Fred J. (Jule) Smith, III

Fred J. (Jule) Smith, III

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Smith has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2021 and as a member of our Board since November 2021. Before that, Mr. Smith served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2020 to March 2021 and as a Senior Vice President of the Company since 2017. Until October 2020, Mr. Smith also served in various management roles for FSC II, LLC, our North Carolina subsidiary, since 2005, including as its President from 2009 to 2020. Before joining FSC, Mr. Smith served as Chief Operating Officer of Fred Smith Construction, Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, he held various other positions within Fred Smith Construction, Inc. and also served in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Smith received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest University.

Alan Palmer

Alan Palmer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Palmer is a founder of Construction Partners and has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2006. A founder of Construction Partners, Mr. Palmer assumed his current position as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Construction Partners, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Couch Construction and Superfos Construction U.S. Mr. Palmer has been principally involved in the acquisition and integration of approximately 50 companies during his time with Superfos Construction U.S. and Construction Partners. A Certified Public Accountant since 1975, Mr. Palmer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Auburn University.

Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong

Senior Vice President

Mr. Armstrong has more than 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2002, he was Area Manager over the Columbus, Georgia division of Ashland Paving and Construction, Inc. Prior to that, he was Area Manager over the Columbus, Georgia division of Superfos. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Ryan Brooks

Ryan Brooks

Senior Vice President, Legal

Mr. Brooks has served as our Senior Vice President, Legal, since 2018. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Brooks practiced law at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama, where he represented both public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and regulatory compliance. Mr. Brooks holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

Bob Flowers

Bob Flowers

Senior Vice President

Mr. Flowers has more than 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Estimating and Construction for Barlovento, LLC, a general contractor performing civil and commercial construction throughout the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Flowers was the Georgia Division President of Superfos.

John Harper

John Harper

Senior Vice President

Mr. Harper has more than 30 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining Construction Partners in 2002, he held several positions of increasing responsibility within Wiregrass Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Construction Partners, serving as Vice President of Estimating/Project Management and, most recently, President. An active member of several state and national highway construction organizations, Mr. Harper has previously served as Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Mr. Harper received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University.

John Walker

John Walker

Senior Vice President

Mr. Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining Construction Partners in 2009, he was a Regional Vice President at Oldcastle Materials, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Alabama Platform President of Superfos. Mr. Walker is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.