Gus Vratsinas

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Gus M. Vratsinas is chairman and chief executive of Vratsinas Construction Company in Little Rock, Arkansas. Vratsinas is the largest general contractor in the state of Arkansas. The company is headquartered in Little Rock, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Irvine, California.

Vratsinas was born to Greek-born immigrant John P. Vratsinas. He grew up near the intersection of Markham and Cedar streets in Little Rock.

Gus Vratsinas attended college at the University of Arkansas where he was also a member of the Army ROTC. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees at the school, accepting his first job with Pickens-Bond while still in school. After completing his graduate degree Vratsinas did a tour of duty in South Korea. In 1983 he became president of the Kelley-Nelson Company.

Vratsinas co-founded Vratsinas Construction with Ed Demoss and Sam Alley in 1987. The company built the Stephens Building, the Metropolitan National Bank Tower, and Peabody Hotel.

He was a member of Fifty for the Future and a member of the Little Rock Wastewater Utility Commission from 1977 to 1989.


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