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John "Gary" Grubbs, Managing Member Gary Grubbs is a Managing Member with twenty five years of project management and construction experience. As a general contractor, he directed all aspects of heavy civil construction, demolition as well as the emergency services business sector projects. Other expertise includes property development, rock mine operations and road building. Gary directs large-scale debris management and recovery operations with revenues ranging from $100,000 to $200,000,000 dollars. He negotiates with federal and state funding arms on behalf of local and state governments affected by natural and man-made disasters. To ensure compliance with FEMA eligibility requirements, Mr. Grubbs serves as a liaison between the unit of government (client) and Federal and State agencies and has directed over 50 projects during 17 Presidential Disaster Declaration. He managed operations for 23 separate Florida applicants ranging from Coconut Creek south to Key West during the 2005 Hurricane season and 43 separate Florida applicants ranging from Jacksonville south to Key West and west to Punta Gorda during the 2004 Hurricane season.

Terry Hunt, Managing Member Terry has been developing commercial properties in the tri-county area for over 30 years.  TL and his staff have primarily been in the mini storage business since 1980.  The trade name of the mini business is: United Self Mini Storage and all of these facilities are in the Tampa Bay area.  Terry has also developed and built Office/Warehouse complexes.  Currently, United Business Park is being developed which includes the TL Hunt Inc. corporate office and a host of first class tenants.  The TL Hunt companies have survived the recent economy downturn and are poised to reach out for more successful businesses in the years to come.  Terry currently resides in his Tarpon Springs home that he built more than 20 years ago and also maintains a second home in Durango, CO.

Michael, Cannon, Managing Member With more than 35 years of construction experience; Mr. Cannon is responsible for the financial and operational success of a $100-million + company. Mr. Cannon has extensive experience in all aspects of the construction process and experienced in multiple project types, including commercial office, gaming, resorts/hotels, public facilities, retail centers and entertainment venues. Mr. Cannon is educated in construction engineering.

Colonel USA (Ret) Robert M. Carpenter, P.E., President Colonel USA (Ret) Robert M. Carpenter is President of Grubbs Emergency Services, LLC. He has responsibility for the management of disaster recovery operations and is the liaison between the client, GES staff and its subcontractors. Serving in various leadership positions throughout a twenty five year career with the Army Corp of Engineers, Bob’s record of performance in problem solving, crisis management and deployment operations has resulted in an enhanced disaster responsiveness and focus for GES. He is a Certified General Contractor in Florida and has a Professional Engineer license in Florida and Virginia. Additionally, he is LEEDS certified.


Paula Sue Hamilton, Project Manager Paula serves as Contracts & Safety Manager for GES. Ms. Hamilton served as a project manager in he served as project manager for the City of New Port Richey FL & Pasco County FL, for the Tropical Storm Debby where they community were flooded and 2007 Town of Lady Lake tornado recovery effort and for multiple jurisdictions, in 2004 managed Pasco county Hurricane Jeanne & Rita with revenue of over $3,000,000.00. Ms. Hamilton ensures that all subcontractors are pre-qualified which includes background checks, ensuring appropriate insurance coverage is in place as well as executing subcontract agreements and proper pay rate documentation following field negations, communicating pertinent information to the datacenter resulting from field operations and other subcontractor management functions. When GES is in a non-response mode, Ms. Hamilton assists with proposal development and asset management of GES in-house day to day operations, and also does the safety training as an approved trainer for OSHA and MSHA. Ms. Hamilton reviews all pre event contracts and performs the annual training for the municipalities to help keep everyone up to date on the daily changes in the FEMA eligibility requirements.