Leadership Team

It is the priority of our leadership team to hire, train, and retain exceptional employees by ensuring that they grow both personally and professionally. With strong leadership, the careers of our team are enhanced through ownership, increased challenges, mentoring, training, and leadership development. We encourage and support our employees in becoming responsible corporate citizens, leading balanced lives and being accountable to one another.
 

 

 Clay Stacker

Clay Stacker

Founder/President

Clay Stacker has been in the construction industry since 1996. He has lived in the Middle Tennessee area for his entire life and earned a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Growing up the son of an architect, he had the opportunity to hear and see things from the design perspective of building, which gives him a unique perspective on the industry.

Clay has worked hard to make his priorities for business show throughout every aspect of SouthLand's work. He realized early on that strong, positive relationships between clients, subcontractors, and employees are crucial to a successful build. Under his leadership the company continues to grow and fulfill his favorite part of the job: watching customers' building dreams become reality.

When not working, Clay enjoys time with his wife, Cheryl, their two sons, and their dog Charlie. Time with the boys often involves sports, golf, and time on the lake.

 
Why SouthLand?
"The relationship-oriented atmosphere. SouthLand focuses on developing positive relationships with its customers, subcontractors, and employees. We actually get to work with people we like.”

 

Eric McKinney

Eric McKinney

Vice President, Operations
emckinney@SouthLandconstructors.com

Eric joined SouthLand Constructors in 2011. Eric enjoys bringing teams together and driving them to achieve their goals. In addition to managing projects, Eric serves as Safety Director, leads our development of young professionals, and contributes to SouthLand's organizational development. He has a B.S. in Construction Technology from Eastern Kentucky University with a Business Minor. He has worked in the construction industry since 1994 on projects totaling over a quarter billion dollars in value. Eric has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003 and former Chair of the USGBC Middle Tennessee Chapter.

At home Eric and his wife Kristin keep busy with their high-spirited daughters; Layla and Piper. For recreation Eric enjoys all forms of fellowship, sport, and the great outdoors.


Why SouthLand?
“It's exciting to be a part of a dynamic, growing company where my ideas and my work really matter. Knowing that everything I do has a real impact on our clients, our company and our community is a great motivating factor for me."
 
 

Brandon Porter

Vice-President, Client Services
bporter@SouthLandconstructors.com

After growing up around his father's small residential construction business in North East Tennessee, Brandon earned a degree in Civil Engineering from The Virginia Military Institute. While home from VMI for the summer of 1995 and then again in 1996, Brandon started his commercial construction career with a small builder back in Kingsport. He continued his education by completing his Master's Degree in Construction Engineering and Project Management at The University of Texas in 1997. He immediately started working on the Project Management side of things and has been a part of projects ranging from an almost 1 million SF office campus for Fed Ex in Memphis to an 11-story Marriott full-service luxury hotel in downtown Nashville. In addition to being on the company's ethics committee, at SouthLand, Brandon uses his “understanding of the construction process” to serve our clients well by staying connected with them. His desire to build relationships with our customers allows him to clearly communicate their needs to our preconstruction and construction teams. He loves facilitating the SouthLand process that allows our clients to realize their goals and dreams.

Away from the office, Brandon spends as much time as possible with his elementary-school sweetheart, who also happens to be his wife, and with his amazing 5 children. He enjoys coaching all of his kids, playing any athletic game, doing anything outdoors, and serving in his church and in the community.


Why SouthLand?
“It is an exciting place to be. There is a lot of growth and opportunity. With every new project we start, the anticipation of what is possible in our future is addictive to me! SouthLand has a great reputation for excellence, integrity, and strong relationships. I love the working environment, and the people here are some of the best in the industry."
 
 

Andrew Moore

Vice President, Preconstruction and Estimating
amoore@SouthLandconstructors.com

Andrew has been in the commercial construction industry since graduating from Clemson University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He worked in Florida and Georgia on numerous projects before relocating to Nashville in 2005. Since then, he has worked on projects of all types and sizes ranging from $50,000 up to $50M. Andrew believes very strongly in a collaborative approach to construction and enjoys being engaged with the design team early on. His vision for seeing the crux of projects early helps mitigate challenging circumstances and gives the team the best chances for success.

Away from the office Andrew is hard at work on his hobby farm, and enjoys traveling internationally, hiking, climbing, skiing, or just a round of golf.


Why SouthLand?
“SouthLand offers a great family work environment and is committed to excellence and shows it every day. SouthLand is a place where I can be successful and look forward to expanding my career."