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.