Southern Standard Construction

Our Team

Our purpose is to make the construction process fun, simple, and stress-free for our clients.

Southern Standard Construction stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in our industry. We are certain that you will find our folks demonstrate the quality and character of people you want to know and trust.

We are seasoned professionals who know how to build, and like to have fun along the way, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience.

President and Founder

Wayne Mayo

“I’m grateful to work along-side such an incredibly motivated and talented team of construction professionals. I enjoy collaborating, unpacking ideas, and delivering creative and cost-effective solutions for our clients. Bringing people together to achieve common goals is the is the most rewarding part of my job.”

Coffee: Black. It’s roughly 70-73% of my daily consumption.

Vice President of Operations

Vanessa Anderson

“With more than 20 years of construction management under my belt, I’m excited to join a team of such skilled professionals that are passionate about delivering quality projects to clients that exceed their expectations.”

Coffee: I am more of a mocha person. But I do have a grinder for special coffee.

Project Executive & Senior Superintendent

Paul Boyle

“I’ve spend more than 40 years in construction, and I know the most important thing on a project is safety and control of our work environment.”


Coffee: I only drink de-caf, black.

Director of Estimating and Business Development

Jason Knapp

“After more than 20 years of construction management experience, I know the importance of setting the standards for quality in a project up front. I enjoy leading our field team and working with all sub-contractors to deliver all projects on-time and with the highest level of detail to our clients.”

Coffee: With honey & creamer.


Jamie Pitts

“I only entered the construction industry in the last 6 years, but during that time I found it to be interesting, challenging, and exciting. I enjoy watching something go from nothing, but a dirt pile to a beautiful building and learning about everything that happens in between.”


Coffee: Absolutely YES to coffee!! 1 Splenda and creamer, it should be a beige color for me to drink it. Some days I need it stronger than others. If you catch me drinking coffee in the afternoon it means it has been a stressful day.

Senior Project Manger

Michael Imbler

“The structure system in building construction, when done correctly, is very similar to that within the United States military, and as a former United States Marine, I respect and enjoy that type of working environment. The interfacing with Owners and Design Consultants in a team atmosphere can be very rewarding as the construction project achieves the full design and we, as the construction managers for the project, develop a cohesive team to implement that design.”

Coffee: Black

Project Manager

Franklin Lee

“I love how intricate construction is. Construction has always fascinated me by how many parts and pieces are involved in the process. I also enjoy solving problems, which construction has no shortage of.”

Coffee: Literally half full of cream, no sugar


Robbie Nix

“Helping each client reach their goals with each project is one of the most rewarding parts of working with Southern Standard as a project manager. I’m committed to working with each client, sub-contractor and team member to ensure a project sees success through each step to completion.”

Coffee: Yes. My blood is mostly coffee.  With just a little bit of sugar.


Jerahme Ryan

“I have been in construction for my entire adult life. I enjoy working with the customer and really giving them a quality product that they are happy with and I can be proud of. I enjoy the camaraderie of working with the sub-contractors and getting to meet new and interesting people. Construction has allowed me to work with my kids at home and teach them how to do things for themselves and help make them more independent. For me construction is not just a job, it is a way of life.”

Coffee: No coffee for me

Project Manager

Shawn Whitman

“I’ve always enjoyed building things.  Love doing complex projects – making something from nothing and watching it come together.”

Coffee:  I add coffee to my sugar, when I can’t find a Mountain Dew.

Assistant Project Manager

Jaworski Vance

“I’m a builder of people and communities. I love working for Southern Standard Construction, because that’s what we do.”

Coffee: No coffee for me, just tea please.


Bobby Walker


Mark Manning

Coffee: I drink coffee only in the morning to get started with cream and sugar.


Travis Sullivan

“I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when the project is done.  Being able to see my time and energy making something happen.”

Coffee: Yes. Depends… I like it black, and I like the fancy ones, too.


Glen Nyman

“I love working in construction because I like solving problems – and I’m good at it.  I like working with my hands, and being outdoors.”


Coffee: Yes, with a little bit of half and half.

Senior Executive Administrator

Cari Kelly

“I enjoy the entire construction process –  I find it fascinating to watch an entire structure being built.  All of our team members and subcontractors take great pride in what we have worked so hard to create.   It’s very gratifying to see the beautiful completion of a project.”

Coffee: I need my coffee strong and sweet, and immediately when I wake up in the morning.

Executive Assistant

Micah Ramirez

Senior Superintendent

Roger Barineau

“Construction can be frustrating or rewarding – depending on your attitude. I get a lot of satisfaction in being able to take a set of drawings into the field, start at ground level to build a project and watch it develop through different stages of construction, and know at the end that I have done my best. The one item I get the most satisfaction from is being able to solve problems.”

Coffee: one when I wake up, and then one for the road.