Edward S. Garcia, Founder and Former Chairman
Eddie had more than 60 years of experience in all aspects of commercial, residential and industrial land development, construction and management. His first business venture was as an electrical contractor. Today his initials grace a diversified set of businesses known as The ESG Companies, of which he founded in 1950 and led until his passing in 2019. An esteemed entrepreneur whose visionary leadership guided The ESG Companies forward for decades, Eddie’s vision continues forward by a highly qualified team of construction, financial, management, and professional experts and a knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Eddie was a respected philanthropist who helped more people and organizations than one could count. He always looked beyond today, tomorrow and the decade ahead. Born and raised in Norfolk, Eddie lived in Virginia Beach for more than 50 years. He had residences in Virginia and Florida and developed significant business and personal ties in each state. Read more about Eddie.
Andrea M. Kilmer, CPA, CFF, CGMA, President and CEO
Andrea serves as President and CEO. She is a certified public accountant and senior executive with more than 35 years of experience in accounting, finance, administration and diverse business operations. Her credentials include class "A" contractor, real estate and mortgage broker, and sports manager among others. Andrea serves on the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Boards of Accountancy. Previously, she served on the Virginia Board of Accountancy, Virginia Economic and Development Jobs Commission and on Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors. She has served in various capacities for numerous charities in Hampton Roads. Andrea holds an Accounting degree from ODU and is a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach.
Michael F. Gelardi, Vice President
Mike has more than 50 years of extensive experience in all aspects of construction and land development, manages all ESG development and construction, and stays abreast of new technology to minimize operation costs and impacts to the environment. He has participated in construction of numerous diverse projects including pressurizing wind tunnels for NASA, guided missile test facilities for the U S Navy, training facilities for the CIA as well as shopping centers, hotels, schools, high-rise condominiums, marinas, theme parks and residential sub divisions. Mike holds multi-state licenses related to general construction, heavy highway, underground utilities, electrical, plumbing and heating ventilating and air conditioning. He is a former member of the Virginia State Contractors Board and a former board member of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Raised in Norfolk, Mike has lived with his family in Virginia Beach for more than 50 years.
Joshua Kellam, Vice President
Josh has a broad background in the areas of management, construction, operations, site development, strategic planning, real estate development, renewable green energy initiatives and governmental affairs. He joined The ESG Companies in 2008 and now serves as Vice President. For the following affiliate companies, based in Florida, he also serves as President and CEO: Garcia Family Farm, LLC, Garcia Mining Company, LLC, and Global Energy United, LLC. Josh served as a member of the Water Resource Analysis Coalition (WRAC) of South Florida Water Management District from 2012 to 2019. Josh was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from 2018 to 2019. A Virginia Beach native, Josh has established a home base in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Edward Garcia, Jr., Esquire, General Corporate Counsel
Eddie Jr. is an attorney at law licensed to practice in the states of Virginia and Florida. He has more than 30 years of active practice in the fields of real estate, business law, corporate income tax, estate tax and estate planning and probate. Serving both as a lawyer and a principal at The ESG Companies, Eddie executes and manages residential and commercial real estate transactions, financial opportunities and the protection and promotion of the companies’ legal interests. As president of the affiliate FCD/Lagomar companies, he has managed the development and sale of millions in real estate development in the Hampton Roads area. Eddie is a Virginia Beach native who splits his time between ESG’s Virginia and Florida operations.