About Us

Mine. Mix. Build.

We mine aggregates. We mix asphalt. We build roads.

Since 1965, our commitment to innovation, state-of-the-art equipment, safety and focus on team career advancement has driven our company leadership.

 

Headquartered in Dothan, Alabama, Wiregrass Construction is an asphalt pavement mix producer, aggregate and construction company specializing in building and supplying materials for the highest quality roadways and complex asphalt infrastructure projects. Partnering with public and private entities to build safe, smooth and sustainable roadways, we self-construct most of the work as well as sell asphalt plant and aggregate materials directly to our clients. Wiregrass Construction owns and operates 13 high-capacity asphalt plants and 5 aggregate mining operations supplying sand, gravel and sandstone located throughout Alabama. Wiregrass Construction Inc. is subsidiary of the publicly traded Construction Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD)


Our Mission

To provide unmatched quality and value for our clients and employees by utilizing technology and progressive leadership in creating sustainable products and high performing, safe roads.

Vertically integrated.

Our capabilities include asphalt pavement production, construction and aggregate operations. By integrating these services within our company, we save our customers time and money while they benefit from a seamless experience and high quality results.

Progressive.

We use state-of-the-art equipment and technologies in our asphalt production to construct complex infrastructure projects such as interstates, highways and runways.

Sustainability.

Our asphalt pavement mix is made from recycled materials including old roadways and asphalt roofing shingles combined with natural aggregates from Alabama, utilizing warm mix production technology.

Safety Commitment.

Safety is Job #1. The roads we construct are high quality, smooth and safe for drivers. We always ensure a safe jobsite for the traveling public as well as our employees and traveling public.

Team Investment.

Under the innovative leadership of our management team, we advance our employees’ careers through exceptional benefits, continuous training, opportunities for upward mobility and viewing our employees as family.

X CEO, John harper

John Harper

President & Senior Vice President of Construction Partners Inc.

John’s 25-plus-year career as an asphalt and aggregate material producer began and continues to flourish at Wiregrass. Under the tutelage of his father, the Company’s founder, John has worked in all aspects of the industry from asphalt crew worker, project estimator to manager. Under his leadership the Company has grown from 3 asphalt production plants in SE Alabama to 13 asphalt plants and 5 vertically integrated aggregate facilities located throughout Alabama.

While helping to build Wiregrass Construction, John has also engaged with industry and governmental groups at the regional and national level, currently serving as Vice Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), President of Alabama Roadbuilders Association (ARBA) in 2015, and President Alabama Asphalt Paving Association (APA) in 2005.

John is also committed to ensuring the industry has a trained pool of workers and leaders for the future. For John and the Wiregrass Construction Company, the core principles are family, safety for all Wiregrass employees and Alabama’s traveling public. John received his B.S. in finance from Auburn University and currently resides with his family in Dothan, AL.

X brett Armstrong, COO

Brett Armstrong

Chief Operations Officer & Senior Vice President of Construction Partners Inc.

Brett has more than 30 years of experience in the asphalt and aggregate production industries. This deep knowledge base and successful management of complex projects has helped Wiregrass maintain the quality reputation it enjoys today. Brett oversees all operations, while developing and maintaining a work environment to ensure sustainability and growth.

Brett joined Wiregrass Construction in 2000 as the Area Manager in Montgomery and oversaw a greenfield operation develop into a leading asphalt producer. He became Chief Operations Manager in 2010 and has proven himself as a leader and mentor in the industry.

Brett is the 2018 President of the Alabama Asphalt Association in 2018. He also serves as the Alabama state board member for the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

Brett has been instrumental in management of the growth of Wiregrass Construction and helping it become a leader in the asphalt industry within the state of Alabama. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and currently resides with his family in Eufaula, AL.

X Greg Hoffman, CFO

Greg Hoffman

Chief Financial Officer

Greg joined Wiregrass in 2009 as our Chief Financial Officer with over a decade of previous accounting, auditing and corporate financial experience. Greg is responsible for the development and execution of the financial strategy supporting Wiregrass’ growth and business plans. He spearheaded the successful integration of multiple acquisitions and helped drive efficiency throughout the company.

