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320 Roney Street, Suite 100 | Durham, NC 27701 | 919 688-5300
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What it means to be Built & Backed By LeChase

Our projects aren’t just built and backed by the highest quality materials, safety practices and standards. It’s the reasons for doing what we do, the people who make it happen and the relationships fostered along the way.

“LeChase has served the southeastern U.S. for more than two decades, and the company still sees great growth opportunities in North Carolina’s Triangle area. “The region is full of great talent,” said LeChase Vice President Seth London, who leads the firm’s operations in North Carolina. “With its world-class universities, it’s become even richer in diversity and is a center of technology and entrepreneurship.”

The area’s growing population and thriving business environment also make the area a perfect match for LeChase’s mission to build strong partnerships as well as successful projects. “The southeast team is proud to work with existing and new partners,” London noted, “from the mountains to the ocean and everywhere in between.”

Regional leadership and team members

Seth London

Senior Vice President

Seth London, based in Durham, N.C., was named senior vice president in early 2024. In this role, he leads efforts to expand LeChase’s business in the company’s southeast region. This includes responsibility for managing client, employee and subcontractor relationships, as well as overseeing daily operations and ensuring projects meet or exceed client expectations. Seth joined LeChase in 2016 as part of the acquisition of local Lendlease operations in North Carolina – bringing two decades of experience in all phases of building construction. In 2018, Seth was named vice president. He has an M.B.A. in finance, as well as a B.S. in construction engineering and management, from North Carolina State University.

Marcus Tuttle

Regional Operations Manager

As regional operations manager, Marcus Tuttle is responsible for growing LeChase’s business in the Triangle area of the Southeast region. He manages local client, employee and subcontractor relationships, oversees daily operations and works to ensure LeChase delivers services and projects that meet or exceed client expectations. Having joined LeChase as part of the company’s 2016 acquisition of local Lendlease operations in North Carolina, Marcus has more than 20 years of construction experience, largely working on commercial, laboratory, research and higher education facilities in the Triangle area. He has a B.S. in construction engineering and management from North Carolina State University.

Luke Stoddard

Regional Operations Manager

Regional Operations Manager Luke Stoddard is responsible for growing LeChase’s business in the Triad area of the Southeast region. He manages local client, employee and subcontractor relationships, oversees daily operations and works to ensure LeChase delivers services and projects that meet or exceed client expectations. Luke started his construction career in 2004, gaining experience in civil construction as a labor and operator, and later working as a foreman organizing work crews in residential construction. He joined LeChase in 2008 as a project engineer in the Binghamton office, working through a variety of leadership roles before being promoted to regional operations manager in 2023. A 2013 graduate of the American General Contractors (AGC) Future Construction Leaders program, Luke also earned his CM-Lean certification through the AGC and is an ASHE Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker.

Don Cave

Regional Operations Manager

Regional Operations Manager Don Cave manages local client, employee and subcontractor relationships, oversees daily operations in the Charlotte area of LeChase’s Southeast region, and works to ensure LeChase delivers services and projects that meet or exceed client expectations. Don began his construction career in 1983 and joined LeChase as an account executive in the 2016 acquisition of Lendlease. He has an extensive background in construction management with a focus on program management, project controls, finance and providing leadership support. Don earned an A.S. in mechanical design and drafting from Morrison Institute of Technology and completed the executive leadership program at Columbia University.

Kathryn Payne

Project Executive

As a project executive, Kathryn Payne manages large or multiple projects for core clients in the Southeast region, with accountability for overall project success for all stakeholders. She is also responsible for overseeing recruitment and training of project team members. Kathryn started her construction career as a project engineer in 2008, then worked her way through more senior project management roles. She joined LeChase in the 2016 acquisition of Lendlease USA’s North Carolina operations. With LeChase, Kathryn has focused largely on higher education and life sciences projects. She has been the higher education market sector leader for the company’s Southeast region since 2017. Kathryn has a B.S. in construction science and management from Clemson University, and LEED AP® BD+C certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Active in the community, Kathryn is a Leadership Raleigh alum and also serves as co-chair of the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Triangle Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW). Passionate about supporting women in construction, Kathryn is a cofounder of the Women @ LeChase employee resource group.

