People know us as a joyful and energetic crew. We value true Southern hospitality at Silverback – even if you’re cheering for the other football team.
All jokes aside, faith in God grounds us and defines how we treat clients and teammates. We built our business on the firmest foundation: the finished work and sustaining presence of Jesus. As the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 3:11, “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” We rest in Him, and this makes us indomitable. The promise of perfect peace and the renewal of all things – this is why we work hard and grind every day. It’s only concrete, but we believe today’s sweat builds tomorrow’s kingdom.
Our work is driven by the call to build and cultivate in His name. Honoring our commitments. Loving everyone because Christ loved us while we were yet sinners. Being ourselves. Building for generations.
In 1996 Frank started Stankunas Pumping and Concrete with a $5,000 loan. Within ten years, he grew the business to more than $20 million a year, performing jobs for some of the top general contractors in the Southeast including DR Horton and Brasfield & Gorrie. Prior to starting his own business, Frank worked for Sherman Concrete and Nichols Concrete Pumping.
Frank played football at Auburn University under the great Pat Dye and graduated with a degree in Physical Education in 1991. He married his college sweetheart, Sharon. They have four children including Trace and Hayden who work alongside their dad.
Frank is passionate about mission work. He serves on the board for the Mexico Orphan Mission (MOM) and has built churches and orphanages in Mexico, Peru and Africa.
Frank Stankunas Jr. (Trace)
Vice President, Field Operations
Trace graduated from high school in 2013 and has served in construction ever since. He has worked for companies like Morris Shea Bridge, building auger cast piles and learning a wide range of skills which he now brings to Silverback Concrete.
Trace provides hands-on project management for most of our ongoing jobs. He’s certified for elevated decks by the Post-Tension Institute and specializes in post-tension, elevated decks and heavy concrete.
As VP, Angela serves as the chief estimator and senior project manager for Silverback Concrete. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.
Before joining Silverback she served as an estimator and assistant project manager for Brasfield & Gorrie, specializing in healthcare construction.
Angela spends most of her time enjoying family life with her husband Seth and their five children.
Director of Operations
Jonathan has a Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Florida. He previously worked in concrete construction, but most recently served as the Director of Operations for The Family Church in Gainesville.
As Silverback’s Director of Operations, Jonathan manages our finances, facilities, human resources and more.
Jonathan and his wife have five children and are foster parents as well. They are founding members of Foster Florida, a non-profit that helps the community provide wrap-around services for foster families.
Les provides hands-on leadership and management for most of Silverback’s commercial and industrial construction. Proficient in foundations, flatwork, elevated decks and vertical concrete, Les is also certified through the Post-Tension Institute to install and tension post-tension slabs.
Before joining Silverback, Les played football on scholarship at Savannah State University, where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in May 2018.
Hayden Stankunas has been involved in concrete construction most of his life. After graduating from Buchholz High School in Gainesville in 2018, he went on a solo mission trip to build a church in Kenya.
Afterward, Hayden joined Silverback part-time, providing support for several jobs. His first job as superintendent was a Holiday Inn in 2019. More recently, he served as the superintendent for Spurrier’s 5-Star Restaurant, building footers, elevated decks and elevator shafts.
Jackson was born and raised in Gainesville. He worked as a plumber alongside his father for six years. Before joining Silverback, he also worked as a framer and concrete tester.
Jackson has worked on nearly every major Silverback job in the last three years as a laborer, superintendent, and now as a project manager. He has served on projects such as The Rock Church, One College Park, UF Institute of Black and Latino Culture, and Virginia Tech Agricultural Department.
Want to Become a Silverbacker?
We aren’t hiring at the moment, but we’re always interested in hearing from qualified field and office candidates. If you’d like us to keep you in mind for future openings, send us a note. We’re unable to respond to every inquiry, but rest assured we’ll keep your information on hand.