Brice Building Company

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Brice Building Company was a construction firm founded in 1914 by Ralph Smallman and Houston Brice Sr as the Smallman-Brice Company. The company was incorporated on May 1, 1917. Brice assumed control of the firm in 1931.

Brice opened a division in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1952. In the early 1990s the Brice family sold the company to a partnership of D. Riley Stuart, Sam Dewey, Clyde Magnuson, Ben Nevins and Felix Drennen III. Stuart, who had worked for the company since 1955, served as president, and later as chairman and CEO until his retirement in 1995. He returned to the company as director of safety programs and field operations from 2002 to 2008.

In 1997 Brice acquired Shreve Land Construction of Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2009 the company relocated its offices from the Crescent Building off Highland Avenue to the former Industrial Supplies Inc. warehouse in Oxmoor Valley (which it had built in 1994). The company's warehouse facility in Bessemer was also moved to the new headquarters complex.

In 2010 Brice was acquired by the Anderson Companies of Gulfport, Mississippi, its partner on several previous joint ventures. Anderton was acquired by the Tutor Perini Corporation of Sylmar, California a year later and merged into its Roy Anderson Corp. subsidiary. The company no longer has a presence in Birmingham.

Notable projects


  • Nicholson, Gilbert (October 27, 2000) "Brice Building Co. tackles big projects in metro area." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Cooper, Lauren B. (May 8, 2009) "Brice Building moving HQ to Oxmoor Valley from Southside." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Williams, Roy L. (April 16, 2010) "Brice Building Co. of Birmingham acquired by Anderson Cos. of Mississippi." The Birmingham News

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