a family-owned and operated business that has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.
BRENNON SMITH SR.
Brennon is owner and President, a senior executive leader with 41 years of extensive experience in commercial, industrial, and retail construction and development throughout the southeastern and mid-western U.S. He possesses 20+ years, direct field-site construction supervision and 25+ years of design-build delivery, estimation, property acquisition & development, property management and maintenance, leasing, and construction management experience. Involved with 1550+ construction projects since entering the industry in 1979, his expertise spans the industry’s sectors. Alone, he has held general contractor licenses in 17 States and has performed government and private sector ground-ups and interior build-outs; complex, mechanical and electrical projects; distribution center, multi-story office, medical, dental, and laboratory facility construction; industrial renovations; restaurant interior and exterior reimages; extensive site work operations; and, underground fuel tank and utility installations.
He attended Jacksonville State University in the late 70’s, playing saxophone in the Marching Southerners for three years. Studying business management, Brennon had to leave his studies unexpectedly when his father experienced a severe, near life-ending fall on a construction site. Following, he married and went into business for himself providing emergency and insurance construction services before joining Abrams Construction, a Georgia 100 company in the 1980s, as a field superintendent building ground-up Home Depots, Service Merchandises, and Suntrust banks. Brennon spent 10 years with Abrams as one of their top superintendents before being meritoriously promoted within their sister, Properties development company as VP of Construction where he stayed for an additional seven years. In the early 2000s, Brennon started JBrennon Construction and serviced clients as large as Staples, Linen ‘n Things, Nordstrom, Ross Dress, and other big-name retailers. After the crash of 2008, Brennon refocused his efforts on a diversified portfolio of clients, gaining footholds in several prestigious scientific Federal agencies like CDC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex. Brennon still focuses on retail but has since included restaurant, medical/dental, and industrial clients in his business plan. Currently, he is finishing his business degree at the University of Alabama. Brennon lives in Rocky Face, GA, is married and has three grown boys, two of whom work with him in the company. He enjoys log fires, wine, cigars, travel, and spending time with his grandchildren.
President | Owner
Brent grew up in construction, beginning his career in the residential sector as a laborer, becoming a skilled sheetrock installer, finisher, painter, and applicator by the time he finished college. In and out of the construction industry since he was 10 years old, he understands the importance of field experience and its inseparable relationship to business leadership and management. Brent possesses a diverse background and unique skillsets in process design and control, contract management, finance, and technical writing much of which he honed while living and working abroad for seven years in Germany and South Africa. In July 2017, Brent left Federal government service as a Finance and Procurement process manager to partner with his father, redesigning and growing the business.
Native to Rome, GA, Brent graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, Honors College with B.A.’s in Political Science and History, May 2004. Following graduation, he attended US Marine Corps, Officer Candidate School (OCS) and commissioned a top graduate December 2004. Brent trained as a Naval Flight Aviator and pre-selected for fixed wing, FA/18 Hornets but was medically disqualified from further flight service in 2008 just before assignment to his platform. Now a Reserve Major, he manages plans, policies, and operations for the operating forces in the Pacific theater, part-time. Having earned a M.S. in Information Technology & Project Management, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, completion certificates from the prestigious Washington and NATO Schools of Protocol, and several other masters certificates in technological and security studies, his knowledge and expertise span an array of subjects. Recently, he was the distinguished graduate of Command and General Staff College at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Class of 2017. He has received several personal awards in the armed forces for his development of novel programs and tools to manage processes and procedures. Brent is married and has one son with a little girl on the way. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights, hiking, running ultra-marathons, and studying the pre-history of ancient civilization.
BRENNON SMITH JR.
CFO | V.P. Operations
Chief Relationship Manager
Shelby began his journey in the construction industry as a laborer, similar to his older brothers. Endless hours of demolition and clean-up evolved to eventual supervision and management of projects. He has an array of field experience within the industry. Working long days and often weekends during one of the worst economies in the history of America enabled him to survive at Kennesaw State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2014. His love for both self-exploration and community grew and eventually fueled his years of travel and discovery around the globe. Following graduation, he worked as a construction superintendent for one year, during which he received a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification. Shortly after, Shelby moved to Stuttgart, Germany to assist his oldest brother in a residential renovation project, gaining great appreciation for the trade and the challenges it presents worldwide. While living and traveling abroad, he met a group of people at a Yoga Festival in Bulgaria - there he was offered an opportunity to work with a men’s fashion brand out of London for the next 3 years. During this time, Shelby helped manage over 150 wholesale clients from the United States across the United Kingdom as well as Europe. While assisting the company’s wholesale division, he also managed their ambassadorship program and Instagram account, comprising 500+ athletes across the globe. Traveling from London to Los Angeles to New York on a quarterly basis, he met thousands of people along the way and realized his life passions for networking and building community. In his free time, Shelby enjoys being outdoors, exercising, cooking and believe it or not, cleaning.
One of six children, the oldest and senior only to Brennon Sr., Stanley began working on Saturdays and holidays with his Daddy, Stuart Smith, in construction almost 50 years ago as a young adolescent. He attended West Rome High School and graduated,1973. Following high school, Stanley spent two years in the Air Force and Georgia Air National Guard before returning home to assist his family after his father experienced a traumatic and severe injury from a fall. Soon after, he returned to the Georgia Air National Guard and spent the next ten years in its service component band, a practicing musician.
After separating from the Air Force and National Guard, Stanley attended and graduated from Berry College, Shorter University & Covington Theological Seminary, obtaining bachelors and master’s degrees in music theory and Voice and Theology, respectively. He has since spent 14 years as a bi-vocational music minister and 28 years as a bi-vocational Pastor.
Throughout his studies, Stanley continued to practice the construction trades, mostly on the residential side during his early career and later transitioning to commercial in the mid-90’s. Stanley’s residential construction experience includes new homes, additions, remodeling, drywall, stucco, and plastering while his commercial work comprised the construction of new offices / warehouses, office remodeling as well as environmental wash pads for large commercial rental companies.
Stanley’s diversity is rooted in his father’s insistence that his children be skilled and learned in many things to provide value to the world and security for their future families. Importantly, Stanley’s father encouraged interests that brought fulfillment and satisfaction, no matter what they might have been. Stanley mentions “I don’t know who the best was [referring to his siblings], but it was, and still is, my goal to be at the top of the list”.
Faith, marriage, family & work ethic form the foundation of Stanley’s life, in that order.
Faith - He is a follower of Christ
Marriage - He married his high school sweetheart, going on 46 years
Family – He has 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren
Work Ethic – He wants it done correctly and at the end of the job, the customer willing to call again because of his trust and quality.