E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. is a construction company focused on new and existing road construction and repair, asphalt paving bridges and concrete structures in both the public and private sectors. As a local, family-owned company, we have a commitment to serving our customers of all sizes and the communities in which we work throughout the State of Georgia in a way that honors the standards on which our company was founded.
We pride ourselves on maintaining excellent employee relations, delivering the highest quality work, completing projects on time and on budget, and giving back to our community. We have the reputation as a well-respected contractor and employer throughout the state because of our emphasis on integrity, honesty and fiscal responsibility.
From the President
About Scott Briscoe
With over 25 years of experience at E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., Scott Briscoe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ERS’s leadership team. Scott has also served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Asphalt Pavement Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at the Georgia Highway Contractors Association.
Welcome to E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. As a local, family-owned company for more than 95 years, ERS has kept our commitment to serve customers of all sizes with the same level of resources and quality on which our company was founded. The founders of this company set high standards that emphasized integrity, hard work, and working together, all of which are upheld in every facet of the work that we complete today. Our goal, simply put, is to provide quality production to our customers and high safety standards to our employees and the general public. ERS accomplishes these goals through utilizing the best talent, paired with highest quality equipment and technology available. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about how E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. can meet your construction needs.
Founded in the 1920’s, E.R. Snell has grown from six individuals to over seven hundred employees. We have expanded from a small, one-desk operation in E.R. Snell, Sr.’s home to its current multi-division operation with corporate headquarters in Snellville, Georgia and various divisions and asphalt plants throughout the state. Our operations have expanded from building rock culverts and walls, to bridge work, to the myriad of services we offer today.
A new generation of family members are at the helm today and we are excited about the future of the company. Scott Briscoe became President in January 2017 after more than twenty-three years of service at the company. After serving as President for over twenty years, Robin Snell continues to work and provide guidance as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and is integral in our various employee training programs as well as other facets of everyday business.
1923: G.F. Snell & Son's begin work, specializing in culverts and walls.
1938: E.R. Snell adds grassing, curb, and gutter to their portfolio.
1956: Federal Aid Highway Act enacted.
1959: The 3rd generation of family members begins work at E.R. Snell.
1959: E.R. Snell incorporated.
1974: E.R. Snell retires, son Richard Snell becomes president.
1976: The 4th generation of family members begins work at E.R. Snell.
1978: E.R. Snell adds grading to their portfolio.
1990: E.R. Snell acquires Jasper Construction's asphalt division.
1995: Richard Snell retires, nephew Robin Snell becomes president.
1997: E.R. Snell adds a satellite office/shop in Athens, Georgia.
1999: The 5th generation of family members begins work at E.R. Snell.
2002: E.R. Snell acquires Riverdale Paving.
2004: E.R. Snell purchases an asphalt plant in Buford from Aamco Paving.
2006: E.R. Snell moves into its new corporate headquarters.
2008: E.R. Snell purchases an asphalt plant in Stockbridge from Moore Brother.
2013: TSPLOST passes in 3 regions of Georgia.
2014: E.R. Snell purchases Augusta Asphalt, getting them into the Augusta construction market.
2015: Transportation Funding Act of 2015 Passes.
2015: Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act signed into law.
2015: E.R. Snell purchases Rogers Bridge Company, doubling the size of its bridge division.
2016: E.R. Snell grows to over 700 employees.
2017: Robin Snell becomes Chairman of the Board, Scott Briscoe assumes role as president.
Mission & Values
E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. has conducted business accordingly for five generations with the highest standards of ethics that were set forth by E.R. Snell more than 90 years ago. ERS will continue to uphold these ethics and standards for years to come in every commitment that is made by the company.
E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. was built on Christian beliefs with honesty and integrity leading the way. Our goal is to build a safe and modern highway system while preserving the natural environment. Through quality production and high safety standards, we strive to be the best contractor possible, while continuing to be a positive influence on our employees and our community.
Safety is a top priority at E.R. Snell. We understand the dangers of construction. We know that all accidents can be avoided with precaution and common sense. From orientation, to on-going training classes, to OSHA certifications, to safety videos, to daily hazard assessments, our employees are extensively trained. We also have a safety incentive program designed to reward safety practices. While safety is the responsibility of all employees, E.R. Snell employs safety officers, charged with enforcing our safety regulations and ensuring that all employees are working in conditions that continuously monitor and uphold our stringent safety standards.
Heavy Equipment Precautions
When moving large and heavy loads at construction sites, there are many safety issues to be considered for operators of cranes and lifting devices, as well as employees that are working alongside these devices. ERS teaches precaution operating cranes with the use of blocks and tackles during this training session.
Loss Prevention & Risk Management
The Loss Prevention and Risk Management Manger inspects the tractor trailers for DOT Compliance and discusses Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules with our drivers.
Safety Training Director
The Safety Training Director conducts spot checks making sure that all crews discuss safety issues each week and is also able to translate the information to Spanish employees when necessary.
Many times workers enter confined workspaces that hinder them from entering, working in, and exiting the tight spaces. This safety tripod is placed over confined spaces, such as manholes, to quickly “wind up” workers in case of trouble.
ERS is continually conducting safety-training sessions to expand worker’s knowledge and awareness of safety hazards and how to prevent accidents on the job site.