CT Darnell Celebrates 30 Years
CT Darnell owners Clint and Travis Darnell
(Aug. 22, 2017) 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, Alpharetta, Ga., 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 U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. It has built or equipped facilities for Lowe’s, 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’s storage systems and fixtures met the need, providing an ideal solution for the 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 offers a full line of steel buildings and integrated rack-supported systems that optimize inventory, protect product, and make picking product more efficient for distribution centers and lumberyards. It also continues to enter additional markets, including chain restaurants, manufacturing plants, and fuel/trucking facilities.
“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.”