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WHO 
WE ARE

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. 

 You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream BECOME reality.  

MEET THE TEAM

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Brennon Smith, Sr.
President | Owner

Brennon is owner and President, a senior executive leader with 43 years of extensive experience in commercial, industrial, and retail construction development throughout the southeastern and mid-western U.S.  He possesses 20+ years, direct field-site construction supervision and 28+ years of design-build delivery, estimation, property acquisition & development, property management and maintenance, leasing, and construction management experience. Involved with 1600+ construction projects since entering the industry in 1979, his expertise spans industry sectors. Studying Business, he attended Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama.  Brennon enjoys log fires, fine cigars and wine, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Brennon E. Smith, Jr. (Brent)
Chief Financial Officer | VP Operations

Brent grew up in construction and possesses 16+ years of project management  and executive level staff experience in both private and federal sectors.  His attention to detail and mission oriented focus have earned JBrennon the repute it carries today.  Brent brought Lean 6 and systems based management to JBrennon, applying it to every aspect of the business including field operations.  A Reserve Marine Lieutenant Colonel with 18 years of military service, Brent continues to bear the torch for American freedom.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds two B.A.s in Political Science and History from the Honors College and possesses a M.S. in Information Management and Technologies.  He enjoys waterfall hiking, functional fitness, running, and reading.

 

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Shelby Smith
Chief Relationship Manager | Senior PM

Shelby began his journey in the construction industry as a laborer, similar to his older brothers, and found himself in the field as a Superintendent by 2018.  Transitioning to project management and Client Relations in 2020, Shelby added tremendous value to the company's capabilities.  Having traveled the world and worked abroad in Germany, England, and Bulgaria as a fashion brand sales and marketing representative, Shelby's depth of knowledge and experience has provided him a unique ability to negotiate many of the company's deals with both clients and subcontractors.  Shelby is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and holds a degree in Psychology.  He enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, the outdoors, cooking, and community building.

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Herman "Bo" Pruitt

General Superintendent / Safety

Hailing from Rome, GA, Bo has worked in the construction industry since 1984.  From single to multi-story medical facility, restaurant, government building, tilt-up, high rise, hotel, and airport construction, he has done it all.  A qualified industrial safety professional, Bo has supervised the safety and operation of work for  clients as large as Anheuser-Busch, McCormic Spice, Kellogg's, and Gatorade.  Bo received a Bachelor's degree in Management from Shorter University and certificates as a Construction Safety Professional (CSP) and in industrial safety from Georgia Tech.  He loves spending time with his sons fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and going to drag-car races.

Andrew Welsh

Andrew Welsh

Director of Quality / Project Manager

Andrew, a former Quality Director inside Volkswagen Chattanooga, provides critical management and support to all JBrennon projects and its the company's HR activites.  His background in automotive design and production quality permitted a seamless transition to construction specification monitoring and implementation at the field Superintendent level.  He is a former Marine and Iraq War veteran, an amateur artist, and competitive marathon and ultra marathon distance runner.  Andrew has completed multiple long distance races including a 100-miler in West Virginia.  Andrew graduated from Chattanooga State with a degree in Engineering, Mechatronics, and Production. He is highly skilled in root cause analysis, Lean Six Sigma, and technical drawing analysis.  He enjoys camping, drawing, painting, fast cars, and of course, running.

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Will Dickson

Pre-Construction Development / Project Manager

Will brings a wealth of knowledge spanning 20 years spent as a real estate Broker in Tennessee and Georgia. His experience in commercial real estate includes site selection with various hotel operators, national franchise QSR’s, retailers, shopping center developers and religious organizations. He is technically minded and holds an associate degree in electronic engineering from Sinclair Community College. Will enjoys spending time adventuring with his wife either on their jet ski, river kayaking trips, hiking, camping or riding their bikes exploring the Chattanooga and N. GA area trails.

