Roswell resident Will Mitchell has a commitment to the community, personally and through his business, WR Mitchell, a commercial interior General Contractor for retail, restaurants and class A office space. Will founded the company in 2015, fueled by the mentorship of his grandfather, Claude Petty Jr., who was the developer of some of Atlanta’s most iconic office buildings.
Will’s vision is clear: provide the utmost professionalism, strive for excellence at every stage and let a set of core values guide every decision. Will and his team pride themselves on the strong relationships, communication, and attention to detail that are the foundation of WR Mitchell’s business. Their passion is instilled in everything they do.
Will says, “My grandfather’s success taught me to pay attention to the small details. He was a very detailed person and wanted the absolute best for his tenants. He gifted me with lots of life lessons that I have been able to put into action as a business owner.”
His grandfather, Claude Petty, Jr.’s impact on the Atlanta business landscape is evident today in the millwork, marble, glass and infrastructure that populate the city’s skyline. As vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in 1961, Claude led the expansion of the space to two million square feet, which put Atlanta on the map as a retail competitor. PC Associates developed more than 12 million square feet of real estate, the crowning glory of which is the Piedmont Center, in the heart of Buckhead.
Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Will Mitchell’s contributions to Atlanta are familiar places and spaces that showcase WR Mitchell’s outstanding commitment to excellence. Isla & Co. Buckhead, Sankranti Indian Kitchen in Dunwoody and Tech Square, and Lee + White in the historic West End all bear the hallmark of WR Mitchell’s quality and style.
For each project, Will is laser-focused on the details but takes the time to ask questions and dig into what the client is looking for. His creative problem-solving and vision are what drives the company. They coordinated the intricate millwork and installation of large marble slabs for Slim Studio. The tiled curved wall at Pepper Boxing is WR Mitchell's handiwork. Another project involved executing the proper alignment of switches and devices in a Class A office. Round wood soffits with hidden LED lighting at the LendingPoint office required precision, he says. As did the glass walls and fabric-upholstered booths for conference rooms at TK.
He chose Roswell as his business home and is buoyed by the growth and development of the community. “Roswell is a good place to do business because we live here, so we are directly invested in our community,” says WR Mitchell office manager Elizabeth Thorne. “We want to be part of business expansion that increases the value and function of the community. We have tackled jobs as small as 250 square feet and as large as 25,000 square feet, and we have entered into the food stall environment at Lee + White in West Atlanta.”
Will lives in Roswell with his wife and kids, Liam (8), Rylin (5) and Landyn (3), where they are thoroughly entrenched in the community. Will and his son Liam recently placed 3rd in a parent/child tournament. They enjoy golfing at Settindown Creek in Roswell and hanging out at the Crabapple Market, with a green space that the kids love. The Alpharetta Farmers Market, Avalon, Woodstock playground and Reformation Brewery top the family’s list of favorite places, and for dining, Will shares his top spots, “We like to eat at Peach and the Pork Chop and Zest in Roswell.”