Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms has opened the doors to its new office in Columbus, Georgia. Although the firm has worked in the area for more than 20 years, this is its first office within the city’s limits. Brasfield & Gorrie expects the office to generate work totaling up to $50 million in its first few years.
“Throughout the past few years, Columbus has been a consistent source of economic development for the State of Georgia, and as we’ve continued to become more and more involved in work here, opening our own office just made sense. To be local, we truly needed to establish ourselves here with permanent residents and a permanent office,” said Keith Johnson, Regional Vice President with Brasfield & Gorrie. “As the city and surrounding areas continue to experience population and job growth, we are hopeful the need for additional healthcare facilities, retail centers, apartments, office buildings, etc., will continue to grow as well, and we plan to be the local go-to firm for those types of projects.”
Since 1986 the company has led construction efforts on Columbus landmarks, including the Muscogee County School District Public Education Center and Columbus State University Student Recreation Center. The company is currently working on the Columbus Citizens Service Center and the Eagle & Phenix Mill Renovation.
In addition to its construction work, the firm has been involved in several local organizations within the Columbus community. Brasfield & Gorrie is an active member of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, MidTown, Inc., and Historic Columbus. Last year, a team built a playhouse for Girls Inc., and employees frequently volunteer at local churches, coach little league baseball, and are active on school PTA boards.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion.