Who we are
Founded in 1984 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina we are a family owned company with a dedicated staff serving the greater Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area.
Our Preconstruction Teams provides the full array of preconstruction services. We are trained and experienced working in a team environment with an attitude that our responsibility is to advance the owner’s interest.
Our people are dedicated to providing the very best in the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion. We do not lose sight of the fact that technology and management systems do not automatically make for a successful project, people do. Our people are dedicated and experienced and know construction. Many of our senior employees “grew up in the field” and bring that experience and knowledge to the table.
We are firmly committed to maintaining the safest job site for our employees, Owners, subcontractors, customers, and the neighborhood community. Our goal is to be incident and injury free and that each worker goes home each day the same way that he or she started that morning. That is why we constantly strive to improve our safety and accident prevention through safety programs aimed at eliminating or minimizing risk.
We have a full time Environmental Health and Safety Manager to train our workers, perform safety audits and to implement our job site safety plan.
David F. Anna
David F. Anna
Dave Anna is the Founder and Co-owner of Resolute Building Company. He holds a B.S. degree in Building Sciences and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. His experience includes project management with various general contractors, which eventually led to the establishment of Resolute in 1984. Dave is the former president of the General Contractors Association of Durham and has been active in the Carolinas AGC. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, the Carolina Meadows Retirement Community, the Chapel Hill Museum, Habitat for Humanity, the Triangle United Way and the Chapel Hill Advisory Board of SunTrust Bank. He is also an active member of the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club. Dave is a Registered Architect in the state of New York, and an Architect Emeritus in the state of North Carolina.
Carlos brings to our clients over 30 years of experience leading project teams in complex construction projects in the Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build, and hard bid markets for national and international commercial and federal clients. Responsibilities include proposal preparation, managing pre-construction, on-site construction engineering and administration activities. His responsibilities included contract and procurement negotiations with owner and subcontractors thru the duration of the project. His vast experience in managing the challenges to the project team that come with complex projects within new construction and renovations which includes oversight of project budgets, value engineering ideas, schedules, subcontract negotiations, intermediate completion milestones, phasing plans, and safety directives gives the client a reprieve knowing their best interest is being managed. His depth of knowledge includes the intricacies of complex MEP systems, site-civil designs, transition space, and secure facilities.
B.A. Urban Studies, Occidental College, 1973. Vice President since 1996. Project Manager with Resolute Building Company since 1987. Nine years prior experience as Carpenter, Foreman, Superintendent, and Project Manager with other contractors. David led the preconstruction team for The Brannon , The Bartlett, The Vega condo projects and The Foster apartment project in downtown Durham. He led the preconstruction and LEED certification effort for the University Inn redevelopment project in Chapel Hill (East 54 Multi-Use project). Former Member of Professional Construction Estimators Association (PCEA); former Chairman of Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment.
B.A. Biological Sciences, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. Currently serving as the Director of Preconstruction, Kim Vrana is a 40-year veteran of the construction industry and has broad experience in providing construction management and preconstruction services. Kim joined Resolute in 1987 and is currently heading the preconstruction and estimating services at Resolute. Along with the extensive knowledge of commercial construction, Kim has particular unique experience in large wood framed projects encompassing large student, multi-family and senior living projects.. He is the previous President of the Chapel Hill Tennis Clubs' Board of Directors. Kim served for seven years on the Board of Directors at the Carolina Meadows Retirement Community.
Project Management and Administrative
Vice President Field Operations
James has nearly 30 years of construction experience with a wide range of projects including multi-family, medical offices, hospitality, education, etc. Through his successful methods in managing construction projects, James is promoted to Vice President of Field Operations and continues to give his support and expertise to the company's project superintendents. James has his OSHA 30, CPR and equipment certification cards. QAQC Certified.
Director of Preconstruction Services
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Florida – Gainesville and brings 15 years of construction experience to the Resolute Team. From foreman to superintendent to estimator and onto director of preconstruction services, Ryan has extensive experience in both the negotiated and hard bid markets as well as being adept at cultivating relationships with local subcontractors. He is skilled at coordinating with architects, engineers and owners through creative design and value engineering, to bring budget-challenged projects to fruition, as well as preparing design development estimates, GMP and lump sum pricing.
Director of Business Development
B.A. Journalism, UNC Chapel Hill. Bryan joined Resolute in 2014 as Assistant Project Manager. He earned his Master’s in Construction Management from East Carolina University. After several years experiencing the various aspects of project management firsthand in the field, Bryan assumed responsibilities of Marketing Manager in 2018. In 2019 he earned his North Carolina General Contractors License.
Deputy Operations Officer
BSE Civil Engineering, Duke University, LEED AP. Monica has over 18 years’ experience in construction management, specializing in CPM scheduling, LEED management and commercial construction management. Monica joined Resolute as Project Manager Specialist.
Van has over 30 years of working in a financial role in a construction company in this area. He is adept at overseeing our budget and financial strategies for our company. He accurately forecasts future revenue needs, analyzes expected revenue streams and helps maximize cash flow.
B.S. Construction Management from East Carolina University. Mark recently completed The Bartlett Project as an Assistant Project Manager. Mark has now transitioned to the Fairweather Project in Raleigh to lend his expertise in customizations as well as with the project management of condominium construction projects.
Dawn serves as our office manager as well as the friendly face we see when we walk in every morning. She manages all things office related including supplies, meeting spaces, team apparel, etc. She assists our estimating team on bid days, keeps us looking fresh with new team apparel and organizes regular Friday in-office lunches.