Pre-Construction Manager

Dave Fahrion


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Dave Fahrion joined the A+B team in 2017 as the Pre-Construction Manager after spending twenty-seven years as a principal of two construction firms.

Dave Graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with Honors in 1980 with a Bachelors of Civil Engineering Technology.

After a year working as a Design Engineer with a Pittsburgh firm, he paused his career to pursue a Masters of Industrial Administration from Purdue University, which he completed through an accelerated program in 1982. He then spent several years as an engineer in the energy construction sector.

He joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute in 1989.  As a GTRI consultant he worked with local businesses and civic leaders in an effort to enhance our area’s economic development.

Dave strives to develop an understanding of his client’s needs and is eager to work as a team through project analysis, design, budgeting and construction. He has an eye towards detail and precision and enjoys working with his clients to create a positive overall experience.

Dave is an avid bicyclist and can often be found on our local roads and trails as he logs thousands of miles each year riding with the area’s local groups or on his own. He is the father of two sons and is a soon to be grandfather. The Fahrion’s were active members of Abilene Baptist Church for more than 20 years and now attend Stevens Creek Church. He lives with his wife Gayle and Cooper (Jack Russell Terrier) in the heart of the Evans.

Project Manager

Philip Sommers


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Philip Sommers is a recent addition to the Allen+Batchelor Team.  A graduate of Georgia Southern University’s Building Construction Program, Philip brings 19 years of project management and estimating experience to your project.  Phil has been involved with, managed and estimated projects that range from a few Thousand Dollars to over $15 Million.  We are excited to have Philip on our team and we know you will be too!

Office Manager

Tracey Shaffer


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Tracey has 30+ years of accounting experience and has been the Office Manager for Allen+Batchelor since 2012.  Tracey is an integral part of our team.  She processes employee payroll and government certified payroll.  She coordinates with subcontractors and vendors to ensure they are paid correctly and in a timely manner.  Tracey also keeps all W9’s updated, employee files current and makes sure our taxes and company licenses are in order.  With Tracey’s years of accounting experience, she is quickly able to troubleshoot problems and offer solutions to accounting issues that may not have come up before.  Tracey’s can-do attitude allows her to assist in many other areas when needed and she is excited to learn new things.  When you call our company, it is often her voice that will great you and there is always a smile in it.

Hobbies:  Tracey enjoys gardening, genealogy, camping and traveling.    

“I absolutely love my job and look forward to coming to work every day!  Allen+Batchelor is a great place to work.  This is an environment in which everyone is dedicated and has pride in the work they do.  There is a true feeling of family and I am proud to be a member of the Allen+Batchelor team.”

Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Nelson


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Kelsey Nelson joined the A+B team in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She has seven years’ experience in administrative duties from working in apartment leasing, and being a receptionist at a car dealership.

Kelsey assists in every aspect of the company from accounts payable, accounts receivable, and anything else that may come up during the day. She is eager to learn and offer a hand where need be. Her professional attitude and outgoing personality make it easy for our clients to connect with her when they first call the company.

Currently, she is working towards a degree in Business Administration and Radiology Technician at Augusta University.

Kelsey is an avid equestrian, and has worked for and ridden under some well-known horse trainers when she lived in California. She currently resides in Augusta with her husband, Tyler, her three Siberian Huskies; Bane, Willow, and Pond, and a cat, Merlin. She enjoys reading, and horseback riding in her free time.