Construction Expert Source: Robert Baird, Operations Manager for Turner Construction Company, Georgia/Carolinas

Robert Baird has been named Operations Manager for Turner Construction Company in Georgia and the Carolinas.

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  • Trends in the construction industry
  • Construction industry staffing
  • Construction industry resource management

Contact: Mitch Leff, 404-861-4769,


ATLANTA, November 2, 2015 -- Robert Baird has been named Operations Manager for Georgia and the Carolinas for Turner Construction Company. Baird has been with Turner for almost 25 years, and in his new position he reports to Mark Dent, Vice President/General Manager for Turner Construction in Georgia and the Carolinas.

As Operations Manager, Baird is responsible for the oversight of all construction activity in Georgia and the Carolinas, including staffing and resource management.

Baird started with Turner Construction as a carpenter in 1992. He has steadily gained the respect and attention of Turner Construction leaders as he rose through the ranks and learned all aspects of the business. Baird has held positions from Carpenter to Purchasing Agent to Account Executive to now Operations Manager. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Baird has spent his entire career with Turner on projects including:

  • Atlanta Centennial Olympics Field Hockey Center

  • 1180 Peachtree office tower

  • Metro Superior Court Facility

  • Monarch Tower

Originally from Peachtree City, Baird graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Architecture, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. He is a husband and the father of two girls.  In his free time, he enjoys golf, cooking over an open flame (including his award-winning gumbo), and working in his yard. He lives just north of Atlanta in Cherokee County.

About Turner Construction Company

Turner Construction is a North American-based, international construction services company and a leading builder in diverse and numerous market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of 5,200 employees who work on more than 1,500 projects each year, Turner Construction offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. Turner Construction-Atlanta and the Carolinas have 295 full-time employees.