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David Barrett


David Barrett, President – David oversees every aspect of the firm’s day-to-day operation. From client development, to preconstruction and operations, he is involved throughout the process for each project, ensuring that the commitment to every client meets or exceeds their expectations. David’s 30 years of experience in construction, design and development provides a unique perspective that leads to a comprehensive, cost effective and efficient solution to each project. He has been involved with a variety of projects in the healthcare, retail, corporate, interiors, industrial and hospitality throughout the US.

David has been in the commercial real estate and construction fields for over 25 years. In 1984, he joined Toon & Associates, an Atlanta based Real Estate Development Company. He worked with several commercial contractors, including Choate Construction and McDevitt Street (Bovis) before founding his own commercial construction and real estate company in 1995, and in 2005 started the Bluegrass Group to focus on real estate development. Over his career, David has been responsible for 2,000,000sf of office and retail development.

David has an engineering degree from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA in Finance from Mercer University. He is the past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, is a LEED Green Associate, and a certified AGC BIM Professional.

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Jeff Rajala

Senior Superintendent

Jeff began his construction career after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in construction management. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with Cooper & Company and Evergreen Construction as both a superintendent and a project manager, completing projects such as the Johns Creek Elementary School, GBI Crime Lab, Health and Science Building at North Georgia College, and the Lakewood MARTA station. Jeff’s attention to detail and positive attitude insure that each project is completed on time, and within budget.

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Jim Gilbault


With over 34 years of industry experience, Jim career is focused around commercial and medical interiors construction. He has extensive experience with project management, personnel supervision, subcontractor negotiations and coordination and OSHA compliance. Jim’s work ethic, professional experience and leadership abilities make him a valuable asset to the BA Barrett team. Noteworthy projects include the Global Furniture Showroom in Atlanta, Mitchell Gold + Bob William Studios at Avalon, and Wade Ford Showroom remodel.

IST Management, David Pattillo & Associates, Grady Mental Health Center.


David Trippe

Senior Project Manager

David provides overall management direction for each project. Once the construction process begins, he is the primary contact for the owner, and acts as the liaison between preconstruction, our construction team and the subcontractors and suppliers. David has over 25 years of experience in both construction and development, and his experience includes a variety of healthcare, commercial, industrial and religious projects.


Dan Ward

Project Manager

Dan started his career with BA Barrett as an on-site superintendent, and has worded his way through the ranks and is now a project manager. Dan’s meticulous eye for details, determination and attention to client’s needs are the cornerstone of his success. Dan is a graduate of University of Georgia with a degree in risk management. He most recently completed the 3.5 million renovation of the Baltimore Block project in Midtown Atlanta.


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Todd Renner


Todd started out in construction over 17 years ago in the Atlanta area, has traveled all over the southeast for significant projects, and is now back in Atlanta to work with BA Barrett. Todd has managed ground up and renovation projects in the corporate and healthcare markets for over 11 years. Todd brings a positive attitude to every jobsite, and focuses on team building and effective communication to get the job done. Todd’s noteworthy projects include 56,000 SF UCH Carrollwood Medical Office Building, 62,000 SF Calhoun Street Corporate Office, and 42,000 SF Paulding County Airport Terminal, and the Baltimore Block Renovation project.