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Busch Gardens Open Haus

Busch Gardens hosted an Open Haus on May 23rd for Henderson and all of our subcontrators that worked on the park’s newest roller coaster, Verbolten. The Open Haus allowed everyone to bring a guest and ride Verbolten and Mach Tower, play games, and enjoy a complimentary dinner at Festhaus!

Henderson, combined with our subcontractors and guests, had approximately 600 people come out and enjoy the evening in the park. Everyone had a great time enjoying these two attractions on which Henderson was the general contractor.

Stone House Preschool Field Trip

Henderson, Inc. was happy to welcome children from Stone House Preschool in Williamsburg, Va. for a field trip on May 9th and 10th. The field trip was a part of their transportation and construction themed learning during the month of May.

Mike Van Sickel Attains National Design-Build Certification

Vice President Mike Van Sickel has successfully completed the requirements for the nationally recognized Assoc. Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification (Assoc. DBIA™). The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded designated status to Mike upon his successful completion of coursework and formal examination in all aspects of design-build project delivery. By completing these requirements, successful candidates earn the right to display “Assoc.

Surf Rider Restaurant at Whitehouse Cove Marina Opens

Henderson is proud to announce the opening of the new Surf Rider restaurant, located at Whitehouse Cove Marina in Poquoson, VA. City officials joined owner/developers, contractors and the public for a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 17th. This is the 8th Surf Rider in the Hampton Roads area.

The four-month project consisted of a 6,000 SF building to include a 1,200 SF covered outdoor patio. The building sits on timber piles while overlooking the marina. Visitors are able to access the restaurant by boat, through the Whitehouse Cove waterway.

Colonial Heritage 5k

On Saturday, May 5th Henderson had a team of 30 runners and walkers participate in the Colonial Heritage 5k. The 5k was run through Colonial Heritage Active Adult Community in Williamsburg, Virginia, an ongoing Henderson job site.

Vice President Mike Van Sickel, Project Manager Jordan Anglin, and Business Development Coordinator Caroline Kelley all received awards for placing in the top three in their age groups.

Welcome Mike Willard

Henderson would like to welcome Mike Willard, our new senior estimator. Mike started with Henderson in April and brings 39 years of construction estimating experience. He has worked on projects all over the United States and projects valued up to $300 million. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and their cats, and visiting his two children. Mike also officiates USA Swimming and Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union swim meets.

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.

Williamsburg Landing Renovation Team Appreciation Lunch

Henderson hosted a Team Appreciation Lunch at Williamsburg Landing on April 13th for everyone on the Williamsburg Landing Renovation project. We had over 100 people attend and the lunch was held to express our appreciation of everyone’s dedication on this project.

Henderson Participates in Williamsburg Pottery Grand Re-Opening

Henderson was proud to participate in the Williamsburg Pottery's Grand Re-Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. This iconic $30 million expansion project includes three new buildings on 19 acres and more than 161,000 square feet of modern retail and office space with 9 linear miles of shelving.  The new structures spread across a half-mile fronting U.S. Route 60, also known as Richmond Road.

Henderson Celebrates 55 Years

Saturday, March 24, 2012 marked the 55th anniversary of Dave and Shirley Henderson founding Henderson, Inc. We chose to celebrate this milestone at our quarterly company meeting with all employees present. Vice President Leslie H. Schultz spoke about how Henderson has evolved over the years and her vision for our future.

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