Paul Schaefer

Paul Schaefer - Signature Building Group
Paul Schaefer’s roots in the construction industry can be traced back to his start in the family firm founded by his grandfather in 1921. After moving to Baltimore in 1985, Paul worked as a project manager for Glen Arm Construction before starting his own company in 1992. Schaefer Construction soon became the contractor of choice aiding the expansion of leading Baltimore-area businesses and developers by quickly and cost effectively meeting their construction needs. Paul’s expansive and wide ranging portfolio of completed projects includes restaurants, colleges, churches, banks, offices, laboratories and other medical use facilities. In addition to Signature Building Group and Schaefer Construction, he has partnered in the development of numerous commercial projects, founded Newmark Construction (Drywall) and co-founded Gradeline Construction (Sitework). The consummate team builder, Paul brings both vision and extensive construction knowledge to the collaborative process, ensuring exceptional results and enduring client relationships.

Paul is a graduate of The William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and Duke University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is married with one daughter and away from the office is active in both his Church and the Roland Park Little League, where he coached for over 25 years.

Tristan White

Tristan White - Signature Building Group
Tristan White began his construction career in 2002 as an estimator for Clark Construction in Bethesda, MD. He has been with Schaefer Construction since 2003 in a variety of roles since starting as an assistant Project Manager. Working with a number of banking and industrial clients, Tristan has overseen the conversion of shell space to bank, wealth management, and retail branch offices, managed numerous office remodels, and led design-build teams re-purposing a variety of industrial buildings, once even transforming a K-mart into a church. Currently the VP of Schaefer Construction, Tristan continues to work with industrial and high-end clients specializing in projects which require particular attention to detail – either due to the unusual or demanding construction methods required or the evolving nature of the client’s design objectives. His project list includes multiple industrial and manufacturing design-build projects from $200k to over $3million, the Geppi Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, the main Baltimore M&T Bank Branch on Charles Street, offices for the Arbutus Memorial Park, and a number of wealth management practices.

Tristan holds a BSE (with honors) in Electrical Engineering and the Master of Engineering Management – both from Duke University. Outside of work he finds himself addicted to racquetball and stays very busy with his wife and four boys.

Scott French

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A native of Towson, Maryland, Scott French served as the Comptroller for a national non-profit based in Ellicott City before joining the Schaefer Construction team in 1998. With over 20 years’ experience in financial management, accounting, and information systems, he has directed the installation and daily application of the firm’s estimating, accounting, data management, and IT platforms. As CFO of both Schaefer Construction and another sister company, Scott has provided key financial oversight throughout a sustained period of significant growth in sales, structure, and staffing. Applying his 17 years of construction industry experience, Scott also serves as a project manager specializing in the construction of fitness, physical therapy, and day spas.

Scott is a graduate with a BS in Accounting from Towson University. He serves as the President of the Hampton Pool Association in Towson, MD. Scott and his wife, Linda, have 4 children who keep them very active with a variety of sports from coaching soccer to enjoying family ski weekends.

Legh Powell

Legh Powell - Signature Building Group
Legh Powell, a Baltimore native, has been employed in the field of commercial contracting since 1977 when he joined Glen Arm Construction Co., Inc. as a project manager for tenant improvement work. In 1985, he opened L.R. Powell Construction Co., Inc. and continued his work in commercial interior and exterior construction projects. In 2001, he joined Schaefer Construction Co., Inc. and continues there to the present. During the 37 years of experience, the types of projects have been varied with the majority being in income producing real estate and many have been design/build in nature. The types of spaces vary from general offices to medical offices to industrial space to food production facilities to food preparation facilities to educational, museum and secure information facilities.

Legh is a graduate of Loyola High School (’61) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy (’65). He has been a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction since May, 2009. He is married with 5 children and 7 grand children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Jim Voeglein

Jim Voeglein - Signature Building Group
Jim Voeglein is a Baltimore native who has been working in the construction industry for 39 years, the first 22 in residential construction and the last 17 in the commercial arena. An avid theater enthusiast, he honed his skills as a stage carpenter in college and then at Center Stage before beginning his residential building career as a carpenter and foreman. Jim then worked as a project manager and company vice-president before starting his own business, Mount Washington Renovation, Inc., in 1987. Utilizing his artistic background for design and hands on skills as a craftsman his company carved out a niche designing and building custom kitchens, additions, and bathrooms from Homeland and Roland Park to the Dulaney Valley. In 1998, Jim made the transition to commercial construction as a Project Manager for Leapley Construction, Inc., where he concentrated on high-end commercial office fit-outs. In 2001, he joined Schaefer Construction Company, Inc. as a Project Manager where he has earned a reputation as a skilled and inventive team leader who excels at managing projects under strict time and budgetary constraints.

Jim Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, bicycling, and photography. He is currently on the Board of the Baltimore Camera Club, the oldest camera club in the United States founded in 1884.

Nick Funk

Nick Funk - Signature Building Group
Nick Funk has been in the Baltimore construction industry since 2003 all with Schaefer Construction Company, Inc. His first years there were spent as an assistant field superintendent doing interior alterations, pre-engineered steel structures, historic renovations, and restaurant construction. Now an estimator and project manager skilled in fast-track projects, he has specialized in educational facilities with Johns Hopkins University being one of his prominent repeat clients. Nick’s management style emphasizes collaboration, and he is keenly interested in the application of automation and robotics in the construction industry.

Nick is a graduate of the Gilman School and holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He spends free time with his wife, Kathrin, and their two sons, Brennan and Albie.

Ned Worthington

Ned Worthington - Signature Building Group
Ned Worthington has been in the Baltimore construction industry since 1984 with Falls Road Corporation and E. H. Worthington Builders where he has earned a well-respected reputation for his integrity, uncompromising standards of excellence in workmanship, and fierce commitment to representing the best interests of his clients throughout the design, estimating, and construction process. With roots in commercial building construction, he served as an estimator, project manager, and then CFO of Falls Road Corp. before acquiring the company in 1994 and serving as its President thereafter. With many landmark commercial buildings already in their resume, he added a residential division specializing in large-scale additions and renovations redefining many of the area’s finest properties from Roland Park and Ruxton to the Greenspring and Worthington Valleys. Ned’s signature skillset is in the area of value engineering where his acute attention to detail and commanding, first-hand knowledge of construction practices helps bring together the most practical marriage of design concepts and cost-effective solutions without compromising the creative goals of the project. He is also a skilled designer with many full-scale projects in his portfolio. Most recently, he has carved out a niche in the restoration market redesigning and restoring fire- and water-damaged buildings.

Ned was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Gilman School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1982. He is a past board member of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and a current Manager of the Baltimore Bachelor’s Cotillon. Away from the office, Ned enjoys building furniture, golf, paddle tennis, and hunting and is an avid, lifelong musician.