AGCVA eBulletin
Member News

Richmond District Food Drive 

The Richmond District held a food drive to raise money and collect food donations for FeedMore Richmond. FeedMore collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need and has had a presence in central Virginia for close to five decades. A big thank you to the many Richmond members who helped with our food drive. Your donations will make a huge difference in our community.

L-R: Courtney Paulk (Hirschler), Jennifer Gray (AGCVA), and Daniel Atwood (KBS, Inc.)

  
Congratulations to Christopher Hill of The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC on the 10th Year Anniversary. Chris is a Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and a member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law 
 
 
  
Vandeventer Black LLP attorney Michael D. Pierce has been named president of the South Hampton Roads Bar Association (SHRBA). The minority bar association for the Hampton Roads area, SHRBA helps members develop professional skills and knowledge for their profession.  
Don Roger Damuth of Virginia Beach, recently passed away. He founded Damuth Trane in 1970 and his legacy as businessman and community leader are still with us, as Damuth Trane is thriving 50 years later.  Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice, three sons, and six grandchildren.

Welcome New Members 

 

New Contractor Member 
Central District
Artisan Construction, Inc
1132 East Market St
Charlottesville, Va 22902
Phone: (434) 979-6399
Contact:  Dick Abidin
Specialties: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Churches,
Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Construction & Renovation: Multi-Family, Construction & Renovation: Residential, Contractors Equipment (General)

Categories:  DBE
Recruiter: English Construction
http://www.artisaninc.com/ 

 

New Contractor Member
Richmond District
CEPHAS NeXt, Inc.
2920 W Broad St #F15
Richmond, Va 23230
(804) 641-1824
Contact: Morris Cephas
Specialties: Demolition, Asbestos Abatement & Encapsulation, Construction Debris Removal-Recycling, Recycling Yard, Roll-off Containers & Dumpsters
Categories: Class A Contractor, DBE, DMBE, MBE, SWaM, VDOT, VMSDC
Recruiter: Chuck McCarthy, W M Jordan Co
http://cephasnext.com 

 

New Contractor Member
Roanoke District
Hamlin Shepperd Construction Group
5021 Benois Rd
Roanoke, Va 24018
Phone: (512) 568-0830
Contact:  Stephen Morse
Specialties: Construction & Renovation: Commercial
Categories: Class A Contractor
Recruiter: Will Vagts
http://www.h-scg.com

   
Peckar & Abramson
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Industry News

August eBulletin 2020 

The new Emergency Temporary Standards have been adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board. As discussions continue to intensify regarding these new standards, we want you to know that AGCVA has your best interest in mind. 
AGCVA held a virtual presentation on these new regulations led by Courtney Malveaux with Jackson Lewis.  It was an interactive discussion on details and practical implications the standards will have on your company.  Go to the Members Only section to view the recording. 
  
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) and that have tested positive for methanol contamination.
Celebrating 68 years!
Perry Engineering Co Inc
With 68 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!
See our website for services offered
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The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
      
Brown Edwards & Company
   
Workforce Development
  
The purpose of these scholarships are to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving students attending institutions of higher learning.
The M. Scott Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship is funded by the AGCVA Piedmont District as well as private donations from friends and colleagues and will be an amount up to $2,500 annually. The Piedmont District Scholarship Committee will determine the actual amount of the scholarships.
Applications are due on or before August 7, 2020

2020 Valley Scholarship Recipients 

For more information contact: Missy Gupton at missy@agcva.org 

Safety
  
Be aware that OSHA has been cracking down on COVID-19 jobsite violations in other cities. Construction firms that do not follow jobsite guidelines for social distancing, handwashing, and other coronavirus-related precautions. 
  
While most safety resources revolve around hands-on best practices on the jobsite, we would like to remind you of the importance of mental health and emotional safety.
Please take a moment to view the video and additional resources provided by Eric Kieselbach, founder of Shepherd Care. We share these as a reminder and a discussion starter on the importance of implementing stress management practices in the work place.   
Legislative & Legal
  
Hirschler’s Construction Law Blog discusses important details of the Miller Act, a remedy available to subcontractors in the case of non payment on federal and state projects. 
  
Monday, October 5, 2020 
Country Club of Virginia (Tuckahoe Creek Course)
709 S. Gaskins Rd., Richmond, Va 23238 
Registration Opens:  10:00 a.m. 
Shotgun Start:  11:00 a.m. 


 
 
 
Calendar & Events
Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  |  $25 - AGCVA Members  |  Earn 1 PDH
On July 15, Virginia became the first state to approve binding regulations related to COVID-19 and workplace safety. The regulations are broad and extensive (review the mandates here) and include all businesses, no matter how small (effective July 24). This webinar will answer questions about your firm's liability as you reopen your offices to employees and continue to have your teams in the field. 
 
Roanoke District will host COVID-19 and the Worksite via Zoom on 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
This will be an overview of practices for the jobsite to keep workers safe and better understand the requirements of the Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard.
Discussion and concepts being reviewed include: SARS-CoV-2 virus; Employer Responsibilities; Pandemic Plans; Hazard Assessments; Return-to-Work planning