BLOG
Safety Lessons: Removing Contaminated Gloves

During a recent monthly Safety Meeting with the entire Henderson, Inc. team, Safety Dave (Dave Thompson) took on blood borne pathogen training and showcased how to remove contaminated gloves. The exercise is “easy to do,” Thompson said. First, put on gloves. Then grab dish washing detergent,which represents the blood for the exercise. Get a good … Continue reading “Safety Lessons: Removing Contaminated Gloves”


Community matters: That’s why we ran the D.O.G.

In order to do well, you have to feel well. In order to feel well, you have to live well. At Henderson, Inc. we believe you only do your best when you’re at your best, and that means eating well, staying active and giving back to your community. That’s why we’ve been a long-time supporter … Continue reading “Community matters: That’s why we ran the D.O.G.”


Phil Speight Named Henderson’s April “Beyond The Building” Team Member

Throughout the years, anybody from the Henderson, Inc. team that’s worked on a Busch Gardens project knows that the final days before the project is ready to be turned over to the client are “all hands on deck,” checking and polishing every detail and ensuring the park is ready for a season of family fun. … Continue reading “Phil Speight Named Henderson’s April “Beyond The Building” Team Member”


Constructing fun memories and good times at Busch Gardens – Introducing Marco Polo’s Marketplace

Whether you’re looking for food, fun or family time, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has it all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent wanting to bond with your kids, or a group of high school or college buddies out for a memorable day – the amusement park has something to offer everyone. And we at Henderson, … Continue reading “Constructing fun memories and good times at Busch Gardens – Introducing Marco Polo’s Marketplace”


Henderson Hikes for Hospice

Quality of life isn’t just about how you live life in the good moments. It’s just as much about how you face the tough times. Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg offers care to terminally ill patients and their families so that they can maintain their quality of life with dignity and peace through … Continue reading “Henderson Hikes for Hospice”


Building history at Colonial Williamsburg

It’s no secret that Williamsburg is a special place: a cross section of history encompassing the birth of the American Colonies and the birth of the United States of America. That’s what makes being a part of this historic community so great. At Henderson, Inc. we’ve been fortunate enough to work with Colonial Williamsburg over … Continue reading “Building history at Colonial Williamsburg”


Henderson, Inc. Named General Contractor For Williamsburg Landing Expansion

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” And that is especially true when we extend ourselves to care for older adults, offering them love and support in the twilight of their lives. Family, community and quality of life are things we highly value at Henderson, Inc., and … Continue reading “Henderson, Inc. Named General Contractor For Williamsburg Landing Expansion”


Tim Carter Named Henderson’s March “Beyond The Building” Team Member

They say Tim Carter can feel the rain coming. He knows the weather, the ground and how the elements will impact his ability to dig in the dirt. As a member of the Henderson, Inc. site and utility crew for the last two years, that’s exactly what Carter does. Dig in, move around and lay … Continue reading “Tim Carter Named Henderson’s March “Beyond The Building” Team Member”


Comfort Systems Named Henderson’s Sub of the Month, February 2016

They arrive on the construction site early. They don’t just coordinate their own team, but they also reach out across the project to ensure they are closely aligned with all other sub-contractors and Henderson, Inc. project managers. To top it off, they are very safety conscious. That’s, as Dennis Coons, Henderson Superintendent of the dining … Continue reading “Comfort Systems Named Henderson’s Sub of the Month, February 2016”


Steve Montgomery Named Henderson’s February “Beyond The Building” Team Member

When there’s a job to get done on any job site around Henderson, Inc.’s construction zones, Steve Montgomery will find a way to get it done – like renting a paint sprayer to complete a job because he’s capable and it would help the team (true story). And the best part? He doesn’t just do … Continue reading “Steve Montgomery Named Henderson’s February “Beyond The Building” Team Member”


Ardell Jones Named Henderson’s January “Beyond The Building” Team Member

Ask Ardell Jones to define what “Beyond the Building” means to Henderson, Inc. and for its clients and he’ll tell you simply. “It’s just what you do. It’s thinking outside the box.” That thinking feeds from a company-wide recognition that every building, every site development job, is more than just a job. It’s a home, … Continue reading “Ardell Jones Named Henderson’s January “Beyond The Building” Team Member”


An Interview With Vice President Leslie Henderson Schultz

Growing up, were you always interested in joining your family business at Henderson, Inc.? Yes, I was intrigued, but actually I started out going to school for Exercise Physiology. Then as I spent summers at Henderson, Inc. doing internships, I realized I had a real interest in the business and I changed my major to … Continue reading “An Interview With Vice President Leslie Henderson Schultz”


Roof Services Corporation Named Henderson’s Sub of the Month, January 2016

“If we are going to provide our services, then let’s insist our service is based on taking care of the customer’s needs for the long term.” This statement – a mission in many ways – rings so true for us at Henderson, Inc. that you could have lifted it right off our own web site. … Continue reading “Roof Services Corporation Named Henderson’s Sub of the Month, January 2016”


The Hound’s Tale Celebrates Opening in Merchants Square

It’s true what J.R.R. Tolkien said. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. So a merrier world we set out to help build! Henderson Incorporated is excited to help celebrate the launch of The Hound’s Tale restaurant, which opened its doors last month … Continue reading “The Hound’s Tale Celebrates Opening in Merchants Square”


