After eight years at the current location at 51 North Lowry Street in Smyrna, Dow Smith, President and Owner of Dow Smith Company, Inc., is getting ready to sell the 1.5-acre property and move to a new Smyrna location. The move comes as the company celebrates its 20th year in business and “prepares for the next 20 years,” according to Smith.
“Vice Presidents Joey Rhyne and Gary Grisham, along with our Office Manager Shauna Rigsby and myself, continually push ourselves to create the best infrastructure, support systems and processes so we are as relevant and as efficient as we can possibly be,” Smith said. “Our office space here was originally somebody’s home, and the room layout just isn’t conducive to the type of collaborative work we do every day. And, of course, today’s technology allows us to be spread out, but still in constant communication with each other, our work teams and our clients. We’ve come to realize that many times, a large office space is more of a burden than a help.”
Smith said the management staff is out on the road every day, going from construction project to construction project as they manage the new building, renovation and addition work company crews and sub-contractors perform for middle Tennessee commercial businesses and churches.
“At our new location, we will have a spacious conference room for staff and outside meetings, as well as offices that are closer to each other,” Smith said. “Moving to more efficient office space is just one more step in our continuous preparation to be an even better design-build partner with our clients.”
Since 1992, Dow Smith Company, Inc. has served as Smyrna’s only locally based commercial construction company. In 1999, Dow Smith purchased the Lynch Construction Company, bringing with it the many years of history and service since that company was established in 1955. Dow Smith Company, Inc. specializes in new construction, design/build construction, renovation and additions, and shell building and tenant finish. The company utilizes computerized software for project scheduling and accounting, recognizing that effectiveness lies not within the software but with the quality and experience of people using these tools.