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MANAGEMENT

Paul F. Persons, Jr.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Paul Stevens

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Darrell West

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Brent Bowen

Executive Vice President Infrastructure Group

Scott Daniels

VICE PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL Group

Wes Cooke

Vice President
Construction Group

Chris Burnett

VICE PRESIDENT
Disaster Group

Paul F. Persons Sr.

Paul F. Persons, Sr. is the Founder and former President of Persons Services Corporation. He has owned and operated the business since 1978. His knowledge and experience in the construction industry have been the key to PSC’s success. After graduating from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL in 1969, Mr. Persons then went on to serve in the United States Army Reserves for 4 years before starting his own business. Having begun working at the age of 14 in the mechanical industry, Mr. Persons developed a unique work ethic and knowledge base of the industry that is not often found. Mr. Persons has worked in virtually every position of the mechanical, plumbing, piping, and utility construction business. He has over 40 years of experience in the industry with an exceptional record of success. He served on the Board of Advisors for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and holds a Master Plumber & Gas Fitter License. Mr. Persons has been married for over 30 years and has 3 children with his wife.

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Paul F. Persons, Jr.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Paul F. Persons, Jr. (Buddy) is President of Persons Services Corporation and Owner. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Building Science from the School of Architecture, Design & Construction.  Mr. Persons has worked throughout the United States and abroad in Disaster Services, Building Construction, Infrastructure and Industrial Sectors.  Mr. Persons has held management positions in various countries such as Haiti, Albania, Honduras, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and others working with Foreign Government, U.S. Federal Government, Military and it’s agencies on a wide variety of construction and support contracts.  He also managed a multi-state federal government facilities maintenance construction contract for the Department of Homeland Security that covered the eastern seaboard from New York to North Carolina.  Along with his experience in the Construction Business, he has managed over $600 million in recovery contracts throughout the United States including efforts for Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake and more.  Mr. Persons is the Managing Partner and an owner of Persons Service Corp. along with Managing Director of Persons Development Company that specializes in Industrial/ Commercial Warehousing and office facility leasing.  Mr. Persons holds contractor licenses in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and serves on various local committees and boards.  He holds multiple certifications in the industrial & emergency response industries.

Paul Stevens

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Paul Stevens is Chief Operations Officer for Persons Services Corp. and serves as Construction Manager/ Program Manager for PSC’s Disaster Group. Mr. Stevens has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry on a variety of projects both Industrial and Commercial. He has a diversified background in General Construction, Civil & Utilities, Site Work, Mechanical Piping, HVAC and Electrical Systems. Mr. Stevens has successfully managed multimillion-dollar projects from inception through completion and works closely with design teams and owners to ensure project success. Projects include green field developments both residential and commercial/industrial, water treatment, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and office construction as well as renovation of historic buildings and office space. These projects allowed him to gain experience in many methods of construction including multi-story reinforced cast-in-place concrete, steel structures and masonry construction. Paul joined PSC in 2015 and most recently has lead teams in housing development, demolition, and debris removal in Haiti. Mr. Stevens has a Bachelor of Science in Business/Construction Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also holds LEED AP credentials from the U.S. Green Building Counsel and a Program Manager Certification (PgMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Darrell West

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Darrell West is the CFO of Persons Services Corp. with more than 30 years’ comprehensive experience within executive roles in the Finance, Construction, Healthcare, and Development industries. Mr. West received his degree from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He has worked throughout the Southeast in various leadership positions utilizing his extensive knowledge of financial systems and project management to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices.

Brent Bowen

Executive Vice President
Infrastructure Group

Paul F. Persons, Jr. (Buddy) is President of Persons Services Corporation and Owner. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Building Science from the School of Architecture, Design & Construction.  Mr. Persons has worked throughout the United States and abroad in Disaster Services, Building Construction, Infrastructure and Industrial Sectors.  Mr. Persons has held management positions in various countries such as Haiti, Albania, Honduras, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and others working with Foreign Government, U.S. Federal Government, Military and it’s agencies on a wide variety of construction and support contracts.  He also managed a multi-state federal government facilities maintenance construction contract for the Department of Homeland Security that covered the eastern seaboard from New York to North Carolina.  Along with his experience in the Construction Business, he has managed over $600 million in recovery contracts throughout the United States including efforts for Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake and more.  Mr. Persons is the Managing Partner and an owner of Persons Service Corp. along with Managing Director of Persons Development Company that specializes in Industrial/ Commercial Warehousing and office facility leasing.  Mr. Persons holds contractor licenses in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and serves on various local committees and boards.  He holds multiple certifications in the industrial & emergency response industries.

Scott Daniels

VICE PRESIDENT
INDUSTRIAL Group

Scott Daniels is the Vice President of the Industrial Mechanical Group for Persons Services Corporation. He is specialized in plumbing, mechanical piping, specialty piping systems, & site utilities since 1994. Mr. Daniels has over 28 years’ experience in plumbing and mechanical systems and has held a Master Plumbing and Gas fitting license for over 25 years in the State of Alabama. Mr. Daniels has an extensive background in industrial, multi-family, institutional, medical, commercial, and mechanical systems. Mr. Daniels has successfully procured and managed many multi-million-dollar projects for clients such as Airbus, Mercedes, Infirmary Systems, Evonik, SSAB, Walmart, the University of South Alabama, and other large industrial and institutional customers.

Wes Cooke

Vice President
Construction Group

Wes Cooke is the Vice President of the Construction Group for Persons Services Corp. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Building Science. Mr. Cooke has successfully managed projects in all types of construction including healthcare, educational/institutional, retail, restaurant, automotive, warehouse/industrial, office space, mixed use/commercial development, and churches. He has also completed specialized projects such as design build, build-to-suit, historic restoration, and hurricane/storm disaster repairs and renovations. As the VP of the CG, Mr. Cooke helps to support and guide both the Project Management and the Field Supervision Teams to work cohesively with each other to ensure PSC’s clients receive the best possible results for their projects.

Christ Burnett

VICE PRESIDENT
Disaster Group

Chris Burnett is the Vice President of the Disaster Group; he joined our team in 2018. Mr. Burnett has over 18 years of experience in the general construction business as well as the disaster recovery industry. His projects include residential, multi-family, education, commercial and industrial operations. Mr. Burnett has worked across the South East responding to multiple Presidential Declared Disasters. He has years of experience in the CDBG-DR field, both as a general contractor and as a Construction Manager overseeing general contractors and holds multiple certifications through the IICRC and RIA including the highest level of certification through the RIA as a Certified Restorer. Mr. Burnett has dedicated his career to helping communities and families recover from natural disasters.