T.U. Parks Construction Company Endowed Scholarship Established at Chattanooga State

February 9, 2021 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release

larry and robert parks in front of their company building

Now spanning four generations, the T.U. Parks Construction Company continues to stress the importance of education. Current Chairman and CEO Larry Parks and Senior Project Manager Robert Parks remember the words from company founder and grandfather, T.U. Parks, who said, “never stop learning.” The company recently established a $50,000 T.U. Parks Construction Company Endowed Scholarship through the Chattanooga State Foundation.

“With a shortage of workers in the industry and across all areas of the construction industry, Chattanooga State offers an excellent curriculum for the industry that allows any individual to either learn a trade or profession or to improve oneself within their chosen industry,” stated Mr. Parks. He noted that individuals who enroll at Chattanooga State have the option to complete one skill, continue their educational path to earn an associate degree, or transfer to a four-year university for an additional degree.

Since 1944, the company’s objectives included never sacrificing quality, never stop learning about the industry and never neglect the personal touch. “The industry has been good to our company,” said Mr. Parks, “This is our way of giving back that will benefit students for years to come.”

For more information about this scholarship and other giving opportunities, visit chattanoogastate.edu/establish-fund or contact Tammy Sawyers, director, College Advancement at (423) 697-3359, tammy.sawyers@chattanoogastate.edu.