J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc., established in 1982 by Jim Wilkerson, provided tenant interior renovations before expanding into industrial, office, institutional and concrete work. JMW’s steady growth is based on the continued commitment of Mr. Wilkerson and his employees to provide personal attention and exceptional service to each client. Mr. Wilkerson takes pride in his organization and plays an active role in every project JMW undertakes. This family-owned business works hard to maintain its quality and talented staff, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years.
JMW’s President and CEO is Brett Hawley. Brett joined the team in 1994, moving from Kansas City, MO to Georgia. His extensive knowledge in heavy construction complemented JMW’s already broad experience base. Brett brought not only heavy civil and construction backgrounds, but commercial, hospitality and estimating knowledge, as well. Brett has helped the JMW team grow many new market sectors providing additional experience for future jobs.
JMW’s Vice Presidents are Austin Pruitt, Michael Travis and Chris Griffeth. Austin Pruitt has worked with JMW in various roles and is now the Chief Estimator. Pruitt’s knowledge of construction, estimating, and his ability to coordinate subcontractors makes him a valued member of the JMW Estimating Department. Austin works with both our Commercial Construction bids and Heavy Construction Departments and leads most estimating for JMW.
Mike Travis is the leader of the JMW Business Development department. He has been connected to the Design, Construction and Development industry for more than twenty-five years. As an architect graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he helped to execute and mange over a billion dollars in projects with teams like RTKL, Perkins Will and Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart. His background in architecture, development and construction is critical to JMW’s pre-construction efforts and new business pursuits.
As one of JMW’s most accomplished project managers, Chris Griffeth has worked on all types of projects and has been with the JMW team for over fifteen years. Possessing many strengths in his management, Chris has become quite successful in the administration of HUD or federally funded as well as task order or on-call projects. He has successfully completed multiple projects for the Atlanta Housing Authority, City of Atlanta as well as Federal and Military agencies.