A LEGACY OF RELATIONSHIPS,
RELENTLESSNESS & UNWAVERING RESOLVE
first Sonic Drive-In, 1976
Rozier Overhead Doors provided commercial and residential doors for businesses and families all over the Delta. At his father’s business, Mike learns the importance of building relationships. “I watched my father invest his time and efforts into connecting with people,” Mike said. “I watched and learned from him, and working in the family business really set the foundation for my own multi-generational business that I went on to start.” So this is where it all begins: in the Delta, in the age of disco, with a man determined to build something more.
THE BIRTH OF A BUSINESS
Mike always brings his sons, Michael and Craig, to the job site. Here, they watch their father connect with clients and subcontractors. They watch him put in long hours in the Delta heat. They play with Tonka trucks and toy cranes as real, mud-crusted heavy equipment looms over them. Here, a new family business begins. “When I look back on it, those Sonic days were the beginning of something really special.” Mike said.
GOOD WORK AND GROWTH
“Moving our business to more out-of-state projects so early on really is a testament to the relationships we built,” Mike said. “We built one Sonic, and the client liked the way that we did business and built structures.” Ultimately, the Demopolis Sonic catapults the growth of Mike Rozier Construction into an industry stronghold in the Southeast.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
As the family business grows, so does the family involvement. After over a decade of monumental growth, Mike’s brother, Ronnie, joins the Mike Rozier Construction team. All the while, Mike and Craig are still tagging along and watching their father build Mike Rozier Construction into a leading commercial construction company. A decade has passed since Mike Rozier built his first Sonic, and now the team is adding cotton warehouses, schools, and farm shops to their long list of commercial projects. “For us, Mike Rozier Construction has always been a family business,” Mike said. “Having my brother and then eventually my sons join me in this endeavor has been so humbling and rewarding. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”
A DOLLAR STORE DEAL
THE NEXT GENERATION
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi School of Construction, Michael brings Mike Rozier Construction to Hattiesburg, Mississippi with an office on 40th Avenue near the university.
THE GANG’S ALL HERE
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Under Michael Rozier’s leadership, the Hattiesburg office moves to a brand-new, expanded location and hires a more extensive team. The team is working on projects like Delta Electric, Milwaukee Tool (the first of many projects), McDonald’s – Greenwood, MS, and Helena Chemical – Friars Point and delivering stellar results along the way.
“This was a real season of growth,” Michael said. “We hired 10 new employees during that time. And we are still so proud to be serving the Hattiesburg area and offering jobs to the people there.”
A TOWERING TESTIMONY
THE DOG DAYS OF ROZIER
A REALLY BIG DEAL
Exterior of the
new Rozier office,