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Columbia Business Monthly

#20 - Clayton Construction Company, Inc.

Dec 07, 2018 09:30AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Year Founded: 1981
Founders: Lewis Wren Clayton and Sophie King Clayton
Headquarters location: Spartanburg
Number of other locations: 2 (Greenville, Charleston)
Number of employees (start): 10
Number of employees (present): 42

Founded in 1981, Clayton Construction Company (CCC) is a licensed, unlimited general contractor providing services in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Florida.

CCC is one of the premier contractors in the Southeast. CCC has worked diligently for more than three and a half decades to create a strong reputation built firmly on a foundation of commitment, quality, and excellence.

CCC incorporates the highest quality materials paired with clearly defined strategies, procedures, and standards to meet the needs and expectations of every client. CCC works meticulously throughout every project to plan, report, document, and inspect every element in order to create a final product that meets its specifications.

Through local connections, a dedication to safety, and utilizing project management, scheduling, and accounting resources, CCC provides clients with streamlined construction processes and the highest quality customer service available.

What’s in store for your company?
Harry Clayton (President): CCC will have another successful year in 2018. Our company backlog entering 2019 is strong. New projects anticipated for the coming year are diverse and include projects in the medical, retail, church, education, and self-storage industries.
 
What are your firm’s biggest challenges and how do you plan to overcome them?  
The largest challenge in the construction industry today is finding labor and qualified subcontractors. We believe that this is a problem that the construction industry will face for many years to come. Our team has worked diligently to attend career fairs, to find the best talent, and to get the next generation excited about construction.
 
Do plan to add any employees in the coming year? If so, how many?
Our team continues to grow at CCC. We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent and believe that we will hire somewhere between 2 and 4 employees in 2019.
 
What trends and innovations do you see down the line for your industry?
Technology continues to be a driving force in our industry and making sure that we are up to date with the most recent software is crucial. As our company expands, it is important that our marketing efforts continue to increase across the state and region. Using social media and other outlets helps us reach a broad base of potential clients.
 
What word of advice, if any, has shaped your career and who gave it or where did you read it? 
Surround yourself with people better and smarter than you and get their “buy in” when making decisions.
 
What is your preferred method of communication — phone call, text message, email — and why?
Text because it is easy and fast.
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