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Rhodes USA is a prefabricated buildings and materials company, focusing on providing clients with comprehensive building design, the supply of building components and delivering full-scale buildings through Rhodes’ construction and development partners.

About Rhodes USA

Rhodes USA is a prefabricated buildings and materials company, focusing on providing clients with comprehensive building design, the supply of building components and delivering full-scale buildings through Rhodes’ construction and development partners. We have the technology and modern methods of construction focus, making the delivery of your construction projects more efficient and competitive.

Rhodes specializes in delivering challenging offshore and remote projects, with experience in turnkey remote area housing, buildings, mining accommodation, infrastructure projects, aid projects, and local developments.

Emanuel Papas

Non-Executive Director | Group CEO

About Emanuel

Emanuel Papas has lifetime experience in the construction industry, growing up on many building sites and working at an early age for his family construction firm on custom single-family and multi-family projects. 

At 24 he was employed as the Construction Manager’s assistant on the Crown Casino project – an $800 million contract incorporating over 1.7 million SF of floor area including a 5-star 39-level hotel tower. 

Emanuel has early career corporate experience in banking, portfolio management, and finance, with a graduate degree in Applied Finance and Investment and a double Bachelor’s degree in Planning & Design, and Building. 

Emanuel has been involved in modular and prefabricated company start-ups since 2005 and founded Rhodes Project Services in 2010. Rhodes specifically focuses on prefabricated component design, manufacturing and construction and has delivered many projects over the past 10 years. Notable clients and projects include: 

  1. Rio Tinto Ltd – One of the world’s largest mining companies – 1,800 modular accommodation and facility units for mining camps in North West Australia in 2010-2014 as lead designers and project managers.
  2. Australian Government, European Union, NGOs – Foreign aid funded social infrastructure including housing, schools, health, justice and defense facilities (over 700 buildings) in the Pacific region from 2015 until present as Prime Contractor and Supplier of prefabricated CFS structures and buildings. 

Emanuel is a licensed Builder and Contractor since 2000 in multiple countries in the Pacific region. He is a longstanding member of the Housing Industry Association, Master Builders Association (Victoria, Australia), Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. 

Emanuel has led the growth of the Rhodes group of companies to be operational in 6 countries with over 500 employees currently working in construction, in-house manufacturing, design, infrastructure, and finance teams.  He is currently focusing on and assisting the growth of Rhodes’ USA operations and daily management.

Scott Turner

Managing Director | Sales Director

About Scott

Scott Turner (CEO) started working in the construction industry in Visalia California at the age of 16, where he learned at a young age every aspect of the field trades. There he specialized in new home construction and residential remodels. He soon realized his passion and began pursuing his career in Architectural and Construction Management at the mere age of 20.
Scott was soon nominated and invited into the American Institution of Building Design where he served on the board of directors for the California chapter then went on to develop his own design firm where his work has gained attention in 42 states, as well as other parts of the globe Russia, Finland, China, Canada, and Australia. After years of hard work and creating cutting edge designs Scott was awarded Top Designer for his architectural masterpieces. He has won dozens of design awards within the AIBD institute in the USA.

Scott gained local and stateside attention for his architecture and construction management skills, he was approached by government contracting company where he was hired on to be lead program manager/lead construction manager for ECP Contract (Enterprise Classrooms Program) Following his successful involvement and execution of the referenced contract/program above Turner discovered yet another passion, within the government contracting world. He advanced into Aviation Engineering Division supporting the United States Coast Guard in the design and management of the C130, C127, MH60 and MH65 overhauls. He developed new models to help the fleet complete their end goal of protecting the United States. His advanced architectural, building, and management skills have successfully completed new developments within the Lubbock, Midland/Odessa and the DFW areas.

Cindy Spray

Executive Assistant

About Cindy

Cindy Spray took a leap of faith in 2020 and moved from Visalia, California to Lubbock, Texas. As a Certified Property Manager for 14 years, she has a deep understanding of project management and resource allocation, which makes her a great fit for her role as the Executive Assistant for both Rhodes USA and Neo General Construction.

From human resource management to inventory supply, Cindy is committed to making sure all projects and staff members have what they need to succeed. She is passionate about the difference Rhodes USA and Neo General Construction make in the Lubbock building community and is excited to grow with both companies.

As a relatively new Lubbock resident, she enjoys meeting new people through client work and seeing both companies give back to the community she is now proud to call home.

Alexandra Marks

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

About Alexandra

Alexandra Marks, originally from Mansfield, Texas, moved to Lubbock in 2014 to study Restaurant, Hospitality, and Institutional Management at Texas Tech University.

Once Scott and Cindy shared their passion for the Lubbock community with Alex, she became interested in all that Rhodes USA and Neo General Construction had to offer to the area, and gratefully accepted a position as the Administration and Marketing Coordinator for both companies. Her years of management have given her experience in overseeing administrative duties and multiple operations simultaneously. She has a passion for Marketing and Public Relations which makes her a great asset as the Head Coordinator. Her growing interest in the construction and manufacturing industry has shown her how much of a difference the companies can make in West Texas.

Alex is proud to manage the day-to-day administrative and marketing operations at Rhodes USA and Neo General Construction. She is dedicated to the success of both companies by engaging with the community through public relations and her creativity, as well as keeping operations on schedule and organized. Her favorite part of working for both companies is seeing ideas come to life on the manufacturing and construction side of projects. She enjoys learning about how the companies are giving back to the community through job opportunities and charity-based work.

Morgan Turner

Administrative and Marketing Intern

About Morgan

Morgan was originally born in Visalia, California, and moved to Lubbock in 2017 with her dad from North Carolina. She attended Frenship High School, where she recently graduated in May 2022. Morgan will be starting classes at South Plains College in the Fall of 2022, then university in the pursuit of her Bachelor’s in Business Management and Marketing. Meanwhile, she will be interning for Rhodes USA & NEO General Construction. She believes that interning for these companies while in college will give her the business experience needed to thrive upon graduation.  

Terry Rice

CFS Detailer

About Terry

Terry Rice, from Lubbock Texas. Graduated from Lubbock High. Studied at Texas Tech University for computer science before receiving an associate in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from South Plains college.

My brother and I worked for a local construction company. I have built commercial projects using cold form steel all over Lubbock and the surrounding areas.

After leaving the construction field I worked 25 years in the Manufacturing Engineering Department for a large heavy equipment manufacturer. My position required doing cad layouts and programming all the CNC cutting machines.

After the heavy equipment manufacturer closed operations in Lubbock and moved to Mexico, I went to work for a smaller custom metal fabrication company. I worked as the drafter/designer and CNC programmer for 16 years. After being laid off due to economic downturn, I accepted the position of head of engineering for Rhodes USA in January 2022. This position requires overseeing all the detailing and timelines to ensure each of our projects stays on track to meet production and installation deadlines.

I love the opportunity of being part a company that gives back to the local community through job opportunities and charity-based work. I look forward to helping make Rhodes USA, the largest builder of cold form steel in the nation.