Senior Vice President & General Manager Charlotte
Curt Rigney maintains that playing with Legos as a child was the spark that led him to a rewarding career in construction. He revels in conquering the challenges and logistics of each project, and is passionate about mentoring Batson-Cook’s younger personnel in the ways of the family-oriented corporate culture that has made Batson-Cook one of the Southeast's premier construction firms.
As Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Charlotte office, Mr. Rigney carries overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all projects managed by the office. He brings two decades of solid construction experience to this role, having held every position in project management as he rose through the ranks. More than half of his career has been spent with Batson-Cook, which he likes to call “the ‘small’ big company.” He has managed projects ranging from $3.5 million to $400 million, and his career portfolio tops $1.2 billion.
At the time Mr. Rigney was tapped to lead the Charlotte Office, he was serving as Batson-Cook’s Senior Vice-President and Manager of Private Commercial Construction/Atlanta. He was responsible for the Museum Tower Apartments, SkyHouse Charlotte II, The Gibson, and Element South projects, all located in Charlotte, and was also executing the SkyHouse Program – a $1 Billion venture to build a total of 17 luxury high-rise apartment buildings in Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Denver within a 5-year time-frame. Prior to that, he was senior project manager for construction of Charlotte’s Duke Energy Center, which he considers his greatest career accomplishment to date.
Mr. Rigney graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is a member of the 2011 Inaugural Class of ENR Southeast's "Top 20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders," and a licensed General Contractor in the State of Georgia. In addition, he sits on the UNCC Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Advisory Board, and is a member of USGBC of North Carolina.
Mr. Rigney and his wife, Kristie, have three children. The family is active in their church, and he and his wife volunteer with Parents Partnered for Preemies. He is a self-described tinkerer who enjoys spending time with his family or working outdoors, but for serious rejuvenation, he goes fishing or works on cars.