Brent Reid’s history with Winter has been a long and storied one. Hired more than 30 years ago as a project engineer, Brent currently functions as the CEO of both Winter Construction and Winter Environmental. He brings a senior leadership perspective, and in his current capacity Brent is a relationship builder, a forward thinker, and an innovator, as he oversees all aspects of Winter moving forward into the future.
Upon receiving a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech, Brent gained valuable experience working on a hydroelectric project in remote western Virginia. Looking to make the move back to Atlanta, he pursued employment with Winter Construction and was hired as an entry level project engineer. That was in 1984. Since then, Brent has worked in a variety of capacities for Winter. Winter Construction believed in Brent so much that the former owner helped Brent to achieve his longstanding goal of getting an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1988. From there he moved to Denver to open a small construction office for Winter. It wasn’t long before his talents were needed back in Atlanta. This turned out to be a pivotal moment in Brent’s career. He returned to develop the asbestos removal company that had recently been created. Brent and his team turned this business into the healthy enterprise that is now Winter Environmental. In 1995, Brent returned to construction, and in 2001, he took over as head of Winter. In January 2009, Brent and the senior management team purchased the former owner’s full interest and separated all Winter Construction and Winter Environmental business activity from the former owner. Brent has continued to serve as CEO ever since.
Brent believes in allowing his employees to pursue their passions. He cultivates innovation and gives everyone the tools they require to bring new ideas to the table that can benefit Winter. He creates strong, lasting relationships with his team, job partners, and community. Brent currently serves as Treasurer of Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. He is an Emeritus Board Member of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Council of Shopping Center’s CenterBuild Conference and is a past chair of the CenterBuild conference. Brent is a past member of the Young President’s Organization. In 2014, he served as Chair of the Council for Quality Growth and remains on the Executive Committee. Additionally, he is a member of Zoo Atlanta’s Leadership Council.