company has been a family owned and operated business for over twenty five years. Don Holliday, our founder and
President, has been in and around the construction business all his life. His father owned a building supply business
for 55 years.
From an early
age of 8, he would go to the lumber supply business with his father around 4 a.m. on Saturdays and after school. He
would visit with the contractors as his father took daily building supply orders.
By the time he was old enough to drive a truck, Don was
delivering lumber, ferterlizer, coal and other building products to job sites and customers.
On each job he visited, Don learned a
little from each contractor....for example, framers, roofers, concrete, brick and block contractors, plumbers and
electricians, heating and air-conditioning, trim contractors and all the others necessary to complete a home.
In 1974 he built his first home. Don
did quite a bit of the work himself, applying the on job training he had received to his first house.
In 1992, Saint Ives General Contracting was
created and Don developed a very upscale swim/tennis community named Saint Ives, thus the name of our company.
Saint Ives employs hundreds of sub-contractors on an annual basis as we continue to grow.
Since the entrance into the construction
industry, Don and Saint Ives General Contracting have built over 200 of some of the finest custom homes in Northeast Georgia.
Our company has grown into the Commercial and Industrial construction as well. Constructing warehousing space, shopping
centers, condominimuns and assisted living facilities.
In 1994 Landry Holliday came
on board an a Partner and later when Georgia started licensing contractors Landry received his General Contractors License.
saint Ives now has two State Licensed General Contractors.
2004, Saint Ives General Contracting took on the Viking line of fiberglass swimming pools. Since our beginning with
the pool industry, we have installed over 45 pools with decks, fencing, all the necessary plumbing and electrical, pool heaters,
waterfalls, landscaping and much more.