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Daniel M. Hood
Founder & President
Daniel M. Hood is Founder and President of HICAPS, Inc., a multi-faceted Services and Construction Management firm specializing in Construction Management, Telecommunications solutions for Public Safety and Building Diagnostics. As President, Dan sets the overall direction of the organization with a primary focus on the strategic planning of the business. Utilizing sound business principles, Dan has led HICAPS through unprecedented challenges and upheavals in the industry over the past decade. Today, HICAPS is positioned and poised for exponential growth and success.
Functional Areas of Responsibility:
Dan has led HICAPS from initial startup in 1984 through its capital raising phase and transition of the company’s business model to a more diverse and all inclusive services portfolio. As the President of a small but dynamic organization, Dan is responsible for strategic growth planning, overall operations and leadership of the company to maintain and grow the stability and economic viability of HICAPS.
Dan has/is serving on the following boards:
- Chairman, Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of North Carolina
- Board of Governors for Operation Smile of the Carolinas
- Board of Directors for the War Memorial Foundation of North Carolina
- Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
- Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG)
- Co-Founder/Past President/Board Member of Construction Professionals Network (CPN)
- Board Member of Greensboro Crescent Rotary Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
Dan is a member of:
- Crescent Rotary Club (25 years) Greensboro
- Construction Professionals Network (CPN)
- Associated General Contractors (AGC-Carolinas)
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Verified (SDVOSB)
- Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (TREBIC)
- The Citadel Foundation
- Greensboro & Winston-Salem area Chamber of Commerce
- Jack Miller Network – “Outstanding Networker” Award in 2009 & 2010
Dan Hood attended:
- The Citadel, where he earned a B.S. in 1971
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers School 1972
- U.S. Army Aviation School (Rotary & Fixed Wing) 1973
- Clemson University, M.S. in 1978
Dan served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1971-1976.
Having been enriched in personal and professional life, Dan enjoys giving back to the community by serving on many boards and maintaining memberships in key organizations. Dan and his wife Gisela are avid worldwide travelers. He eagerly provides industry education to others by conducting bi-annual national focus group seminars on Project Controls and Building Diagnostics.
A Few of Dan’s Signature Projects Include:
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, GREENSBORO, NC
This project has been ongoing for 25 years and involves tracking of 65 to 95 projects every month; from design through construction. Primary responsibilities include the interface with the University Designers, Construction Project Managers and department heads to provide detailed and summary level schedules tracking cost, resources and progress University wide. In addition to scheduling services we provide written analysis narratives that are distributed through the Chancellor’s offices to all department heads. This information allows the University to make informed decisions regarding their ongoing projects and Master Plan.
THOMAS BUILT BUS PLANT, HIGH POINT, NC
This project was a fast track Construction Management as Agent project that included a new design for a Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. The owner of Thomas Built Bus collaborated with German engineers from the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliners Trucks. Responsible to provide construction management oversight for all design and construction of a new 250,000 square foot, $70 million dollar manufacturing plant with a tight 16 month schedule duration. This project received the CPN Star Award.
AIRBORNE AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS MUSEUM, FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Served as the Construction Manager as Agent for this new, unique and challenging project which used both private and public money to design and construct a 60,000 square foot, $11.7 million dollar project in Fayetteville, NC. Responsible for coordination of the design, management of the construction phase, and installation of the museum interactive display requirements, which led to a successful grand opening. This project received the CPN Star Award.
Robert “Wayne” McGee
Co-Founder & Vice President
Wayne McGee is Co-Founder and Vice President of HICAPS, Inc., a multi-faceted Services and Construction Management firm specializing in Construction Management, Telecommunications solutions for Public Safety and Building Diagnostics. As Vice President, Wayne devises strategies and formulates policies to ensure that HICAPS’ goals and objectives are met and exceeded. Wayne is dedicated to the development of long term customer relationships which has helped HICAPS flourish and brought unprecedented growth over the past 25 years. Maintaining, growing and nurturing customer relationships and innovating new strategies and solutions has been a winning formula and one that will be continued well into the future.
