Edwin B. Hill, Jr.
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 resides in Charleston, SC. Ed still loves being out on the water, enjoys a good oyster roast and still keeps an eye out for Hill Construction signs around town. You can bet we’d get a call if he saw something that wasn’t up to the standards he set.