From our inception straight through to today and beyond, we strive to hold firm in our mission, vision, values and principles while embracing an entrepreneurial spirit. It is because of the loyalty of our clients, the vision of our leadership team, and the hard work and expertise of our team members that we are successful.
Gary W. Young
Gary Young founded Young Contracting in 1991. Under his leadership, the company has put in place over $1 Billion of commercial construction. Today, Young Contracting is one of the premier construction companies in the Southeast.
As CEO, Gary oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm. His hands-on approach keeps him connected to current projects and clients as well as internal operations while his passion and visionary spirit leads the team in business development.
Prior to forming Young Contracting, Gary served as President for J. M. Wilkerson Construction Company, Inc. where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, ensuring growth and stability. Before that, he was Vice President at Tribble & Stephens Company where he was responsible for evaluating the construction climate, pursuing new business opportunities and overseeing a team of estimators, project managers and superintendents.
Gary graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in building construction. He has served on the board for the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Affinity Service Group. Gary is a member of Sigma Lambda Chi, the National Scholastic Construction Society, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and AGC.
Randy Thomas serves as President and manages the day-to-day operations of Young Contracting. His responsibilities include the oversight of pre-construction, estimating, project management, marketing and business development. His attention to detail ensures that each project has a strong foundation for an on-time and on-budget delivery.
With nearly four decades of construction experience in retail, office, education, hospitality, and industrial, Randy’s expertise is monumental in delivering quality projects. His real estate acumen and intense focus guarantees a seamless construction process regardless of the project complexity.
Prior to joining Young Contracting, Randy served as Senior Project Estimator at Metric Constructors, Inc. He also held estimator and project manager positions at J. M. Wilkerson Construction Company, Inc. and Tribble & Stephens Company respectively. Randy earned High Honors with a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a member of ICSC.
Rhon Redwine serves as Vice President and manages all aspects of Young Contracting’s Healthcare Division throughout the Southeast. From proposal submission and contract negotiations to quality control and final delivery, he ensures the construction of each clinic aligns with client specifications. Rhon consistently delivers quality healthcare facilities that are built to meet the unique needs of the patients. The firm’s large pool of repeat clients is a testament to Rhon’s client-centric approach.
With nearly three decades of construction experience, Rhon’s expertise includes interior finishing, renovation and build-to-suit development. His breadth of knowledge and focus on customer service keeps projects on track throughout the construction cycle.
Prior to joining Young Contracting in 2004, Rhon was a Project Manager at RP Redwine Co. and served as a Project Manager at Pinkerton and Laws. He earned a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Field Operations
Chris Crews serves as Vice President of Field Operations and is responsible for overall field operations, including quality control, equipment and scheduling for Young Contracting. Chris oversees the daily activities of project superintendents and field personnel and conducts routine site inspections to ensure each project meets or exceeds industry standards and safety regulations.
With over twenty years of experience in retail construction, Chris’ experience includes stand-alone tenant buildings, grocery anchored shopping centers and multiple-story retail projects. His dedication to client satisfaction and expertise in the field is significant to the success of every retail construction at Young Contracting.
Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Chris served as a Superintendent for Beers Construction Company, now known as Skanska. Chris is currently an active member of AGC Georgia and is a 20-time recipient of the Ron Amerson Certificate on Commendation for Safety Excellence Award. In fact, he has received the award annually since 2001.
Chris’ certifications include OSHA 30 Hour, Trenching/Excavation, Fall protection, Steel Erection, Scaffold Safety, GSWCC Level 1A, First Aid & CPR.
Vice President of Field Operations
Brad Smith is Vice President of Field Operations for Young Contracting and oversees all Superintendents and field operations. Brad conducts routine site inspections to ensure each project meets or exceeds our client’s expectations, industry standards, and safety regulations. Brad also serves as our company's Safety Director overseeing our safety program and trainings.
With over three decades of construction experience, Brad’s expertise includes interior finishing, renovations and build-to-suit development. Through his expert leadership and extensive project experience, Brad ensures that all projects remain on schedule and a quality building is delivered to our clients.
Prior to joining Young Contracting in 1996, Brad served as a Superintendent for Barge-Wagener, Inc. Brad was an inaugural recipient of the AGC Ron Amerson Certificate on Commendation for Safety Excellence in 2000 and has received this award annually ever since.
Brad’s industry certifications include OSHA 30 Hour, Trenching/Excavation, Fall protection, Steel Erection, Scaffold Safety, GSWCC Level 1A, First Aid & CPR.