Chattanooga's biggest construction firm promotes top executives

Chattanooga's biggest construction firm promotes top executives

Doug Martin named president of EMJ Corp.

March 13th, 2018 by Dave Flessner in Business Around the Region

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

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Doug Martin, a 25-year employee of EMJ Corp., who previously served as the company's chief operating officer, has been named president of EMJ Construction, the largest division of the family of companies owned by the Chattanooga-based EMJ Corp.

In his new role, Martin will be responsible for all of EMJ's construction operations, providing guidance and direction to the executive leadership teams of EMJ Construction teams in Boston, Chattanooga and Dallas, as well as EMJ special projects.

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Philip Augustino

Philip Augustino

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Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

At the same time, EMJ announced that Jack Bowen has been promoted to executive vice president and Philip Augustino has been named senior vice president of construction for the Chattanooga office of EMJ Construction.

Martin, an engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee who has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, said EMJ expects to work on nearly $1 billion of projects this year, making the Chattanooga- based contractor the biggest construction firm based in Tennessee.

"The operational excellence of our construction teams are what built EMJ Corp.," said Burt Odom, CEO of the EMJ Corp. which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

In his new role, Bowen will direct the day-to-day operations of the construction unit in Chattanooga, which serves construction projects across the country. Bowen joined EMJ in 2005 and was previously director and senior vice president of construction.

Augustino, who has more than 38 years of experience, will oversee all construction activities managed by the business unit. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, he joined EMJ in 1990 as a carpenter foreman.

"Jack and Philip are first and foremost servant leaders," Martin said. "They are committed to growing and developing their teams as well as delivering exceptional experiences for our construction clients."


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