Providing its services to parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, Roberts Builders Inc. has built a solid reputation as a preferred supplier to both commercial and residential property owners.
Based in Ripley, MS, Roberts Builders is a family- owned, service-oriented company whose proven exceptional service has gained them a long list of satisfied and loyal customers over 30+ years in business. Mike Roberts, who has a lifelong background in carpentry and construction, founded the company in 1983 – a New Albany, MS native, he worked with his brother-in-law for several years, then started Roberts Builders a year after he moved to Ripley.
Mike’s sons Casey and Jarrett, who were born in Ripley, are both part of the Roberts team. Casey Roberts has been with the company since 2000 and serves as its President. His roles include estimating, scheduling, and project management. Jarrett Roberts joined the company in 2009, and serves as Secretary/Treasurer, with responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and office management. Mike continues to play a role as well, serving as Vice President.
Casey relates, “I went into construction right after high school. Jarrett attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and later Ole Miss, where he received a business degree – he also worked here part time while in school.
“When I started with the company, we had 29 employees. Now we have 18 employees, but our revenue in dollars has more than doubled. And we’re proud to say that most of our employees have been with us for over 20 years.”
CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS
Roberts Builders specializes in building construction, including commercial, residential, and renovation jobs. They are general contractors with commercial and residential licenses in both Mississippi and Tennessee. Their expertise encompasses Residential Home Construction, Commercial Construction, Public Structures, Church Construction and Renovation, Multi-family Construction, and Office Remodeling and Renovations. The company works mainly within a 180-mile radius of its Ripley offices.
We have four to five crews normally,” Jarrett reports. “This helps us be versatile – we can split or merge crews as needed for specific jobs. We’re doing less residential these days, because commercial work is providing better opportunities; commercial renovation projects are currently a big part of our work. We have 28 jobs on the books right now.
“Our upcoming projects include a $4.2 million Clarksdale sports complex; we’re doing both the structures and the fields. We’re also working on a large bank job in Corinth, the 17,000 square-foot Commerce Bank. We’re a subcontractor, but we’re doing about a third of the work.”
Adds Casey, “We’ve just finished renovating 110 bathrooms in a housing complex, and recently renovated a 30,000 square-foot historic warehouse in Corinth for Avectus Healthcare Solutions – that was a challenging job; it involved removing the roof, and we could not trash the brick or the windows.”
One other Corinth job, Casey relates, was the auditorium at Corinth Junior High School, which their mother had attended.
Roberts Builders’ fleet includes six Cat machines, including a 304E mini hydraulic excavator and a 289D compact track loader. The company also purchases allied equipment from The Cat Rental Store, and rents from them as well to meet specific job needs. Casey reports that many of their Cat and allied machines are used nearly every day.
SERVICE IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN PURCHASE DECISIONS
He adds that service is a major factor in his company’s decision to buy and rent from Thompson. “We get a quick response from Thompson; plus, we don’t have early issues on new machines. They give us a quick turnaround on service jobs. No other vendor we use offers better service than Thompson.”
A COMMITMENT TO VALUE AND QUALITY
Roberts Builders Inc. has made a name for itself as a top-quality construction company for a wide variety of projects. When asked, the Roberts brothers can clearly state the philosophy behind their company and its continued growth. As Jarrett comments, “We try to treat our customers and our employees the way we would like to be treated. Our goals are simply – to have a good working environment, and to provide value and quality to our customers.”
To this Casey adds, “We take pride in the level of workmanship, quality, and attention to detail each construction project gets. We take care of our people, including our employees, our subcontractors, and our customers. We want people to say, ‘This is the best job ever’.”