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Talley and Riggins team up

image L-R: Doug Talley and John Riggins teamed up last year to form Talley Riggins Construction Group

DALLAS/FT WORTH - General contracting firm Talley Riggins Construction Group, established in May 2018, is a prime example of preparation meeting opportunity.







    As half of the namesake company, Doug Talley has more than 30 years of construction industry experience with expertise in bringing together exceptional project teams and creating dynamic company cultures. Prior to forming Talley Riggins, he served as President of MYCON General Contractors and President of Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors.
    As the firm’s other half, John Riggins graduated from Texas Tech University and began his 19-year career in the construction industry at Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors. It was here that Talley, a fellow Texas Tech alum, hired Riggins as a project manager and eventually moved into a business development manager role. Riggins eventually served as Vice President of office and industrial services at MYCON General Contractors.
    In May 2018, Talley and Riggins decided to team up and form Talley Riggins Construction Group. Years of witnessing the industry’s pressures and high turnover rates motivated Talley and Riggins to create a corporate culture where employees and management worked together in meaningful ways. They wanted to ensure team members enjoyed working together, which ultimately benefits the clients’ projects.
    “With Dallas’ dynamic economic climate, the timing was right to make the jump and pursue this goal,” says Talley. “We wanted to create our own culture of teamwork and fun while being in control of our future and careers.”
    Starting with just two employees last year, Talley and Riggins have quickly expanded their team to 20 with more projected to be added by the end of 2019. Based in Plano, the company provides services throughout the DFW Metroplex. As CEO, Talley develops strategic growth plans, corporate values and client relationships. Riggins, who serves as President, applies his executive leadership skills to oversee corporate operations and support the company’s strategic growth plans. The firm focuses on commercial projects including office, industrial, retail, and auto-motive dealerships; healthcare projects such as medical office and ambulatory surgery centers; institutional projects including higher education, private schools and worship centers; and special projects such as corporate interiors, renovations/additions, manufacturing, food service and aviation.
    Since its founding, the firm has increased significantly in the size and scope of projects. Initial work included extensive renovation projects such as the conversion of a 12,000sf 1950s building in the Dallas Design District from a jewelry studio into a co-working space and content studio called The Slate. Talley Riggins also retrofitted an existing 18,000sf building for a printing facility. Now the firm is landing more ground-up construction projects such as McMillan James Equipment Company’s new head-quarters, which includes a 32,000sf office and warehouse. The building will have office space for 100 employees, a covered roof terrace and a 10,000sf warehouse.
    “We are fortunate to have been able to tap into our longstanding relationships with subcontractors and vendors who have been a key source of our success in completing projects on time and within budget,” says Riggins.
    With more employees and projects in the pipeline for 2020, the firm will be relocating to a larger office in Richardson in early 2020.
    “Our goal is to build on the momentum of the past year by continuing to grow our team of construction experts in order to execute our pipeline of 2020 projects at the highest level,” says Talley.
    General contractor Talley Riggins Construction Group is located in Plano. -mjm

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