Chief Executive Officer, International Designs Group
Mitch Hires is the CEO of International Designs Group, which includes United Materials, Cancos Tile & Stone, European Granite & Marble, Marva, and Construction Resources, a 53-year-old, Atlanta-based building products company specializing in providing builders, designers, remodelers, general contractors, property managers, fabricators, and homeowners with multiple, after-paint, specialty building and design products, with best-in-class distribution, installation, and turn-key services.
Mitch has spent over 30 years in the building products industry and brings extensive knowledge of the market, solid relationships with industry professionals and immense expertise required for further growth of distribution, fabrication, manufacturing, and sales throughout Georgia, Florida, and the eastern seaboard.
Beginning in 2016, Construction Resources and International Designs Group has successfully executed a series of mergers & acquisitions as well as greenfield expansions and evolving into a multi-product, multi-region, and multi-segment company. For the last 2 years Mitch has served on the Board of Directors for International Designs Group and with its investment partners, oversees and implements the ongoing growth strategy for the business. Currently, the IDG platform consists of over 50 locations in 11 states along the east coast of the US.
Throughout his career Mitch has served on several industry-related Boards, including The Artisan Group, Builders Club, National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Cambria Quartz Surfaces. He has been heavily involved with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, serving as a past Executive Vice President, which led to an honorary position as a Lifetime Director in 2012. In addition, Mitch and IDG / Construction Resources are avid supporters of local industry-based charitable organizations, including HomeAid Atlanta and Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
Mitch is an Atlanta native and holds an AB in Economics from the University of Georgia. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.