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Smithson Builders Offices on East First Street in Rome, GeorgiaSmithson Builders, Inc. was founded by James "Jimmy" D. Smithson, Sr. in 1974 with the goal of creating a quality-driven local commercial construction firm. Mr. Smithson's honest and controlled approach towards his work resonated with his clients and established him as the most trusted and successful commercial contractor in the Rome area. As a result, Smithson Builders, Inc. has experienced exponential growth within several marketplaces and become the premier name in quality construction in the Rome area.


In this age of finding "new approaches" towards project efficiencies, Smithson Builders, Inc. has always been a true design/build company. We have employed an in-house designer/drafter to interface with clients, architects/engineers and subcontractors for the last thirteen years. The "design/build approach" not only saves the owner time and money, but also allows for cleaner results through increased communications between owner, builder and designer.

Smithson Builders was founded on three important business principles: "Quality, Relationships and Experience".

  • Quality has always been the hallmark of any Smithson Bulders Project. Smithson Builders, Inc. provides the most responsible, knowledgeable and trustworthy field crews in the North Georgia area and many of our job superintendents have over 25 years experience with us. Our jobsites are clean and our buildings are expected to be tight, down to the finish details. Quality conscious measures such as these have always given Smithson Builders, Inc. an edge in being awarded hard contracts in competitive situations.
  • Relationships Our track record in gaining our customer's trust is evident by the fact that over 80% of the work performed by Smithson Builders, Inc. each year is negotiated (non-bid) work with repeat clients. We cherish our client's financial interests and we strive to protect those interests from unsatisfactory work or irresponsible pricing. The ability to value engineer job details in-house and "on the fly" allows Smithson Builders great latitude in satisfying the needs of our clients without wasting their time and money.
  • Experience "SBI believes in solutions, not problems." Smithson Builders has never been involved in court litigations over poor craftsmanship or irresponsible contract negotiations in thirty years of commercial construction work. "An experienced general contractor should be making their client's money by adding value to a project through competitive pricing, timely results and fine craftsmanship," quotes the company's founder. Smithson Builders, Inc. employs some of the finest wood, steel and concrete craftsmen in the North Georgia region.

Recently Completed Projects:

  • Berry College Alumni Center (Rome, GA)
  • The Sears Shopping Center Addition (Rome, GA)
  • F. A. A. Maintenance Facility (Cartersville, GA)
  • Dr. Kevin Whitton's Office (Rome, GA)
  • State Mutual Insurance Renovation (Rome, GA)
  • Rome News Tribune Renovation (Rome, GA)
  • First Baptist Church Addition (Rome, GA.)
  • Heritage Car Dealership (Rome, GA)
  • The White Office Building Downtown (Rome, GA)
  • The Barron Office Building Downtown (Rome, GA)
  • The Harvest Moon Restaurant (Rome, GA)
  • Honey Baked Ham Restaurant (Rome, GA)
  • Anheuser-Busch Distribution Center (Rome, GA)
  • Mohawk Industries Distribution Center (Shannon, GA)

Client References

Mohawk Industries Heritage Automobile Group
State Mutual Insurance Company Berry College
Brugg Telecom Hydrodynamics
Carter Custom Carpets Auto Collision, Inc.
Darlington School Redmond Hospital
Mondo Bakery Huffman and Associates
Bagby Transfer Co. Ace Hardware
The Peanut Factory City of Rome
Lindale Church of God Rome Manufacturing
Southeast Whitfield School Heaven's Attic
Signature Woodwork Corp. Coosa Country Club
Enterprise Car Rental Georgia State Bank
Itco Tire Company Oakhill Lighting
Lowe Mitsubishi Brock Tire
American Securities Georgia Power
Tiberio's (Magretta Hall) Liberty Gymnastics Company
Old Southern Pipe building Wittichen Supply
The Rome News-Tribune The Harvest Moon Restaurant

We would appreciate the opportunity to look at any of your future construction projects from design through completion. We would also like to encourage you to contact any of the companies listed above to ask about the outcomes of their "Smithson Builders Projects". We look forward to providing quality construction services to you in the future.

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Smithson Builders, Inc. - 327 East First Avenue - Rome, Georgia 30161 - (706) 291-4737
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