Our Executive Leadership Team

Our executive leadership team at FaverGray is a seasoned group of professionals with a wealth of experience in multifamily and student housing construction. With a combined track record of successful projects and industry knowledge, they bring a strategic vision and expertise to every endeavor. Their leadership inspires and guides our entire organization, ensuring that we deliver exceptional results while upholding our core values of integrity, innovation, and client satisfaction.

With a focus on collaboration and continuous improvement, our executive team drives our commitment to excellence, setting high standards for quality, safety, and sustainability. Meet the individuals who lead us towards success and who are dedicated to exceeding client expectations in every aspect of our multifamily and student housing projects.

CEO
JAMES A. GRAY​​

PRESIDENT

KEITH FAVER

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

BEN HINSON

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

CHRIS THOMASON

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

ADAM TVERAS

DIVISION LEADER

JOHN KITCHENS

DIVISION LEADER

MARK HIGBY

DIVISION LEADER

WALKER PALMER

DIR OF CONSTRUCTION

JAMES HILL

DIR OF CONSTRUCTION

DAVID BOLT

PROJECT DIRECTOR

A.Y. HARRISON

PROJECT DIRECTOR

LUKE FERENCE

CFO

JOSEPH PETERS

PROJECT DIRECTOR

ANDREW HERBENICK

CEO |

James a. Gray

Gray co-founded FaverGray in 2005 and has more than 45 years of experience in design and construction management in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As CEO, Gray is responsible for leading the development of FaverGray’s short and long term strategy, creating and implementing FaverGray’s vision and mission, maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, evaluating expansion opportunities and industry developments, maintaining social awareness and responsibility within FaverGray’s market sectors, assessing and managing corporate risks and management of banking and surety relationships.

President |

KEITH FAVER

Faver co-founded FaverGray in 2005 and has more than 36 years of design-build and construction management experience in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As President, Faver is responsible for implementing and managing corporate strategy and vision, managing overall corporate operations and budgeting, operational risk management, market sector analysis, management of client relationships and large-scale program development and management.

Executive Vice President |

BEN HINSON

Hinson, an original member of FaverGray dating back to the company’s inception, most recently served as Division Leader of Student Housing and has more than 22 years of experience in the design and construction business. As Executive Vice President, Hinson is responsible for overall project operations, divisional management and support, business development, preconstruction planning and management, contract negotiations, resource allocation and project level financial reporting.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS |

CHRIS THOMASON

Thomason, an original member of FaverGray dating back to the company’s inception, most recently served as Director of Construction for the Student Housing Division. Thomason has more than 20 years of design/build and construction management experience in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As Director of Operations, Thomason is responsible for developing and managing corporate “best practices” for preconstruction services, project planning, scheduling, safety and quality control programs. Thomason is also responsible for corporate oversight of all divisional field operations and resource allocation to ensure that each project has a successful plan and a complementary staff to achieve corporate performance and financial objectives.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT |

ADAM TVERAS

Adam Tveras, an original member of FaverGray dating back to the company’s inception, has more than 24 years of experience in design/build and construction management in multiple industry sectors including commercial, hospitality, education, and institutional, multifamily, and student housing.

DIVISION LEADER |

JOHN KITCHENS

Kitchens joined FaverGray in 2010 and has more than 20 years of construction management and design/build experience. As Division Leader, Kitchens manages divisional operations, project development strategies, preconstruction services, customer relations and oversight of all divisional staff to ensure that each project team meets or exceeds schedule, financial and customer satisfaction objectives.

DIVISION LEADER |

MARK HIGBY

Higby brings over 33 years of diversified experience in the construction industry as a seasoned Design and Construction Executive, including serving as Federal Director, Senior Vice President and Division Director for a large construction firm. As Division Leader, Higby manages divisional operations, project development strategies, preconstruction services, customer relations and oversight of all divisional staff to ensure that each project team meets or exceeds schedule, financial and customer satisfaction objectives.

DIVISION LEADER |

WALKER PALMER

Walker Palmer brings more than 22 years of experience in the multifamily and commercial construction industry. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Florida, Palmer also holds a LEED Accredited Professional certification. As Division Leader, Palmer manages divisional operations, project development strategies, preconstruction services, customer relations and oversight of all divisional staff to ensure that each project team meets or exceeds schedule, financial and customer satisfaction objectives.

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION |

JAMES HILL

Hill, who most recently served as Senior Superintendent for FaverGray, has more than 38 years of field experience in multi-family housing, student housing, and commercial construction. As Director of Construction, Hill is responsible for field staffing with oversight and support for his staff to ensure that each project has the resources and information to build the projects safely, on time, and with quality.

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION |

DAVID BOLT

David Bolt joined FaverGray in 2012 after graduating from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. In the 10 years since joining FaverGray, Bolt has been an instrumental part of many of our most successful projects. David’s thirst for knowledge and continual self-improvement is unrivaled. As Director of Construction in Kitchens’ Division, Bolt is responsible for field staffing with oversight and support for his staff to ensure that each project has the resources and information to build the projects safely, on time, and with quality.

PROJECT DIRECTOR |

A.Y. HARRISON

Harrison joined FaverGray in 2015 and brings 38 years of extensive operational and construction experience to the team. As Project Director, A.Y. is responsible for project management staffing, direct financial and project management oversight and support of his staff.

PROJECT DIRECTOR |

LUKE FERENCE

Luke Ference has 15 years of experience in the multifamily and commercial construction industry and more than 12 years of management experience. As Project Director, Ference is responsible for project management staffing, direct financial and project management oversight and support of his staff.

CFO |

Joseph Peters

Joseph Peters is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s in Finance and a minor in Accounting. In Joe’s tenured career as a construction and real estate development CFO, he has received numerous honors, awards and distinctions for his work, including: 2003 AIA Honor Award for Sustainable Design, 2004 AIA Honor Award for Architecture, 2006 Coronet Award for Countries Largest Project Recovery, 2008 Realcomm Most Innovative Developer Award and in 2018 was recognized for delivering the world’s first LEED and WELL certified multifamily residential project in New York City.

Project Director |

Andrew Herbenick

Andrew Herbenick has dedicated more than 12 years to the FaverGray team, showcasing remarkable growth within the company and excelling in his role. As Project Director, Andrew is responsible for project management staffing, direct financial and project management oversight and support of his staff.