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Earl M. Ferguson

Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Ferguson has an extensive background in real estate, which includes numerous management positions with real estate companies in Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA. He has served as Executive Vice president of Weinstein Management Co., Inc as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gumenick Properties, both based in Richmond. His responsibilities have included property management for over 15,000 residential units, including acquisitions, divestitures, renovation of older properties, financing, accounting and strategic planning involving properties with a value of nearly One Billion Dollars. Mr. Ferguson established Artcraft Management, Inc., in 1993. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

In addition to his corporate role he devotes time to many local and national religious and secular charities.

The company includes key managers with experience in all areas of the business, such as:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Property operations
  • Acquisitions
  • Personnel administration, training and education
  • Property renovations
  • Management of HUD, Mixed-Use, Section 8 and Section 236 properties
  • Office management
  • Residential real estate sales
  • Rehabilitation of new and existing properties
  • Capital project management

Alethea M. Parker

President


Ms. Parker joined Artcraft Management Inc., in September 1998 as a Property Manager. Ms. Parker was promoted to Regional Manager in July 2000; and because of her successful track record as Regional Manager, she was promoted again in December of 2005 to Vice President of Operations and most recently to her current position. Ms. Parker’s multi-faceted background encompasses finance, accounting, property operations, acquisitions, personnel administration, training and education. Ms. Parker’s property management career began in 1988 with a large Property Management Company. In 1992 she became the Property Manager of a 456-unit HUD property with substantial economic issues and deferred maintenance problems. Ms. Parker was the Advisor to four HUD properties in Norfolk and Portsmouth, including Mixed-Use, Section 8, and Section 236 properties. Ms. Parker attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.


Hilda G. Machado

Vice President of Administration


Ms. Machado joined Artcraft Management, Inc., in March 2002 as Executive Assistant to the VP of Property Operations. Hilda was promoted in November 2006 to Director Administration and Personnel and most recently to her current position.

Ms. Machado became interested in the real estate process and obtained her Real Estate License in 1982 when she began her employment with Bowers, Nelms, and Fonville where she worked as the Office Manager for a Real Estate Firm with 32 realtors. In 1984, Ms. Machado stayed in this field but moved to another firm, ERA Robert F. Douglas and Company.

In 1992, Ms. Machado obtained a position at AMF Bowling, Inc. as an Administrative Assistant to the VP of Acquisitions and Development and worked in this department for six years assisting the VP with contracts purchasing Bowling Centers throughout the World. Ms. Machado transferred to the Human Resources Department for the last two years of employment as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources.


Pam Leichssenring

Vice President of Construction and Facilities Management


Ms. Leichssenring works closely with the President and CEO to foster the growth of the companies through new acquisitions.

Since joining the company in 2003 she held the position of Administrator and quickly moved into the position of Project Management and Capital Expenditure projects for the company. Her responsibilities require her to work closely with our attorney, architects, bankers and vendors on a daily basis to transact and close acquisition transactions.

Ms. Leichssenring also has the primary responsibility for rehabilitation of new and existing acquisitions, overseeing job sites and ensuring that all capital projects are completed according to specifications and budget.

Ms. Leichssenring is extremely active in continuing education within the industry, attending numerous industry related conferences and seminars each year.


Darrin Martin

Director of Maintenance


Mr. Martin entered the HVAC trade as a helper, installing industrial HVAC systems. Within five years he obtained his HVAC Journeyman card and CFC certification while rising to the rank of a lead installation mechanic overseeing four crews in charge of multi-million dollar projects.

In 1992, Mr. Martin was recruited to Godfrey & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning to oversee all installation projects and cross train as a service technician while assisting the owner in all aspects of the company business.

In 1997, Mr. Martin came on board with Artcraft Management as a plumber/HVAC technician and was promoted to Director of Maintenance in 2004.

Mr. Martin’s certifications include HVAC, Gas Fitting and Plumbing Master Licenses, Contractor Mold Manager, Indoor Air Quality Master Tech, Lead Renovator and CFC Proctor.