Meet the Intern: Chrisean Hardy

Jul 12, 2019


Chrisean Hardy


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


May of 2022


During my free time, I enjoy driving around and exploring new areas that I have never ventured to before.


I am interested in construction because of the development and application of technical knowledge and the opportunity for a good balance of office and field work.


In the long run, I hope to obtain my Professional Engineer’s license, venture back to school to get my MBA, and be an executive in an engineering firm.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, the Branch Group touches all aspects of the built environment through Branch Civil, Branch Builds, and Hopkins | Lacy, our MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing) business unit. As a full-service construction solutions partner, we are committed to exceptional performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

In 2020, the Branch Group had total revenues of nearly $480 million and a workforce of more than 900 employee owners. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), we ensure that every employee has a vested interest in our success. Visit to learn more.



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