Project Managers


John “Stump” Vanarsdol –

Native to Charlotte, NC, Stump took a summer job in high school where he was first exposed to the construction world. Before joining Gais, he worked for an electrical company. Stump has been with Gais for since November, 2009. When not at work, Stump enjoys spending time with his family and hiking.

Tom Moynihan –

Tom was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined Gais Construction in July of 2017, first as a Superintendent, but he has since been promoted to Project Manager. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and still proudly supports his alma mater (especially during the football season). When he’s not working hard out on the field with our Superintendents, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children.



Andy Morrison –

Andy was born and raised in NY. Construction is in his blood, as he watched and learned how to build things from both his grandfather and father since he was a toddler. Andy has been working for Gais Construction since November, 2016. While not at work, Andy enjoys being a grandpa, working on his historical home, rescuing and fostering dogs, working around his farm and tinkering with his 1979 Dodge Little Red Express.

Collin Fanelli –

Collin was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the Gais Construction family in July of 2018 in order to gain experience in the construction field. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University. He also has an AAS in Welding Technology from CPCC. Outside of work, Collin enjoys building furniture, working out and taking care of his dog.

Ed Syzmanski –

Ed was born and raised in Kill Devil Hills, NC. He got his start in construction by working with his father. He has been with Gais Construction since February, 2017. Ed holds an NC General Contractor License for the State of North Carolina and he is also a Level III Firefighter. When not at work, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, playing golf, going fishing or camping.

Edward Nesbit –

Edward was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He was introduced to construction at any early age, helping his family with various projects and his love of construction grew from there. Edward joined Gais Construction in May of 2021. He has an Associates in Welding from Central Piedmont Community College and a Bachelor’s in Industrial Management from Eastern Carolina University. Outside of work, Edward enjoys camping, working on cars, riding motorcycles, and watching the Miami Hurricanes play football.

Joe Albanese –

Joe was born in New Jersey, but was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a teenager he took a summer job in the construction field where he got some insight as to a future career path within the business. In 2019 he and his wife moved to the Charlotte area from Wilmington, NC and he joined Gais Construction in February of 2020. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

Jose Ayala –

Jose was born in El Salvador, but raised in New Jersey. His interest in construction began as a young boy, when he would watch and learn from his father as he built things. Jose is a graduate of the ITT Technical Institute. He has been working for Gais Construction for over ten years. While not at work, Jose enjoys volunteering in his community, playing with his band and spending time with his family.