NEWS

Austin Promoted to Vice President Business Operations |

Please join us in congratulating Berton Austin on his promotion to Vice President, Business Operations for Branch Builds. In this newly created role, Berton will partner with President Craig Floyd and Business Unit Leaders to develop and implement company policies, procedures, strategies, and business plans. He will also manage Branch Builds’ corporate support team and… Read more »

Assistant Project Manager Welcomed |

Welcome, Abe Sankari, to our NOVA team as our newest Assistant Project Manager! Abe joined Branch Builds on October 28, a referral from our own Todd Demetriou. Originally from Aleppo, Syria, Abe received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Aleppo University in 2009, and his master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from… Read more »

Construction is like putting your pants on in the morning; it just makes sense |

Jim Stalnaker has never been afraid to explore a new opportunity, and that’s apparent when you look at his career path. For example, his first encounter with Branch Builds happened at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. He was working on a restaurant addition when Branch’s Steve Aud and Dale Sherburne – who were eating… Read more »

Variety is the Spice of Life |

Heather Bowman fell in love with the construction industry in college. After her freshman year as an unhappy engineering major at Virginia Tech, she went home to California for summer break. She started working as an intern for a company that was building a Navy hospital and finished her assignments so fast they ran out… Read more »

Olson Welcomed to Charlotte Team |

We are happy to welcome Sandy Olson to the Branch Builds team starting October 7th! Sandy joins our Charlotte office as a Field Engineer with a 25-year background in Office Management, Tax Professional Services, as well as Project and Assistant Project Management for several local construction firms. Welcome aboard, Sandy! We are excited to have… Read more »

Former Intern Joins Team As Project Engineer |

We are very pleased to announce the official addition of Daniel Le to the Branch Builds team as Project Engineer! A Chantilly, VA native, Daniel started with Branch Builds in the summer of 2018 as an Intern on the Adult Detention Center while completing his degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Virginia Tech. As… Read more »

Topper Welcomed to Team |

We are very pleased to welcome Brian Topper to our NOVA team as our newest Senior Superintendent! Beginning with a carpentry apprenticeship in 1980, Brian loves that even now after 40 years in the construction industry, he’s still learning. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Bryantown, MD. Welcome, Brian! We are excited to have… Read more »

Estimating Assistant Welcomed |

We are very pleased to welcome Jessica Turner to the Branch Builds team in Richmond on September 3! Originally from Fredericksburg, Jessica moved to the Richmond area a few years ago to attend VCU and study Health Sciences. Halfway through her senior year, she decided to change her major to psychology, and she is currently… Read more »

Gerges Promoted |

Joseph Gerges

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph Gerges to Assistant Superintendent! Joseph joined our Richmond team in June 2018 as a Field Engineer and has been a valued team member on the Loudoun County Firing Range project, willing to take on any task, any time, no questions asked.  Joseph has helped build,… Read more »

Branch Builds Achieves Diamond in the ABC STEP Safety Management System |

Branch Builds announced it has achieved Diamond in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance. STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing… Read more »