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Our Story

Where big ambitions meet bold spirit

With 60 years of shaping skylines and expanding across the nation, we’ve stayed true to our roots as builders and our commitment to putting people first.

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Our SPIRIT values

Safety

We put safety first for our people and our projects.

Performance

We do what we say and honor our commitments.

Integrity

We believe honesty is the only policy.

Respect

We love what we do and who we do it with.

Innovation

We aim for 1% better every day.

Teamwork

Everyone's role matters, and we win as one.

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About Us

Who we are

We’ve been a privately held company since the beginning, which allows us to forge our own path. Less red tape means more efficiency, allowing us to share our company's financial successes with our employees, form deeper relationships with our people and our clients, and stick to our values. Here, putting people first isn’t just a principle. It’s our guiding philosophy.

Our purpose

We build exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities.

Our foundation

Our legacy is built on honoring commitments, being true builders, and living by the Golden Rule.

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Decades of Service

Where people grow

We want to build long and rewarding careers, and the proof is in the number of employees who've spent decades with us. Each year, we recognize the loyalty and service of team members who've reached milestone anniversaries. So far, 1,700+ employees have celebrated 10 or more years of service with us!

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Corporate Responsibility

Building belonging and opportunity

We're working to make our communities better places to live and work. Explore how we're embracing the strength of talented and diverse teams, pouring into our communities, and committing to sustainability.

Our history

Our story is built from the ground up, with 60+ years of remarkable results.

1964

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Miller Gorrie purchases the assets of Thomas C. Brasfield, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama, and leads his new company to complete its first project.

1965

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We complete our first healthcare project, taking the first step on the path to becoming one of the nation’s top healthcare contractors.

1967

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We change our name from Thomas C. Brasfield, Inc. to Brasfield & Gorrie, Inc.

1970

We complete a three-story office building in 79 days—finishing 11 days early despite significant delays.

1977

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Miller Gorrie decides to expand our construction opportunities into water and wastewater treatment plants.

1980s

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The Emerald Coast condo boom peaks, with Brasfield & Gorrie as early players in construction on the Gulf coast of Alabama and Florida. This success was key to our growth.

1984

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We open new offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida.

1991

Construction of a grand stadium with multiple levels of seating is in progress.

We complete the concrete structural frame of Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, the largest covered stadium in the world at the time.

1994

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The AT&T Building—called the “Batman Building” by locals—opens in Nashville as the tallest building in Tennessee.

1995

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Miller Gorrie announces Jim Gorrie as president of the company, with Miller Gorrie remaining as chairman and CEO.

1998

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We officially launch B&G Equipment and Supply LLC, formalizing the equipment shop we'd operated for decades.

We open two new offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee.

2002

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We finish an emergency bridge replacement on I-65 in downtown Birmingham in 37 days—53 days ahead of schedule.

2003

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We complete Homewood Middle School, the first LEED®-certified facility in Alabama and the first middle school in the nation to receive a LEED Silver certification.

2005

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The iconic Georgia Aquarium—our first project of this kind and the largest in the world—opens in Atlanta.

2006

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We open a new office in Jacksonville, Florida.

2010-2015

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We open six new offices: Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Georgia; Greenville, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; and Jackson, Mississippi.

2011

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Brasfield & Gorrie receives its first LEED® Platinum certification for Perkins+Will’s headquarters in Atlanta—the highest-scoring project in the Northern Hemisphere at the time of certification.

Jim Gorrie becomes CEO, with Miller Gorrie continuing to serve as chairman.

2016

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Rob Taylor is named president of Brasfield & Gorrie, with Jim Gorrie remaining as CEO.

2017

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We complete the $600 million Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, as the managing partner of the American Builders 2017 joint venture.

2021

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Brasfield & Gorrie wins ENR Southeast’s Contractor of the Year award. The publication recognizes our revenue growth in 2020, despite challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several significant project milestones and major projects.

2022

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We open our thirteenth office in Miami, Florida.

Rob Blalock is named president of Brasfield & Gorrie, with Jim Gorrie remaining as CEO.

2023

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Pylon Building Group launches as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brasfield & Gorrie with a vision of building a team with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. Reggie Torbor is named as Pylon’s president.

Our offices

Where good work gets done

Birmingham, Alabama

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Columbus, Georgia

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Dallas, Texas

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Greenville, South Carolina

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Huntsville, Alabama

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Jackson, Mississippi

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Jacksonville, Florida

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Miami, Florida

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Nashville, Tennessee

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Orlando, Florida

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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