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A Company with History
Family Owned for
more than 25 Years


Morton Construction is a second generation, family owned commercial construction company started nearly 30 years ago in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Since that time, we’ve become one of the most respected regional general contractors serving a wide variety of commercial construction clients throughout the Southeast United States.  

From the very beginning, we’ve dedicated ourselves to a superior standard - maintain the utmost level of honesty and integrity in all interactions while delivering the highest quality construction. The strength of our commitment remains as strong at the end of the project as it is at the beginning. 

Over the years, Morton Construction has evolved in our expertise, our inclusion of new technologies, and our focus on the latest construction methods and materials – all to give our clients the best possible completed project while maximizing the impact of their capital investment. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to the core values of honesty, reliability, and quality craftmanship.

Morton Construction continues to be the contractor of choice by new and repeat clients since:

  • Our clients know we genuinely care about their projects and the stewardship of their funding

  • We champion a strong work ethic from the beginning through completion of every project

  • Architects, engineers, and subcontractors look forward to partnering with us

  • At Morton, we work with a servant’s heart to anticipate and prioritize our clients’ needs


Ken Morton


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Ken and his father, Jack started Morton Construction in 1996. Ken comes from a long line of builders in the North Atlanta area, being the third generation to carry the flag. Ken oversees and is responsible ultimately for all aspects and facets of the company. In the last 26 years, this includes the successful procurement and construction of hundreds of projects. Construction runs in his blood.

Ken graduated from Mercer University in 1988 with a Business Management degree and played baseball for the Bears. He and his wife Julie have 2 daughters, Emily and Lexie. Ken is very involved with First Baptist Church of Alpharetta and recently served on the board of WellStar North Fulton Hospital.


In his spare time, you will find him playing golf, hunting or traveling.

Woody Phelps

Vice President of Operations

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Woody is a dynamic and results-driven leader with an extensive track record in the commercial construction industry. As the Vice President of Morton Construction, he plays a pivotal role in steering the company's strategic direction, fostering growth, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality projects.

Woody brings over 30 years of construction experience, ranging from senior management to division president. His deep understanding of construction methodologies, project management, industry trends and design parameters is instrumental in Morton's success.  His dedication to quality has garnered Morton a reputation for delivering projects on time and within budget, while exceeding client expectations.

Woody holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University. He is married to his best friend Susan and has 5 children. In his free time, he enjoys working with his church, supporting their foster care ministry, and the occasional game of golf.  

Bill Bland

Business Development

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Bill has over 35 years of construction experience. He was a Senior Vice President, partner and shareholder at Choate Construction. Bill recently retired after the partners sold the company to create an ESOP entity. His experience at Choate included preconstruction, project management and business development.

Bill holds a BS degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University. Bill is past president of Real Estate Group of Atlanta, past president of CORNET, and a past Chairman of the Greater North Fulton Chamber.

His hobbies include golf, quail hunting and spending time in St Simons Island. He and his wife reside in Milton where they raised their two grown daughters.

Cody Keel

Project Manager

Manages projects from start to completion and has over 7 years of experience. Coordinates with preconstruction on subcontractor selection making sure scope is covered on each trade.  Duties include insuring safety, schedule control and quality assurance to ensure projects finish on time and within budget. This includes management of superintendents, subcontractors, assistant project managers and vendors.

Cody is a summa cum laude graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Program. He loves to play golf and watching his young daughter play soccer. He was formerly an Army National Guardsman and Eagle Scout.

Cheryl Holt


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Cheryl oversees and manages all aspects of Morton’s accounting and finance operations. She has over 30 years of public and private experience and is a CPA. Her experience includes SOX Compliance and auditing.

She is involved with Disabled American Charites and enjoys spending time off with family and traveling.

Ana Nguyen

Preconstruction Director

Ana holds a Construction Management degree with a minor in Architecture from Kennesaw State University. With over nine years of experience, she manages the entire preconstruction efforts. This includes conceptual budgets to complete pricing for our clients. Working with our operations teams she is a vital part of identifying subcontractors and vendors, negotiating pricing and buyout, and ensuring the selected subcontractors and vendors have the right scope covered for each project.

She takes joy in cycling, exploring new destinations, and indulging in culinary adventures. She shares her home with two beloved canine companions.

Ryan Griesemer

Project Manager

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Ryan literally grew up in construction. Upon graduation from high school, he spent several years in the field working on plumbing crews, HVAC crews and foundation crews. This experience led to becoming a project superintendent in 2007 overseeing and leading all the trades during a project. Ryan’s field experience with trade crews and as a superintendent is invaluable as a project manager. He has an eye for quality that is only exceeded by his ability to be proactive. Ryan enjoys fishing, hunting and watching his daughter play softball.

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