An Interview With Chairman of the Board Pete Henderson

What are you passionate about in the construction industry? I’ve always enjoyed watching our team develop and grow with the opportunities that are placed in front of them. What is something unique about Henderson? Henderson’s integrity. That started with my father and the way he chose to handle himself and this business. He instilled the importance … Continue reading “An Interview With Chairman of the Board Pete Henderson”


Henderson Incorporated Team Members Celebrate Decades of Service in 2015

In business and in life, no one can do it alone. Who we choose to work with, have friendships with, share our lives with matters. Surrounding yourself with smart, talented, motivated people makes all the difference. At Henderson, we value strong, positive, lasting relationships with clients, vendors and partners. But we believe that philosophy has … Continue reading “Henderson Incorporated Team Members Celebrate Decades of Service in 2015”


Henderson Hosts 20th Annual Wood Cut, Delivers Warmth To Families Across Williamsburg

It’s true. As Winston Churchill said, we make a living by what we get and make a life by what we give. Just before the sun rose Saturday, November 21, nearly 100 of Henderson, Incorporated’s team members and their families gathered in the maintenance shop ready to give. In the nearby lay down yard (a … Continue reading “Henderson Hosts 20th Annual Wood Cut, Delivers Warmth To Families Across Williamsburg”


Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA prepares to open new branch in Gloucester, Henderson Named Contractor

Hard work, dedication and a shared vision are the keys to strengthening a community – and your body – from the inside out. And maybe a little blood, sweat and tears, too. Finally after years of effort on the part of several enterprising residents, Gloucester is poised to celebrate the opening of its first YMCA … Continue reading “Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA prepares to open new branch in Gloucester, Henderson Named Contractor”


Henderson Joins the YMCA to “Brighten” Up the School Year

Henderson is extremely gracious to have had the opportunity to build a strong relationship with the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA and its multiple locations spread throughout our community.  Not only have we been able to work “hands on” through building new locations and renovating existing facilities, but the YMCA has given Henderson and our employees the … Continue reading “Henderson Joins the YMCA to “Brighten” Up the School Year”


One Million and Counting

The week of September 1, 2014, Henderson, Inc. reached a major milestone in company history. During this week, Henderson employees worked our one-millionth consecutive man-hour without having a lost time injury. To put that in perspective, the last time we had a lost time injury was August 1, 2010, or 4 years 1 month and … Continue reading “One Million and Counting”


Old Point National Bank Corporate Headquarters Grand Opening

Henderson, Inc. was proud to be on hand the morning of May 8 to celebrate the Grand Opening and Dedication of Old Point National Bank’s new corporate headquarters.  The new corporate headquarters is a 54,200 SF, six-story building with a corporate penthouse level retreat located in historic downtown Hampton at the corner of Queens Way … Continue reading “Old Point National Bank Corporate Headquarters Grand Opening”


Henderson Receives STEP Award

Henderson, Inc. is proud to announce that we were a recipient of an Associated Builders and Contractors STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award for 2013, which was presented on July 18th. The STEP Award is presented to those contractors who have achieved a certain level of safety – both in their ongoing efforts in … Continue reading “Henderson Receives STEP Award”


Henderson Announces Launch of New Special Projects Group

At the request of many long time clients, Henderson has added the Special Projects Group to bring the same quality, value, and customer service that Henderson is known for to projects smaller in size and scope. Specializing in small to moderate commercial projects, our goal is and has been 100% client satisfaction. With over 55 … Continue reading “Henderson Announces Launch of New Special Projects Group”


Diamond Healthcare Corporation and the new Pavilion at Williamsburg Place

Vice President of Development at Diamond Healthcare Corporation Lindsay Shuff shares his experience working with Henderson, Inc. on the recently completed Pavilion at Williamsburg Place project. Diamond Healthcare Corporation is a national leader in the development and management of high quality Behavioral Health services for health systems, hospitals, critical access facilities and other organizations. Diamond … Continue reading “Diamond Healthcare Corporation and the new Pavilion at Williamsburg Place”


Home Excavation Project Safety

So you want to do some digging around your house? Most people don’t consider things like planting flowers or pulling up shrubs as being excavations (they see projects like what is pictured and big equipment) or they don’t consider such activities as posing any kind of risk. Other than sunburn or a back ache, that … Continue reading “Home Excavation Project Safety”


Grandy Village Learning Center Wins HRACRE Award of Merit

The Grandy Village Learning Center received an Award of Merit for Best Sustainable Design at the 2011 Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) awards. The 15th annual award ceremony was held on October 20th at the Crowne Plaza Norfolk. Vice Presidents Leslie H. Schultz and Mike Van Sickel and Senior Project Manager Brennan … Continue reading “Grandy Village Learning Center Wins HRACRE Award of Merit”


Words of Wisdom from a Construction Industry Veteran

Dave Henderson, Sr., affectionately called Granddaddy by both his biological and Henderson, Inc. families, celebrates his 90th birthday this week (July 22, 2011). As a well respected businessman and member of the Williamsburg community, he reflects back on the challenges and successes throughout his life and career and offers some timeless lessons and words of … Continue reading “Words of Wisdom from a Construction Industry Veteran”


Henderson Relationships

"Henderson minimizes the impact of problems…They don't let ego control relationships. The bottom line is they're fun to do business with."


–Joseph Stettinius – New Town Associates