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Construction Firm Directs Its Focus

March 5, 2013 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Vinings construction executive Randall Redding doesn’t build single-family homes, so his company has weathered the recession better than most.

And the 58-year-old owner of R.K. Redding Construction thinks many of his friends in the industry who’ve suffered may have reason to smile again soon. Housing prices are rising, homes are selling and real estate agents are starting to hammer more "for sale" signs into front yards.

He sees residential activity as a key economic indicator for his $50 million Bremen-based company, which builds churches, schools, factories, health care structures and government facilities, among other things.

Redding, who started out busing dishes in his family's restaurant, has learned to read the tea leaves that are important for his company. Churches, for example, launch building projects in downturns because the pews fill up with jittery people, so they need more space, he said.


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