Denny Mangum

Project Executive

Project Executive Denny Mangum is focused on driving growth in LeChase’s Southeast region through client relationship management. He manages large or multiple projects for core clients, with accountability for quality, value and safety. Denny’s engagement and relationships with local municipalities makes him a valuable asset on many projects in the region. He is also responsible for overseeing recruitment and training of project team members. Denny joined LeChase in 2008 as an assistant project manager, was named project manager in 2010, senior project manager in 2014, and project executive in 2015. Prior to joining LeChase, he constructed homes for 27 years in the Triangle area. He attended East Carolina University, and is a licensed general contractor in the states of North and South Carolina.

Denise Barnes

Regional Director of Community Engagement & Inclusion

As regional director of community engagement and inclusion, Denise Barnes is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that drive diverse participation and build relationships with relevant agencies and community partners, while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. She is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase employee and community engagement in the Southeast. Denise began her construction career in 2006 and earned the Master Compliance Administrator (MCA) certification in 2023. She currently serves on the boards of the Forest at Duke, Duke University Health System, Durham County Hospital, National Association of Women in Construction Triangle Chapter and United Minority Contractors Association of NC. Denise is also a member of many other industry organizations including the Hispanic Contractors Association of America, the NC MWBE Coordinator Network and the American Contract Compliance Association. She holds a B.S. in business management and accounting from Shaw University and an M.S. in business administration from Pfeiffer University.

Steve Loneman

Director of Preconstruction

As director of preconstruction, Steve Loneman is responsible for overall management of the preconstruction process. This includes resource management, project prioritization, and quality control on estimates. Steve began his construction career in 1986 and graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in construction engineering. He has LEED AP® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council where he is also a member.

Michael Spillars

Regional Director of Business Development

As the Southeast Regional Director of Business Development, Michael is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, managing customer relationships across the region, and enhancing awareness of LeChase’s capabilities in the local market. Michael has over 20 years of industry experience, having worked with a number of tech and life science organizations as well as higher education accounts. Before joining LeChase in 2021, he held multiple business development and management positions for various firms in Washington D.C. and North Carolina. Michael earned a B.S. in business management from North Carolina State University.

Jacob Felts

Regional Director of Business Development

As regional director of business development, Jacob Felts is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities in the Charlotte area. Jacob also manages customer relationships across the region and works to enhance awareness of LeChase’s capabilities in the local market. He has more than 10 years of industry experience, having worked with a number of construction and development firms in the Charlotte area prior to joining LeChase. Jacob earned a marketing degree from Appalachian State University.
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Regional employees

25

Years working in the region

200

Annual work completed

 

Markets Served:

Delivery Methods:

  • CM-at-Risk
  • Design-Build
  • Program Manager
  • General Construction
  • Preconstruction Consultant
  • Owner’s Representative
  • Real Estate Development

Client Testimonials:

Southeast Project Portfolio

Durham Public Schools

Murray-Massenberg Elementary School | Durham, NC

Duke Health

Medical Office Building | Garner, NC

Project Concord

Confidential Life Sciences Client | Concord, NC

Police Headquarters

City of Durham | Durham, NC

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools | Charlotte, NC

Chiller Plant 3

Duke University | Durham, NC

Southeast News & Community

 
 

LeChase connects with local firms in Charlotte

 
 

Southeast team attends WIC Week events

 
 

Murray-Massenburg project reaches topping out milestone

 
 

LeChase participates in DPS Career Expo

 
 

Southeast team participates in Triangle Heart Walk

In addition to delivering successful construction projects, LeChase team members are known for their involvement in these and other community organizations in the North Carolina region.

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