Roy Anderson Corporation
In 1955, Roy Anderson Jr. started a construction firm based on hard work, dedication, performance, and the philosophy that if you stay dedicated, you can produce work that lasts. He created this company to bring high quality construction to the Gulf Coast. Fifty-five years later, his son, Roy Anderson III, continues to uphold his father’s beliefs and values while building and guiding the company to even greater success. Because of this hard work, they are recognized as one of the south’s premier construction firms. Roy Anderson Corp is propelled toward success by a staff of skilled, professional construction specialist. The quality of the company’s employees guarantees the continued excellent performance that has been the hallmark of Roy Anderson Corp for decades.
With approximately 325 employees, Roy Anderson Corp is a leader in their industry. For the past 3 years the company was named the “Best Place to Work” by the Mississippi Business Journal, and in 2009 they were voted the "Best AEC Firm to Work For" by Building Design+Construction Magazine. For efforts to promote equal employment opportunities, Roy Anderson Corp was recognized by the United States Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) by being selected to receive the Department of Labor's Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award to acknowledge innovative workplace programs and initiatives that increase equal employment opportunity for the American workforce. They are also recipients of the ABC Workforce Development Award, numerous Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Awards for Safety, National and State Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Awards, and Engineering News Record ranked them 137 of the top 400 contractors.
Roy Anderson Corp, in association with the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Mississippi Procurement Center, hosted the Model Contractor Development Program on the Gulf Coast beginning September 2007, another session beginning October 2008, and again in October 2009. This ten-week program is offered free of charge and instructed by volunteers from RAC and other business professionals. It is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their bonding capacity and help them take advantage of the ongoing construction opportunities in Mississippi. RAC has committed to once again host this program in 2010. In 2008, the seminar was offered via video webcast to a region in the state that would not have otherwise benefited from a program such as this. RAC was recognized by Governor Haley Barbour for a true commitment to the community and the State of Mississippi.
Dedicated to strength and stability within their community, the Roy Anderson Corp paired up in 2006 with the ABC-TV show Extreme Home Makeover to construct the Hurricane Katrina Memorial in Biloxi, MS. It took around 130 employees 5 days to construct the granite wall. Standing 12 feet in the air, the granite wall represents the tidal surge that occurred in Biloxi. At the base of this wall is a glass case filled with keepsakes donated by Katrina survivors.
With thousands of projects in their extensive resume, currently the Roy Anderson Corporation has ongoing projects with the MS Coast Coliseum, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, George E. Ohr Museum, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Keesler Air Force Base, the city of Gulfport, and the US Army Corp of Engineers.