Our Team

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President, CEO: Troy Place

Troy Place is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Place Services, Inc. With 20 years of experience and expertise in the construction industry. The strategic and entrepreneurial insights Troy possesses have led to PSI’s impressive growth and success. He has led the company from its inception in 2006 as a small subcontractor to a national company licensed in 49 states with repeat business from the largest companies in America. The company’s dynamic growth is also attributable to repeat business, with approximately 90% of the business coming from current clients – showing their level of trust in PSI’s exceptional customer service and how the company operates.  

As President and CEO, the primary responsibility is to provide clear direction for the company.  Troy makes it his number one mission to clearly and repeatedly communicate the company’s vision so everyone can “row” in the same direction together, and the company can continue to excel. He also takes an active role in developing and implementing high-level strategies and corporate decisions, managing its overall operations and resources.

Affiliations and Certification
  • General Contracting License in 49 states
Personal
  • Married; 8 children
  • A member of Faith Community Church
  • Born and raised in California
  • Enjoys Soccer, motorcycles, and physical fitness
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Senior VP, Subcontracting Services: Gabriel Place

Gabriel Place has been in the construction industry from a very young age and is a third-generation builder. He began his career working in his family’s business as a laborer and quickly advanced to carpenter and foreman positions, where he traveled throughout the United States, constructing everything from homes to restaurants.

At PSI, Gabriel has played an integral role in growing the business from an $8 million company in 2011 to over a $100 million company in 2020 with 14 different trade divisions. Over the past nine years, he has cultivated and maintained great partnerships with PSI’s customers and workforce, enabling the company to complete projects all over the country. As Vice-President, his primary responsibility and passion are to maintain PSI’s legacy divisions and establish and mentor new divisions by helping build, train, and assemble teams that can be successful and profitable in the marketplace to ensure PSI’s continued growth. In addition to cultivating long term relationships with existing customers, one of his top areas of focus is establishing new customers and opportunities for all of the divisions at PSI.

Personal
  • Married to wife Amy, four children
  • Enjoys active lifestyle, spending time outdoors, avid soccer fan
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CFO: Todd Guthrie

As Chief Financial Officer of Place Services, Todd Guthrie carries ultimate responsibility for the company’s fiscal operations.  An active CPA, his experience spans public accounting and VP and CFO roles with domestic and international manufacturing and services companies. Prior to joining Place Services, Todd served as Tangible Products and Services partner of TechCXO LLC, providing executive services to growth companies. He served Place Services and other construction-related companies in this capacity before joining Place Services full time in May 2019.  Todd has an established track record of value creation in all areas of financial, cost accounting, and operational management in high-growth and high-change environments.

In his current capacity, Todd leads the accounting, acquisition, treasury, human resources, and information technology teams of Place Services.

Affiliations and Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • Public practice alma mater | KPMG Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution Practice Manager
  • Private practice alma mater | TechCXO llc Tangible Products & Services Partner
Personal
  • Married; three children
  • Enjoys family, teaching, tennis, hiking and old cars
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COO: Robert Mele

As the Chief Operating Officer, Robert is a results-driven senior executive with measurable success in supply chain integration, global operations, business process re-engineering, and customer experience programs. He has a laser-focused approach to continuous improvement efforts, overall customer experience, and customer’s voice. He applies an in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma and LEAN methodology to productivity and performance improvements across operation areas. At PSI Robert leads the quality, safety, procurement, recruiting, fleet, and warehouse departments leveraging his 30+ years of operations experience to ensure every customer and PSI associate interaction is a positive and productive one.

Robert has managed large scale international projects, has led the development of corporate and strategic initiatives, and has managed multi-million-dollar global P&Ls. Robert’s role is integral to supporting PSI’s growth and expansion strategies.  

Affiliations and Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt
  • Change Management Leader
  • American Society of Quality Certified Operational Excellence Manager
  • Automotive Quality Standards Auditor for TS16949
  • ISO 9001 Certified Auditor
Personal
  • Happily married; 3 kiddo’s
  • Born and raised in NYC
  • Loves to sail, cook, hang out by the firepit, and a saltwater aquarium hobbyist
  • Triathlete
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VP of Business Development: John Stewart

John has been in the construction industry for 35 years and has extensive experience in Electrical, General Contracting, Plumbing, and Utility trades. He began his career in the electrical industry as a helper and quickly progressed to electrician, estimator, and estimator/project manager roles. John’s career evolved. He became a leader in project management and eventually a member of the senior leadership team in various companies within the electrical industry of the metro Atlanta area. John joined Place Services, Inc. in 2015 and led the addition of the electrical division. John soon became a senior leadership team member and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development.

In his new and on-going role, John looks for opportunities and customers to help PSI continue to grow as a leader in the construction industry. John is licensed as an electrical contractor in twelve states and manages multiple divisions for PSI.  During his six years at PSI, John has grown the electrical division to one of the largest divisions and is an integral part of PSI’s Mentor Protégé program in the federal workspace.  As a member of the Federal contracts team, he is responsible for contributing to growth, profitability, and work quality. John’s wide range of knowledge across all the construction trades helps him manage and lead coworkers to success in the industry.

Affiliations and Certification
  • Electrical Contractor License (AL, TN, SC, NC, VA, WV, KY, FL, LA, OK)
  • Electrical Unrestricted License (GA)
  • Low Voltage Contractor License (LA)
  • High Voltage Splicing, QCM Corps of Engineers, and Stormwater
Personal
  • Invented three tools, one patent
  • Married; Five children, four grandchildren
  • Lives on a farm in Jasper, GA
  • Author of four books, three published
    • The Cure, A New Beginning, The Fixer, and Road Rage – coming soon

Where Your Vision Takes Shape Now

Tell us about your vision, projects, and ongoing needs, and we’ll show you the solutions we can provide.

Main Office:

(678) 880-4777
201 Gateway Dr
Canton GA 30115

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