Director of Operations

Tony Watson began his journey as an intern at The Blue River Group while working on his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction at Georgia Institute of Technology. He became its first employee in 2004 and now serves as Director of Operations with ownership interests and Safety Director He is responsible for implementing and overseeing the construction accounting system CMiC.

Tony has extensive experience working in various roles at Blue River Group from overseeing the field operations of multiple technically complex projects as project superintendent to working as a project manager with an elite national electrical contractor on challenging mission-critical projects. His invaluable expertise in mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems provides Blue River with in-depth knowledge of the systems and methodologies critical to our work in the mission-critical market. Tony is committed to ensuring that each project is completed on time and with great attention to detail.

“The Blue River team has provided exceptional expertise in the role of Construction Manager. The project has involved a complicated sequencing plan, the erection of a very intricate scaffolding system with a space containing large electrified computer furniture (immovable), and the necessity of completing the entire project in an occupied building. The level of professionalism and competence demonstrated by Blue River’s Management Team has been most impressive. The team’s emphasis on worksite safety, attention to providing effective dust/noise barriers, responsiveness in resolving a few unexpected issues as they arose, and achievement of project milestones on time; Blue River has been outstanding in these areas especially.

I also write to commend the Blue River Group’s Project Superintendent Tony Watson for his exceptional leadership on our extensive project to renovate the 2nd Floor and portion of the 1st Floor of the Price Gilbert Library.

As the Georgia Tech Library’s Project Coordinator for Facilities, for 11 years I have worked with a number of individuals who have served in the role of Project Superintendent on our renovation projects. Some of these individuals have performed very well; the project outcomes have been entirely satisfactory. But it is accurate to state that Tony Watson really guided this project to the next level of achievement. None I have worked with have matched Tony Watson’s commitment to excellence and his impeccable attention to every detail of the project. I was especially impressed with Tony’s emphasis on worksite safety, his ability to anticipate well and articulate clearly what was needed from the tradesmen. Tony’s focused, immediate, and positive response to every issue or concern that arose during the course of the project was outstanding."
Katherine Norris - Project Coordinator for Facilities
Georgia Tech Library