David Allen Company Leadership

Robert Roberson Robert Roberson
Chairman, David Allen Company

Robert Roberson, Chairman

Mr. Roberson has provided the leadership for the David Allen Company for more than 50 years. Having served as president of several national and industry associations for the marble, granite, terrazzo, and tile industry, he has become a highly regarded industry leader, a technical consultant, an editor of industry publications, a teacher, and a trainer.

David Roberson, CEO

David manages the Terrazzo Division of David Allen Company and is recognized throughout the industry as an innovative leader with 42 years' experience in terrazzo contracting as an estimator, field supervisor and, for the past 27 years, manager of what is now the largest terrazzo operation in the South, managing single terrazzo contracts in excess of $18 million. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Campbell University. He has served as the president of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA), as chairman of the marketing committee, and on the board of directors for 17 years. David chairs the NTMA technical committee and performs quality inspections for the NTMA throughout the United States.

Arthur Odom, President

Art holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from UNC-Wilmington and is a certified public accountant with 30 years' experience in construction accounting and finance including three years’ work with a general contracting firm, and 22 years at David Allen Company (formerly serving as the company's Vice President and CFO). Art has become a leader in construction accounting and finance. He is past chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas and current national board member as well as past chairman of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and mentors other construction leaders in construction accounting and finance. He is an industry activist working to improve the construction industry through legislative leadership and promotion of a higher level of professional leadership within the industry.

Martin Howard, Executive Vice President for Tile, Stone and Branch Operations

Martin oversees the Tile, Stone and Pre-Construction Divisions, including all Branch Operations. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry including general contracting, and 21 years in David Allen Company management. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University and has had management responsibilities in every area of the David Allen Company tile and marble operation. Martin is a highly regarded expert and consultant in the technical aspects of tile and stone and serves on the National Tile Contractors Association Technical Committee; NTCA 2nd Vice President; Standards and Methods, Training and Education, and Finance Committees. Additionally Marin serves as an ANSI A108 committee member, and represents the NTCA on the TCNA Handbook Committee.

Christopher Walker, Vice President

Chris manages branch operations in the Mid-Atlantic and Metro Washington, DC area for the David Allen Company. Chris has over 20 years’ experience managing large stone and tile projects both as an independent contractor and as an officer and senior manager for specialty subcontracting organizations. Chris is regarded as an industry expert and is currently the Chairman of the American National Standards Institutes A-108 committee as well as the Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group ISO – 189. Chris also participates in the technical committees of industry related trade associations and the Tile Council of North America Methods committee.

Terry Preston, Secretary-Treasurer

For 29 years, Terry has been an effective part of the David Allen Company leadership team. Her duties include administrative management, special assistant to the CEO, and negotiating acceptable contract language. She has become a recognized expert on that subject and often tutors other subcontractors. Terry has served as chairman of the board and president of the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas and continues to serve as a board member. She is as a past president of the Triangle Chapter of ASAC and serves on that board as well. She has been a corporate officer for more than 18 years and has many corporate responsibilities. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from N.C. State University, a Master of Arts in education from Western Carolina University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Meredith College. She is the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Casey Short Award of Excellence from the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas.