Commercial and Industrial Contractors in South Central Kentucky
Located in Somerset, Kentucky, D. C. Trimble, Inc. is a family-owned, local commercial contractor as well as an authorized metal building erector for CECO Building Systems.
In 1967, D. C. Trimble and his wife Elaine started a family-owned, residential construction company named Trimble Builders. Their first project was a new home for D. C.’s mother. Around this time, local manufacturing companies increased production and many families relocated to Pulaski County. Proximity to the Ferguson-based companies made Indian Hills and Southern Hills (formerly the Trimble farm) a desired location. While the homes were being built, Elaine assisted customers with interior design. As the need for single family homes grew, Trimble Builders also grew. Through these years they oversaw the construction of over two hundred homes in the Lake Cumberland area.
By January of 1976, when interest rates had climbed and housing construction had slowed, Mr. Trimble and four business partners launched a commercial construction company called Pentco Construction, Inc. That company later changed its name to D. C. Trimble, Inc. and D. C. and Elaine became sole owners.
When Mr. Trimble passed away in 2002, Elaine became president and Scott Hail was promoted to CEO. Along with long-time estimator Larry Adington and a talented crew that included Lowell and Tim Daulton and Desmon Dalton, the company continued and built some of its largest projects to date. Elaine once stated, “We always tried to build everything as if we were building it for ourselves. We never wanted to cut any corners because it was our name on the product.”
In 2009, Mrs. Trimble retired, and company ownership was transferred to her children, Teresa Hail and Ryan Trimble. Teresa joined the company as president and CEO. She recalls growing up around construction, “My transition from banking to construction was made easier because I already knew everyone on a first name basis. I grew up in an atmosphere where business was discussed around the family table. Depending on who picked me up from school, I would either ride along with mom who regularly stopped to pick out paint, light fixtures or appliances or ride with dad who stopped by job sites before the crew left for the day. I loved playing in sandpiles and collecting metal slugs.”
With a background in technology, Teresa has helped transition the business into the current era of construction and continues to implement the principles and ethics set in place by her parents. Over fifty years since that first home was built, D. C. and Elaine’s grandsons are working at the family business. Chris Hail serves as Business Development Manager and Cameron Hail as Project Manager. Longtime employee Tim Daulton, with nearly 50 years of construction experience, serves as Field Superintendent and specializes in erecting metal buildings. And Greg Baber joined us in 2020 as our Estimator, adding another 40 years of experience in masonry, project management and estimating.