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Palmetto Corp Team – A Leading South Carolina Construction Company

The Palmetto Corp staff and crews are part of the best South Carolina construction company. Many of our employees have been with us for over 10 years, and those that are newer hires come to us with years of experience in the field. With over 465 employees, we are one of the largest private employers in Horry County. Our management staff is listed below.


Shawn Godwin

Shawn Godwin

President & Owner
Shawn Godwin joined Palmetto Corp in 1994 after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Owner-Managed Management. He learned the ins and outs of the company and the construction industry from his father Marshall and grandfather Mack. Under Shawn’s leadership, Palmetto Corp has evolved from a small paving company to a diversified complete site development company.


Craig Berkey

Chief Financial Officer
Craig Berkey joined Palmetto Corp in 2007 and became CFO in 2011. Prior to joining the company, Craig oversaw the Operational and P&L departments for AVX Corporation for 25 years. He holds a degree in Ceramic Science and Engineering from Penn State University. Craig manages all financial aspects of the Palmetto Corp and has worked with Mr. Godwin to help diversify and expand the company.

Rusty Faulk

Rusty Faulk

Sales/Project Manager
Rusty Faulk has over 45 years of experience in the construction business. Rusty has been with Palmetto Corp since its founding in 1987. Prior to that, he worked for Palmetto Paving and Godwin Construction Company. During his career, Rusty has worked his way from truck driver to the Coastal Area Manager. Rusty now serves in the Commercial Division as a Project Manager. His primary goal is to bring in new work and manage those projects from inception through completion. 

Kenneth A. (Ken) Atkinson, Jr.

Kenneth A. (Ken) Atkinson, Jr.

VP of Estimating
Ken Atkinson has an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Sumter Technical College and has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. After his 14-year tenure at SCDOT, Ken advanced from Area Manager to Division Vice President of APAC (Ashland) and retired from the company after 23 years. As the Vice President of Estimating and Project Management at Palmetto Corp, he is responsible for securing and managing the construction of all asphalt paving and grading projects. Ken’s major project experience includes, but is not limited to, the construction of the Conway Bypass (SC 22) and Phases I and II of the Carolina Bays Parkway in Horry County.

Lindsay Wallace

Lindsay Wallace

Safety Director and Production Analyst
Lindsay Wallace is the Safety Director and Production Analyst for Palmetto Corp. Her primary responsibility at Palmetto Corp is to ensure that safety protocol is being followed by every member of the Palmetto Corp team. Lindsay also serves as the liaison between the company’s estimating department and project managers to ensure that every job is completed correctly, on time, and on budget. Prior to joining Palmetto Corp, Lindsay was a transportation planner for the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a master’s degree in Community Planning, both from Auburn University.


Bobby Friar

Pee Dee Area Manager
As the Pee Dee Area Manager, Bobby Friar oversees all of Palmetto Corp’s projects in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. Bobby has over 30 years of experience managing major complete site development projects. His past professional experience includes jobs with Site Concepts, Inc., Weaver Company, Site Group, Inc., and G & P, Inc. Some of Bobby’s complete site development project experience includes Cameron Village, Country Lakes and Windsor Forest developments, Georgetown and Conway Wal-Marts, and the McLeod Medical Center in Florence.

 Eric Faulk

Eric Faulk

Director of Operations
Eric Faulk holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the College of Charleston and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He worked for Palmetto Corp part time in high school and college and joined the team full time after graduating from college. Eric overseen the company’s four Plants and Research and Design Laboratories  for several years before becoming the Director of Operations. 

Shane Gibbs

Shane Gibbs

VP of Concrete
Shane Gibbs joined Palmetto Corp in 2005, and oversees the company’s concrete division. Prior to joining Palmetto Corp, Shane worked for Benton Concrete and APAC Ready Mix. During his employment at Palmetto Corp, has completed the ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician, ACI Testing Level 1, SCDOT Level 1 and Level 2 Field Inspector Certifications, and NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician courses.

Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee

Coastal Area Manager
Shawn Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and has been working for Palmetto Corp for over 20 years. Shawn manages all projects in the coastal region. His primary role is to oversee all operations in the Coastal Area and to ensure that every job, regardless of size, is completed efficiently and to each customer’s satisfaction.

