Our Owners

deVane Batchelor

Douglas deVane Batchelor

deVane Batchelor is a co-owner and co-founder of Allen+Batchelor Construction Co. (A+B).  deVane serves as President as well as Senior Project Manager for A+B. deVane received his degree from the University of Florida School of Building Construction in 1989.  He returned to Augusta and gained experience working for a larger local contractor, beginning his career as a field engineer and moving up as an assistant project manager and then as a project manager.  In 1994, he founded Batchelor Construction Company, and in 1998 John Allen joined as a partner.  The name was then changed to Allen+Batchelor Construction.

DeVane and John work together to manage the day to day operations of the company and act as sounding boards for each other for ideas and strategies on the long term goals and direction of the company. DeVane works with clients from project conception through the warranty period and beyond to ensure the clients satisfaction.

DeVane is active in the community serving as the chairman for the Commercial Builders Council, a board member for Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, an active donor to the Habitat for Humanity Program and an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.  deVane currently resides in Augusta, Ga and enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, offshore fishing, and golf.

John Allen

John Charles Allen

John Allen serves as Vice-President of the firm as well as senior project manager. He is responsible for all administrative aspects of your project and his expertise will be available to you from the day of interview through the end of the warranty period and beyond.

John Allen has over 26 years of construction experience over 18 of which have been with Allen+Batchelor.  During his career John has worked both in the office and out in the field starting as laborer moving to carpenter’s helper, surveyor, field engineer, estimator, assistant project manager, project manager, senior project manager and vice-president. It is this bottom up “real world” construction experience and his work ethic, which sets John apart.

Born and raised in Evans, Georgia, John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction, minoring in Business, from Auburn University in 1990.  Prior to joining Allen+Batchelor, John worked with a large Atlanta general contractor and another mid sized local general contractor on a host of various construction projects.

John has been involved with, managed and estimated projects that range from a few thousand to over $25,000,000.  Mr. Allen is very hands on, deeply involved, and committed to his client’s success and satisfaction.

John resides with his wife and daughter in Evans, Ga and is a member of Stevens Creek Community Church.  He serves on the Trinity Hospital Board of Directors, is a past member of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board and is an active donor for the Habitat For Humanity.  He enjoys boating, hunting, and golf.