The success of Branch Builds is deeply rooted in our exceptional teams. As we continue to build on our more than 55 years of expertise, it’s important for our teams to evolve. We’re proud to introduce two exceptional teams that will be vital in helping us build legacies for a thriving future:
We have established a 20-year goal of ambitious growth across our current offices in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Herndon, VA, and Charlotte, NC and future offices throughout the southeastern United States. Until recently, business development and preconstruction were more centralized with go/no go decisions and preconstruction effort heavily influenced by our corporate headquarters in Roanoke, VA. Recognizing the need for our market business units to be more autonomous and to drive the growth of Branch Builds, we created a new role of Business Unit Leader in each office. Our Business Leaders are Cathy Underwood in Roanoke, Bill Madison in Richmond, George Nash in Herndon, and Dan Patete in Charlotte.
We believe in ownership in all we do, and the role of a Business Unit Leader provides these four incredible team members with autonomy to focus on business development and supporting our firm’s goals. Cathy, Bill, George, and Dan are a testament to our core values, and we’re thrilled for them to help lead each Branch Builds office as Business Unit Leaders.
Teamwork is something we’re truly passionate about. As another investment in our firm’s future and our employees, we launched a support team for the Business Unit Leaders. To help our Business Unit Leaders with hiring the best talent, securing new projects, supporting our lean program and developing our team members, we created the Corporate Support team comprised of these talented professionals:
- Berton Austin as Strategic Projects Director
- Tony Brown as Vice President of Estimating
- John Gardner as Director of Business Development
- Greg Otey as Lean Program Manager
- Lori Baker-Lloyd as Talent Development Program Specialist
- Carmen Agra-Boitnott as Subsidiary Controller
With proper support in place and a strong foundation, these exceptional teams will be an essential part of Branch Builds’ ambitious growth in the coming years. They also will help us maintain thriving environments where all our high performance teams can excel and deliver exceptional results for clients.