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January 25, 2024

2023 Superintendent of the Year Award Winner Announced

Griffco recently named Mark Katafias, Senior Superintendent, as the recipient of the 2023 Jamie Smith Superintendent of the Year Award. Mark has been a part of the Griffco team for 9 years and has been vital to Griffco’s success. He embodies our core values as a company and the values that Jamie held close as…

Saxum Real Estate's Atlanta campus built by Griffco Design Build
September 13, 2023

I.CON Cold Storage Conference Tours Atlanta Cold Storage

NAIOP‘s first-ever I.CON Cold Storage Conference kicked off with a tour of Saxum Real Estate‘s Atlanta Cold Storage Campus. This campus includes 495,000 total SF across two buildings, with Building 1 including 306,402 SF and 46 dock positions and Building 2 including 188,455 SF and 36 dock positions. All freezer and cooler spaces are convertible from…

SafeNest Storage in Hilton Head, SC groundbreaking.
August 24, 2023

Griffco Breaks Ground on Largest Self Storage Facility to Date

Griffco, in partnership with Canvass Capital, Barings and SafeNest, has officially broken ground on SafeNest Storage in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This storage campus will be Griffco’s largest Self Storage facility to date, including one 185,400 SF, 3-story conditioned building and one 11,100 SF, one-story non-conditioned building, totaling 1,186 units between the two facilities. Thank you Canvass Capital & Barings for…

Extra Space Storage, Conyers, Georgia. Aerial photo of storage facility.
July 1, 2023

GC Magazine Names Griffco “Best Storage Facility Builder” in Georgia

Griffco was recently named the “Best Storage Facility Builder” in the state of Georgia by General Contractor Magazine. “Griffco Design-Build carved its niche in the Atlanta region as a reputable provider of building services. Construction, planning and engineering are the key services offered by the firm, handled by a veteran roster of builders and managers…

April 3, 2023

Griffco Design/Build, Inc. Appoints First Chief Operating Officer

Kennesaw, GA – February 6, 2023 – Griffco Design/Build, Inc. announced that KC Williams has been appointed as its first Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, KC oversees all operations from pre-construction to project completion. KC has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry including the programming, design and construction…

February 22, 2023

Cool Times Podcast – Built by the Best with Scott Griffin

Check out this interview between our President & CEO, Scott Griffin, and Vince & Jenna Free on Cool Times Podcast! They talk in-depth about how Scott started Griffco Design/Build, Inc, the impact of escalation on the Cold Storage industry, Scott’s “Coolest Moments” and the “Griffco Advantage”.

February 22, 2023

2022 Jamie Smith Superintendent of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Superintendent of the Year Awards program started in 2020 in honor of Jamie Smith, an outstanding Griffco Superintendent who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2019. Since then, we have been committed to celebrating our hard working Superintendents who embody all of the qualities that Jamie did – commitment to safety, quality assurance and…

November 22, 2022

Griffco’s Newnan Self Storage Wins GASSA Facility of the Year

Georgia Self Storage Association (GASSA) selected CubeSmart Self Storage in Newnan, Georgia as Self Storage Facility of the Year 2022. We are proud to have been the construction partner on this 3-story, 95,650 SF award-winning storage facility in Newnan, Georgia. This is Griffco’s third GASSA Facility of the Year Award, others include Woodstock Self Storage…

November 9, 2022

Griffco Wins CEBA’s 2022 Built by the Best Award

November 9, 2022, Amelia Island, Florida — We are honored to announce that Griffco Design/Build is the winner of the 2022 Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) Built By The Best Award. Griffco was selected for our design and construction services for Americold Logistics Gateway Phase I ASRS Freezer project in Atlanta, Georgia. This 200,000 SF…

September 20, 2022

Griffco Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence

On September 20, 2007 Griffco Design/Build was incorporated. Our Founder, Scott Griffin, was 47 years old when he decided to start his own company with nothing but a laptop, a few industry connections and his life savings. This year, with a lot of hard work, an excellent team of employees, partners and clients, we will…

April 29, 2022


Our team recently completed another self storage project with NitNeil Partners. This facility has 650 units across seven buildings with a mix of drive-up and climate controlled storage and more than 70,000 square-feet of rentable space. This site will serve Stone Mountain, Georgia, a rapidly growing suburb of Atlanta. Great work, Griffco team!

April 4, 2022


We are excited to welcome David Laza to the Griffco team as Chief Financial Officer! David has more than 25 years of experience in finance, with 22 of those years being in general contracting, and enjoys working in the construction industry because of the diversity of projects and solving a variety of challenges. At Griffco,…