Over the past 14 years, Copas has worked his way up from the bottom rung of the job site ladder to Division President.
His job titles in the field from 2003 to 2008 included: laborer, carpenter, ironworker, and foreman.
"From the first day he picked up a hammer in the field to now, Nick has displayed a unique passion for the construction business. We anticipate that he will bring the same level of drive, determination and raw talent to his new leadership role as Division President," explains President/CEO Scott Copas.
In late 2008, Copas began working at the corporate headquarters as a project coordinator, and after displaying a talent for cost estimating and quantitative analysis soon became a project manager. Tasked with estimating and managing the company's metal building contracts, Copas envisioned a new concentration of services to grow the company's conventional steel erection and concrete services. Just one year later, he built such a substantial backlog of work that a promotion to Division Manager with a full support staff soon followed.
Copas became Vice President of Industrial and Structural Services in 2014. During the two years he served as Vice President, he reintroduced Baldwin & Shell to the manufacturing sector and developed more than 30 new private sector clients. He also successfully executed the firm's first joint venture contract, the largest metal building and concrete project to date, and has been instrumental in expanding Baldwin & Shell's business beyond the borders of Arkansas.