Dalton State College Before and After
Swofford Construction is a commercial contracting firm with over thirty five years experience, specializing in religious, education, professional, retail, institutional and industrial facilities.
Our reputation as a high-quality, value-based construction company means your project receives the attention it deserves at the right price.
Swofford Construction incorporates the entire project team to ensure the needs of every commercial construction client are met with the highest level of expertise. This “hands on” approach allows Swofford Construction to add value to a project without sacrificing the quality of work.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
On August 8, 2019, a few Swofford Construction, Inc. employees, along with Jay Prothero and Ken Briggs, leaders of the Toolbox program, had the opportunity to attend the 2019 CEFGA Craft Pro Champion Awards Breakfast. CEFGA is known as the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia and was founded by leading construction Presidents and CEOs who recognized a need for quality construction skills training in Georgia. The CEFGA K12 Pipeline seeks to elevate and expand the skilled trade programs statewide in the Public School System. This year, Swofford Construction, Inc is honored to receive the K12 Pipeline Employer of the Year award.
We are pleased to note that Swofford Construction performed the difficult tasks of scheduling, coordination, completion of phases on schedule and completion of punch lists in an exemplary manner. As a result of their management, supervisory and communication skills, occupancy and full use of this facility continued throughout the construction period.
Swofford Construction was proficient in all areas, using experience and innovation to make field decisions as required, involving the owner or architect when appropriate, and generally doing whatever necessary to create a great final project. Even with the unique nature of this project and several unknowns at the outset, the project has come in under budget.
I want you to know that I personally, as the Building Committee’s contact with your firm, have been most pleased with the overall quality of your construction work. I also want you to know that you may refer to me anyone who might like to hear my opinion of Swofford Construction.
I appreciate the professional and positive manner that accompanied the construction of our building. You have many employees that consistently displayed the confidence and expertise that enabled us to achieve our goal. I appreciate your cooperation with the architect and the subcontractors. The team effort between Swofford and architect Randy Young allowed us to have the building we desired at a cost we could afford without sacrificing quality.
The new $1.6 million classroom building project you developed for us at Pine Mountain First United Methodist Church was a great success story in the life of our church. We were delighted that Swofford made the entire project come together professionally, timely and according to our budgeted expectations. Your construction management staff were professional, courteous and well informed. You and your staff met with us routinely throughout the project duration to answer and address all questions and guide us through the process. Our hope was merely to have a project constructed on budget and on time; we got that plus gained some new friends along the way.
As chairman of the Building Committee I worked with your employees on a daily basis. They were competent, co-operative and took pride in their work. Their efforts resulted in a high quality building of which we are very proud.
Working with the Swofford team has been outstanding. Consistently your team went above and beyond our expectations. Swofford continues to exceed our expectations. As we handle value engineering, change orders and deadline adjustments, Swofford continues to show us how much they value us as a customer.
This project was built on a very short time schedule during the wet season of the year but yet was still completed on time prior to the beginning of the school year and with very few change orders…. It is always a pleasure to work with your company as we have come to expect high quality work and a degree of professionalism which in many times is lacking in the construction industry.
We have had the pleasure of working with Swofford Construction on five school projects in the last few years… Swofford Construction demonstrated an ability to manage construction under demanding time constraints, and their considerable knowledge of building procedures, materials and trades are a tremendous asset to any owner.
The most important aspect of this project was the necessity for our business to continue uninterrupted, with the least amount of inconveniences for our customers during this renovation. Swofford Construction, Inc. understood our priorities and made every effort to incorporate our business needs around their plans and time lines. We were able to remain completely operational during the entire construction project and made a smooth transition into the new facility. This was a direct reflection of Swofford Construction understanding our needs and making our priorities theirs.
Swofford Construction is proud to have partnered with various Georgia and Southeastern companies and leading institutions.
CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS
Henry County Group 10
This project includes Woodland Elementary School, Woodland Middle School and Woodland High School. There is a total of 519,188 square feet of floor area that is getting either renovated or constructed from the ground up.
The renovation work consists mainly of Electrical, Communications and Electronic Safety & Security upgrades. The ground up new construction work consists of 27,240 square feet of a new Gymnasium and Music Addition. The Bus Loop had to be temporarily relocated to allow for existing utilities to be relocated from the new Gymnasium location.
The buildings components are shallow concrete footings, concrete slabs on grade, CMU and Face Brick exterior walls, structural steel framing, Athletic Equipment and Gym Bleachers.
Quality Focused. Value Based. Team Centric. Swofford Construction is a “hands on” company that will not sacrifice quality.