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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

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 relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

In 2021, the Branch Group had total revenues of nearly $420 million and a workforce of around 900 employee owners. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), we ensure that every employee has a vested interest in our success.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Donald Graul

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bob Wills

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Tina Pfalzgraf

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES

Jeff Lewis

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
OPERATIONS

Jeff Bourne

GENERAL COUNSEL

Matt Wise

VICE PRESIDENT ACCOUNTING;
CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Danny Minnix

VICE PRESIDENT OF
SAFETY

Cathy Underwood

CORPORATE BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Media Relations

Leah Kinder
540-982-1678 x10054
Leah.Kinder@nullbranchgroup.com

AWARDS AND RANKINGS

2022 ENR Top 400 Ranking
Washington Business Journal Largest General Contractors Rank #19 Branch Group

RANKED #21

Mid Atlantic by ENR

RANKED #8

Virginia by ENR

RANKED #20

Washington Business Journal Book of Lists

Top 10 Roads: #9

95 Express Lanes - Fredericksburg

Roads & Bridges Magazine
2023

Milestone

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2023

Occupational Excellence Achievement

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2023

Perfect Record

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2023

Significant Improvement

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2023

Milestone

BRANCH CIVIL

National Safety Council
2023

Occupational Excellence Achievement

BRANCH CIVIL

National Safety Council
2023

Milestone

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2023

Occupational Excellence Achievement

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2023

Perfect Record

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2023

Significant Improvement

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2023

#8 Top Virginia Contractor

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

#8 Top Virginia Contractor

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

#4 Top Transportation Contractor: Mid-Atl

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

#21 Top Mid-Atlantic Contractor

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

#13 Public Sector

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

#12 Multi-Unit Residential

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2023

ABC TOP PERFORMER

BRANCH BUILDS

Associated Builders and Contractors
2023

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

BRANCH BUILDS
RESTON FIRE STATION #25

APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
2023

Perfect Record

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2022

PERFECT RECROD

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2022

Safe Trucking Award

BRANCH CIVIL

HCCA - Heavy Construction Contractors Association
2022

MILESTONE

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2022

Milestone

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2022

national agc safety award

BRANCH CIVIL

AGC of America & Carolinas
AGC Foundation
2022

Occupational Excellence Achievement

HOPKINS | LACY

National Safety Council
2022

Occupational Excellence Achievement

BRANCH CIVIL

National Safety Council
2022

STEP Diamond Award

BRANCH BUILDS

Associated Builders & Contractors
2022

vtca transportation contractor safety award

BRANCH CIVIL

VTCA Transportation Construction Alliance
2022

Safety Leadership Award

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2022

Million Work Hours

BRANCH BUILDS

National Safety Council
2022

AEMP Technician of the Year

Robert Kesselring, BRANCH CIVIL

AEMP
2022

Accredited Quality Contractor

BRANCH BUILDS

Associated Builders & Contractors
2022

Top 10 Roads of 2021

Jamestown Parkway

Roads & Bridges Magazine
2022

Best Highway Project

US17 Maysville Bypass, Maysville, NC

Carolina AGC
2022

#467 Top 600 Specialty Contractors

Hopkins | Lacy

ENR
2022

#10 Education Contractor: Mid-Atl

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2022

#205 Top 400 Contractors: National

BRANCH GROUP

ENR
2022

Multifamily Project of the Year: SILVER

CENTENNIAL TERRACE

HBAV
2022

Virginia Business Top 500 Power CEOs

Donald Graul, CEO of The Branch Group

BRANCH GROUP

Virginia Business
2022

Virginia Business Women in Leadership Awards

Cathy Underwood chosen as top 40

BRANCH BUILDS

Virginia Business
2022

Contractor Safety Awards

BRANCH CIVIL

VTCA
2022

STEP Safety Award

BRANCH BUILDS

Associated Builders & Contractors
2022

Environmental Excellence Award

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

Fairfax County
2021

Pinnacle Award

Maysville Bypass

Carolinas AGC
2021

Project of the Year Award

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

American Public Works (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Region
2021

Project of the Year Award

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

American Public Works (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Region
2021

Outstanding New Renovation Award

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

Virginia Recreation and Parks Society's
2021

Project of the Year Award

Reston Community Center Aquatics Facility Renovations

American Public Works (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Region
2021

Top 10 Roads in the US

NCDOT CF Harvey Parkway Extension Kinston, NC

Roads and bridges magazine
2021

Top 10 Roads in the US

NCDOT US-17 Maysville Bypass

Road and Bridges Magazine
2020

Award for Safety Excellence

The Branch Group

Carolinas AGC
2019

Award of Excellence for Building Design
and Construction

Lewisville Center/ Branch Builds

Department of Public Works and environmental Services
2019

Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award

Branch Builds

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
2019

Excellence in Infrastructure Award,
$15M and Above

VDOT I-64 Widening Exit 200 to 205

Heavy Civil Contractors Association
2019

Regional General Contractor of the Year

Branch Builds

Nominee American Subcontractors Association Metro Washington
2019

Silver in Leadership energy and environmental Design

Fairfax Connector Reston-Herndon bus Operating Facility

Lead Green Building Rating System
2019

Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award

Branch Builds

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
2018

Transportation Project of the Year

VDOT Dominion Boulevard D-B

APWA (mid-Atlantic Chapter)
2017

Award of Excellence for Building Design and Construction

Branch Builds

Department of Public Works and environmental Services
2017

Award of Excellence for Building Design and Construction

Tysons Pimmit Regional Library

Department of Public Works and environmental Services
2017

Contractor Safety Award,
250,000 to 500,000 Man Hours

The Branch Group

VTCA
2016

Contractor Safety Award,
250,000 to 500,000 Man Hours

The Branch Group

VTCA
2016

Award of Excellence for Building Design and Construction

Stringfellow Park and Ride Project

Department of Public Works and environmental Services
2016

Alliant Build America Award – Design-Build Highway & Transportation

Branch Civil

AGC of America
2012

Alliant Build America Award – Design-Build Highway & Transportation

Branch Civil

AGC of America
2012

President’s Award for Highways

Branch Civil

AASHTO
2011