Chris Parsell, the founder of Contour Construction, started in the trades at age 16 before founding the company in 2006. With nearly 25 years in construction, he began as a utility trench laborer and operator enjoying the freedom and sense of accomplishment construction provided. He went on to formalize his education by attending trade school for welding. After a failed initial attempt at becoming a world-renowned novelist, Chris honed his craft as a carpenter building custom homes, quickly moving up the ranks from assistant superintendent to project superintendent then estimator, project manager, and finally executive level.
Chris holds multiple degrees and certificates, including Construction Management and Business Administration by putting himself through night school at Frederick Community College and Mt. Saint Mary’s. He holds contractor’s licenses in multiple states, including the NASCLA exam qualifier to work as a GC nationwide. His wide variety of experience includes site development, owner’s programs, new concept brand roll-out, historic preservation, and commercial real estate investment.
When not operating his businesses, you might find him on a kayak in the Potomac or in the backcountry waters of Key West with a fishing pole in hand. An avid literary nerd and novice guitarist, Chris also enjoys taking in the occasional concert.
For the past seven years, Lisa has served as Business Development Coordinator at Contour Construction. During those seven years, she has filled every seat Contour has available. She is well-versed in all aspects of construction, from pre-construction through project completion. Lisa has recently been promoted to Director of Business Development and the company’s Integrator.
Additionally, Lisa has contributed to the development of Contour’s brand identity and has led website development, management systems, and social media campaigns. She excels at building excellent relationships and since joining Contour, she has doubled the company’s revenue. Lisa is dedicated to assisting cross-functional teams in improving processes to boost client happiness and increase team retention.
Lisa has a love for travel and discovering new places as well as learning about a locale’s history. She enjoys the outdoors and is always game for target practice, fishing, and kayaking wherever she can put in. She has a keen eye for photography and enjoys capturing fleeting moments. Lisa is a woman of deep faith who enjoys growing her testimony and spending time with her family and friends.
Nhan graduated from York Technical Institute with a degree in Specialized Business. He is an accomplished finance and business professional with a comprehensive 20 year background in performing a diverse range of roles, encompassing Senior Accountant duties and extensive expertise in various business functions. Nhan has an exceptional aptitude for financial management and a demonstrated ability to excel in cross-functional responsibilities.
Nhan has responsibilities in the realm of Human Resources, showcasing his versatile skill set by effectively handling HR tasks and contributing to talent acquisition, employee engagement, and retention initiatives.