LEED AP, President
Alan Hooper is the Founder and President of Hooper Construction, Hooper Realty and Hooper Management. He also co-founded Urban Street Development and is a partner in The Restaurant People, Inc. For the past 23 years, his companies have designed, developed, constructed, managed, leased and sold more than 2 million square feet of neighborhood revitalization projects. A native of Fort Lauderdale, he attended college at Florida State University.
Over the years, his companies have carved out a niche within urban neighborhoods, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the Sun Sentinel’s 2014 Excalibur Award for Small Business Leader of the Year – Broward County, the 2006 City of Fort Lauderdale’s Citizen of the Year Award and the Fort Lauderdale 2008 Downtowner of the Year.
Alan believes in participating and making a positive impact within the community and is currently a member of several community organizations and boards, including the Downtown Transportation Management Association, where he serves as Chairman, Downtown Development Authority, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Broward Workshop, Jack and Jill Educational Center, Florida State University Seminole Boosters and Alumni Association, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Mr. Chris Bellissimo is Vice President of Project Management for Hooper Construction. Chris has been an integral part of Hooper Construction’s growth and success since 1999, overseeing all of the company’s activities from project development to building completion. Chris has more than 20 years of management experience including; budgeting, project estimating, scheduling, design solutions, architect and engineer relations, quality control, OSHA, building codes and regulations, and construction field management. His work has included projects in the commercial, residential, mid rise/ mixed use, retail, civil and specialty restaurant types of construction.
Chris graduated with a B.S. Degree from Florida State University, has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Advisory Boards and is a LEED AP.
Since joining Hooper Construction in 2003, Steve has been responsible for all the financial aspects of the company, including all accounting, human resources, support services and risk management activities for Hooper, its divisions, subsidiaries, partnership accounts and property ownership entities. Steve spent the first 19 years of his career as a Marketing Executive with ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for a $2 billion sales and marketing division and oversaw all developmental activities relating to land and property acquisition, finance, project/asset management and marketing of petroleum products.
Steve is active within the community; He is the current Chair of the Fort Lauderdale CRA Advisory Board, a Board member of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (Sun Trolley), and a member of the Florida State University Seminole Boosters.
VP/Contracting & Estimating
Steven Smith joined Hooper Construction in 2003 after spending 15 years as a Director of Store Development for the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. In his role at Hooper Construction, Steven is responsible for construction management. His pre-construction duties of cost estimating, budget analysis and value engineering are the first steps to ensuring a successful project. In addition, he is also responsible for project management, which includes the day-to-day operation of the project. He oversees and manages the on-site personnel, the project budget, and drives the construction schedule to ensure an on time completion. Steven is committed to understanding our clients’ needs and dedicated to ensuring they are met.
He has professional experience with developing restaurants, schools, retail, condominiums, mixed-use commercial space, and self-storage facilities.
Steven attended Florida State University and participated in a co-op program with Florida A & M to earn a B.S. degree in Environmental Design & Management.