Functional Areas of Responsibility:
As an integral visionary of HICAPS’ initial startup in 1984, Wayne has been primarily responsible for spearheading new business development initiatives within the Telecommunications division at HICAPS. In addition, Wayne provides company-wide leadership by helping shape corporate strategy and technologies. Wayne also oversees that cross-departmental objectives are met and in line with the corporate mission. His corporate responsibilities include leadership, organization, finance and senior management support across all company divisions.
As Vice President, Wayne leads the HICAPS Public Safety Telecommunications Team. This team focuses on delivering tailored program management, RF engineering and construction solutions to major communications providers, vendors and end-user agencies. Wayne directs the marketing, sales and consultation efforts for the development and implementation of highly technical, multi-faceted telecommunications system integration projects.
Wayne is a licensed General Contractor in NC and SC. He is a member of the following organizations:
- The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO),
- National Emergency Number Association (NENA),
- Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC)
- Greensboro & Winston-Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne earned an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology at the Guilford Technical Community College
Wayne enjoys spending time with his wife and three children; traveling; and is an avid golfer. Wayne’s hobbies include auto restoration, metal machining, wood working and carpentry.
A Few of Wayne’s Signature Projects Include:
Motorola Solutions/REBANDING PROGRAM
The customer required a company who was highly experienced working on Land Mobile Radio projects,to provide Program Management and Engineering Services associated with the 800 MHz Radio Frequency Rebanding Planning and Reconfiguration Projects for Public Safety Radio Communications Systems.
HICAPS was selected to plan, schedule, coordinate, monitor and control all aspects of the Rebanding Planning and Reconfiguration projects on behalf of State and Local Government Licensees in the Eastern United States. This initiative requires HICAPS’ Program Management Staff to coordinate and attend pre-planning sessions, contract reviews, on-site observations, meetings, review communications, provide Engineering support and conduct group and individual person to person meetings.
Motorola Solutions/Public Safety Radio Communications System 490 MHz
The customer required a company who was highly experienced working on Land Mobile Radio projects, to provide Program Management, Engineering Services and Construction Management associated with the Public Safety Radio Communications System 490 MHz CRCS Project. HICAPS was contracted to plan, schedule, coordinate, monitor and provide the tools necessary to effectively manage this Redundancy Solutions project. HICAPS Program management staff was tasked with coordinating effective pre-planning sessions, contract reviews, on-site observations, attending meetings, reviewing communications and conducting group and individual person to person conferences.
For this project, HICAPS’ Program Management staff developed the Detail CPM Schedule which outlined the sequence and interdependence of all activities required for complete performance of the work, including submittal and approval of design drawings and/or other Engineering submittals.
Peyton S. Fairbank
Vice President & Principal
Peyton S. Fairbank joined HICAPS, Inc. in 1997 after serving seven years in the US Army. Mr. Fairbank currently serves the company as Vice President and Principal Officer.
Functional Areas of Responsibility:
In this capacity, Peyton provides overall direction and guidance of corporate activities to maximize growth and profitability while leading several internal divisions. He is responsible shaping and developing corporate strategy and for ensuring departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and in line with the corporate mission.
In addition, Peyton oversees the Construction Management and Federal Contracting Groups. Peyton directs and manages all construction management division operations including construction services as a consultant; traditional general construction and design build construction. He also directs and manages the HICAPS Federal Government Contracting division in the capacity of new business development strategies, directing capture teams in pursuit of government contracts, proposal generation and contract compliance.
Mr. Fairbank has also been appointed HICAPS’ Corporate Ethics Compliance Officer. Among other duties, Peyton is primarily responsible for ensuring all aspects of HICAPS’ operations are in compliance and consistent with the company’s code of ethics.
