Chandlee and Sons Construction Company was formed when Seth Chandlee convinced his father, Jim Chandlee, that it was a very good idea to combine their construction expertise into one company. At the time Seth had been in Alpharetta for two years attending school and establishing his reputation and Jim was semi-retired in the country. Seth knew he could learn a lot from his father, who had learned from his father, James Rush Chandlee, and with the formation of Chandlee and Sons the experience of generations came under one roof. Seth named the company Chandlee and Sons not only because he is Jim’s son, but also because Seth’s two brothers, Joshua Chandlee and Richard Chandlee, might one day join the company.
Since the beginning of Chandlee and Sons Construction Company, Seth and Jim have worked together on projects of every description. Their first joint project was the Bethany Bend Village Office Park – a site development and ground-up construction project on Highway 9 in Alpharetta. This project was followed by the tenant finish on a new building in Roswell and three offices in John Weiland’s Braeburn Village in the Milton community of Alpharetta.
Seth and Jim further honed their experience in the unique field of fast-track construction when they worked with the production teams of A& E’s Drill Team and Sell This House: Extreme and Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. This unique experience combined with Seth’s talents enabled him to apply what he learned on projects for clients Miller Zell, Stuffed Burger, CJ’s Talk of the Town, and the Big Sky Buckhead restaurant and bar in north Atlanta.
The company often has multiple projects going on at the same time, so Seth and Jim divide their time and talents to conquer. Seth under took the complicated demolition and build-out of Ladybird Mess Hall and Music Grove in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta and the Alter Ego Salon in Alpharetta, while Jim applied his talents to the design/build of the Ultimate Beauty Salon and the Silver Dollar Pawn build-out in Roswell, along with the white box finishes of eight suites at Town Brookhaven. This process continued with the demolition and construction on Basil’s Restaurant, the design/build of the Tuesday Morning stores and more.
To enable the company to grow further in 2015 Seth brought on board two very qualified senior project managers, Carey Hughes and Ken Rybnikar, to take on the fulltime daily management of various projects. They were soon joined by Chuck Fatheree, Michael McCall, and Jim Beggs. Todd McDouglad also joined the firm as the Vice President of Operations to stream line procedures and operations which he did quickly. Richard Chandlee joined the company in 2016 and, in March, Joshua Chandlee was killed in California. Earlier he worked with the company for a brief year after moving from the Athens, Georgia area. Joshua fulfilled his plan in 2014 when he and Seth had a road trip to move Joshua to the Los Angeles area. Joshua’s presence is seen throughout the Chandlee offices.
In 2018 the Chandlee companies further expanded under the umbrella of Chandlee Holdings, LLC., Todd assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer and Seth ascended to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Nick Shugrue joined us as a Project Manager, Mary Chandlee and Bailey Kirchner were hired as our Project Administrators, Richard Chandlee moved from Chandlee Electric to a supervisor’s position with Chandlee and Sons, Leigh Burley moved to estimating, and longtime employees, Hector Franco and Chad Crane were promoted – Hector to Project Manager and Chad Crane to Estimating. A year later, Courtney Tucker came on board as Controller and head of Human Resources, Ron Stewart accepted the position of Manager of Estimating and Warren Phillips joined our Project Managers. Tina Drake, Office Manager for Chandlee Electric, expanded her responsibilities to Office Manager over Chandlee and Sons and Chandlee Rental, a Chandlee LLC that provides service equipment from hand tools to lifts to trucks and trailers to both companies. Denny Hahn, who has managed our warehouse inventory expanded his responsibilities as an inspector for our Enterprise projects and as the delivery driver for Chandlee Rental.
Chandlee and Sons Construction Company offers the convenience of design/build construction to their clients. Seth expanded this service to include a team of architects, engineers and designers. Clients benefit tremendously from this service in both time and expense as they see their project evolve from concept to completion under the same team of professionals.
Therefore, no matter what type of construction your project requires – whether demolition and ground-up, design and build, shell and core, grading and utility, commercial remodel or renovation, interior build-out, industrial or site development, Chandlee and Sons Construction Company is ready to discuss the details with you and provide a quotation at no cost. Our team can take your project from the ideas in your head to the presentation of the Certificate of Occupancy and your keys. Our firm is in north Fulton County, Alpharetta, serving the northern half of the state of Georgia.