Construction Today - May 2017 - 20
COVER STORY: IRBY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Irby Construction Co. is focused on safety and relationship building. BY JIM HARRIS
Irby Construction Company
* Revenue: More an $200 million
* Headquarters: Richland, Miss.
* Employees: 800
rby Construction Company's emphasis
uality, performance and teamwork has guided
the company for
- Lee Jones, president
more than 70
years. "We work
hard to build a family atmosphere among
our employees and that translates to a
culture of excellence in all aspects of our
business," says Lee Jones, president of the
Richland, Miss.,-based power infrastructure contractor.
The company's management and leadership team regularly spends time in the field
with supervisors and crew members leading
"Irby has a 70-year history
of providing our customers wi
safe work practices, quality
service, effective communication
and innovative olutions."
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and leadership team regularly
spends time in the field.
safety meetings and walking projects. "We try to create a strong
rapport with our crew members and celebrate milestones when they
occur," Jones says. A long-standing tradition is hosting end-of project cookouts for crew members before moving on to the next project.
This family dynamic is one part of the foundation and management
style that has created leaders in the field for Irby Construction.
"Our employees know that we care about them and their families,
and we are all very engaged with our customer base," Jones adds.