Our People
 

For over 20 years, The Garrett Companies has served Stafford County,
promoting smart growth  and steadily expanding its own operations.
 
 
Andrew S. Garrett
President

Andrew S. Garrett, President, The Garrett Companies.  Andy Garrett founded Garrett Development Corporation (“GDC”), a predecessor to TGC, and began building custom homes in Northern Virginia in 1987. Having achieved a high level of success in the home building industry, the company ventured into residential lot development during the early 1990’s and later into commercial property development during the late 1990’s. Mr. Garrett’s abilities to both identify viable development opportunities and develop a variety of product types have resulted in GDC becoming a recognized leader in land and commercial development in the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Garrett continually expanded GDC's business base to its present status as The Garrett Companies by assembling a strong team to carry out his vision and simultaneously to provide investors with optimal returns at minimal risk.

Mr. Garrett received his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 1983 and 1984, respectively. He subsequently joined Arthur Anderson and Company’s tax department in Houston, Texas. He gained his initial experience in the real estate sector by way of employment with the Cafritz Group in Washington, DC and Weichert Realty of Virginia.

His accomplishments include:
·Successful development and sale of over 3,000 acres of residential land from 1996 to present.
·Construction, management, and/or investments in nearly 2 million square feet of office, retail and industrial product in the Washington Metropolitan Region.
·Award-winning home design and construction and recognition as a general contractor since 1988.
·Sale of homebuilding operation to K. Hovnanian (Washington Homes) in 2003.

Mr. Garrett has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations such as the Fredericksburg Area Museum.  He currently serves and has served for the past decade on the board for the Washington Airports Task Force. He supports numerous charitable and nonprofit organizations.











Mark Bowman
General Counsel

Mark Bowman, Vice President and General Counsel, The Garrett Companies.  Mr. Bowman serves as Vice President and General Counsel for The Garrett Companies.  He studied Business Administration with a concentration in Management at Colorado State University, receiving a Bachelors of Science in 2002.  He subsequently attended Drake University Law School and graduated with honors in December 2004.  After working for a general practice firm where he focused primarily on construction defect litigation, Mark joined The Garrett Companies in 2006.  He currently oversees all legal matters, manages external counsel, and facilitates all aspects of our The Garrett Companies’ land development operations. 

Mr. Bowman is a member of the bar in Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., as well as the following professional associations and memberships: American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, DC Bar, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association and Fredericksburg Area Bar Association.






Johanna Anderson
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable



Heather Childers
Administration



Courtenay Sustrick
Administration














Rebecca Stack
Controller

Rebecca Stack, Controller, The Garrett Companies.   Ms. Stack is the Controller for The Garrett Companies. She has seven years of experience providing accounting and tax services. At The Garrett Companies Rebecca focuses on reviewing and maintaining accurate financial statements, along with tax compliance, cash management, budgeting, transaction planning and tax savings strategies.

Ms. Stack studied Accounting at the University of Maryland, receiving a Bachelors of Science in 2007. Prior to joining The Garrett Companies, she worked as a tax accountant for five years at a large regional public accounting firm. With a focus in partnership tax, she primarily served clients in the real estate industry. Rebecca consulted with real estate clients on general tax planning, transaction structuring and the technical review of complex partnership returns. She was also a member of the Mergers and Acquisition Services group where she focused on managing both buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence.