Clayton Watkins Construction Company, Inc. (CWC) was established in November of 1983 in Leitchfield, Kentucky for the purpose of constructing the multi-family housing projects developed by Wabuck Development Company, Inc. Wabuck Development’s President, Garry Watkins, saw the need to utilize the residential construction experience of his father, Clayton, to form a partnership that has prospered for nearly 30 years.
The owners of Clayton Watkins Construction are Clayton and Maxine Watkins of Leitchfield, Kentucky. In the 1960’s, Clayton began constructing residential homes and providing dozer and backhoe work. During this time he perfected his craft of site excavation and providing quality built homes across Central Kentucky.
Since 1983, CWC has successfully completed over 150 construction and renovation projects as a general contractor totaling more than 4,000 units across Kentucky and surrounding states. Projects have included elderly, family and special need multi-family, single family homes, duplexes, rehabilitation projects, daycares, assisted living and light commercial. CWC has completed every single project undertaken to satisfaction without fail.
Once undertaking one or two projects per year totaling 24 to 48 units under the watchful eyes of Clayton and a few good hands; CWC now has 35 employees including six full-time project superintendents. Current and completed projects stretch across Kentucky and CWC is a licensed contractor in the state of Tennessee.
Although Clayton has stepped out of the daily operations of the company, the company is still very much a family run business with Clayton’s son Garry now presiding over the business. Third generation family members such as Martin Cummings, Anthony Elmore and Jamie Powell are still implementing Clayton’s original principles of hard work and performing first class workmanship in the field.
Clayton Watkins Construction Company, Inc.
100 Wabuck Drive
Leitchfield, KY 42754
Office: (270) 259-9361
Fax: (270) 259-6071
Clayton Watkins started his own business in the early 60’s building homes for individuals and operating a dozer and backhoe. He has nearly fifty years of experience in the construction business. Clayton is semi-retired from the company, but still stays active and oversees quality control of the projects.
Garry D. Watkins
Garry Watkins is the son of Clayton Watkins. Garry started in business as a certified public accountant in 1977. He started construction development work in the early 80’s forming his own development company, Wabuck Development, and using Clayton Watkins Construction to do the construction work. Garry also formed an apartment real estate company, Homeland, Inc., in 1983 which manages all the apartment units built and developed within the organization. He has thirty years experience in real estate development and construction business. Garry graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1975 with a B.S. in Accounting.
Martin R. Cummings
Vice President of Field Operations
Martin Cummings has been with Clayton Watkins Construction since 1994 and oversees the physical construction of all developments. Martin is responsible for the direction of five superintendents, all field crews and CWC’s subcontractors. He is responsible for ensuring projects are constructed to our strict quality standards and that projects progress according to schedule. Martin is married to Clayton’s granddaughter Jenny. He graduated from Elizabethtown Community College in 1994 with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences.
The office staff of CWC has grown from two people in the beginning to a very capable staff of various backgrounds to assist in the daily tasks necessary to efficiently construct our projects.
Gregg has been with CWC since 1999. He is responsible for the purchase and research of
project materials and manages the warehouse inventory.
Dana has been with CWC since 2005. Dana assists Anthony Elmore in all aspects of his job and is very involved with color, material and furnishing selections for the projects.
Office Manager/Accounting Manager
Stacy has been with CWC since 2008. Stacy manages accounts and acts as our human resource contact. Stacy graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2004 with a B.S. in Accounting.
Bev has been with CWC since 2008. Before joining CWC, Bev worked for a local newspaper for 20 years. She provides data entry for accounts payable and is the first face you see when you walk in the door.
Mike joined CWC in 2013 and is a full-time estimator. His 35 years of previous experience in
building material sales and estimating make him a valuable member of the CWC team.
Jairus started with CWC in 2015. He is responsible for overseeing development and construction financial accounts. Jairus works closely with housing agencies and syndicators throughout the projects. He is a 2014 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy.