Sands Companies Adds Five New Team Members

26 May 2022
Sands Companies Adds Five New Team Members

Larson Baldwin, Roger Barnes, Melanie McIntosh, Rivers Singleton and Chris Waterman strengthen multifamily development and construction firm

Sands Companies, a full-service, vertically integrated multifamily development and construction firm, continues to add new talent to its team to progress its expansion into additional markets in the Southeast U.S. The firm welcomed Larson Baldwin, Roger Barnes, Melanie McIntosh, Rivers Singleton and Chris Waterman to its growing team.

Over the past year, Sands has hired 20 employees at various levels of the South Carolina-based firm with plans to continue talent recruitment as it advances several new projects. The firm has more than 2,000 detached, horizontal cottage-style apartment homes under development throughout the Southeast.

At Sands, Waterman and Barnes serve as Superintendents. Baldwin is an Assistant Superintendent, Singleton is a Procurement Specialist and McIntosh is the Office Manager.

Baldwin comes to Sands from Charlotte, North Carolina and is well-versed in managing large construction projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.

Barnes, originally from New Jersey, has over 40 years of experience as a licensed contractor with projects ranging from initial framing, new custom single-family homes, mid-rise projects and more.

McIntosh recently relocated from Michigan and comes to Sands with over 15 years of office management experience. She will focus on office operations as well as human resources for the company.

Hailing from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Singleton will work with Sands’ vendor partners to secure products that are used to build each home. He will also focus on price negotiation and securing new partners.

Waterman resides in Conway, South Carolina and has 10 years of construction management experience including project estimation, coordinating with crew and vendors as well as carpentry, roofing and paving.

“We are delighted to welcome these five individuals to the Sands team,” said Sands Companies President Joe Morrison. “These team members will help shape the way we bring single-family rentals to the markets we operate in, and we are thrilled to support their growth within the company and in their careers.”