Our mission is to provide builder services that surpass our clients’ expectations. We accomplish this by hiring and retaining first class employees and by approaching the building process with honesty and integrity. Every member of our extended work family is dedicated to the company’s core values, providing the foundation for long-term customer relations and growth. We are committed to the success of our clients, our business partners, and our employees.
Meet Our Team
The principal leadership at IV & Claridge Construction has over 25 combined years of experience in the construction business. Their vast experience and knowledge of the industry has led iV&C to its current level of success in a short period of time.
Trae is co-founder of IV & Claridge Construction, with over 15 years experience in the construction industry. Trae has held estimator and project management positions at Case Construction and was construction manager at Parsons Corp. in Washington DC. Trae spent seven years playing professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals farm system. Trae has a business degree from Spring Hill College.
Ian is co-founder of IV & Claridge Construction, with over 20 years experience in the construction industry. Previously Ian worked with large and small Alabama licensed general contractors like Case Construction and Doster. He also led all project management for construction and renovation projects at Spring Hill College. Ian earned his BS in building science from Auburn University in 2001.
Senior Project Manager
Tim has over 30 experience in industrial construction. With 20 plus years as a project manager, he has overseen many different types of construction projects. After high school, Tim became one of the youngest captains licensed by the US Coast Guard, earning his license for a 100-ton passenger carry, three years later he progressed to a 500-ton oil and mineral license.
Insurance and Bonding
W/C, GL, Liability, Excess Liability – Thames Batre Insurance (FCCI Insurance Company)
Bonding Agent – Thames Batre Insurance (FCCI Insurance Company)
Bonding Limit – $5,000,000 single project
State Bid Limit – Unlimited
AL GC – Alabama General Contractors License BCU4 – 50505
FL CGC – Florida Certified General Contractors License – CGC 1524597
AL Home Builders – Alabama Home Builders License – 25036
IV & Claridge Construction is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and jobsites for our employees, and the general public. Our number one priority is for our employees and partners to return safely home to their families at the end of each workday.
Our goal is to be accident and violation free on every job. To this end, we comply to OSHA Safety Guidelines and implement a rigorous Safety Accountability Program that is customized specifically for each project, taking into account site specific job conditions that need to be recognized and migrated to protect both our workers and the general project.
We are active members of the following safety and insurance auditing verification services:
Ian and Trae first met in 2001 when Ian was 22. He worked as project manager for Doster Construction heading up construction and renovation projects at Spring Hill College. After graduating from Spring Hill College Trae played professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals farm system. While playing baseball, during the off-seasons Trae worked for Ian as a carpenter. When his baseball career was over, Ian was working for a local general contractor and hired Trae as an estimator / project manager. After the BP oil spill in 2010, Trae moved to Washington DC, where he worked three years as construction manager for Parsons Corp. When Trae returned to Mobile, he and Ian worked together again at Case Construction. In 2014, the timing was right for Ian and Trae to leave their jobs and start their own company and became co-owners of IV & Claridge Construction in Mobile.