Garry V. Hughes is the founder and Vice -President of Hughes Construction Company, Inc. (HCCI).  In 1960, he began building single family residential housing.  By 1965, the company expanded into the development and construction of commercial and industrial projects. Over the next six years, HCCI acted as the general contractor on numerous shopping centers, office buildings, convenience stores, retail outlets, and libraries. As the company grew, its biggest asset was the experience and determination of its founder.

In 1971, the company identified multi-family housing as its target market.  Mr. Hughes incorporated the company and developed a business plan designed to provide a full range of services to the multi-family housing industry including design, development, construction and management.  The company experienced immediate success and has maintained steady growth developing projects in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.  Since 1971, HCCI has successfully constructed over 23,000 multi-family housing units with construction costs totaling more than $600,000,000.00. 

In 2000, Chris H. Hughes joined The Hughes Companies and currently serves as President of HCCI.  He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi.  He practiced law at McCoy, Wilkins, Stephens, and Tipton from 1994-2000 and represented businesses, corporations, physicians, nursing homes and individuals. 

With a combined experience level of over 60 years, Garry and Chris Hughes expanded HCCI into the development and construction of medical facilities. Since that time, HCCI has developed and/or built five nursing homes consisting of approximately 320 nursing home beds.  Further, it constructed a $1.8 million Imaging Center for Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi and it purchased, renovated and remodeled three medical office facilities across Mississippi.  However, Hughes Construction continued with its core business -- multi-family housing.  Listed below are other projects recently completed by HCCI:

Project Location Type # Units
Mark Apartments / Condominiums Oxford, MS New Construction 330
Forest Park Apartments Jackson, MS Rehabilitation 120
North Ridge Apartments Meridian, MS New Construction 48
Reunion Court Apartments Philadelphia, MS New Construction 120
Grande Oak Apartments Picayune, MS New Construction 136
Bayou Village Apartments Gautier, MS New Construction 128
The Bradley Apartments Lucedale, MS New Construction 72
Winston Place Apartments Louisville, MS New Construction 80
The Colonnades Apartments Ocean Springs, MS New Construction 56
The Waverly Apartments Columbus, MS New Construction 152
The Franklin Apartments Columbus, MS Rehabilitation 100
Franklin Point Apartments Gulfport, MS New Construction 144
Reed Place (Phase I and II) Starkville, MS New Construction 72
Meadow Lawn II Apartments Forest, MS Acquisition / Rehab 32
WestRidge Apartments Williston, ND New Construction 96

In addition to the above, HCCI has construction contracts to complete rehabilitation or new construction of 6 HTC developments in 2013 – 2015.  These developments are:

Project Location Type # Units
Windale Apartments II West Point, MS Rehabilitation 72
Mayfair Apartments II Macon, MS Rehabilitation 62
Marion Road Apartments II Meridian, MS Rehabilitation 106
Hawthorne Apartments Morton, MS Rehabilitation 24
Quail Run Apartments Quitman, MS Rehabilitation 70
Northside Drive Apartments Crossville, TN New Construction 40

HCCI continues as a leader in the multi-family housing industry and maintains a reputation for quality, efficiency and integrity.  This is best evidenced through employee dedication and loyalty.  Several members of the Hughes Team have been employed over 35 years.  This nucleus of trained, loyal and experienced personnel provides a strategic advantage in today’s competitive market.