Name: Jeff Turner
Job Title: Controller
Firm Name and Location: Batson-Cook Co., West Point, Ga.
Age: 38
Education: BA, LaGrange College

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.

Off the Clock:

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.

Secret Life:

Roller-coaster junkie; always on the lookout for the newest and scariest ride.


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