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Russell Springs, KY - Branscum Construction Company, Inc., a leader in the Kentucky construction industry for 40 years, is pleased to announce the promotions of two well-deserving individuals: Josh Branscum and Jonathan Smith.  Josh Branscum has been named Executive Vice President and Jonathan Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.

Josh BranscumJosh Branscum has grown up in the company watching his father Stephen Branscum start and nurture the family construction business.  Branscum began his career with Branscum Construction Company on the Russell Springs Elementary School project as a laborer, working and learning under the direction of Branscum's Senior Superintendents.  He continued working in the field while he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication at Georgetown College ('05) and Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management at Eastern Kentucky University ('07). After graduation, Branscum joined Branscum Construction's MED (Marketing, Estimating & Design) Department and oversaw all areas of Project Development. He was later promoted into the role of Business Development Director and managed business relations and project acquisitions.

As Executive Vice President, Branscum will continue to be involved in pre-construction services; however, he will now have a greater role in the overall management of the company.

"I am honored and grateful for this opportunity," said Branscum.  "I'm very energized about the team we have put together at Branscum Construction.  We have a perfect mix of veterans and those who are younger in the industry.  This has made for a great environment for learning, sharing of ideas and outside the box thinking.  We have always provided our clients with value, diversity, and strength. As we enter our 40th year of business, we are all very excited at what lies ahead!"

Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith joined the Branscum Construction team in 1993, where he started out in the field as a laborer on the Sherwin Williams expansion in Richmond.  Smith completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Math at Lindsey Wilson and he attended the Construction Estimating Institute before joining Branscum Construction's estimating department.  He has spent the last 17 years estimating and working closely with project managers, clients, and subcontractors.  Smith has vast experience with multiple delivery methods on a wide range and various types of projects. 

As Vice President of Operations, Smith will continue to be in charge of the day-to-day field operations for Branscum Construction Company.

Branscum Construction Company, Inc. was incorporated in 1977 by Paul and Stephen Branscum.  Over the past 40 years, Branscum Construction has remained a family-owned business.  Branscum Construction provides construction services throughout the mid-east and southeast regions of the United States. Their initial strategic plan has developed many efficient construction programs that can be tailored to any client's needs.  Branscum Construction's approach to meeting these needs utilizes these guiding principles: focus on quality, customer satisfaction, and effective business practices.

The driving force behind Branscum Construction's success has been its continuing mission to exceed client expectation.  Branscum Construction continues to construct landmarks for the future by "Building for Excellence."

What Clients are Saying About Branscum

“I was extremely impressed with the efficiency & communication the Branscum firm displayed in keeping this project on task for completion.”

—Russ Pear, UK Assistant Athletic Director - Facilities