David Ledford, Leed AP – Construction Manager/Preconstruction/Safety Director
David Ledford is a senior construction manager with over 25 years of leadership and experience in the development and construction market. His career has involved all aspects of construction and development including engineering, construction management, and on site supervision in the delivery of heavy civil, office, medical, industrial, bulk distribution, restoration, and most recently renewable energy projects. Mr. Ledford has managed projects across the southeast in a variety of delivery methods including construction management, design build, bid projects, and self performing contracts.
Mr. Ledford grew up in Canton, GA. He attended Southern Technical Institute studying Information Systems Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, both with an emphasis in environmental engineering. He has completed the US Green Building Council’s LEED AP certification. He also completed the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) program from Georgia Tech and is accredited by, and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Mr. Ledford has advanced through the construction industry holding positions that range from site field engineer to project management. Following the hurricane Andrew disaster in south Florida, he lead a construction team to aid in the clean up and rebuild efforts. In 1993 he joined the Weeks Corporation/Weeks Construction Services a highly regarded publicly held Atlanta, Georgia based Real Estate Investment Trust (R.E.I.T). During his career at Weeks he was involved in all aspects of development and construction including project design, overall project proforma, scheduling, cost analysis, cost projections, construction management, onsite supervision, project closeout, and property management. Projects included heavy civil packages, large distribution facilities of 1 million plus square feet, class A office, and industrial construction of Weeks owned and third party buildings with projects totaling over $300 million in volume. Mr. Ledford had direct management of development and construction with a number of clients which included Mrs. Smiths Corp., Rooms to Go, Best Buy, Yokohama, GE, Equifax, ICON Office Solutions, Technology Park Atlanta, and Georgia Baptist Hospital/Meadow and Ohly.
Following the purchase of Weeks Corp. by Duke Realty, Mr. Ledford formed Jarvco Consulting Inc. Utilizing all aspects of his development and construction career he assisted clients through all phases of projects including real estate acquisition, rezoning/variance applications and hearings, environmental studies, finance options, delivery methods, project proforma, construction management, and quality control. His services were utilized by lending institutions and private ventures for feasibility studies, overall project analysis and progress funding inspections.
Most recently, Mr. Ledford has joined Fischer Contractors, LLC and Fischer Consulting and Management, Inc. to use his years of diverse experience and education in developing construction and renewable energy projects serving as construction manager and safety director. To further improve his knowledge of the solar industry, Mr. Ledford has completed continuing education of over 40 hours of solar courses with Solairgen (PV-203) and has been involved with over 11 MW of photovoltaic installations. Mr. Ledford has certificates for OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training, OSHA Fall Protection Training, Fork Lift Operator, Aerial Work Platform Operator, Skid Steer Operator, Back Hoe Operator, Scaffolding, and is First Aid and CPR certified.
Among his many interests, Mr. Ledford enjoys golf, fly fishing, and Triathlons. Mr. Ledford enjoys spending time with his family and resides in Canton, GA with his wife and daughter.