Colin Maloney Featured in MC Business Magazine

Century Construction’s President, Colin Maloney, an alum of Mississippi College School of Business, was recently profiled in their magazine, MC Business. From the article:

“Colin Maloney is an entrepreneur, an adventurer, and a family man. He founded Century Construction in 1977, where it all started with just two employees and one truck. Over the last 17 years, however, the company has expanded exponentially and now employs over 200 people at three different, Mississippi locations; Tupelo, Jackson, and West Point. Colin remains committed to the day to day activities of the company, building relationships with both his customers and his employees. On a recent project, employees found him running the shoe moulding for the building. One of the guys joked, ‘Not bad for your first day, Mr. Maloney.’

Colin Maloney is an exceptional entrepreneur. What he has done with Century Construction, from creating it out of scratch to elevating it into one of the premier construction companies in our region, is nothing short of fabulous. He is a wonderful example for all of our students who have a strong entrepreneurial bent and are looking to emulate someone who has been very successful, while at the same time being principled. — Dr. Marcelo Eduardo, Dean, MC School of Business

But like any good business man, Colin certainly didn’t get where he is today without a little risk: both personally and professionally. His willingness to take calculated risks have not only developed him into a successful business man, but have also led him on many adventures. Most notably, a motorcycle ride with a friend, to Guatemala where they got stuck in the cross-fires of a shootout. Amidst the chaos of life, Colin still finds teachable moments as he recalls about the trip, ‘Don’t get lost in the negatives. The ups far out measure the downs.’

Colin’s two children, Dason and Alli, will tell you that the highlights of his life are ‘at home, where he loves, leads, and encourages us to the best we can be.’ We are so grateful to have Mr. Colin Maloney as an alum and to have Alli as a current student in our business program. We appreciate his dedication to the School of Business and are proud to have Century Construction as a Corporate Partner.”

Read more from MC Business Magazine here.

Century Receives “Above and Beyond” Award

Recognizing the Support for Our Military Employees


Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, honored Century Construction with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Mississippi Guard and Reserve.

Emily Fordice, Century Construction Contract Administrator, accepted the award from Aubrey Ray, Mississippi ESGR state chair and General Boyles, MS Adjutant General, on behalf of Century Construction in a recognition ceremony held at the Old Capital Inn, Jackson, MS on Wednesday, June 7th.

“The Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers like Century Construction, who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Ray. “Supportive employers like Century Construction are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Century Construction joins with thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far above and beyond that which is expected or required under USERRA with pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

“Century Construction always shows patience and willingness to work with my military schedule even if it’s last minute. They understand that I am not in control of things that happen to my family. Century Construction allowed me time off and even went as far as to allow me a chance to make up hours that they didn’t have to. They are openly and frequently appreciative of my service to our country.” – Specialist Christopher Wood, Nominator.

Are you service member looking for a position in construction? We encourage members of the Mississippi Guard and Reserve to apply to work at Century Construction. Click here to learn more.