Mission: Building upon a half-century old foundation of:
Respect, Integrity, Faith, & Family
Leading edge safety and service, Innovative, sustainable building solutions, and Unbridled ...
Our Family History
The company and the family we are today all started back in 1925, when Captain J. Roy Pennell founded Pennell & Harley Construction Engineers. He became known as the "Father of the South Carolina highway" and built many of the roads and bridges that still stand in South Carolina today.
As a successful businessman, Roy believed in a strong family and giving back to his community. He gave to a variety of causes and brought up his sons to do the same. Son Richard “Dick” took over the reigns of the company (now Metromont) in 1969 and served as President and CEO until 2005.
Today, Rick Pennell continues the family legacy as President and CEO of Metromont, with six manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Virginia. And instead of roads and bridges, Metromont has become a leader and pioneer in the engineering and manufacturing of precast concrete for schools, office buildings and parking decks to industrial plants and stadiums. We’ve completed more than 50 stadiums, including eight for the NFL, 15 sports arenas and more than 1,000 parking decks.
"The Pennell family has built more than a successful company. They’ve built a family.”
Concrete is boring right? In the words of college football broadcasting icon, Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friend!"
If you would like to know more about what Metromont does and what gets us excited to come to work everyday, watch the video above.
Payne Thomas, Sales & Business Development Manager
Member of the Metromont family since 2012
Joining Metromont as a Design Engineer in 2012, Payne has developed an appreciation for the diverse design features of precast. He worked as Metromont’s onsite engineer for $207 million renovation of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
"Being able to watch it all come together, from the beginning to the end, was a great experience.”
Payne brought all that engineering and design experience with him when he moved into sales. Constantly interacting with architects, engineers, and general contractors, he is able to help them find the best solutions for their projects.
An avid outdoorsman, Payne loves to spend his time hunting, fishing and cheering on his Clemson Tigers.
To be a member of the Metromont team is to be a member of the Metromont family. If you like variety, If you can think on your feet, and If you don’t mind a good challenge, you might just be the next candidate we’re looking for.
I have been working at Metromont full-time (More than 10 years)
Family atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to develop your career..
The construction industry is demanding with a lot of pressure to meet schedules and delivery dates.
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