Bob Shell, former Baldwin & Shell president and current chairman emeritus, passed away earlier this year at 88 years old after a battle with cancer. Bob was a pioneer for the industry, a strong leader, a devoted family man and an inspiring philanthropist.
In 1950, Bob Shell joined The Baldwin Company for a job scheduled to last nine months and ended up staying 70 years. Bob started in the field as a payroll clerk and worked his way up through the company, eventually becoming company president, chairman and chairman emeritus.
“Through his years of faithful service, Bob established a foundation and code of ethics that we still embrace today,” said President/CEO Scott Copas.
Over the years, Shell has been honored many times for both his professional achievements and contributions to the community. He is one of five charter members of the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame, a former president of Arkansas Associated General Contractors, a national lifetime director of Associated General Contractors of America and Arkansas Business Executive of the Year. Shell has served as a board member for Baptist Health Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Alzheimer’s Arkansas, Associated General Contractors of America, Arkansas Associated General Contractors and President’s Advisory Council for Arkansas