Steve Lucas

Chief Operating Officer

Steve serves on Denark’s Executive Committee and brings nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry to Denark. In his current COO capacity, he takes responsibility for the overall operations of the Company. He directly oversees Denark’s superior estimating and Preconstruction efforts, along with the smooth transition of projects from Preconstruction to Operations. Assisted by a great team of experts, he maintains a close eye over project delivery, holding project teams accountable for the adherence to quality, schedule, and budget parameters. On special projects, he may serve as Project Executive or, on certain large and complicated projects, as the Senior Owner Contact.

Steve brings extensive experience in managing a wide range of major industrial, commercial, and institutional projects. His many years of construction experience, along with his educational excellence, allow him to offer meaningful recommendations for implementing the most efficient construction means and methods, along with the opportunity to recommend and evaluate real value management opportunities for all of Denark’s projects. Steve makes sure that our project teams are held accountable in adhering to the Denark Process Manual, which ultimately protects our projects and our clients from costly Change Orders and unwarranted risk exposure.


Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering with “High Honors”, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; PE License #19190 (Inactive)

Current Community Involvement
  • Vice Chairman and incoming President of Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Past Community Involvement
  • Knoxville Builder’s Exchange Board of Directors
  • The University of Tennessee College of Engineering Board of Advisors Emeritus
  • Past President of Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors
  • Past President of Knoxville Builder’s Exchange Board of Directors

Delivering Superior Execution

Denark Construction is a full-service general contractor/design-builder/construction manager with over 1 billion dollars in public, institutional, commercial, and industrial contracts since its launch in 1985.

1635 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921

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