Calvert Masonry Builds Pride in Ownership

Companies often talk about pride in ownership. Calvert Masonry doesn’t just talk about it. They live it. For more than 30 years, the Manassas, Virginia-based masonry contractor has been 100% employee-owned and operated. With every employee invested in the company through stock ownership, project outcomes and client satisfaction become personal as well as professional end goals. “All our employees strive …

Tri County Pump Service Pumped For the Future

In 1991, noticing the need for well pump services in the surrounding neighborhoods, William and Amonica Griffith opened up shop and began providing these essential services to homeowners. Five years later, what began as a part time business quickly grew into a fulltime company, Tri-County Pump Service, Inc. http://www.tricountypumps.com/ The company continued to grow as they added services to their …

Tegeler: A Source, Of Inspiration

As the Roman philosopher, Seneca, said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In the case of Brittany Tegeler, CEO of Tegeler Source, that description is more than accurate. Less than a year in business, the construction materials supply company she founded has established itself as a go-to source for lumber and construction, building, and infrastructure-related materials.                   After …

Wohslen’s Pursuit of the American Dream

The history of Wohlsen Construction Company is the American dream come true. It began more than a century ago, in Germany, where a young Herman Wohlsen worked as a carpenter. In 1877, at the age of 16, like so many other Germans at the time, he set off for the New World, in pursuit of a better life. Wohlsen settled …

Kinsley Construction Adapts and Succeeds

Necessity often leads to invention, and that’s true of Kinsley Construction, Inc., general construction and management firm in Baltimore, MD. When company founder, Robert (Bob) Kinsley, was a college student, he originally founded a lawn grading business. In 1960, when poor seasonal weather hurt that business, Kinsley and a friend went into the concrete business instead. Not exactly a natural …

Southway’s Commitment to Community Development Continues

In 1991, Paul Littmann, Jr., decided that affordable housing developers needed quality construction services and he could provide it. Littman founded Southway on that vision.  More than 25 years later, the construction management firm built on integrity continues to serve the affordable housing market, with multifamily construction still making up more than half of the firm’s revenue stream. In every …

If It’s in Annapolis, It Must Be Coakley & Williams

Take a stroll past the legislative and executive branch buildings that make up Maryland’s state government in downtown Annapolis, and chances are, they were built or renovated by Coakley & Williams, one of the largest and most respected general contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region.  CWC projects there include the new construction of the Miller Senate Office Building, the Thomas Hunter …

B. Frank Joy Powers Up Maryland, Metro Area

The underground utility contractor celebrates its 100th year in business in 2017 In 1917, much of the Greater Washington DC metro area, including Maryland, was still in the dark when the sun wasn’t out. The way to keep your home warm then was through coal. Ice boxes kept food fresh. That’s when the entrepreneurial light bulb went off for Bernard …

Tissa Enterprises Inc. Construction Focuses on Safety First

On any job site, contractors can never been too careful. In this high hazard industry, keeping employees safe is as big a concern as completing a project on time or in budget. For one company in particular, one accident is one accident too many. Since its founding in 2001, Tissa Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), a minority, women-owned general and electrical contracting …

Hirsch Electric Sparks the Next Generation

When it comes to living its corporate mission of being a regional industry leader “by maintaining a motivated and skilled workforce,” Baltimore-based Hirsch Electric goes one step further than just employee retention and advancement. It starts in its own back yard, sparking the next generation of electrical craft workers from a community where often the hopes of a bright future …