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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2007/07/31 - Henry Council for Quality Growth board member, Doug Walker of Walker Concrete is one of the Council’s most valued members.
Walker Concrete is the leading supplier of concrete products and related services in the south metro Atlanta area, with more than 150 trucks, 250 employees, and nine locations.
Walker’s father Barney founded the company in 1953 with a pickup truck and two-bag mixer and no idea that it would turn into a $50 million company one day. Walker Concrete has an excellent track record for exceptional customer service, employee satisfaction and community involvement.
Walker has been president of Walker Concrete for 30 years. “The best part of my job and this business is the relationships that I have made throughout the years,” said Walker. We have been doing business in Henry County for about 20 years and we have had our corporate office in Henry County for about 10 years. We care about what is happening in the county and are always interested in helping the community any way we can.”
Walker is a regular donor to Clayton State University, Southwest Christian Hospice, Boy Scouts of America, Henry County YMCA, the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville as well as several other schools around the south metro area and the Henry Council for Quality Growth. After Hurricane Katrina, Walker hosted a job fair for displaced hurricane victims.
Named Industry of the Year by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in 2005, Walker Concrete is a member of Georgia Concrete and Products Association, where Walker was president for 4 years, the National Ready Mix Concrete Association, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Home Builders Association of Georgia and National Association of Home Builders.
Walker served as president of the Henry Council for Quality Growth in 2005 and was a member of Board of Directors of the Henry County YMCA for one year. In 2005, Walker was named alumni of the year at Clayton State University. He currently serves on the Clayton State University Foundation Board of Trustees and Advisory Board to the Dean of School of Business.
Born in Fayetteville, Ga. and a Clayton State University graduate, Walker currently lives in Fayetteville with his wife of 30 years, Debbie, and has four daughters. He tries to get in a game of golf and fly airplanes when he has the chance.