ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 13: Cory Lee, Martin Concrete Construction; Nathan Johns, MendenFreiman, LLP; and Eric Cooley, Strack Inc.
Martin Concrete President Cory Lee joins host Bill McDermott to discuss his company and their “best place to work” awards. Nathan Johns also joined the show to discuss maximizing the value of a business in a sale, while Eric Cooley shared Strack’s three generation track record as a successful family business. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is produced and broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Cory Lee, President, Martin Concrete Construction, Inc.
Martin Concrete Construction Inc. is a large concrete subcontractor specializing in commercial and industrial construction. They have historically performed a high volume in data centers and distribution. Tilt wall is the main product line for Martin. They own and operate a fleet of cranes in Full Tilt Crane services and two ready mix plants with 16 ready mix trucks in MC Ready Mix. because of this, Martin is uniquely positioned to take care of the increased demand in e commerce.
Martin also performs commercial concrete structures and manufacturing facilities as a part of their portfolio. Martin has always kept the customer and quality among the top of their priorities. Relationships drive their business and is evidenced in the 85% repeat business they perform.
Being named the Best Place to Work in 2019 by the Atlanta Business Chronical for large companies in Atlanta was a humbling and proud achievement. Being named a finalist for 2020 is on the top of their list of achievements for this year.
Nathan Johns, Partner, MendenFreiman, LLP
Eric Cooley, CFO, Strack Inc.
Since its humble beginning in 1948, Strack, Inc. has grown into one of the largest full sitework contractors in the Atlanta metroplex area. Strack provides grading and earthwork services, installs water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure and delivers trenchless boring & tunneling solutions for projects throughout the Southeastern United States.
Today, the Strack team is comprised of more than 400 employees operating over 300 heavy-equipment pieces. With safety as the foundation, Strack focuses on quality and responsible stewardship of time and resources to significantly reduce construction time and increase clients’ return on investment. Expert leadership, along with unmatched experience and resources, has allowed Strack to maximize productivity and project efficiency across a broad scope of market segments including single and multi-family residential, industrial, warehouse, mixed-use, education, landfill and rail.
Eric Cooley joined Strack as Chief Financial Officer in June 2019. With 20 years of construction related finance and leadership experience, Eric was brought in to partner with the executive team and lead the accounting, finance, cash management, project management, HR and IT functions.
About “ProfitSense” and Your Host, Bill McDermott
“ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” dives in to the stories behind some of Atlanta’s successful businesses and business owners and the professionals that advise them. This show helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community and their profession. The Show is presented by McDermott Financial Solutions. McDermott Financial helps business owners improve cash flow and profitability, find financing, break through barriers to expansion and financially prepare to exit their business. The show archive can be found at profitsenseradio.com.
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling and gardening.