Project Lake Groundbreaking

On April 6th, Tuesday morning, we were honored to stand with representatives to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of Spring Mountain Center’s future headquarters at Park 53 in Winder, GA.

Employee Spotlight: Tara Dillard

Employee Spotlight - Tara Dillard

At KBD Group, we know our employees are our greatest asset. We are excited to shine the spotlight on Tara Dillard. Tara has been with the company for 25 years. Tara works in the Accounting department along with eight other team members.  She started as a receptionist and is now our Accounting Supervisor. Tara exemplifies our companies Core Values and has a deep knowledge of how our organization operates. She is a team player and collaborates well with other departments. We are incredibly grateful for Tara’s years of service to KBDG.

Interview with Tara: Q&A

Question: Why did you choose your profession?

I really didn’t choose my profession as a permanent position. I was on a waiting list for nursing school and applied to a temp agency for a job. The agency sent me to the Kajima office in Memphis for a Receptionist position and here I am today, still employed.

Question: What do you like most about working at KBDG?

I like the work environment; Everyone is so helpful and willing to assist when needed.

Question: What is your proudest moment at KBDG?

One of my proudest moments is being celebrated after receiving my graduate degree.

Question: What do you find the most challenging at KBDG?

Department coordination can be challenging sometimes.

Question: How has KBDG helped you in your career development?

My supervisors are very supportive and encourage the expansion of knowledge through continuing education courses, seminars, workshops, etc.

Question: What do you do when you’re not at work?  Share a fun fact about yourself

I have a large family and enjoy spending time with them. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy event planning. I have 22 years in family reunion planning for 300+ people.

Question: What advice would you give to new hires?

Develop good working relationships with your peers. Teamwork is an essential key to getting the job done.

Read what our CFO and Controller have to say about working with Tara Dillard.

“I thoroughly enjoy working with Tara. Her dedication and commitment to the KBD Group are inspirational. Her ability to navigate through the incredible volume and complexities of paying subs and vendors help contribute to the success of the KBD Group.”Bona Allen, SVP & CFO

“Tara is always willing to help others and step in wherever needed. She is a tremendous asset to KBD and everyone that she works with.”Jennie Robison, Controller


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Navigating Through Construction Material Shortages

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the United States construction industry experienced major supply chain disruptions. With the increase in housing shortages in the United States, several companies were left with the difficult decision to halt work on their projects. Amid the return to normal life

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Freezer/Cold Storage

Refrigerated Warehouse Construction

If your company supplies refrigerated frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, or other products then your first requirement will be warehousing those goods in a temperature-controlled room.  At ‘Kajima Building and Design Group’ (KBD Group), we are experienced construction professionals who can build anything from a large, refrigerated warehouse to small freezer/cooler rooms to help keep your products cooled to the required specifications.  There are always updates to building codes and regulatory compliance when it comes to building refrigerated warehouses and we have been supporting our clients’ needs while maintaining the proper safety requirements for their products.  We understand that every client is unique due to the type of products that needs to be stored and cooled.  Our focus is to build efficient facilities that meet our client’s utmost regulatory and performance requirements

Cold Storage Facilities Supported

Our team can provide solutions for your Cold Storage needs in providing Design services, General Contracting, Construction Management, and Design-Build Services.

Why are we Eligible?

When it comes to building freezers and coolers, having a one-approach-fits-all plan is not a possible or effective one. Every refrigerated warehouse construction is unique. Detailed planning and customization are needed to achieve efficient functionality and produce the highest level of quality. Our professional team understands the importance of meeting the regulatory, safety, and energy efficiency compliance to monitor and maintain your operating costs and keep them low. Preserving that in mind, we work with you to come up with a personally tailored solution for your product demands and needs. We will provide a wide range of construction management services for your refrigerated distribution facility. With our One Team approach, we not only believe in fulfilling your expectations, but in exceeding them.

