Every member of the team at Hill possesses significant preconstruction and construction experience. Our comprehensive talents positively impact the outcome of each project. We deeply appreciate our responsibility to communicate, anticipate, and participate in all aspects of every project. We have the expert personnel to successfully fulfill these promises. Our team is adept at not only managing, but exceeding our clients' expectations. From the very first project meeting we are a team with a purpose, to serve our client by producing a result—and a relationship—far beyond what they'd considered possible.

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Chip Crane

President & CEO

Putting his Master’s Degree in Construction Management and BS in Architecture to work for over 20 years, Chip brings a comprehensive perspective on estimating and value engineering processes and cost-savvy approach to the critical area of estimating.

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Gene Garrett, LEED AP

COO/Project Manager

With his years of experience and a Masters in Civil Engineering (emphasis on construction management), Gene brings a higher level of detail to the position of Principal and Project Manager. He is a natural leader and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Bart Bodkin, LEED AP

Senior VP/Project Manager

Bart brings a wealth of medical experience to Hill Construction that he has been able to adapt to any project, no matter the industry. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Bart is not only conscientious of how to best utilize a project's energy, but how it will impact the environment.

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The Building Blocks To Our Foundation

Edwin B. Hill, Jr.

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1924 - 2020

Edwin B. Hill, Jr. entered The Citadel in 1941. Ed was drafted after completing his sophomore year into the Army Air Corps as a private and proudly served his country for 39 months. After his service, he returned to the Citadel and upon graduation was recruited to join a large local general contractor, rising through the ranks from labor foreman, timekeeper, engineer, assistant superintendent, superintendent and estimator over seven years. Ed and another partner formed Palmetto Construction Company in 1956 which became a large regional firm now known as Hill Construction.

Ed was an early leader in the Charleston Contractors Association and was respected for years as a great businessman and innovator in his field. Using his engineering background, he developed standardized techniques in both bidding and building procedures that were an integral part of his company’s success. He was known for his booming, deep voice on the telephone providing solid assurance to trusting clients and inspiring team members to deliver their best.

Ed retired from Hill in 1988 and resided in Charleston, SC. Ed loved being out on the water, enjoyed a good oyster roast and always kept an eye out for Hill Construction signs around town. He is greatly missed by all.

E. Burrow Hill, III

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Burrow’s passion for construction stems from literally growing up in the construction business. He graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and then went to work with Palmetto Construction Company as a quantity surveyor and estimator. In 1977, Burrow and his father changed Palmetto’s name to Hill Construction. Burrow was named Chief Operating Officer in 1980 and President in 1988. In 2007 Burrow became Chairman.

While it is impossible to quantify all of Burrow’s contributions to Hill, he left an indelible impression in the business development and marketing side of the business. In 1993, he developed Studley, the Hill logo known around the Lowcountry. Later, working with Bob Dunn, he spearheaded the effort to become a leader in the Lowcountry in team build/negotiated work, breaking the cycle of hard bid work that was prevalent in Charleston. Burrow also provided overwhelming encouragement to the employees of Hill Construction, pushing them to provide the ultimate in client satisfaction.

Burrow retired from Hill in 2010. Burrow and his wife, Helen, reside in Charleston and his love for Charleston, its history and its people, is limitless.

Robert E. Dunn, Jr.

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Robert, E. Dunn, Jr. began his career at Hill Construction in 1985. Similar to Burrow, Bob grew up in a family-owned construction company and learned life-long lessons from a very young age. Bob graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration Management from Clemson University in 1980. Bob joined the firm as a Project Manager/Estimator and quickly became an important part of Hill Construction. He became Senior Project Manager, Vice President and then Vice President of Preconstruction Services. He was named President in 2010.

While Bob wore many hats at Hill, his passion was in developing, implementing and managing the Hill dedicated Preconstruction Services Department. At the time, Hill was one of the few locally-based construction companies willing to commit the resources to a dedicated preconstruction department. Bob worked to integrate the software and procedures that are still the bedrock of the Hill Preconstruction Department today. This department was also the cornerstone that allowed he and Burrow to promote Hill Construction as a leader in team building and negotiated work.

Bob retired from Hill in 2018 and resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC with his wife, Nancy. He remains an avid Clemson Tigers fan and enjoys hunting, farming and fishing.