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Our Team

Current Leadership

On January 1, 2020, the ownership of The Terry Peterson Companies transitioned to the next generation. Lucky and John Peterson now serve as Co-Principals of the company, and are responsible for perpetuating the legacy of the Founders, while directing the company into new ventures. The Terry Peterson Companies is now designed into three specific inter-related focus areas: development and construction of new homes communities, commercial development and construction including multi-family, retail and industrial properties, and third-party development and general contracting services.



John Peterson III

John is responsible for corporate strategy, land acquisition, financial analysis, land planning, finance and architectural design for all new communities. He also leads The Terry Peterson Companies' ventures in non-residential development and investment. Prior to joining the company, John served as Vice President at Caprium Investment in Washington, D.C., a commercial real estate investment firm. At Caprium, John was responsible for investing institutional capital in various office and multi-family properties in the Washington, DC metro area. Before helping the formation of Caprium Investment, John was a financial analyst in the Capital Markets division of Cassidy & Pinkard, in Washington, D.C. John has served two terms as Chair of the Hampton Roads District Council - Urban Land Institute, Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce - Suffolk Division, and is a member of the Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1996.



Lucky Peterson

 Having served in various capacities with Terry Peterson Companies since 2001, Lucky manages the daily operations of the firm's homebuilding projects. He also adds an advisory role with the Commercial General Contracting division of the company as well as corporate planning. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, he began his career in Apartment Management and Residential Construction in Richmond, VA.



Richard "Tuck" Bowie
President and CEO of Operations

Tuck is President and CEO, responsible for managing the overall operations and resources of Terry Peterson Residential Companies. Having joined the Company over 29 years ago to manage the land development efforts, he now serves as its chief executive officer. A graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a degree in civil engineering, Tuck began his career in the architectural/engineering consulting business becoming a principal in a major firm that he helped build over a 22‑year period. He is registered to practice engineering in Virginia.

Tuck is a past President of Tidewater Builders Association, past Chairman of the Virginia Beach Division of the Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Open Space Advisory Committee, the Process Improvement Steering Committee and Board of Directors Code Appeals for the City of Virginia Beach.



Danny Totten
Vice President of Production

Danny is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in production management and operations. He began his career in construction in 2003, joining the  Company in 2012. Danny has held various leadership  positions throughout his career, steadily rising to the role  of Vice President of Production. Danny's expertise lies in  developing and implementing strategies to optimize  production processes, increase productivity, and drive cost  effecienty. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Foreign  Affairs.



Vicki Bracey

Vicki is the Controller of The Terry Peterson Companies. She oversees the accounting department to include cash management, financial reporting, budgeting and tax. In addition, she shares oversight of human resources and risk management. Vicki joined the company in 2020 bringing over 15 years of Controller experience in residential construction. Her past experiences also include work in the mortgage banking and healthcare industries and public accounting. She graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.



Sylvia Betz
Finance Manager

Sylvia has been with The Terry Peterson Companies since 1995. She supports the controller and is responsible for the daily accounting in the office. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University.



Kimberley Hall
Contracts/Permtting Manager

Kim is responsible for much of the administrative processes from permit acquisitions to the sale and closing of our properties. She is the liaison between our office and agents, lenders, appraisers, attorneys, association managers, and municipal offices in the Hampton Roads area.

Kim is a military spouse who joined the Company in 2016 and works remotely from her office in Tennessee.

Kim has a Bachelor of Business Administration and has an extensive real estate and administrative background, having worked as a Real Estate Broker, Loan Processor, Corporate Real Estate Office Manager, and as a Government employee in her role as the Office Administrative Lead.



Susan Dodge
Production Assistant/Warranty/Customer Relations

Susan is The Terry Peterson Companies' Production Assistant and Warranty/Customer Relations Representative.

As Production Assistant she works directly with the field staff and Trade Partners during the building process. This, along with her compassion for others, gives her the prefect placement to serve in the role of Warranty/Customer Relations Representative. Susan began her career in construction in 1978 working in her family’s commercial masonry business. Her years of varied experiences (both commercial and residential) give her a great ability to serve The Terry Peterson Companies homebuyers.



Marla McPherson

Marla is the Terry Peterson Companies Estimator. She is responsible for analyzing proposals, negotiating contracts, and managing the set-up of contracts, purchase orders, and take-offs. Marla began her career in construction in 1995 and also has experience as a Realtor and small business owner. She and her family are hog and cattle farmers in Virginia and North Carolina.



