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Fun and Family Spirit!

Henderson’s annual Family Picnic was a hit! On Saturday, August 24th over 200 employees and their family members attended the picnic at the "Edgewood Farm" in Williamsburg. The day was full of family cheer as the children played on the bounce house with painted faces while the adults were either enjoying a game of corn-hole or simply relaxing enjoying the beautiful day!

Henderson Hosts Williamsburg Fire Department

Henderson, Inc. hosted the Williamsburg Fire Department at one of our new job sites on Prince George Street the week of August 19th, where the existing building is set to be demolished soon. Volunteer firefighter and Henderson Estimator Rodney Freeman brought the idea of using the building for training to the building's owner, G Square, Inc. and they gladly gave it a thumbs up.

Henderson Receives STEP Award

We are 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 the development of a quality safety program and their safety ratings. Congratulations to our Safety Director Dave Thompson for his passion in leading our safety program and to all of our employees that make safety our number one goal!

 

Henderson Sponsors the Colonial Knights

The Colonial Knights 12 and under baseball team was excited to play in the 12U Nations Tournament the weekend of June 29th and 30th.  But at the last minute one of their sponsors was unable to support the team and it looked as though the boys wouldn’t be able to participate.

Henderson Sponsors Beverage Cart

Henderson sponsored a beverage cart in the 21st Annual HRACRE Golf Outing at Williamsburg National Golf Club on Thursday, June 6th.

 

Henderson Team Runs for the Dream

Henderson sponsored a team of 25 to run the Fit to Run, Fit to Dream 8k on Saturday, June 1st. Employees from all areas of Henderson participated including the Building, Site, Special Projects, Shop, and Office groups.

Henderson Vice President Leslie H. Schultz received an award for finishing first place in her age group!

The race began on campus at the College of William and Mary, and wound through the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg and finished in William and Mary’s Zable Stadium. The run benefited An Achievable Dream in Newport News,Virginia.

Virginia Capital Trail Project

The Henderson, Inc. team is nearing completion of design on the design-build New Market Heights phase of the Virginia Capital Trail with our partner Atkins. This is the first of two phases that were awarded to the Henderson/Atkins team, the second being the Varina phase. The Virginia Capital Trail is a 55-mile long, dedicated multi-use trail connecting Richmond and Williamsburg along the historic and beautiful Rt. 5 corridor. Henderson is scheduled to break ground on the first phase this summer.

Equipment Rodeo 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013 Henderson, Inc. held it’s first Equipment Rodeo. Teams of four competed in five events utilizing their skills to creatively operate the following equipment: off road dump truck, bucket loader, backhoe, excavator, and a skid steer. Congratulations to the “Ham Slams” – Tony Hamilton, Bill Gilliam, Tommy Cohick and Taylor Franks for coming in first and to Bill Gilliam and Wayne Parnell for winning our “Top Operator” award.

The following were the five events:

Going Beyond the Building as a Good Neighbor

Recently, Project Superintendent Karl Schultz went Beyond the Building on the Old Point National Bank job site in Hampton, Virginia.

A sidewalk and street adjacent to the Bank has to be closed throughout construction. Karl thought this might dissuade customers from visiting a neighboring business, Hampton Stationary. So Karl took it upon himself to have a sign made letting everyone know the shop was still open for business during this nearby construction.

This considerate attitude and kind gesture is another way Henderson and our team go Beyond the Building.

Henderson Hosts Topping Out Ceremony at Old Point National Bank

Henderson, Inc. was proud to host Old Point National Bank, their guests and our subcontractors at a "topping out" ceremony on Wednesday, March 27th in Hampton, VA. The "topping out" ceremony was held to mark the moment workers installed the tallest point of the bank's new downtown building. Members of the bank and the construction team signed the final beam before it's placement.

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