Meet The Team

CARLOS A. FIFER
President, Chief Executive Officer

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 Carlos Fifer is the President and CEO of Fifer & Associates, Inc.  Mr. Fifer has a diverse background in real estate sales, investments, and construction. In January 1999, along with his brothers, he founded Fifer & Associates to provide affordable home buying consultation, real estate investment, and construction services.

Mr. Fifer has been a licensed affiliate broker with Crye-Leike Realtors since 2002. In addition, he has a portfolio consisting of several fire stations, residential properties, churches, commercial properties, museum, motel, restaurants, college university, including detached homes and multi-unit dwellings from duplexes to large apartment complexes. He has been aggressive in renovating properties throughout the Memphis and Mississippi areas with local and national investments, traditional lenders, 203 (k) programs, FHA, VA, United Housing, and insurance companies.

Carlos Fifer has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Christian Brothers University, has matriculated through advanced accounting studies at the University of Memphis, and is a member of the following:

·        National Association of Realtors

·        Memphis Area Minority Contractors

·        Memphis Area Association of Realtors.

·        Member of Better Business Bureau

·        Member of ABC West Tennessee (Associated Builders and Contractors)

·        Board Member of MAMCA (Memphis Area Minority Contractors)

·        Board Member of TNAHC (Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition)

·        Certified Business-MBE, LSB, and SBE

·        Memphis and Shelby County Building Advisory Board

·        CONVERGENCE Memphis Committee Member

·        100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc.

CAREY FIFER
Board Member, Treasurer

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 Carey Fifer is co-owner of Fifer & Associates, which he helped launch in 1999. For over 25 years as a Loan Officer, he has been committed to superior service to help his clients with real estate services such as mortgage lending, home buying counseling, real estate sales/rentals, and home improvement. He has worked at Community Mortgage since 2004.

Hard work, excellent customer service, and communication skills differentiate him from many other Loan Officers. Some of his performance skills consist of being available when called, knowledgeable about mortgage programs, courtesy, and promptness in returning calls. 

 Carey graduated from University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, major in Finance. He also retired his Real Estate License, and has taken several courses such as Real Estate Appraisals and Construction Business Management. Now he is a Mortgage Loan Officer licensed in TN and MS.

Working to provide the best mortgage/real estate services for each customer is his ultimate goal, because with each satisfied customer is an opportunity for more referrals. He hopes to earn your business and to provide these superior services so that you too can benefit from a successful real estate transaction

CHARLES FIFER
Vice President of Operations

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Charles Fifer was born and raised in Memphis TN. At the age of 13 Charles worked his first job. From that young age he has developed great work ethic and has shown dedication in the work field. Charles worked as an account manager for a major company for 10 years. Being the go getter that he is, Charles, did not stop there. He went on to get his real estate license and has continued to work all areas of real estate. As one third of Fifer and Associates he continues to work toward success.

PAMELA MOORE
Executive Director of Operation

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 Pamela Moore graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Afterward, she attended graduate school at Webster University, earning a Master of Science in Management and Leadership.  She has worked at fortune 500 companies forming partnerships, leveraging spending, and driving bottom line profitability.  

 

  Pamela has over 20 years’ experience as a Procurement Professional with extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Project Management, Buyer of Indirect/Direct Materials, and Planning. 

Oversee $13.5 million in spending and captured $2.9 million over 2 years deflationary cost savings for indirect goods and services assigned categories. Captured $70,000 in savings in one year-initiated commodity strategy for MRO sites and Maintenance Facilities. 

 

 Ensure that optimum price, quality, and delivery arrangements are properly negotiated with suppliers.

 Responsible for over $80 million annual spending in capital equipment purchased for source and acquisition functions directly associated with the need for clinical and scientific research.  Using flexible planning with demand management. Ensure availability of purchased material necessary to support the production plan while maintaining inventory within budget.

  Pamela joined Fifer & Associates, Inc Team in 2019, Pamela implemented strategic directions for customer management, company goals and by taking on new business approach to optimization and efficiency by effectively collaborating with team members, suppliers, and customers. 

 Highly organized, astute, energetic, and team spirited leader with solid core values and ethics.  Pamela is calmed by nature and she has the ability to operate well in ambiguous situations.