Kaylie Martin
Executive Assistant

Joining Terry Peterson Companies in 2022, Kaylie supports the executive team by assisting with general office administrative tasks. She brings with her 15 years of experience as an EA in real estate and finance, and 12 years as a small business owner. Her BA from the University of Virginia is in Foreign Affairs; she also obtained a Grand Diplome from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. Kaylie and her husband enjoy racquet sports and being in/on/around water



Linda Ritt
Accounts Payable Specialist

Linda has been with Terry Peterson Companies since May of 2021. She brings with her many years of experience in the construction field and has a Bachelors degree of Science. Linda's main role with The Terry Peterson Companies is accounts payable, cash management and insurance requirements along with many other associated duties. When not in the office, Linda and her husband Adam are busy with their six Grand children and have a love for sports and the beach.



C. Grigsby "Grig" Scifres
Executive Vice President - Legal and Finance.

 Grig is responsible for the legal and financing matters on a variety of the company's developemnt and joint ventures. Prior to joining the Terry Peterson Companies in 2023, Grig had a 45 year career as a practicing attorney and retired from practicing law as a shareholder with Williams Mullen. While practicing law, he specialized in real estate developement, commercial and real estate financing. Grig recieved his Master of Law and Taxation degree from William & Mary Law School, his Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from Michigan State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.



Kenneth Royall

Kenneth has over 40 years of experience in many aspects of the construction industry. He started working in new construction at a young age. Ken eventually turned to home improvements back where he grew up. He ran a sucessful home improvemnt company before moving to the Hampton Roads area in 1996. In 2001 Kenneth joined The Terry Peterson Companies as an assistant superintendent, moving up to superintendent in 2003. He has overseen the production of several different communities from Virginia Beach to Suffolk during his tenure with the Company. During time off, Kenneth enjoys a round of golf with friends and spending time with family.



David O. Foster, Sr.

Dave started his successful career at The Terry Peterson Companies in 2000, over time having supervised construction at numerous sites including Waterford in Williamsburg, Woodbridge in Isle of Wight, Cumberland at Patriots Landing in New Kent, Quarters of York County, and Kings Fork Farm, Hampton Roads Crossing, The Gables, and Sunfall at the Riverfront, all in Suffolk. Dave enjoys sailing, fishing, gardening, loud rock and roll music, shooting sports and cold beer. Dave is husband of one woman, father of three sons, grandfather of four, and is a God‑fearing man.



Donald Gibson
Assistant Superintendent

Don is The Terry Peterson Companies' longest-tenured employee, having started with Peterson & Associates in 1982. He is a graduate of Bayside High School, and recently celebrated his 35‑year anniversary with the Company. Over the years, Don has supported numerous superintendents on countless new‑home construction sites in Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Newport News, making sure all homes are in pristine order before transitioning them to homeowners. Don and his wife, Debbie, enjoy traveling in their spare time.



Patrick Griffey
Senior Project Manager, Commercial

Patrick started his career in Hampton Roads as a residential carpenter and continued into management of large scale commercial and residential projects. His experience is based in field management and backed by dual Master’s degrees in Business and Real Estate & Construction Management. As a Project Manager, he has constructed residential communities in Colorado, and commercial & custom resort ski communities in North Lake Tahoe, CA. As a General Contractor he has built medical office buildings & surgery space in Hampton Roads, as well as extensive custom residential renovations. Recently, Patrick was the Construction Manager and owner’s representative for multiple resort projects ranging from hotels & timeshare communities to the recent renovation of the Historic Cavalier Hotel. Patrick is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, holds a Class A License, and is a field experienced & registered Project Management Professional (PMP). Patrick, with his wife & 3 boys, spends his spare time outdoors enjoying the beach, camping & snow sports.



Joshua Pescetto

Having joined The Terry Peterson Companies in 2018, Josh is the Superintendent for commercial projects. As the Superintendent he is responsible for on-site supervision of projects, where his duties include coordinating with subcontractors, scheduling inspections, and ensuring safety and compliance standards are being met at all times. Josh has been in the construction field over 20 years and has experience in both residential and commercial construction gained from past roles such as foreman and owner of a successful remodeling company.