Our co-founders Jeff Shell and Billy McElroy met in the 1990s while working for a top contractor in Atlanta. As the decades passed, both men became well-established in their fields. Jeff became an expert in project management, and Billy rose to prominence in field operations. A new chapter in their relationship began in 2014 when they chatted about the possibility of Building a New Legacy. Interested in combining old-fashioned values, such as building partnerships, with new-fashioned construction techniques and technology, Shell McElroy Construction was formed.

Shell McElroy has taught Jeff and Billy to take great pride in what they do and how to build lasting relationships by adopting a servant-mindset. As a result of those relationships, we have been able to serve an array of markets throughout the Southeast. The services we offer include hospitality, office, student housing/multifamily, historic restoration/adaptive re-use, tenant/renovation, mixed-use retail, industrial, and municipal projects.

Our goal is to do a great job on each project we take on, which means staying committed and being disciplined as we grow. For this reason, we have worked hard to identify and recruit individuals who complement our strengths and enhance our expertise.  As a result of our thoughtful approach, we can work lean, maximize the value of the owner's investment, build with integrity, execute safe projects, and deliver on our promises.

Shell McElroy's Southeast roots and skilled team of builders are a match for any project. We are licensed in Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina. Having built a trustworthy reputation on creating an excellent experience, we are deeply committed to creating the ideal construction partnership.



At Shell McElroy, experience tells us that successful teams build successful projects.  We are eager to partner with the best in the industry to deliver maximum results.  Shell McElroy, while setting the tone of the project with our leadership, understands the value of the trade expertise. We believe in being a good General Contractor who concentrates on the project level first, and we welcome partners who are equally focused on running safe and innovative projects. Through collaboration, transparency, and integrity, our firm fosters an atmosphere of trust and respect. Our reputation depends on our ability to follow through on our word by doing what we say and saying what we mean.


We understand that it’s people who build buildings. That’s why Shell McElroy hires the best and the brightest in the industry, because we know that attracting top talent creates a trusting, efficient, and ethical work environment. Whatever the stage in your career, we provide personal and professional growth opportunities. Members of our highly experienced team are regular mentors and teachers, upholding our firm’s culture of honesty, integrity, and fairness. By concentrating on being “good people who are good builders,” we are able to keep an open-door policy and provide access to company leadership positions. At Shell McElroy, we believe it’s essential to have fun at work and preserve a good home and work life balance.