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Memphis community can be proud of. "It's beautiful, it blows me
away," he says.

Built With Experience
One of the strongest advantages Montgomery Martin Contractors
brings to the Memphis construction market is the vast amount
of experience it has. Martin says that although the company is 21
years old, its principals and leadership have upwards of 40 years of
experience working specifically in the Memphis market. This not
only gives the company a strong base of knowledge when it comes
to making the tough decisions, but it also means the company has
a much deeper understanding of the market's needs than many of
its competitors who are based elsewhere. "We've got a very stable
leadership in the company," Martin says. "At the same time, I feel like
we've been a 21-year-old startup."
Even though the company is seasoned and experienced, Martin
says a spirit of entrepreneurialism is firmly encoded into the DNA
of Montgomery Martin Contractors. The company is always on the
lookout for a new opportunity to make a positive impact to the
Memphis community, and it has embraced the latest in technology to
further enhance the service it provides for its customers. According to
Martin, the company believes strongly in leaving no stone unturned
in its quest to deliver the best possible experience for clients, and that
has been crucial for building the reputation the company has today.
"Protecting our reputation isn't just a social media thing," Martin says.
"It's really the reality of who you are that makes a difference."

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includes expanded trails and
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best schools in the region to guide the development of the next
generation of the industry.
Martin says new blood will be crucial not only for Montgomery
Martin Contractors' continued success, but also the continued success of the construction industry as a whole. By focusing on leadership development and succession planning, the company is putting
itself in a good position to continue contributing to the revitalization
of Memphis for a long time to come. "If you're not growing, you're
backing up," Martin says.

Ambitious Expansion
Being selected to help transform Shelby Farms Park for the next
generation of Memphis residents is proof positive that Montgomery
Martin Contractors is a leader in the Memphis market. The project
centers around the expansion of the park's Patriot Lake to nearly
three times its original size, allowing it to accommodate aquatic
activities including sailing and windsurfing. The lake will be surrounded by 12 distinct areas focusing on specific uses and activities.
Shelby Farms Park's buildings were designed by Marlon Blackwell
Architects, and James Corner Field Operations provided the master
plan and landscape architecture.
The project also includes improved and expanded trails, eight
new entrances, spaces for performances and two new buildings,
one of which will feature a restaurant and visitor center. Martin
says the demanding nature of the project has not been a problem
for the company, given its experience and broad capabilities. "The
high quality that we are required to deliver on a tight budget was a
good fit for us," he says, adding that the work is nearing the end of its
24-month schedule.

Still Growing
Martin says Montgomery Martin Contractors knows that it needs
to have the best and the brightest people to maintain its successful
path, even though there is a dearth of young skilled people entering
the construction industry. To counter this trend, the company is
working hard on its intern program, partnering with some of the

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