Aug 3, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Ruby-Collins, Inc. in Acquisition of Southern Horizontal


ATLANTA (August 3, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Ruby-Collins, Inc., a general contractor specializing in water and wastewater projects, in its acquisition of Southern Horizontal, a leader in the trenchless underground construction industry.

For the past 20 years, Southern Horizontal has been known in the utility construction industry for its expertise in the rapidly-growing sector of trenchless technology, particularly horizontal auger boring (HAB or “Jack and Bore”). With this acquisition, Ruby-Collins is now better able to serve its clients with the ability to self-perform reliable and economical Jack and Bore services.

The SGR Atlanta Legal Team included Partner Darren Rowles in the Construction Practice and Partner Rett Peaden and Associate Erin Peterson McCallum in the Corporate M&A Practice.

About Ruby-Collins
Ruby-Collins, Inc. is a general contractor performing construction services throughout the Southeastern United States with a primary focus on water and wastewater projects. Since its inception in 1970, Ruby-Collins, Inc. has successfully completed over $1.2 billion of construction projects and is currently licensed in 11 states in the Southeast United States. For more information, visit

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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