Paul Hutchinson


Paul Hutchinson serves as President of Classic Plains Construction, a professional construction firm specializing in residential and commercial construction. As President, he directly oversees all internal company operations across various projects at the organization.

Prior to Classic Plains Construction, he spent 14 years at Lane Realty Construction (LRC) overseeing the construction and renovation of an $850 million dollar portfolio of apartments, condominiums, hotels and retail space, most recently as President of LRC.

Paul brings over 27 years of construction industry experience and offers a depth of expertise across commercial, medical, government and general building projects. He holds a Bachelor’s of Construction from Southern Polytechnic State University.

Scott Tackett

Executive Vice President

Scott Tackett, Executive Vice President of Classic Plains Construction has over 27 years of experience in all aspects of Construction Program Management and Facilities Operations. Scott is responsible for the day-to-day field operations and management of all projects here at Classic Plains Construction. He directly oversees all Project Field Supervision, Scheduling, Safety and Quality Control.

Prior to starting Classic Plains Construction, Scott Tackett was the Vice President of Operations for Lane Realty Construction, LLC from 2005 to December 31, 2009. He began his career with Lane as assistant superintendent and rapidly advanced over a 14-year period. During his time with Lane he has also held the positions of superintendent, general superintendent, and field operations manager. This work includes garden style apartments, high density apartments, townhomes, high density condominiums, extended stay motels, assisted living facilities. His projects also include complex rehabilitations, fire rebuilds, and condo conversions. He has built single family homes, restaurants such as Applebee’s, Cracker Barrel, and Taco Bell, as well as some light commercial office space.

Scott graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Construction. He also earned his Associates Degree in Business from Gordon College.

Lamar Doss

Sr. Project Manager

Lamar Doss joined Classic Plains Construction as Senior Project Manager in 2019. Lamar has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry. He has spent time in his career with some of the nation’s largest multifamily developers/contractors. Lamar began his career as a Project Administrator and worked his way through the ranks spending time as an Estimator, an Assistant Superintendent and eventually becoming Sr. Project Manager. Working in every facet of the operations side of the industry has given Lamar an understanding of what it takes to get a project built. Lamar has over 4,000 multifamily units ranging from garden style apartments, assisted living facilities, student housing to high density apartments with parking structures.

Prior to beginning his career in construction, Lamar graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in business. His education and experience have been the basis for a long and successful career in the industry.

Geoffrey Nester

Project Manager

Geoffrey Nester joined Classic Plains in 2015. He has over 20 years of project management experience. Prior to joining us, he worked in development and utilities construction. In his previous company, he was responsible for all project operations and management throughout the Southeast Region of the United States. He has extensive experience with city and county governments as well as the private sector. He is a graduate of Luther Rice University.

Robert Collins

Robert Collins brings over 35 years of construction experience to his role as Field Superintendent at Classic Plains Construction. He is responsible for supervising all aspects of daily project operations including, scheduling, coordination of all trades, delivery of scheduled materials, on-site safety and overseeing the quality of work. He also facilitates the collaboration and coordination between architects, engineers, and owners to ensure a project is completed on schedule and within budget.

Robert is OSHA certified and Erosion Controlled Certified. He is a certified operator on forklifts, rigging and crane signaling.

Carl Evans

With over 27 years of industry experience, Carl is a Classic Plains Construction Superintendent with a strong background of construction excellence. He is responsible for managing field crews, reviewing shop drawings, scheduling contractors, and all forms of jobsite coordination. Carl has a wide range of experience that has equipped him with valuable knowledge and skill in nearly every aspect of construction, including residential and multi-family construction.

Carl’s education consists of Middle Georgia College and Georgia State University. Carl brings a wealth of knowledge with his site safety OSHA training, client/vendor relations, budget profit and loss and site planning and lay-out.

Jeff Schafer

Jeff has over 20 years experience with a broad construction background, specializing in complicated multi-phase projects. Actively involved in the design and delivery of successful projects in disciplines including retail, medical office, hospitality, multi-family, K-12, senior living and public assembly. Responsibilities include site logistics planning, construction means and methods, scheduling, sequencing of work and value analysis. Experience includes overseeing trade contractors, communicating with developers, architects and engineers regarding coordination and completion of projects on time and within budget.

Jeff’s education includes a B.S. in Construction Management from Bradley University. Certifications include: OSHA 10 and 30, NPDES Level 1A, Fall Protection, Scaffold, Hazcom, Signal and Rigger, Excavation, Confined Spaces, Earthcraft, Procore and ABC Future Leaders.