Meet the 205: Hillery Head

Ram Tool, based in Birmingham, is a distributor of commercial construction supplies, power tools, accessories, and concrete chemicals. Head started with Ram Tool in 1993 as general counsel and became president in 2005. Since 1993, the company has grown from five locations to 35, with warehouses in 12 states. Ram Tool’s footprint spreads across the South, from Washington, D.C., to Texas.

Alma Mater: Yale University, B.A., American Studies; Washington and Lee School of Law, J.D.

Beverage of Choice: Fiji water

On my Bucket List: I want to go fox hunting.

Toughest Challenge: Working through the business issues brought on by the Great Recession. The construction industry was hit hard, and we were forced to tighten our belt quickly and dramatically.

Favorite Band: R.E.M.