The Who's Who Virginia Article Archive

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Beyond the Norm
Spring/Summer 2020

Whoever coined the phrase “You can’t do it all” clearly didn’t know Wayne Norman. This entrepreneurial problem-solver and his talented team of professional pipe and plumbing experts have built a multidecade reputation for solving seemingly impossible…

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Etched in Creativity
Spring/Summer 2020

A native of Brazil, Rafael Marcussi arrived in the United States in 2014 with the goal of building a business. Formerly a leader on a granite production line in Brazil, he brought with him 15 years of experience in managing projects and skills…

California Vibes in Virginia
Spring/Summer 2020

Los Angeles in the 1980s was a cultural hotbed, where skateboarding was a regional secret, surfing was ubiquitous and Jeff Davies and Dennis Forrest, the Owners of DaFore LLC (DaFore) were teenagers. Today, DaFore is a 15-year-old company that…

One Client at a Time
Spring/Summer 2020

When Steven Cohen and his wife, Melannie Huber-Cohen, took over a 23-year-old landscaping company in 2016, they wanted to up the game from good to extraordinary. They purchased BCLS and rebranded as BCLS Landscape Services, LLC (BCLS).

From Idea to Reality
Spring/Summer 2020

A rising from the dot.com bubble burst of the late 1990s/early 2000s, Express Technologies, Inc. (Express-tek) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has become a one-stop shop for the design, engineering, permitting and construction of fiber optic networks…

The Strength of Diversity
Spring/Summer 2020

RMT Construction & Development Group, LLC (RMT Construction) believes diversity is a cornerstone for success. “We employ people from all over the world, and three of our leadership positions at RMT Construction are held by women,” says CEO Warren…

One For All
Fall/Winter 2019

When it comes to giving new life to an existing space, projects start and end with RJ Smith Demolition. The firm, headquartered in Chesterfield, Virginia, is part of a family of companies under the parent organization, RJ Smith Companies. “We…

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They Make “The Earth Move”
Fall/Winter 2019

Over 30 years ago, John Caskey was a chemical engineer working as an oil rig foreman in Louisiana. After an unexpected oil embargo hit in the mid-1980s, he and others headed up the Eastern Seaboard in search of employment. He settled in Virginia…

Advancing Confidently into the Future
Fall/Winter 2019

Clearsite Industrial (Clearsite) may be celebrating its one-year anniversary, but it’s no newcomer to the game. With offices in the eastern United States and headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Clearsite is a company of vacuum excavation…

Riverstone Revitalized
Fall/Winter 2019

Innovators, pioneers, trailblazers—entrepreneurs who set the pace and potential for what is possible in business are known by many names. Amanda Wheeler, Owner of Riverstone, a family-owned general contracting and construction management company…

Going the Extra Degree
Spring/Summer 2019

Monique Smith leads with the philosophy of going above industry standards to help people and the environment. She currently owns and operates two recycling businesses, RJ Smith Materials and USA Iron and Metal, both headquartered in Richmond,…

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Top-Down Giving
Spring/Summer 2019

According to a top manufacturer’s ongoing evaluations, Mountain Roofing Inc. does great work. According to several charitable organizations, the Roanoke, Virginia, company also does an awful lot of “good” work—make that “good deeds.”

Investing in People
Spring/Summer 2019

Mid-Atlantic Controls Corp. believes talent attracts talent. “Smart, talented people want to work with others who are smart and talented,” says Marshall Nesgoda, Vice President of Technical Services. “At Mid-Atlantic Controls Corp., we attract…

Virginia-based Family Business Leverages Its Roots
Spring/Summer 2019

Benny Holladay Sr. is no stranger to hard work. At age 16, he started working as an automobile mechanic for Chevrolet and quickly earned a reputation for being the best mechanic in town. Eighteen years later, he switched gears and went to work…

Wycliffe Division Surges
Spring/Summer 2019

CEO Barbara Wycliffe built Wycliffe Enterprises as a general contracting firm with a goal to be the best a small business could be. Once Wycliffe Enterprises became successful, Barbara, as a graduate of the Small Business Administration 8(a)…

It’s in the Name
Fall/Winter 2018

For too many businesses, the economic recession of a decade ago was the end. But for some, it was the beginning.<

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Mechanical Systems Experts Sail Toward New Horizons
Spring/Summer 2018

Driven to be the best, Darrell Wells, President of Marine Mechanical & Technology (MM&T), has worked to establish a stalwart reputation for his firm as a mechanical systems maintenance operator. Founded in 2016 and based in Chesapeake, Virginia,…

Painting the Road Less Traveled
Fall/Winter 2018

The lines, symbols and signs that establish boundaries and provide direction for our lives are painted and displayed on streets, garages and parking lots everywhere. Without them, we would be lucky to find our way or avoid collisions. For 35…

Fueling it Forward
Fall/Winter 2018

For Buddy Bayliss, his business isn’t just about earning a dollar, it’s about paying it forward.

The Little Big Company– or Big Little Company
Fall/Winter 2018

For the past 18 years, Jaime English has been working in preconstruction for Branch & Associates, Inc. (Branch), which has its headquarters in Roanoke, Virginia. When asked what he loves most about his company, English, who is also a senior…

True Partners in Progress
Spring/Summer 2018

When Eric DePiazzy and Keith Smith started Coastline Electrical Services, Inc. in 2003, they knew they didn’t want to be just another subcontractor, installing and repairing electrical systems; they wanted to be an integral part of every build…

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Paved With Success
Spring/Summer 2018

The bond created between a father and a son through a motorized vehicle creates lifelong memories. In the case of the George family, little boys operating “big boy” toys morphed into a successful family business.

Providing Solutions to Challenging Assignments
Spring/Summer 2018

Forty years ago, Wayne Norman, owner and President of Capital City Services, started his business on a tight budget. He purchased a 10-year-old International Harvester Metro step van, the first company vehicle, for $73 and offered plumbing services…

Building a Legacy
Spring/Summer 2018

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the school is the heart of a community. And for more than 100 years, Nielsen Builders, Inc. has been integral in establishing, maintaining and renovating the very structures that touch so many of its…

Possibility Meets Tenacity
Fall/Winter 2017

“My son is a different person. They saw greatness in him and encouraged him and changed his life.”

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Finley Asphalt and Concrete, Inc. Paves The Way For The Future
Fall/Winter 2017

To some people, asphalt and paving might sound like routine business, but to the owners of Finley Asphalt and Concrete, Inc., it’s a passion that spans three generations of a hardworking, loyal, community-minded family.

Continuity and Commitment:
The L.F. Jennings Way

Fall/Winter 2017

Since its earliest days, L.F. Jennings, Inc. has had a deep connection to clients, trade partners and employees. Through economic ups and downs, the firm’s leaders have stood strong and committed to doing what they do best—to building with efficiency…

For Country And Customers
Spring/Summer 2017

Stay in the fight. Never give up on your dreams. Kelley “Hutch” Hutchinson adopted these principles back when he was a soldier in the U.S. Army’s special operations light infantry unit. This former Army Ranger is a Co-Owner of LaborMax Staffing,…

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Generations of Strength and Resourcefulness
Spring/Summer 2017

After 81 years in operation, the family-owned William S. Trimble Co. Inc. knows a thing or two about hard work, resilience and resourcefulness. Founder William Scott “Bill” Trimble grew up in an era of self-sufficiency, where hardiness in the…

Top of the Heap
Fall/Winter 2016

Since it began in 1963, S.B. Cox, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia, has built a reputation of safety and efficiency while helping to preserve natural resources. Since the beginning of its demolition work, the company has had a knack for reusing or…

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