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ECS Celebrates 13th Anniversary
Congratulations to ECS on celebrating their thirtieth anniversary on February 15, 2018.  ECS specializes in Geotechnical – Construction Materials – Environmental – Facilities and more. 


Clyde E. McFarland Jr., the founding chief financial officer of Portsmouth-based TowneBank, plans to retire next month.  McFarland joined TowneBank organizers on a part-time basis in 1998 when they began operating from the garage of G. Robert Aston, Jr., the company’s founding chairman and CEO. McFarland joined the bank full time on March 1, 1999.


Provided by:  The Roanoke Times - February 15, 2018 
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to begin a pilot program that integrates oral health exams and fluoride treatments for young children when they visit their family doctor.


Provided by:  Virginia Buesiness - February 16, 2018 
Portsmouth-based TowneBank has promoted William B. Littreal to senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Littreal, a certified public accountant, will succeed Clyde E. McFarland Jr., the bank’s founding CFO, who is retiring in March.

New General Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Ocean Construction Services
104 Aragona, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 200-9590
Contact:  Emery Chickey
Specialty:  Design/Build, Commercial Development, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Government Relations

New Subcontractor Member
Piedmont District
Casey Concrete, Inc.
3613 Doctors Crossing
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434) 974-7295
Contact:  Casey Keenan
Specialty:  Concrete Contractors

New Service/Supplier Member
Peninsula District
Waltz Engineered Sales, Inc.
48 Davis Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: (757) 873-5544
Contact:  Matt Waltz
Specialty:  Equipment Sales & Rentals, Heating & A/C Supplies, HVAC & Mechanical Equipment, Mold Remediation, Structural Steel

New Service/Supplier Member  
Richmond District
Hartford Bond
4480 Cox Rd, Suite 200
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 
Phone:  (804) 253-8102  
Fax:  (866) 212-4423  
Contact:  William Taylor 
Specialty:  Bonds: Surety & Fidelity 

New Owner/Developer Member
Tidewater District
W.P. Large, Inc.
242 Mustang Trial, Suite 8
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 431-1041
Contact:  Tysha Edwards
Specialty:  Landscaping: Design-Installation-Maintenance, Architectural Consultants, Engineering: Civil, Surveyors

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Yount, Hyde, & Barbour, PC
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Roof Systems of Virginia, Inc.
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Industry News

ATTENTION:  AGCVA Mail Address Change
Use Physical Address – AGCVA No Longer has a PO Box 
USPS will no longer forward mail sent to PO Box
11950 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

ACE Forum Held in February 

On February 20th, AGC members had an exclusive, up-close discussion with the Sr. Leadership of Virginia’s Department of General Services (DGS) at the kick off of the ACE Forum.  ACE is a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors & American Council of Engineering Companies of VA, to educate and promote best practices of the design and construction industry.  What resulted was a better understanding of the decision matrix at DGS, some innovative ideas for DGS to consider and where DGS is going in the future. 

Joe Damico, the new director of DGS, kicked off the forum with some general comments about DGS.  While Mr. Damico is the new Director at DGS, he has been around DGS for quite a while.  There is over $1.8 Billion of new construction which is overseen by the Agency and they are continuing to look at how to do things better.  This forum was just the avenue Mr. Damico was looking for to discuss complex issues with the design and building community.  He is looking for another forum to discuss key legislative issues later this summer. A panel discussion was led by Mike Coppa bringing a team of key decision makers talking about the environment DGS is dealing with.  Various topics were addressed:  Read More ...


Provided by:  Virginia Business - February 5, 2018 
Virginia is a leader in green building. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED, or Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design, the world’s most widely used green building rating system, and Virginia made the 2018 list, coming in at No. 9.

The list ranks states in terms of certified square feet per resident in 2017. Now in its eighth year, the list is based on 2010 U.S. census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout last year.


Published by:  The Daily Progress – February 24, 2018 
To find out just how hard it can be to secure downtown office space for a quickly growing company, ask Luan Nguyen. For him, one could almost say it took an act of God.

His digital startup, Braid, is a mini-WillowTree: both companies got their start in Charlottesville; both hire themselves out to build websites and apps for other companies; and both are quickly outgrowing their current cribs.  But when Nguyen’s six-person team is feeling cramped, it’s most likely because one or more of his four toddlers has burst into Braid’s “office” — also known as the basement of Nguyen’s home.

Celebrating 65 years!
Perry Engineering Co Inc
With 65 years of experience, we at Perry Engineering Company Inc. have dedicated our efforts to satisfying the needs of our customers! We offer complete site delvelopement for industrial, commercial, residential , and civil public works!
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The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
Workforce Development

CM-Lean Construction EXAM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 

AGCVA Headquarters (Training Room)
Registration:  7:30 am 
Test Start/Finish:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Testing Fee:  $575

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC's Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.


