Meet The Team

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Marc Padgett


Marc started his remarkable career in the construction field at the early age of 17 in Orlando, Florida. He got his foot in the door with a large plumbing and fire sprinkler subcontractor in central Florida, and worked after school and all the hours he could until graduation. Marc was never afraid of hard work, and his supervisors took notice. After graduation he was hired full time as an apprentice, and was then quickly promoted to a lead fire sprinkler installer. He continued in the business for over four years, learning the trade, the complexities of commercial construction, and completing many exciting mid-rise and high-rise projects.


Nicole Padgett

Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

Nicole’s career path at Summit has been a shining example of the great things that can happen when a company sees great potential in an individual and promotes from within. Nicole started with Summit in 2004 as a project administrator and excelled in the administrative realm. She showed a great proficiency for keeping up with RFIs, ASIs, submittals, and the litany of documentation required for administrating complex construction projects. She was soon thereafter recruited to join the accounting team at Summit and was able to handle the constant juggling and long hours that come with managing the accounting tasks on several construction projects simultaneously.




Bernie is responsible for overseeing management, estimating, pre-construction services and project production within his Jacksonville based division. His leadership and knowledge assures our client / partners of quality construction that is achieved on schedule and within budget in a safe work environment.  Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Bernie Cornelius has made construction his livelihood from day one.  Upon earning his B.S. and B.A. from Ohio State in Construction Management and Business, Bernie immediately entered the contracting world and has worked in many facets of the industry. His 23 years of experience are highlighted by his expertise in multi-family, student housing, motel and retirement housing construction. Understanding that life is more than just work, Bernie’s hobbies include golf, baseball, boating and offshore fishing.