Hickory - Built Careers in Construction

Hickory Construction celebrated its 40th year in business Wednesday, May 17, 2017,with an announcement at Knoxville’s Jackson terminal that the company would provide local construction workforce development a much-needed boost in the career-consideration mindset of Blount and Knox Counties’ Millennials and rising Generation Z high-school graduates. The announcement was made by Hickory Construction Chairman Burke Pinnell. Hickory Construction President Ben Pinnell joined his father in this historic commitment to the local industry and Pellissippi State Community College Foundation. Hickory’s VP of Marketing, John McMillan joined the Engineering Technology Program Advisory Board as a result of the partnership.

Hickory Construction, Inc. is a licensed general contractor headquartered in Alcoa, Tennessee, offering services for commercial, industrial and residential projects.

The Hickory – Build Careers in Construction Scholarship will be awarded to a full time student. Majors considered are Engineering Technology with Civil Concentration or Certificate Programs with concentration in 3D Parametric Modeling with SolidWorks, Construction Business Principles, Building Information Modeling, Electrical Systems Technology or Others as relevant to the construction industry.


Since 2018, $1000 has been awarded to 2 students.