– Andrew Cope, President
After graduating from Clemson in 1972, Marty Cope spent almost a decade working for McDevitt Street in the Charlotte, North Carolina market before realizing his dream of owning and operating his own construction firm built on a foundation of integrity, quality, and faith. In November 1980, he followed his dream and founded J.M. Cope Construction Company, Inc. in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
In 2011, after 30 years at the helm, Marty passed the leadership baton to his son, Andrew. In addition to growing up in the business, Andrew has been an integral team member of J.M. Cope since 2003 with roles as Project Manager and Vice President. Now, as President, Andrew continues to affirm a commitment to the same core values his father embedded almost 40 years ago.
Today, J. M. Cope is recognized as one of the region’s most well respected commercial construction firms, managing roughly $60M of annual construction volume, while maintaining the foundation on which it was built of integrity, quality, and faith.
At J.M. Cope, we seek to improve our community through the value and quality of the projects we build; creating the facilities where we work, shop, play, and learn. As a trusted advisor, we offer our clients a variety of construction delivery method services. But no matter the services we provide, or the contract method under which we provide them, our approach to client service is the same – We work to truly know and understand our clients, their goals, and their priorities. We make those goals our own.
We enjoy our work the most when it can be done in an environment of cooperation, collaboration, and trust, so on every project, our goal is to create those ideal conditions starting with our own actions. Through open and honest communication, and a culture of integrity and fairness, we seek to build relationships that lead to success.
J.M. Cope is dedicated to a future that preserves our natural resources and promotes safety of our employees and community. As a community leader in a changing world, we recognize the need for social responsibility and being a steward of our environment. Our approach to projects incorporates safety and sustainability into our decision into our decision making processes at every level.
York County Prison
Rock Hill, SC
– Mr. Mark Kettlewell, PE, PLS
County Engineer, York County Government
Focusing our reach on projects within 90 minutes of our Rock Hill office allows us to prioritize community and family. Our local focus helps us to build relationships of trust and respect with our clients and deliver the quality of service we can take pride in.
York Place Campus
– John C. Shiflet, Jr.
President / CEO, York Place