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Shayla and Scott Copas
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Baldwin & Shell CEO Scott Copas Stepping Down, Joining Wife Shayla’s Company

Bobby Gosser, Baldwin & Shell's president-elect, will take over as CEO at the start of the new year. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.
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Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas’ pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin’ Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mary Good, John Walker, Bob Shell and Matt DeCample
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Life Lessons (Editorial)

We had a couple of ideas for furious editorials, but then we realized that this is Thanksgiving week and decided to give righteous anger a rest. read more >
"It's not just a job," Bob Shell told Arkansas Business in 2016. "I've really loved it."
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Bob Shell, Former Chairman of Baldwin & Shell, Dies at 88

Bob Shell, the former chairman of the Little Rock construction company that bears his name, died Tuesday. He was 88. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.
Business Services / Construction

Bob Shell Retires as Chairman of Baldwin & Shell

Bob Shell, one of the most familiar names in Arkansas business, has retired as chairman of the board of the company where he has been a fixture for 67 years. read more >
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Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state’s business community. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.

Business Icons: Bob Shell Finds Calling in Construction Industry

Bob Shell has not only become a leader in the Little Rock business community, but also the state’s construction industry. He is credited with pioneering construction management in the state, leading Baldwin & Shell away from the bid market to focus on landing negotiated contracts. read more >
Scott Copas (left), the new president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell, has unveiled a strategic plan for the company. Bob Shell (inset), the chairman of Baldwin & Shell of Little Rock, said that for the first time in the company’s history it is “tippy-toeing” into markets outside of Arkansas.  (Copas photo by Mark Friedman | Shell photo by Michael Pirnique)
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Baldwin & Shell Looks Outside Arkansas for Growth

In January, Baldwin & Shell announced that Scott Copas, who had been with the company since 1977, was its new president and CEO, replacing the longtime head of the firm, Bob Shell. Shell, 83, remains at the company as chairman. read more >
Bob Shell, president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction of Little Rock.
Business Services / Construction

Scott Copas Named CEO of Baldwin Shell; Bob Shell Becomes Chairman

Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock on Saturday announced that Scott Copas has become president and CEO of the company, succeeding Bob Shell, who is now company chairman. read more >
J.C. Barnett, inaugural president of First American National Bank.
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One Bank Founding Traced to 1956 Organization of American National Bank

Five businessmen are recognized for planting the corporate seed for what developed into today’s One Bank & Trust of Little Rock. The venture was launched as American National Bank and morphed into its better-known incarnation as First American. read more >
Builders of El Dorado High School used wood throughout the building. According to Woodworks.org, wood lowers a building's cabon footprint through "avoided" greenhouse gas emissions.
Construction

5 of 9 Arkansas Companies See Greater Revenue in 2012 Construction

The scales tipped slightly in favor of 2012 revenue gainers among the nine construction/real estate firms on this year’s list of the 75 largest private companies in Arkansas. read more >
Fayetteville’s largest commercial projects includes Sterling Frisco Apartments.

Largest Construction Projects Top $1.3 Billion

The dollar value of large construction projects in Arkansas totaled nearly $1.4 billion, a one-year decline of 4.3 percent. It marks the fourth consecutive year the total has waned. Despite the decline, the census of projects valued at $3 million-plus grew: 130 compared with 104 a year ago. read more >
Bob Shell, president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction of Little Rock.
Construction / Nonprofits

Bob Shell to Receive Vision Award from World Services for Blind

The award annually recognizes a prominent Arkansan who has demonstrated a personal commitment to community service. read more >
Tim OrellanoThe Human Resource TeamLittle Rock
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Tim Orellano Gets Lifetime Achievement Award Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management (Movers & Shakers, Oct. 22, 2012)

Tim Orellano has received the Jim Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management. Plus other notable job changes and achievements. read more >
Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway, right, talks to an employee at a job site.
Construction / Education / Energy / Real Estate

Construction-Related Firms Report Mixed Bag of Revenue Results

Revenue was up and down among construction-related firms in the list of the state's largest private companies. read more >
Jim WilsonVice President, Secretary & ControllerBaldwin & Shell Construction Co., Little Rock

CFO of the Year Finalists (Large Private Company): Jim Wilson

In 1976, Jim Wilson moved to Baldwin & Shell Construction. Wilson was attracted to the dedication of Baldwin & Shell’s executives, like President Bob Shell, who has been with the company since 1950. read more >