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CHARLOTTE, NC (July 26, 2016) – Batson-Cook Construction is pleased to announce the appointment of Curt Rigney as senior vice president and general manager of its new regional office in Charlotte.

Rigney, a 12-year veteran of Batson-Cook who has worked on several of the firm’s most notable Charlotte projects, including Duke Energy Center, will carry overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all projects managed out of the firm’s local office.  At present, Batson-Cook has four projects under way in Charlotte: Museum Tower Apartments and SkyHouse II in Uptown, The Gibson in Plaza Midwood, and The Element South in Ballantyne.

“Curt has been the face of Batson-Cook in Charlotte since we broke ground on Duke Energy Center in 2007,” said Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook.  “He was the natural choice to lead our new Charlotte office as we expand both our business and community partnerships in the area.” 

Rigney brings more than two decades of solid construction experience to his new role. He has managed projects ranging from $3.5 million to $400 million, and his personal career portfolio tops $1.2 billion.

Before accepting the position in Charlotte, Rigney served as senior vice president and manager of Batson-Cook’s private commercial construction operations in Atlanta.  In that role, he executed the SkyHouse Program – a $1-billion venture to build 17 luxury high-rise apartment buildings in Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Denver within a five-year time-frame.  Prior to that, he was senior project manager for Duke Energy Center, which he considers to be his greatest career accomplishment to date.
Mr. Rigney graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.  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 the Real Estate Advisory Board, and is a member of USGBC of North Carolina.

Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915 in West Point, Georgia, builds a wide range of commercial projects for private development, healthcare, and manufacturing clients throughout the Southeast. Our regional offices are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Tampa, and West Point. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm. We build with passion. We operate with integrity. For more information, please visit








CUMMING, GA (July 21, 2016) – Batson-Cook Construction has ceremonially topped out Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Vertical Addition Project by honoring the on-site construction workers with lunch, giveaways, prizes and words of congratulations.  The hospital, now standing at eight stories, has become the tallest building in Forsyth County.

“We are excited to be celebrating the topping out of what is now the tallest building in the county,” said David Glasscock, project manager for Batson-Cook.  “These construction workers are dedicated to this project and skilled at their trades.  We have reached this milestone because of their hard work, so today is all about them.”

Three floors totaling 77,975 square feet have been added to the existing five-story medical/surgical tower. The sixth floor will house mechanical equipment, and the seventh and eighth levels will each have 32 patient rooms.  Six elevators will be extended to the eighth floor, and a seventh elevator will be added.  Completion of the project, which will cost $30.4 million to construct, is anticipated in late September 2016.

This is Batson-Cook’s fourth vertical expansion at the hospital since 2002, when Northside purchased the facility, originally built by Batson-Cook in 1999, and renamed it Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Batson-Cook has since completed multiple small and large projects on the campus, including vertical additions in 2003, 2010 and 2011.

Architect for the project is Howell Rusk Dodson of Atlanta.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are Batchelor & Kimball of Lithonia, Inglett & Stubbs of Mableton, and Art Plumbing of Smyrna, respectively.







In addition to Glasscock, the Batson-Cook team includes: Ken Flynn, project executive; Spencer Houston, campus superintendent; Britt Shiver and Jonathan Deese, superintendents; Bill Eayre and Ryan Porche, assistant project managers; Chad Davis and Parhum Nankali, office engineers; Chad Davis, Chris Reinhardt and Kyle Stovall, field engineers; Jay Shinall, safety coordinator; Chase Pinkerton, BIM manager; Deigh Frost, construction administrator; and Deb Baratka, estimator.

Batson-Cook, formed in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.