Clients typically have specific requirements for their construction projects covering a wide array of issues. We understand these criteria, and work towards developing strategic solutions to provide short-term benefits, and meet long-term goals.

TINO McFARLAND
CEO & President

Tino oversees the McFarland Construction service offering, ensuring our core values of Community-Commitment-Collaboration are accounted for in all of our client, civic and company engagements. During Tino’s 17+ year career in the construction industry, he has developed a broad set of business, project management and planning skills resulting in transferable value to our clients and partners.

Tino holds a B.S. in Civil/Structural Design and has an MBA Finance. Some of Tino’s continuing education activities include the Bell Leadership Institute, Leadership Charlotte and Bank of America Supplier Development Training. Tino has been involved with a number of community organizations such as the Arts and Science Council, National Black MBA Association, YMCA, Leadership Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

BEN WILHELM
COO & EVP

As Executive VP & COO, Ben is responsible for overall operations, project execution, and client success. Ben has served a broad range of clients, including: United Technologies, T-Mobile, JLL, NC State, UNC Charlotte, City of Charlotte, NAVFAC, NIEHS, Indiana University, Eli Lilly & Company, Unilever, Structure Tone, Charlotte Housing Authority, Johnson & Wales University, and numerous large-scale developers and institutional owners.

With over 25 years in commercial construction, Ben has strong expertise in operations, client management, P&L, organization development, and collaborative negotiation. Ben also actively promotes community engagement, subcontractor and partner relationship management, and advocacy for small business contracting.

GENE HARRIS
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Gene brings 20 years of experience in commercial and institutional construction, with significant experience administrating corporate real-estate projects. He ensures the McFarland Construction project team fully understands client objectives and is providing a consistent and comprehensive approach to project collaboration.

Gene earned his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. During his career he has developed an active relationship with the National Science Foundation as a Panelist-Reviewer of Proposals for Academic research infrastructure facilities modernization programs. Gene is also a member of ABC, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the International Facilities Management Association. In addition to Gene’s service to organizations, he is a volunteer coach for youth basketball programs.

JAMARIO POOLE
EHS MANAGER

Jamario works to implement safety measures and training for all projects throughout the entire McFarland portfolio. With responsibilities including the oversight and enforcement of McFarland’s EHS program, in addition to developing pre-work plans and training, Jamario drives OSHA compliance and work safety practices on a comprehensive level.

As a support resource to the core team and partner/auditor to McFarland’s operation team, Jamario ensures safety is planned and implemented throughout all phases of project delivery.

NICK RAY
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Nick has a diverse estimating background and comprehensive vision on construction due to his background in Civil Engineering & Architecture.  He started in the Charlotte construction market in earthwork, paving and in-ground utilities, and quickly expanded to Class A, corporate interior office renovations. Nick’s project portfolio spans mass grading, utilities and paving to traditional office upfits, as well as office renovations with a focus on repurposing existing conditions.

Skills that Nick brings to the team include organized, goal oriented and excellent time management. He embraces teamwork and collaboration and works well under pressure.

JAIMI JONES
MARKETING MANAGER

With a strong background in both marketing and proposal writing, Jaimi is responsible for these efforts for McFarland Construction. Her career has included a broad and comprehensive range of marketing efforts, in addition to proposal writing for the wireless telecommunications industry, commercial real estate and the financial industry; as well as advertising experience in radio and television.

Jaimi maintains an organized and timely proposal process, and handles marketing, communications and customer satisfaction efforts, working to ensure we are always in tune with our work and mutual objectives of our client partnerships.

CYNTHIA INGRAM
ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Cynthia is well versed in managing project financial documentation and invoicing procedures. With extensive experience reviewing, preparing and tracking work orders, payment applications and lien documents, Cynthia ensures projects are tracked and invoiced accurately and in a timely manor.

TAMARA McFARLAND
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Since the start of McFarland Construction, Tamara has played a significant role in shaping employee policy and the culture of the organization. She has 7 years of experience managing the talent selection, development and retention strategies for McFarland. Through this experience, Tamara has developed a wealth of HR knowledge and an established network, both of which are actively leveraged to support the talent management and employer compliance requirements associated with McFarland’s continuous growth.

Tamara’s broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition and management. The foundation for Tamara’s experience and contributions to McFarland are her unique people skills coupled with her formal education, which includes a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration earned from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.