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Standing The Test Of Time
Fall/Winter 2019

The greatest danger to the survival of a family business is often in passing from one generation to another, with barely more than one in 10 surviving into the third generation of ownership. Where other businesses have suffered in transition,…

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Paving Excellence
Fall/Winter 2019

What do asphalt paving and skiing have in common? Everything, explains David Wine, Owner of A&A Asphalt Paving and Concrete Services, Inc. (A&A Asphalt). As a teen, Wine worked on creating the Vinings Ridge ski slope near downtown Atlanta. There,…

A Solid Philosophy for Life and Business
Fall/Winter 2019

It may be hard for some to imagine that PREFERRED GLOBAL, INC. CEO, John Norton, found his calling in the painting and flooring contracting industry decades ago. After graduating from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration,…

Blazing His Own Trail
Fall/Winter 2019

Candido Hernandez loves his job. In 2015, he started GA Fire Proofing, LLC with the ultimate goal of building relationships and creating a culture of putting people first. He wanted a work environment different from those he had experienced…

Problem Solvers
Fall/Winter 2019

No matter how complicated a construction project might be, it can be simplified by examining it in terms of its smaller components. This approach is used to great effect by Doug Beatty, the Owner/Operator of Beatty Construction, Inc., a general…

Bringing New Energy Into The Industry
Spring/Summer 2019

It’s been said that timing is everything. Due to the Great Recession of 2008, timing was a major factor Shy S-Carr had to consider when launching his company. So, he wisely chose to start his business after the economy recovered.

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A One-Stop Shop in Georgia AND Tennessee
Spring/Summer 2019

Patrick Walker founded Consolidated Facility Services, Inc. (CFS) after being laid off from his job of nearly two decades. Having spearheaded many processes for his former facility management employer to achieve success, he thought, “I can use…

Keeping Garage Doors On Track
Spring/Summer 2019

It’s 2 a.m. and your warehouse door won’t close.

No Job Too Big
Spring/Summer 2019

Business partners Jon Scroggs, an engineer, and Josh Kusnitz, a former banker, have created one of the most prominent erosion control companies in Georgia, and, after years of steady growth, are looking to expand BC Landscaping Inc.’s business…

Connections Make The Difference
Spring/Summer 2019

Like most matchmakers, the team that leads the Atlanta MBDA Business and Advanced Manufacturing Centers (Atlanta MBDA Centers) can’t help but boast about the introductions it has made that have led to long-lasting and fruitful relationships.

A Spirit Of Integrity & Service
Spring/Summer 2019

For family business JL Hunter Construction, there is an integral connection and care woven through generations—a commitment to building that serves the spirit of its forebears while strengthening relationships and exceeding the expectations…

Portraits of Leadership
Fall/Winter 2018

Construction has long been a male-dominated industry, often passed from generation to generation, father to son. And while great strides have been made in expanding opportunities for people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, the number…

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The Youth Movement
Fall/Winter 2018

“No one association or company, working alone, can create the range of initiatives we need to ensure a sustainable construction workforce.” Mike Dunham, CEO, AGC Georgia More than a decade ago, Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC…

Currying Favor in Atlanta
Fall/Winter 2018

The real strength of Curry Contracting Services is built on the distinct skills and talents of the Curry family—mom with 30 years in information technology, dad with 35 years in the paving industry and son with a passion for innovation. The…

Follow the Signs
Fall/Winter 2018

Odds are that just about everyone who has taken public transportation in Atlanta has seen the work of Advantage Graphics & Signs (AGS). The 26-year-old Atlanta sign company’s work appears in a variety of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority…

The Team Approach
Fall/Winter 2018

Ron Cantrell didn’t plan on becoming a design builder, but his path led him there regardless. He didn’t plan on specializing in churches, but he’s responsible for raising steeples all over Georgia and North Carolina. Regardless of what his plans…

A Firm Foundation
Spring/Summer 2018

It all starts at the bottom. Without the right foundation, nothing will stand the test of time. That’s the philosophy Jay Eastland and Luis Cuevas had when they started Engineered Solutions of Georgia, and it’s the philosophy they bring to their…

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Quality Work the Customer Expects
Spring/Summer 2018

Darden and Kelli Couch are in the business of helping small business owners realize their dreams, and they do it by treating each construction project as their own.

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Rebuilding Communities One Block at a Time
Spring/Summer 2018

When Jimmy Akintonde chose UJAMAA as the name of his Chicago-based construction company, he used the Kiswahili word representing the concept of people working together.

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Small Company Delivers Big Results
Fall/Winter 2017

Medina Services, Inc. has a large following and multi-state recognition even though it is considered small in size. The owner’s dedication to customer service and project details is the primary reason for the company’s success.

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Turning Old Into New
Fall/Winter 2017

On TV, demo day is the most fun part of renovation projects. New homeowners come in, swinging sledge hammers and ripping out cabinets by hand. In the real world, Metro Interior Demolition, LLC (MID) workers go in with a detailed plan. They…

Keeping the Legacy Going
Fall/Winter 2017

While other boys played with toy tractors, as a child Floyd S. Lee, Jr. drove the real ones on his dad’s job sites.

From Retail to Restaurants
Fall/Winter 2017

When walking into any restaurant, diners’ senses are often inundated by the smells of food being prepared, the clank and clatter of knives and forks, the dull hum of people talking. But seldom does one pay attention to the building itself—the…

Mission of Collaboration
Spring/Summer 2016

For the last half century, the Alexandria, Va.-based American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has served the construction industry by focusing on business issues affecting subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.

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Creating a Construction Pipeline
Spring/Summer 2016

What do you want to be when you grow up? The response to this question gives insight into what children have been exposed to—and their dreams for the future. But how do you know if you are even interested in something without having firsthand…

Lt. Governor’s Education Platform Targets Construction Industry and Beyond
Spring/Summer 2016

For the last half century, the Alexandria, Va.-based American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has served the construction industry by focusing on business issues affecting subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.



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