Matt Cherry

Matt Cherry

VP Trucking Division
Matt Cherry has been with Palmetto Corp for six years. A Conway native, Matt started at Palmetto Corp in the Traffic Control Division. He was named Traffic Control Supervisor in October 2010, and in July 2011 he accepted his current position as VP of Trucking. Matt helps the daily operations of the company run smoothly by assigning each truck a job location and making sure every crew has the right amount of material on site when they need it.


Trev Howard

Midlands Area Grading Manager
Trev Howard has worked for Palmetto Corp for ten years. He started with us as a superintendent over a grading grew and is now Grading Manager for the Midlands Region. Trev has over 30 years of experience in construction.


Chad Smith

General Services Manager
Chad Smith joined Palmetto Corp in 2014, bringing with him over 21 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining our team, Chad worked for Boggs construction. Chad is the General Services Manager in charge of all milling, concrete, reclamation and traffic control operations at Palmetto Corp.


Justin Farnum

Midlands Area Manager
Justin Farnum joined the Palmetto Corp team in 2013 and is a project manager for SCDOT jobs in the Florence and Sumter areas. He has 12 years of experience in the industry, including managing complete site development jobs for various counties and the SCDOT.


Mark Scott

Project Manager – Reclamation and Erosion Divisions
Mark Scott joined Palmetto Corp in 2015 as project manager for our reclamation division. A graduate of Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Mark spent the majority of his career (28 years) working for Ashmore Brothers in Greenville, SC. Mark has managed multiple asphalt emulsion and cement reclamation projects for the private and public sectors.


Randy Calhoun

Coastal Area Grading Manager
Randy Calhoun, aka “Rooster”, has been with Palmetto Corp his entire professional career of 18 years. He started as a grading supervisor and is now the Grading Area Manager for the Coastal Area. He holds certification in traffic control, OSHA training, septic, and erosion control.

Elaine Brevko

Elaine Brevko

Elaine Brevko has been with Palmetto Corp for ten years. Prior to joining Palmetto Corp, Elaine worked as a Controller for Shea Homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. Elaine brings 25 years of accounting and human resources experience to the Palmetto Corp team. Her favorite motto is, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”


Director of Human Resources and EEO Officer

Kim Weaver joined Palmetto Corp in 2015 as the Human Resource Manager and EEO Officer. She is responsible for new hire orientation, employee benefits, writing and enforcing company policies, implementing human resources programs and solving performance problems. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from West Virginia University. Kim came to Palmetto Corp with over 12 years of experience in the architectural/engineering field.


Wade Kennard

Safety and Environmental Coordinator
Wade Kennard joined Palmetto Corp in January 2012 and brings 17 years of experience to the team. Wade is responsible for safety and environmental training and enforcement. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Master Certificate of Project Management from Villanova and an Estimating Commercial Buildings Certificate from the Construction Estimating Institute. Prior to joining Palmetto Corp, he worked for Main Street Building Company, Centex Homes, and Northern Construction, Inc.

Alen Leggett

Alen Leggett

Pee Dee Paving Project Manager

Alen came on with Palmetto Corp in 2017 as a Project Manager overseeing DOT projects. Alen holds over 21 years of experience in the paving industry ranging from Operator, Foreman, to Project Manager. He worked with APAC and Barnhill Contracting in North Carolina before joining the Palmetto Corp team.

Mike Grammas

Mike Grammas

IT Manager

Mike Grammas is Palmetto Corp’s IT/IS Administrator. He is responsible for supporting all of the company’s computer/telecommunication hardware and software. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and has 30 years’ experience in that field. Prior to moving to SC, he spent 18 years at Loyola University Health System, in Maywood, IL.


Barry Suggs, P.L.S.

Survey Division Manager

Barry is an accomplished Land Surveying Leader with more than 24 years of experience. His experience includes successful project management of twelve land surveying crews on jobs ranging from individual projects to multi-million-dollar state funded jobs throughout North and South Carolina. Barry is a registered Professional Land Surveyor in both South Carolina and North Carolina. His passion is construction which suites him well to be a part of the Palmetto Corp team. 


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Palmetto Corp is a fully integrated complete site development and construction company serving central and eastern South Carolina for over 25 years. Services include but are not limited to: asphalt paving and maintenance, concrete, grading, sealcoating, trucking, crushing, and reclamation. Palmetto Corp is a local, established company with three asphalt plants statewide and over 450 employees. Now in our third generation of ownership, we are dedicated to continuing a legacy of greatness. Our people, core values, and our customers make all of this possible.

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