Joy Wright Fortenberry- President/Owner
B.A./ Education – Augusta State University 1978
M.A./ Reading Education- University of North Carolina Charlotte 1991
Before entering the construction industry in 1994, Joy taught middle and high school English for 17 years. After joining Concrete Specialty, she successfully completed the building exam given by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. In addition to numerous instructional seminars at the annual World of Concrete, she has also participated in CFMA training, and education through the AGC and ASAC.

Birgin Eugene Fortenberry- Vice President/ Owner
A.A./ Business- Cleveland Community College 1992
Gene Fortenberry joined Spangler and Sons Concrete Co., in Shelby, NC in 1963 and continued through the transition to Concrete Supply Co. in 1986. He worked his way through all aspects of the concrete industry as foreman, dispatcher, sales, and eventually as business owner. Whether he was supervising the placing and finishing of concrete, operating a Somero laser screed or a Power Curber 5700, Gene’s knowledge and forty-four years of experience are indisputable in the industry.


Jerry Blanton- Project Management/ Estimator
Leaping from 16 years in residential construction to commercial building in 1989, Jerry Blanton joined Concrete Supply Company as a construction foreman. The transition from Concrete Supply Construction Division to Concrete Specialty Contractors in 1994, presented the opportunity for growth and expansion into various concrete projects. Jerry’s field knowledge and practical applications are a result of experience and keen insight.

  Chris Fortenberry- Project Management/ Estimator
B.S. Construction Science- Clemson University 2002
After five years in residential construction project management, Chris joined Concrete Specialty in 2007.