KEITH WAYNE

President & CEO

Keith is the CEO/President of Wayne Brother’s Inc., which he co-founded in 1985. Over the last three decades Keith has grown the company to over 500 employees and four offices across the Southeast Region. Keith’s commitment to quality has been widely recognized across the industry with numerous awards, most notably: Carolina’s Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Hall of Fame inductee, CAGC Pinnacle Award, 2018 ENR Southeast Specialty Contractor of the Year, ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractor 6 years running, 2017 SmartCEO’s Corporate Culture Award, and 2015 Associated Builders in Construction’s Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.

In addition to his commitment to quality, Keith has a strong commitment to his community. He has served in the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, Charlotte Regional Partnership, and Lifetime Director of Associated General Contractors.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife Michelle on the farm where they raise beef cattle.


BOBBY PHILLIPS

VP of Business Development

Bobby is an alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He joined Wayne Brothers shortly after its inception in 1986 as an Estimator and Project Manager. He has been in the construction industry since the age of 16 and worked as a Project Manager/Estimator for a general contractor prior to WBI. Bobby now oversees all phases of the Preconstruction Group.


JOHN ASHWORTH

VP of Workforce Development

John graduated from Carver Career and Technical Center where he studied Construction and Welding, and completed his degree in Construction Management Technology from RCCC. John is a certified ACI Flatwork Finisher, NRMCA Concrete Technician, NCDOL & USDOL Journeyman Concrete Finisher, AGC Project Supervisor, and is certified in measuring floor flatness and levelness (FF/FL) with the dipstick measuring device.
John began his career with WBI as a Carpenter Helper. His talent and management skills led to a series of promotions including Superintendent for WBI’s first Cast-in-Place building, leading the Finishing Group, and Project Managing. In 2005, John became VP and part owner.


CHAD HENSLEY

VP of Operations

Chad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994. After graduating, he worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager in the landfill construction industry and with a highway contractor before joining WBI as a Project Manager in 1999. In 2009, Chad acquired his Professional Engineering License in NC.
In 2013, Chad became a partner with WBI and was promoted to Vice President and Project Executive. In July of that year, he opened a satellite office in Summerville, SC. Chad currently serves as VP of Operations overseeing the South Carolina and Georgia markets.


ISAIAH WAYNE

VP of Construction

Isaiah began his career with WBI in 1996. He has held several positions ranging from Equipment Operator, Project Manager and currently Project Executive. Isaiah earned an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology at Central Piedmont Community College. He enjoys working in construction and the challenges he gets to tackle each day.


DANIEL WAYNE

VP of Technology

Daniel’s experience with WBI started in his early childhood years when he would assist with various tasks in the company’s heavy equipment maintenance shop. He began his full time career in 2004 and has since worked in various roles including Equipment Operator, Carpenter, Foreman, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. Today, as WBI’s VP of Technology, Daniel oversees all aspects of the technologies, processes and data that the company utilizes to streamline business functions and keep the company a cutting edge leader in the industry. Daniel earned an Associate Degree in Construction Management Technology at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.


JIM RHODES

VP of Civil & Infrastructure

Jim Rhodes was born in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated from Asheville High School in 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Construction Engineering and Management from NC State University. In 2013, Rhodes completed the Harvard Alumni Association Case Study Class through Queen Business School.
Rhodes was hired by Wayne Brothers in 2005 as a Project Manager. In 2016, Rhodes was promoted to the VP of Civil & Infrastructure. Rhodes’ key projects managed include the Patewood Tunnel, Torrence Creek Crossing, Residence Inn, Highland Ridge Apartments, BB&T Ballpark, Pavilion Apartments and Project Bishop.

Since its founding in 1985 as a very small operation, Wayne Brothers has grown into one of the fastest-growing, most respected construction companies in the Southeast. Keith Wayne and everybody at Wayne Brothers are very forward thinking on safety, training and education, and sustainability. They also are excellent leaders in Carolinas AGC and have helped our organization prosper with their experience and teamwork in making things happen.”

Dave Simpson,

CAE, President & CEO Carolinas AGC