Batson-Cook Company is a Georgia-based firm that has been in business for 103 years under the same name. The company was founded in 1915 by Mr. W. C. Batson and Mr. Edmund F. Cook in West Point, Georgia, where it began operations in textile and mill village construction.
Batson-Cook continued to expand operations over the next few decades and became recognized as one of the premier construction organizations in the southeastern United States. In 1957, the company opened its first regional office in Jacksonville, Florida, followed in 1959 by another in Atlanta, Georgia. A third construction office was established in West Point, Georgia, in 1977.
Mr. Edmund C. Glover, third generation of the founding families, became president in 1982 and chairman and CEO in 1994. Under Mr. Glover’s leadership, the company opened a fourth regional office in Tampa, Florida, in 1983. In early 1997, Mr. Raymond L. Moody, Jr., became president and COO to direct the company’s progress.
Mr. Moody was named Mr. Glover’s successor as CEO in December of 2008. In January, 2012, Mr. R. Randy Hall, formerly senior vice president and general manager of the Atlanta office, became president of Batson-Cook Company and steers the operations and forward progress of the company.
On January 10, 2008, Batson-Cook became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kajima USA. As is KUSA’s intent, Batson-Cook operates as an independent entity, just as it has for the last 103 years.
Batson-Cook’s expertise as a general contractor, construction manager, and design-build contractor spans almost every major industry throughout the Southeast, including the education, healthcare, hospitality, office, retail, multi-family residential, industrial, and religious building sectors.
We care about people and results.
We care about people, all people; our Batson-Cook colleagues, our clients, and our trade partners. We care about their safety and the positive results from the work that we do together.
We are passionate.
We believe passion is the fuel that produces excellence and we encourage enthusiastic behavior.
We always strive to do the right thing.
We believe that honesty and integrity are pillars of success and when faced with tough decisions we should always do the right thing.
We do what we say we are going to do.
We embrace accountability and take responsibility for our work. We take pride in doing what we say we are going to do.
We build strong, lasting relationships.
We work hard to develop meaningful relationships through mutual respect. We appreciate the value of trust and the key role that it plays in successful projects.
“Often, companies and their employees are driven by the urge to speak what they want to hear. Here at Batson-Cook, everyone is encouraged to stop, pause, and first listen to what others must say or what others want to hear. We are inspired to spend energy putting ourselves in other’s shoes - what is their perspective, what are their concerns, etc. This has changed the way Batson-Cook delivers services and has set us apart from the rest.”