Doug Simms has nearly 30 years of accounting and financial management experience, including 20 years in the construction industry. He started in 1994 as a controller for C.F. Jordan Construction in El Paso, Texas. Four years later, he moved to Florida to join Balfour Beatty Construction, then known as Centex Rooney, where he advanced from Controller to Vice President of Finance and ultimately to CFO. During his fifteen-year tenure at Balfour Beatty Construction, he managed a finance and accounting staff of up to 26, and managed risk programs for projects in Florida, California, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Bahamas, and Trinidad. As a member of the executive team, his focus was on maintaining internal controls as the division grew from $250M to $800M.
Most recently, he established an annual budgeting process, segment reporting, and reorganized the accounting department at Golden Sands General Contractors in anticipation of doubling revenue.
As CFO, Doug is responsible for all aspects of the accounting and financial functions of Kaufman Lynn Construction including developing and maintaining effective accounting, financial and treasury systems as well as maintaining the relationships with the accounting firm, law firms, financial institutions, lenders, and bonding company.