Get to know the man behind Atlanta’s trusted destination for all things construction and design, Mitch Hires.
Photo by RaShun Hayes

What kind of client does Construction Resources ( serve? MH: Construction Resources has a very diversified client base. We service the single-family, multi-family and commercial sectors of the building industry. These customers include custom builders, production builders, remodelers, general contractors, millwork shops, developers and retail/ end-user customers through our multiple design centers.

Builder: Ladisic Fine Homes; Architect: Linda MacArthur; Kitchen Design: The Studio Entourage; Interior design: Brian Watford Interiors; photo by Rustic White Photography

What brands or services are offered at Construction Resources? MH: Construction Resources offers the best of the best brands across all our diverse product categories. These include SubZero-Wolf, KitchenAid and Thermador Appliances, UMI procured luxury Natural Stone & Quartz Products, Cambria and Silestone Quartz Countertop Surfaces, IHP and Heatilator Fireplaces, Clopay and Wayne Dalton Garage Doors, Coral Shower Doors, Kichler Lighting and Mohawk Flooring products. Construction Resources differentiates itself not only by its diverse product selection but also its ability to turn-key install all its product offerings.

Do you have any updates for the brand? MH: Construction Resources is opening a new United Materials Stone Distribution location in Orlando, Florida in June 2022. We are also adding a CR Design Studio in Buckhead in later in 2022! Construction Resources continues to update its CR Design Center in Decatur with premium luxury offerings as well as multiple upgrades to its Sewell Appliance location in Sandy Springs. CR is also pleased to announce the addition of our new Chief Operating Officer, John Simmons who has joined the business in the last year. John’s focus will be on continued integration of the Construction Resources platform for growth.

Mitch, can you tell me a little about yourself? Where are you from? MH: I grew up in Tucker, GA and attended the University of Georgia following high school. I currently reside in Sandy Springs with my wife, Tracy, my son, Dillon and my daughter Daisy. I am proud to say I have lived in Atlanta my entire life and have enjoyed watching Atlanta grow and prosper over my career.

Bathroom Designer: The Studio Entourage Interior Designer: The Designery Photography: The Designery Photo Lab
Bathroom Designer: The Studio Entourage; Interior Designer: The Designery; photo by The Designery Photo Lab

How did you start the business? MH: My father, Fred E. Hires Sr. and partners started a cultured marble company in 1970. My brother, Sonny Hires and I grew up working in the business. In 1996, Sonny and I had the opportunity to purchase my father’s partners portion of the business. Following this purchase, we engaged on a plan to offer complimentary synergistic after paint building products focused on the single-family market. Cultured Marble was strictly a bathroom product. We evolved into kitchen countertops, glass & mirror, shower doors, tile & flooring etc. Eventually, through a series of acquisitions, mergers and green fielding we came to add appliances, garage doors, fireplaces, lighting and stone slab distribution. In addition, we expanded into the multi-family and commercial construction arena. Today, Construction Resources has 30 locations including showrooms, slab galleries, distribution centers and manufacturing and fabrication locations operating in 5 southeastern states. Our success can be attributed to great partners, employees, customer relationships and vendors we have at Construction Resources.

What are some values in this business that find paramount? MH: Across Construction Resources, in all product categories and divisions you will find a prevailing entrepreneurial spirit focused on servicing the needs of the customer. For 52 years, this theme has resonated across Construction Resources and its employee base. Our employees and deep customer relationships are our most valuable asset, and they will remain our focus as we move forward with our growth plan over the coming years.

Designer: Vivico Interiors Photography: Marc Mauldin Photography Inc
Designer: Vivico Interiors; photo by Marc Mauldin Photography Inc.