Vulcan Partners

David Buist

David Buist, PE

David Buist is a licensed general contractor, and a licensed professional engineer. David graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Civil Engineering and has focused on Commercial Construction. David is a third generation General Contractor that has 23 years of construction experience.

  • Owner/Partner Ferrara Buist, General Contractors. 20 Employees with $15 Million 2019 Gross Sales, $30 Million in progress, and $15 Million in backlog.
  • Executive Board Member of the Fort Mill Economic Partners
  • Chairman of the Board Upper Palmetto YMCA
  • 2011 Class of Leadership York County (LYCO), York County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 Chair: State of Florida Engineers in Construction (FECON)
  • 2008 State Board Member: Florida Engineering Society (FES)
  • Past Chair of York County Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Legacy LEED AP © BD+C
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Florida #67533, State of South Carolina # 26878
  • Licensed General Contractor, State of Florida
  • Member of the York County Regional Chamber and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 winner of the York County Regional Chamber Small business achiever.
  • Member of the Fort Mill Rotary Club

Michael “Adam” Ferrara

Adam Ferrara is a licensed general contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina. The credentials, education, knowledge, skill, experience, drive, enthusiasm, and love for all things built are packed into Adam’s presence. He is a skilled, educated, trained, experienced, motivated and highly engaging design + build general contractor operations manager and business development manager.  He has passion for business, working with entrepreneurs, and taking responsibility for total project success. Adam is married to his wonderful wife and Clemson graduate, Rebecca Ferrara, CPA. They are currently raising their 12 year old son, Michael, 10 year old daughter, Caroline, and 3 year old son, George. He is very involved at his church as the building and grounds Deacon and at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce as the Developers Council Chairman.

Michael "Adam" Ferrara
  • Ferrara Buist Contractors Business Development Manager/Operator Charleston Division
  • Owner/Partner Ferrara Buist, General Contractors. 20 Employees with $15 Million 2019 Gross Sales, $30 Million in progress, and $15 Million in backlog.
  • Owner The Hub Collaborative Workspaces and Executive offices North Charleston SC
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Chairman Developers Council 2019/2020
  • Board of Directors for York County, SC Building Board of Appeals. 2015/2016
  • Business Degree from the College of Charleston
  • North Carolina General Contractor’s License
  • South Carolina General Contractor’s License
  • 19+ years of successful building experience
  • Project Management & Job Flow Expert
  • Project Interventionist – Unique to step in and assume project responsibility
  • Fort Mill Rotary Club member 2009-2013
  • Emerging Professional US Green Building Council
  • Green Building certification 2008
  • Entrepreneur / Business Owner mentor
  • LYCO (Leadership York County) Graduate 2012
Scott Watson

Scott Watson

Scott has 20 years of commercial real estate finance experience. His expertise includes originating, underwriting and managing debt, mezzanine and equity investments for middle market real estate transactions from $2 million to $100 million. Property type expertise includes multifamily, office, retail, industrial, self-storage, hotel, condo and student housing.

Scott has held a number of origination and underwriting positions at firms including Merrill Lynch Capital His background includes roles with RBC Bank, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Trimont Real Estate Advisors and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

Scott earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and M.S. degrees from Georgia State University in Real Estate and in Finance.

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