F. G. Pruitt
F. G. Pruitt, Inc. is a Richmond based site work and heavy highway contractor. Our firm celebrates over 75 continuous year (since 1947) in business serving the Richmond MSA and surrounding counties.
We own all of our equipment, including latest generation GPS machine-controlled heavy equipment and survey instruments. We maintain our fleet with a full-service repair and maintenance facility.
Our key leadership staff (field and office) is comprised primarily of long-term employees, many of whom have over 15 years with the Company. This experience allows our firm to be comfortable with complete bid packages, as well as budgets and pricing using schematic and design-build information. Having remained one of the larger and more successful locally based site construction companies, we understand the market, employ reliable sub-contractors, and are capable of handling large, complex projects and schedules. In addition, we have the ability and resources to adjust to changing project conditions or requirements. Finally, we recognize the changing construction environment leading our firm in the direction of “green” or LEED certified projects.
Clients of F.G. Pruitt can attest to the fact that we have the ability and resources to adjust to changing project conditions or requirements. Recognizing the changing construction environment, we proudly offer “green” or LEED certified projects. In addition, our equipment includes latest generation GPS machine-controlled heavy equipment and survey instruments. Finally, we also house a full service repair and maintenance facility for all of our equipment which allows us to keep trustworthy equipment on site to get the job finished on time.
Vice President / General Manager
As Vice President / General Manager, Jim Patterson focuses on overseeing all Civil / Highway projects from procurement, estimating and construction, while working with Owners, General Contractors and Engineers in a Partnering atmosphere. This teamwork approach throughout all levels of the corporation has produced a solid customer base of both new and repeat clients. This diverse client base includes industrial, commercial, residential and sports field projects and has resulted in steady company growth. As an active member and past President of the Richmond Municipal Contractor’s Association, Mr. Patterson and the Pruitt organization remain involved in all State and local issues impacting our work.
Mr. Patterson has been with the Pruitt organization for 34 years. He understands every level of field work having been an equipment operator, foreman and heavy equipment mechanic before transitioning into estimating and then management. This unique level of experience has proven invaluable as our business has evolved from pounding wooden stakes to machines controlled by satellites.
Vice President / General Manager
Eric joined the company in June of 2009. Eric spent the first seven years in the field starting out as a laborer, then an equipment operator and eventually a foreman. In 2017 Eric moved into the office to work with the estimating department, managing the technology used in the field and managing the soil stabilization division. Eric is currently the Vice President overseeing all aspects of F. G. Pruitt.
Jay has been a part of F. G. Pruitt his whole life. Jay has transitioned from field operations to General Superintendent assisting with all field activities.
Trey joined F. G. Pruitt full time in 2004. He worked his way up through all field activities. Trey is currently the General Superintendent overseeing all field activities.
Vice President / Estimator
Mike joined F.G. Pruitt in 1999. He has over 24 years of experience in site work development, with 22 years of estimating and project management solely at F.G. Pruitt. Mike has extensive estimating experience with commercial, residential, distribution, municipal and industrial site development. Mike has transitioned into holding the Vice President position continuing to focus on estimating. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology with a specialty in the Engineering Geosciences from Radford University.
John came to F.G. Pruitt as a heavy equipment mechanic with 17 years’ experience. He graduated from Randolph Macon in 2012, but would continue in the mechanic field until he came into the office in January of 2022 to assist with the estimating and GPS modeling.
Started in the construction industry in 1990 working at a local construction equipment dealership working his way from parts and service up to various sales and supervisory roles. He left the equipment side in 2007 and started estimating and project managing for a local construction company and moved to F.G. Pruitt in 2014 as a full-time project manager.
Since Ryan graduated from Virginia Tech’s Construction Management program, he has experience working for both a large General Contractor, as well as a Land Developer. Through these previous roles Ryan found he mostly enjoys the sitework aspect of construction, and has been a part of our team since 2016, serving as Project Manager.
Rusty joined F. G. Pruitt in May 2022. Previously, Rusty worked in the equipment and landscape construction industry. As a project manager, Rusty will be focusing on customer relations and managing projects in the central Virginia area. Rusty looks forward to working on the civil side of the industry.