President and CEO
Randy Hall is perhaps more passionate about Batson-Cook and commercial construction than he is about the Auburn University Tigers, which says a lot! He hails from the small town of Millbrook, Alabama, and became a die-hard Auburn fan the day he enrolled. His enthusiasm for all things construction developed later, but not by much.
Following high school, Randy enrolled in Auburn and set his sights on a degree in civil engineering because he excelled in mathematics. He was, however, paying his own way through college, so he participated in a cooperative education program which required alternating terms of full-time academics and full-time work. Randy’s first job assignment was with a large commercial construction company, where he developed an intense passion for that type of work. He graduated with the civil engineering degree he set out to pursue, but planted his career in construction and has never looked back.
Now, as president and CEO of Batson-Cook, Randy guides the company’s future by combining the tools of the construction craft he has honed for more than three decades with the relationships he developed during 15 years in management roles within the company. He carries ultimate responsibility for the firm’s strategic planning, business development, preconstruction services and construction operations.
Randy became the sixth president of Batson-Cook in January 2012, and was named CEO the following year. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and general manager of both the West Point and Atlanta regional offices, positions he attained after rising through the ranks in assignments that afforded him a broad range of field and office experience.
In June 2016, Randy became president of the board of directors of Associated General Contractors of Georgia. Throughout his one-year term, he will represent Georgia’s commercial construction industry – from residential builders and general contractors to highway contractors and industry service suppliers. He also sits on the organization’s investment committee and serves as chairman of the AGC Georgia Foundation.
Randy is a member of the executive board of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. He formerly served his alma mater as a member of the Building Science Industry Council, a post he held for 12 years.
In addition, Randy is an active member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), the board of advisors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the board of trustees for Children’s Village at Christian City. He is also a former director of the Columbus (GA) Chamber of Commerce.
Randy and his wife, Janet, are the proud parents of five adult children. He is devoted to health and physical fitness, and his hobbies include cycling and golf. He and his family are loyal followers of the Auburn University football program.