Mashburn Construction joins Laurens County in Notable Groundbreaking Celebration


Columbia, S.C. — Mashburn Construction is pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of the Laurens County Historic Courthouse project. The project focuses on the historic exterior restoration and addition of the decades’ old courthouse in downtown Laurens, South Carolina.

“We congratulate Laurens County on the decision to restore his historic building in the heart of their downtown community. Our team looks forward to contributing to one of many future improvements to Laurens County,” says Lee Mashburn, President of Mashburn Construction.

On Friday, September 23, 2022, partners, delegates, and members of Laurens County gathered in a groundbreaking ceremony to speak about the importance of the project and officially put the first shovels in the ground. Speakers included: Senator Danny Verdin from the South Carolina House of Representatives; Thomas Higgs, County Administrator for Laurens County; Brown Patterson, Chairman of Laurens County Council; Walter Hughes, Chairman of Capital Project Sales Tax Committee for Laurens County; Nathan Senn, Mayor of the City of Laurens; and Lee Mashburn, President of Mashburn Construction.

Brown Patterson, Chairman of Laurens County Council says, “Laurens County is pleased to have this partnership with Mashburn Construction on the renovation of such a historic and monumental building to Laurens County. The citizens of Laurens overwhelmingly voted to preserve our Historic Courthouse and bring it back to its former grandeur. It was vital for us to find a partner who understands the significance of this building to the county and our citizens. I can’t wait to see the final project.”

This project is one of 16 that have been listed within the county’s Capital Project Sales Tax initiative where citizens have elected to vote towards a 1% sales tax for large capital projects ( Craig Gaulden Davis has been selected as the Architect for the historic courthouse project and Mashburn Construction was selected through a competitive RFP/Interview process as the General Contractor. County officials and the selection committee are working closely in a collaborative effort to execute this notable project within budget and on time.

Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design-build, preconstruction and general contracting services. For over four decades, the company has exemplified Building with Integrity by providing superior service and quality to clients across many markets. Headquartered in Columbia, Mashburn also has offices in Charleston, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, please visit


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