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Deborah Kirk Flippo of Roanoke County, Economic Development Program Manager at Draper Aden Associates, Inc. has been appointed by Governor Northan to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority.

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Roanoke-based Branch & Associates Inc., a major construction management firm, has changed its name to Branch Builds Inc.
“This rebranding represents the strong clarity we have around not only the amazing buildings for which we’re most often recognized, but also the many intangible things we must build to have successful projects; things like teamwork, transparency, trust, commitment, and accountability, ”  Craig Floyd, the president of Branch Builds, said in a statement.

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New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Essential Contractors LLC
646 Independence Parkway, Suite 100
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757)644-5892
Contact: Derrick Carpinelli
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Restaurants, Electrical Contractors, HVAC Contractors


New Supplier Service Member
Richmond District
Hanover Specialties LLC
8052 Elm Drive, Suite L
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: (804) 789-1088
Contact: Nate Kain
Specialty: Doors & Frames, Construction & Renovation: Churches, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Government, Contractors Supplies (General), Doors


New Supplier Service Member
Richmond District
Link-Belt Mid Atlantic
10020 Lickinghole Rd
Ashland, VA 23005
Work Phone: (804) 971-6156
Contact: Chris Beal
Specialty: Equipment Sales & Rentals, Contractors Equipment (General), Crane Rental Services, Crane Services, Earthmoving Contractors


New Supplier Service Member
Richmond District
2009 Roane Street
Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: (804) 477-4880
Contact: Andy Hobson
Specialty: Heating & A/C Supplies 


New Owner Developer
Roanoke District
SAS Builders & Development
3169 Coimmerce St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Work Phone: (540) 953-2080
Contact: Fan Friend
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Residential, Real Estate Development

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Helping you build more profit.
Yount, Hyde, & Barbour, PC
Running a successful construction business takes more than good tools and hard work. It requires the assistance of experienced professionals who know the industry. YHB has been providing tax, accounting, auditing and consulting services to help contractors and developers grow confidently with real solutions and a team who knows construction.
Learn how YHB can help you grow confidently
BuildingPoint Southeast
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
Industry News

“Team Up, We are Better Together"
I am honored to follow Robert Lee as your 2019 State Chairman. Robert is the epitome of a Southern Gentleman and I have enjoyed serving as his wingman whether we have been bending elbows on the legislative front or simply toasting others for a job well done!

33 years ago, my wife, Charlene and I attended our first AGC Va. Convention. Little did we know that my journey in the construction industry would lead me to stand before you today as the first subcontractor to serve as AGCVA Chairman.

Serving as a State officer over the last two years has been an eye-opening experience to say the least. Exposure to the National AGC by attending the National Leadership training in DC has revealed how much of a VOICE the AGC actually has regarding national policies and politics.  I encourage you to get someone in your firm more involved.

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The AGCVA held its Annual Convention at The Greenbrier Resort on January 24-27, 2019. 

Nearly 600 attendees saw the 2019 officers and board installed.  Our new officers are: 

Chairman:  Bruce Tibbets – EMC Mechanical Services

Vice Chairman:  Kirk Adams – Riddleberger Brothers Inc.

1st Vice Chairman:  Trip Smith – MEB Contractors

Immediate Past Chairman:  Robert Lee – English Construction


There was great networking  at the “Centennial Celebration” on Friday night.  Informative sessions on safety, recent construction court cases, workforce development, business planning and advocacy on state and federal issues. 

View Photos online ... Password:  agcva.  Plan to join us NEXT YEAR on Jan. 23 – 26, 2020.

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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!
See our website for services offered
The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Workforce Development

Want to help your company reach the next generation of talent? Join, the virtual job fair platform that continues to gain adoption by high schools, colleges, and state government agencies – all focused on helping to make targeted career connections in the skilled trades more accessible for more people.  

As an AGCVA Member Benefit you can now market your company and post up to 10 job openings for FREE! Your company is already being highlighted on; to claim your Company Profile and begin posting jobs, visit and sign-up using the Referral Code: AGCVA2019  

Want to make it even easier?  TradeCrews’ suite of service options (including profile management, dashboard reports, expanded job postings, and preferential listing) are available to AGC members at a discounted rate!

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Virginia has made great strides in career and technical education but important work remains. Thank you to CTE leaders from Southwest Virginia for visiting the Capitol.

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Speaker: Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Advisor to Governor Northam
The AGCVA kicked off the session with an overview of their recently launched workforce solutions initiative - Build Your Future Virginia.  Members were able to see the exhibit booth and take a virtual tour of the website.  This campaign was created as a resource hub to showcase career pathways in construction and to connect people to reputable construction companies.

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The Roanoke District held a Business Meeting focused on the BEST Program.  Members learned the benefits of the Virginia BEST program.  AGCVA CEO Gordon Dixon, DOLI, Milford Stern along with Matthew Rutrough of Procon were speakers at the program.  Matthew is not only an AGCVA member but is a member of the Virginia BEST Program review board.  He provided an excellent overview of the program and the review process. 

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National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares an AGC member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards. Return to Sheila Collins or fax: 804.364.5511

The deadline for submission is February 11, 2019.

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Calendar & Events
Supervisory Training Program (STP) 
February - July 2019    Unit 1 - Unit 6 (Pick One or All) 
CQM Construction Quality Management   
• Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Hilton Garden Inn (Williamsburg)
• Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Norfolk, VA 
• Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Hilton Garden Inn (Williamsburg)
LEAN Construction Education Program   
• Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019
• Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11, 2019   
Young Construction Leaders Program  
May – October 2019  - AGCVA Headquarters
Project Management Program PMDP (Module 1 -5)  
June – October 2019 (Pick One or All) - AGCVA Headquarters 
Friday, April 12, 2019  -  Friday, July 31, 2019  -  Friday, November 1, 2019


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AGC Peninsula District has partnered with HRSD and United Way to rebuild a family's home in Williamsburg. Anticipated start date to begin in early 2019 but we are still in need of materials, labor and donations.  Materials Still Needed:
Termite - Foundation Block - Interior Trim - Windows/Doors - Insulation - Drywall - Bathroom Tile -

Bath /Shower Stall - Kitchen Appliances - Kitchen Cabinets/Top - HVAC - Landscaping Materials - Sewer Line

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