Posted On: December 16, 2019
GULFPORT, MS – AnderCorp, a construction and development company founded by a family with deep roots to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has officially opened its downtown Gulfport office.
AnderCorp, formed by construction industry executive Roy Anderson III, is in the historic Hatten Building at 1404 24th Avenue.
Anderson serves as Chairman and CEO of AnderCorp. He previously held the similar position at Roy Anderson Corp – started by his late father, Roy Anderson, Jr, in his hometown of Gulfport in 1955. Anderson helped grow RAC into one of the largest and most respected commercial contractors in the Southeast.
Anderson began his career in construction in 1982 and subsequently played a role in two of the Gulf Coast’s most impactful economic events: the growth and construction of dockside/inshore gaming and hospitality facilities and the rebuild following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Anderson led RAC’s additional growth and regional footprint by acquiring Harrell Construction Group in Jackson in 2003 and Brice Building Corp in Birmingham and New Orleans in 2010. RAC was acquired by a publicly traded company, Tutor Perini (NYSE/TPC) in 2011 and Anderson remained President and CEO of RAC until December 2017.
AnderCorp’s core business includes general construction, construction management, design-build services and the development of select projects. “We are excited about the opportunities ahead,” said Anderson. AnderCorp is currently providing preconstruction services on several projects from the MS Gulf Coast to North Carolina.
Anderson said several reasons played into the decision to start AnderCorp, formed with his son Roy Anderson IV, who serves as Vice President.
“First, I enjoy working and making strategic decisions that hopefully will make an impact and lead to the future growth of AnderCorp and the advancement of its employees,” said Anderson. “That is basically what I have done for 36 years, and I have some things I still want to accomplish.
“Our goal is to make a positive economic impact and to help contribute to our community in making the Mississippi Gulf Coast a better place for future generations. I feel the Mississippi Gulf Coast has unlimited potential, and we want to be involved in building and creating exciting quality projects that will facilitate the coast’s growth. Also, AnderCorp provides an avenue to continue working with my son, Roy IV – just as I did with my father – and that is tremendously rewarding.”
“The final reason, however, is maintaining the relationships we have built with present and past customers through the years and knowing we could provide them with exceptional value and professional construction services.”
AnderCorp occupies the third floor of the Hatten Building, an art deco structure built in 1940 that once housed the Union Bus Station. The space has been renovated with exposed ceilings resulting in a “warehouse” feel and glass interior walls and doors providing plenty of sunlight.
“It’s a special feeling being headquartered in downtown Gulfport. Our downtown is growing, and we’re proud to be a part of it, said Roy Anderson IV. “We spent several weeks exploring office space options with the goal of establishing ourselves in downtown Gulfport. After selecting the Hatten Building, we did a complete interior build out of the third floor. It was important we designed our office to reflect the culture we are establishing; we feel our office is direct reflection of that.”
Roy Anderson IV has spent nine years in the construction industry following his graduation from the University of Mississippi, where he received a BBA in Managerial Finance. His work experience includes construction management tenures in New York, New Orleans, Alabama, and MS Gulf Coast.
The company initially plans to focus on projects within a geographic footprint spanning throughout Mississippi and from New Orleans to Northwest Florida, in the hospitality, gaming, healthcare, retail, higher education and government/Federal sectors.
Other key members of AnderCorp’s management team include Chief Financial Officer Mike Penny, Director of Operations Steven Moore and Director of Preconstruction Wallace Goodman.
For more information please visit www.andercorp.com or contact the company at 228.678.7070