Our Team

We are a team of leaders
and hard workers.

The formula for our success is a strong management team and dedicated employees collaborating with clients and architects who trust us with their projects, and subcontractors and suppliers who provide invaluable services. Together, we work hard and enjoy celebrating our accomplishments with “Sock It To Me” awards and caricature presentations.  

Meet our management team.

Glynn Dowdle

President & Principal

Glynn Dowdle is an industry veteran with decades of experience working in commercial construction and roots in residential construction. He leads a team of well-educated and trained project managers, project engineers and superintendents in completing award-winning projects for clients in the commercial, light industrial, institutional, mixed-use, public and private sectors. A graduate of Mississippi College, Dowdle is a compassionate community volunteer, serving on numerous nonprofit boards and participating in multiple mission trips. 

Allen J. Buchanan

Project Manager & Principal

Allen Buchanan has more than a decade of construction project management and estimating experience. He is comfortable working in unique construction environments and has strong relationships with local governmental agencies. He knows how to keep projects moving forward on schedule, while keeping an eye on quality control. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Buchanan has a bachelor’s degree in construction management and land development. 

Chase E. Manning

Project Manager & Principal

Chase Manning possesses a variety of construction management skills, from project management and estimating to contract administration. His wide construction experience includes ground-up, design/build, renovations and site improvements for healthcare, retail, restaurant, warehouse, and library and park projects.  Manning is a graduate of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in engineering management. 

Kathryn D. Turner, CPA


Kathryn Turner oversees Dowdle Construction’s accounting and financial reporting. She is a Certified Public Accountant with eight years of experience in public and private accounting for construction and manufacturing companies and nonprofit entities. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

Peggy Reed

Accounting Manager

Peggy Reed has brought organization to Dowdle Construction Group for the past 15 years. Her experience spans over 35 years with accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Highly proficient in preparing federal and state tax forms and monthly financial statements, Peggy is also knowledgeable about cost accounting, US GAAP principles, and proficient with QuickBooks Pro, ComputerEase, and other accounting and managerial software programs.

Terry Mulliniks


Terry Mulliniks leads Dowdle Construction’s preconstruction and estimating department, backed by decades of experience and a background in the structural steel industry. He performs estimates for all stages of the construction process, from concept to design development and final project. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Terry is proficient with estimating software and takes pride in providing accurate and budget-sensitive preconstruction estimates.

J. Jeffrey Cricco

Senior Project Manager

Jeff Cricco has more than 35 years of commercial construction experience managing both public and private projects in multiple states, ranging from shopping centers and medical office buildings to multifamily housing. A skilled problem solver, Jeff has a business management/accounting degree from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, but relocated to the South to get his start in construction working on projects in Disney parks and hotels and Universal Studios complex.

Chris Curley

Project Manager

Chris Curley’s career spans more than 25 years supervising the construction of office buildings, banks, medical offices, retail stores, multifamily housing and religious facilities for commercial construction companies. A native Nashvillian and Middle Tennessee State University graduate, Chris excels at project managing ground up construction, budgeting and scheduling, value engineering and communicating with the entire project team.

Kyle Swarm

Project Manager

Kyle Swarm is a project manager with an in-depth knowledge of the methods, materials and tools involved in the construction of buildings. In 2016, Pro Remodeler Magazine recognized him as a 40 Under 40 professional for his accomplishments in “implementing an online software system that led to an increase in overall productivity and customer satisfaction.” A University of Iowa graduate with a degree in economics, Kyle’s portfolio of work includes managing several large renovation projects for the State of Tennessee.

Denise Hudgens

Assistant Project Manager

Denise Hudgens has a background in construction, codes administration, residential and commercial real estate, and property management. A 28-year veteran of the construction industry, she started her career working as an estimator for a general contractor and soon took over full management of all construction projects and personnel. Denise collaborates with owners, architects, subcontractors and codes departments to build a high-quality project at the most reasonable price possible.

Grace Van Winkle

Project Coordinator

Grace Van Winkle is a strong communicator with an eye for detail, and a talented multi-tasker. She uses all these skills, along with her previous experience in customer service and logistics, to coordinate and keep projects moving forward for Dowdle Construction. Grace also employs her psychology degree to anticipate and respond to client needs.