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Every member of the team we have built at Hill Construction 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, and 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 that client by producing a result—and a relationship—far beyond what they'd considered possible.

Chip Crane

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President, CEO

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Office: 843-971-7315

Cell: 843-478-4063

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.

Gene Garrett

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COO/Project Manager

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Office: 843-971-7312

Cell: 843-345-9374

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.

Bart Bodkin

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Senior VP/Project Manager

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Mobile (843) 259-7774

Office (843) 971-7314

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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Building Blocks To Our Foundation


Edwin B. Hill, Jr.

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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. After graduation, Ed 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. He and a partner formed Palmetto Construction Co in 1956 which grew to be a large regional firm, now known as Hill Construction.

Edwin B. Hill, III

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Edwin B. Hill, III “Burrow” the son of co-founder Edwin B. Hill, Jr., graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. Burrow went to work with Palmetto Construction Company as an quantity surveyor and estimator. In 1977 Burrow formed Hill Construction and was named Chief Operating Officer in 1980 and President in 1988. In 2007 Burrow became the Chairman.

Robert E. Dunn, Jr.

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Robert E Dunn, Jr. began his career at Hill Construction in 1985. Bob graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Administration Management from Clemson University.
Since joining the firm as Project Manager/ Estimator, Bob progressed from Senior Project Manager to Vice President and head of the preconstruction services division to Principal and was named President in 2010.
Bob currently resides in Charleston with his wife Nancy and is an avid Clemson Tigers fan and enjoys hunting and fishing.