​Teresa Nichols

Mark Nichols


Our Team

Bill Hale founded/created Whale Ventures, LLC  in 2001  to offer land development project management services to a growing Atlanta market. Bill has over 35 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.

Mark Nichols has been with Whale Ventures for 14 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

Connor Hale

As you can see by the last name, Connor Hale grew up in the world of land development. While attending the College of Terry at the University of Georgia, Connor worked for an excavation contractor learning all aspects of site work development. He also worked with residential subdivision developers to learn the process from the builder and developer's side. After graduating, Connor worked for Taylor Morrison as a Land Development Project Manager responsible for managing the entire process from initial budgeting and contractor selection, to site work, including Clearing, Erosion Control, Grading, Walls, Sewer, Water System, Curb & Gutter, Sidewalks and Asphalt Paving Installation.  We are excited to have him join the team!

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.

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