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Encore is built around a core of hands-on owners. Our principals are like you - dedicated business people who go the extra mile to ensure your project runs as seamlessly and smoothly as possible.

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Joseph McCafferty

Vice President

Joe, Vice President of Operations, oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. A graduate of East Carolina University, Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business Management. Joe has held numerous leadership positions ranging from project manager to Vice President of Operations. Joe’s experience along with his unique insight of construction operations and business management lends itself well to the position he now serves as being the integral point of contact between all project team members, owners, architects and subcontractors, making sure every project is a success.


Away from work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Kami and their three children in Lothian, Maryland.  His hobbies include; coaching his kids in sports and spending time outdoors.


John Klakamp


John has served as President of Encore since its inception.  Having found his passion at an early age while working with his father, John’s career path has always been to be a builder.  With almost 40 years of experience in commercial construction, John has at one time held almost every position in the business and brings vast experience to Encore. Today, John’s role is to manage Encore’s business development and utilize his expertise and understanding of the business to mentor employees and bring the highest level of service to Encore’s customers.


John resides in Boyds, Maryland with his wife Cindy, and enjoys spending time with their three children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, John enjoys old cars, golf, traveling and friends.

Christopher Sutherland

Vice President

As Vice President of Construction, Chris focuses his energy on project management serving to orchestrate and oversee the building process while working closely with the jobsite staff to coordinate and monitor construction activities. Chris brings extensive experience to Encore; having built several base building, shopping center, restaurant and retail projects. Having held the positions of project engineer, superintendent, project manager and estimator at Encore gives Chris a unique skill-set providing a thorough understanding of what it takes to maintain customer satisfaction and deliver successful projects. Chris obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business Management from East Carolina University.


Residing in Lothian, Maryland with his wife Karli and their three sons, Chris enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.


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