Skill, Integrity & Responsibility (SIR) Award

 

This award is the highest honor given to a deserving individual each year at the Annual Convention in June. The SIR Award recipient exemplifies these values embraced by the AGC organization and has consistently demonstrated outstanding service, industry leadership, and involvement in the community.








The 2020 recipient of the AGC Georgia SIR Award is Mr. Randall K. Redding, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of R. K. Redding Construction, Inc. He will be presented the award at a banquet on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

Randall K. Redding founded R.K. Redding Construction (RKR) in 1991, when he decided to make a difference in his hometown of Bremen, Ga. Through the years, RKR has prospered under Redding’s guiding philosophy of putting customer service above all else. Today, the established general contractor and construction management firm is licensed in seven southeastern states.

Under Randall’s leadership, RKR has delivered comprehensive construction services and solutions to its clients. RKR is active in many markets, including education, medical, religious facilities, cultural, governmental, and industrial and office/retail. The company philosophy is based on honesty, quality and integrity with the ultimate goal of gaining customer trust and satisfaction.

This goal is evidenced by Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend all naming RKR as one of the fastest growing companies and the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Trend naming the firm to their respective Best Places to Work List. In addition, RKR has received numerous construction awards through the years, including 15 AGC Build Georgia Awards and multiple AGC Safety Awards at both the state and national level.

Both at RKR and when serving as president of and on the board of AGC Georgia, Redding focused on workforce development and finding solutions to help students discover a path for future success. Redding played an instrumental role in forging a partnership for the State of Georgia to introduce intentional career exploration options into public school systems statewide.

As a pioneer in helping Georgia students learn the types of careers to which they are best suited, Redding sought to assist students plan for their future after high school graduation. RKR was an early partner in adopting and sponsoring an online program offering robust aptitude and interest tools to showcase “best-fit” career paths. After Redding financed a pilot program with all Paulding County and Bremen City High Schools, the Georgia’s Department of Education saw the power of the tool.

Redding didn’t stop there, he worked with numerous state leaders, including State Senator Lindsey Tippins, in a collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Education and the Technical College System of Georgia. The two agencies partnered to provide the tool free of charge to every public high school student in the state.

The results are impressive. Of the more than 30,000 students who have completed the assessment tool, more than 25% show a high aptitude in some area of construction. This is a significant piece of the state’s need to build the construction industry’s talent pipeline. Redding didn’t stop there, he was part of an AGC Georgia delegation that visited with Art Daniel, who at the time was the AGC of America President, to share the success.

Along with keeping in touch with the national association’s activities, Redding has been involved with the following groups at AGC Georgia over the years:

  • Legislative Committee
  • Political Action Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Board of Directors – served 9 years on the board, including as president in 2014-15
  • Spoken on numerous mentoring panels to help build the next generation of construction leaders who are focusing on Skill, Integrity and Responsibility within the industry.

His firm is a longtime participant of CompTrust AGC Mutual Captive Insurance Company and values the safety training provided to all the teams on the RKR jobsites. As company leader, he takes the company’s safety culture very seriously and RKR participates in many of AGC Georgia’s safety programs.

Redding also has spent time helping to building his community. He recently served as the Chairman of the Grow Haralson cooperative and is a board member of the West GA Joint Development Authority, UWG Foundation and Tanner Foundation. He was Chair of the UWG Foundation for four years and served as Chair on the building committee that oversaw much of the new student housing on campus.

Beyond construction, Redding converted a former Ingles into Mill Town Music Hall, a thriving music venue in Bremen. During the past few years, the facility has helped revitalize the community by providing quality wholesome entertainment that has welcomed renowned artists such as Toby Keith, Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Loggins and The Temptations.

Active in the community, Randall also finds time to give generously of his time and efforts in the community. Following is just a partial list of his awards, affiliations and associations:

  • Mt. Paran Church of God in Atlanta, Board of Trustees
  • Young Life
  • Carrollton Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Tanner Medical Foundation Board
  • West Georgia Habitat for Humanity
  • American Heart Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Atlanta Youth Project
  • Bremen Education Foundation
  • Paulding Education Foundation
  • Carroll County Women’s Shelter
  • Auburn University Athletic Association
  • World Children’s Center

After receiving a Building Construction degree from Auburn University, Randall moved back to his hometown of Bremen. Randall is married to the former Tena Easterwood and has two children, Keith, with his late wife Cindy, and Ivey, who currently attends Belmont University in Nashville, as well as four grandchildren.

Past honorees of the prestigious SIR Award include:

2019    Michael Kenig, Holder Construction Company - read bio
2018    Charles E. "Charlie" Garbutt,
Garbutt Construction Company - read bio
2017    Philip E. Beck,
Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP - read bio
2016    Chris R. Sheridan,
Sheridan Construction - read bio
2015    David R. Hendrick, 
Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Flatt - read bio
2014    Gary Young, Young Contracting/SE, Inc. - read bio
2013    L. Tom Gay, Gay Construction Company - read bio
2012    Gerald Driver, Driver Construction Company, Inc.
2011    Roger S. Huggins, Rogers Construction Company
2010    Presley Daniel “Dan” Yates, Jr., Yates Insurance Agency, Inc.
2009    E. Turner Collins, Jr., Collins & Company
2008    E. Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company
2007    Raymond Moody, Batson-Cook Company
2006    Overton A. Currie, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
2005    Doug Bodenhamer, Capital Construction Company
2004    Ted Cooper, Cooper & Company General Contractors, Inc.
2003    Ed Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
2002    Gerald V. (Jerry) Anderson, Jr., Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines
2001    T. Thorne Flagler, III, The Flagler Company
2000    Edward Van Winkle, Jr., Van Winkle Construction
1999    W. Hayes Hoobler, Capital Construction Company
1998    Carroll L. Carter, Chris R. Sheridan & Company
1997    Herb Edwards, Beers Construction Company
1996    George Reddick, Jr., Reddick Construction Company
1995    John F. Chambless, Georgia Branch, AGC
1994    John W. Holliday, Sr., Holliday Construction Company, Inc.
1993    Charles H. Foster, Jr., Foster & Company General Contractors, Inc.
1992    Marvin M. Black, Marvin M. Black Company
1991    Cliff C. Glover, Batson-Cook Company
1990    T. R. Benning, Jr., Benning Construction Company
1989    C. P. Richards, ABCO Builders, Inc.
1987    Thomas P. Samford, T & B - Scottdale Contractors, Inc.
1986    T. T. Flagler, Jr., The Flagler Company
1985    J. Doyle Butler, Jr., Capital Construction Company
1984    Robert H. Strickland, Georgia Branch, AGC
1983    Ira H. Hardin, Hardin Construction Group, Inc.

2013 L. Tom Gay, Gay Construction Company
2012 Gerald Driver, Driver Construction Company, Inc.
2011 Roger S. Huggins, Rogers Construction Company
2010 Presley Daniel “Dan” Yates, Jr., Yates Insurance Agency, Inc.
2009 E. Turner Collins, Jr., Collins & Company
2008 E. Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company
2007 Raymond Moody, Batson-Cook Company
2006 Overton A. Currie, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
2005 Doug Bodenhamer, Capital Construction Company
2004 Ted Cooper, Cooper & Company General Contractors, Inc.
2003 Ed Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
2002 Gerald V. (Jerry) Anderson, Jr., Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines
2001 T. Thorne Flagler, III, The Flagler Company
2000 Edward Van Winkle, Jr., Van Winkle Construction
1999 W. Hayes Hoobler, Capital Construction Company
1998 Carroll L. Carter, Chris R. Sheridan & Company
1997 Herb Edwards, Beers Construction Company
1996 George Reddick, Jr., Reddick Construction Company
1995 John F. Chambless, Georgia Branch, AGC
1994 John W. Holliday, Sr., Holliday Construction Company, Inc.
1993 Charles H. Foster, Jr., Foster & Company General Contractors, Inc.
1992 Marvin M. Black, Marvin M. Black Company
1991 Cliff C. Glover, Batson-Cook Company
1990 T. R. Benning, Jr., Benning Construction Company
1989 C. P. Richards, ABCO Builders, Inc.
1987 Thomas P. Samford, T & B - Scottdale Contractors, Inc.
1986 T. T. Flagler, Jr., The Flagler Company
1985 J. Doyle Butler, Jr., Capital Construction Company
1984 Robert H. Strickland, Georgia Branch, AGC
1983 Ira H. Hardin, Hardin Construction Group, Inc.Past honorees of the prestigious SIR Award include:
2013 L. Tom Gay, Gay Construction Company
2012 Gerald Driver, Driver Construction Company, Inc.
2011 Roger S. Huggins, Rogers Construction Company
2010 Presley Daniel “Dan” Yates, Jr., Yates Insurance Agency, Inc.
2009 E. Turner Collins, Jr., Collins & Company
2008 E. Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company
2007 Raymond Moody, Batson-Cook Company
2006 Overton A. Currie, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
2005 Doug Bodenhamer, Capital Construction Company
2004 Ted Cooper, Cooper & Company General Contractors, Inc.
2003 Ed Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
2002 Gerald V. (Jerry) Anderson, Jr., Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines
2001 T. Thorne Flagler, III, The Flagler Company
2000 Edward Van Winkle, Jr., Van Winkle Construction
1999 W. Hayes Hoobler, Capital Construction Company
1998 Carroll L. Carter, Chris R. Sheridan & Company
1997 Herb Edwards, Beers Construction Company
1996 George Reddick, Jr., Reddick Construction Company
1995 John F. Chambless, Georgia Branch, AGC
1994 John W. Holliday, Sr., Holliday Construction Company, Inc.
1993 Charles H. Foster, Jr., Foster & Company General Contractors, Inc.
1992 Marvin M. Black, Marvin M. Black Company
1991 Cliff C. Glover, Batson-Cook Company
1990 T. R. Benning, Jr., Benning Construction Company
1989 C. P. Richards, ABCO Builders, Inc.
1987 Thomas P. Samford, T & B - Scottdale Contractors, Inc.
1986 T. T. Flagler, Jr., The Flagler Company
1985 J. Doyle Butler, Jr., Capital Construction Company
1984 Robert H. Strickland, Georgia Branch, AGC
1983 Ira H. Hardin, Hardin Construction Group, Inc.
 
