OUR TEAM

"We believe our team is second to none and would put them up against the best in the country!"
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John Garrison, Owner / CEO

     John started his steel erection career in 1969 as an apprentice Boilermaker/ Iron worker and moved to journeyman, welder, crane operator, and superintendent and then in 1982 joined a large steel fabricating company to start a new erecting division doing large commercial projects throughout the southeast.  As VP and GM of that company for the following 10 years performing projects such as Disney's Le' Cirque in Orlando to J.C. Penney Corporate HQ in Dallas (40 acres under roof) and developing a 12 crew force using as many as 150 iron workers at a time.     he left that successful company to start his own steel erection and fabricating business in 1992 which is the business today called Garrison Steel Erectors and Fabricators in central Alabama. Garrison has built some of the most complex projects in the southeastern u.s. Garrison Steel is an AISC Certified Steel Fabricator and Advanced Steel Erector through the AISC.


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Jason Garrison, President

     Jason has over 20 years experience in the industry.  He started his career with garrison Steel erectors in 1993 as an ironworker and over the next 9 years he would become a certified crane operator and then crane fleet manager.  From 2003 to 2006 he went to work for Brice building company and managed their heavy equipment fleet and their operators.  He then moved over to Thompson CAT Tractor company in 2007 as an outside salesman and branch manager for the following years until coming home to garrison steel in spring of 2016 to help with the start up of garrison industrial steel and eventually assuming his role as our president in the fall of 2016 here at garrison steel fabricators and erectors.


Steve carroll, Operations Manager (Erectors)

Steve Carroll Started in the foundry Industry from 1978 to 1990. He then worked for Daniel Metals in the fabrication shop from 1991 to 2000.  He came on board at Garrison Steel Erectors in 2000 and since then has been our operations manager for the erectors the past 17 years.


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Eddie Carns, OPerationS MANAGER (Fabrication)

     Eddie Carns possesses over 40 years of construction industry experience serving as a Purchasing Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Sales Manager and an Operations Manager.  From 1992 to 2000, Eddie was the CFO for Garrison Steel and Daniel Industrial Metals.  In 2000, Eddie moved into sales by becoming the Vice President of Sales for Hydron Metals.  In 2005, Eddie became the Sales Manager for Siskin Steel.  Finally in 2008, Eddie returned to Garrison Steel family to serve as the Operations Manager for Garrison Steel Fabricators.


Stacie garrison, Fabrication Administrator

     Stacie is our Fabrication Administrator for Garrison Steel Fabricators. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Troy University and is a member of  the NAWIC (National Association Women In Construction).


Danny Smith, Tennessee Division Operations manager

     Danny heads up our Tennessee Division and is our Industrial VP of Operations.  He has been in the structural steel industry since 2000 and his experiences gained in the Army have helped him excel at everything he has managed. Currently Danny is managing all of our Industrial Projects in the Eastern region of Tennessee. Day to day he manages numerous projects/clients, a large staff of project managers, ironworkers, welders and inspectors. 


Keith Cornelius, CFO

     Keith began his accounting career in 1981 with the American Cancer Society. In June of 1986, he went to work with Daniel Industrial Metals as Purchasing manager and later as Controller. He then accepted a position at Garrison Steel Erectors as Controller in 2006. 


Kathy Garrison, Accounts

     

Kathy handles accounts payable for Garrison Steel with 16 years of company experience. She is the wife of John Garrison.

She actively Participates and manages special events infra company and civic events in the community.

 


Matt Greer, Chief Estimator

     Matt has over 12 Years in the construction industry in both Estimating and Project Management Functions, has Held positions with both General Contractors and Sub-Contractors. Over the course of his career he has sold approximatley 32 million dollars in work as lead estimator, and managed approx. 22 million dollars as project manager and/or superintendent.

Jeff Mathews, Senior Fabrication Estimator

CC Watson, Erection Estimator

Mike Schreck, Fabrication Estimator

 

Rena Turner, Estimating Assistant

     Rena has over 30 years of customer service experience in California and now in Alabama. She worked 9 years at Perrin Manufacturing as a Sales Administrator / Customer Service Management, a plastic injection molding company.  Worked 3 years at New Process Steel in Customer Service.  She started at Garrison Steel Fabricators in 2000 in Purchasing / Special Projects, AISC Management and is currently working as Sales /Estimating Administrator for both GSE & GSF.


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Cecil Osburne, Fabrication Shop Supervisor

     Cecil started in construction as a heavy equipment operator for 7 plus years before coming on board with Garrison steel in 2010. He eventually worked his way up through the ranks  till 2012 when he was put in the position of shipping department manager.  In the fall of 2017 Cecil was promoted to Shop Supervisor. 


Justin Taylor, Quality Assurance Manager

     Justin has been in the Welding Industry for more than 12 years.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a High Pressure/Nuclear Welder and Firefighter from 2004 to 2008.  From 2008 to 2016 he worked for a well known Engineering firm in Birmingham, AL. on numerous projects across the southeast to include the Boeing 787 Hanger in Charleston, SC., Austal Shipyard MMF2 in mobile, AL and UAB North and South loop Steam lines.  He is our American Welding Society CWI / NDT II and currently heads up our Quality Department.