City Grill

Skip BurksSkip Burks
Executive Director
AGC West Tennessee Branch

Contracts for future work may be declining, but not current construction activity. “The Memphis construction market is robust with several major projects underway or in the planning stages,” Burks says. “By all accounts, the market is stronger in 2017 than in 2016, with all indications pointing to a better 2018.” A “large amount” of infrastructure work—plus an expansion at Methodist Hospital, downtown revitalization and FedEx projects—is driving activity. “We expect continued growth in the local construction market through 2020,” he says.

Firm in Focus

Chris Woods Construction
8068 U.S. Hwy. 70, Memphis
President: Chris Woods
Founded: 1985
Express Delivery: The firm was awarded a $7.5-million contract by FedEx Express to renovate its flight simulator building and its former administration building and vehicle service facility.