720 Talleyrand Ave.    Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone 904-355-5885    FAX 904-355-7648

Hal L. Jones, Jr.

Hal L. Jones, Jr.
P.O. Box 3257
Jacksonville , Florida 32206
(904) 355-5885



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
University of Tennessee



Two years as testing engineer for Convair Aircraft Company, Fort Worth, Texas.

One year in Civil Design Sections for Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Consulting Engineers, Jacksonville, Florida.

Seven years as Field Engineer and Inspection and Contractor Liaison for heavy mill construction, J.E. Sirrine Company, Greenville, South Carolina.

Started with Wood-Hopkins Contracting Company in February 1962, as Engineer-Estimator, handling all types of heavy industrial and marine construction. Named President and General Manager of Wood-Hopkins Contracting Company on November 1, 1971.

Florida General Contractor's License Number 000275

South Carolina General Contractor's License Number 61163



100 + Slip Marina and Fishing Pier, City of Jacksonville, Florida 1996-1997, This project consisted of the construction of six main walkways with finger piers supported on 18" prestress pilings. The slips were constructed with floating docks and walkways. The pier was also a floating design allowing boats to moor on the inside between the pilings. Involved + C.Y. of dredging.

C.A. "Bill" Benedict Bridge on U.S. 17/92 over the St. Johns River-Sanford, Florida, 1993-1995, This project is a 1,645 foot continuous span post tensioned concrete bridge spanning Lake Monroe at the St. Johns River. This bridge is 85 foot wide with four 12 foot travel lanes separated by a 6 foot permanent barrier wall. The bridge sits atop 24" and 30" prestress concrete pilings and was constructed 45 foot above the waterline. This bridge replaced the last swing truss bridge in the State of Florida. The old bridge section was converted to a fishing pier after EPA and FDOT approved lead paint abatement was accomplished. Hal Jones was awarded the 1995 Outstanding Florida Bridge Project for Quality and Construction by the Florida Transportation Builder's Association.

Explosive Handling Wharf No. 2, Kings Bay, Naval Submarine Base- Kings Bay, Georgia,1991-1993, Project consisted of construction of a missile loading dock for the U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet. Construction included removal of an existing concrete pile support dock. Over 37,000 tons of existing dock was disposed of at an off shore fishing reef. New pile caps with precast deck units were utilized to complete the dock. A structural steel frame with metal siding covered the entire dock facility.

Hal Jones and his company were awarded the Commander's Certificate by the U.S. Navy and Rear Admiral Jack Buffington for their performance on this project and were runner-up for the national Marvin M. Black Partnering Award.

Refit Wharf No. 2, Naval Submarine Base- Kings Bay, Georgia, 1987-1989, The work consisted of construction of a pile supported dock approximately 720 feet long by 120 feet wide used for servicing the U.S. Navy's Trident Submarines. Included in the project were 477 each 18" and 24" prestressed concrete piles driven up to 250 ton compression capacity through an existing granite rip-rap slope. Over 6,500 C.Y. of reinforcing concrete was incorporated into the wharf for pile caps, crane rail caps, bullrails and utility pits, as well as lift stations. Included in the project was a Berthing Support Building, along with electrical and mechanical work for the entire wharf and building.

High Level Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway-Palm Coast, Florida, 1988, Bridge work consisted of driving 18" and 20" prestress concrete pile and constructing piers and pile bent on the piles. Two water piers are in the Intracoastal Waterway in their entirety and required cofferdams and seal concrete founded on steel piling. Quantities include 9,424 C.Y. of concrete, 808 tons of epoxy reinforcing steel, 15,900 L.F. of prestress beams, various roadway works, as well as a timber fender system on 14" concrete piles. Bridge has an overall length of 2,598 L.F.

Design/Build Bulkhead System for Drydock, City of Jacksonville, Florida, 1983, Project included design and building of a new facility for the City of Jacksonville to accommodate the Jacksonville Shipyard. This construction included the installation of 80' long sheet piling in a system with a concrete cap and receiving platform designed to accommodate 1,000 PSF loading at -55 MLW. Three hundred fifty (350) steel H-Piling, 80 foot long were installed with 4,000 C.Y. of concrete to complete the project. The existing bulkhead was demolished, removed and disposed of as submerged mooring dolphins. This was a fast track project, which was completed in only 9 months.

Westerly Wharf Extension, Blount Island-Jacksonville, Florida, 1979, Construction of 300 L.F. of pile supported wharf with 100 L.F. of secondary wall. Work included 18,000 L.F. of 18"concrete pile, 300 L.F. of steel sheet pile wall, 2,300 C.Y. of reinforced concrete, 600 L.F. of girder rail. 600 L.F. of gantry crane rail, 220 L.F. of 21" O.D. rubber dock fender, concrete tie back facilities supported on H-piling for tie rods, site fill, asphalt pavement and water supply piping.

Bridge of Lions , Florida Department of Transportation-St. Augustine, Florida, 1979, Work consisted of encasement of the pier foundations under water, removal and replacement of structural steel and bridge grating, removal and replacement of bascule machinery and gears, electrical, painting and construction of crutch bents.