Our Story

Southern Design Piers got its start as the sister company of Southern Design Concrete and Southern Design Landscaping back in 2019. Our founder, Deven Bradford, who has a degree in civil engineering, saw an opportunity to help builders struggling with the mitigation of substandard soils to maintain their construction schedules by performing helical piers in conjunction with concrete foundations. Deven and his entire team went through a rigorous certification process to become accredited through Chance Helical Piles/Piers, the USA-based company that revolutionized helical pier technology. The equipment used by SDP is the most advanced in the industry and utilizes certified calibrated torque meters for the installation of every pier to ensure proper installation and load-bearing capacity. Additionally, all products SDP uses are manufactured in Centralia, Missouri using USA-produced steel and include a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee.

Deven’s degree in civil engineering allows him a deeper understanding of structural capacities and the importance of following engineered specifications when reinforcing any foundation. Because of this knowledge-based approach, in a very short time, Southern Design Piers has gained the trust of customers by delivering value propositions not offered by the competition. Whether your job requires a simple single helix design or the most complicated helical configurations, Southern Design Piers has the resources, backing, and knowledge to measurably comply with engineered standards to get the job done right. Southern Design Piers applies knowledge and resources to save the customer money by proposing value propositions for the most cost-effective helical configurations to meet the engineered requirements for load-bearing capacity. No two job sites are the same. Why should the customer settle for a one-size-fits-all approach when Southern Design Piers has the know-how to perform more efficiently and cost-effectively?

Today, Southern Design Piers is expanding into other markets across the Southeast while conducting ourselves by the same values that made us who we are: Integrity, Quality, and Service. Let us show you how we can apply these standards to save you time and expense on your next pier job.

Our Values

Integrity. Quality. Service. That’s exactly what you get when you work with Southern Design Piers. From the moment you reach out to the time we wrap up your project and beyond, these values will define everything we do for you.


Our business is built on trust. Working with us means you can count on our transparency and respect.

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No shortcuts. No false promises. We don’t settle for less than the best and make sure our workmanship reflects that.

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Your ask is our task. We’ll always show up to get it done, no matter how deep the drill.

Our People

Southern Design Companies wouldn’t be what it is today without the help of our hardworking staff.


Deven Bradford – COO, Southern Design Concrete and Southern Design Piers

Deven holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Southern University. Deven’s first experience in construction came early when he interned with a residential framing contractor during high school summers. While pursuing a degree in civil engineering, he interned with Heidelberg Technology Center (the research lab of Lehigh-Heidelberg Cement Group) performing chemical and physical concrete testing under the direction of civil and chemical engineers. Deven has managed the construction of several large-scale commercial renovation projects. After overseeing thousands of new construction projects for Southern Design Concrete, Deven was promoted to COO of the company in 2019.  Deven also holds a Georgia Residential Basic Contractor’s License and is a certified installer of pervious concrete.