HISTORY OF HALL CONTRACTING
In 1954, Mr. Kenneth Hall bought his first trencher and started digging trenches for the Louisville Gas & Electric Company. Hall Contracting officially became an established business. Hall Contracting grew rapidly expanding into other areas of work including pipe installation, concrete foundations, cross country pipelines, and infrastructure work. With work from clients all over the southeast US, a second regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina opened in 1982. Hall Contracting later expanded with additional offices in Florida and Tennessee. This small company that started with one trencher in 1954 had grown into a bigger company with multiple offices in several states.
In 2000 (with Mr. Hall’s son, Mike Jr., firmly planted in Charlotte) the Hall Contracting operation in Louisville was split from the rest of the company and renamed Hall Contracting of Kentucky. Mike Jr. ran Hall Contracting Corporation based in Charlotte. However, Mr. Hall had all his ownership in Louisville. In 2002, the Board of Directors of Hall Contracting of Kentucky adopted the Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP) to purchase all of Mr. Hall’s stock. In January 2003, Hall Contracting of Kentucky purchased 100% of the company stock with a 10-year loan at National City Bank. The shares of Hall Contracting of Kentucky stock have been distributed to all its employees through the ESOP Trust.
Mr. Hall taught us all about honesty, safety, hard work and caring for others. Our first client in 1954, Louisville Gas &Electric Company, even today remains one of our top five clients. Today we are proudly a 100% employee owned company today.
“Our Employee Owned Company will safely provide high quality, diverse construction services in a professional manner through our merit shop philosophy.”