Twenty-one years of continuous service with Batson-Cook, a general contracting firm. Started at age 16 as a co-op receiving college credits. (He’s a Batson-Cook legacy: his father, two uncles, sister, brother-in-law, and cousin have all worked for the company. Once they all worked on the same project: 300 Galleria Building, Atlanta.)
Named controller in 2007. In 2009, charged with overseeing all administrative functions, including marketing, payroll, and HR. Implemented paperless accounting function.
Helped develop collaborative, user-friendly software to increase productivity of business development staff.
Assisted Batson-Cook’s sister company, Kajima USA, in formalizing international financial standards and implementing Timberline accounting software, construction imaging, and internal time-management and project-management solutions.
Past president, West Point Lions Club.
Board of directors, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Leads Batson-Cook “Empty Stocking” Christmas fundraiser.
Can do a mean “sprinkler” on the dance floor.
Deacon, Crossroads Baptist Church, Acworth, Ga.
Coaches soccer and Little League baseball.
Favorite food: strawberry trifle.
Roller-coaster junkie; always on the lookout for the newest and scariest ride.
Generic ‘boxes’ and indifferent service won’t cut it with today’s savvy shoppers. Retailers are seeking a technology-rich-but-handmade vibe, plus greater speed to market and adaptability.
The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog.
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Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "superslim skyscraper."
The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other prominent firms, including Adjaye Associates and David Chipperfield Architects.
The curved campus will consist of four different buildings, one exclusively for amenities like a coffee bar, bike shop, and bank.
Rupp Arena will get a 40-foot high glass façade and a new concourse, but will retain many of its iconic design elements.
Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a firefighter who died while trying to contain a fire in a home the architect had designed for himself.
Set to open in late 2015, the 46-story Clearpoint Residences condo tower will feature planted terraces circling the entire structure.