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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.

Easter Bunny Visits Henderson

The Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance at Henderson's quarterly company meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The Bunny handed out Easter eggs filled with treats and posed for pictures with employees. A big thank you goes out to the Easter Bunny for stopping by and spreading some Spring cheer!

Leslie H. Schultz Speaks at Career Night

Vice President Leslie H. Schultz spoke at Christchurch School’s Career Night event on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Christchurch is a private boarding school located in Christchurch, Virginia where Henderson, Inc. has performed many projects. The school also has ties to the Henderson family.

Leslie spoke to a group of approximately 80 students about careers in the construction industry. She detailed the suggested education, career paths, and possible hurdles within the field. She also spoke about the path she took and her personal experiences as a construction industry professional.

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.

Busch Gardens 2012 Expansion Team Appreciation Lunch

Henderson hosted a Team Appreciation Lunch at Busch Gardens on March 1st in the Black Forrest for everyone on the new Verbolten roller coaster project. We had over 200 people attend and this lunch was held to express our appreciation of everyone’s dedication on this project.

Project Superintendent Matt Hipple spoke to the group before the lunch expressing his respect and gratitude toward the entire team for their outstanding job working together and working hard on the project.

Wellness and the Workplace

President Bill Strack shares his views on wellness and the workplace.

Beyond the Building - Purpose versus Profit

The Henderson Executive Team explores the meaning of "Beyond the Building" and the concept of purpose versus profit driven companies.

Safety Director Dave Thompson Guest Speaker at PCEA Meeting

Henderson Safety Director Dave Thompson was a guest speaker at the February Membership meeting of the National Professional Construction Estimators Association of America (PCEA), Hampton Roads Chapter on Wednesday evening, February 8th.

Dave spoke about the tangible and intangible costs of safety. Safety is an unexpected cost of construction that many don’t take seriously. With more emphasis on safe working sites by the customer, the cost is not just in the training required, but the effort to ensure that each and every project and construction company has a clean safety slate.

Henderson Participates in Elementary School Career Fair

Henderson participated in Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School’s Career Fair for fourth and fifth graders on Monday, January 30th. Vice President Mike Van Sickel and Marketing Coordinator Laura Coletrane spoke to approximately 200 students about careers in the construction industry and the education required. They also spoke to the students about school subjects like math, science, language arts, technology, and art that were important in the industry. The students all talked about their favorite subjects and how they personally could get involved in construction.

Luter Family YMCA Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, January 21, 2012 marked the unveiling of the newly renovated Luter Family YMCA in Smithfield, Va. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, there were free screenings, inflatables, activities for kids, healthy snacks and refreshments, TRX, group exercise classes and more. Henderson, Inc. was on hand for the festivities and was proud to show off our hard work!

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