Building upon 100 years of valued relationships, Johnson & Galyon will lead the construction industry in its market by valuing people, performing with integrity, and exceeding client expectations. The company is excited about contributing to and being a critical part of East Tennessee’s growth into the future.
Director of Residential & Restoration Services
From Indiana to Tennessee, Shane Nocus brings more than 20 years of construction industry experience to Johnson & Galyon, having served as an estimator and project manager for multiple companies in both the commercial and residential markets, prior to joining the company in 2011.
As Director, Residential and Restoration Services, Shane currently leads the preconstruction and estimating aspects of all related projects and is responsible for providing overall leadership for the company’s residential construction division.
Notable residential projects that he’s been involved with during his career include the renovations of the Historic Westwood House and the Blount Mansion, the construction of the Gallery Lofts and Lake Plaza Condominium complexes in Knoxville, as well as the building of several luxury custom homes and the development of Andalucia, a 167-lot single family community, in Naples, Florida.
Shane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana
Director of Operations
A long-time resident and member of the Knoxville community, Hunter Purnell offers clients more than 12 years of experience in the construction industry, with a focus on both residential and commercial projects.
As Director of Operations for Johnson & Galyon Homes, Hunter is responsible for all duties performed after the estimating process, including coordinating with architects, designers, sub-contractors and vendors, serving as the day-to-day contact for clients, managing the superintendents in the field, and growing the company’s overall residential construction division.
Through his time as a Partner and Qualified Agent with Holrob Residential, as a Vice President and Qualified Agent with McCamy Construction, and now as a member of the Johnson & Galyon team, Hunter is most known for his work on projects, such as the renovation of Salon Visage, the renovation of Cru Bistro & Wine Bar on Gay Street, and the construction of multiple high-end custom homes in Sequoyah Hills, Old Westmoreland, West Knoxville, and both Fort Loudon and Norris Lake.
Hunter is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional (CGP), as designated by the National Association of Home Builders, and recently served as Chairman of the Greater Knoxville Parade of Homes in 2013. He is a board member of the Volunteer Ministry Center and is also heavily involved with Nucleus Knoxville.
Hunter is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics & Transportation.
Doug Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer
Doug Kennedy has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry, joining Johnson & Galyon Construction in 2001. Throughout his career he has been a part of a number of notable projects, including: Mercy Medical Center North, additions and renovations to Neyland Stadium, Whittle Communications Corporate Building (now the Howard Baker Federal Courthouse), Dover Downs Hotel & Convention Center (Dover, DE), renovations at Rockefeller Center in New York City, and the renovation and restoration of Ayres Hall – a landmark structure at the University of Tennessee.
Since 1983, Doug has been a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, and currently serves on the College of Architecture’s Board of Advisors at the University of Tennessee.
Doug is also an active member of the community, having served on a number of boards and committees, including: Emerald Youth Foundation, where he serves as Chairman of the Board, 2013-2015 University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates, and the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Medicine Board of Visitors.
Before starting his career in the construction industry, Kennedy was a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he graduated with honors in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture.
Doug and his wife, Vicky, currently reside in Knoxville and have raised three children – Justin, Kristin and Ryan.
Susan Bacon, Chief Financial Officer
Susan Bacon has been a valued member of the Johnson & Galyon team since 1991. She currently serves as chief financial officer and treasurer, where she is responsible for working with the company’s leadership team to ensure that all financial operations, human resources and administrative services are functioning efficiently.
Prior to joining Johnson & Galyon, Susan worked for several years in the audit divisions of two public accounting firms in Knoxville, Tenn., ultimately earning her CPA.
Susan is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Knoxville and is currently on the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors as well as a member of the Finance Committee. She is also a board member and past treasurer of the Metropolitan Drug Commission. She and her husband, Michael, have two children, Ellen and Max.
Prior to launching her professional career, Susan was a student at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1986, graduating with highest honors.
Johnson & Galyon Construction has been in continuous operation in Knoxville as a general contractor and builder of custom homes since 1914. Founded by A.H. Whisman, the firm’s ownership evolved to W.K. Johnson, who joined the firm as a bookkeeper and J.E. Willard, a respected civil engineer. In those days the firm was known as Johnson & Willard. In 1942, E.L. Galyon joined the company as an estimator and the company later became Johnson & Galyon, a term synonymous with the highest levels of construction quality, tradition and innovations.
Today, Johnson & Galyon Construction continues to be a Knoxville-based, employee-owned company. Our staff includes professional engineers, accountants and architects, proven foreman and superintendents, as well as skilled craftsmen.
Our company is built on repeat business with several relationships spanning more than 50 years. Our repeat client list includes the likes of Covenant Health, University Health System, Mercy Health Systems, Carson-Newman College, University of Tennessee, U.S.Cellular, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Knoxville-Knox County Public Building Authority and numerous others.
Building on tradition and innovation while completing projects on schedule and within budget, Johnson & Galyon continues to earn the trust of new clients while maintaining relationships which we have valued for decades, both commercially and residentially.