Peyton has served/ is serving on the following boards:
- Past Board Member of Construction Professional Network (CPN)
- President Elect of Construction Professional Network (CPN)
- Past Board Member of The Triad Citadel Alumni Association
- Past Board Member of Construction Professional Network Institute (CPNI)
- President of the Construction Professional Network Institute (CPNI)
Peyton is a licensed General Contractor in NC and SC. He is also a licensed Construction Manager in the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the following organizations: Construction Professionals Network of NC, Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Society of Military Engineers (SAME), and United States Green Building Counsel (USGBC)
Peyton attended The Citadel, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. His continuing education includes the following schools and courses: Army Officer Air Defense Basic and Advance Course 1990 and 1995, Ft. Bliss, TX; US Army Jump School 1990, Ft. Benning, GA; Advanced Air Defense Short Range Missile Defense Course 1993, Ft. Bliss, TX; and Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Peyton served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1990 -1997. He achieved the rank of Captain and served overseas in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm. He also served in the Republic of Korea from 1993-1994. His other duty assignments include Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Bliss, TX, Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Peyton lives an active lifestyle and enjoys water sports, tennis, golf, hunting and boating. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching his two sons play sports, and traveling with his wife. He is active in the Community and has been involved with BPO Elks, coaching with the YMCA and Boy Scouts.
A Few of Peyton’s Signature Projects Include:
NORTHERN GUILFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL, SUMMERFIELD, NC
Brand new 142,000 square foot, $23 million dollar middle school built on a 44 acre site. The project was one of the first sustainably designed and constructed schools in North Carolina. Peyton was the construction manager for the project interfacing with the school system, designers, teachers, PTA, school board members, contractors and local residents in the area during the design and construction. This school incorporate such sustainable design features as a rainwater harvesting system that supplied water to flush and sprinkle the building, daylight harvesting, living machine to treat sewage on site, bioswells and constructed wetlands, recycled materials & IEQ management, photovoltaic systems, solar hot water system and high mass walls.
EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL FIRE PROJECT, GUILFORD COUNTY, NC
Guilford County Schools requested Peyton to head up the renovation of an old existing campus for the school of the deaf after a fire destroyed Eastern Guildford High School. The donated space was not fit for occupation nor suited for the teaching environment of a high school. Peyton was brought on to lead a team of hundreds of contractors, subcontractors and maintenance personnel from Guilford County Schools to renovate 3 buildings and a campus to temporarily house the displaced students. Work was conducted around the clock for seven days straight to complete the renovation work of over 120,000 square feet in three buildings in the shortest amount of time. On average over 150 workers were onsite at any given hour during the renovation period. Work included construction of temporary bathrooms, renovation to existing cafeteria, conversion of dorm rooms into classrooms, addressed all handicap accessibility issues, life safety fire alarm and exit rework, construction of temporary roads, and general building repairs.
THOMAS BUILT BUS PLANT, HIGH POINT, NC
This project was a fast track Construction Management as Agent project that included a new design for a Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. The owner of Thomas Built Bus collaborated with German engineers from the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliners Trucks. Peyton was the lead construction manager for HICAPS for the design and construction of the new 250,000 square foot, $70 million dollar manufacturing plant. The bus plant was designed and constructed in 16 months meeting an owner required duration/deadline. This project received the CPN Star Award.
NORTHERN GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL, SUMMERFIELD, NC
Brand new 285,000 square foot, $58 million dollar high school built on a 66 acre site. This project was the first high school built by Guilford County School System in over 30 years and one of the first sustainably designed and constructed schools in North Carolina. Peyton was the construction manager for the project interfacing with the school system, designers, teachers, PTA, school board members, contractors and local residents in the area during the design and construction. The new high school included a cafeteria, media center, auditorium, main and auxiliary gyms, football and track stadium, baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, music and dance studios, physic and chemistry labs, and a central atrium gathering space. Sustainable design features included rainwater harvesting, daylighting, high mass wall systems, living machine to treat sewage on site, bioswells and constructed wetlands, recycled materials & IEQ management, photovoltaic systems, and below surface drip irrigation system.