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Charlie Garbutt

CEO, Garbutt Construction

Charlie Garbutt is a visionary in the construction industry with over forty years’ experience building, renovating, and preserving structures.



Charlie graduated in 1972 from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in building science. He founded his company, Garbutt Construction, in 1976 and has led it continuously ever since.

General contractors come and go all the time, and Charlie is proud to lead a business with such staying power. Garbutt’s success was built on a foundation of core values that put integrity, respect, and collaboration first, values that come directly from Mr. Garbutt himself. Known for his attention to detail, Charlie is a profound process manager and works to lead the industry in new methods for project efficiency.

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Lean Construction

A Small Contractor's Journey

Anyone who has hired a general contractor knows that you don’t always get what you pay for. Oftentimes, what you get is missed completion dates, unplanned expenses, and less-than-quality results. This is just the nature of the construction industry―except Charlie Garbutt, head of Garbutt Construction, says it doesn’t have to…

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