Legacy. Passion.

A History Built on Success.

The lineage of Ruby-Collins, Inc., in its various forms, can be traced back to the late 1800s. Ed Ruby founded Ruby Construction, which became an incorporated company in 1952 in order to take advantage of the boom in business caused by the blossoming construction of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. This program alone had a value of over $425 billion dollars (adjusted for inflation) and was a fantastic incentive for businesses nationwide to incorporate themselves in order to contribute to this massive project.

Today, Ruby-Collins, Inc. is headquartered out of Smyrna, Georgia and mainly performs work in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We are licensed in 11 states and have completed projects with budgets ranging from $25,000 up to $101,000,000. Ruby-Collins, Inc. specializes in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Utilities of all sizes, Sanitary Sewer Systems, Storm Water Systems, Water Systems and Force Mains, Pump Stations, and Tunnels. Ruby-Collins, Inc. has been a part of Georgia’s construction industry for many decades and continues to be one of the top leaders in the industry throughout the entire Southeast.


Combined Cost of Completed Projects


Years That Ruby-Collins, Inc. Has Served The Community


Largest Completed Project Budget

Our Leadership

Ruby-Collins, Inc. is lead by a team of experts in the construction industry with a combined 80 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment plants, water, sewer and storm drains, pump stations, pipe rehabilitations, tunnels, and box culvert projects. Ruby-Collins, Inc. has had the privilege of working on different projects for various clients in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and other states in the Southeast. As a well-known construction company, we at Ruby-Collins, Inc. pride ourselves in providing unique expertise in all areas of a project, along with exclusive supplier relationships that cultivate an efficient and effective project term.

Ruby-Collins, Inc. strives to utilize our impressive legacy, incomparable passion, and ever-evolving innovation to bring an exclusive quality of professionalism and expertise to every job we work on.

Recent Clients

City of Atlanta

Forysth County

Smithfield Foods

Dekalb County

MSD of Buncombe County

City of Sumter

City of Kingsland

Dorchester County Public Works

Fulton County

City of Anderson

Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities

City of Spartanburg

Greenville Water System

Hardin Construction Company


Army Corp of Engineers

The Coca-Cola Company

Georgia Power

Publix Supermarkets

Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority

City of Savannah

Clayton County

City of Conway

Worker Safety + Risk Control

It is the policy of Ruby-Collins, Inc. to provide a safe and healthy work place for all its employees and abide with all federal, state and local safety regulations applicable to our Work.

No aspect of administration or operation is more important than accident prevention.  Our goal and focus is to eliminate personal injuries, property damage and needless waste that accompany unsafe practices.  Safety planning begins with the Pre-Construction process and continues through all phases of the project. Operations planning will ensure proper equipment is provided and create the necessary conditions to ensure a safe working environment. All project managers and supervisors have the responsibility to prevent accidents during all work that falls under their direction, and are required to provide the instruction and training of those they supervise. This practice ensures that all employees implement safe work practices and basic safety rules in every situation.

The creation of a truly safe work place requires the daily, active participation of every employee.  Training programs and safe work procedures exist in every facet of our work operations. All employees are expected to participate in, read, understand and abide by such safe work procedures and safety rules.  Any employee who willfully disregards safe practices/rules will be subject to strong disciplinary actions, up to and including termination of employment.  Working safely is a condition of continuous employment with the Ruby-Collins, Inc.

The Ruby-Collins, Inc. has adopted a loss control program designed to ensure the highest standards in all of its Work. We fully support ensuring compliance with the program’s policies, practices and procedures.  We strongly encourage each of you to join us in actively supporting safe job sites and safe work practices.

Ruby-Collins completed this project under budget and on schedule. The entire team was very professional and clearly capable of completing such a difficult and high-profile project. … Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority is extremely pleased with the work performed by Ruby-Collins on this project and previous projects. We look forward to opportunities to work together in the future.

The [Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer] Authority has found [Ruby-Collins, Inc.’s] officers to be attentive, responsive, creative and cost conscious. … I am pleased to once again be associated with a professional organization that is proud of its work and its reputation in the industry.

Awards + Recognition

2018 Hard Hat Safety Award

2016 Hard Hat Safety Award

ENR Southeast Regional Best Projects of 2016 Award of Merit

2015 Hard Hat Safety Award

GUCA 2014-2015 Star Partner Contractor Member of the Year

2012-2013 McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. and Amerisure Safety Award for No Recordable Injuries

2011 CMAA Project Achievement Award

2010 Aon Build America Award

2010 Special Recognition Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award

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