As president of ProTerra, Jerry Biggs serves as the company's visionary. That ability was honed during Jerry's twenty five years at the helm of the CPA and management consulting firm he co-founded. As the firm grew to be the third largest in Colorado Springs, Jerry was instrumental in providing tax and business guidance to its real estate and construction clients. He developed an expertise in formulating deal structures that were both innovative and technically sound. When the firm's clients faced challenges during downturns in the real estate market, Jerry served as their advocate by facilitating the negotiation of favorable workout solutions. By the time Jerry relinquished control of the firm to a successor in 2007, he had solidified his reputation as an accomplished real estate consultant.
As a complement to his consulting activities, Jerry has been an active real estate investor for his own account for decades. Jerry has continued his investment activities since leaving the firm, leading to his co-founding of ProTerra in 2013. Jerry is also an investor in a number of other privately held companies that operate in the real estate and construction industries, and is actively involved in providing management oversight to those ventures.
Jerry continues to serve on the boards of various trade and charitable organizations, and has served in key positions in economic development entities at both the local and state level. In addition, Jerry has received numerous awards for community service, including being named the 2010 El Paso County Community Leader of the Year.
Jerry's vision for the future of ProTerra is centered on deliberate strategic growth designed to maximize market opportunities and provide valuable solutions to its customers, while safeguarding the interests of the company's stakeholders.
Scott serves as the Chief Executive of ProTerra Properties since late 2017. His experience in the housing industry and master planned community development is substantial and varied.
Scott served for three years as the CEO of the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB). The Association was established in 1974 with the intent to provide a voice to Colorado home builders with their legislative concerns. CAHB participates in the legislative and regulatory processes at the state level on issues that impact the housing economy, the housing industry and the public. He continues to be active in CAHB as the Governmental Affairs Chair and the BuildPAC representative.
Prior to CAHB, Smith was instrumental in the development of the nearly 10,000 acre Briargate Master Planned Community for nearly 30 years progressing to CEO of La Plata Communities. Briargate includes Pine Creek, Cordera, and the Briargate Business Campus.
Scott serves on the boards of Colorado Association of Home Builders and the Colorado Springs HBA for several years, and as president of both associations. He has been very engaged in political action and policy committees over the years. Scott also served as a director to the National Association of Home Builders.
Other Board and leadership engagement have included; Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation; Urban Land Institute, Community Development Council; Pikes Peak Range Riders; Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation; Pikes Peak Posse; Pikes Peak Rangerettes, and the Colorado State Fair Foundation.
Smith is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is an inactive Colorado CPA. He is native Coloradan, growing up in the Pikes Peak Region, has been an active coach for youth sports, loves to hunt, fly fish is an avid Colorado Buff fan and is a horseman.
A graduate of Colorado State University's construction management program, Andrew Biggs began his career as a project manager for a Denver based construction subcontractor. That position allowed Andrew to gain valuable practical experience in construction management, including estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and job costing, as well as field supervision. Andrew parlayed that experience when he joined his father in investing in a company that specialized in the spraying of trees to protect them from infestation by the mountain pine beetle. During their period of ownership, Andrew was integrally involved in expanding the company's operations beyond Colorado into multiple surrounding states and achieving a resulting threefold increase in the number of trees serviced. Upon the profitable sale of the company in 2013, Andrew once again teamed up with his father as a co-founder of ProTerra.
Andrew brings youthful energy and passion to his position as a project manager for ProTerra. In addition to overseeing and coordinating field operations, Andrew has been instrumental in securing necessary entitlements for the company's projects as well as locating and determining the feasibility of potential projects. Andrew looks with confidence toward the company's future and his continued role in ensuring the profitability and timely completion of its projects.
At ProTerra Properties, Joe is an integral member of the evaluation team, performing feasibility analysis for prospective projects. Once a property is selected for development, Joe assembles a team of high qualified consultants to prepare the design and obtain entitlements from local, state and federal review agencies. The leaders at ProTerra take a proactive approach to secure approvals in the minimum length of time.
Representative projects include Wagons West Subdivision in Monument, Colorado. The development consists of 54 attached single family residences and 77 multifamily townhomes on approximately 18 acres. While the goal of the project is to provide the community with affordable and contemporary housing options, a unique feature is the additional 17 acres set aside as open space. The open space is a passive amenity including ecologically sensitive areas along Teachout Creek.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Professional Engineer registered in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. He serves as Council President of his church and is past President, and interim Executive Officer for Mountain Spirit Habitat for Humanity in Park County, Wyoming.
Charlie Williams, Director of DevelopmentCharlie Williams began his construction career in Marietta, Georgia. He was involved in all facets of home building from clearing of the lot, footing layout, and framing, to the final landscape. This hands-on learning approach to home building gave him an appreciation for doing things right. Charlie worked in construction while obtaining his degree in accounting from Kennesaw College.
After graduation, Charlie moved to Tucson, Arizona and took a position as a construction superintendent with National Homebuilder Pulte Home Corporation. Charlie relocated with Pulte Homes, taking him to North Carolina, Utah, and finally landing in Colorado Springs in 2000. Pulte Homes afforded Charlie the opportunity to be involved with all facets of construction, from land acquisition, entitlement, and development, to project management. After 15 years in the production ranks, Charlie focused on land development opportunities in the Colorado Springs area.
As a member of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (HBA), Charlie has served as board member and chair of the Utility Technical Committee and the Tri-Lakes Committee. In 2006 he was voted as Builder of the Year by his peers at the HBA.
Charlie brings over 30 years of construction knowledge to the ProTerra team. He is able to look at land development from the builder’s perspective in order to minimize cost and decrease production times.