T.E. Stevens was founded in Birmingham, Alabama. Established in 1986, the company has tripled in size and grown to over 100 employees. We provide excavation, site development, and concrete services. We maintain a large fleet of earthmoving equipment to get the project done on time, within budget, and with ease. By providing excavation & concrete services we help customers save time, eliminate construction related stress, and reduce scheduling conflicts and issues.

With our culture, we thrive on the toughest challenges and care about the success of our clients. Our experiences, in-house services, and relationships within the Birmingham community have lead to consistent project success.


Tom E. Stevens


Mr. Stevens graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a B.S. in Building Science. He founded T.E. Stevens Company upon his graduation in 1986.  Under his guidance, T.E. Stevens has grown from a small contractor to an industry leader in the field of civil construction in the Birmingham market.

Patrick McLaughlin

Vice President

Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Auburn University in 1992 with a B.S. in Building Science. He joined the staff of Ellard Construction, Inc. in June, 1992. He worked as an Estimator and Project Manager through October 2000. He was promoted to Vice-President of Ellard Construction, Inc. in 2000 with responsibilities in estimating, project management, and administration. In 2004 he took over all estimating and project management responsibilities. In 2006 he became President of both Ellard Contracting Company, Inc. and Ellard Construction, Inc. In 2010 he joined T.E. Stevens Company, Inc. as their Vice President.

Mac Dauphin

Business Consultant

Mr. Dauphin graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn) in 1959 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  He was employed by Alabama Power Company immediately after graduation and worked there for 15 years except for a brief period in which he was on active duty in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  He joined Ellard Contracting Company in 1975 and worked there for 34 years before retiring in 2008.  From 2000 through 2006, he was the CEO of Ellard Companies.  In 2012 he began working with T.E. Stevens on a consulting basis. Mr. Dauphin has served the construction industry as the President of the AGC of Alabama and President of the Alabama Road Builders Association.

Patrick Weaver

Chief Estimator & Project Manager

Mr. Weaver began as an employee with Ellard Construction, Inc. in 2000 as a co-op student while completing his education at Auburn University. Upon his graduation in 2002 with a B.S. degree in Building Science, he began working full-time as a Project Manager in the field. In 2004 he was promoted to Project Engineer/ Estimator with responsibilities for project estimates and bidding schedules. He became the Manager of the Estimating Department and the Safety Director in 2005. In 2009 all accounting duties were given to him in addition to his other responsibilities. In 2010, Mr. Weaver joined T.E. Stevens Company as their Chief Estimator.

William Drennen

Estimator & Project Manager

Mr. Drennen graduated from Harding University in 2012 with a B.A. degree in Missions. He started his career in grading and utilities at Eagle Construction after graduation and was soon promoted to an operator. In 2014 he relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas and went to work for Gene Summers Construction as an operator. In 2015, he was promoted to crew foreman, before moving to Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Drennen joined T.E. Stevens in 2015 as an estimator and project manager.

Brian A. Scivley

Project Manager

Mr. Scivley graduated from Auburn University in 2012 with a B.S. in Biosystems (Environmental) Engineering and an option in Forest Engineering. During his time at Auburn, he worked for the Biosystems Engineering department in a collaborative effort with AGC in land development. Upon graduation, he began his career in the utility industry with Florida Power & Light as a GIS Project Manager with the Line Clearing department. In 2014, Brian returned to Alabama and joined Alabama Power as an Engineering Consultant for the Environmental Affairs department, researching pioneering technologies for water, air, and soil compliance in the energy and utility industry. In 2017, Mr. Scivley joined the T.E. Stevens team as Project Manager. He is currently an ISA Certified Arborist and working toward his Professional Engineering license.

Craig Fowler


Mr. Fowler leads our finance office and brings a breadth of more than 20 years of corporate experience leading teams across a spectrum of industries. He is tasked with our budgeting and planning efforts, as well as processes revolving around our overall fiscal health and stewardship of the company’s assets. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from UAB and his MBA from Samford University, he spent 8 years working for publicly traded national retailers Saks and SteinMart, managing a variety of financial functions. From there, Mr. Fowler joined Microsoft in their finance group, where he was responsible for global forecasting, planning, and analysis of the company’s largest franchise, Windows. Prior to joining TE Stevens, he also held leadership positions for privately owned software companies, ComFrame and Daxko, taking new products and services to market and overseeing their growth. His fiscal experience and wide range of leadership knowledge will help us to become even more disciplined and deliberate about our profitable growth.

Julie Nelson

Accounting & Office Manager

Ms. Nelson joined the management team at T. E. Stevens Company in 2012 as the Accounting & Office Manager. She came with seven years of experience in construction accounting plus ten years of accounting experience in the furniture industry. She held the position of Office Manager on three separate occasions prior to her employment with the company. She has proven that she has the knowledge and experience to help the company reach its goals. Ms. Nelson attended High Point University from 1995 through 1998 where she studied accounting and business.

Laura Wooldridge

Human Resources Manager

Ms. Wooldridge graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B. S. in Business Administration, Human Resources Management. She began her career with Johnson Controls in 2008.  There she managed a portfolio of service contracts for companies such as Airbus and Chevron, along with a team of technicians assigned to execute the work.  Ms. Wooldridge relocated to Birmingham from Mobile, AL in 2016 and began working with T. E. Stevens in 2017 as their Human Resources Manager.  She will complete her SHRM-CP in 2018.

Jake Lyle

General Superintendent

Started construction career in 1989 with H.G. Harders & Sons, Inc. in Panama City, FL. Worked as an Estimator and Project Manager in the deep foundation industry for 6 years. In 1999, Jake began his civil construction experience with Mcllwain Construction, Inc. in Mobile, AL as General Superintendent and Project Manager, building various commercial and institutional sites and installing facilities for municipalities over a period of 4 years. After Mcllwain Construction, Jake worked as Estimator and Project Manager for Asphalt Services, LLC, in Baldwin County, AL, completing various commercial and healthcare site packages, as as developing land for residential use. In 2005, Jake joined forces with a business partner and served as Vice President and Co-Owner of H.E. Newell, Inc. in Theodore, AL. which remained in business as an excavation and utility contractor until 2011. In 2012, Jake moved to the Birmingham area as a salesman for Improved Construction Methods Inc, and was promoted to Regional Sales Manger in 2014. In 2015, Jake joined forces with T.E. Stevens Construction, Inc, where he is Superintendent over all utility and underground work performed by the Company.

Terry Finley

General Superintendent

Mr. Finley started out doing electrical and plumbing work for Finley Construction in 1992. While with Finley Construction, he found his passion for operating heavy equipment. Mr. Finley moved on to Richard and Son’s in 2002 where he quickly became a foreman managing site grading and installing underground utilities. He moved on to Burford’s Tree Surgeons as a Superintendent and managed crews across 4 states and was involved in the estimating process to bid new work. Mr. Finley joined T. E. Stevens in 2016 as a General Superintendent where he manages a large crew performing utility and underground work.

Ronald D. Connally, II.

Fleet Manager

Mr. Connally held the position of Grade Foreman for Holloway Construction Company from 1984-1993. In 1993, Mr. Connally went to work for Ames Construction, Inc. as a Foreman, a position he held until 1995. During his tenure at both companies, Mr. Connally oversaw projects for ALDOT, TDOT, GDOT, and private entities, including work on interstate highways, hydroelectric pump storage facilities, dam foundation preparations, among other heavy civil projects. In 1995, Mr. Connally accepted a Project Superintendent position with Ellard Contracting Co., Inc., where he was in charge of major Interstate projects consisting of multiple bridges, culverts, and roadway widening. Other Projects he was involved in included sub-division development, engineered walls, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and water systems. In 2009, Mr. Connally joined T.E Stevens as its General Superintendent where he oversees all phases of construction projects.