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Vinson Williams
 
Controller

A proud native of Houston, Texas, Vinson found his way to Dalton after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2020. Vinson studied corporate finance en route to becoming a Business Analyst and Accounting Manager at JBrennon. Throughout his childhood, Vinson demonstrated a knack for numbers and a notable curiosity for economics. He provides financial advice and service to the company enabling its CFO to focus on macroplanning and contract management. Vinson enjoys boxing and catfishing the Tennessee River.

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Chuck Booth

Project Manager

Born and raised in western NY, Chuck attended vocational school for auto-body where he won State awards for his industry knowledge and expertise. Thereafter, Chuck’s shifting interests led him to the custom furniture business.  In this role, he became the lead for design and fabrication of custom spray booths and systems to improve ergonomics and material flow needs. Chuck’s omnipresent desire for specialized trades work later found him building and overhauling passenger trains and their light rail vehicle systems. During this time, Chuck became qualified to operate a nearly 100-year-old, 250 ton crane. Wanting a change, Chuck moved to Chattanooga and shifted career paths to become a Quality supervisor inside Volkswagen. After 2 years of leadership inside the plant Chuck, became a traveling Project leader, responsible for quality inspections and rework processes for large manufacturers including VW, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Now, Chuck is an assistant construction project manager, leading the preconstruction and field project management efforts.  He enjoys loud music, his cat, and spending time with his girlfriend.

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Stanley Pelfrey

General Superintendent / Estimator

Stanley has worked in the construction industry since a young age.  For twenty years, he built custom homes before transitioning to superintending waster water treatment and plant work across the North Georgia and metro-Atlanta area.  He possesses a wealth of industrial and heavy civil construction experience and has led projects at Emory, Chatuge Regional, Union General, and Northside Hospitals, GM, Anheuser Busch.  Interestingly, Stanley is a highly skilled finish carpenter and owned a cabinet / millwork business for some time. He has restored classic cars shipping the first 58 'Corvette to the UK.  Stanley loves Sunday worship, is married with children, can sing, play multiple instruments, and enjoys playing with his grandchildren daily.

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Jeanne Powell
 
Accounting & Administrative Specialist

Jeanne grew up in and calls Alabama home but moved to South Carolina later in her adolescence.  After graduating high-school, Jeane studied finance, became a finance manager, mortgage broker, and received appraiser and property management licenses.  For over 15 years, she flipped homes, became a PMBIC for over 300 single and multi-family properties, and started a South Carolina based residential construction company.  Later in life, she shifted gears and moved to Tennessee with a Quality company specializing in automotive manufacturing.  There, she served as their office manager and Assistant Personnel Manager.  Jeanne now provides administrative, financial, and personnel support to JBrennon's team. She is a die hard Alabama football Fan, enjoys being on the water, and seeing live music.

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Tony Flynn
 
Superintendent

From southern Michigan, Tony began his construction career at age 13 in a family business installing water, storm, and sewer lines.  A union carpenter by trade, he transitioned to field supervision following a long career as a foreman.  Tony possesses 43+ years of construction experience in supervisory and management roles.  Skilled in project planning liaison and quality control management, Tony provides field supervision on an array of projects in JBrennon's portfolio.  Tony is skilled in material takeoffs, building codes, and local municipality administrative and  construction procedures.  In his spare time, he enjoys farming, livestock, bee keeping, riding Harleys, wood working and flea marketing.

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Stanley Smith
 
Superintendent

A former pastor and preacher, Stanley 's life has always been the church, but he's worked in construction for his family since the 1980s.  Stanley’s commercial and industrial construction experience comprises ground-ups and additions and renovations in both private and public sectors. A tradesman at heart, he specializes in drywall, millwork, plastering, stucco, and trim. His work experience extends to PEMB construction, underground wash stations, commercial office and dental center build-outs, and Federal laboratory work. Stanley holds a PhD in Ministry, a Masters of Theology and Ministry, and is a trained musician and music director.  He enjoys his grandkids, ministerial work, dogs, and telling jokes.

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