Larry E. Carver
Larry Carver began his career in Project Management in the early 1970’s. After working with the Jack DeBoer development company in Kansas, Larry joined the Cushman Corporation where he managed interior fit-out of two office towers and retail space in Colony Square in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1975, Larry joined Peachtree Purchasing Company in Atlanta as a Project Manager for hotel projects. He was promoted to President of that organization in 1977, in partnership with John C. Portman, Architect and Developer.
Carver & Associates was formed in 1983 as an independent purchasing company for hotels and other hospitality projects. The company has grown and evolved over the years and now boasts 3 offices in the United States as well as 4 international offices in Korea, India, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Throughout his career, Larry has enjoyed working with many elite hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Choice, Wyndham, Starwood and Radisson. Carver & Associates is dedicated to the provision of ethical, competent and compassionate services to the hotel owners, developers, brands and vendors with which it works.
A career leader in Hospitality… Including senior roles in Global Procurement, Global Project Management, Product Development, Innovative Distributor Solutions and Hotel Operations. Prior to joining Carver & Associates, he served as Director of Supply Chain Mgmt. and Purchasing as well as Director of Capital Projects for InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham, Divi Resorts & Hyatt Hotels. He also served in a wide range of Food &Beverage Mgmt. roles with Hyatt Hotels, The Whitehall Chicago & Morton’s Steak Houses
Doug Roam is the Managing Partner in the Griffin, Georgia office which is located 37 miles south of downtown Atlanta. After many years in the Commercial Development industry, Doug joined forces with Larry Carver in 2000 and developed a new FF&E “turnkey” offering for the clients of Carver & Associates. Today, this concept of combining interior design and FF&E supply to hotel owners and operators has increased in popularity and is the focus of operations for the Carver-Griffin office.
Bill joined Carver & Associates in the summer of 2004. His prior experience includes Food and Beverage Director for Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino where he worked for 13 years elevating the property with complete remodels of both rooms and public areas. Bill is our primary tribal project expert. He is leading Carver & Associate’s most recent tribal project, Chumash Casino Resort. Prior tribal projects he completed include Morongo Casino & Resort and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.
Currently, Bill is the head liaison for the InterContinental Hotels Group projects handled by the Las Vegas office, including over 11,000 guest rooms for corporately owned properties within the IHG portfolio.
Director of Operations
Terri Smith has been in the industry since 1998 and an employee with Carver and Associates since November 2000. She is the Director of Operations in the Carver-Griffin office and monitors all projects from beginning to end. She works closely with Owners and Developers to assure that their projects go smoothly. Terri is passionate about the industry and gets involved in every aspect of the operation. She is supported by a team of 35 employees in the Griffin office, consisting of a budgeting staff, 10 interior designers and a group of seasoned project managers, all working together to complete up to 150 projects annually. With Terri’s years of experience and understanding of the industry, she is a valuable part of the Carver & Associates organization.
Director of Design
Lisa joined Carver & Associates in 2014 as Director of Interior Design & Business Development for the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, living and working in the region. In 2020, she was appointed as Director of Design for the Atlanta office. Lisa brings two decades of Interior Design and Project Management experience in the hospitality industry. Her extensive Interior Design experience encompasses all segments of the hospitality industry from budget hotels to upscale, luxury resorts. She has also designed conference centers, corporate offices, and restaurants. In addition to design, her broad base of hospitality knowledge includes procurement, project management, and overseeing final installation.
Area Director – Middle East, India, Africa
Aliasgar has extensive management experience, with a focus on the hospitality sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology. Aliasgar manages the Middle East, India and Africa; he oversees all bidding, contract award, record keeping, and logistics for the project.
Chang Kuk Ko
Chang Ko has been working with Carver & Associates since early 1993. He has been in the import/export business in Korea for over twenty years and has been active in the contract industry since 1992. Mr. Ko is a designer and artist by profession and manages all work in Korea.