Brasfield & Gorrie Executive Vice President Honored by Alabama Construction Organization

July 20, 2022

A formal portrait of the Executive Vice President of the Alabama Construction Organization, Brasfield & Gorrie, featuring a bespectacled man with a slight smile wearing a dark suit and a red patterned

Brasfield & Gorrie Executive Vice President Jeff Stone will receive the Cornerstone Award at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama’s Excellence in Construction award ceremony on Nov. 1. Since 1994, the Cornerstone Award has recognized the lifetime achievement of an individual who has made a commitment to Alabama construction and has made a positive impact on the industry through personal integrity and community involvement. 

As executive vice president for Brasfield & Gorrie, Stone oversees field operations and corporate support functions while serving on the company’s executive board. He joined the company in 1979 after he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn. Throughout his 43 years at Brasfield & Gorrie, he has served in numerous roles, including Division Manager, Regional President, and Chief Operating Officer. Stone was senior project manager on the Colonnade development and the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.

Stone has had a significant influence on Brasfield & Gorrie’s safety efforts and was an early champion of the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He is also a member of the United Way of Central Alabama board of directors, and in 2019 he served as the organization’s campaign chair. In 2014, he was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Auburn University awarded Stone with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

“Jeff Stone has been a long-standing supporter of the construction industry,” said Deepa Bhate, ABC of Alabama chair and CEO and founder of Building and Earth Sciences. “Whenever ABC has needed any heavy lifting done, be it for legislation, craft training or safety, Jeff has stepped in and helped. He has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion long before it became in vogue to do so. He is very humble and avoids recognition and the limelight. Therefore, we felt that it is important for us to shine the light on his contributions on behalf of the industry.”

Past recipients of the prestigious Cornerstone Award include two Brasfield & Gorrie founders, Miller Gorrie and John Darnall, and Brasfield & Gorrie CEO Jim Gorrie.

“I can’t think of a better person to receive this award than Jeff,” said Jim Gorrie. “I have had the honor of working alongside him my entire career, and his commitment to our company, our community, and our industry make him the ideal recipient.”