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Reef Master

David Walter is the country’s premier builder of man-made reefs. He helped make Alabama the most productive red snapper state. Tourist destinations compete for him to attract snorkelers.

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Municipal Multi-tasking

Frank Brocato knows about recruiting technology companies, dousing high-rise fires and birthing mall babies.

Proctors on Tuition/Debt Inflation

Chief academic officers at Alabama universities tell us what they are doing to assist students in a climate of rising tuition and debt.

Nutrition Liberation

Stacey Schlaman’s search for food to fit her daughter’s autoimmune diagnosis led to a thriving new enterprise now stocking the shelves of Whole Foods and Earth Fare.

Full Moon Rising

David and Joe Maluff are deliberately slow cooking the franchise growth of their iconic Birmingham eatery.

Prepped for Radical Change

Dr. Grace Terrell’s record redesigning health care models landed her in a position to use human genomics to radically transform health care.

Investment-Grade Distress

Two youths of the Great Recession dove into the frenzy of distressed real estate and made it an investment-grade discipline.

Diving into City Hall

Randall Woodfin was elected mayor of Birmingham on Oct. 3,   defeating incumbent William Bell in...

Movers & Shapers, December 2017

Spotlight on Lee, Russell & Macon Counties

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Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...

Fraud in Your Workplace

Looking for Red Flags: How to Spot and Stop Real-Life White-Collar Criminals