2012 Vision Award
Each year, the World Services for the Blind Foundation selects a distinguished Arkansan with a personal commitment to community service to receive the prestigious Vision Award. This year, the WSB Foundation honored Bob Shell, president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction Company.
About Mr. Shell: Mr. Shell is president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction Company, and has been with the firm and its predecessor, The Baldwin Company, since 1950. He is one of five charter members of the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame, and was named Arkansas Business Executive of the Year in 1990. Other accolades include the Arkansas Associated General Contractors Distinguished Service Award, 50 for the Future Rector Award, Arkansas Society of Professional Estimators Boss of the Year, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry since 1975, American Arbitration Association. He is also a charter member of the American Institute of Constructors and holds the title of National Lifetime Director of the Associated General Contractors of America.
He currently sits on the board of the Baptist Health Foundation, the Associated General Contractors of America, Alzheimer’s Arkansas, UALR Construction Advisory, Arkansas Associated General Contractors, Arkansas Associated General Contractors Manpower and Training, and Centennial Bank. He is a past president and former board member of 50 for the Future, the Arkansas Associated General Contractors, Baptist Health Foundation, Arkansas Arthritis Association, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock Board of Adjustments and the UALR Foundation.
In 1995, Mr. Shell served as Presidential appointee to the White House Conference on Small Business and was also appointed to the Economic Conference of the President and Vice President.
Mr. Shell and his wife, Ginny, are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. They have five children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.