Our Leadership Team

Our senior management team members have an average of 30 years of experience in the road construction industry.

Charles E. Owens

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Owens is a founder of Construction Partners and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2001, and has overseen the successful acquisition and integration of 16 companies as President and Chief Executive Officer of Construction Partners. From 1990 to its sale in 1999, Mr. Owens was President and Chief Executive Officer of Superfos Construction U.S., Inc., the North American operation of Superfos a/s, a publicly held Danish company. During his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer at Superfos Construction U.S., he oversaw the successful acquisition and integration of more than 35 companies towards becoming one of the largest highway construction companies in the United States. Prior that, he was President of Couch Construction, a subsidiary of Superfos Construction U.S. headquartered in Dothan, Alabama. Mr. Owens received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

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 50 companies alongside Mr. Owens during their 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 in Auburn, Alabama.

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.

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 as the Second Vice Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Mr. Harper received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.

Jule Smith

Senior Vice President

Mr. Smith has over 20 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2011, Mr. Smith 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. Mr. Smith received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest 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.