CT Darnell Construction Celebrates 30 Years of Designing and Building Across North America

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2017 is CT Darnell Construction's 30th year of collaboration and expansion. The Atlanta-based, family-owned company was founded in 1987 as Sunbelt Rack Storage Systems and has diversified into general contracting, site planning and design.

Clint and Travis Darnell, Owners of CT Darnell and Sunbelt Rack.

" Ultimately, I see us in the business of improving sales and operations for our customers – and our equipment, design, andconstruction services are the way we deliver that.”Travis Darnell, CT Darnell President/Owner

Anyone who has shopped at a big-box home center or worked in lumber and building materials has likely been to a location that CT Darnell Construction designed, built, or equipped.

The family-owned business started in Atlanta in 1987, supplying its Sunbelt Rack storage systems to burgeoning big-box retailers. Soon after, it expanded its offerings to the lumber and building materials market and other industries. Today, CT Darnell works as a general contractor and rack system provider throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. It has built and/or equipped facilities for Lowe’s, TravelCenters of America, PetSmart, HD Supply, and numerous other companies.

Early on, the big-box format presented a challenge: how to merge warehouse and retail space while protecting products from damage and making self-service easy. Sunbelt Rack storage/racking systems and fixtures met this need, and the company recognized that they could also serve the lumber and building material (LBM) industry.

Over the years, the company expanded its offerings to include site planning, design, and construction of both LBM facilities and retail buildings, as well as site renovations. CT Darnell introduced a full line of pre-engineered steel buildings and integrated rack-supported building systems that optimized inventory, protected product, and made picking product more efficient for both distribution centers and lumberyards.

Now, with its full-service capabilities firmly established in LBM, CT Darnell Construction seized the opportunity to enter additional markets, including chain restaurants, manufacturing plants, and facilities for the fuel and trucking industries, among others.

“The racking products my father introduced 30 years ago gave big-box retailers a better way to merchandise their stores,” said CT Darnell president and owner Travis Darnell. “That vision has driven the direction we’ve taken ever since. Ultimately, I see us in the business of improving sales and operations for our customers – and our equipment, design, and construction services are the way we deliver that.”

To learn more about CT Darnell Construction and Sunbelt Rack storage systems, please call 800-353-0892 or visit CT-Darnell.com and Sunbelt-Rack.com.

About CT Darnell Construction: CT Darnell Construction works closely with its clients to build efficient, cost-effective facilities in the LBM, transportation, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, and food service industries. Offering full-service planning, design, and construction for new builds and renovations, CT Darnell serves clients throughout North America and is the exclusive provider of Sunbelt Rack storage systems.

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