Who We Are
Heavener & Associates Construction Company, Inc. (H&A) began over 40 years ago as an interior renovations company in the early 1980’s called Heavener Construction. Since then, striving to give our clients the best service possible and pushing ourselves to excellence, we have developed into a leader in Design Build Projects. Our clients in Healthcare, Commercial, and Interior Remodels now have the advantage of a single source for design and building responsibility, allowing for streamlined communication and a focused, common goal.
Our goal is simple: we believe in discovering your vision and working with you to design and build a space that both fits your unique needs and showcases who you are as a business. We aim to make every project a timely, professional, and collaborative experience for our clients. The quality of our work is important to us and we take professional and personal pride in our product. By utilizing the latest in construction techniques, communicating with you throughout the design and building process, and providing you with a hands-on experience, you can trust we will deliver something you can be proud of.
The founder of Heavener Construction and is the current President of H&A.
Gary graduated from Virginia Tech in 1968.
After graduation he briefly worked for a general contractor in Atlanta before he spent two years in the army as an instructor at the Army Engineering School.
Upon discharge from the Army, Gary enrolled at Georgia Tech and received a graduate degree in Structures.
He then spent the next two years working for an architectural/ engineering firm as a structural engineer.
He then moved on to for one of the country premier shopping mall developers, The Rouse Company. He was the project manager on five megamalls including Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall and Augusta’s own Augusta Mall.
At the completion of the Augusta Mall, not wanting to leave Augusta, Gary went into business for himself doing what he knew best, which was developing shopping malls. Over the next thirty-five years Heavener Construction Company constructed some 1,500 commercial projects with most being retail stores in malls throughout the seven southeastern states.
In 2013 Gary, and two of his employees, Zach and Abram, formed Heavener & Associates Construction Company. The three have been able to expand the new company’s area of construction capabilities to include design/build and ground-up projects. The new company is licensed in Georgia and South
Partner and Vice President of Pre-Construction Services
Zach Miloni learned teamwork and collaboration at an early age through sports. Senior year, he was captain of the football team and was All-Cobb County in both offense and defense.
He then enrolled at Georgia Southern University and embraced the university’s Construction Management program. Zach graduated with a bachelor’s in Science in Construction Management and a minor in Business.
Zach’s passion now involves advising businesses, organizations, and individuals on how to best achieve their building goals. He is a licensed General Contractor and Certified Healthcare Contractor. He is active in the community and is a member of various organizations: (PCEA) Professional Construction Estimators Association – past president, (USGBC) United States Green Building Consul – past treasury, Chamber of Commerce – current member, and (YPA) Young Professional of Augusta – past member.
Outside of work, Zach enjoys playing golf, volleyball, dancing, exploring his adopted home of Augusta, and spending time with his wife and children.
Abram Duncan’s construction career began in 1995 after earning his Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering and beginning work as a field engineer. Shifting into Commercial General Contracting in 1999, he worked as a project manager. Duncan managed both new construction and renovation projects, primarily in the Health Care field. Since becoming a partner at Heavener in 2013, Duncan oversees construction management and cost control.
Project Manager, CHC (Certified Healthcare Contractor)
OSHA 30 Hour Certified
Joined Heavener in December 2014
Graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Construction in 2012
Grew Up in construction where he worked in the field as Carpenter, Mechanic, Laborer, Roofer, Ironworker, Rigger, and Machinist in Both Commercial and Industrial Applications
Community Groups: Trinity on the Hill UMC Member, Augusta Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter, Company Representative for Augusta High School Skills Challenge
Hobbies: Spending time with wife (London) and Daughter (MaryHunter), attending Georgia Southern Athletic Events (Mainly Football), weekend trips to the lake or beach.
Graduated from Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2022.
Born and raised here in Augusta Ga, where he found his passion for construction.
Began working in construction at the age of 16, working for many different General Contractors as a laborer, carpenter, and mechanic, and specialized in finish carpentry.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, and has a passion for golf and skiing.