Billy Harbert, Chairman & CEO

Billy Harbert has been Chairman and CEO of BL Harbert International since its inception in 2000, following a legacy construction business that began with his father and uncle in the 1940s. He provides ultimate leadership and direction of all BL Harbert projects worldwide and guides executive management and our C-suite.

Prior to stepping into the role as Chairman and CEO, Billy worked as Project Manager and Project Engineer on pipeline and commercial projects. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Building Science, and from Emory University with a MBA.

“We look at our management team as the entire ten thousand people who work for us right now because that is really what it’s all about. It is every single person within our company that makes us who we are today.” – Chuck Bohn, President, International Group

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

Building anything, anywhere, is our mission at BL Harbert International, but at the end of the day, that would not be possible without first establishing a team of inspiring individuals. At BL Harbert International, we celebrate uniqueness and encourage diverse perspectives to shape the culture and direction of the company. With over 10,000 employees representing 57 nationalities, supporting and respecting BLHI’s incredible people is paramount. Since the company’s infancy, an emphasis on goodwill and the relationships among team members were and continue to be regarded as a key to success. These, along with a select few other core values, were eventually formalized as the company’s Guiding Principles.

Women in Construction

BL Harbert International recognizes and celebrates the vital contributions women make to both our organization and our industry. We believe construction is an inclusive field where diverse problem-solving abilities and viewpoints combine to strengthen our collective performance. At BLHI, women thrive in an environment that fosters growth, support, and camaraderie.

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The Respect Challenge

The Respect Challenge Tour is a BL Harbert International initiative that began in 2018. The idea is very simple. All of our differences make us stronger. No matter ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or orientation, everyone deserves to be treated with Respect.

The BL Harbert Leadership Team set out to project sites worldwide to reinforce Respect as one of the five company pillars. At each Respect Tour, employees sign a Respect banner and receive a Respect Challenge Coin as a reminder to make a positive impact on others today and every day.