Meet the executive team

Chairman of the Board Pete Henderson

What are you passionate about in the construction industry?

I’ve always enjoyed watching our team develop and grow with the opportunities that are placed in front of them.

What is something unique about Henderson?

Vice President Leslie Henderson Schultz, LEED AP

Growing up, were you always interested in joining your family business at Henderson, Inc.?

Yes, I was intrigued, but actually I started out going to school for Exercise Physiology. Then as I spent summers at Henderson, Inc. doing internships, I realized I had a real interest in the business and I changed my major to business. I always knew there would be an opportunity IF I was interested, however, my parents NEVER pushed it on me. They allowed me to ultimately figure out that the construction industry is where I belonged.

Vice President of Federal Operations James M. Neilson, DBIA

How did you get involved in the construction industry?

I started designing things in High School.  In my second year at Clemson University, one of my professors convinced me my talents were best applied to building construction as opposed to design.  I changed my major from Architecture to Building Science.  That summer I found my first field job and never looked back.  15 years later I went back to Clemson and thanked that professor. 


How did you get involved in the Federal side of the construction industry?

Chief Financial Officer Jake Liebler, CPA

How did you get involved in the construction industry?

I joined Witt Mares in 2002 and quickly got involved in Construction related engagements with the firm. I fell in love with the industry and continued to grow my knowledge base as I worked with the Witt Mares Construction team for three years and then joined the Henderson, Inc. team in 2005.

What are you passionate about in the construction industry?