About Us - Awards

Nothing measures ones accomplishments better than having industry leaders and peers involved in evaluating our performance on completed projects. We are proud of our recent and past awards, and believe they are a true measure of our daily performance.

In 2008, Doug Davidson stood in front of New South Construction Co. Inc. employees and explained that although it appeared the construction industry was going into a downturn, New South was not going to participate. Davidson told his employees: "We're going to come out the other end the same company or better." As other construction companies cut back, New South Construction kept its people busy. They took lower-margin or no-margin projects. Supervisors went from overseeing $20 million projects to $1 million projects. When other firms laid great talent off, New Sout...

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Atlanta Business Chronicle's #1 Best Place To Work

In 2008, Doug Davidson stood in front of New South Construction Co. Inc. employees and explained that although it appeared the construction industry was going into a downturn, New South was not going to participate. Davidson told his employees: "We're going to come out the other end the same company or better." As other construction companies cut back, New South Construction kept its people busy. They took lower-margin or no-margin projects. Supervisors went from overseeing $20 million projects to $1 million projects. When other firms laid great talent off, New South Construction scooped them up. The company didn't lay off a single person.

When the industry bounced back, New South Construction was ready to go. But when other companies began hiring again, New South lost a few employees it wished it hadn't lost. "That hit me hard," Davidson said. He and senior leadership decided to articulate New South's vision.

The result, "Vision 2020: Our Future," spells out New South's six-pronged strategic outlook, and "people" tops the list, followed by values, leadership, growth, profit and legacy. "You have to focus on people," Davidson said. "It's easier to cut employee 808 than it is to cut John." Care about your people, be passionately committed to them and they will treat your clients likewise.

No stranger to Atlanta Business Chronicle's Best Places To Work, New South Construction tops this year's list in the medium employer category.

"[Leadership] has done a tremendous job implementing successful processes and procedures, which have helped create a true culture within the company." noted an employee in a survey take for the Best Places To Work program.

"New South offers both off-site and on-site training and continuing education courses. With two days of paid time off for volunteer work it encourages commitment to the community.

And Davidson continues to call (or text if it falls on a weekend) every employee on his or her birthday, something he's done since he founded New South in 1990. "Simple things," he said, "are a lost art. Like saying, 'Hello in the hall.'"

Employees appreciate the effort. "The top leadership cares about each and every employee as if they were family and shows that appreciation in everything they do," noted another New South employee in the Best Places To Work survey.

Association of General Contractors - Build Georgia Award

  • 2017 - First Place - Northwest Medical Center Renovation
  • 2017 - First Place - Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • 2016 - First Place - Georgia Tech - Glenn & Towers Residence Halls Renovation
  • 2016 - First Place - Mt. Pisgah - New Upper School
  • 2016 - First Place - Center for Puppetry Arts - Jim Henson Addition
  • 2015 - First Place - Georgia State University - CURVE Library
  • 2015 - First Place - Pace Academy - Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School
  • 2015 - First Place - Schuetz Manufacturing Facility
  • 2014 - First Place - Cherokee County Aquatic Center
  • 2014 - First Place - Douglas County ADLEC
  • 2014 - First Place Sustainable - Douglas County ADLEC
  • 2014 - Merit Award - Emory University - Cannon Chapel
  • 2014 - First Place - Hyatt
  • 2014 - First Place - Georgia Tech - Ken Byers Tennis Complex
  • 2014 - First Place Sustainable - Georgia Tech - Ken Byers Tennis Complex
  • 2014 - Merit Award - Pickens County Courthouse
  • 2013 - First Place - Cay Building - U.S. Attorneys Office
  • 2013 - First Place - Georgia State University, Sports Arena- Outdoor Sand Volleyball Courts
  • 2013 - First Place - Delta Community Credit Union - Midtown

ENR - Best Project

  • 2016 - Best Project - Merit Award - Center for Puppetry Arts - Jim Henson Addition
  • 2016 - Best Project - Merit Award - Georgia Tech - Glenn & Towers Residence Halls Renovation
  • 2013 - Office-Retail-Mixed Use - Cay Building - U.S. Attorney's Office

The Brick Industry Association

  • 2013 - Silver Brick in Architecture Award - Riverdale Town Center

American Institute of Architects Georgia

  • 2013 - Merit Design Award - Riverdale New Town Center

Customer Testimonials

"It's difficult to express to you how grateful I am for your leadership and for the dedication of your team. Please know that all of your employee..."

"The construction of the new annex involved many unforeseen issues that were promptly and professionally handled by New South staff."

"The entire New South team, from the highest levels of management down to field personnel, displayed integrity, honesty, and enthusiam throughout ..."

"I just wanted to take a moment to recognize your company for a job well done. We have been very busy this year at Turner Field, and could not hav..."