Key Personnel

Ownership Group


Paul Rose, President/CEO

Paul joined the family business, Rose Iron Works, in 1973 and worked in steel fabrication and was instrumental in the initial setup of the metal building division.  This new construction division blossomed and in 1982, Rose Construction was created as a separate company. He is recognized as a leading authority in both structural concrete and pre-engineered steel construction.  Paul is a civic and religious leader and role model in the community, a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, a past Chamber of Commerce president, and involved with numerous local organizations including Dyersburg State Community College, Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center, Tennessee Baptist Convention, and is involved with numerous youth activities in the community.


Steven Norman, Chief Operational Officer

Steve joined Rose in 2003 and has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company. Steve received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida and his Masters from the University of Florida. Prior to Rose, Steve was the director of international expansion for VP Buildings. Steve has worked in a variety of industries both domestically and internationally and was instrumental to our expansion into the middle TN market.  He was able to identify the proper location, staff and strategy helping establish our company in this growing market. Steve’s unique combination of business skills, construction experience, and operational expertise has been extremely valuable and instrumental to our overall company’s success.


Cynthia Dunn, Vice President of Operations

Joining Rose Construction in 1995, Cindy has brought considerable contract and financial administration expertise to the company.  In addition to being a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration / Accounting she has had previous experience managing large ($5 million plans) organizational budgets.  Cindy is a job-order costing and cost control expert and has mastered the Timberline computerized project costing and accounting software. As Vice President of Operations she is responsible for managing and supporting the project managers’ financial and administrative requirements for their projects.  She also works closely with the President, COO and CFO of Rose Construction and is responsible for the company’s annual plan and budget. Cindy is a member of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and is actively involved in her church and local youth activities.


Erik Krull, Director of Business Development

Erik joined Rose in 2003 after 6 years with St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Erik received his B.S. degree from the University of Memphis and his Master of Business Administration from Union University. Since coming to Rose Construction Erik has been instrumental in streamlining our sales, design and estimating operations. Erik excels in client development and has strong experience working with design professionals.  He is actively involved in his church and local youth activities. Erik and his wife Kate co-founded the Go Lucy Go Foundation.


John Paul Rose, Project Manager

John Paul joined Rose Construction in 2010 following the completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has a proven record of completing projects on time and budget but more importantly with a high level of quality, while maintaining a safe working environment. He strives to meet the customer’s expectations on all projects. John Paul has completed dealerships projects for Ford, Thompson Machinery and Peterbilt. He also has completed manufacturing facilities such as ERMCO and Memphis Contract Packaging. He has also been instrumental in completing several streetscape projects for TDOT.