Key Leadership

Tom Kader

Chairman

Education:  Civil Engineering – Auburn University, and Business Management – Texas Tech University
Advanced Management Program – AGC of America

Tom joined SEDALCO in 1992 and has led the firm in a most every key management capacity including President/CEO. Tom currently serves as Chairman of the Board and provides key oversight to the strategic initiatives of the firm. He provides client support and interface to assure SEDALCO’s performance is consistent with our Mission and Vision Statements. He takes a leadership role in reinforcing the Core Values of the firm and reinforcing the culture that is SEDALCO.

In addition, Tom has served as a past president and board member to Fort Worth AGC which is now consolidated to TEXO which is currently both the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chapter for the North Texas region. He has also served as a past president and board member to the North Texas Construction Education Foundation (CEF) and has also previously held executive board positions in other AGC chapters and foundations.  He has served on advisory boards for both the School of Engineering – Department of Construction Engineering at Texas Tech and the School of Architecture – Department of Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma.

He has been active on state and local legislative initiatives through his participation on the Board of the State AGC Texas Building Branch in Austin, where he has been a past Chairman, a member of the Executive Committee, and is currently the Legislative Co-Chair.

Tom devotes his time to community involvement and outreach through his past affiliation with the 6 Stones Ministry in the Mid Cities area of DFW where he has served on the Board of Directors and through Denton Bible Church near Aubrey, Texas where he and his wife of over thirty years, Debbie, make their home.

Russ Garrison, LEED AP

President/CEO

Education: B.S. Building Construction – Texas A&M University
Advanced Management Program – AGC of America

As President/CEO, Russ oversees the day-to-day management of the firm. Having previously served as VP of Operations and Executive Vice President, he has taken a key role in all aspects of the performance of SEDALCO. Russ continues to take an active role in supporting the Preconstruction Services provided by the firm, providing contract negotiations, new project procurement, and client interface throughout the duration of a project. His primary responsibilities center around implementing the key strategic initiatives of the firm which are built on a foundation of the firm’s Mission and Vision Statements

Russ has served and currently serves on the Board of TEXO; which is both the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chapters for the North Texas Region. He currently is Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Chapter, also serves on the Executive Committee, and served as a Chair in 2016. Russ has also been an active participant in the Construction Industry Advisory Council to the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

He has been active on State of Texas legislative initiatives through his participation on the Board of the ABC of Texas in Austin.

Locally, Russ has served on the Board of Directors of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, held annually in Fort Worth. He has also served the community by participating on the boards of numerous service and community organizations. This includes Lifeline Chaplaincy and Fortress Youth Development Center, where he has also been active in the after-school mentor program, IGNITE.

Russ and his wife Susie enjoy an active life which includes boating, golf, and spoiling grandkids. They are privileged to serve with the other members of the Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, Texas.

GPaul Holliman, CPA

Executive Vice President - CFO

Education:     B.B.A. Accounting – Harding University
Certified Public Accountant, Texas and Oklahoma

As CFO, Holliman brings over 30 years of experience and manages all financial, accounting and risk management aspects of SEDALCO.   Prior to SEDALCO, he owned his own business for over 13 years, consulting construction companies to promote productivity and efficiencies in financial and operational processes.  In his role, he continually develops best practices for SEDALCO processes and systems.  He oversees a talented accounting team, of which most have worked for the company for over 15 years.

Holliman served as Chairman of the Board of ABC North Texas, which is now consolidated as TEXO representing the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chapter for the North Texas region. He has also served as President and Board Member to the DFW Chapter of North Texas Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Among his other industry and community involvements, he is proud to currently serve as a Member of the Board of Directors to ABC National representing the TEXO Chapter, currently serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer of ABC of Texas and is an active member of TEXO’s Government Affairs Committee.

Additionally, he serves in a volunteer leadership capacity on one of ABC’s National Government Affairs Committees that oversees its’ national advocacy efforts, as well as other ABC National Committees to help the construction industry. GPaul serves on the Architectural Committee for his neighborhood Homeowners Association. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Order, Gamma Omega Chapter and formerly served as an advisor and counselor for the fraternity – Midwestern State University.

GPaul with his wife of over 20 years and their three children, enjoy church activities, golfing, and raising registered Beefmaster Cattle for FFA, 4H, and other show competitions.

Jared Hicks, LEED AP

Executive Vice President - Dir. of Field Operations

Education: B.S. Construction Science – Texas A&M University
Advanced Management Program – AGC of America

Jared Hicks joined SEDALCO in 2004 and is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.  As Executive Vice President, Jared takes an active role in all management aspects of SEDALCO.   Jared is the primary executive overseeing the administration and supervision of all operations staff, including project teams and office support staff.  He works in concert with project teams in order to improve project efficiency by overseeing controls including cost control, project scheduling, onsite safety, and quality.  Having broad experience with both pre-construction and operational responsibilities, Jared has held leadership roles on projects for numerous public and private clients.

Community and civic involvement includes the City of Fort Worth Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals, TEXO; which is both the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chapter for the North Texas region as well as the Construction Industry Advisory Council to the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

Jared is married with two children and lives in Fort Worth.

Vickie Walker

Director of Human Resources

Education:  BBA – Management / Marketing, University of Texas at Arlington

Vickie joined SEDALCO in 1989 and has the responsibility for SEDALCO’s HR activities, including employee benefits, workforce development and training, healthy workplace initiatives, and HR processes and information management.  In addition to her human resources background, Vickie has a wide range of experience in operations and marketing.

Vickie is a member of SHRM and TEXO.  She is an advocate for the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.  She is a volunteer at Rocky Top Equine Therapy Center and also donates her time and services to a non-profit organization which ministers to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Vickie and her husband, Mike, enjoy traveling to locations off the grid, camping, horseback riding and most of all, spoiling their children and grandchildren.