Mr. Hoffman has over 15 years of experience in financial management roles in the construction industry. He has been principally involved in the successful acquisition and integration of more than 10 companies in several different industries. Prior to joining Wiregrass Construction, he was Vice President of Operations for Staples, Inc. and was responsible for the supply chain infrastructure servicing 4 states in the southeastern United States.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiregrass United Way based in Dothan, Alabama.

Mr. Hoffman is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He currently resides with his family in Dothan, AL.

X VP of Operations, Brandon Owens

Brandon Owens

Operations Vice President

Brandon Owens has over 20 years of experience in the heavy highway construction and site work industry. Joining the Wiregrass Construction team in 2004, Brandon began his career as an estimator in the Montgomery Division, then became the Birmingham area manager and now currently holds the position of Vice President of Operations. Over the years, Brandon has developed a strong expertise in operations, scheduling, negotiations, and customer relations. He is actively involved with multiple trade organizations within the asphalt industry. Brandon received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University and currently resides with his family in Birmingham, AL.

X Steve Vandeventer, VP of Aggregates and Plants

Steve Vandeventer

Vice President of Asphalt & Aggregate Facilities

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the production of road construction materials in the asphalt, crushed stone, and sand & gravel sectors. He holds a B.S. in Geology from James Madison University, and began his career in Quality Control as a technician, testing/designing asphalt and aggregate mixtures. His knowledge of local and regional geology has proven invaluable throughout his career in determining quality sources for aggregate production. Steve currently resides in the Montgomery area.

X Suzy McManmon, Suzanne McManmon

Suzy McManmon

Vice President of Strategic Development & Marketing

Joining Wiregrass Construction in 2016, Suzy has tackled many initiatives with an emphasis on employee retention and growth. Suzy has extensive business and strategic development experience based on her time on Wall Street in Investment Banking and Private Equity. Suzy received a B.A. from Duke University and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.

X VP of Saftey Headshot, tim beguin

Tim Beguin

Safety Director

Tim has been an integral part of the Wiregrass Construction team since 2009. Our people are our number one asset and nothing is more important than making sure they and those driving on our Alabamian roads are safe. Tim focuses on creating a work environment where safety, quality, and productivity are managed in the best interest of our customers, employees, and the public. Tim received a B.S. in Safety Administration from Athens State University. He currently resides with his family in Decatur, AL.

X North East Alabama Manager, Kirk Barker

Kirk Barker

North East Alabama Manager

Kirk manages our northeast Alabama division covering all operations in DeKalb Co, Marshall Co, Jackson Co, and Cullman Co. The Northeast Division asphalt plants are located in Guntersville, Scottsboro, and Fort Payne. Kirk is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and a graduate of Jacksonville State University. He primarily works out of the Northeast Alabama headquarters office in Guntersville, AL.

X North Alabama Manager, Mickey Donahue

Mickey Donahue

North Alabama Manager

Mickey manages all operations in the north Alabama region, specifically the counties of Madison, Morgan, Lawrence, Cullman, Limestone and Winston, as well as the asphalt production plants in Decatur, Huntsville and Lacon. Mickey is active on the Board of Alabama Associated General Contractors. Mickey graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He primarily works out of our north Alabama headquarters in Huntsville, AL.

X South Alabama Manager, Rodney Hendrix

Rodney Hendrix

South Alabama Manager

Rodney manages our southern region division covering all operations south of the Montgomery County line. Additionally Rodney manages our asphalt material plants in Ariton, Riverfalls and Brantley. Rodney attended Auburn University. He primarily works out of our southern headquarters office in Ariton, AL.

