Founded by Mr. W.C. Batson and Mr. Edmund F. Cook in West Point, Georgia.
Began operations in textile and mill village construction.
JANUARY 10 2008
Batson-Cook became a whollyowned subsidiary of Kajima USA. As is KUSA’s intent, Batson-Cook operates as an independent entity.
550+ Batson-Cook employees
Batson-Cook has been in business for more than 100 years under the same name.
86% Repeat clients in 2022
Consistently ranked in the top 200 contractors in the United States, according to Engineering News-Record.
WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE AND RESULTS.
We care about people, all people; our Batson-Cook colleagues, our clients, and our trade partners. We care about their safety and the positive results from the work that we do together.
WE ARE PASSIONATE.
We believe passion is the fuel that produces excellence and we encourage enthusiastic behavior.
WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
We believe that honesty and integrity are pillars of success and when faced with tough decisions we should always do the right thing.
WE DO WHAT WE SAY WE ARE GOING TO DO.
We embrace accountability and take responsibility for our work.
We take pride in doing what we say we are going to do.
WE BUILD STRONG, LASTING RELATIONSHIPS.
We work hard to develop meaningful relationships through mutual respect.
We appreciate the value of trust and the key role that it plays in successful projects.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, WEST POINT, GA DIVISION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, DALLAS, TX DIVISION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, HEALTHCARE ATLANTA DIVISION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, PRIVATE COMMERCIAL ATLANTA DIVISION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, CHARLOTTE, NC DIVISION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, FLORIDA DIVISION
Batson-Cook’s commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and work began with our founders, W.C. Batson and Edmund Cook. They helped the people of West Point, Georgia rebuild their lives and homes following two natural disasters - a tornado and a ﬂood - which occurred not long after the company was founded in 1915.
Over the ensuing century, the BatsonCook family has honored its founders by being as passionate about giving back as we are about building. We strive to live by our core values of doing the right thing and caring about people. Our employees are leaders in their communities, and our company does not step away from an opportunity to help improve life for those around us.100-Year Anniversary Day of Service, Atlanta, GA
“We strive to make meaningful contributions; and we embrace our company’s civic conscience.”
- Randy Hall, President & CEO
A strong culture of safety is at the foundation of how we protect our Batson-Cook colleagues, our clients, our trade partners, and communities in which we work. We know a concerted eﬀort to protect safety, health, and the environment has a direct eﬀect on the engagement of our workforce and the quality of work we perform.
Batson-Cook’s Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management system follows the following guiding principles:
Visible Leadership Commitment
Safety leadership starts at the top. Our leadership has established the expectation that all BatsonCook employees, as well as our trade partners will perform safe work, and will continuously look for opportunities to improve and apply best practices. They recognize and reinforce employees’ positive behaviors and those individuals that support our safety eﬀorts and expectations.
Our Preconstruction department makes every eﬀort to identify and budget for health and safety resources, as well as identifying proactive systems and technologies. In partnership with our project teams, safety risks are identiﬁed, assessed, and
planned for in advance. Our employees are trained and empowered to engage in health and safety planning; to identify and speak up about hazards in the workplace; and report and learn from unintended events.
Our Safe Start Program is Batson-Cook’s system for on-boarding each trade partner prior to starting work and continues throughout the project. The preparation and various proactive safety meetings allow us to discuss work methods, assess risk, and agree to controls and procedures.
Our operations teams and HSE professionals analyze all unintended or unplanned events whether they result in injury or not. The information learned from these events allows us to identify root causes, as well as opportunities for implementing new technologies, systems, or processes. Lessons are shared within the company and trade partners to continually reﬁne our safety measures.
Batson-Cook believes the more we talk about safety, the more we cultivate a strong, proactive safety culture where our people embrace ownership for the health and safety of themselves and others.
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Everyone at Batson-Cook “owns” safety. Every employee takes safety personally, from being committed to working safely to suggesting ways to continuously improve our safety practices, whether in the ﬁeld or office.
SENIOR CAREAdventist Care Center, Celebration, FL Benton House, Port Orange, FL Rosecastle at Deerwood Memory Care, Jacksonville, FL Thrive at Green Island, Columbus, GA Benton House, Alpharetta, GA
MULTI-FAMILYSeven88 West Midtown, Atlanta, GA The Pearl, Tampa, FL
HOSPITALITYReverb Hotel, Atlanta, GA The Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, GA Omni Mandalay Outdoor Pool & Waterfront Lounge, Irving, TX Hilton Charlotte City Center, Charlotte, NC
EDUCATIONThompson Elementary School, Tampa, FL Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL UnionWest at Creative Village, Orlando, FL
INDUSTRIALCruise Terminal No. 3, Tampa, FL Mitsubishi Power Systems, Pooler, GA Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal Facilities, Tampa, FL GTE Technology Center Utility Plant, Tampa, FL
SPECIALTYNational Infantry Museum, Columbus, GA Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, Charlotte, NC Sweetland Amphitheater at Boyd Park, LaGrange, GA
THE FIRST THING WE BUILD IS THE RELATIONSHIP.