Phone: (270) 451 – 5020
Fax: (270) 451 – 5025
info@southstate.us

About Us

For three decades, South State Contractors, Inc. has provided clients with highly customized and expertly installed Architectural Metal Siding Systems. Our goal with every project is to deliver a quality product to the client’s specifications with a focus on superior workmanship and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

South State has successfully completed a full range of projects with clients from large scale manufacturing firms to local small businesses. We have decades of experience in furnishing and installing architectural metal siding systems for different types of industries including government facilities, high rise commercial and retail developments, hospitals, industrial buildings, office buildings, and schools.

Our passion for the metal industry is at the heart of the products we choose to work with and the solutions we develop for our diverse clientele. We actively pursue the latest industry technologies to add increasing levels of sustainability and effectiveness to our work while deepening our skill sets with each completed project. We believe our strong work ethic and enthusiasm for this ever evolving industry is reflected in our thirty year history.


Mission Statement

It is our mission to deliver a quality product to the client’s specifications with a focus on superior workmanship and a commitment to customer satisfaction. The team at South State is invested in continuously developing our skills within the exterior metal siding industry, as well as maintaining various safety certifications.


Leadership Team


  • O’Neil Harrell — President and Founder

    O’Neil has worked in the construction field for over 45 years. He founded South State Contractors Incorporated after his U.S. Air Force tour of duty ended in 1968.
    oharrell@southstate.us

  • Matt Harrell — VP of Field Operations

    Matt grew up working construction during his summers. He joined the company full time after his graduation from Delta State University in 1990.
    mharrell@southstate.us

  • John Harrell — VP of Administration

    John worked part time during his youth for the company, then joined the company full time after graduating from Brown University in 1996.
    jharrell@southstate.us

  • Nicole Brown — Office Manager

    Nicole maintains daily office efficiency by supervising Administrative, and Accounting operations.
    nbrown@southstate.us

  • Jana Strickler — Human Resources Manager / Project Administrator

    Jana handles day to day Human Resources, Contract Compliance and Project Estimating.
    jstrickler@southstate.us

  • David Essenpreis — Fabrication Supervisor

    David oversees the daily Architectural Metal Fabrications.

  • George Morris — Warehouse Manager/Safety

    George provides logistical support and maintains safety compliance.