About Us


old WAR office
WAR’s Original Office
In 1960, West Alabama Remodeling Company was established by William L. “Buck” Mallette to perform small residential projects. At that time, the company was based out of the Mallette family home in the Rosedale area of Tuscaloosa. In the 1970’s and 80’s the company transitioned to commercial work across Alabama and Mississippi.

In 1988, Jimmy Latham became President of the company and initiated a planned transition to construction management and negotiated contracts as a means to expand the firm. During this time, the name of the company was changed to WAR Construction, Inc. to reflect the company’s growth beyond renovations. This growth led to the need for a new office and shop in 2000.

In 2009, Buck’s youngest son, Hugh B. Mallette, became WAR’s third President. Under his guidance, the company experienced notable growth and earned a distinguished reputation in the niche construction market of University Greek housing. His ‘boots on the ground’ approach yielded not only beautiful but also functional spaces that are ever enduring.

In 2018, Mark Lancaster assumed the role of WAR’s fourth President. Since then, his tenure has been dedicated to streamlining behind-the-scenes operations while synchronously achieving exponential growth, guiding the company’s success into the modern age of construction.

Throughout the years, den additions have evolved into multi-million-dollar projects across the southeast. We take pride in maintaining Buck’s original commitment to quality, excellent workmanship, and service.

Meet the WAR Team

Meet The Team

Mark Lancaster 2024

Mark Lancaster


Andrew Jackson

Vice President

Barkley Mallette

Secretary / Treasurer

Hugh Mallette


Robert Jamison

Project Manager

Kerry Malone

Project Manager
Gabe Falls 2024

Gabe Falls

Superintendent / Project Manager
Slayton Thompson 2024

Slayton Thompson

Project Manager
Russ Logan 2024

Russ Logan

Asst Project Manager
Ellie Gardner 2024

Ellie Gardner

Asst Project Manager

Skye Kent

Contract Manager

Arlene Carr

Office Manager

Francia Casal

Submittal Manager

Emily Burns

Accounts Payable / Payroll
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