1515 Abutment Rd
Dalton, GA 30721
Bob Caperton, CCIM
President and Managing Partner
With both sides of his family coming from the carpet business, Bob felt destined to live in Dalton, GA. While he grew up in Sandy Springs, GA, he spent almost every weekend and every summer with his Grandparents in the carpet capitol. From an early age, Bob was exposed to business. His father and Grandfather were both entrepreneurs. Roy, his Grandfather and the biggest influence in his life, started Barrett Carpet Mills in 1970 and ran it successfully for over 20 years before selling and entering the real estate business. His father ran a retail carpet business and later in life got into the home security business where he had 20+ sales offices. As Bob points out, they were exact opposites in terms of their approaches to business – Roy was a believer in slow, steady, calculated growth and Bob Sr. lived for the explosive nature of startup businesses. Bob learned from both of their styles.
After graduating from college Bob moved to Dalton to work alongside his Grandfather. They were grandfather and grandson, mentor and protégé, and friends. Bob soaked up all of the acumen and experience that Roy shared. They worked together every day, ate lunch together nearly every day, and played golf together on many weekends. Roy died unexpectedly in early 2010 and Bob was put through the biggest test of his life.
First, Bob focused on stabilizing the company during tough economic times. His first goal was to revitalize a vacant shopping center that Roy bought out of foreclosure in 2006, a 70k SF former Winn Dixie. Within 6 months of running the business Bob was able to land Tractor Supply Co. as an anchor tenant, which served as a catalyst for the shopping center. Within two years of TSC’s opening the center was nearly 100% occupied. In late 2011 Bob repeated this strategy with another 48,000 SF shopping center in Dalton. He struck a deal with his friends at RW Sales (a large RV dealership) and their presence revitalized the center – now, it is 100% occupied. In 2014 Bob felt he had the existing portfolio stabilized and began expanding. Since then he has added 40k+ SF of office space, 250k+ SF of warehouse space, 6 apartment units in addition to millions of dollars in capital improvements for existing properties. The company has now grown by 30% and is continuing to expand.
Bob is a Rotarian and a member of the Vestry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He has served on the campaign cabinet for the United Way, the Dalton State Athletics Board, the Roman Open Board and the Grow Greater Dalton Campaign through the Chamber of Commerce.
Bob holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Real Estate and Finance from the College of Business at Florida State University. He also holds the commercial real estate designation, CCIM.
Bob was honored in 2015 by the Dalton – Whitfield Chamber of Commerce as “Small Businessperson of the Year”. He was also given the “Big Dog Award” by the Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in the 2016 membership Drive.
Hailing from Alexendria , VA, Rusty Jones is a successful entrepreneur, devout Christian, and respected leader. His background includes stints in sales, construction, and customer service. The broad work experience he brings allows him to lead his maintenance department through any situation that arises, while still having the business acumen to advise Bob on the most critical of business decisions.
During his time at Barrett Properties, Rusty has refined the maintenance and build-out processes, leading to ever increasing customer satisfaction and reduced payback periods. Additionally, Rusty has been the driving force behind a systematic approach to preventive maintenance, which continues to reduce expenditures.
In his free time, Rusty enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, volunteering with his church, and building the World’s Greatest Marshmallow Shooters.
Head of Strategy
Barry began with Barrett Properties in 2015 as Head of Strategy, with a focus on operations and acquisitions. All business and real estate opportunities are first analyzed by Barry before evaluation by the executive team. In addition, Barry works closely with Bob and Rusty to identify strategic partnerships and manages the process of bringing these partnerships to fruition. With a background in management of commercial construction projects and companies, Barry brings a unique approach to Barrett Properties. His duties also include risk management, human resources, accounting oversight, and initial legal review.
Barry holds an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (2016), where he finished in the top 3 of his class, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado State University (2013; 4.0 GPA) and an Associates Degree in Construction Management from Gwinnett Technical College (2005; 3.99 GPA). Outside of work, Barry enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters in Rocky Face, GA and pursuing his passion for hunting and fishing.
Always one to brighten your day, Carol has been an invaluable asset to Barrett Properties during her tenure. With her main responsibilities falling in the bookkeeping realm, she also acts as a de facto personal assistant to Bob. Carol and her husband Rusty reside in Rocky Face, GA and are active in Calvary Baptist Church (Tunnel Hill).
Assistant Office Manager
Doug brings a wealth of financial knowledge to Barrett Properties and has been regularly consulting for the company since 2007. As former Corporate Controller of Shaw Industries and small business owner, Doug is able to combine the rigorous financial demands of corporate America with the nimble mentality of entrepreneurship.
A 1965 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Doug’s experience also includes audit and management. An active member of Dalton First United Methodist Church, Doug lives in Dalton with his wife and is regularly found golfing at area courses.
Sarah Cash– Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable
Mickey Sane – Maintenance
Ryan Goins – Maintenance
Jonathan Hyatt– Maintenance
Gilbert Alfaro – Maintenance
DJ Hyatt– Maintenance
Samuel Chavez– Maintenance
Tony Sims– Maintenance
Andy Coker – Agricultural Administrator
Russell Bocanegra – Maintenance
Property Management Assistant
Mark Letner – Maintenance