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'We want our construction process to be
easy for our customers to understand.'
"We've often found ourselves in niches," Rob Clifton says. "Early
in our history, we had customers who built a lot of gas stations and
convenience stores. We've recently found ourselves building several
churches, which fits our status as a Christian company that bases its
decisions on what we think is right and how we feel people should
Clifton Construction in May started its newest church construction project, an addition to Journey Community Church in Evans,
Ga. The company is building an 8,000-square-foot building that will
serve as a new lobby for the church's sanctuary, as well as a connection between the sanctuary and the church's education center. In addition, the company is renovating 12,000 square feet of space in the
education center, Clifton says. Construction is slated for completion
in early February.
Other ongoing projects include the $3.2 million, 15,000-squarefoot Harlem City Library in Harlem, Ga., which is slated for completion in February. Recent completed project include the $2.1 million
7,400-square-foot Med Now urgent care facility in Augusta.
Clifton's new role includes establishing a sales department. The
company also recently hired a new project manager who specializes in build-out work. "Previously, everything we did was purely
through word of mouth or referrals," he says. "We've decided we
wanted to grow and do larger projects while not leaving our longtime clients behind."
company's philosophy is to treat
customers, subs and employees with
integrity, kindness and respect.
Room to Grow
Although the majority of Clifton Construction's projects are located
within the Augusta area, the company is willing to travel as far as a
five-hour drive from its home base. The company is licensed in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, Rob Clifton says.
Expanding the company's customer base is a high priority for Rob
Clifton, who joined the company full-time earlier this year. Clifton
had previously worked for a commercial flooring contractor in
Atlanta after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in
building science in 2011. His experience with his father's company
includes working part-time and during summers through high
school and college as a carpenter and assistant project engineer.
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