April - September 2018
AGCVA Headquarters
10:00 am to 2:00 pm (lunch included)

Goals of the Program

•  Create an informed, inquisitive young construction professional.
•  Provide a foundation level education in aspects of business management and strategic leadership within the construction industry, and encourage participants to build upon this education by learning more about these functions within their own firm, actively participating in these efforts with the goal of leading them in the future.
•  Create a strong understanding of the differences between management and leadership roles within an organization and how to successfully execute in both capacities.
•  Improve the young professional's technical capabilities and approach by creating a fuller context of his/her operational role within the organization, and how that role drives the organization's performance.
•  Orient the young professional to the AGCVA and drive advanced participation, ultimately developing the next class of AGCVA leadership, from the ground level. Focus on understanding and participation in efforts including community service, workforce development, and industry advocacy on important legislative issues. 
•  Inspire a passion for collaboration with interrelated industries on shared issues and challenges, as well as the overall advancement of the construction and development community


February 14th, 2018 - Glen Allen, VA 
The Associated General Contractors of Virginia is pleased to announce it has partnered with Crestcom Richmond as the preferred leadership development provider for the AGCVA.  Denver Colorado based Crestcom International has a 30-year track record of growing leadership teams with over 25,000 companies worldwide through its flagship Bullet-Proof Manager® training series.  Focusing on interactive, experiential learning, Crestcom achieves tangible, bottom-line results through live-facilitated learning and personalized action plans coupled with practical application and team-based accountability. 

Crestcom Richmond President Buddy Hiatt has worked with AGCVA personnel to offer selective training at the AGCVA offices in addition to special offers for Bullet-Proof Manager® to AGCVA members.  For more information on Crestcom and Buddy, please visit and


Published by:  ConstructionDIVE - January 8, 2018
After a robust 2017, commercial construction companies are anticipating an even stronger 2018, with the majority reporting they plan to expand their staffs, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

As professionals seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry. Some are evolutions of past years, such as offsite construction and an increasing reliance on technology, and some trends are new, such as a focus on resiliency after the most damaging hurricane season on record and devastating fires in California. Other trends that will shape construction revolve around policy, both federal and state, the ongoing labor shortage and gargantuan projects, including Amazon’s much-anticipated HQ2.

Resiliency takes center stage - Short on labor - Offsite construction on the rise - Investment up for public transportation - Technology and automation tackling jobs - New policy regulation impacting businesses - Giant companies expanding spaces - AR/VR, wearables and drones transforming jobsites

Calendar & Events

Piedmont Breakfast with UVA’s Facilities Planning and Construction
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at UVA - The Inn at Darden - Registration 7:00 am learn about upcoming projects, lessons learned, safety concerns/initiatives, procurement strategies, subcontractor/supplier diversity 


Richmond District AGCVA Honored at HomeAgain Community Leadership Dinner
The Richmond District of AGCVA is being honored for our 2017 Community Service Project at HomeAgain Richmond’s Community Leadership Award Dinner on April 12th, 2018.   For More Information:  Jack Heisler 804.314.9237


VCIEF New River Brewfest 
The New River Brewfest is a fundraiser for VCIEF (Virginia Construction Industry Education Foundation) that supports programs and activities throughout the Commonwealth designed to attract and train skilled workers for the construction industry.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast
7335 Lee Hwy - Radford, VA 24141
Sponsorship Deadline is March 15, 2018

Lori, Mollie and I have an opportunity to travel to Houston, TX over spring break this year. We will be a leading a team of over 20 people to spend the week getting to know a few families and help them rebuild their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey this past August. We also hope to show them God’s love as we get to know them and share meals that week. We will be staying at Christ the King Church in Houston. The group that we are partnering with is Mission to North America.

The team we are leading is made up of members of our home church, West End Presbyterian, employees from W.E. Bowman Construction and supported by the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. We bring a wonderful variety of gifts to serve one another and those in Houston to reflect the character of our good God.

We would like to ask you to be a part of our team and experience this adventure with us. We would love for you to pray for us as we go and we would love to share pictures and stories with you when we return. We would also like for you to support us financially to help make this trip happen. We each need to raise $1200. The details of how to join our team are below. Please let us know if you have any questions. We have each written a little blurb to give you more details of why we decided to be a part of this team.

Ed - I am excited to work with my friends from church, work and the business community to use our skills to help folks in Texas who have lost so much. I am also encouraged about God’s work through the team.
Lori - I was very sad and overwhelmed watching the news coverage of the hurricanes repeatedly slamming Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico this past summer. I felt powerless and sensed that my children felt that too. We prayed for these folks suffering without homes or electricity, losing loved ones and the securities of home. God opened up this opportunity for us as so many organizations were asking for volunteers. It seemed like His provision of how to be a small part of helping those folks to recover and heal.
Mollie - Our family, like many others, watched the news coverage of the hurricanes when they were hitting Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. We prayed for the families who were living in these places and wanted to help in some way. Then, my parents started looking into taking a team to one of the affected areas. I haven't felt called to go on a mission trip in a long time, but now God has set an opportunity to serve others right in front of me. I’m looking forward to helping my teammates and the people in Houston on this trip and seeing what God is doing through and in the team and me. If you choose to support us through prayer, I ask that you would pray for our safety and that God would grow my faith, take me out of my comfort zone, and help me to serve others joyfully and to the best of my ability.

If you choose to support us financially, you can make a tax-deductible gift to West End Presbyterian Church. Please send a check by March 15 to:

West End Presbyterian Church
Houston Mission Team Fund
9008 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA 23229

You can also give online here:
Please note that there is a service fee of 2.5% to give online.
One of us will contact you around mid-March to see if you are interested in supporting us.

Many thanks!
Ed, Lori and Mollie Bowman