Avis A. Phillips
Shareholder & Chairman of the Board
Avis Phillips has spent a lifetime in the civil construction and environmental remediation industries. Through this experience she learned the values of hard work, resourcefulness, and character. In 1986 Avis formed Avisco, Inc. and became its Chief Executive Officer, President, and sole shareholder. Under her leadership, Avisco became one of the top contractors in the Southeastern United States. In 2017 Avis assumed majority control of stock in Phillips Infrastructure Holdings, Inc. – a recently formed holding company for various subsidiaries (including Phillips & Jordan, Incorporated) – providing heavy civil construction, right-of-way access and construction, and disaster response services on a national basis. In addition to her positions with Avisco and Phillips Infrastructure Holdings, Avis has developed and operated shopping centers, commercial office buildings, art galleries, and retail clothing stores, and served as a Trustee or Board of Directors member for several businesses, charities, and educational institutions.
William T. “Ted” Phillips, Sr.
Founder & Chairman of the Board Emeritus
As a 17 year old, Ted Phillips got his first construction project – a $495 clearing project for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Mr. Phillips founded Phillips & Jordan (P&J) with his friend, Ted Jordan, in 1952. In 1959, the company was incorporated and Ted was elected President and Chairman. Initially specializing in land clearing and grubbing, the company evolved into a diversified heavy civil construction company. In the mid 1970’s, P&J merged with Kanab Energy Services, a public entity, and Ted Phillips stayed on to run the company. He bought P&J back in 1985.
William T. “Teddy” Phillips, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Teddy Phillips joined P&J in 1989. Ted Sr. turned over the Chief Executive Officer title to Teddy in 2009. Teddy has played a major role in the growth of P&J over the past three decades and in recent years was instrumental in re-positioning the company’s focus to its current key markets. During his tenure at P&J, Teddy has served as Vice President of Real Estate & Corporate Development, Executive Vice-President, and President. Under Teddy’s leadership, P&J has achieved substantial growth and consistent profitability. Teddy majored in Business Management while attending Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina and served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2009. He currently serves on the board of directors of companies in the real estate and construction sectors.
J. Patrick McMullen
Patrick McMullen joined P&J in 1994. In 2013, Teddy Phillips handed over the position of President to Patrick. Prior to assuming the responsibilities of President, Patrick was P&J’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. Patrick is responsible for developing and executing corporate strategy, and in doing so, works closely with the operations and corporate services teams. Prior to coming to P&J, Patrick worked for Avisco, Inc., an environmental construction company, where he served as Vice President of Operations. Patrick is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business. In addition to his duties at P&J, Patrick plays a key role in a number of P&J affiliated companies.