Who We Are
Eutaw Construction, named for the strong Eutaw clay prevalent in Northeast Mississippi and Alabama, was founded in 1980 by Thomas S. Elmore. As a Project Manager for Granite Construction Company, Tom moved to the area to oversee the construction of the Aberdeen Lock and Dam built on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. After the project was complete, Tom settled in Aberdeen, Mississippi where he began Eutaw. Since founding the company, Tom has continuously led Eutaw either as President or Chairman of the Board, or both. In 2012, Tom and the other minority shareholders sold 100% of their stake in the business to Eutaw’s employees. Today, Eutaw is a 100% ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), which is quite rare in the heavy civil construction industry. In 2022, the Board of Directors, appointed Jonathan Hust as President, and Lane Williams as Executive Vice President. Tom Elmore continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.
Eutaw’s heavy civil experience includes the construction of hundreds of miles of state and federal highways, bridges, utility projects, large-scale site construction, airfield construction, and disaster relief. Eutaw is licensed or has performed work in most of the Southeastern United States. Over time, the Company’s heavy equipment fleet has grown to an approximate appraised value of $40MM.
Today, Eutaw is proudly comprised of over 400 dedicated employee-owners who fill the critical roles of management, project management, estimating, survey, field supervision, foremen, operators, mechanics, laborers, safety personnel, finance and administration, and clerical support staff. Eutaw’s corporate headquarters is located in Madison, Mississippi, and it has permanent offices in Aberdeen, Mississippi (North Mississippi), Petal, Mississippi (South Mississippi), and Franklin, Tennessee (Nashville area). Eutaw has an active presence in the Mississippi Road Builders Association, the Tennessee Road Builders Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
We have the people, the experience, and capacity to get the job done safely.