X Garrett Pass, Central Alabama Manager

Garrett Pass

Central Alabama Manager

Garrett manages our central Alabama region division comprised of all counties between Jefferson and Montgomery Counties. Additionally Garrett is in charge of our plants in Montgomery, Calera, Shorter and Clanton. Garrett primarily splits his time between our Montgomery and Birmingham offices. Garrett has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

CEO, John harper

John Harper

brett Armstrong, COO

Brett Armstrong

Greg Hoffman, CFO

Greg Hoffman

VP of Operations, Brandon Owens

Brandon Owens

Steve Vandeventer, VP of Aggregates and Plants

Steve Vandeventer

Suzy McManmon, Suzanne McManmon

Suzy McManmon

VP of Saftey Headshot, tim beguin

Tim Beguin

North East Alabama Manager, Kirk Barker

Kirk Barker

North Alabama Manager, Mickey Donahue

Mickey Donahue

South Alabama Manager, Rodney Hendrix

Rodney Hendrix

Garrett Pass, Central Alabama Manager

Garrett Pass

AAPA Quality Paving Award

2016- AL State Route 35 DeKalb
2016- AL State Route 27/SR-52 Geneva
2015 – US 82 Bibb
2015 – AL State Route – 17 Jackson
2015 – MGM Regional Airport Taxiway Bravo Extension

AGC Build South Award

2017- Chantilly Parkway, Montgomery, AL
2016- AL State Route 5 Perry , AL

NAPA Diamond Achievement Commendation

2016, 2015, – Montgomery Plant
2016, 2015,  – Ariton Plant
2017, 2016, 2015, – Calera Plant
2017, 2016, 2015,  – Brantley Plant
2017, 2016, 2015, – Shorter Plant
2017, 2016 – Huntsville Plant
2016 – Scottsboro Plant

NAPA Diamond Quality Commendation

2017, 2016 -Calera Plant
2017, 2016 -Montgomery Plant
2017, 2016 -Shorter Plant
2017, 2016 –Scottsboro Plant

NAPA Quality in Construction Award

2017 – AL State Route 131, Barbour Co.
2017 – AL State Route 27, Abbeville, AL.
2017 – AL State Route 2, Jackson Co.
2017 – AL State Route 227, DeKalb Co.
2017 – US 31, Morgan Co.
2017 – Chantilly Parkway, Montgomery Co.
2017 – I-85, Macon Co.
2017 – AL State Route 22, Chilton Co.
2017 – Construction of AL State Route 203 from Highway 87 to Highway 125 in Elba, AL
2017 – AL State Route 52 in Hartford, AL

2016 – AL State Route 173 Newville, AL
2016 – AL State Route 27 Enterprise, AL
2016 – AL State Route 27 Ozark, AL
2016 – US-80 Macon
2016 – AL State Route 35 DeKalb
2016 – Repair Runway 15/33 Maxwell Air Force Base
2016 – AL State Route 145 Shelby
2016 – US 331 Brantley, AL

NAPA Diamond Sustainable Commendation

2017 – Ariton Plant
2017, 2016 – Montgomery Plant
2017 – Scottsboro Plant

NAPA Larry H. Lemon Award- Top 10 National Quality in Construction Award

2017- National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds Parking Lot in Dothan, AL

NAPA Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award

2016- Bessemer Airport Taxiway and Terminal


News & Events

I-65 Site Tour & Asphalt Plant Tour with Legislators

Co-hosting with ARBA & Dunn Construction, Wiregrass is proud to host a tour of an asphalt plant tour and our I-65 widening site for current and potential local Alabama legislators.

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Proud Sponsor & Participant in Career Discovery Expo _ Southern Union State

Wiregrass is proud to be a Key Sponsor and participant of the Career Discovery Expo on Sept. 13-14 at Southern Union Opelika campus. Over 5,000 8th grade students across 14 counties of central Alabama attend. The Expo has been helping students choose a career path that is close to home, pertinent in today’s economy and that […]

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The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives Conference

May 5-6: Wiregrass is a proud primary sponsor of the The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives Conference in Huntsville Alabama. Wiregrass Construction has excelled at numerous airport complex airport projects over the years. http://www.secaaae.org/

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