on Thursday, January 23, 2020
“I founded Griffin Contracting in April 2001,” says Bazemore. “I’d been out of college for about a year. I’d worked at one construction company and then another one. But I wanted to go out on my own, so I lived at home with my parents. I started in the bedroom, then moved to the garage, and finally got an office after three or four years.”
Today, Griffin’s 80 employees are working on 18–20 jobs — from site preparation and paving, to roadway construction and demolition — all across South Carolina, southeast Georgia, and north Florida.
But while the company has grown quickly, Bazemore is the first to admit Griffin hasn’t always been at the forefront of innovation. “Technology lagged around here for a long time,” says Bazemore. “I went to CONEXPOCON/AGG® for the first time in 2017 and realized what we’d been missing — remote-controlled devices, satellite technology, time-entering software, and aerial intelligence. Right then, we decided to implement more technology throughout the business. We started with new accounting software and eventually upgraded our machines to make ourselves more productive and profitable.”
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