Jeffrey I. Stone
Inducted in 2014
Jeff Stone has been with Brasfield & Gorrie throughout his professional career. During his 35 years with the company, his drive and dedication helped him progress through the ranks of leadership. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and oversees more than $2 billion in annual revenues with 30 operating divisions and more than 3,000 employees. In 2007, Brasfield & Gorrie was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.
Stone’s leadership ability became evident at Auburn University, where he was elected Engineering Senator in 1977 and President of the Student Government Association in 1978. He graduated With Highest Honor in Civil Engineering in 1979 and immediately began his career with Brasfield & Gorrie. Stone quickly progressed to Project Manager, taking charge of office, retail and hospital projects in Alabama and Florida. He has served as Division Manager of Healthcare, Vice President of Operations and President of the firm’s Central Region. His notable projects include the Colonnade, Bellsouth Services Headquarters, the Kirklin Clinic, the McWane Center and major components of the Airbus production center under construction in Mobile. Brasfield & Gorrie, in part because of Stone’s leadership, has had a major impact on the economy of Alabama, as well as other states where the firm operates.
Stone has continued to serve Auburn as an alumnus. He is the current Chairman of the Auburn University Foundation, and is a past Chairman of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, where he has served for 15 years. He is Chairman of the Engineering Campaign Committee, and has been a member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Council for 20 years. He also serves on the Auburn Athletic Advisory Council. Stone is a member of several philanthropic societies at Auburn including the 1856 Society, Samford Society, Petrie Society, All American Society, Ginn Society and Engineering Keystone Society. Additionally, he personally supports student scholarships, the Stone Fund of Excellence in Civil Engineering and the Stone Leadership Awards. He was named the Civil Engineering Outstanding Alumnus of the year in 2005, and received the Distinguished Auburn Engineer Award in 2012.
Stone’s professional involvement includes service to the construction industry as well as to the community at large. He has served on the boards of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders and Contractors, and is a past Co-chair of the Jefferson County Workforce Investment Board. He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Birmingham Sunrise, he served as Corporate division Co-chair for the United Way in 2011 and is a member of the United Way’s Tocqueville Society. Stone serves on the Norton Board of Advisors at Birmingham Southern College and the Samford University Board of Overseers. He has also been a board member of the American Red Cross, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, REV Birmingham and the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. He participated in Leadership Birmingham in 1999 and in Leadership Alabama in 2005.
Stone has been an active member of Canterbury United Methodist Church for 32 years. He has served as a trustee, Chairman of the Church Council, Lay Leader and Chairman of the Building Committee. He and his wife, Linda, live in Mountain Brook. They are the proud parents of three grown children, and have recently welcomed their first grandchild into the family.