Joe L. Parkes, Jr.


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Employed Since 1978




Joe Parkes, Jr. graduated high school from Battleground Academy in Franklin, TN.   He then attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Civil Engineering.  After graduation he joined R. P. Industries, Inc. (now The Parkes Companies, Inc.) as an assistant project manager. In the first few years he worked as an assistant project manager, project manager and jobsite superintendent on numerous projects including a theatre for Carmike Theatres.  By 1985 he began working on marketing and sales, acquiring and managing several historical renovation projects in downtown Nashville.  When the company obtained Circuit City as a major client, Joe managed R.P. Industries' entrance into the travelling contractor arena completing several “out of town” Circuit City stores.  As the company continued to grow, Joe was promoted to Vice-President and later President, in which roles he has overseen the companies’ continued development.


Joe has been an avid cyclist for over 25 years, racing for 15 years in events throughout the southeast.  He spent years coaching his children's soccer teams and also enjoys hiking and backpacking developed from camping with his son in his Boy Scout days.