Daniel said the company owes much of its success to Gainesville and the surrounding area. He has been President and CEO since 2003, following the death of his father, Carroll Edmondson “Ed” Daniel.
“This community has been great for Carroll Daniel Construction for 75 years,” said Daniel. “And we say quite often that if our company was located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta or New York or Dallas, we’d just be a mid-size entrepreneur in a big city, but we come from a community that has supported us, and that has been a big part of our success over the years.
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“We are very grateful to this community that we call home,” he said. “We have offices in other locations, but northeast Georgia is definitely home to Carroll Daniel Construction.”
Gainesville has seen tremendous growth and development in recent years, and although the company is often at the center of many projects, including currently Gainesville Renaissance in the plaza and a new parking lot near the plaza, Daniel is quick to steer the spotlight during this “exciting time”.
“We are just part of this growth and we are an enabler for other businesses and entities in our region,” said Daniel. “So I don’t know if we are history. I think we’re just playing a part in the story.
More important than the wonders of the million dollar building are the people behind them, Daniel said. Carroll Daniel Construction is as much a construction company as it is a “people business,” he said. “It’s really about people at the end of the day, so that’s our secret.”
In the early years of the business, Carroll Daniel capitalized on the post-war construction boom, building schools, churches and factories across town. He inaugurated construction of the New Holland Baptist Church in 1950, for example, and built Lula Elementary School a year later.
As the business grew, Carroll Daniel opened a satellite office in Sanford, Florida in 1963. Throughout that decade he built the Brasstown Bald Mountain Observatory, the original Lanier Technical campus. College and did concrete work on one of NASA’s launch pads at Cape Canaveral. , Florida.
In July 1969, Carroll Daniel died suddenly of a stroke. His son, Carroll Edmondson “Ed” Daniel, took over the business at the age of 23. Over the following decades he built Road Atlanta Racecourse, Lyman Hall Elementary, restored Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium, originally built in 1897, and built the 16th-century Chateau Elan Winery. .