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Commercial | SHELL MCELROY CONSTRUCTION CO. LLC
Shell McElroy is modernizing
the Ritz-Carlton in the Buckhead
district of Atlanta.
A New Legacy
SHELL MCELROY TAKES BIG STEPS WITH TWO NEW PROJECTS IN ATLANTA. BY CHRIS KELSCH
Shell McElroy Construction
* Headquarters: A anta
* Employees: 24
"To a ach our name to a
high-profile project becomes at
much more of an opportunity to
showcase our capability."
- Jeff Shell, president
hough Shell McElroy was formed
only a little more than three
years ago, the company is long on
construction experience - and relationships. President Jeff Shell and Senior
Vice President Billy McElroy have known
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each other for years, having met at a top100 Atlanta-area contractor in the 1990s.
When they decided to join forces in 2014,
both brought a lot to the table with experience in the Atlanta area as well as relationships nurtured over the years. The tagline
of the company is "Building A New Legacy,"
and the pair has wasted no time in doing
so. Their latest project is Encore Center, the
new corporate headquarters of HD Supply
in Atlanta. "This is our largest project so far,"
Shell says. "We have received tremendous
support from within the industry. From
both the owners/developers side as well as
the design side."
Shell McElroy is performing the core and
shell work on the $43 million project, which
broke ground in May 2016 and is set for
completion in January 2018. The 14-story
building will be 550,00-square-feet, with six
levels of parking and eight levels of office
space. It is slated to be LEED certified.
The Encore Center is being developed by
Greenstone Properties, with which Shell
and McElroy have both worked extensively.
The new building is located at I-75 and
Cumberland Boulevard, and should give
HD Supply, a giant distributor of electrical
wiring and other building supplies, more
visibility over the interstate.
"HD Supply is obviously very well
known in Atlanta," Shell explains. "The
new office space will be a hub for their
corporate leadership as well as research
and development." To be attached to such
a high-profile name represents a huge step