HHE3-3288-2Richard Huskey
President

Richard has been with Southern Constructors since 1989 and has been President since 1995. He has over 27 years of construction experience. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Throughout his career he has had some notable projects that include:

  • Gay Street Streetscapes
  • Lower Second Creek Site Improvements
  • Sevier County TDOT Bridge Repair
  • Anderson County TDOT Bridge Repair
  • UT Hess Hall Shower Renovations
  • UT Hospital Laundry Facility Expansion
  • UT Hospital Emergency Generator Building
  • UT Hospital Surgery Suite Renovations
  • UT Hospital Elevator
  • Blount County TDOT Bridge Deck Replacement
  • Carter County TDOT Bridge Repair
  • Maryville Pedestrian Bridge

Richard is certified in CPR/First Aid, TDOT Flagger Training, and Tennessee Erosion and Sediment Control ESPC – Level 1.

Outside of the office Richard is an active member and Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee for First Baptist Church in Sevierville Tennessee and is a member of Gatlinburg Country Club. Richard is on the board of Sevier County Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He serves as President of Associated General Contractors, Knoxville Branch for term years of 2010-2011.


HHE3-3335-2Todd Butler, P.E.
Vice President/Project Manger

Todd has been with Southern Constructors for over 14 years and has been the Vice President since 2008. He has over 20 years of construction experience. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While working on his degree he worked 30-40 hours per week.

Some notable projects that Todd has worked on throughout his career are:

  • Cocke County TDOT Bridge Repair
  • Blount, Loudon, Roane Counties Whitetopping Roadway Enhancements
  • KUB Eastbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
  • KUB Chlorine System Improvements
  • Ridgeview Elementary School Addition
  • Grainger County Bridges Rehabilitation
  • UT Shower Renovation
  • UT Hess Hall Renovation
  • UT Lady Vols Softball Stadium
  • UT Clement Hall, Phase 2 Renovation
  • UT Glocker Interior Demolition

In 2001 Todd received his Professional Engineering License. Throughout Todd’s career he has received LEED AP accredited, Tennessee Erosion and Sediment Control ESPC – Level 1 & 2, CPR/First Aid Certification and TDOT Flagger Training. In his spare time he is a member of the Associated General Contractors Knoxville Branch and is an active member at First Baptist Church in Morristown.


HHE3-3291-2Clark Cooper
Vice President/Project Manager

Clark has been at Southern Constructors since 1996 and has been the Vice President since 2008. He has over 27 years of construction experience. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction and a Minor in Soils and Structure from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville while working 20-30 hours a week.

Highlights of Clark’s career are:

  • Crossville WWTP – Phase 2
  • Melton Hall Sludge Lagoon Expansion
  • Pigeon Forge Waste Water Treatment Plant Repairs
  • Mark B. Whitaker Water Treatment Plant Improvements
  • Greeneville Water Treatment Expansion
  • Gatlinburg Waste Water Treatment Plant Tank Failure Repairs
  • Huntsville Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Oak Ridge Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Knoxville Utilities Board Pump Stations
  • Tennessee Department of Tennessee Rest Areas and Bridge Repair

During his professional career he has accomplished certification from Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control EPSC – Level 1 and Engineer in Training Certificate


HHE3-3315-2Sue Caldwell
Secretary/Treasurer

Sue has been at Southern Constructors for over 23 years and has been Secretary/Treasurer since 1990. She also functions as the company’s CFO and Risk Manager. Sue received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Public Heath and Safety Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Throughout Sue’s career she has accomplished: OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer, TDOT Flagger Training, Title VI EEO Coordinator Training, Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control ESPC – Level 1, EPA Lead Certified Renovator, and CPR/First Aid Certification.

On behalf of Southern Constructors, Inc., she has submitted information to the Grading and Excavating National magazine with an article regarding our company appearing in their magazine. SCI received an honorable mention on a written presentation submitted to the National Convention of the International Risk Management Institute (IRMS) and the State and National Construction Safety Excellence Award awarded by Associated General Contractors of Tennessee and AGC of America.

She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Associated General Contractors, Knoxville Branch.


HHE3-3327-2Mike McGaugh
Project Manager/Estimator

Mike has been with Southern Constructors since 2009 and has over 19 years of construction experience. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education/Training from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Some notable projects that Mike has worked on are:

  • Knoxville Utilities Board- Kuwahee Intermediate Pump Building
  • UT Steam Plant Boiler Addition
  • UT Neyland Stadium West Skybox
  • Phase 1, Wal-Mart Supercenter – Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter – Columbia, South Carolina
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Defenses Depot, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter – Bonsack, Virginia
  • Caterpillar Plant Morganton, North Carolina
  • SMI Joist Plant Addition, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Oak Ridge Central Service Complex
  • Manufacturing Science Nuclear Waste Facility – Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Sam’s Club – Richmond, Virginia
  • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Addition, Abington, Virginia

Throughout his professional career he has accomplished LEED AP Accredited, CPR/First Aid Certification, OSHA Ten Hour Training, and USEPA Approved SWAPPP Professional.

In Mike’s free time he is a member of the Associated General Contractors Knoxville Branch, is one of the founding members of the Knoxville Business Group, and has participated in the Amaché program of Knoxville.


Wes-CarpentersmallWes Carpenter

Wes has been with Southern Constructors since 2014 and has over 15 years of construction experience. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Some notable projects that Wes has worked on are:

  • City of Knoxville – Westland Drive Drainage & Bridge Improvements
  • City of Knoxville – Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Phase 1 and Phase 2
  • Knoxville Utilities Board – Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes Utility Relocations Phase 1 and 2
  • Nashville Sounds Ballpark – Nashville, TN
  • Music City Center – Nashville, TN
  • White Bridge Road/Robertson Road Interchange – Nashville, TN
  • Hill Center at Nashville West – Nashville, TN
  • Nashville Shores Lazy River and Wave Pool Addition – Nashville, TN
  • Nissan North America Singer Road Addition – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nissan North America Decherd Clip Press – Decherd, TN
  • Nissan North America Decherd Aluminum Press – Smyrna, TN
  • Wirtgen America Training Center Addition – Nashville, TN

CPR/First Aid Certification, OSHA Ten Hour Training, TDEC Level 1 EPSC, Roadway Flagger Training


Tim-HortonsmallTim Horton

Tim has been with Southern Constructors since 2014 and has 5 years of construction experience. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Some notable projects that Tim has worked on are:

  • City of Knoxville – Ft. Sanders Sidewalk Improvements
  • Knox County Hardin Valley Intersections
  • University of Tennessee 11th Street Pedestrian Bridge Repainting and Repair
  • University of Tennessee Humanities HVAC Improvements Phase IV
  • Knoxville Utilities Board-Kuwahee Waste Water Treatment Plant Fence and Gates
  • Project Engineer under directions of Project Managers
  • Knoxville Utilities Board –Kuwahee Waste Water Treatment Plant Water Systems Upgrades
  • Knoxville Utilities Board –Kuwahee Waste Water Treatment Plant Grit Conveyor
  • City of Sevierville-McCroskey Island Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion
  • Various Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate resurfacing projects in East Tennessee

CPR/First Aid Certification, OSHA Ten Hour Training, TDEC Level 1 EPSC, Roadway Flagger Training, Excavation Competent Person Training, Associated General Contractors Supervisory Training Program Unit 8 Managing the Project-The Supervisor’s Role, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Pervious Concrete Technician, Associated General Contractors Forklift Operator Training