Prior to joining Hathaway, Mr. Booker worked in his hometown, Rome, GA, as a foreman on a local farm. During his four year term, he was responsible for daily maintenance as well as the budgeting of everything from the grounds crew to the events which the farm facilitated. Booker’s involvement in the owner-sponsored construction of two customs homes and a hospitality barn initiated his focus on a career in construction.
While earning a degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee, he managed his own small business focusing on residential additions, restoration, and dock construction. He was then hired by Jim DeRoppe Construction and Renovation to serve as General Superintendent.
Mr. Booker joined the Hathaway team in September of 2000. His first assignment was as the Assistant Superintendent for Walker’s Crossing Phase II, which launched his career as a multi-family builder. From Walker’s Crossing, he was assigned to Walden Park in Savannah, GA, and then on to Walden Brook in Lithonia, GA. Preceding his promotion to Superintendent in 2003, Booker worked in Hathaway’s Atlanta office as an Estimator. In 2005, he was promoted to Project Manager and has since been promoted to Senior Project Manager. During his time with Hathaway, Booker has constructed over 5,000 apartment units with another 564 to be delivered in 2017 and 2018.
While working for Hathaway, Booker has served as Corporate Safety Officer for several years and has accrued several licenses and qualifications through the years. He has received OSHA training and certifications through the 30 hour course level. He is Hathaway's General Contractor License Qualifying Agent in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi and is currently pursuing licensing in Florida. This, coupled with continuing education in LEED as well as other facets of the construction industry, reflects Trip’s focus to remain current in an industry of constant change and further improving the established qualities of Hathaway Construction and the construction services offered to its clients.