References and Testimonials

“J.M. Wilkerson’s experiences in complex renovation, as well as their understanding of sustainable construction, were assets to the recent Imperial Hotel project. We believe that the project’s overall success will exceed everyone’s expectations and J.M. Wilkerson’s contribution should be recognized as a key component.”

Dennis Hertlein, AIA, LEED AP – Principal
Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects P.C.

Name of Organization: Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects P.C.

Dates of Service: June 2005 – Current

Project Description:  J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. and Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects P.C. have worked on various projects together including the Hotel Indigo in Athens, GA, Hardman Farms Stabilization, Inman Park Village Lofts and, most recently, the Imperial Hotel in Atlanta, GA. J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. was selected as the general contractor for the interior and exterior renovation/rehab of the existing Imperial Hotel, located in downtown Atlanta, GA.  The building is approximately 58,780 sq. ft. with 9-Stories. This challenging urban rehabilitation included a complete interior demo to accommodate the build-out of 90 new residential apartment units.  Interior work included finishing out new amenity and public spaces, reception areas, community rooms and management offices.  Renovations also included new unit layouts, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and finishing. Exterior work included restoration of the building along with replacement of all windows, and stabilization of all façade details.

Contact Person:
Dennis Hertlein, AIA, LEED AP – Principal
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Suite 4400
Atlanta, GA 30308
404.872.8400

Imperial Hotel Project Sheet


“The success of 92 West Paces Apartments project that sits in the heart of Buckhead could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication from all key members of J.M. Wilkerson Construction and we appreciate and applaud their outstanding efforts.”

Gary B. Coursey, AIA – CEO
Gary B. Coursey & Associates

Name of Organization: Gary B. Coursey & Associates

Dates of Service: February 2012 – August 2013

Project Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. was selected to construct the 92 West Paces Apartment project located in the heart of Buckhead. The 9-story tower offers 210 luxury apartments and 379 parking spaces with an Arriscraft Stone and Stucco Skin.  The structure is comprised of post-tension concrete, 5.5” epicore slabs, load-bearing metal stud walls and light gauge infill. The team successfully delivered the first of eight phases 13 months after breaking ground, allowing the first residents to move in while the upper floors are under construction.  The project boasts 9½ft ceilings with custom cabinets, granite counter tops, wood and tiled floors, stainless steel appliances and architectural trim.  The parking garage has a subterranean first floor with 2½ levels above it. The Owner added a 2,000 sq. ft. roof top terrace overlooking the midtown skyline to accompany the 3rd floor clubroom, Cyber Lounge and Pool Amenity Deck, plus the 4th Floor Rock Gardens, Fire Pit and Bocce Ball Court.

Contact Person:
Gary B. Coursey, AIA – CEO
3621 Vinings Slope SE, #4440
Atlanta, GA 30339
770.432.2727

 92 West Paces Project Sheet


“J.M. Wilkerson Construction recently completed the renovation of a challenging project at The Paideia School. We were extremely pleased with their professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness to our concerns and comments, and sensitivity to the ongoing activities of the school. J.M. Wilkerson Construction is an excellent contractor with which to work, and I highly recommend them and look forward to opportunities to work with them on future projects.”

Laura Hardy, Director of Facilities
Paideia School

Name of Organization: Paideia School

Dates of Service: March 2013 – August 2013

Project Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. constructed The Paideia School’s historic red brick building in Atlanta, GA. This 1920’s historic Druid Hills mansion sits on the award winning Paideia private school campus located across from the Olmstead Parks. The renovations were to accommodate new Admissions, Communications and Parent Involvement offices.  Exterior work included re-cladding and window replacement at the non-historic locations, restoration of exterior masonry and limestone, rebuilding the stair on the west side, removal of exterior storm windows, painting & miscellaneous repairs.  Interior work included new mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems, reconfiguration of second floor office spaces and restoration of historic finishes. Interior work also includes restoration of original carved mantels, stripping paint from quarter sawn oak trim, and restoration of wood flooring.

Contact Person:
Laura Hardy – Director of Facilities
1509 S. Ponce De Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
404.377.3491

Paideia School Project Page


“Based on DeKalb County’s experience with the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, I would recommend J.M. Wilkerson Construction. The contractor’s staff and construction team were managed in a professional and responsible manner and our project was completed meeting our expectations for both time and budget:”

Billy Malone, Associate Director
Dekalb County, GA

Name of Organization: DeKalb County, Public Works Department Sanitation Division

Dates of Service: September 2006 to November 2007

Project Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction replaced the old DeKalb County Central Transfer Station in Atlanta, GA. The scope of  work included 30 acres of extensive site work, the addition of two retention ponds, the demolition and replacement of the existing incinerator, including a pre-engineered type II-B metal building of approximately 40,000 sq. ft., a 2 story class “A” office / administration building with structural steel frames of approximately 27,500 sq. ft., and the construction of a scale house and one story maintenance facility. All structures have slab on grade foundations. This project is LEED Certified.