CALON FIFER
BFA Architecture + Interior Design & Project Manager

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Calon Fifer is an accomplished Real estate investor and has earned a Bachelor of Fine arts in Architecture from the University of Memphis.  In partnership with his father Carlos Fifer and the executive management team. Calon designs and delivers construction solutions for sub-contractors, field Associates, and design professionals. Calon oversees projects spend over $4M. 

DEEPTI DESHPANDE 

Designer & Project Manager

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Memphis has been Deepti's home since 2007 and she loves every bit of it. After finishing her Bachelors in Architecture at the Mumbai University, India, Deepti came to the United States to pursue higher education. She did her Master’s in Architecture at the University of Memphis and is on her path for becoming a registered Architect soon!

The Memphis culture, Southern love and fried chicken, all have a special place in Deepti’s heart. She loves to build, write, paint, cook, and bike. She thrives to help the community through her design expertise. An emerging professional, artist and a creative enthusiast, Deepti passionately pursues every project that comes her way!  She is involved in the design of commercial, institutional, site master planning and Historic preservation ranging from simple house renovations to over $20M+ Hospitality projects.

 

 With over 18 years of experience in design and project management, Deepti has applied architectural knowledge to facilitate reasonable living spaces through redeveloping and revitalizing existing communities. She is a spirited designer who can transform and create minimalistic, fluid and innovative designs while never surrendering to struggles and pandemics. Her approach to design celebrates the functionality, involves rational problem solving and questions all the limits and assumptions. She brings an energy to the design process by maximizing aesthetic appeal and combining different materials while still staying on the client's budget. Through her career she has been apt in document organization and integration of building systems, construction documentation, graphic conventions and detailing. 

 

In 2020, Deepti started working more closely with Fifer & associates as a designer and Project manager on a variety of projects that the firm is involved with. She believes that courage, honesty, respect and benevolence are immensely important virtues to lead a fulfilling life and instills the same values in her work ethic.  

ROY KISTNER
Sr. Estimator & Sr. Project Manager

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 Before joining the Fifer & Associates Team in 2019, Roy was employed as Construction Manager for the Firm of Allen & Hoshall Engineering. In his role as Construction Manager, Roy handled correspondence between the design team and the owners, conducting all Owner/Architect/Contractor Progress Meetings, and conducting site inspections on current projects to ensure the construction met the design criteria. Roy reviewed all contractor pay applications and change order requests to verify and control costs. Commercial and industrial projects ranging in value up to $45 million. Due to Roy’s extensive structural background, also worked closely with the firm’s structural engineering & architectural departments as a construction consultant.  

 

 Prior to working at Allen & Hoshall, Roy filled the position as Estimator / Project Manager for Inman/EMJ Corporation. Responsibilities included complete estimate takeoff and pricing on commercial projects, competitive bidding, creating and maintaining the project schedule and budget, vetting all sub’s, creating subcontractor scope of work and issuing subcontracts, reviewing pay requests and change orders. Projects range from $18-20million in value. Roy was responsible for estimating and project management for the Southwest Tennessee Community College project at Macon Cove, and the installation of new Body Scanners Security System at Checkpoint B at Memphis International Airport.

 

 Roy’s varied construction experience spans a total of 42 years, managing commercial projects, working alongside architects and engineers with design build, and involved in creating the working drawings for projects of all types; Commercial Retail, Multi-family Resort properties, Educational, Industrial & Airports. Starting in the industry as a structural design & architectural draftsman, with Certifications in the Building Codes as a Commercial Building Inspector, Plans Examiner for Code Compliance. 

 

 Roy’s education includes University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Arkansas Community College. 

CLAUDETTE JORDAN

Project Manager

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 Claudette Jordan offers 30+ years of general contracting. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, she has developed a niche for business development and shared experiences in the construction industry.  Her work chronicle has expanded from performing general construction contracts, up to $2M, to federal government contracts of $28M. Her journey includes contracting in the state of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Virginia. 

Claudette's work experience has allowed her to participate in various projects, i.e., Mixed-Use Development, Multi-Family Housing, Hospitality, Sports Arena, and Military Base Facilities. In doing so, she has overseen and partaken in the operation of a business that includes business management, marketing, networking, and risk management.

