The company was founded in 1939 and incorporated in 1945 by Barney Jordan and his brothers. After graduating from college in 1964, Johnnie Jordan went to work as a job foreman and became president the company in 1980. John Jordan, Jr. began working at the company in 1996, and became the company president in 2011. To learn more about the history of the company, click here.
Cherokee’s relationships are with owners such as the SCDOT, the US Army Corps of Engineers, CSX Transportation, DuPont, Westinghouse, SCE&G/Dominion, private developers, and various local municipalities and county governments.
Some of Cherokee’s largest projects were the construction of 60 miles of Interstate 95 in the 1960s and 1970s, and 1980s. The company also partnered with Fluor Daniel on the Design/Build construction of Highway 22 (Conway Bypass) in Horry County. Cherokee is a general contractor in South Carolina that will work hard to ensure relationships with clients are strong and projects are successful.
John Jordan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics in 1995. He began working at Cherokee as a teenager and continued working with the company to this day. For over 30 years, John has been deeply involved in all aspects of the company’s operations.
John currently serves on the Joint CAGC/SCDOT road committee, Columbia Contractors Association, Executive’s Association of Greater Columbia (EAGC), and various company boards. He is active with local youth baseball leagues and Hammond School.
In 2020, Cherokee hired Scott to start a new Hydro Excavation Division. Scott is responsible for growing this division, which involves making business decisions related to market strategy and growth. It also entails ensuring that safety is maintained within each job performed by identifying job hazards and applying mitigation controls to promote safe working environments. Scott is excited about the growth of this division of the company.