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We found all those things and a dedication to the details in Contour Construction.
In researching construction companies, we were looking for someone reliable, creative and who followed through on their commitments. We found all those things and a dedication to the details in Contour Construction. Working directly with Mr. Parsell and his team to find unique solutions that were also the most cost effective is one of the best things about Contour. Open lines of communication and timely responses and notices are not things you run across when dealing with a lot of other construction companies. With Contour, it was a daily occurrence. If you have a unique or difficult project that needs to be done on time, Contour Construction would be the only name I would suggest.
Great job Chris and team!!
Couldn’t be happier with the work they did!! Our project was completed in a timely manner and to our satisfaction. Great job Chris and team!!
Professional, no-nonsense approach to commercial construction.
I have not been involved with a more professional, no-nonsense approach to commercial construction in my life. If you appreciate attention to detail, and staying on schedule and on budget, Contour Construction is where you need to be.
My project was on time and under budget.
I am extremely satisfied with the professionalism displayed by the employees of Contour, as well as all of their sub-contractors. My project was on time and under budget, and was a delight working with these gentlemen. An A+ on punchouts, and on scheduling. Thanks again, Contour!
Contour Construction is simply topnotch. I highly recommend the company.
I have worked closely with Contour Construction for the last ten years and continue to rely heavily on their wide-ranging expertise, extensive experience, and quick response. Contour completely renovated my historic property, transforming both the commercial and residential spaces, while adhering to strict historic preservation requirements. Such was the quality and professionalism of their work on this project, that I subsequently contracted with them to handle all maintenance and repairs at the building. Contour’s team of professionals is knowledgeable, reliable, and can readily devise creative solutions to perplexing problems including creating sound barriers between the commercial and residential spaces. Equally notable, they readily engage and have earned the trust of the tenants and play a key role in managing apartment turnovers.
Highly recommended and we will certainly use them again.
We have worked with Contour on multiple projects both big and small. Each time, they overdeliver in all aspects. Everyone on the Contour team was a pro and helped ensure our projects were done right and on time.
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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.
Dave is a proven, results-driven manager with over 35 years of successful experience in the construction and property management fields. His laser-focused work style, attention to detail, and innate ability to swiftly work through problems with others have all contributed to his projects’ success.
As a Senior Executive, Dave is responsible for the overall leadership of the construction operational team throughout all phases of the project. Dave has a deep background in base building and site work. Dave’s diverse experience on large-scale projects includes developing country clubs, transportation, federal contracts, and schools with single contracts in excess of $60M. Dave is an accomplished construction executive, property manager, and licensed commercial broker in Virginia.
Dave loves traveling and outdoor adventures, restoring his 1780 farmhouse, and enjoying unknown musical artists at small local venues.
Doug is no non-sense and is detail-oriented in all aspects of construction. He brings 13 years of project management experience to Contour Construction. Doug is an accomplished “win-win” manager, spending much of his career on the owner’s representee side of the table.
Doug is CCM certified and has received a BBA from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Doug has a diverse background in multi-family construction, healthcare, and commercial interiors. He proudly served his country in the United States Army with two active tours of duty.
Doug is a sports aficionado, loves hitting the links with a 16 handicap, and watching his son play travel baseball.
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.
Ryan joins Contour Construction with a background in Pre-Construction and Bid Management. She is highly analytical in mathematics and accounting. In addition to being an excellent communicator, Ryan is detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills making her an asset to our busy team.
A National Honors Society graduate, Ryan went on to complete two years as a STEM student before entering WVU’s Pre-Med program. Her science and math background brings a unique perspective and makes her a strong addition to the construction industry with critical thinking, research and data analysis, time management, and problem-solving. Ryan has shifted her career focus to construction and real estate, she is currently enrolled in construction management classes and holds a Maryland Salesperson License in Real Estate, and is poised to become an estimator. Ryan assists our project teams with managing resources and information and assists with scheduling and planning meetings and project activities. She takes the lead on budgeting and bid coordination.
When not crunching numbers or making her way through plans, Ryan enjoys spending time with her family, playing chess, and being out on the water.