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From left are President Ralph Hargrove, Operations Leader Robert Burch, Mayor Mike Bodker, Vice President of Operations Brian Rhodes and Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce Executive Board member Kent Davies after the ribbon cutting. Caitlin Wagenseil. (click for larger version)
Robert Burch, operations leader at Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, does the honors at the official ribbon cutting held on Friday. Caitlin Wagenseil. (click for larger version)
Kent Davies, left, executive board member for the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Hargrove Engineers and Constructors to the community. Caitlin Wagenseil. (click for larger version)
October 07, 2013JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – After searching for a community with good transportation, schools and neighborhoods to attract the right kind of talent, Hargrove Engineers and Constructors found a comfortable home in Johns Creek.
Mayor Mike Bodker and members of the board of directors were present at the open house and ribbon cutting, held Friday, Sept. 20, to welcome the company to the city of Johns Creek.
Bodker wished years of growth to the company, and said that having a business of such magnitude come to the community was extremely beneficial for the area.
"This means more than anything that we have growth," Bodker said. "We're bringing in local jobs, local opportunity and introducing potentially new residents over time. We're growing in our community and showing that the economy is getting better and better every day."
Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, at 6470 East Johns Crossing, offers services in engineering, procurement, construction management and technical services in industrial, commercial and government sectors.
Vice President of Operations Brian Rhodes said he liked the layout of the city and knew it was a place the company could call home.
"We feel like it will help us attract the talent we're looking for and will help grow our office," he said.
Rhodes added that the company is heavy into industrial power plants, and works with corporate offices including Southern Company, Colonial Pipeline, Georgia-Pacific and Kinder Morgan.
Ralph Hargrove, president of Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, started the company in his attic in 1995. Now, with offices in places such as Mobile, Ala., and Baton Rouge, La., Hargrove said he's happy to have the new facility.
"It's important for us to be here in Johns Creek because it's a major transportation hub, so it's more tangible to our team and conducive to their daily travel," Hargrove said. "It's just more aesthetic and more comfortable here."
As for the future, Hargrove said he's looking forward to continued growth.
For more information on the company and its services, visit www.web.hargrove-epc.com.