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Sharing Vision, Values, and Purpose with the communities we serve in the building industry for over five decades.

Who we are

RaLin was founded in 1972 and remains headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia. Since 2005, RaLin, a majority owned female business, has been under the leadership of our President and CEO, Ben Garrett. Across 50 years of business, we have successfully completed projects throughout the US, primarily in the Southeast.

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We Build Up

Our Values

  • Transparency
  • Growth-Mindedness
  • Responsibility
  • Gratitude


We are professional builders, dedicated to the fundamentals of construction, and grounded in a strong foundation, seeking to build up our clients’ dreams, the communities we serve, and each other.

Ralin's History

Founded fifty years ago by Ray and Linda Fulford, RaLin has a lifelong commitment to serving our clients. Though the name of our company is derived from our founders' own names, "ralin" in its literal translation means "well advised protector." Throughout our history, we've strived to be just that—for our clients, for our colleagues, and for our community. Throughout our history, we have developed a vast understanding of the building trade in the communities we live in and the neighbors we serve across the Southeast.


Ray and Linda Fulford founded Ra-Lin & Associates, Inc.


RaLin is growing. New office to expand and grow our RaLin team


Ray Fulford promotes Ben Garrett to President of RaLin


RaLin gets a new and improved brand and moves to new Carrollton office location.


RaLin continues to grow and moves to new Carrollton office location in preparation for the next 50 years.


Linda Fulford Founder
Ben Garrett President/CEO
Kristi Fulford Garrett Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Fulford Chapman Principal
Josh Chapman Principal
Tres Jernigan Senior Vice President
Brian Fritts Vice President of Construction
Michael Heisey Vice President of Construction
Andrew Stewart Vice President of Field Operations
Scott Kauffman Chief Financial Officer
Cliff Harris Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Todd Haney General Manager of Renovations
Curt Giebeig Vice President Strategic Partnerships
Terrence Youmans Chief People Officer
Dana Garrett Diment General Counsel
Vernon Buchanan General Superintendent
Joe Hester General Superintendent


Fulford and Friends exists to help raise awareness and funds to support local and consistent neurological services through Tanner Health System

The James R. Fulford Endowed Chair of Neurology is the first endowed chair at Tanner Health System. It was established as an essential part of of an overall strategy to attract and retain the most talented physicians and researchers. One of the highest scientific and academic honors, an endowed chair also represents one of the most meaningful and permanent forms of philanthropy.

A significant gift from Mr. And Mrs. James R. Fulford established the James R. Fulford Chair of Neurology Fund to accelerate Tanner Health System’s neurology program by years, if not decades, bringing care for the range of neurology disorders/diseases closer to home.

The RaLin Construction Academy is a product of Ray Fulford’s desire to develop the next generation construction craft workers while building up community and promoting workforce development for the West Ga area.

RaLin Construction Academy is a partnership between Carrollton High School and RaLin. Mr. Fulford’s vision is carried out by Mr. Chris Stone prior construction general superintendent with decades of knowledge and desire to share. Under the guidance of Carrollton high school administrators Mr. Stone pours into the students daily, teaching both construction and life skills while mentoring to students that participate in the program. The program is a steppingstone between a high school classroom and a real-world job site with how to communicate and navigate the working environment. Students learn hands on trade skills in print reading, carpentry, masonry, and field engineering principles to prepare for employment in the construction industry. Exposure to various skill trades, vendors/suppliers and relationships between owners, designers and contractors enable students to understand how vast the construction industry is coupled with the variety of opportunities available.

RaLin has partnered with West Georgia Habitat for Humanity to build the financial foundation for their Habitat homes for over 15 years. In the fall of 2019, RaLin elected to strengthen this partnership by serving as the general contractor for West Ga Habitat for Humanity's home builds. RaLin has donated thousands of hours of our team's time and service to help promote their mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and our mission of Building Up. In addition to the donation of our own resources, RaLin has been instrumental in securing commitments of donated materials, services and discounts from vendors and subcontractors for these Habitat homes. This community effort keeps building costs affordable for West Ga Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat Homebuyer families.

The RaLin Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of Ron Patjens and Walt Fleming, two construction superintendents who lost their lives during the global pandemic. Mr. Patjens and Mr. Fleming were passionate builders and family men committed to the pursuit of excellence in all they did. Both men had a passion for mentorship and guiding the next generation of builders. The RaLin Memorial Scholarship will award up to four students of the RaLin Construction Academy $1,000 per year to each student for four years.

Builders N’ BBQ is a fun and engaging annual cook-off event located at the RaLin Carrollton office location. Local trade partners, friends, family, and community are invited to participate with a team entry as well as join in the tasting and the grilling as our two-day highly competitive BBQ competition comes to an exciting end. Company fun and corporate giving go hand in hand as we donate all proceeds raised to a local community charity.

RaLin is committed to growing an environment rich with diverse and talented professionals who share our culture of commitment to common vision, values, and purpose. Learn more about opportunities to join the RaLin team.

Awards & Statistics

We are very proud to have been recently selected as a 1st place winner of the Build Georgia Awards by The Association of General Contractors of Georgia.

How We Work

We exist to serve our customers. Our customers share a peace-of-mind right from the beginning of a RaLin engagement, as they experience our expertise in managing all of the complex variables that occur in the process of creating or renovating buildings. Success is in the details. We anticipate them, address them with our customers, and execute solutions flawlessly. We believe in process discipline and have created a culture committed to continuous improvement. We are committed to building our customer’s vision while meeting the sustainable needs of their customer over our lifelong commitment to the values and well-being of the communities we are privileged to serve. This commitment is the driving force behind our historic 90% repeat client rate.

Peace-of-mind is the core of the customer experience we seek to deliver at RaLin. We make a promise that “we do what we say we will do” while ensuring our customers a peace-of-mind by making RaLin exceptionally easy to do business with.

Their on time and on budget results have allowed us to expand in positive and meaningful ways. Kyle Marrero University of West Georgia
RaLin is dedicated to listening to our preferences including hiring local sub-contractors when feasible. RaLin has been flexible with schedules to accommodate our campus needs and has completed projects on time and to our highest satisfaction. April Childers Floyd Co. Schools
Our Work

Tanner Pavillion & Parking Deck

Our Work

Carrollton Student Activities Center