About Us

Premier Construction Company

Meet Our Team

Our team is comprised of some of the best people in the construction industry. With over 25 years of experience you know you are dealing with the industry leaders in South Florida.

Terry Paterson

President & CEO

Terry has been President of Paterson Project Management, Inc. since 2001. A licensed general contractor with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Jessica Easterling

Partner / COO

Jessica Easterling has over 20 years of experience as a licensed building contractor in the construction industry as both a manager and a supervisor.

Will Paterson

Project Manager

Formerly the director of operation at Cummins Diesel of South Africa, Will has since been managing a range of construction projects at PPM.

Dana Sanderson


Dana is a native Floridian, raised in Lighthouse Point. She brings over 10 years’ experience of Operations Management to the Paterson team.

Luisa Bayer

Project Manager

With German roots and being local to South Florida for over 15 years, Luisa is a licensed GC with a passion to manage and build beautiful homes with the best teams in the industry.

Andrea Lourido

Project Manager

Andrea has over 15 years of management and financial experience. She helps support the construction bidding process and follows up with sub-contractors.

Joseph Gratton

Project Manager

Experienced Design Professional; Experience in residential and commercial projects. Design focus on Kitchen and Bar spaces. Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. Certifications in AutoCAD and Revit design.

Fernando Navarro

Project Manager

Fernando began working for PPM in 2009 as a field worker and has worked his way up to rough carpenter, material estimator, heavy machinery operator, structural supervisor, site supervisor, and project manager.

Desiree Martel

Client Relations Manager

With a background in luxury real estate administration and banking, Desiree brings over 10 years of valuable customer service experience to PPM.

Stephanie Sanderson

Permitting/Marketing Specialist

Stephanie brings over 8 years of Marketing experience. She helps assist with the permitting process and develops and manages PPM Marketing and Social Media channels.

Raymond Mclearnon

Site Supervisor

Raymond comes with a long background in multiple construction trades with 10+ years’ experience. He has become an expert Supervisor coordinating and inspecting the finest of details to ensure a flawless finished product.

Justin “Cody” Gibbons

Assistant Supervisor

Born and raised in South Florida and has been working in the construction industry for the past 3 years while studying for his Bachelor’s degree. Cody is currently in graduate school studying Construction Management at FIU.

Aiden Paterson

Assistant Supervisor

Aiden grew up in the construction industry alongside his father and grandfather being General Contractors. He is currently studying to become an architect.

Rigoberto Arellano

Framing Supervisor

Rigoberto was the first employee of PPM in 2001. He is the leader of our in-house Framing & Drywall crews with over 20 years’ experience as a supervisor.

William “Billy” Frederick Jones

Structural Supervisor

Billy has been in the construction industry for 47 years with 20 years’ experience as a licensed building contractor. He specializes in structural framework, SCAB, tie beams, pools, stairs and roofs.

Juan Coto

Finish Supervisor

Juan works alongside the Framing and Drywall crews. His attention to detail and expertise makes him a key part of the Paterson team.

Construction Management: We Live and Breathe It

We are a family operated, general contracting business where multiple generations work together diligently to satisfy even the most discerning of Fort Lauderdale area clients. Our full service construction company manages every aspect of your project, from ideal design and help with planning, to permitting, construction, and subcontractor oversight. We follow through with City, County, and inspections, and we will help you with insurance discounts and obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy. Paterson Project Management is dedicated to seeing your South Florida construction project through, from start to finish. We get the job done right.

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Expediting Your New Home Construction Project

It takes an experienced Fort Lauderdale, FL construction company to address the many complexities involved in getting your new home construction, or property development, off the ground. After many years spent earning successes in South Florida, we are well versed in these details. We assist in securing soil tests, with boundary and elevation surveys, and with permitting and FEMA compliance. We know that the sooner these details are addressed, the quicker city approvals can be obtained so that work on your project can begin.

Rest assured that with Paterson’s detailed planning, expert construction techniques, and top-quality materials, your home construction project will go smoothly and bring you a new home, or home addition, that you will love for years to come.