Corporate Management

Paul Hogan, President:

Paul Hogan, President

In the construction world there is a vast difference between “theory” and “real world”. As a young man, Paul Hogan worked for 10 years as a laborer, carpenter and foreman on construction sites gaining unmatched “real world” building experience. Following his formal education, he acquired expertise in the financial side of construction as a Senior Estimator, the Operations side as Chief Operations Officer and managerial and leadership principles as a Group President for Georgia’s largest General Contractor/Construction Management firm. Paul has managed, priced and estimated projects that range from $10,000 to $117 million during his 30 years of construction experience.

Since founding Hogan Construction Group in 1998, Paul has gained a reputation as a “Builder’s Builder”………doing it right the first time and not taking short cuts that will reduce the project’s quality. As a fast track specialist and an expert in program development, he is very hands on, personally involved and deeply committed to his clients’ project success. You will see Paul in his hard hat and boots, inspecting a jobsite or personally testing and driving a new piece of heavy equipment.

The principles of Paul’s dedication, hard work and philosophy are weaved throughout the corporate focus on purpose and legacy. Its stated purpose is “to provide solutions that translate visions into realities” with an underlying philosophy “to build more than buildings but also to build people, careers and relationships”. Ultimately, Hogan Construction Group, seeks an enduring legacy for its people that is bigger than any one individual. This rock solid foundation has had a definite impact on the steady growth and success of Hogan Construction Group and will for years to come. Contact Paul Hogan

George Clackum, Vice President of Governmental and Institutional:

George Clackum, Vice President

George leads the Governmental and Institutional Group, and has the valuable combination of both a technical and managerial education that makes him a qualified member of the Hogan Executive Committee. Following his graduation from Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked on projects from base buildings to interior build-outs to renovations, he has managed a broad base of construction projects during his 31 years of experience. These projects have ranged from $50,000 to $50 million and include performing arts centers, hospitals and medical centers, school and university facilities, large office buildings such as the Federal Reserve Bank and NationsBank, Department of Correction facilities and the Olympic Rowing Venue.

In addition, George is one of our environmental construction specialists. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds certification from the National Environmental Protection Agency for “Erosion and Settlement Control” (NEPDES Certified). Contact George Clackum

Chris Bowen, Group Vice President of Greenville Office:

Chris Bowen, Vice President of South Carolina Office

Chris Bowen leads Hogan’s South Carolina office to build exemplary facilities and spaces for a variety of clients. With 20 years of comprehensive construction management experience, Chris’s project portfolio includes technologically-complex spaces, such as research laboratories and sports facilities. He brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the public involvement process to each of his projects and has successfully managed construction programs up to $50 million. Contact Chris Bowen

 Steve Hatton, Group Vice President of Charleston Office:

Steve headshot_right sizeSteve started his lifework in construction with concrete highways and bridges. This background in structural and civil work created a strong foundation as he moved on into commercial construction. His 40 years in the business include a wide array of projects from stadiums, hospitals, public buildings, hotels, retail, and industrial. Living in the Charleston area has allowed him to gain extensive experience with historical restoration projects. Steve understands the challenges associated with improving real property, and the importance of the teamwork required to make a project successful. It starts with a thorough understanding of the clients goals and strategies then applying the proper means and methods that make those goals a reality. Contact Steve Hatton

Robert Cofer – Vice President:


We are excited to announce that Robert Cofer, a veteran construction professional with 37 years of experience, has been added to our established team of management professionals. He has experience in all aspects of preconstruction and construction operations. His area’s of expertise include operational and business development performance/preconstruction and construction phase management. Throughout Robert’s career, he has overseen projects ranging from $100,000 to $50 million for base buildings, interior projects and renovations. He has also been successful in building strong relationships with ongoing and future clients. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction industry; managed construction of projects in many different sectors such as K-12, Higher Education, State and Local Municipalities, Healthcare, as well as the private sector. Robert also has experience in Program Management where he has worked as a Program Manager, Project Director and has worked in a role as Owner’s Representative. Contact Robert Cofer

Mike Tomlin – Director, Preconstruction & Estimating:

Mike Tomlin, Director of Estimating

Mike Tomlin is well suited and dedicated to his role as Chief Estimator. He is enthusiastic about what he does, enjoys it and relishes the challenge of “building a project in his mind” as he works to minimize costs and establish priorities. During preconstruction, he meets weekly with the Owner and Architect to develop and revise pricing options, provide value analysis and discuss constructability issues. Mike knows the importance and impact the accuracy of his work has on project success and achieving the Owner’s goals. In addition to personally estimating more than 35 projects during the last 12 months, Mike oversaw and reviewed all estimates completed by his Department. Under his leadership, his team estimated more than 90 projects of various types during that same time frame. Next, especially with projects that have a lengthy preconstruction phase, Mike tackles the Master Project Schedule to establish milestone dates. He meticulously tracks critical events to prevent any schedule lag or delays. Contact Mike Tomlin