OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
Telligent Masonry, LLC delivers high-quality projects on time and on budget through the collective effort of more than 500 exceptional employees.
President & CEO
Chris Pappas has worked in Masonry Construction since 1982, serving in a variety of roles including estimating, contract negotiations, brick laying, and project management. His thirty years of experience allow him to effectively oversee all daily operations at Telligent, and ensure that every project conforms to the highest standards of quality, safety, and workmanship. To Chris, every project, no matter how large or small, is a matter of personal pride.
Michael Pappas has worked with Telligent Masonry since 2005, starting as a laborer and then intern. After graduating from the University of Miami, he continued his construction career in both the field and project management with duties including Superintendent, PM, QC Manager, Scheduler and now serves as Vice President. With over fifteen years of masonry construction experience, Michael is a key long-term asset to the company.
Petra Botha, an exciting new addition to Telligent Masonry, has been in the Finance Industry for over thirty-five years. With an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston University, Petra’s wealth of experience and knowledge oversees all financial and accounting matters at Telligent.
Monica Brooks, CHST, OHST
Monica Brooks joined Telligent Masonry in 2019 as the Safety Director. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University majoring in Occupational Safety and Health and minoring in Fire Science. Presently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Leadership with an emphasis on Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Monica has a strong attention to detail, is resourceful, and is a dedicated Safety Officer with over twenty years of environmental health and safety, emergency response, and leadership experience. Adept at assessing potential risks and hazards, performing safety inspections/audits, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, and training personnel on a variety of safety-related topics, processes, and procedures.
Tranquilino Villegas has more than thirty-five years in the Masonry Construction industry, and Telligent Masonry, completing well over half a billion dollars in masonry construction. During these years, he has learned the trade as a laborer, mason, equipment operator, foreman, superintendent and now general superintendent. Tranquilino uses his vast expertise of the trade and his proven track record of completing projects inside the tight physical and schedule constraints of our clients serving as Telligent Masonry’s General Superintendent overseeing all project sites. A decisive yet diplomatic leader, Tranquilino leads Telligent’s 500+ craftsmen and women empowering them by offering guidance while allowing them to grow independently and educating the next generation. He was honored for his expertise as the 2010 Associated Builders and Contractors National Masonry Craftsman of the year and has been instrumental in leading Telligent’s ABC National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award-Winning projects.
Kayla Evans has been in the Masonry Construction industry since 2011 and now serves as a Pre-Construction Manager for Telligent Masonry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Project Management and in 2019 graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a Master’s of Business Administration. Kayla graduated from ABC’s Leadership Development Program at the Platinum Level and completed the Grinnell Leadership Jump Start Program. She coordinates the efforts of a team of highly talented masonry estimators with over 100 years of combined experience, enabling Telligent Masonry to provide accurate cost estimates and comprehensive scopes of work on all projects.
Joel Ackerman began working with Telligent Masonry in 2016. He completed his Bacherlor’s degree in Business and Economics at Ursinus College and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Construction Management from Montgomery College. Starting as an estimator, he quickly grew into the role of Pre-Construction Manager and is responsible for coordinating with the estimating department to ensure all bids and budgets receive the highest level of accuracy, quality, and timelines. He currently serves on the ABC.XYZ Committee and ABC Craftmasters Board of Trustees and graduated at Platinum Level from the ABC Leadership Development Program.
Tina Cron began working with Telligent Masonry in 2012, currently serving as the Payroll Manager. With an MBA from University of Maryland, University College, Tina manages payroll for over 500 employees and develops key administrative plans and procedures relating to company personnel.
Geoff Bean has been with Telligent Masonry for over thirty years as a Senior Estimator and has become an invaluable resource to our Estimating Department with a total of over 40+ years of construction experience. Geoff’s meticulous take-offs always provide our customers with accurate proposals for competitive bids. He provides the project management team with precise quantities to help projects run smoothly every time. Geoff received a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland.
Blake Pappas has been in the Masonry Construction industry since 2013. He obtained his construction management degree from Ashford University and currently serves as a Superintendent for Telligent Masonry. One of Blake's key projects with the company earned himself the prestigious ABC National’s Eagle Award for Excellence in Masonry Construction on the Signature at Reston Town Center. Attending onsite meetings and relaying important information from the field to the office is part of just one of his many roles at Telligent. Blake coordinates all work carried out by the field and acts as a liaison between various parties that assist with all teams to ensure the projects are finished to successful and optimal completion. He oversees the foreman and crews on site directly, maintaining the schedules to prevent conflicts in the workflow while ensuring that overall productivity is met and performed with safety and accuracy.
Senior Project Manager
Joel Williams has worked in the Masonry Construction industry for over fifteen years, primarily in Florida. Some key projects that he worked on include the Orlando Airport and Microsoft Data Mining Facility in VA. In early 2020, Joe started with Telligent Masonry where he oversees the Project Managers and assists the Superintendents and Field Personnel.