Management Team

ODC Construction’s greatest asset is its deep bench of experienced, talented construction professionals. From our production management and dispatch team to our hundreds of in-house crew members to our operations professionals, every member of the ODC team embodies the company’s culture of excellence. These talented individuals are led by a management team that consists of:

Isaac Lidsky
Chief Executive Officer

Isaac is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He founded and successfully grew two companies before joining ODC. In June of 1999, Isaac founded and ran a still-thriving internet technology startup company in Manhattan, and in 2004 he founded Hope For Vision, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to funding the development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases. Under Isaac’s watch, Hope For Vision grew to a dozen cities nationwide and raised more than $5 million, and the internet company he founded currently boasts annual revenues in excess of $50 million. In June of 2011, Isaac led a team of partners to acquire ODC and took the helm as its CEO, armed with an ambitious expansion plan. In his prior legal career, Isaac represented the United States in federal appellate courts as a U.S. Justice Department attorney, and he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Tony Hartsgrove

Tony brings to ODC 13 years’ experience as a home builder, during which he was responsible for the construction of thousands of homes in Central Florida. He has worked for large, publicly traded builders and for smaller boutique builders, and has filled an impressive array of roles: superintendent, purchasing manager, land development manager, project manager, and most recently, director of operations. In June 2011 Tony brought to ODC his extensive knowledge of and experience with all aspects of home building, redefining ODC’s core residential offerings. In August 2012 Tony assumed general responsibility for ODC’s operations. Tony earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and Received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He is a licensed general contractor and licensed real estate broker.

Zac Merriman
Chief Financial Officer

Zac brings extensive finance experience to the ODC team. After graduating with honors from Harvard College in 1999, he joined Silver Lake Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm in Menlo Park, California. Zac then spent six years at Integral Capital Partners, investing in public and private growth-stage technology and healthcare companies as a partner in the firm. From 2007 to 2016 he worked at Capital Research Global Investors, where he had investment responsibilities in small and midcap public companies, primarily in the aerospace and defense, industrial and specialty material industries. Zac joined ODC in 2016, assuming responsibility for the financial operations of the company, including financial reporting and forecasting, capital allocation, cashflow management and purchasing. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

David Haines
Vice President, Sales

David began his career with a 15-year stint at B. Shea, Inc., a fabricator and installer of Solid surface and granite countertops. He began in administration, moved into estimating and then settled in sales, earning the role of Director of Sales in 1996 and holding the role for thirteen years. David helped the company grow to more than $13 million in annual sales. David then moved to Spraggins Inc. a provider of Floor coverings, cabinets and countertops. Again he earned the top sales spot, Vice President of Sales. David helped Spraggins develop and grow new markets in Florida, operating in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. In January 2013 David joined the ODC team.

Dana Gravett
Director, Custom Homes Division

Dana brings 20 years of construction experience to ODC. For 10 of those years, Dana worked in production home building. He served as an estimator, was then tapped to become a Superintendent, and ultimately achieved the position of “Lead Builder” for one of the largest national home builders. Formally trained in project management and vendor management, Dana was responsible for training new builders and managers, rolling out new communities, managing expedited model construction, and conducting national market analysis and focus groups. Dana went on to serve as an owner operator of a home building and renovation company of his own. In January 2012, Dana joined ODC, assuming responsibility for its turnkey shell construction program for production builders. In May 2013, Dana was tapped to oversee ODC’s Orlando Division as its General Manager.

Joel Colby
Director of Construction, Tampa Division

Joel Colby has vast experience managing complex projects for more than a dozen years, from $100 thousand to $100 million in size, from site development to production home building to custom homes and communities. He has taken hundreds of projects from site development to final closeouts and customer walk throughs, managing teams that oversaw thousands of labor crews and vendors. Joel was recruited to join the ODC team while he was serving as Vice President of Construction for Medallion Development. Joel joined ODC in 2011 as the Director of Custom Homes for ODC’s Orlando Division, in which role he recruited and managed the company’s Custom Homes team dedicated to custom builder clients and complex construction. In May 2013, Joel agreed to move to ODC’s Tampa Division as its Director of Construction.

Michael Yant
Director of Construction, Orlando Division

Michael has an extensive, diverse background in construction. He began his career with 10 years in land development, managing dozens of projects ranging in size from $10 to $40 million, including golf course development and construction. Michael then moved into production homebuilding. He first worked for a national homebuilder, Managing engineers, contractors and colleagues to facilitate high-volume production while also servicing homeowners directly. Michael then ran a turnkey framing operation, helping to develop and implement a highly efficient labor utilization model for production construction. In August 2012, Michael joined ODC and assumed responsibility for its Orlando Division’s framing operations. In May of 2013, Michael was promoted to his current role as Director of Construction for ODC’s Orlando Division.

Brian Montgomery
Director of Finance

An Orlando native, Brian brings approximately a decade’s experience in diverse facets of home construction to ODC. He started his career with a national production builder as a Construction Superintendent in Tampa. After building homes for a year, he transitioned from the field to the office as an estimator and Purchasing Agent, and in 2007 he moved home and transferred to the company’s Orlando Division. After a stint with another large, national builder, Brian was tapped to serve as the Director of Purchasing for an Orlando-based local, semi-custom builder. He served in that capacity until June 2013, when he joined the ODC team and assumed responsibility for ODC’s company-wide purchasing. In 2016 he took on his current role.

April Hartman
Director of Corporate Operations

April has the longest tenure at ODC Construction. In 2005, she opened the company’s Orlando headquarters. April managed the company’s operations through its rapid growth during the housing “boom,” and helped to stabilize and retrench the company’s operations in the dramatic market downturn that followed. During April’s tenure ODC grew to become the largest shell subcontractor in Central Florida. In June 2011, April was instrumental in facilitating a change in ODC’s ownership and management. After that transition, she assumed her current position, taking responsibility for corporate finance, accounts receivable, accounts payable and human resources. April previously owned and operated a masonry subcontractor.

Zephyr Davis
Director of Project Management

Zephyr started in the construction industry when she was five years old, Visiting job sites with her father, who served as a superintendent on a broad range of projects, including high-rises, bridges and DOT roadworks. When she was 12, she helped her grandfather to build a new home from start to finish. Zephyr later applied her experience as a logistics manager for a shell subcontractor, and she oversaw the Avalon Park and Summerport projects for Levitt and Sons. Zephyr joined ODC in 2006, eventually taking responsibility for the company’s project management, including company-wide construction logistics and resource allocation. Zephyr is a licensed real estate Sales Associate.

Ian Johnston
Director of Materials, Fleet and Equipment

Ian is a proud son of the Orlando community. While earning his Bachelors in General Business from the University of Central Florida, he worked with a local pool builder, managing materials and equipment. Post graduation, Ian worked at Ferguson Waterworks as an inside sales associate, learning the intricacies of housing developments and underground utilities from the procurement perspective. In the Spring of 2011, Ian took a leap of faith and agreed to work with an out-of-State acquisition team that was planning to take ownership of ODC. He managed all logistics during due diligence, deal negotiation and the successful closing. Post-acquisition, Ian was tapped to launch the company’s new material procurement, warehousing and distribution operations and facilities. With his team in place and those operations up and running, Ian additionally assumed responsibility for ODC’s vehicle fleet and equipment.

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