Our People

Paving I-65

Management Profiles

Charles E. Owens

President & Chief Executive Officer

Charles E. Owens brings more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry to the CPI team. As the former President and CEO of both Couch Construction and Superfos Construction, he played an integral role in the identification, acquisition and integration of more than 32 companies.  Charles has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Troy University and is active in various trade and industry associations.

Alan Palmer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President and CFO, Alan Palmer is responsible for financial reporting, corporate tax returns, banking, bonding and insurance relationships, and budget preparation for the company.  He is also actively involved in the acquisition process.  A Certified Public Accountant since 1975, he served as the former Vice President of Finance and CFO for Couch Construction and Superfos Construction before joining the CPI team. Alan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

Brett Armstrong

Senior Vice President

Brett Armstrong has over 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2002, he was Area Manager over the Columbus, Georgia division of Ashland Paving and Construction, Inc. Prior to that, he was Area Manager over the Columbus, Georgia division of Superfos. Brett earned Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Bob Flowers

Senior Vice President

Bob Flowers has over 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Estimating and Construction for Barlovento, LLC, a general contractor performing civil and commercial construction throughout the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Flowers was the Georgia Division President of Superfos.

John Harper

Senior Vice President

John Harper has over 25 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, he held several positions of increasing responsibility within Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. ("WCC"), a wholly owned and indirect subsidiary of the Company, serving as Vice President of Estimating/Project Management and, most recently, President. An active member of several state and national highway construction organizations, John currently serves as the Second Vice Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. John received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.

Jule Smith

Senior Vice President

Jule Smith has over 20 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of a Raleigh-based highway contractor and asphalt producer. Prior to that, he held various positions within Fred Smith Company and also served in the supply corp of the U.S. Navy. Jule received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest University.

John Walker

Senior Vice President

John Walker has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining Construction Partners in 2009, he was a Regional Vice president at Oldcastle Materials, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Alabama Platform President of Superfos. John is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.