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Sheridan Construction of Macon, Ga., announced today the acquisition of Benchmark Contracting of LaGrange to offer growth to its clients and employees into the West Georgia market. The business will operate under the Sheridan Construction brand effective January 1, 2021.

Benchmark Contracting, founded in 2007, provides commercial, industrial and high-end residential construction services in West Georgia. Benchmark’s mission of creating long-lasting relationships by building superior construction that exceeds customers’ expectations is consistent with Sheridan’s core values.

“We have been working together closely for more than three years and learned immediately that our company culture was remarkably similar,” Christy Kovac, President/CEO of Sheridan, said. “This acquisition is an investment in a great company and great employees and directly aligns with our strategic vision. We bring additional operational resources and bonding capacity for growth and stability. It is a win-win.”

“I think it is a wise move on the part of Sheridan Construction to expand our services to the growing West Georgia community,” said Dr. E. Steve Smith, a Sheridan Board Director and well-respected, retired superintendent of schools.

Lyle Daniel, founder and President of Benchmark, commented, “Sheridan treated us like family when we first met and partnered on our first project opportunity years ago. The acquisition process has been natural the entire way. It’s exciting to know what our team can now bring to West Georgia.”

Sheridan Construction began as Chris R. Sheridan & Co., a family-owned business in 1947. Now a 100% employee-owned company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Sheridan Construction is quickly approaching its 75th anniversary. Sheridan provides a complete range of commercial and industrial construction services throughout Georgia. Sheridan has successfully completed all types of work including new construction, renovation and historic preservation for educational, financial, medical, religious, retail, industrial and governmental clients. The company’s foundational values are taking care of the customers, employees, design partners, trade contractors, and community served.