Contact Person:
Billy Malone – Associate Director
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone: 404.294.2927

DeKalb County Transfer Station Project Page


“We have worked on many projects together throughout the years, ranging from historic restorations to the new construction of mixed use developments.  Their ability to perform the work to our standards, as well as meeting or beating our scheduled completion dates, have been the reasons we continue to work with their firm on every challenging project we undertake.” 

Jerrold L. Miller, CEO
Fabric Developers

Name of Organization: Fabric Developers

Dates of Service: First project in late 1990’s – August 2008

Relationship Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction has worked with Fabric Developers, formerly Miller-Gallman Development, for over 15 years in and around the Atlanta, GA area. We have also completed over $60 million in construction for them, encompassing the Flowers Building, Castleberry Point Lofts, Glen Iris Phase I and II, Ponce Springs, A&P Lofts, and the Swift & Company Building.

Contact Person:
Jerry Miller – CEO
403 W. Ponce de Leon, Suite 104
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone: 404.275.3980

Castleberry Point Lofts Project Page


“J.M. Wilkerson Construction was instrumental in delivering this project on time and under budget. Their industry knowledge and attention to detail also contributed to Hotel Indigo Athens achieving LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council in October 2009.”

Rick Fine, CEO
Rialto Property Partners

Name of Organization: Rialto Property Partners

Dates of Service: July 2008 to August 2009

Relationship Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction was the general contractor for the Hotel Indigo and Rialto Room located in Athens, GA. This project included the new construction of a 5 story 93,447 sq. ft. boutique hotel and music space. This 130 guest room hotel is the first LEED-Gold hotel for IHG and the 9th LEED-Gold hotel in the world. This construction project diverted over 1,532 tons of waste, used over 46% locally produced materials, saved more than 30% of its water usage, and has over 28% recycled content. JMW completed this complex project on time and in budget.

Contact Person:
Frederick (Rick) Fine – CEO
4798 Long Island Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: 404.285.6510

Hotel Indigo Project Page


“Through the construction process, J.M. Wilkerson’s management team was a delight to work with. Their ability to communicate, attention to detail and schedule adherence produced a project that was completed on time, on budget and won 2 National Awards.”

Noel Khalil, CEO / Jim Crowley, President
Columbia Residential

Name of Organization: Columbia Residential

Dates of Service: September 2006 to Current

Relationship Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction has worked with Columbia Residential for over 7 years. JMW was selected as the General Contractor for the Columbia Tower project as well as the Imperial Hotel Restoration, both located in downtown Atlanta.  The Columbia Tower project received the 2008 Apartment Renovation Project of the year from Multifamily Executive Awards.

Contact Person:
Noel Khalil – Chairman / CEO
Jim Crowley – President
1718 Peachtree Street. NW, Suite 684
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: 404.867.3652

Columbia Tower Project Page


“J.M. Wilkerson completed renovation work for the Atlanta Housing Authority’s Senior High-rises demonstrated your team’s strong commitment to serve the needs of the client, provide sound guidance and cost estimating during the renovation process, and execute a quality project within a very tight schedule and budget.”

Eric Brock, Director
Brock Hudgens Architects (Formerly with Lord Aeck Sargent)

Name of Organization: Lord Aeck Sargent

Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Dates of Service: September 1997 to August 2013

Project Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction has worked with Lord Aeck Sargent for over 18 years. In 1997, JMW and Lord Aeck Sargent worked together on the University of Georgia Chemistry Annex in Athens, GA. That project won a First Place ACI Award in the Mid-Rise Category. In 2012, JMW was the general contractor for the renovations to 5 of the Atlanta Housing Authorities high-rise developments in Atlanta, GA. The latest project with Lord Aeck Sargent was the construction of the new Sustainable Housing development for the Lafayette Housing Authority located in Lafayette, Georgia.

Contact Person:
Eric Brock –Principal
1075 Brady Ave. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Telephone: 404.512.5630

AHA Multi Site Upgrades Project Page


“Stevens & Wilkinson has worked successfully on over $90 Million worth of construction over the years with J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc.  J.M. Wilkerson’s proven leadership through the construction phase was exemplary and they closed out the project with a level of diligence and commitment appreciated by our entire architectural team, as well as the owner.

We value the long-standing relationship we have with J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. and look forward to many future project collaborations”

Bill Clark, President
Stevens & Wilkinson

Name of Organization: Stevens & Wilkinson

Dates of Service: February 2002-Current

Relationship Description: J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. has worked with Stevens & Wilkinson for over 11 years. JMW has been the general contractor for various projects with Stevens & Wilkinson such as Castleberry Point Lofts, Glen Iris Lofts Phases I-II, Ponce Springs Lofts, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Fairlie-Poplar Lofts, and Ponce City Market.

Contact Person:
Bill Clark – President
404.522.8888
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ponce City Market Project Page