Bob Shell


Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.

Little Rock

Age: 81

Bob Shell

The company tallied 2010 revenue of more than $210 million, the biggest performance in its 64-year history. The achievement is even more notable because the firm has an Arkansas-only focus on projects. Bob Shell, president of the firm from 1983-2014, continues to shun retirement as the firm adds to its string of record sales. Under his leadership, Baldwin & Shell pioneered construction management in Arkansas, leaving the bid market, and focused its energies on landing negotiated contracts. His tenure with the company dates back to 1953. In January 2014, he became chairman, and Scott Copas was named president and CEO.