From Summer Intern to Employee-Owner

James “JP” UtzThe opportunity for on the job training can be an invaluable experience for college students who are mapping out their career paths as they near the end of their collegiate years. Summer internship programs are often the avenue through which many students gain their bearings and determine future pursuits. As a champion for Building Legacies For a Thriving Future, Branch Civil also values the experience of facilitating an internship program that is conducive of those desired opportunities. (more…)

Building Legacies | Top Schools

Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2017 recognizes schools for their excellence and innovation in five categories: Arts & Humanities; Science, Math & Technology; Capital Improvements; Faculty Awards and Honors; and Special Needs. (more…)

Casteen Joins Branch Civil

Grayson CasteenDellon Baker, Director of Operations-East for Branch Civil announced the hiring of Grayson Casteen as Project Engineer. He will be working with our project teams in our North Carolina market.

Grayson is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he studied Construction Engineering & Management. After graduation, he gained experience in our industry and has achieved his EIT and intends to pursue his PE. We welcome him to the team!

NVCC Tyler Academic Building | LEED Gold

Branch is pleased to announce that the Northern Virginia Community College, Tyler Academic Building (Fine Arts) project achieved LEED Gold certification. Great work project team! We understand it takes attention to detail and a robust quality control process in order to accomplish this certification.
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Two Executive Changes


Robert Wills

Robert Wills, CFO & Senior Vice President

The Branch Group Inc. of Roanoke has named a new CFO and senior vice president.

Robert Wills has joined Branch as CFO. Bob was most recently executive vice president and CFO of the America’s region for M&W Group.

Wills received a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and received his MGA from Regis University in Denver.

Melanie Wheeler

Melanie F. Wheeler, Senior Vice President and Board Member

The Branch Group also announced this week that it has promoted Melanie F. Wheeler to senior vice president and board member. She will focus on corporate and contract administration, risk management, and IT systems and development.

Wheeler has been with The Branch Group since 1994, holding several positions, including director of accounting, vice president of administration and treasurer.