Clay Fischer, CEO

Clay and Jeanne Fischer formed Woodland Construction in 1987, and tilted their first building in 1988. Clay fell in love with tilt-up construction while working for a large Atlanta contractor. Since then, tilt-up has become synonymous with Woodland and the decision was made to officially change the name to Woodland Tilt-Up.

He is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor, and is also a Certified Architectural Tilt-Up contractor by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

Clay actively participates in the concrete industry organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and as a past president. He serves as a Board member of Associated Builders and Contractors–Florida East Coast Chapter, and as a past chairman.  Clay is past president of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), and member of the Tilt-Up Supervisor Certification committee of the American Concrete Institute and serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University.  In 2007, he was selected as one of the “10 Most Influential People in the Concrete Construction Industry” by Concrete Construction magazine. Clay Fischer was the recipient of TCA’s Murray Parker Memorial Award in recognition of a contractor who has significantly contributed to the Tilt-Up industry.

As CEO of Woodland Tilt-Up, Clay spends much of his time working with owners, developers, and design professionals to help them understand if tilt-up is a good fit for their projects.

Clay and Jeanne have lived in Jupiter for over 22 years, and enjoy cruising to new places, getting together with industry friends, and basically having fun!

Gary Fischer, President

Gary Fischer, a State of Florida Certified General Contractor, President of Woodland Tilt-Up, is responsible for company operations. He oversees constructability studies and design enhancement, marketing, management training, contract negotiation, as well as project cost monitoring and reporting.

Prior to joining Woodland, Gary gained valuable hands-on experience in the field of tilt-up construction as Supervisor for a GC on the concrete and tilt-up aspects of their projects, and also worked in other specialty trades including glass curtain wall and window installations, weatherproofing and carpentry.

Hailing from the north shore of Long Island, NY, Gary decided to take a quick vacation to sunny South Florida to experience the warmth, and upon frequenting the Fort Lauderdale Strip during his stay, he ended up not using the return flight ticket home!

Gary has resided in Palm City with wife Phyllis and son Ryan for 16 years, and enjoys an occasional round of golf. Phyllis enjoys fostering Greyhounds to get them ready for adoption after they come off the track…a very interesting challenge for the entire family!

Felix Perez, Executive Vice President

Felix Perez, Executive Vice President at Woodland, provides leadership and direction in the successful start to completion of pre-construction, operation and administration of all projects.

During his early years with Woodland, Felix marketed and managed a sales territory that included the South, West and Space Coast Florida. He gained credibility, established rapport and maintained communication with existing and new customers at different levels and is known as a strong team leader. In 2013 Felix was promoted to Executive Vice President.

Prior to joining Woodland in 2009, he worked at a structural steel company as labor and with hard work and ambition got promoted to several positions such as Estimator, Project Manager and Sales Executive.

Felix was born in Puerto Rico and he was raised in Fort Lauderdale from the age of ten. He attended South Plantation High School where he played JV and Varsity Baseball. When he was 18, his father was paralyzed in a car accident. It was then that Felix became head of household and began to work in the construction industry.

When Felix is not working, he keeps very busy with his wife and four teenage children. As a parent, he actively supports his children’s activities, attending football games, football practice and competitive cheer competition and cheer practice. In his spare time Felix enjoys sports, dancing, and enjoying the company of family and friends.

James “Buck” Hughes, Vice President of Construction

James Hughes, Vice President of Construction for Woodland since 2007 is responsible for construction management planning and implementation in the field. He maintains control of deadlines, scheduling and coordination of construction management personnel and monitors project quality, objectives, and customer satisfaction.

Buck has been with Woodland since 1988, as General Superintendent and Supervisor positions and has always worked in the construction field.

Before moving to Florida, he was a Volunteer Fireman in West Virginia. Buck is married, and has one son in the Navy. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their two Maltese dogs, playing basketball, horseshoes, and pool. And you might run into him fishing Florida’s waters.

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