IN ATLANTA, THE PITTMAN NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH HIGH-QUALITY ROAD-BUILDING AND SURFACE CONSTRUCTION.
Nearly a quarter into its second century of business, Pittman Construction Company boasts a tenure no other construction company in Atlanta can rival. The contributions of four generations of Pittman Construction have helped to shape the landscape of Atlanta and Georgia. These contributions include massive structures and miles of street and interstate construction including Interstate 285/20 East Interchange, Interstate 285, Interstate 75/85, State Highway 92, and State Highway 317.
THE YEAR 1884 MARKS THE INITIATION OF THE PITTMAN FAMILY LEGACY IN ATLANTA WHEN FRANK A. PITTMAN BEGAN TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF ATLANTA THROUGH RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION.
As the successes in residential construction grew, Mr. Pittman began construction on larger commercial projects. Among the many notable achievements is the construction of Peachtree Christian Church. In 1916, the company became know as Pittman Construction, and two years later had the distinct honor of being the first contractor to pour concrete pavement in the city of Atlanta.
IN 1920, PITTMAN CONSTRUCTION WITNESSED ITS SECOND GENERATION OF OWNERSHIP AS FRANK A. PITTMAN HANDED OVER THE AUTHORITY OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS TO HIS FIVE SONS.
Lead by Louie A. Pittman Sr., the company shifted emphasis to highway construction as road building became more prominent in the Southeast. At the outset, the company constructed roads made primarily of cobblestone and brick, then broadened in its success to include concrete paving. With America’s involvement in World War II the need for construction to aid the war effort became paramount. Pittman Construction was at the forefront, contributing to the construction of airports and U.S. Army bases throughout the Southeast.