G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE
Chairman & CEO
Holmes Bell, IV, PE, serves as CEO and Chairman for ENR Top 500 and Top Southeast Design Firm, Hussey Gay Bell. A native Savannahian, Mr. Bell joined the firm in 1994 and in 2013, assumed leadership. Since then, he has expanded the firm’s presence to 150 employees in eight office locations across Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Evidence of the firm’s abiding commitment to shaping the region through thoughtfully-designed projects can be viewed across the region ranging from the infamous red brick waterfront Rousakis Plaza on River Street in Savannah, Enmarket Arena and the massive JC Bamford operations on I-95 to Boeing Company’s 787 Expansion in North Charleston and a host of massive infrastructure projects for the Georgia Ports Authority, USACE and Charleston Water System.
A licensed professional engineer, Mr. Bell holds two degrees – a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering degree from Mercer University’s School of Engineering. Mr. Bell also serves as general partner of the G.H. Bell Family, LLLP, which owns and operates more than 250,000 square feet of office and industrial space in the Carolinas and Georgia.
An advocate for servant leadership, Mr. Bell has served as a Board of Directors member for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, ACEC Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Marine Science, Memorial Health Foundation, Savannah Music Festival, United Way of the Coastal Empire and numerous other civic and community organizations. Mr. Bell currently serves on boards for Savannah Area Geographic Information System (SAGIS), Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Bethesda Academy in addition to serving as a Trustee for Mercer University. He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah, Leadership Georgia and an active member of Young President’s Organization (YPO). Mr. Bell also serves as an elected city council member of the historic Town of Vernonburg, Georgia. He and his wife, Lisa, and their three children are members of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah.