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John S. Clark Company forms Triad Commercial Division

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments

John S. Clark Company, LLC of Mount Airy has formed a new Triad Commercial Division to better serve the changing needs of the Piedmont Triad area’s commercial-construction marketplace. The division will be based at the company’s downtown Greensboro office, 516 W. Friendly Ave.

Company President and CEO Jim Walker said 28 project managers, superintendents and administrative support personnel from John S. Clark’s Winston-Salem and Greensboro offices will staff the office. The company is seeking qualified candidates to fill several new positions at the division, Walker added. The professional builders assembled in the new division have expertise in a broad range of project types such as offices (including medical offices), retail, multi-family, hospitality, education, religious, laboratory and warehouse/flex/industrial construction.

“Commercial construction opportunities in the Triad” — northwest North Carolina’s 12-county region including the cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point — “are growing in number and complexity, and they demand that contractors have the core competencies and dedicated local resources to match,” said Walker.

“With the new division, we can concentrate more of our resources on local projects,” Walker said. “Also, operating from one central location to perform traditional commercial construction services will facilitate communication and lead to more efficient resource allocation and shorter response times. Finally, the division will allow us to deliver greater value to clients by being a high-volume purchaser of goods and services from suppliers and subcontractors, locally, regionally and nationally. In short, dealing with us will be easier for our business partners and customers.”

The division also will be the focal point for Clark’s LEED Accredited Professional education and training.

John S. Clark Company chose the Greensboro office to house the division because of its central location and ample space to accommodate growth.

John S. Clark’s Company’s Winston-Salem office, home to the Retail Division and Special Projects Division, is undergoing a major expansion and $600,000 renovation to make room for more offices and conference space in an effort to keep up with growth in the retail market sector. Even after adding on, Walker explained, there won’t be enough room to house the Special Projects Division that has experienced dramatic growth from zero to more than $7 million in less than two years.

With three offices and more than 250 employees in the Triad, John S. Clark Co. LLC is the largest general contractor in the region and next year will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service to the Triad, the state and the region.

John S. Clark Company is a multi-faceted general contracting company and a leader in the construction industry in the Southeast. Headquartered in Surry County, it also has full-service offices in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Wilmington, N.C.

For more information, contact Senior Vice President Steve Johnson at (336) 345-1185.

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