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Civil | PALMETTO CORP Built From Top to Bottom it can »Palmetto Corp saysevery self-perform nearly aspect of a project. VERTICAL INTEGRATION HELPS PALMETTO CORP EXPAND BEYOND ITS ORIGINS. BY JIM HARRIS T 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 company's president. 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,” Godwin says. 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, 188 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 High Ranking 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.” http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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