• Sonja Brannon

    Sonja Brannon

  • Mike Dougherty

    Mike Dougherty

    Procurement Manager

    After attending the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida and garnering 27 years of banking experience, Mike came to the Fechtel Company to lead the procurement department. He manages quotes and awards contracts to our trade contractors based on client selections, and works diligently to ensure that materials arrive at the job in an accurate and timely manner.

    While working on The Fechtel Company’s “Cottages of Hope” project for Hope Children's Home, Mike found a new passion in fundraising for children’s charities. He and his wife, Sandi have one child. Mike is an avid softball player and angler.

  • Jay Fechtel

    Jay Fechtel


    Jay is the president and CEO of the Fechtel Company, and is the creative force behind all projects. With over 25 years of design and construction experience, he expertly guides clients through the entire building experience and consistently exhibits a dedication to the client’s needs and overall satisfaction. Jay leads the Fechtel Company team with energy, integrity and the goal to help each team member utilize their unique gifts to find fulfillment in their work. He enjoys working with the Fechtel team to bring projects from the “idea” phase to completion. Coupled with an extensive knowledge of building science, Jay’s commitment to excellence plays a major role in ensuring that every project operates smoothly and efficiently.

    Jay’s designs have received over twenty awards, including “Best in American Living” and southeast regional architectural design awards, and has also won numerous green building awards for energy efficient and water-conserving designs. He is an invited member of the U.S. Department of Energy Industrialized Housing Partnership’s “Build America Team” and has taught building science in industry venues which include the Southeast Building Conference. Jay is a licensed Class “A” general contractor in the State of Florida and is certified as a “Health House” specialist by the American Lung Association. He has been an owner-member of the C12 Group (since its inception in 1990) and the National Custom Builders Council (since its inception in 1996). Jay is a leader in his local church and a board member of several ministry organizations.

    Jay is married to his incredible wife, Terri, and has four children. He loves spending time with his family and traveling the world, a pastime which frequently causes him to happen upon adventure and the discovery of new ideas.

  • Tom Hublou

    Tom Hublou

    Project Manager

    Tom’s expertise with construction and client relations is well-known. He manages many of The Fechtel Company’s remodels, additions and warranty service projects, and has thirty years of experience in construction, carpentry and development.

    Tom earned a B.A. in Mathematics and is married with three children.

    Fun fact: Tom's famous red truck has a reputation for never breaking down!

  • Ron Jones

    Ron Jones

  • Selim Mansouri

    Selim Mansouri

    Architectural Designer

    Selim is an architectural designer who works with clients from start to finish to complete plans and details needed for building. He was born in Algeria and moved to the United States at the age of 24. Selim graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urbanism in Algeria, and has completed course work for a Masters in Architecture at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining The Fechtel Company, he owned an architectural design firm from 2004 to 2011 and played professional tennis.

    When Selim is not working on the design for a beautiful home, he enjoys volunteering as a tennis coach for kids and building custom furniture pieces. 

  • Shayne Palmer

    Shayne Palmer

    Carpentry Manager

    Shayne’s experience with framing and trim carpentry began at the age of 14. Shane graduated highschool at the top of his class at age 16, and although he earned a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina, he opted to continue working. Shayne later went on to join the U.S. Army, and after serving, returned to his first career.

    When he's not executing specialized framing details for The Fechtel Company, he can be found assisting neighbors, friends, and others in the community with construction and carpentry needs. He is married with four children, and enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and bird watching.

  • Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer

  • Peggy Schroeder

    Peggy Schroeder

    Contracts Manager & Executive Assistant

    Peggy holds the vital positions of contracts manager and administrative assistant for The Fechtel Company and has skillfully facilitated the company's community, client and business relationships for over 26 years. Peggy manages and prepares company contracts and exhibits, and shepherds contracts and agreements through to completion. She also reviews plans and specifications, manages the part-time office assistant position and assists the president (Jay Fechtel) with scheduling, travel arrangements, communication and special projects.

    Peggy graduated with a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, and enjoys reading and traveling.

    Fun fact: Peggy was The Fechtel Company's first employee!

  • Dave Wolcott

    Dave Wolcott

    Senior Project Manager

    When he is not on the court coaching one of his volleyball teams, Dave can be found managing some of The Fechtel Company’s most demanding projects. He performs quality control by regularly reviewing work and completing quality checklists, maintains an efficient schedule in coordination with the procurement and operations managers, manages client-trade contractor-architect relationships and oversees construction decisions and revisions. Dave earned a B.S. in Building Construction/Management from John Brown University and is a certified general contractor in the state of Florida.

    He is married and has three children, and enjoys being a husband and father, coaching volleyball and participating in water sports.


When talented people are engaged in work they are passionate about, extraordinary things are possible. These extraordinary accomplishments become a reality with the completion of each Fechtel Company masterpiece.

Our foundation is built upon the time-tested values of excellence, integrity and relationships. The Fechtel Company team places high value on every person involved in the building process: our clients, fellow team members, craftsmen and other individuals engaged in making the project a success. Years of experience and the application of quality processes further solidify our foundation.

With an unshakeable commitment to our values, our team of professionals turn dreams into reality. Our designs reflect originality, diversity and are highly personalized to meet each client’s unique needs and make a beautiful statement in the design community. Our craftsmen are skilled, experienced and are invested in their work, ensuring an excellent completion of both structure and finish. Attention to detail is our hallmark and we carefully oversee the crafting of each phase: from plans and "sticks and bricks” to sustainable systems, materials and the much-awaited finished project.

These quality components unite within the geneses of each project, resulting in outstanding products of beauty and lasting value that add to the stellar reputation The Fechtel Company carries within the Tampa Bay market.