Our Leadership Team

 

Jule Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Smith has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Construction Partners since April 2021. Before that, he served in other senior management roles within the company, including as its Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President. Mr. Smith also served in various management roles for the Company’s North Carolina subsidiary, including as its President from 2009 to 2020. Prior to that, he held various other positions within Fred Smith Construction, Inc. and served in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Smith received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest University.

Alan Palmer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

A founder of Construction Partners, Mr. Palmer assumed his current position as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Construction Partners, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Couch Construction and Superfos Construction U.S. Mr. Palmer has been principally involved in the acquisition and integration of approximately 60 companies during his time with Superfos Construction U.S. and Construction Partners. A Certified Public Accountant since 1975, Mr. Palmer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Auburn University.

Brett Armstrong

Senior Vice President

Mr. 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. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Ryan Brooks

Senior Vice President, Legal

Mr. Brooks has served as our Senior Vice President, Legal, since 2018. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Brooks practiced law at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama, where he represented both public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and regulatory compliance. Mr. Brooks holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

Bob Flowers

Senior Vice President

Mr. Flowers has over 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining our 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

Mr. Harper has over 25 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining our 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, Mr. Harper currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and has previously served as its Chairman. Mr. Harper received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.

John Walker

Senior Vice President

Mr. 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. Mr. Walker is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.