Austin started Palmetto Concrete Designs at 20 years old, which grew and expanded into Palmetto Concrete. As the need for different materials grew, he started Palmetto Mining. Over the years, he has expanded his materials hauling capacity with more dump trucks and the acquisition of a hauling company. He is also busy starting a new land-development project. “Austin does the job the way he would want it done,” says his wife, Kirby. “He goes the extra mile to please customers.”
Education: Associate’s degree.
Accomplishments: Growing the business over the years.
Off the clock: Boating with my family, fixing up older-model GM trucks.
Favorite movie: “Days of Thunder.”
Extracurricular: Donations of money, material to local organizations.