Our Founder, Mark Hornbuckle, worked for 20 years as a General Superintendent with one of the largest commercial general contractors in the Southeast. He headed up many projects during that time, including Concourse ‘E’ at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport where, at its peak, he was responsible for 1,500 workers on the project. The project was completed in 1994 with no fatalities. 

Throughout his career, Mark had attended various training classes and used different construction support services. He found that, for the most part, these classes or services were being delivered by regulatory agencies, academia, or insurance companies – with very little on-the-job training. This lack of job site knowledge in classes or services propelled Mark to make a difference in the construction support industry. In 1999, Mark started HB NEXT as a construction consulting, inspection, and training company. The goal of HB NEXT was to have actual field experts train construction industry workers and support the needs of construction firms with quality safety, environmental, training, and regulatory legal services.

HB NEXT knew the value of being able to provide effective data management support to construction firms. This will increase a company’s ROI and keep employees safe.