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About Us

Acoustics & Specialties is a fully licensed contractor in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. We are fully insured and bondable.

We are a full service commercial wall and ceilings specialty contractor. We build walls and ceilings in commercial buildings in the Mid-South. Our scope of work includes light gauge metal framing, gypsum board hanging, gypsum board finishing, insulation, acoustical ceilings, acoustical wall panels, custom acoustical treatment and acoustical correction. We are also a dealer and installer of Tate Access Floor brand raised access/computer flooring.

Who We Are

Acoustics & Specialties was established in 1939 and is a specialty trade contractor. Our core product offering is construction services for drywall, acoustical ceilings and raised access flooring. Our work is focused on commercial projects located in west Tennessee, east Arkansas and north Mississippi.

 

Our mission is to be the most respected and desirable specialty trade contractor in the Mid-south. We endeavor to accomplish our mission by remembering our core values in all that we do:

Competence – Possessing the technical expertise and knowledge necessary to provide superior products, services and maximum value

 

Reliability – Providing unwavering consistency of performance on which our customers can depend and trust

 

Honesty and Integrity – Trustworthy, fair, and straight forwardness in all that we  do and say; courage to be open and candid

 

Hard Work and Determination – Industrious and tireless perseverance; steady persistence in completing our tasks in the most efficient and effective manners possible

 

Excellence – Striving to exceed expectations and taking great pride in our accomplishments while possessing the humility to know that our people and processes can continuously be improved

The elements of Trust, Efficiency and Knowledge exist simultaneously in our customer interactions. Our customers can trust us because we do what we say we are going to do. We do it in an efficient manner, quickly and effectively. We know our business and help our customers proactively solve problems using our deep expertise and technical knowledge.

What We Do

Acoustics & Specialties is a fully licensed contractor in Arkansas (license number 208280513 ), Mississippi (license number 19701-MC) and Tennessee (license number 10313). We are fully insured and bondable.

 

We are a full service commercial wall and ceiling specialty contractor. We build walls and ceilings in commercial buildings in the Mid-South. Our scope of work includes light gauge metal framing, gypsum board hanging, gypsum board finishing, insulation, acoustical ceilings, acoustical wall panels, custom acoustical treatment and acoustical correction. We are also a dealer and installer of Tate Access Floor brand raised access/computer flooring.

 

As part of the value proposition, we routinely utilize our technical expertise to recommend products, establish design budgets and build project schedules.

Where we came from

Acoustics & Specialties was originally founded in 1939 by Mr. Buchanan. At its inception, Acoustics & Specialties was a dealer for fiberboard insulation made by Acousti-Celotex Corporation. The company was originally headquartered in New Orleans, LA and had an exclusive dealer territory of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and West Tennessee.

 

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SAFETY ALWAYS

Our people are the lifeblood of our operations and keeping them safe is our priority.  We strive not to simply meet the minimum requirements for the project at hand, but thrive in a culture of Safety Always.

 

Safety is top priority at A&S. The owner of the company, William Roark, is himself OSHA 30 certified, as are all of our superintendents, and many of our foremen. Each of our project managers is either currently OSHA 30 certified or working toward attainment thereof. All foreman are at least OSHA 10 hour certified and several are OSHA 30. Many of our carpenters are OSHA 10 hour certified. We go above and beyond with safety training, not for the certifications or the “card”, but for the knowledge that powers us to truly work safer, day in and day out. Safety is not just a once a week Tool Box Talk but is every day, all day.  We value it and embrace it always.

 

We are proud members of the Tennessee Drug Free Workforce and conduct drug testing and training accordingly. We also employ the services of Fortier Loss Control Consultants to assist us with the design of our safety program and surprise safety inspections on our jobs sites on a random, unannounced basis.  Each and every potential deficiency is immediately used as a teaching moment in our effort to continually improve.

 

As a result of safety being part of our culture and embraced from the top down and the bottom up, we enjoy the lowest Experience Modification Factor available for our work class codes and our sized business. We are proud to say that our MOD is 0.72.  Simply stated, compared to others that work in the same class codes as A&S, we are statically 28% safer than the industry average.

 

Safety matters at A&S and you can count on us to be safe on your job site.

Meet the Team

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”  —Helen Keller

William H. Roark

Owner and President

A&S is owned and operated by William H. Roark. Roark has a rather unique if and diverse background compared to most specialty trade contractors. He didn’t grow up in the field …

James “J” Anderson

Project Manager and Estimator

Since 2009, J has served the role of Project Manager and Estimator at A&S. J has been instrumental in growing our business in the north MS market, specifically the …

Greg Armstrong

Project Manager and Estimator

Greg joined the A&S team in 2015, coming from the far corners of southern California. He brings over two decades of commercial drywall construction experience, with a strong emphasis…

Lee Hite

General Superintendent

Lee holds the position of General Superintendent for A&S and has been employed with the company since 1998. He has worked in the commercial construction industry for over 20 …

Michelle Clower

Accounting Manager

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Gail Scharf

Accounting Manager

Gail has been with A&S since 20XX.  Her primary duties include all things book keeping, accounting, treasury management and regulatory compliance related. She spends much of her time …

Christine Nolan

Executive Assistant

Chris has been with A&S since 20XX. Her primary duty includes receptionist actives and clerical support the entire A&S team. She assists with processing customer invoices, managing accounts…

Billy Perkins

Project Manager & Estimator

Billy is the most recent addition to our Project Manager and Estimator lineup. He joined A&S in early 2017 with over 30 years of experience in acoustical solutions and floor covering …

Kelvin Anderson

Warehouseman/Truck Driver

Kelvin has been with A&S since 20XX and fills the important role of truck driver and warehouseman. He is responsible for unloading incoming material delivers from vendors as well…

Timmie Lamar

Controller

Although she only spends part of her time with A&S, Timmie is an invaluable asset to our team. She handles the heavy lifting when it comes to financial reporting and …

Jim Benton

Project Manager & Estimator

Billy is the most recent addition to our Project Manager and Estimator lineup. He joined A&S in early 2017 with over 30 years of experience in acoustical solutions and floor covering …

Some of the clients we’ve served

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