​Teresa Nichols


TJ Oliver

Whale Ventures, LLC has 90+ Years of combined experience – we have the knowledge & expertise to get your land development project done right!

Joshua Cochran

Our Team

Mark Nichols


Mark Nichols has been with Whale Ventures for 6 years as Project Development Manager. He previously worked for The Home Depot as Quality Assurance Manager for the Global Sourcing Division where he was responsible for factory qualification, production testing and quality assurance for all lines of building products. He also worked for BlueLinx Corporation, a building products distribution company, in the roles of Import Quality Assurance Manager and International Logistics Manager. Mark’s greatest strength is the attention he gives to detail which is the trademark of quality assurance. Mark’s engineering background helps him view the civil construction process from a different perspective; his organization and scheduling skills help to ensure your job will be done on time and within budget. 

Bill Hale founded/created Whale Ventures, LLC  in 2001  to offer land development project management services to a growing Atlanta market. Bill has over 31 years of civil site construction experience. As a young man, he worked alongside his father in the pipe and grading business. He has worked with pipe and excavation companies, development companies, and has grown Whale Ventures, LLC into what it is today. In the down cycle, Bill grew his erosion control business, and has since, partnered with Xeritech to create an NPDES monitoring business, and is also partner in Atlanta Hydrovac specializing in utility location and sediment cleanup.  By partnering in these peripheral businesses, Bill is able to ensure that the customer’s best interests are served, however, his primary focus remains land development.

TJ Oliver has been involved in all forms of civil construction for over 31 years. He has worked in all aspects of Division 2 installation including grading, public roadway construction, pipe installation and sewer installation.  TJ worked for Pulte Homes in New Jersey working his way up from site superintendent to building project manager. After arriving in Georgia 15 years ago, TJ was a project manager for Paramount Grading and KTU Site Development before joining Whale Ventures as Project Manager.

Bill Hale

Teresa Nichols is the Administrative Assistant for Whale Ventures, LLC. Her experience working with Century Partners, a residential subdivision developer, has given her a breadth of knowledge regarding land development. Teresa's prior experience as a manager with JCPenney demonstrates her ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing a sales staff. She is resourceful, organized, and always assures a steady completion of workload in a timely manner. Teresa in her role as Administrative Assistant is an integral support to your team and ours.

Joshua Cochran has been employed in all forms of civil contruction for 17 years. He has been involved in all aspects of site development from commercial to residential, specializing in grading and pipe installation. During his career working with different grading and pipe companies, Joshua held many upper management positions. Most recently, he worked with Magnum Contracting as a Project Manager before joining the Whale Ventures team.