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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest level of professional construction services to our clients; a safe, profitable, and enjoyable work environment for the Momentum team; and to become the benchmark by which other companies are judged. 


Happy Clients = Future Work

Every Project Needs Momentum.

Successful delivery of any Construction Project requires Momentum. Without it, the negative impact can be extensive including project delays, owner dissatisfaction, and loss of revenue to the design and construction team.

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Momentum Construction Services, LLC.

is a full-service General Contractor able to provide service in all aspects of the Construction Market. 


Company President, John deRieux started his construction career as an intern Architect, and has a Design degree from the Clemson University College of Architecture as well as a degree in Construction Management.  This in depth understanding of building design makes Momentum your most capable Design—Build Contractor. Our company is not, however, burdened with the overhead associated with an “in house” design team. Momentum utilizes an exclusive group of independent local Architects and Engineers that are selected based on the requirements of each individual project. 

General Construction

Our Project Managers, Estimators, and Superintendents have experience in all aspects of the Construction Market including Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Health Care, and Multi Family Residential. Again, we avoid the overhead burden associated with departmentalizing into the various market classifications. 


Norco Industrial Doors is the leading provider of large hangar doors in the Nation. Momentum Construction Services installs these doors throughout the Eastern United States. This experience has expanded to include turn key hangar construction, hangar door repairs and maintenance. 

Meet John

John deRieux chose his career based on his passions: a love for the outdoors, building things and art.

He received a degree in Design and a degree in Building and Science Management from Clemson University. John’s first jobs following his education were with family owned General Contractors. It was here that John gained firsthand experience in all facets of Construction – he dug footings, finished concrete, worked on an asphalt paving crew, learned to weld, hammer, fit and finish. He also expanded his knowledge base by learning the realities of estimating, purchasing, project management, and how to design around the real world of construction.

From there, John began work with a large AE firm – working in the Construction Management Department. John’s final step before launching Momentum Construction was working for a second General Contractor focused on the industrial market. It was here that he realized that one of the most important aspects of successful project delivery is momentum.

Later he moved to Greenville, South Carolina and worked for a small General Contractor, handling all aspects of the business. John’s final step before launching Momentum Construction was working for a second General Contractor focused on the industrial market.

In September of 2002, John’s passions and experiences led him to form Momentum Construction Services.

Experience & Education



Bachelor of Science – Design 1984

Bachelor of Science – Building Science and Management 1985

Dean’s List – 1984

President’s List – 1985

Work Experience:

Momentum Construction Services, LLC – Simpsonville, SC – Current
President and Principal

Morris Construction Company – Greenville, SC – 1997 – 2002
Vice President

New Carolina Construction Company – Greenville, SC 1994-1997
Vice President

GMK Associates – Columbia, SC 1988-1993
Assistant Director of Estimating Department, Project Manager

Congaree Construction Company – Columbia, SC 1987-1988
Field Engineer, Estimator

Creed Construction Company – Columbia, SC – 1985-1987
Project Manager, Estimator

Partial Project Experience:


  • ZF Lemforder 2010 ExpansionDuncan, SC.  A two year $3,000,000.00 project to add offices, lobby, restrooms, loading docks, and extensive site modifications.
  • Worldwide Equipment – Greenville SC and Columbia SC. Additions and renovations to two truck maintenance facilities. 
  • Jarden Plastics – Greenville, SC. Office additions and building renovations. 
  • ZF Lemforder 44,000 s.f. AdditionDuncan, SC – project management of design and construction phase.  (1998) $2,200,000.00
  • Alexander Machinery New FacilityMauldin, SC – project management of design and construction of 140,000 s.f. manufacturing facility. (1999) $2,500,000.00 
  • D&D Motors- Truck Showroom and Body Shop Addition – Greer, SC – Additions and renovations to existing body shop facility. 
  • Lockheed Martin Maintenance Hanger – Greenville, SC – project management of design and construction of 110,000 s.f. hanger. (2002) $6,400,000.00


  • Kemet Electronics Ceramic Line Relocation – Simpsonville, SC. Involved reinforcing the existing structure in a plant to allow for construction of a 20,000 s.f. second floor to make room for a new manufacturing line. 
  • Asheville Airport Storage Hangar – Asheville, NC. Construction of a 40,000 s.f. Hangar including associated sitework, utilities, roads, and parking. 
  • Mountain Community School – Hendersonville, NC. Construction of a new charter school. 
  • Fitesa – Simpsonville, SC. Construction of a 40,000 s.f. building to house their non woven product line. 
  • Colombo Energy – Greenwood, SC. Construction of two buildings for this new facility. 
  • Koger Center for the Performing ArtsColumbia, SC – Field Engineering (1988) $8,000,000.00
  • Reidville Elementary SchoolReidville, SC  – Additions and renovations – project management
  • Landrum Welcome CenterLandrum, SC – Additions and renovations – project management
  • National Starch Reactor Foundation and StructureWoodruff, SC – project manager.
  • Capsugel Center Core RenovationGreenwood, SC – project manager – clean room installation
  • Brevard High School Additions and RenovationsBrevard, NC – project manager.
  • East Side Medical Office Building (concrete package) Greenville, SC – project manager. (1998) $2,500,000.00
  • Sunland Distribution 150,000 s.f. distribution warehouse – Greenville, SC (1999) $2,750,000.00
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church – Taylors, SC – project manager (2002) $5,200,000.00
  • Oconee Hall Renovation Tri County Technical College – Project manager of complete interior upfit and mechanical renovation. 