With modest beginnings in 1986 as a part of her then, family-owned construction business, SMS Contractors Inc., she studied and inherited an entrepreneurial flair for future orientations and developed a dedication to working with and giving back to her community. 

  As she moved through the professional ranks of the family's operation, she held leadership positions, which allowed her to focus on the firm's strategic direction and corporate value enhancement.

In 2021 Claudette filled the role as a Project Manager with Fifer & Associates Inc. She emphasizes balancing between business savvy, technical capabilities, and coordination to align day-to-day operations. 

She also provides guidance, training, and support to ensure on-time and within-budget delivery of high-quality products and services.

  Her skill set development includes Contractor Relations Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Staff Training and Mentoring, and Team Leadership and Motivation.

She has a spirit of cooperation and a sense of pride in her work. She indeed has adapted to the needs of this changing world and has risen to meet its challenges. 

JOHN MAJOR

Project Manager

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John Major has a diverse background in construction over a span of nearly 25 years. He began his career as owner of a residential remodeling company in Iowa, where he is from. After moving to north Mississippi in 2004 and earning a Master’s in Project Management John worked as a Construction Director, General Manager, Project Manager and licensed insurance agent for several mid-south companies. John has been a part of the Fifer team since 2019.

 

Along with his wife and their three boys, John has served as a long-term foreign missionary. He enjoys traveling, fishing, conservative talk radio and quality time with his family.

CHRISTOPHER JORDAN

Superintendent & Estimator

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Christopher Jordan began his construction career at Fifer & Associates in 2018 as a material handler for residential customers. Christopher dedication, hard work ethics, and his natural drive for excellence gives him the ability to work through day-to-day challenges, providing solutions, and completion of project schedules within a timely manner. His eagerness to take on more job responsibilities awarded him a promotion to the role of Superintendent & Estimator.

TEVIN BROOKS

Superintendent

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Tevin Brooks began his career at Fifer & Associates in 2014, Tevin is known as the “All around Guy” Tevin has the ability to perform all areas of construction.  He effectively oversees the residential projects, ensures all required materials, equipment and inspections occur to support project schedule. 

Tevin is a graduate of L’Ecole Culinary Institute in Memphis, TN, Tevin has a passion for cooking flavor of tasty foods.

KISUA SANCHEZ               

Assistant Project Manager

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Kisua Sanchez joined Fifer & Associates as an Office Manager Assistant in 2018, her duties included to respond and socialize with clients to ensure of their project satisfaction as well as communicating with upper management regarding budgeted goals, weekly task, and yearly objectives. Kisua has excellent bilingual skills as she ensures customers’ needs are conveyed and addressed within a timely manner. Kisua was promoted to Assistant Project Manager in 2021. 

 

She graduated from Penn Foster High School and is now furthering her education by studying Real Estate. 

YARETH LOMEKI

Office Administrator

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Yareth Lomeki joined Fifer & Associates as Office Administrator in 2021. Her duties are to assist upper management and support field associates with their assigned duties.  She also oversees telephone services, maintains records for efficiency and compliance with company policies. Yareth has strong organizational and bilingual skills.  Yareth has the ability to function well in a high paced environment.  She is a graduate of The Collegiate School of Memphis and currently studying as an architect at Southwest Community College.

Jack Breland

CPA

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Jack is a supervisor at HORNE where he provides assurance services to the construction industry. 

Jack joined HORNE in 2011. Prior to focusing on the construction industry, he served public  companies and financial institutions in an internal and external audit capacity. 

 

 Jack earned his Bachelor of Accountancy and his Master of Accountancy from the University of  Mississippi. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  

 

• Associated Builders and Contractors, West Tennessee Chapter 

• Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants 

• The Associated General Contractors of Tennessee

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We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to service your home and business needs. We take honor and pride in the fact that the work we do help keep us connected during these difficult times.  Focus on what is important and success reveals itself. 

“Your Vision is Our Commitment.”

 

 

 

 

 

Carlos A. Fifer

Chief Executive Officer

Fifer & Associates, Inc