Through years of experience, Don and Judy knew precisely the kind of employees they wanted for their business. We have been blessed to surround ourselves with seasoned professionals with proven track records. Our low employee turnover rate speaks volumes to the positive culture and family atmosphere we continually try to perpetuate.
We believe this is true due to our desire to conduct our business in a way that honors the Lord.
Judith “Judy” Moore, co-owner and founder of Heartland Contracting in February 2004 with her husband Don, was employed many years and retired in 2001 from employment in an administrative capacity in the federal law enforcement community in Charlote, NC: FBI, US Attorney’s Office, and US Magistrate Judge. After retiring, Judy obtained her broker’s and real estate licenses. As the “woman” in the HUB-designated woman-owned business, Judy jealousy guards Heartlands compliance with this designation, as well as being primarily responsible for financial decisions and general office management.
Judy is a devout Christian and a member of a small country church where she and Don serve in several capacities, including singing in the choir. They support many organizations which seek to minister to the needs of the hurting and spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Interests: Reading, Traveling, History, Music, and famous for finding Thrift Store deals
Don is co-owner and founder of Heartland Contracting with his wife Judy. Don’s construction background is extensive – he brings over 50 years of experience to the table. Playing most every role during this time, he is experienced in management, recruitment, scheduling, and supervision. His “perfectionist” nature is a valuable asset to our clients resulting in a history of projects being successfully completed on budget and on time. He is a man of impeccable character and integrity and never cuts corners to increase profit, believing that being honest is its own reward. Don’s gentle spirit and construction knowledge inspire confidence and has resulted in many satisfied clients since Heartland was founded in 2004.
Don is a devout Christian and with his wife, serves in a small country church in many capacities, including as a deacon and singing in the choir. They support many organizations which seek to minister to the needs of the hurting and spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Interests: Golf, Hunting, Traveling, Antiques, Classic Cars
Talent: Southern Gospel Singing
Favorite Vacation Spot: Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, WY
Darrell Pace is Heartland’s CEO and still fills the role of Project Manager. He also holds his General Contracting license in both North and South Carolina. Darrell has a long history in construction. His dad began mentoring him at the young age of 12. Darrell learned many aspects of the industry from his father, Larry Pace, who owned and operated Laxton Construction. After spending a few years in the United States Navy after high school and then college, he has continued to work in the construction field owning his own business, then working with his father at Laxton before he landed at Heartland in 2012.
Darrell is very involved in his church and in his commitment to put God first; he continues to set a positive example for his wife and two beautiful daughters.
Alma Mater: UNC Charlotte / Bachelor of Business Administration / Finance
Interests: History, Football, Baseball, Hockey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Pompeii, Italy
Mark Fasser is Heartland’s COO and still fills the role of Project Manager. With a degree in architecture and construction experience in both the field and the office environments, Mark has a wealth of knowledge he brings to the table. Since joining Heartland in 2008, he has successfully completed projects from many varied backgrounds such as restaurants, offices, educational facilities, financial facilities, municipalities, and more.
Mark is married and has two children, one daughter and one son. You will find him often on the sidelines cheering on his favorite teams, that most likely includes one of his kids.
Alma Mater: Virginia Tech / Bachelor of Architecture
Interests: Sports, DIY Projects, Music of all kinds
Desired Superpower: To Fly – So much world to see!