Wharton-Smith Expands Commercial Division Operations in Charlotte, NC

Bret Estridge Joins as Area Manager, Charlotte Commercial

Sanford, FL – May 31, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, is excited to announce the addition of Bret Estridge as Area Manager of the Charlotte Commercial Division. Building off the success of the Charlotte Water/Wastewater Division over the last decade, Bret will lead the effort to expand Wharton-Smith’s presence in the area’s commercial markets. In his new role, he will be responsible for operations oversight, business development, community relations, and the quality of services provided by the Charlotte Commercial Division.

Estridge comes to Wharton-Smith with 14 years of experience in the construction industry and a proven track record of successful projects. Most recently, he worked as the Director of Project Solutions & Business Development for Balfour Beatty, an international construction group focused on commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation projects. His most recent successes in the Charlotte market included oversight of the 500 East Morehead Office Building, Dowd YMCA Pritchard Parking Deck, and Design Center of the Carolinas Parking Deck.

“We are extremely excited to have Bret join the Commercial Division team,” remarked Darin Crafton, Vice President of Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division. “Bret brings the right mix of enthusiasm, experience and leadership to help us expand and grow the Wharton-Smith brand within the Charlotte community.”

In addition to his professional experience, Estridge has a bachelor’s degree in construction management with a minor in business administration from East Carolina University.