and started several businesses. Rising to the top of all his ventures was the market space of metal stud framing, exterior and interior, sheathing and specialty drywall. From small tenant improvements to multi story ground up buildings, Reynolds has established Copperhead Inc as one of the premiere companies in Mid Tennessee. As a founding board member, Reynolds has partnered with many other subcontractors to form a Tennessee chapter of the American Subcontractors Association here in Nashville. This group works together to be a voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry. When it comes to kicking back, look for Reynolds on his tractor out in the fields of Maury County.
Brian Barnett, Vice President
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN (OHSA 30, First Aid, CPR)
Brian is the powerhouse when it comes to project management. From structural consulting to ensuring efficiencies, Brian brings to the table over 20 years of experience in project management, estimating and job oversight. Growing up in Murfreesboro made MTSU a natural part in Brian’s education and eventual move into the Nashville construction marketspace. When time allows, Brian can be found hiking the many trails or paddling his kayak on one of our many rivers of Tennessee.
Deana Hite, Controller
Hometown: Douglasville, GA (First Aid, CPR)
Our solar system revolves around this lady. With an affinity for challenge resolution, Deana provides the heartbeat of the company. She provides oversight for all financials and functions as the controller. Steeped in office management, Deana has been key in normalizing operations for Copperhead’s current and future growth. And Deana is our office Jeep enthusiast. If you see a black, jacked up Jeep with a copperhead on the side, that would be Deana and her husband out having fun!
Clay Donaldson, Project Manager
Hometown: Bardstown, KY (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
As a graduate of Western Kentucky University, this Hilltopper leverages his prior experience in production and distribution management. Clay is a focused and hands on PM, spending time walking his jobs and looking for opportunities for improvement on projects. He fills a very important niche at Copperhead developing new opportunities. Clay enjoys working with his hands and is often found tackling the repair of everything from tools to trucks, sports cars to boats, lawnmowers to lulls.
Wes Neiderland, Project Manager
Hometown: Franklin, TN (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
This Copperhead addition is a lifelong sports enthusiast and baseball player. His baseball career has spanned from four years of age through college and has now graduated to the adult teams. Wes is bringing his fresh perspective through leveraging his background in production and process management. In his expanding role, Wes is helping to drive much of the operations improvement fueling Copperhead’s continued growth. You will see Wes visiting all jobs as he refines the lines of communication between the project management in the office and our job sites.
Alan Kuss, Project Manager
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN (OHSA 30)
Alan joins our team after graduating from The Military College of Vermont at Norwich University. While
Alan was there, he studied Construction Management and Engineering Science while enrolled in the
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Alan is a 2 nd Lieutenant in the Kentucky National Guard
serving as the executive officer for a Sapper Company. His internships along with his field of study lend
him proficiencies in plan execution. In his free time, he enjoys spending his time with his family and
attending dirt track races on the weekends.
Ciara Hite, Marketing
Hometown: Douglasville, GA
Ciara brings her creative talents and perspective to Copperhead Inc developing and managing our web presence. Steeped in customer service, she brings a fresh perspective to operations of the office. She loves spending time with family and going to drag strip races on the weekends. Ciara has taken 1st place statewide and 3rd place nationally in culinary competition!
Chris Aimino, Senior Foreman
Hometown: Denver, CO (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
Over 20 years of experience in ground up, hospitals, high security and commercial construction, Chris is one of Copperhead’s most important resources. Engaging with Chris, you will always find a good story and a chuckle as he inspects building sites. He focuses on structural integrity, process and procedure. Chris claims to be the best layout guy east of the Mississippi and enjoys sharing his knowledge and insights with those new to the ground up construction. In his spare time, Chris can be found working on his cottage at Center Hill Lake and searching mid-state streams for trout.
Charner Fuernes, Senior Foreman
Hometown: Dickson, TN (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
Specializing in ground up and heavy metal build outs, Charner has been integrally involved in the past 20 years of the Nashville construction boom. Known for his hands-on approach, his foresight ensures it is done the right way and ahead of schedule. His experience and knowledge are second to none on large scale projects. Charner will get it done. From remodeling to building furniture, Charner enjoys most kicking back with his children and dogs.
Jason Pryor, Foreman
Hometown: North Andover, MA (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
Jason is a former financial specialist at TD America and operations manager in landscape management. His business acumen lends itself to the vast variety of inventory and materials management. Jason, a graduate of U Mass, applies his business experience by looking ahead to identify and resolve issues before they occur. He prefers driving our biggest truck and anything else which poses a challenge. In his personal time, he finds relaxation in soccer with his children, hiking and hanging out on the beach.
Chris “Smiley” Mendoza, Foreman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA (OSHA30, Lift/Lull, First Aid, CPR)
Prior to working at Copperhead, Smiley was a job lead in the small to mid-size commercial construction segment. If you have had the pleasure of meeting him, he is one of the most engaging and personable foremen in the field. He has been instrumental in the development of Copperhead field communication, understanding objectives and relating plans to our field. No job is too big when Smiley is involved. His outside interests include working on his Nissan, reading and spending time in the gym.
Doug Lackey, Field Management
Hometown: Scott Depot, WV (OHSA 30, First Aid, CPR)
Known around here as Uncle Doug, after attending Marshall University, he spent a career in business management before moving to Nashville. Overseeing operations from end to end, he focuses on field development and productivity. When not at work, you will find Uncle Doug cruising in his old Chevy or working with his children building furniture for their homes.
Dixie Baldwin, Dog Mascot
Hometown: Springhill, TN
She is currently enrolled in dog school and graduated in her first class November, 2019 she will continue her education after the first of the year. She sure does play a major roll in the office she keeps us on our toes and makes the day relaxing at the same time when she is here. She loves sweet treats and drinking lots of water. When not at the office you will find her at the nearest park or rolling around in the grass after a long rainy day.