Cullman Magazine Winter 2018 - Page 23

Cullman Profile AUSTIN HALL Graduate of Cullman High School, Auburn University Out of the BLUE Member of Cullman’s first baseball state championship team President of Nearen Construction By TYLER HANES NEAREN EXECUTIVE AUSTIN HALL IN THE BUSINESS OF HELPING PEOPLE C ullman has always been home for Nearen Construction President Austin Hall, and it looks like it will be his home for the foreseeable future. Hall, 34, is a Cullman native and a 2002 graduate of Cullman High School, where he was a member of the school’s first state championship baseball team. After graduating high school, he attended Wallace State Community College for two years before moving on to Au- burn University. He said having the chance to go to Wallace for two years before going to Auburn was a big help, and it gave him a chance to get a better chance to succeed in his education. “It helped me where I was able to probably get through college,” he said. “If I had tried to go Cullman magazine | WINTER 2018 23