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Triangle Construction featured in Upstate Business Journal

By November 20, 2017May 19th, 2020No Comments

Triangle was recently featured as the cover story in the Upstate Business Journal, with an article detailing our history and how we have sustained as a company for over seven decades in Greenville.

Ingenuity. Hard work. Dedication. Those words are the guiding principles that have kept Greenville’s Triangle Construction thriving for the past 70 years, according to board chairman Tracy Pellett.

Pellett’s father, John Pellett Jr., started the company in 1947 alongside his college friends Heyward Morgan and Nelson Tracy. After opening a small office in downtown Greenville, the trio secured their first contract and built a 50,000-square-foot warehouse for Poe Hardware and Supply along Perry Avenue.

“They really struggled to complete some of their first projects, because there was a shortage of construction materials after World War II,” Tracy Pellett said. “Luckily, they were able to make do with what they could find at the time.”

Despite some early successes, Morgan and Tracy left Triangle after a few years to pursue other interests. Pellett then moved the company to a single-story building off Laurens Road, which was then unpaved and surrounded by farms. “I don’t think there was a single car dealership around us back then,” Pellett said.

The company has since grown from a small local business into a thriving regional practice known for constructing some of the most popular spaces in Greenville, along with high-profile projects in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.