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Meet the Intern: Forrest Vaughn

Jul 23, 2019


Forrest Vaughn


Virginia Tech

Expected Graduation

May of 2020


My hobbies include guitar, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and playing the occasional video game. I grew up in a small, rural town where there was not much to do other than go outside and enjoy your surroundings.

Why Construction?

Growing up I spent a lot of time with my grandfather, who was a carpenter, building an assortment of things around his house. This is where my initial interest in construction came from and I continued to pursue that interest in high school with multiple carpentry classes at the technical school connected to my high school. While in high school I realized I wanted to go to college and do more than just a trade school, and that is when I found the Building Construction program at Virginia Tech.

Career Goal

In the future, I see my true career goal being to start my own construction business with my father being my partner. I want to gain all the knowledge I can now, so that later in my life I can create this business and be as successful as possible.

About Branch

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Branch touches all aspects of the built environment. As a full-service construction solutions partner, Branch is committed to exceptional performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

Branch has total revenues of over $500 million and a workforce of more than 1,000 employee-owners. Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Branch ensures every employee has a vested interest in its success. Visit or to learn more.

Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety

Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever. Some call it spring. But for Branch, a construction firm headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, it’s called “orange barrel season.” Because with warmer weather comes road and bridge repairs. National...

Branch Builds: Accredited Quality Contractor for second year

Branch Builds: Accredited Quality Contractor for second year

Branch Builds, a premier construction firm headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, was named a 2023 Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the second year in a row.

Branch Builds was bestowed this honor because of its commitment to corporate responsibility in five key areas: quality, safety, talent management, craft, and management education, and community relations.