2013 L. Tom Gay, Gay Construction Company
2012 Gerald Driver, Driver Construction Company, Inc.
2011 Roger S. Huggins, Rogers Construction Company
2010 Presley Daniel “Dan” Yates, Jr., Yates Insurance Agency, Inc.
2009 E. Turner Collins, Jr., Collins & Company
2008 E. Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company
2007 Raymond Moody, Batson-Cook Company
2006 Overton A. Currie, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
2005 Doug Bodenhamer, Capital Construction Company
2004 Ted Cooper, Cooper & Company General Contractors, Inc.
2003 Ed Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
2002 Gerald V. (Jerry) Anderson, Jr., Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines
2001 T. Thorne Flagler, III, The Flagler Company
2000 Edward Van Winkle, Jr., Van Winkle Construction
1999 W. Hayes Hoobler, Capital Construction Company
1998 Carroll L. Carter, Chris R. Sheridan & Company
1997 Herb Edwards, Beers Construction Company
1996 George Reddick, Jr., Reddick Construction Company
1995 John F. Chambless, Georgia Branch, AGC
1994 John W. Holliday, Sr., Holliday Construction Company, Inc.
1993 Charles H. Foster, Jr., Foster & Company General Contractors, Inc.
1992 Marvin M. Black, Marvin M. Black Company
1991 Cliff C. Glover, Batson-Cook Company
1990 T. R. Benning, Jr., Benning Construction Company
1989 C. P. Richards, ABCO Builders, Inc.
1987 Thomas P. Samford, T & B - Scottdale Contractors, Inc.
1986 T. T. Flagler, Jr., The Flagler Company
1985 J. Doyle Butler, Jr., Capital Construction Company
1984 Robert H. Strickland, Georgia Branch, AGC
1983 Ira H. Hardin, Hardin Construction Group, nPast honorees of the prestigious SIR Award include:
2013 L. Tom Gay, Gay Construction Company
2012 Gerald Driver, Driver Construction Company, Inc.
2011 Roger S. Huggins, Rogers Construction Company
2010 Presley Daniel “Dan” Yates, Jr., Yates Insurance Agency, Inc.
2009 E. Turner Collins, Jr., Collins & Company
2008 E. Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company
2007 Raymond Moody, Batson-Cook Company
2006 Overton A. Currie, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
2005 Doug Bodenhamer, Capital Construction Company
2004 Ted Cooper, Cooper & Company General Contractors, Inc.
2003 Ed Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
2002 Gerald V. (Jerry) Anderson, Jr., Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines
2001 T. Thorne Flagler, III, The Flagler Company
2000 Edward Van Winkle, Jr., Van Winkle Construction
1999 W. Hayes Hoobler, Capital Construction Company
1998 Carroll L. Carter, Chris R. Sheridan & Company
1997 Herb Edwards, Beers Construction Company
1996 George Reddick, Jr., Reddick Construction Company
1995 John F. Chambless, Georgia Branch, AGC
1994 John W. Holliday, Sr., Holliday Construction Company, Inc.
1993 Charles H. Foster, Jr., Foster & Company General Contractors, Inc.
1992 Marvin M. Black, Marvin M. Black Company
1991 Cliff C. Glover, Batson-Cook Company
1990 T. R. Benning, Jr., Benning Construction Company
1989 C. P. Richards, ABCO Builders, Inc.
1987 Thomas P. Samford, T & B - Scottdale Contractors, Inc.
1986 T. T. Flagler, Jr., The Flagler Company
1985 J. Doyle Butler, Jr., Capital Construction Company
1984 Robert H. Strickland, Georgia Branch, AGC
1983 Ira H. Hardin, Hardin Construction Group, Inc.
 

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