Our Team

Dianne Rushing CEO

Dianne Rushing

Dianne has a degree in mechanical engineering technology from Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Georgia.  Her early experience was with the Westinghouse naval nuclear division and plant apparatus division navy nuclear arm. She also had the opportunity to work at KEPCO (South Korea) and V.C. Summer.  From her experience, she realized that her passion is in the field.  In 1988, she purchased AOS Specialty Contractors.

Dianne, with her team, grew AOS from five guys and a truck to more than 50 employees and $20 million in annual revenue.  Along the way, AOS has gained experience in projects ranging from $100k to $6 million; projects that are completed within tight budgets and schedules.  Dianne enjoys tackling challenges that others may choose to avoid.  She is totally committed to her team and the development of others. 

Jane Plante COO/Vice President

Jane Plante

If Dianne is our team captain, Jane is our beloved coach. Jane joined her sister at AOS nearly 20 years ago, and since then her commanding presence and charisma has earned AOS a spotless reputation in our community. As COO, Jane leads us through the day-to-day challenges of operating our company. You can always count on Jane for a job well done.

Chip Stokes President

Chip Stokes

Mike Sweatt Director of Estimating

Mike Sweatt

You will never meet a man as kind as our Mike Sweatt, Director of Estimating. On any given day, Mike will guide our estimating department through countless projects, represent the company during the bidding process, or facilitate the transition of our projects into operations. We look up to Mike for his passion and perseverance, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better core values fit at AOS.

Reed Rogers Director of Hardscape Projects

Reed Rogers

Since Reed came to our team in 2015, his commitment to quality and integrity has brought AOS to a new level. In his time here, he’s become known for his charismatic personality, his excellent team management, and his deep desire to go fishing during work hours. For Reed, nothing is better than a happy customer, and for AOS, nothing is better than a happy Reed!

Dago Aguilera Field Director and Project Manager

Dago Aguilera

Dago Aguilera is a prime example of hard work paying off.  Beginning as a general employee in-the-field 17 years ago, Dago has proven himself over the years, and through multiple promotions, is now scheduling and overseeing our entire outside staff as the Field Director and Project Manager with an eye toward safety. Dago’s hands-on experience and knowledge are invaluable to AOS making him key to our operation.

CJ Baird Project Manager

CJ Baird

CJ Baird joined AOS in 2017, bringing with him proven leadership skills in vertical construction.  CJ’s attention to detail and problem solving abilities have allowed AOS to move even more effectively into the vertical market.  As an AOS Project Manager, he always works closely with the customer, looking for ways to better serve the project in time management and quality execution.

Lorraine Wiseman Director of Strategic Development

Lorraine Wiseman

Lorraine equips our CEOs and executive teams with tools to build their strategies for growth and plans for execution through people. She is responsible for the personal development of AOS employees With executive roles in seven companies across six countries, she brings a wealth of experience to her clients.

Lorraine earned her Bachelor of Business Economics from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She also holds a CMA with CPA designation and an MBA in Global Strategy from Athabasca University. Lorraine has also completed post graduate work in Leadership and Change Management.

 

Luke Wilkes Project Manager

Luke Wilkes

Luke has been with AOS from the start of his career in construction, and we are so lucky to have watched him grow into the man he is today. As a Project Manager, Luke puts his engineering knowledge and meticulous mechanical mind to ensuring each project exceeds customer expectations. In our office, Luke is the man behind the machine.

Mike LaCola Estimator

Mike LaCola

Mike is a man of many talents, and he puts them all to use as an Estimator at AOS. Since he started with us in 2015, each of our projects has benefitted from his attention to detail, adaptability, and vast knowledge of our industry. Some may say he’s our secret weapon, because his incredible talent will sneak up on you.

Mandi Ellis Project Coordinator

Mandi Ellis

In our environment, Mandi makes the world go ‘round. As Project Coordinator, she is responsible for making sure AOS and its clients are constantly communicating, in addition to sending and receiving change orders, preparing AR invoices, managing subcontracts, and so much more. Her passion for people shines through in her every interaction, and AOS is a more welcoming place for having her.

Joni Peterson Estimating Administrator

Joni Peterson

When Joni came to AOS in 2014, she had no idea she would become such a vital member of our team. Her organizational prowess and maternal nature has led our estimating department to be as efficient as it has ever been, and no one feels lost under Joni’s influence. We are grateful to learn from her every day- whether it be a lesson in estimating, writing, or how to be a wonderful human being.

Danielle Rollins Bookkeeper

Danielle Rollins

Danielle brings a personality to payables that shines well beyond the banality of bill paying. In our office, Danielle is who you visit when you need a laugh, but she also enters invoices, prints checks for vendors and subcontractors, keeps us all healthy, and ensures we have everything we need to get our jobs done. Her coworkers and company are happy to have her!

Nate Ray Director of Finance

Nate Ray

Guy Evans Junior Project Manager

Guy Evans

Samantha Cox Human Resources

Samantha Cox

Rachael Harman Office Assistant

Rachael Harman

Rachael’s history with AOS can only be described as an amusement park ride that spans decades, though currently she serves as our office assistant. On a typical day, Rachael could be tracking our vehicles, keeping our certifications up to date, or ordering repairs for the equipment we need to keep our projects going. We are so happy to have her as part of our history and our future.

Alex Plante Shop Coordinator

Alex Plante

As Shop Coordinator, Alex does a little bit of everything. On a typical day, he coordinates repairs between the field and the shop, schedules maintenance, and manages our shop inventory. Alex is an incredibly kind and caring soul, and he will always be the first to offer you a helping hand. AOS is lucky to have him!

Eloi Castillo Superintendent

Eloi Castillo

Jose Zavala Superintendent

Jose Zavala

Carlos Aguilera Foreman

Carlos Aguilera

Jose Barraza-Torres (Bolo) Superintendent/Shop Manager

Jose Barraza-Torres (Bolo)

Adan Cano Foreman

Adan Cano

Gustavo (Lalo) Lemus Foreman

Gustavo (Lalo) Lemus

Luis Morales Foreman

Luis Morales

Abraham Morales-Castillo Foreman

Abraham Morales-Castillo

Leonardo Moreno Foreman

Leonardo Moreno

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Lee Shealy Foreman

Lee Shealy

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Carlos Bedolla-Olvera, Lead Field Specialist

Candido Castillo, Lead Field Specialist

Carlos Lara, Lead Field Specialist

Reinaldo Olvera, Lead Field Specialist

Ramone Zavala, Field Specialist

Allen Louthian, Electrical Foreman

 Aldahir Martinez-Clavijo, Field Team Member

Angel Barraza, Field Team Member

Armando Rivera, Field Team Member

Arturo Palencia, Field Team Member

Derrick Glenn, Field Team Member

Erickson Lopez, Field Team Member

Jay Laster, Field Team Member

Jerry Walker, Field Team Member

Juan Barraza, Field Team Member

Juan Chay Gomez, Field Team Member

Julio Cortez Mendes, Field Team Member