Company Leadership

William J. Vakos, Jr.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

William J. Vakos, III

William J. Vakos, III (Bill) is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Vakos Companies, a full-service real estate development company located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Like in so many family businesses, Bill spent his youth working for the company in whatever role was required. After graduation from Old Dominion University, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration, Bill returned to the family business working in marketing, sales and leasing.  In the early 2000’s the company began developing its two premier projects, Southpoint and Spotsylvania Courthouse Village. Under Bill’s leadership, these communities today total nearly 800 acres of “true” mixed-use, bringing thousands of jobs to Spotsylvania and greatly expanding the county’s tax base. In 2009, Bill became President and Chief Operating Officer where he continues to serve today. In his role as President, Bill oversees every aspect of the company’s operations with assets exceeding over $250 million dollars.

Bill is also active in his community where he serves on the Board of Directors for Virginia Partners Bank, as a Deacon and Chairman of the Stewardship Committee at Spotswood Baptist Church. Bill and his wife Tricia are proud parents of son Collin, a recent Liberty University graduate and daughter Grace, a sophomore at Liberty University pursuing a nursing degree. 

On any typical work day, you may find Bill enjoying what he loves to do, working with his father, Bill Vakos Jr., and his son, Collin at their Spotsylvania offices.

Sandra J. Harding

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Sandi has been with Vakos Companies for 30 years and is currently the Vice President of Finance and Administration.  Sandi graduated with a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently oversees all administrative and financial needs of the company.  

A.B. English

Senior Vice President of Construction - A.B. joined Vakos Companies in 1987 and provides the company with over 40 years of construction and development experience.  A.B. serves as the Senior Vice President of Construction and Development on all commercial construction projects including Southpoint I and II, Spotsylvania Courthouse Village, Vakos Hotels, Sleep Inn Hotels and other projects in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Chesapeake, Chartlottesville and other localities.  He oversees all phases of budgeting, design, construction and site development.  A.B. is a former basketball and baseball coach for the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department, Spotsylvania AAU, and a local high school.  

Christian G. Waller

Senior Vice President, Leasing - Chris entered the real estate workforce in 1986 and since that time has dedicated his career to achieving as wide a variety of real property, finance and lending experiences as possible.  This background includes financial and feasibility analysis and consulting; appraisal work, asset/portfolio management of distressed properties.  Mr. Waller brings 20+ years of real estate experience to Vakos Companies. 

Darrell Caldwell

Vice President of Development - Darrell joined Vakos Companies in 2015 and provides the company with over 36 years of Engineering Design, Land Surveying and Land Development experience.  Darrell serves as the Vice President of Development for all commercial and residential construction projects.  He oversees all phases of project design, cost estimating and project budgeting, site construction and land development.  Darrell is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute with a bachelor's. degree in Civil Engineering and is currently licensed as a professional engineer in Virginia  and as a land surveyor in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.  

Marcus E. Simes, Jr.

Senior Vice President Site Construction - Marc is a graduate of George Washington University BSCE, and a graduate of the Bell Leadership Program UNC – Chapel Hill. He has been involved in land development /construction for 45 years and has experience as a Senior Project Manager for several major multi-million dollar transportation projects including Fairfax County Parkway, the Blue Gray Highway, the Super Route 58 Project  in Southwest VA, and has managed site development of over 10,000 residential lots in the Fredericksburg Region. He currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association and is active and involved with his church and participates as a youth sports coach.  Marc has also served as a board member of the Fredericksburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an award recipient of the local builders association Builder of the Year Award/2017.