  • New Battery Creek High SchoolBeaufort, SC – New Construction – design phase services – 1988 – 1989 ($14,000,000.00)
  • McCracken Middle School – Hilton Head, SC – New Construction – design and construction services – 1988-1989 ($7,500,000.00)
  • Riley Elementary School Beaufort County, SC – New Construction – design phase services
  • James Brown Elementary – Beaufort County, SC – New Construction – design phase services
  • Ladies Island Elementary – Ladies Island, SC – New Construction – design phase services
  • Lancaster County Bond ProgramEvaluation of existing structures, assessment of needs, cost estimating to determine budgets leading up to a $40 million bond referendum (1991- 1992)
  • Lancaster High SchoolLancaster, SC – Demolition of existing school and new construction – design phase services (1992) $21,000,000.00
  • Buford High SchoolBuford, SC – Additions and renovations – design phase services
  • South Elementary School Lancaster, SC – Additions and renovations – design phase services
  • Erwin Elementary School Lancaster, SC – Additions and renovations -design and construction services
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary SchoolLancaster, SC Additions and renovations – design and construction services
  • Clover Elementary School –  Clover, SC – New Construction – design phase services
  • Polk County High School – Columbus, NC – New Construction – design and construction phase services
  • Saluda Elementary School – Saluda, NC – Additions and renovations – design and construction phase services
  • West Marion Elementary Marion, NC – New Construction – design and construction phase services
  • Old Fort Elementary SchoolOld Fort, NC – Additions and renovations – design and construction phase services. 
  • Hollings Oncology CenterCharleston, SC – Demolition of old structure and new – construction design and construction phase services
  • McCloud Medical Center Florence, SC – Addition – design phase services
  • Richland Memorial Hospital – Columbia, SC – Various renovation projects – design phase services


  • MUSC – Hollings Oncology Center –  Construction Company Change Order Claims – research claims, performed cost estimates and schedule analysis, and negotiated acceptable settlement between Owner and Contractor. 
  • Polk County High School – Negotiated settlements for twelve Contracts involved in the construction of this project.
  • Clemson Performing Arts Center – subcontractor claim for damages due to delay and forced acceleration. Worked on behalf of masonry subcontractor and was able to settle for 80% of the claim amount before litigation. 
  • The Islander – Harbor Island, SCProvided cost estimates and methods of repairs due to water infiltration.
  • Carnahan Residence – Greenville, SCWorked with structural engineer to identify defects, produced method of repair, estimated cost, and testified in arbitration hearing. 
  • Ryder Truck Wall – Greenville, SCWork with structural engineer to review damages, produce method of repair, and estimate repair. 


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Momentum Construction Services, LLC Core Beliefs:

Long-Term Relationships

We believe in building long term business relationships as an integral part of the construction process. 

High Quality Construction

We understand that high-quality construction with adherence to budgetary requirements means working diligently to provide the best possible job within established guidelines 

Team Work

We know that working as a team, troubleshooting before the fact, and keeping the client informed are actions which help guarantee satisfaction by all parties. 

Construction Management:

Momentum Construction Services, LLC as construction manager acts as the owner’s representative though out the project and beyond. This approach relies heavily on a team effort, and should be initiated in the earliest stages of the project for maximum benefit. 

The team relies on the expertise of individual members and decisions are made jointly, with the Owner having the final say after input from all parties. The construction manager contributes by managing the project though budget control, estimating, scheduling, and value engineering while performing a myriad of services to bring the project to a successful completion.

Construction Management

Clients We’ve Worked with

What sets us apart:

We have listened to our Clients express frustration that quality General Contractors are not willing to bid on small work.  To ensure that our clients receive the service they need, we have set up a Special Projects Division focused on smaller projects. This is an aggressive team of seasoned construction professionals able to perform small jobs economically for our Clients and profitably for Momentum.

The Momentum Advantage:

Our team self performs light grading, concrete, steel erection, welding, carpentry, sheetrock and metal studs, painting and finishes. The fact that we do not have to rely on subcontractors for this work gives us better control over cost, schedule, and quality.