Vandeventer Black LLP Named Associate Member of 2012 by the Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association


Vandeventer Black LLP is proud to announce having been named Associate Member of 2012 of the Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA). We have been a proud member of HRUHCA for many years and are extremely proud of this honor. For more information about this, and about other HRUHCA news and upcoming events, please see the below announcement by HRUHCA. Congratulations as well to the other award winners and the new officers and board members, and best of luck to them.


HRUHCA announces 2012
Annual Association Award Winners

The HRUHCA Executive Committee are very happy to announce the following winners of the annual association awards program.

Contractor of the Year
T.A. Sheets Mechanical, Inc.

T.A. Sheets have registered large numbers of employees to attend many of the associations activities, events, and training classes. Their commitment and support have earned them the 2012 HRUHCA Contractor of the Year.

Associate of the Year
Vandeventer Black, LLP

The Vandeventer Black Law Firm are a long-time supporter of HRUHCA. Attorney John Lockard has nearly perfect attendance at all of the association monthly membership meetings and has participated as a special guest speaker for a meeting.

Achievement Award
Mr. Al Jimeson, Columbia Gas of Virginia

Al worked in 2012 with HRUHCA to form the HRUHCA damage prevention committee, a group of contractors, utility operators, contract locators, and municipal public works departments who meet on a regular basis to improve damage prevention. The result of these meetings have improved relationships between industry partners and have helped contractors get their projects marked in a timely fashion.

Special Recognition Award
Mr. Jamie Fuqua, Towne Insurance

Jamie has served the association for the past year as the Secretary/Treasurer of the association. He was instrumental in helping the HRUHCA staff remodel the new office and he was there when the staff needed help to move the office. Jamie has been a huge asset for the association and continues to provide support and personal help whenever help is needed.

Commendation Award
Mr. Jeff Boynton, Hertz Rental Equipment

Jeff has served tirelessly as the HRUHCA Golf Chairman. He has improved the quality of the HRUHCA tournaments and has done a very effective job of motivating the committee to capture essential member sponsorships, raffle donations, and member registrations.

Warren Spivey Memorial Spirit Award
Mr. Shawn Howell, Spivey Rentals

Shawn and his firm Spivey Rentals have been steadfast supporters of HRUHCA for many years. Shawn has volunteered his time as a member of the HRUHCA Golf Committee as well as the HRUHCA Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee. Shawn has also committed to serve as the incoming HRUHCA President-Elect for 2013. Shawn embodies the spirit of support and he is constantly promoting the association to any industry firm that he meets.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Preston Fussell, Precon Construction Company

Preston and his company, Precon Construction Company have been integral in the development of HRUHCA since the firm was founded. Numerous Precon Construction employees have served in virtually every postion in the association. Preston has been a believer in HRUHCA and his financial support of the association has been unwavering and virtually unmatched throughout the history of the association. He is respected by his peers as a highly knowledgeable and competent businessman. He has helped many current HRUHCA members get their start in the industry. Preston is truly a pillar of the Heavy Construction industry in Hampton Roads and very deserving to be honored by HRUHCA as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

These award winners will be honored at the upcoming November membership dinner meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, at the Chesapeake Marriott Hotel. Please register for this event as we honor these deserving member firms and individuals.

To register for the upcoming November Membership Dinner meeting click HERE.

HRUHCA Upcoming Events

Chili On The Chick Rocks!

HRUHCA Announces the 2013 Slate of Officers and Members of the Board

The HRUHCA Executive Committee announce the following slate of Officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2013:

President: Steve Weagle, Branscome, Inc.
Vice-President: Rob Hicks, Eure Site Solutions
Secretary/Treasurer: Jamie Fuqua, Towne Insurance
Past-President: Brad Fussell, Gaston Brothers Utilities
President-Elect: Shawn Howell, Spivey Rentals

Board Members:
Billy Witt, WB&E Construction
Dan Cook, Rutherfoord Insurance
Mary Ann Clark, Luck Stone
Danny Johnson, Branscome, Inc.

The officers and the board members will be officially elected at the November membership dinner meeting which serves as the association annual business meeting. Congratulations are extended to the incoming leaders of the association.


Don’t Miss a Great Wrap-up of the Upcoming State and Federal Elections
Register for the HRUHCA November Membership Dinner Meeting

“An Overview of the 2012 State and National Elections”
Special Guest Speaker
Jesse T. Richman, Phd
Professor of Political Science
Old Dominion University

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Chesapeake Marriott Hotel
6:00 PM

Election of New Officers
Annual Business Meeting
Presentation of Association Awards

Come join HRUHCA as we close out the 2012 meeting schedule with the annual HRUHCA business meeting and the presentation of the association’s annual awards. Professor Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University will brief the membership on the results of the 2012 state and federal elections.

To register for the HRUHCA November Membership Dinner Meeting please click

Please Note: The Table Diagram changes on a daily basis and does not have many of the tables that have already been reserved by member firms. Please check with HRUHCA Executive Assistant Janet Reed by calling her at the HRUHCA office ((757) 484-7500) to see if the table(s) that you want to reserve are still available.


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