G.A. Brown & Son, Inc.

Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
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Our Story

In 1939, Mr. G.A. Brown began building houses in the Fairmont, West Virginia area. After World War II, he was joined by his son, Charles T. Brown. The company grew with their combined efforts and was incorporated in 1957. The emphasis of the work shifted from residential to commercial and industrial work, much of it performed for coal companies or businesses related to mining operations. Most of the projects were in the northern West Virginia area although the company also traveled to western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio.

In the mid 1960's, David C. Brown joined his father and grandfather and the company opened a retail lumberyard in Clarksburg, West Virginia. This portion of the business grew to an eventual total of seven stores under the name of Brown's Lumber and Supply Company Inc. In 1976, Brown's Lumber and Supply became the parent company of G.A. Brown & Son, Inc. and its affiliated company, Construction Project Management, Inc. which offers construction management services. A third company, Brown Mining Construction, was formed to perform work on coal company property in conformance to UMWA requirements then in effect.

With the decline of work available in the coal industry and industrial work in general, the thrust of the company's efforts again shifted, this time to an emphasis on institutional projects. Operations generally shifted back to northern West Virginia where a number of school, governmental facilities, hospitals, and health-care related projects became the majority of its work. Brown Mining Construction's operations were terminated.

Although experiencing fluctuations due to market conditions, growth continued throughout the 1980's with 1988 and 1989 being the two years of greatest volume in the company's history. In 1990, the operation was down-sized in anticipation of a change of ownership which occurred at the end of the year. The new owner is James E. Brown, an employee of the company since 1974 and its Vice President and General Manager since 1980. He is not related to the former owners.

G.A. Brown & Son, Inc. operates as a general building contractor performing concrete, carpentry, masonry, and interior finishes with its own forces. Some single story steel erection is performed as well as minor site and structural excavation with rented equipment. Mechanical and electrical work are usually subcontracted as are major excavation, steel erection and specialties such as elevators, sprinklers, etc..

The company enjoys an excellent relationship with the medical and technology communities of West Virginia and has developed a group of supervisors and key tradesmen who are experienced in the more technically oriented types of work. Thus it is more likely to be competitive on demanding projects such as hospitals, laboratories, and communications facilities.

The source of labor for the company is the AFL/CIO Building Trades Unions. Management of the company is active in labor relations as well as in the Contractors Association of West Virginia, (AGC) and other trade associations.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
01 35 16 - Alteration Project Procedures
03 01 20 - Maintenance of Concrete Reinforcing
03 01 30 - Maintenance of Cast-in-Place Concrete
03 06 20 - Schedules for Concrete Reinforcing
03 06 20.13 - Concrete Beam Reinforcing Schedule
03 06 20.16 - Concrete Slab Reinforcing Schedule
03 06 30 - Schedules for Cast-in-Place Concrete
03 06 30.13 - Concrete Footing Schedule
03 06 30.16 - Concrete Column Schedule
03 06 30.19 - Concrete Slab Schedule
03 06 30.26 - Concrete Beam Schedule
03 30 53 - Miscellaneous Cast-in-Place Concrete
03 31 13 - Heavyweight Structural Concrete
03 31 23 - High-Performance Structural Concrete
04 01 20 - Maintenance of Unit Masonry
04 01 20.51 - Unit Masonry Maintenance
04 01 60 - Maintenance of Corrosion-Resistant Masonry
04 01 70 - Maintenance of Manufactured Masonry
04 05 16 - Masonry Grouting
04 06 20 - Schedules for Unit Masonry
04 06 20.13 - Masonry Unit Schedule
04 06 60 - Schedules for Corrosion-Resistant Masonry
04 57 00.00.01 - Masonry Fireplaces
09 06 00.13 - Room Finish Schedule
12 11 23 - Brick Murals
35 01 70 - Operation and Maintenance of Dams
35 05 70 - Common Work Results for Dams
35 06 70 - Schedules for Dams
35 49 13 - Floodwalls
35 49 13.13 - Concrete Floodwalls
35 49 13.16 - Masonry Floodwalls
35 70 00.00.01 - Dam Construction and Equipment
35 71 13 - Concrete Gravity Dams
35 71 16 - Masonry Gravity Dams
35 72 13 - Concrete Arch Dams
35 74 13 - Concrete Buttress Dams
GC 08 01 - Amusement Parks & Attractions
GC 11 01 - Aviation
GC 14 01 - Biosciences & Laboratories
GC 19 01 - Casinos
GC 20 01 - Civil & Site Development
GC 22 01 - Convention Centers
GC 23 01 - Dams & Levies
GC 26 01 - Education (Higher)
GC 29 01 - Education (K-12)
GC 32 01 - Fire, Police & Emergency Service Stations
GC 35 01 - Fueling Stations
GC 38 01 - Golf Courses
GC 41 01 - Healthcare
GC 42 01 - Historic Preservation
GC 44 01 - Hotels & Hospitality
GC 47 01 - Industrial Warehousing & Distribution Centers
GC 49 01 - Libraries
GC 50 01 - Luxury Custom Residential
GC 53 01 - Manufacturing Plants
GC 54 01 - Mixed Use
GC 56 01 - Multi-Family Residential
GC 59 01 - Municipal & Government
GC 60 01 - Museums
GC 62 01 - Office & General Commerical
GC 63 01 - Parking Structures
GC 64 01 - Parks and Recreation Facilities
GC 68 01 - Power Generation & Distribution
GC 71 01 - Pre-Manufactured Structures
GC 72 01 - Prisons & Correctional Facilities
GC 74 01 - Railways & Related Structures
GC 77 01 - Religious & Community Facilities
GC 80 01 - Restaurants
GC 83 01 - Retail
GC 85 01 - Roads & Highways
GC 86 01 - Secure and Shielded Facilities
GC 87 01 - Stadiums & Sports Arenas
GC 88 01 - Tenant Improvements
GC 89 01 - Underground Utilities
GC 92 01 - Wastewater & Sewage Treatment

Company Information

Year Established:
1939
Labor Affiliation:
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Annual Volume:
Undisclosed
Company Size:
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Service Sector:
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Typical Project Size:
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Project Types:
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Associations & Memberships

AAA (American Arbitration Assn.)
AGC of Virginia

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