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Commercial | REEVES YOUNG - ATLANTA BRAVES STADIUM
contractors, so we all have to use the same
infrastructure to get to and from work."
Getting parking spaces is usually complicated on any construction project, "But
it's multiplied by the fact that you've got
multiple general contractors competing for
parking," he says. "We just had to learn with
all the general contractors to really work
together from a safety standpoint and watch
each other's back."
Reeves Young is pleased with the work of its
subcontractors, which helped get it awarded
the Braves' projects, Roberts says. Before the
Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons football
team decided to both build new stadiums in
the same year, the construction market was
stagnant, he recalls.
Within a four-month span, both teams
announced that they were going to build
new stadiums. "It's a race to the finish to
see which one's going to [be done] first,"
But these announcements made things
more complicated for general contractors
as they tried to find available subs. "It went
from famine to feast overnight," he recalls.
"A lot of the subs had cut their manpower
down and couldn't gear up fast enough."
An Open Book
Reeves Young's portfolio includes government, education and corporate building projects.
"Our diverse portfolio represents more than four million square feet of space and features
many repeat clients," the company says.
"With Reeves Young, clients experience an open book, team approach and a pleasant project experience," it says. "At the same time, clients are confident that safety is
maintained, the highest quality is delivered and the value was integrated throughout the
process. Committed to upholding the schedule, Reeves Young is a loyal steward of public
and private funds."
For more than 60 years, the company also has provided site development services and
grading, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and domestic water services to commercial projects.
"Able to provide heavy civil work as both a general contractor and a subcontractor, our
clients include large general contractors, municipalities and developers," it says.
Fortunately, Reeves Young coped by
employing sub-trades that it has used
repeatedly in the past. "That allowed us to
circumvent manpower problems and other
issues you would tend to have," he says.
Leaps and Bounds
Based in Suwanee, Ga., Reeves Young says it
provides expertise in construction management, general contracting and subcontracting. "It's a testament to our trustworthiness
and our comprehensive approach that our
peers in the industry - some of the largest
general contractors in the country - rely
The Entertainment Block's office building
won an Achievement Award from the
Tilt-Up Concrete Association.
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on us to deliver complex turnkey sitework
packages," the company says.
Roberts, who has been with Reeves
Young for two years, credits its success to its
staff, which brings a combination of both
youth and experience. "The average age of
half of our employees is probably 25 and
the average age of the rest ... [is] 40 to 50,"
"It's a good mix of a young, dynamic
team combined with some experience to
help mentor them moving forward," he
says, noting that this reflects the company's
"open-minded" approach. "We purposely
say we're going to learn something new
Not only did the company have to learn
new things when doing the tilt-up on the
office building, it also learned lessons when
working with Live Nation. "How they want
their build-out to be done on the Roxy Theater has definitely been a learning experience for us," Roberts says.
The different elements of the projects also
required Reeves Young to make transitions.
"We've gone from doing vertical construction to horizontal construction, due to
the fact that we're managing bridge and
parking work, compared to the buildings we
are doing," he says.
He sees a strong future for the company.
"Reeves Young is growing by leaps and
bounds," he says. "I honestly see Reeves
Young in the next four years being a large
construction company that rivals some
of the largest [competitors] here in the