We offer commercial and residential real estate and turnkey construction solutions including new design/build, property discovery, transaction execution, scope of work determination, enhancement execution and property-to-market services. Some of our specialty services include real estate owned (REO) and real estate investment trust (REIT) renovations, commercial tenant improvements and remediation services.
We are a trusted partner for leading commercial and residential real estate companies, financial institutions, realtors and investors nationwide because they know we can help them turn their project vision into reality. These are some of the key members of the senior management team.
Co-founder of Charter, Tom has been a leader in the home building industry since graduating from Arizona State University in 1988. As a principal, he plays a vital role in building valuable relationships and leading the strategic development of the company, focusing on quality, innovation and robust growth.
Before establishing Charter, Tom started and launched a home building company that soon flourished to become a top-5 home builder in Arizona. He managed overall operations while developing an exceptional sales team as well as enforcing a quality construction process. Under his direction, the team acquired, developed and built some of the most successful, award-winning master-planned communities throughout the greater metro Phoenix market. Throughout his career, Tom has built over 11,000 homes for incredible families throughout the Southwest.
Tom’s dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction have received exceptional national recognition and earned numerous awards for quality and value. But the most satisfying reward comes from building great communities for amazing families as well as providing sensible renovation solutions across the map for Charter’s national clients. Tom is passionate about the relationships that have been built along with establishing partnerships that can benefit numerous individuals and organizations with property acquisitions, renovation and remodeling services as well as overall construction solutions throughout the real estate industry.
For the last 20 years, Matt Hawkins has served various roles in the construction industry. Before being appointed President of Greencraft and Charter Home Alliance (Charter) in 2015, Hawkins served as Charter’s general manager, leading the company’s real estate owned (REO) and renovation operations for national clients such as Fannie Mae. In his current role, he leads operations, business development, procurement, and customer service for two entities with a national footprint. Hawkins holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.
Known as an energetic, results-oriented leader, Hawkins’ leadership promotes innovation and problems solving. From operations management to business development, his leadership and expertise deliver successful teams that deliver results.
As the Vice President of Operations of Charter Construction Group, Dennis Palmer brings over forty years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining Charter, Dennis worked in the home building industry with companies such as Presley Homes, Engle Homes, and AV Homes. During his home building career has been responsible for the construction of over 15,000 homes in the Phoenix metro area. Dennis’s attention to detail and client satisfaction has helped him have a long and rewarding career in the construction industry.
Dennis is an Arizona native. Being born and raised in Scottsdale has helped him truly understand the needs of the Arizona market and the challenges it faces. Throughout his career, Dennis has most appreciated the many friendships with co-workers and the Phoenix contractor trade base that were developed.
Vice President of Strategic Growth
Tanya Garcia joins Charter Construction Group in the newly created role of VP of Strategic Growth. In this role, Garcia will lead Charter’s national initiatives, with a focus on client/partner relations, performance optimization, and portfolio growth.
With more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Garcia is known for her ability to scale operations, having launched several markets for nationally recognized i-Buyer Opendoor and Chicago-based SMS Assist. Her work includes renovation operations for REO properties, REITs, custom homes, property management companies, and i-Buyers.
She is passionate about diversity and representation in the trades and feels fortunate to be an advocate for women and people of color in the industry. Garcia holds a bachelor’s in organizational leadership from Arizona State University.