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.

Jim Gilbault

With over 34 years of industry experience, Jim career is focused on 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.



Jeff  Rajala

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 ensure that each project is completed on time, and within budget.

Johnny Key

Leading many in his field with over 40 years in the construction industry.

Johnny is an experienced professional that knows how to get the job done efficiently on time. Specializing in the field of plumbing, electrical, Sheetrock, plastering, carpentry, tile setter, and masonry. While incorporating classic industry strategies and new age technology he respects the value of a client’s vision and cost. Notable recent projects with BA Barrett are The Historic Healey Building, Kung Fu Tea, and New Children & Family Services Building. Johnny solidifies the standard BA Barrett holds strong as a team of leaders and innovated thinkers.

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Project Manager

Dan Ward

Dan began his career with BA Barrett as a project engineer. Throughout the years he has shown diligence with precise execution of daily skillful tasks. That has allowed him to rise through the ranks to the position of project manager. Dan graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Risk Management and has recently obtained his General Contractor Qualifying Agent’s license. Dan’s ability to problem solve, his communication skills, integrity, business acumen, and enthusiasm has propelled him to become a valued member of the BA Barrett team. His most notable completed project to date is a 3.6 million dollar renovation to a mixed-use building in midtown Atlanta.

Matt Apollo

Matt has been rising in rakes within the company, since beginning his journey 3 years ago as a project engineer. His commitment to his team has shown in his great leadership skills. He’s mastered the art of staying within budgets; coordinating with subcontractors; electricians, plumbers, and obtaining appropriate building materials. His communication skills serve well with building inspectors, dealing with emergencies, and ensuring every part of the build is up to code. Matt’s most recent projects are Moores Mill Retail, Northpoint Mortgage, and Sun Valley Suites. As one of the leading Superintendent with BA Barrett, his projects have a growing listed value of 2.8 million dollars.

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