About Branch Builds

Founded in 1963, Branch Builds continues to make extensive investments in our team members and the communities we serve. Highlighting our investment in our people, Branch Builds has operated under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan since 1982 and is a 100% employee-owned company. This ownership model has resulted in a culture where each employee has a vested interest in the successful completion of every project and absolute satisfaction for every client.

Branch Builds is recognized as one of the largest and most respected construction management firms in Virginia and North Carolina. Our team of employee-owners delivers exceptional results on a diverse array of projects to a broad range of private and public sector clients. Driven by a commitment to foster mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and industry partners, Branch Builds operates on principles of shared respect and transparency. Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Branch Group, our firm serves clients in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We pride ourselves on building high performance teams that deliver value and are responsible for decades of steady growth.

The cornerstone of Branch Builds’ success lies in the expertise of our many construction professionals and wide-range of capabilities and experience. Always on the cutting edge of advancements in the industry, our team utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and processes to strategically plan and manage projects of all types, magnitudes, and complexities. This expertise coupled with our commitment to our Core Values ensures that we provide clients with unparalleled service and help them create truly transformational projects.

CORE VALUES

Relationships

sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

Exceptionalism

committed to outstanding performance.

Ownership

in everything we do.

This commitment and approach is how we fulfill our promise to build legacies for a thriving future.

BUILDING LEGACIES

FOR A THRIVING FUTURE

Relationships

sustained by mutual benefit and respect

EXCEPTIONALISM

committed to outstanding performance

Ownership

in everything
we do

SAFETY

Branch has a comprehensive safety program that is managed by our Corporate Safety Director and his staff, and is implemented in the field by our highly trained Field Superintendents. There is nothing more important when analyzing a project than to be aware of the potential for safety concerns. The plan is refined throughout the preconstruction phase and is clearly conveyed to all as the project is released for trade partner bidding. The success of our program is illuminated by our Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of .76, exceptionally lower than the industry average of 1.0.

TESTIMONIALS

Lucas Thornton

Hist:Re Partners, LLC
 

It is a pleasure to endorse Branch both as an investment partner and as a contractor. Throughout the process you and your team...

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It is a pleasure to endorse Branch both as an investment partner and as a contractor. Throughout the process you and your team acted with integrity and commitment and our project is better for it. As a contractor, you and your team were deferential and accommodating – even in instances where our plans left a significant amount of room for interpretation. As an investment partner, you were cooperative, reasonable, responsive and fully engaged in the process.

It was truly a pleasure to work with you and I hope we have the opportunity to do another project together.

Bill Hume

President
Interactive Design Group

Your folks delivered. Given the budgetary and timeframe restrictions we were faced with, I was impressed at the lengths Branch went to...

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Your folks delivered. Given the budgetary and timeframe restrictions we were faced with, I was impressed at the lengths Branch went to, both during preconstruction and construction, to take care of our client. Simply put, your team provided top tier professional service at the most competitive cost available. We look forward to our next opportunity to work with you.

Steve Tyree

Moore Construction
 

I would like to say that through all of the tight time frames this project demanded on the team, it was a pleasure working with Branch Builds.

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I would like to say that through all of the tight time frames this project demanded on the team, it was a pleasure working with Branch Builds. It was an amazing feat to accomplish this project with such outstanding success. I wish every GC and PM I work with was as professional and knowledgeable as the Branch team. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Kelly Underwood

Director of University Advancement for Athletics
Radford University

It is a pleasure to endorse Branch both as an investment partner and as a contractor. Throughout the process you and your team...

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It is a pleasure to endorse Branch both as an investment partner and as a contractor. Throughout the process you and your team acted with integrity and commitment and our project is better for it. As a contractor, you and your team were deferential and accommodating – even in instances where our plans left a significant amount of room for interpretation. As an investment partner, you were cooperative, reasonable, responsive and fully engaged in the process.

It was truly a pleasure to work with you and I hope we have the opportunity to do another project together.

Dan Mace, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President
Moseley Architects

We have had the good fortune of working with Branch Builds on the Rockingham County Judicial Center project, where I have observed their clear...

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We have had the good fortune of working with Branch Builds on the Rockingham County Judicial Center project, where I have observed their clear understanding of and dedication to the project’s many LEED requirements. Branch and Associates’ performance on these requirements over a two-year construction period has been nothing short of exemplary, in many cases surpassing the requirements outlined in our Project Specifications to earn additional points towards certification. Their efforts and close partnership with our team enabled the project to go beyond the original target of LEED Silver to LEED Gold level of certification.

