About Us
Gillis, Incorporated is licensed and bonded as a general contractor. We specialize in site work, as well as streets and drainage projects. Other projects include the erection of commercial and resident buildings, parking lots, stormwater relief systems, sewer installation, lake and levee construction and the construction of detention ponds.

Our Team


JIM GILLIS, OWNER AND PRESIDENT: GILLIS INCORPORATED
MR. GILLIS BEGAN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN AGRICULTURE, FARMING RICE AND SOY BEANS. IN 1971 HE BEGAN SPECIALIZING IN FARM EQUIPMENT BUSINESS, AND LATER CHANGING HIS FOCUS TO THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY.

IN 1977 MR. GILLIS OPENED HIS OWN SUCCESSFUL TRUCK REPAIR DEALERSHIP. FOR 20 YEARS MR. GILLIS FOCUSED ON THE PARTS, SERVICE AND SALE OF CLASS 8 TRUCKS AND PROVIDED REPAIR AND MAINTAINANCE FOR LARGE CORPORATE FLEETS.

IN 1992 MR. GILLIS STARTED GILLIS TOWING SERVICE, SERVING ARKANSAS AND THE SURROUNDING STATES AND NOW HAS THE LARGEST FLEET OF HEAVY DUTY WRECKERS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS.

IN 1996 MR. GILLIS BECAME SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN PURCHASING AND DEVELOPING FARMLAND AND IN COMMERICAL CONTRACTING, AND OPENED HIS THIRD CORPORATION, GILLIS INCORPORATED.

GILLIS INCORPORATED IS LICENSED AND BONDED AS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR. SPECIALIZING IN SITE WORK, STREETS AND DRAINAGE PROJECTS. OTHER PROJECTS INCLUDE, THE ERRECTION OF COMMERICAL AND RESIDENTAL BUILDINGS, PARKING LOTS, STORMWATER RELIEF SYSTEMS, SEWER INSTALLATION, LAKE AND LEVEE CONSTRUCTION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION PONDS.

GILLIS INCORPORATED MAINTAINS AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION FOR QUALITY WORKMANSHIP.

JEANNIE GILLIS
MRS. GILLIS RECEIVED HER NURSING DEGREE FROM ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN JONESBORO. SHE HAS WORKED IN THE NURSING PROFESSION FOR 30+ YEARS IN DISEASE PREVENTION AND ADMINISTRATION.

SHE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED BY GILLIS INCORPORATED. SINCE THE COMPANY'S FOUNDING.

MRS. GILLIS IS LICENSED AS A REGISTERED NURSE, AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CORPORATIONS EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. SHE HAS COMPLETED OSHA'S CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH COURSE AND SUPERVISES THE COMPANY'S SAFETY PROGRAM. SHE PREPARES MONTHLY, MANDATORY SAFETY INSERVICES FOR EMPLOYEES.

MRS. GILLIS IS CERTIFIED IN STORMWATER SITE INSPECTION AND ENSURES THAT ALL COMPANY PROJECTS FOLLOW THE REQUIRED STORMWATER GUIDELINES FOR THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF EACH PROJECT. SHE MAKES REQUIRED WORKSITE VISITS TO INSPECT WORK SITES FOR ADHERENCE TO POLICIES.


MITCHELL FITTS: VICE PRESIDENT
MR FITTS RECEIVED A BACHELOR DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING IN 2002 FROM ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. HE WORKED FOR E. C. BARTON AND COMPANY FOR ELEVEN YEARS BEFORE JOINING GILLIS INCORPORATED. HE BEGAN AT BARTONS AS A SOFTWARE TRAINER AND AUDITOR, AND WORKED HIS WAY UP TO THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT CONTROLLER. THIS ROLE WAS TO SUPERVISE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FUNCTIONS FOR 127 LOCATIONS. HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAX REPORTS IN 15 STATES AS WELL AS TAX AUDITS.

HE HAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES AS WELL AS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT.

MITCHELL HAS BEEN WITH GILLIS INCORPORATED NOW FOR A YEAR AND HANDLES ALL DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS AS WELL AS ALL THE FINANCES AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS FOR GILLIS INC.


ROBBIE SMART: JOB SUPERINTENDENT
MR. SMART RECEIVED A BACHELOR DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN 2006. MR SMART HAS WORKED WITH GILLIS INCORPORATED. FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.

MR. SMART IS PROFICIENT IN THE USE OF DIGITAL SURVEYING AND DIGITAL ESTIMATING EQUIPMENT.

HE IS PROFICIENT IN THE OPERATION OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DOZERS, EXCAVATORS, AND TRACTORS WITH LEVELING PANS, BOBCATS AND TRACKHOES.

MR. SMART IS RESPONSIBLE FOR JOB ESTIMATING AND THE SUPERVISION OF DAY TO DAY FIELD OPERATIONS. HE WORKS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF JIM GILLIS, OWNER AND PROJECTS DIRECTOR.


JASON BRANCH: PROJECT COORDINATION
MR BRANCH BEGAN HIS CAREER IN 1999 WITH HAYWOOD, KENWARD, BARE & ASSOCIATES INC., A CIVIL ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING FIRM IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS WHERE HE SPECIALIZED IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMERCIAL LAND DESIGN, ROADWAY DESIGN, SANITARY SEWER & DOMESTIC WATER DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT AND CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION. MR. BRANCH, IS ALSO, PROFICIENT WITH VARIOUS CAD PROGRAMS, TOTAL STATIONS, LEVELING AND GPS EQUIPMENT.

IN 2007, MR BRANCH BECAME A PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR, REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, AND MAINTAINED THIS POSITION UNTIL OCTOBER OF 2012. BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER OF 2012, MR BRANCH TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN FORCES WITH GILLIS INCORPORATED. WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GPS MACHINE CONTROL, MR BRANCH OVERSEES 3-D MODELING, CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT, AND QUALITY CONTROL. MR. BRANCH ALSO ASSISTS IN ESTIMATIING, SUPERVISION OF THE DAY TO DAY FIELD OPERATIONS, AS WELL AS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT.



CHARLIE DAVIS: EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
MR. DAVIS HAS BEEN EMPLOYED WITH GILLIS INCORPORATED. FOR THE PAST THIRTEEN YEARS AS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.

MR. DAVIS IS PROFICIENT IN THE OPERATION OF HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT.

PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITH GILLIS, MR. DAVIS WORKED 3 YEARS AS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WITH D&J ENTERPRISES OF AUBURN, AL

MR. DAVIS HAS WORKED ON SPECIALIZED EXCAVATION PROJECTS ABROAD, AND PERFORMED SPECIALIZED EXCAVATION SERVICES, BUILDING A SHIP CANAL HARBOR IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

MR. DAVIS IS PROFICIENT IN THE OPERATION OF ALL TYPES OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT, SPECIALIZING IN DRAINAGE WORK.

MR. DAVIS PRIDES HIMSELF IN DISPLAYING EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO WORK AUTOMOTOUSLY WITH MINIMAL SUPERVISION.




GILLIS INCORPORATED HAS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF JONESBORO AND SURROUNDING CITIES COMPLETING SITE AND DRAINAGE WORK.

IN 2009 GILLIS HAS ALSO WORKED FOR DRAINAGE DISTRICTS #28, 29, AND 30 COMPLETING NUMEROUS DRAINAGE PROJECTS.

THE GILLIS INCORPORATED TEAM BELIEVES THAT ANY SIZE PROJECT IS IMPORTANT, AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON DELIVERING THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRODUCT.

WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL, BUSINESS, INDUSTRY OR MUNICIPALITY