About Us


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Carl Matisse

Chief Executive Officer

Carl Matisse is the founder (1994) and principal owner of Summit Properties. Matisse began his career as a Project Manager for General Motors in 1985 and left GM in 1994 to start Summit Properties. Summit rapidly became known as a premier construction company specializing in all aspects of commercial and residential projects. Matisse has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a Masters in Business Administration from Oakland University. He is a Licensed Builder, Associate Real Estate Broker and Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan and formerly a Certified Real Estate Appraiser. With this broad range of experience and knowledge, he helps direct Summit in all of its business ventures.

Andrew Bunting

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Bunting is the COO and associate owner of Summit Properties. Bunting is a business executive who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Andrew worked as an engineer for United Parcel Service (UPS) and continued advancing his career in the corporate offices at UPS in Greenwich, CT and Atlanta, GA. After 12 years, Andrew accepted a position as Project Manager with Skanska USA, one of the largest General Contractors in the World. Andrew managed corporate multi-site construction programs for large clients (Bellsouth, Walmart, Home Depot, etc) and progressed to Sr. PM and then Vice President managing $80 million in annual projects for Skanska. After 12 years with Skanska, Andrew partnered with a small business and was instrumental in growing this business from $3 million annual revenue to $24 million over a five year period. This company was purchased and Andrew became a partner with Summit Properties in 2015.

Andy Jones

Vice President of Operations

Andy Jones is the Vice President of Operations for Summit Properties’ Southeast office. Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia and also earned a Master’s of Science in Construction Management. He began his career as an intern at Skanska USA Building (previously Beers Construction) where he managed commercial construction projects ranging in value from $2 – $40 million. After 13 years with Skanska, Jones partnered with a small business and was instrumental in growing this business from $3 million annual revenue to $24 million over a five year period. This company was acquired, and Jones became a partner with Summit Properties in 2015. Jones is the company’s Qualifying Agent for General Contracting state licenses previously held in 12 states throughout the South East and West.

Elliott Baird

Vice President - Houston Office

Elliott Baird is the Vice President of Operations for Summit Properties' West region offices. Baird graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture in 1996 from the University of Houston. He spent 10 years practicing architecture for multiple fortune 500 clients with extensive renovation, rollout, tenant improvement and new build projects completed that ranged in cost from $10 thousand up to $10 million dollars. Baird left as an Associate Principal to work as a Regional Director for a design build firm based out of Atlanta that specified in a nationwide delivery of projects. He has spent the last 10 years helping grow a small nationwide General Contracting group from $500 thousand to $26 million dollars a year as Chief Operating Officer. He brings to Summit Properties over 20 years of a broad range of Design and Construction experience.

Project Managers

Erik Johnson

South East Manager

Erik Johnson joined the team in 2016 as a Project Manager for Summit Properties’ Southeast office. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in 2005. He has since worked multi-site construction and large construction projects in various capacities, and he has grown with several of the team members at Summit Properties. Johnson is a rock solid leader who helps to develop our people and improve our processes to better service our clients.

James Payne

South East Manager

James Payne, graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in May of 2015 with a degree in Civil Engineering and an emphasis in construction management, joined Summit Properties as a college intern and started full time immediately upon graduation. Payne has grown into a detail oriented Project Manager and has successfully managed 200+ Chase Bank equipment installs and many KFC renovations projects. He has successfully bid, won and managed multiple Speedway Café Remodels and Extended Stay America Renovations. As a career Summit employee, James has personified our company values and key performance principals to become an effective and valuable member of our team.

Joseph Cross

Joseph earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College (VA), where he was also a member of the Eagles football team. After graduation, Joseph utilized his backgrounds in art and physics to become a Project Manager for a high-end ornamental and miscellaneous steel subcontractor. He managed scopes of work up to $2M on commercial projects ranging $25-$75M. He has since worked in multi-site construction as an Owner’s Representative and Project Manager, highlighted by managing 50+ KFC remodels across 10+ states. Joseph is a sports and photography enthusiast who resides in Richmond, VA with his French Bulldog, Shockoe.

Tony Kelleher

Pacific Northwest Manager

Tony Kelleher’s Construction career started in 2003 working his way through the ranks while attending Oregon State University in the Construction Engineering Management Program. Kelleher’s background in commercial construction with fixture installation, carpentry and Superintendent experience combined with his education continues to be a great asset to his career advancement and customer service to our current and future clients. Kelleher is an exceptional Project Manager who partners with all project personnel and is relentless in his pursuit of our clients' satisfaction.

Curtis Dyck

Pacific Northwest Manager

Curtis Dyck is a seasoned project manager with over 30 years of construction experience. Dyck opened the West Coast office in 2016, and we are currently performing work for many clients out of this office. His experience as the Regional Construction Manager for Rite Aid combined with multiple years as a General Contractor gives Curtis a valuable blend of experience. This helps to understand all angles and key issues of the Owner / Service provider relationship. Curtis is currently overseeing West Coast projects including McDonald’s, British Petroleum, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Safeway/Alberton’s and more. He provides project management, estimating and business development services.

Patrick Hulett

Midwest Region Manager

Patrick Hulett is the General Manager for Summit Properties’ Midwest office. Hulett has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has been with Summit Properties for since 2008. He has completed numerous multimillion-dollar projects from industrial piping to ground up construction. Formerly affiliated with Sylvan Industrial, Angelo Iafrate Construction Co., Goeckel Construction and his own building company, he has vast experience in all aspects of construction. He has worked in a number of different positions including pipe fitter, carpentry, estimating, sales engineering, site supervision and project management.

Chuck Withey

Southwest Manager

Charles “Chuck” Withey started in the construction business in 1996 after spending 12 years in the banking business. Construction was a passion of his as he enjoyed the art of creating something from nothing.  Withey spent the next 15 years pursuing those dreams by building homes and developing subdivisions and retail strip centers. With the down turn in the real estate market, he moved into the Insurance Restoration industry where he started an office in Grand Rapids, MI and grew it to 15 employees within 18 months. In August of 2017, he joined Summit Properties as a Project Manager working with BP and Olive Garden. In 2019, he is opening our Phoenix, AZ office.

Administrative Staff

Project Accountants