Founder - Carmen HastingsAs a child, founder of the company, Carmen Hastings, always sought ways to be independent about earning money.  She took several business courses in school and always had the desire of designing a business of excellence that would meet the practical needs of the community. While engaging in the construction field for many years, the need for reliable, dependable, and profitable Disadvantaged Businesses became increasingly apparent.  Carcel & G was founded in Cullman, Alabama in August of 2002 as a means of engaging in community development with practices of integrity.

It began as a small family enterprise consisting of four employees and two pieces of equipment which were stored at Carmen’s father’s home.  The company’s first jobs included small grading projects, building pads, and small demolition projects.

The original office and shop were located in the same building located off of County Road 436.  However, with a desire to continue growing, the company purchased an office for administrative tasks which is located just down the road, County Road 469, in 2005. Shortly after, the company notes its first substantial project as the “Olive Street Project” in 2006.

Original Carcel & G Office

As the company began to rapidly expand, there was a need for the staffing and the physical capital to continue to expand as well.  The company purchased a piece of property in Dodge City, Alabama which would serve as new office shop and maintenance home. Carcel & G created the position of Safety Mangaer early in 2010 to focus on enhancing safety standards, create innovative employee training processes, and secure all proper licensing.  In the same year, Carcel & G hired an estimator with depth in the field and knowledge that could expand the company’s performed scope of work.

Carcel & G now has over 100 employees, over 100 pieces of equipment, and over 80 trucks.  The management team has considerably evolved and presently consists of the Founder/Managing Member, three Project Manager/Estimator, a Manager of Safety, and four Administrative/Office Assistants, four General Superintendents.

Field Employees


Direct (256) 736-5556
Fax (256) 736-9968

31 County Road 240
Hanceville, AL 35077

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