The SSW leadership Team

The State SteelWorks’ management team has over 65 years combined experience in the construction industry in Atlanta.  With our broad knowledge base, State SteelWorks is capable of servicing customers requiring everything from simple handrail to multistory fire stairs. Regardless of the size and scope of the job at hand, State SteelWorks is dedicated to meeting our customer’s needs, and developing and maintaining a reputation as an erector that leaves each of our customers with a quality product delivered in a timely fashion.

JAMES C POTTS, President

Mr. Potts serves as President of State SteelWorks. His responsibilities include the strategic direction and operating performance of State Steel. Prior to being one of the founding principals of State Steel, Mr. Potts served as Chairman of Verde Apartment Communities, a private REIT involved in development, construction and management of upscale multi-family communities. Prior to that, Mr. Potts held a number of senior positions with Security Capital Group until its sale to GE Capital. Those responsibilities included Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Security Capital Atlantic, a NYSE company; and, President and COO of Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, an extended-stay hotel company which developed and operated 136 hotels across the continental U.S. At its peak, Security Capital Group controlled 18 real estate companies with approximately 17,000 employees and $26 Billion in combined assets. Prior to that, Mr. Potts was a Senior Partner with Trammel Crow Residential (TCR) and a member of its Management Board. Mr. Potts is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds an MBA degree from Georgia State University.

CARY POTTS, General Manager

Cary is responsible for oversight of all the day to day administrative requirements for the company. With over 14 years in the Atlanta construction market, Cary brings an extensive operational background and knowledge base as it relates to successfully managing a wide variety of construction and project management ranging from large, multifaceted initiatives to single purpose projects. Cary holds a BA from Washington and Lee University and a MA from Georgia State University.

MARK MISHOE, Director of Operations

Mark is a third generation iron worker. After a distinguished 8 yr career in the United States Air Force, where he earned a degree in Aeronautics from the CCAF, Mark returned home to become the Operations Manager for Brinks Security. Despite his success there, Mark decided to return to the family business, partnering with his father to form Gary’s Welding. Drawing on over 45 years combined experience hanging steel, Mark has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted steel erectors in the region. With a broad knowledge base, and an established commitment to customer service, Mark’s ability to deliver complex steel solutions on time and under budget is widely recognized in the industry. These skills have allowed Mark to firmly cement the place of State Steelwork’s field operations unit among the elite iron workers in Atlanta and the Southeast.

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