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Greenville Business Magazine

2019 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies: No. 20 Springhill Construction

LEADERSHIP Walt Shealy | President

INDUSTRY: Commercial Construction, Construction Management



If someone were to make a movie about your company, what would be the story you'd want to tell?

Our movie would be entitled "Hard Work and Dedication Pays Off," and would be the success story of a hard working guy from Chapin, S.C., that had a lifelong goal.

What is the one thing that you would want others to know about your company?

What you see is what you get with Springhill Construction: no smoke and mirrors. We are honest, hard-working people who will not pull the wool over your eyes. 

How do you manage fast growth? What advice would you give to a company in growth mode? 

We manage fast growth by having the correct people in place and having guidance from professionals who are experts in their field. These advisors help provide us with solid business advice. 

The advice that I would give to a company in growth mode is have smarter people than yourself to gain knowledge from. Secure excellent financial advisors as well as insurance advisors. 

What lessons did you learn the hard way? If you could go back five or 10 years what advice would you tell yourself?

A lesson learned the hard way is "Don't sweat the small stuff—life is just way too short."

If I could go back five years, what would I tell myself? I would tell myself that "This small issue can be fixed." 

What marketing tips would you offer other companies? 

My marketing tip would be to keep it personal. At the end of the day we are all human beings. Treat people well and your marketing efforts will be successful.

What is the secret to your success?

The secret to my success is daily prayer, honesty, loyalty and treating people the way that I would like to be treated.