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Civil | PALMETTO CORP
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aspect of a project.
VERTICAL INTEGRATION HELPS
PALMETTO CORP EXPAND BEYOND
ITS ORIGINS. BY JIM HARRIS
aking a new home or building from
an empty lot to final completion typically requires the work of a number
of companies. Palmetto Corp's clients,
however, only need to make one call when the
time comes to build.
The Conway, S.C., general contractor prides
itself on its ability to perform practically every
stage of its projects, from clearing lots to finishing buildings. “You give us the land, and we
can handle the rest,” says Shawn Godwin, the
Palmetto Corp's capabilities include asphalt
maintenance, paving, grading, concrete, crushing and hauling as well as new home and commercial and institutional construction. “We
focus on site development, from clearing land
to installing storm drains, paving roads and
building facilities in the commercial and residential sectors, and everything in between,”
The company's asphalt maintenance services
include seal coating, striping, damaged asphalt
repair, car stops and signage, catch basin repair
and pothole and crack filling. Paving capabilities include surface and resurfacing, milling and
driveway paving. Palmetto Corp's concrete division performs jobs including retaining walls,
sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
Palmetto Corp supports its operations with
three asphalt plants in Conway, Bishopville
and Florence, S.C. All three facilities feature
modern equipment, the company says.
Success in Diversity
Paving and grading work have been at the center of the company's operations since Shawn
Godwin's father Marshall Godwin founded
Palmetto Corp in 1987. Vertical integration has
been a major focus of the company since
Shawn Godwin became president.
The last five years in particular have seen
the company take on even more capabilities,
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including its custom home division. Godwin
considers the company's diversity to be its
biggest asset, particularly in the current economy. “We do a great job pouring concrete and
laying asphalt, just as many of our competitors
do, but our greatest strength is that our clients
know they can come to us to do everything on
a project in-house,” Godwin adds.
Palmetto Corp's ability to perform a variety
of projects of any size helped it manage economic challenges including a slowdown in
reimbursement from the South Carolina
Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2010
and 2011, which caused the delay of several of
its public sector projects. Payments from the
In 2012, Palmetto Corp was named one of
South Carolina's largest privately owned
companies on the Grant Thornton South
Carolina 100, compiled and released by
international auditing firm Grant Thornton
LLP in association with the South Carolina
Chambers of Commerce. The list is the only
ranking of the state's largest privately held
company. Palmetto Corp ranked 56th, and
was one of only three companies headquartered in its home county. “We are thrilled to
make the South Carolina 100 rankings,”
President Shawn Godwin says. “I believe this
is a testament to our position as the leaders
in the paving and construction industries in
South Carolina, particularly in Horry County.”
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