Brad Barringer has built one of the most successful and well-respected Utility Construction Companies in the Carolinas. His company, B.R.S. is well-known for their top-quality work, their willingness to take on the most challenging jobs, and for their incredible safety record. And these accomplishments alone, are worthy of his induction into the Carolinas AGC Hall of Fame. But as Brad has said, “construction people build more than just construction projects.” And it is his work outside of his company that we want to also recognize.
For Carolinas AGC, he has served in nearly every leadership position available, including: Chairman of the Board and Utilities Division Chair. He is also one of the founding members of the Carolinas AGC Foundation.
Brad has decades of leadership creating and defending best practices in damage prevention. He is also the Co-Founder of the Common Ground Alliance which identifies “best practices” in underground utility safety. The best practices that Brad has helped to create are recognized by government agencies and associate industries throughout North America, South America and Australia.
As you can tell, Brad represents the Utility Construction Industry with great pride. He unselfishly gives of his time and treasure and is continually defending the Utility Divisions issues before local and state governments, even up to the United States Congress.
Carolinas AGC Utility Division Director Allen Gray said of Brad, “When you are going into a fight with special interests bent on placing as much project risk on a contractor, there is no one better to have by your side than Brad Barringer.”
Of course no tribute to Brad would be complete without recognizing his beautiful wife Ruby. She has accompanied him throughout his endeavors, criss-crossing the country on planes (which she hates) trains and automobiles. Brad best defines his wife’s importance when he says, “BRS stands for Brad, Ruby and Sons, and without Ruby we’re just BS.”