Nick Copas now leads the firm’s Industrial Services Division becoming the youngest division president in company history. Copas began with Baldwin & Shell in 2003 spending his days as a laborer pounding stakes and installing rebar and his evenings taking construction management and business classes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Over the past 14 years, Copas has worked his way up from the bottom rung of the job site ladder to Division President.
Robert “Bob” Shell is retiring as Chairman of the Board and will now serve as Chairman Emeritus. In 1950, Shell joined The Baldwin Company for a job scheduled to last nine months and ending up staying 67 years.
He was named the President and Chief Executive Officer in 1983 following the death of Baldwin Company co-founder Werner Knoop at which time the company name changed to Baldwin & Shell.
Baldwin & Shell Division President Bobby Gosser, Jr. presented a check, on behalf of Baldwin & Shell employees, for $1357 to Arkansas Hunger Alliance Executive Director Kathy Webb and No Kid Hungry Arkansas Campaign Director Patty Barker.
Little Rock-based Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. celebrated its 70th year in the business with a reception for about 500 of its top brass, vendors and dignitaries the night of Nov. 7 at the Clinton Presidential Center.