About Us

Votum was established on a Spiritual Foundation that our Faith in God will sustain us in business. To better understand our history, it is essential to introduce the meaning of our company name. Votum, takes its origins from the Latin verb voveo, vovere which means “vow, promise”. Reformed Worshipers have recognized its value over time and have taken it as a vow or confession of faith at the beginning of each service with the psalm: “Our help is in the Name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8). Our company was established under this vow, and we recognize that everything we are and everything we will be, comes from the blessings of the Lord. For more information about the meaning of Votum, please visit https://www.christianstudylibrary.org/article/reformed-worship-%E2%80%93-introductory-elements.

Our President/CEO, Vernice Atkins-Bradley, and our Vice-President/COO, Teska Dillard, started Votum Construction in 2009, right after the Great Recession (2007-2009).   At that time, the US economy was going through a downturn and our Founders believe that God would Bless their efforts even when it seemed difficult and risky.   As they begun to pursue business opportunity, the economy started to slowly recover from the crisis, and during that same time, Votum increased its operations. By the year 2010, Votum was Blessed to provide Design-Build services to Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, the Alma mater of Vernice.  Votum was in a partnership with Turner Construction to design and construct a new building to Campus of the School of Law. Afterwards, Votum was Blessed with many other successful projects, gaining more experience, expanding its capabilities, and serving its clients, partners, and the community.

Over the years, we have built a solid reputation for our ability to consistently deliver quality work, on schedule and within budget. Our dedication to service, quality, economy and performance has earned us repeat business.  We plan, anticipate, adapt, improve. We honor our commitments, and we satisfy our customers. In other words, we will perform!

With a well-respected track record behind us, and a solid outlook ahead, we’ve learned that our collaborative experience with a variety of projects creates exceptional solutions and results for our clients, no matter what they are building.  The heart and soul of our business is building yours.

Today, Votum Construction has been operating for over 12 years, always giving gratitude to the Lord, and providing the best-in-class construction services, having our clients, our community and our employees as our priority.

The Mission

Votum is a brand identity that “vows” to serve our clients by providing the “Best-In-Class” construction services, while enriching the lives of our employees and being socially responsible in our community.

Our Values

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Integrity

Dedicated to the highest moral and ethical standards.

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Excellence

Commitment to superior quality services to exceed expectations.

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Adaptable

Ability to react effectively towards unexpected changes in business and environmental factors

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Solidarity

Loyal, spirited and respected contributor to our Clients, Employees and Community.

Vision

Votum strives to be a nationally recognized construction service provider, unwavering in the quality of our work, dedicated to the highest moral and ethical standards, demonstrating our commitment to our Faith, Clients, Employees and our Community in our words and deeds.

 Meet Our Core Team

Votum has a team of experienced professionals who are interchangeable in their responsibilities and can be assigned to different roles. This ability positions us to better serve our clients.

Vernice Atkins-Bradley

President & CEO

Teska Dillard

Vice President & COO

Lynn Reid

Field Accounting Manager

Mohamad Ibrahim

Superintendent

Anthony Stepnowski

QA/QC Lead

Cesar Macias

Superintendent

Darshini Ramkarran

Contracts Administrator

Gary Wallace

Project Manager

Hazem Shannak

Project Engineer

John Harris

General Superintendent

Kamlawatte Singh

Human Resources

Fernando Curras

Senior Estimator

Marcela Cedeno

Project Engineer

Zachary Creel

Superintendent

Federico Jove

Project Manager/General Superintendent

Sekou John

Field Engineer

Community Service

Our CEO, Vernice Atkins-Bradley, and COO, Teska Dillard constantly volunteer their time, talent and treasure in service to the community.

Mrs. Atkins-Bradley has served on many boards and committees, which includes (past and present):

  • Orange County Housing Finance Authority (Vice Chair)
  • Board of Advisors for Barry Law School
  • National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)
  • Central Florida Transportation Taskforce
  • Orange County Code Enforcement Board
  • NCBLEO Foundation Board
  • FAMU Law School Board of Visitors
  • ONIC
  • Board for the African American Chamber of Commerce Board (Chair for over 3 years)
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (Executive Board)
  • Downtown Development/CRA Board (Chair)
  • Professional Opportunities Program for Students (Vice-Chair)
  • Project DTO
  • Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC)
  • Creative Village Conceptual Taskforce

Mr. Dillard, has served on boards and committees such as:

  • Orange County Code Enforcement (Chair)
  • Planning and Zoning Board – Ocoee, FL
  • Permitting Advisory Committee – City of Orlando
  • Mayor’s Streamline Committee – Orange County Government