Amanda Lott, Irby’s Director of Human Resources and Employee Development has been selected to participate in the 2018 class of Leadership Mississippi.

Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program. The M.B. Swayze Foundation supports the program, which is highly sought after. Program alumni select participants by way of a competitive application process gives special consideration to community involvement.

Amanda will work together with her fellow class members in a training program that includes group sessions, project experience, and individual study.

Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Many elected leaders, including a former governor, are graduates and recognize the value of the Leadership Mississippi experience.

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Stephen King (not the author) joined Irby Construction Company as Director of Information Systems this December.

Irby is proud to welcome Mr. King to the team. He has enjoyed a long career in technology and comes to Irby most recently from Hudson’s Bay Company. Stephen is a Jackson area native and a graduate of Mississippi College.

Stephen and his wife Stacy have two sons, Wiley and Hunter. Wiley is an adult St. Jude kid survivor. He has battled a brain tumor since his high school days. Hunter is a graduate of Mississippi College and also in the computer field.

When Stephen is not at Irby, you can find him on stage or in the recording studio playing guitar and making music. In fact, Stephen was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.



On Thursday, December 7, Irby hosted its annual Service Awards Luncheon at headquarters in Richland, MS. Twenty-nine service award recipients were honored. Recognitions ranged from five to 40 years. Service awards are distributed to employees at five-year milestones. Irby is proud that so many of its team members have a long tenure with the company. There’s no better testament to the culture of the company.

  • Catherine Swanson
  • Raybon Copeland, Jr.
  • Amanda Cobb
  • Justin McLean
  • Jason Stewart
  • Jeffery Young
  • Stella O’Neil
  • Lisa Albright
  • Jeffery Laird
  • Rosemary Pace
  • Charles Knight
  • Cathy Hinton
  • Jenner Collins
  • Barney McKay


  • Jerel McGowan
  • William Joy
  • Curtis Brister
  • Franklin Pettie
  • James Carite
  • Robert Croft
  • Patrick Blocker
  • Jimmy Gunter
  • Scott Argyle
  • Tommy Simpson
  • Eva Amason
  • Gary Wiggs
  • Douglas Blake
Service Awards
Service Awards
Service Awards
Service Awards
Lockhart Office Open House

Lockhart Office Open House

Irby hosted an Open House Event in the Lockhart regional office Wednesday, December 6. Surrounding community members and clients were welcomed to tour the facilities and meet some of our friendly staff operating out of the office. Several LCRA clients joined Irby employees from surrounding areas for a barbecue meal. The Mayor of Lockhart even stopped in to say hello!

“This was a great opportunity to connect with people in the community of Lockhart, LCRA clients, and several Irby guys that we don’t get to see as often as we wish we could,” said Rick Shouse, Irby Executive Vice President.

For more information, view the event press release here.

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open house
Now Open in Lockhart, Texas

Now Open in Lockhart, Texas

Irby’s newest office, located at 1408 Blackjack St. in Lockhart Texas will be home to those serving LCRA and other clients in central Texas. The company is set to host an open house early in December. The event will allow invited clients and community members the opportunity to mingle with the Irby team and explore the company’s 14,000 sq. ft. space, which includes 4,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of warehouse.

Irby’s “Spooktacular” Halloween

Irby’s “Spooktacular” Halloween

On October 31, the Irby family took a few minutes out of the workday to celebrate Halloween at corporate headquarters. The team gathered for a quick jolt of sugar and to cast their vote for the best, funniest, and scariest costumes of the day.

The Human Resources team didn’t disappoint with their yellow brick road and handful of Oz characters. In fact, it was Amanda Lott (Director of Human Resources) who won Best Overall Costume for her depiction of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Of course, it’s hard to compete with Pennywise, the clown from “IT,” when it comes to what’s creepy. Tommie Gandy (Tools Foreman, Equipment) won walked away with the title of scariest costume for the day.

Last but not least, Bradley Allbritton (Tool Coordinator, Equipment) nearly stole the show with his impersonation of Irby’s own character, (Equipment Compliance) Bill Joy. Everyone got a kick out of Bradley’s costume, which was all in good fun and made for a great laugh.