ALCOA, Tenn. – The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Ruby Tuesday corporate headquarters, High Ground Park and scores of private custom homes have one thing in common: They are all landmark and legacy projects built by general contractor Hickory Construction, Inc.
This year, Hickory Construction celebrates 40 years in business — a feat few businesses can claim given the average business’ lifespan is 10 years, according to Fortune Magazine.
With a motto of BUILDING TRUST ON PERFORMANCE, the company’s name has been synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship and value, client-friendly service and on-schedule construction over the last four decades.
In celebration of its time-honored reputation and service to the community, the company will host a 40th anniversary celebration on Wed., May 17, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Terminal located at 213 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville.
Hickory invites friends, colleagues and members of the community to attend and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as the company shares milestones and future plans.
Maintaining a front-row seat for the history and growth of the company, Hickory Construction Chairman of the Board Burke Pinnell works to ensure every Hickory project receives the company’s commitment to service.
“For 40 years, we have built our reputation to live up to our promises,” Pinnell said. “We’re proud of our customer and community relationships and the accomplishments we’ve achieved together. We encourage members of the community to celebrate this achievement and to recognize many projects that have positively impacted our region.”
Hickory has been proud to build many notable projects. Most recently, the company completed the Blount County War Dead Memorial honoring the county’s fallen heroes. In 2017, Hickory will complete Emory Valley Center (EVC). Located in Oak Ridge, EVC provides a variety of services for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities — aiding 850 individuals on a monthly basis.
Hickory’s impact goes beyond construction. The company has a heart for charity and community service. During the holidays, Hickory participated in the Second Harvest Food Bank Canstruction contest, taking home the “Best Execution and Concept” award, and sponsors many events like the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes, Alcoa Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Breakfast and Smoky Mountain Council Boy Scout Sporting Clays. The company’s team members take a personal interest in these events, as many of the team members serve these organizations year-round.
“We’re extremely proud of businesses, like Hickory, that help shape the community. People are benefiting from these advances. Hickory Construction has grown the construction sector and brought jobs to the area. We congratulate them on their wonderful accomplishment,” said Blount Partnership President and CEO Bryan Daniels.
As the construction industry grows and the company seeks to meet demand, Hickory continues to seek top talent. At the 40th anniversary celebration, the company plans to unveil a compelling workforce development initiative, further advancing the local economy.