Our firm’s sustainability requirements for LEED projects are numerous and intensive, yet Branch and Associates has ensured that these requirements never take a back seat to other concerns – an attitude which has enabled them to be so successful in working together with everyone involved.

Russell W. Byrd, PE

Building Projects Engineer
City of Winston Salem, North Carolina

I am pleased to report our expectations have been exceeded; performance on construction has been superb, the project is currently two months ahead...

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I am pleased to report our expectations have been exceeded; performance on construction has been superb, the project is currently two months ahead of schedule and the attention to detail and follow-up has been excellent. We are pleased to see that most, if not all, contractors are North Carolina based and that preconstruction goals relative to the MBE/WBE participation goals stipulated in the project documents were met. Branch’s management team has proven themselves extremely capable who are true professionals and a pleasure to work with. We are grateful for the professional service Branch and Associates has provided and we look forward to continuing our partnership on this critical public safety project.

Mike Stilwell

Action Target
 

I think the entire team at Branch is bar-none the best group I have ever dealt with on a job. The team addressed any concerns when they arose and we...

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I think the entire team at Branch is bar-none the best group I have ever dealt with on a job. The team addressed any concerns when they arose and we dealt with them immediately with no hard feelings on either side. We worked well together and the customer was as pleased with the finished product as we were. I look forward to working with your company again...

...Project Manager and Superintendent were fantastic to work with and were both very responsive and professional...

A pleasure to work with your team; thank you for hiring such awesome people. I would work with them again.

Douglas H. Moore

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance
Franklin County Schools

We have looked hard for contractors who have the reputation of building quality school buildings, and can become part of our team in Franklin County.

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We have looked hard for contractors who have the reputation of building quality school buildings, and can become part of our team in Franklin County. Branch and Associates has worked with us and not against us since beginning work on our new site. We wanted someone who could literally come out of the ground running…and they have.

E. Ernest Worley

Division Superintendent
Nelson County Public Schools

Prior to signing the contract, the staff of Branch Builds worked diligently with the school board’s administration, architects and engineers to...

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Prior to signing the contract, the staff of Branch Builds worked diligently with the school board’s administration, architects and engineers to bring the bid amount within the Board’s budget of this project. Many cost saving ideas were generated by Branch that reduced the cost of our two projects without compromising the quality of construction and planned usages of the facilities being renovated, added or constructed.

Daniel McRae, AIA

Construction Administration
MBAJ Architecture

We work with every conceivable caliber of contractor, so we know that Branch is certainly top shelf. We trust that Branch will elect to seek...

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We work with every conceivable caliber of contractor, so we know that Branch is certainly top shelf. We trust that Branch will elect to seek out our projects in the future. Thank you again, and may Branch find continued success.

Let’s Discuss Your Project

John Gardner

Business Development Director

As Branch Builds’ Business Development Director, John Gardner provides client relations and project acquisition guidance and support for all Branch Builds operations, while primarily being accountable for the day-to-day Business Development efforts in Southwestern Virginia. A 23-year construction industry veteran in relationship building, John conducts himself with enthusiasm, integrity and a passion for identifying solutions for our client’s complex construction needs.

Contact John today to discuss any construction-related inquiry you may have!

Janelle Becker

Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager for our Herndon office, Janelle’s primary focus is to cultivate client and industry relationships to grow Branch Builds’ portfolio via collaborative partnership opportunities. She works closely with our Operations, Estimating, and Preconstruction professionals to nurture relationships with owners, developers, and architects. Janelle is a 10+ year construction industry veteran with a successful track record of expanding connections within key markets, achieving growth initiatives and building long-term relationships.

Contact Janelle today to discuss construction-related inquiries and any opportunities or needs in the Northern Virginia market!

Jerry Baker

Project Director

Jerry Baker oversees Branch Builds’ Richmond office operations and serves as your primary contact for projects located in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding area markets. Jerry is an accomplished construction industry leader with over 36 years of diversified project experience, including the last 13 in Richmond and Central Virginia. Jerry is committed to solving our client’s construction challenges and connecting the necessary resources required for each unique situation, in his collaborative partnering spirit.

Contact Jerry today to discuss any construction-related inquiry you may have in the Richmond market!