About

Our History

Robins & Morton was founded in 1946 by Todd Robins. Known then as Robins Engineering, the company’s first project was an 800-square-foot gas station on the east side of Birmingham, Alabama. From there, Robins Engineering went on to focus on the engineering, design, and construction of steel mills across the South and Midwest in its first 20 years of business.

Our company’s evolution into a healthcare leader began in 1976 with the construction of Downtown General Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The successful delivery of that healthcare project was the first step in propelling Robins & Morton from its status as a modest, regional construction firm to one of the top contractors in the United States. We’ve successfully completed over 1,500 projects in 35 states but are most proud to say that nearly 80 percent of our business comes from repeat clients, many of whom we’ve partnered with for more than a decade. And referrals from these satisfied clients are the source of many of our new opportunities.

Today, Robins & Morton continues to elevate the construction practice and actively partner with our clients to meet and exceed their operational goals. By applying Lean construction principles to our business, we collaborate with clients, designers and trade partners to streamline workflow and achieve superior results—often early and under budget.

1946

Robins Engineering is formed

First project

1953

Barry Morton begins working as Robins Engineering laborer

1966

Robins Engineering becomes Robins Corporation

1972

Shelby Hospital renovations mark Robins’ entry into the healthcare industry

Shelby Hospital

1975

Company focus shifts to healthcare

Barry Morton becomes part owner of Robins Corporation

1980

Robins Corporation embraces partnering approach and moves away from hard bid, low cost business model

1981

Nashville office opens

1985

Barry Morton is named President of Robins Corporation

1990

Robins is ranked #1 general contractor by Modern Healthcare magazine

Bristol Hospital at night

1992

The Robins Corporation becomes
Robins & Morton

1996

Robins & Morton celebrates 50 years in business

Wayne Gordon named President/COO

Barry Morton named Chairman/CEO

1999

Orlando office opens

Special projects division launches

2002

Bill Morton becomes President

Robin Savage becomes COO

2003

Dallas office opens

2004

Central division is established

2006

Charlotte office opens

2007

Huntsville office opens

2009

Commercial and Government Services Division established

2015

Bill Morton becomes Chairman/CEO

Robin Savage becomes President/COO

Miami office opens

2016

Robins & Morton celebrates 70 years in business