Spotlight: Hoos Ali

Spotlight: Hoos Ali If you’ve worked with Hoos Ali, superintendent in Savannah, GA then you know this about him: he’s genuine, honest, energetic, and a great storyteller. He had an interesting analogy for his favorite fundamental (No. 1, Act with Integrity). “When I was in school, a professor gave us 20 items and asked which one was the most valuable. One of the things was electricity—and none of the other ‘very valuable’ objects would run without it. That’s how I think of integrity—nothing works without it.” How did Hoos come to be in heavy civil construction? “In high school I [...]

By |2022-01-27T15:00:24+00:00January 27th, 2022|News, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Hoos Ali

Spotlight: Becky Smith

“My favorite fundamental is number 21--Think Team. An individual can never accomplish everything by themselves, but if we work as a team we can accomplish a lot.” Becky Smith, Equipment Administrator, definitely lives this fundamental in particular. Ask for help from Becky, and you’ll get it. Becky is a positive person. “I stay true to myself. I don’t let others influence or talk me into doing things I don’t want to do.” No matter what’s going on with Becky, she wakes up on the right side of the bed every morning, maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. She is imaginative [...]

By |2021-11-10T15:05:16+00:00November 10th, 2021|News, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Becky Smith

Spotlight: Charlie Murren IV

September 1st marks 21 years that Charlie Murren IV has worked at the company. Charlie (fondly known as ‘C4’ to his colleagues) has experienced many positions over the years. Coming in as a laborer digging ditches, during that time he also learned about surveying and he learned to operate equipment (he’s always a top contender in an always very close contest of Egg Pick Up, sometimes taking home the gold medal.). He has worked in IT and project management, in the meantime gaining his master’s in business at UGA. He also worked in division management. Today, Charlie is heading up [...]

By |2021-09-28T12:33:25+00:00September 28th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Charlie Murren IV

Spotlight: Freeman Cosby

When you see a big yellow and white (extremely well-cared for) 2020 Kenworth rig, hauling a huge piece of equipment, and driving onto your jobsite, that’ll be Freeman Cosby. Freeman has been hauling equipment at C.A. Murren for 16 years this month, and he is one of the safest drivers on the road. “He’s extremely safety conscious,” says a teammate, “he’s continually thinking at least one step ahead.” Who is Freeman? Freeman is a traveler, a treasure hunter, a protector, a worker, an influencer, an adventurer. He’s a husband to his wife Trenesa, whom he married in 1997, and a [...]

By |2021-08-19T14:28:28+00:00August 19th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Freeman Cosby

Spotlight: Justin Mossinger

“I was working at a grading company in 2016 and C.A. Murren had a job through the woods. Another guy came over to Murren and told me about it, so I went to talk to the foreman on site. They sent my number to C3, I came and ran some equipment, and…” …and the rest is history, as the saying goes. Today, Justin is one of our top grading foreman, working in the Atlanta area. You won’t see any crew members in a hurry to leave his team. What’s the pull? Justin is a strong leader. He is always concerned [...]

By |2021-08-06T14:51:56+00:00August 6th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Justin Mossinger

Spotlight: Jared Peoples

If you’ve ever worked with or gotten to know Jared Peoples over the last two years, then you know Jared doesn’t waste words. He says what he intends to say and nothing else. This ability to speak leanly can be intimidating in a world where senseless chatter runs rampant, but we at C.A. Murren find it to be refreshing and genuine to say the least. Jared is a meticulous person who thrives on routine. He likes to keep his area clean because its peaceful. He enjoys playing basketball at the gym, and video games on Saturdays with his long-time buddies [...]

By |2021-07-30T12:58:26+00:00July 30th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Jared Peoples

Spotlight: Evan Pope

Evan Pope’s story has been a test of strength. “I was working at Plant Branch in Milledgeville when it was still operational. In 2009, just after my 2-year anniversary, one of our ash hoppers had clogged and had to be opened up. When I did that, all the ash poured out onto the floor…the ash was between 800 and 1000 degrees. It melted my boot when it made contact. While one of my teammates went to get the proper PPE so we could free the air line, the temperature had risen 40 degrees in 10 minutes. By the time I [...]

By |2021-07-28T14:58:43+00:00July 28th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Evan Pope

Dale Carnegie

“Hi, I am Charlie Murren and I am living an intentional life!” Congratulations to Charlie Murren IV on his @dalecarnegie graduation on July 15th. We are so proud of your hard work and level of commitment to your career and to the team! #dalecarnegie #liveintentionally #murrenway #workonyourself #honorcommitments

By |2021-07-22T14:38:05+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Dale Carnegie

Spotlight: Andrew Culpepper

It was a hot July Monday in 2016 when Andrew Culpepper arrived at the Grayson office as a Project Manager. At the time we were involved in some residential work in Gwinnett County, and Andrew came in mid-project. It’s not every day that you get to work with someone like Andrew Culpepper. You can always count on Andrew to take on any task with enthusiasm and vigor. He’s a solid team player and has a resilience matched only by his loyalty and commitment. Andrew is the type of person who works incredibly hard, puts his whole self into whatever he [...]

By |2021-07-15T15:28:24+00:00July 15th, 2021|Blog, Spotlight|Comments Off on Spotlight: Andrew Culpepper