Ricky and Cindy Pickett, owners of Pickett Construction, get help running their business from their son, Josh Pickett, and daughter Leah Pinion. (contributed)

No job too small for Pickett Construction

Published 5:34pm Monday, July 16, 2012

By MOLLIE BROWN / Business Columnist

“No job is too small,” Josh Pickett of Pickett Construction said of the family business his parents, Ricky and Cindy Pickett, started in 2002.

At that time, Pickett Construction took on large exterior projects, but in 2008 the company had to change its vision.

“When the economy went down, the projects got smaller,” Josh said. “Business stayed steady though because people weren’t able to sell their houses, so they made them better by doing things to their existing home.”

“Things” include screen/sunrooms, custom decks and patios, pressure washing, window replacement, roofing, exterior and interior repairs, garages and carports, fences, basement finishing and room additions.

Josh is the company’s office manager, mans the phones and schedules appointments, and sister Leah handles the bookkeeping.

Cindy comes in to help when needed and Ricky sells the jobs.

When necessary, Pickett Construction uses respected local companies for projects and materials.

They only hire local skilled laborers.

“We only use reputable sub-contractors who work exclusively for Pickett Construction,” Cindy said. “We keep them busy and that keeps our relationship consistent, which means it’s consistent with the homeowner.

Referrals are our best form of advertisement.”

People get ideas for remodeling from friends, relatives, magazines and television.

The company showroom located at 8101 U.S. 119 S. in Alabaster is a good way for customers to compare materials, get new ideas and create their custom design.

“We do sketches to give them a basic idea of what their house is going to look like when the new deck cover or garage is added,” Josh said. “We like for our customers to come in and see the displays here in the showroom so they can see it in their mind before the project begins. We do everything you can do to a house, except landscaping—we can refer customers to a company who does that.”

The Picketts have resided in Shelby County all their lives.

Ricky first gained experience in the construction field through his father, Charles Griffin, who did siding. Cindy and Ricky are very involved with their church, Concord Baptist in Calera.

Visit their website Pickettconstruct.com or call 620-1798 for a free estimate.

 

Mollie Brown is a business columnist for the Shelby County Reporter. She can be reached at dmjhb1@bellsouth.net.

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