Our Process

The KBD Group team strives to create a dynamic, well-organized process for every refrigerated warehouse construction project. We emphasis customization and communication to deliver superior service. Our design-build service offers Owners a single point of responsibility for quality, cost and schedule adherence. This places all coordination in KBD Group’s hands, freeing the Owner to focus on its primary business. 

It’s always a great opportunity to know the process in a better way. Let us take you along the condensed and major step of our process:

Plus, we keep you updated along the whole process from conception to turnover to assure that you are completely satisfied with the result.

Refrigerated Projects We Supported

If you are still not sure about our procedures and methods, let’s have a look at some of our recent projects and end users for our freezers and coolers:


Additional Services

Our professional team offers numerous services in addition to building coolers and freezers. Additional services include third-party logistics, process equipment installation, automated systems, and a lot more. KBD Group’s major market focus includes manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, and interiors. We make sure to provide you with a solution to any project that fits within your parameters of cost and schedule.

At KBD Group we stand ready to assist you with your next Freezer Cooler Project.  Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we can help build your success.

Warehouse Distribution Construction Keeps Growing

Warehouse/Distribution Construction Keeps Growing…KBD Group Is Meeting the Demand

Warehouse Construction Grows as KBD Group continually meets the demand.

In the middle of a Pandemic, Warehouse Distribution facilities are in high demand in the United States and KBD Group continues to show its strength in this construction market. In December alone, we signed 5 contracts, totaling more than 1.85 million SF. In March, we signed 4 new contracts, totaling 1.47 Million Square Feet. As of now (during the time of this article), we currently have 20 active Warehouse Distribution projects under construction, totaling 8.30 million SF of new facilities expected to be completed this year.  These new projects are led by David Ledford, Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Warehouse Distribution South, and John Evans, Vice President and Business Unit leader for Warehouse Distribution North.

Contracts Signed and Under Construction

December 2020 | 5 Contracts
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March 2021 | 4 Contracts
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Current | 20 Contracts
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We Know How to Build Warehouses

KBD Group understands that constructing distribution centers is highly complex and can involve advanced technology such as robotic systems (KIVA), AS/RS conveyor systems, multilevel storage, and climate-controlled systems to assure products are properly stored and distributed. We also understand that construction cost, market conditions, and land cost play major roles in building new facilities. However, we are experienced in maximizing land use with building size and site development and employ professional, confident, and passionate workers to do so. This means we can take the efficiency and performance of your business to the highest level, given our high standard of design and construction-related services.

Warehouse Technology Supported

Why Clients Trust KBD

With over 70 percent of repeated business, our clients have learned to trust us for their construction needs. We also have a strong market presence of building distribution facilities in the south. Our knowledgeable Pre-Construction Department understands the market and consistently offers a competitive price that is attractive to our clients. Furthermore, our strategic business partners and relationships with subcontractors give us an edge over our competitors. KBD Group prides itself in helping our clients meet their business goals and interests, by offering superior construction services which have helped countless clients with their business goals and interests. We strongly believe that your success is our success. Contact us to learn how we can help build your success.

Clients We Support

When there is a high demand which includes a tight deadline, our clients have consistently trusted our team to meet the demand. We build their facilities with quality while providing them an unbeatable price and highly experience subcontractors.

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Last Mile Logistics Center

Last Mile Logistics Center

Speculative Warehouse

KBD provided general contracting services for a 283,820 SF speculative distribution facility. This project was located on a 16.1-acre site, previously occupied by a golf driving range and clubhouse, which KBD demolished prior to the start of construction. The building features 36’ clear height, typical bay size of 55’ x 56’ (56’ x 60’ bay in the staging area), 49 dock positions, 162 car parking (with electrical car charging stations), 2 drive in doors, ESFR fire protection, gas fired air rotation unit heaters, 1600 Amp electrical service, LED high bay and site lighting, and a 7” thick floor slab. The building skin includes insulated precast concrete wall panels (R14), induction welded “Rhinobond” TPO roof (R16), aluminum windows with insulated glass. Also, a 4200 SF office was constructed to allow the facility to be available for immediate occupancy.