Branch Group creates consolidated construction subsidiary
The Branch Group Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia's fourth largest construction company, has consolidated two subsidiaries, Branch Highways Inc. and E.V. Williams Inc., into a new company called Branch Civil Inc.
“This consolidation supports our long-range strategic growth plans by significantly improving our go-to-market capabilities, scalability, and economy of scale, particularly in the evolving transportation construction industry throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States,” J. William Karbach, CEO of Branch Group, said in a statement.
Patrick Bartorillo, who joined Branch Highways in 2013, has been named president of Branch Civil. Also leading the new organization are Jay Openshaw and Brian Evans. Openshaw, who has been with E.V. Williams since 1998, has been named senior vice president of Branch Civil. Evans, an E.V. Williams employee since 2000, has been named vice president of operations.
Branch Civil will operate from Virginia offices in Roanoke, Manassas and Virginia Beach and in its Cary office in North Carolina.
Branch Civil’s public-sector projects have included highway and street construction, as well as public-private partnerships. The company also has worked on military bases, ports, airports, utilities, landfills, and reservoir dams. In the private sector, site work included manufacturing and distribution facilities, office and retail developments, and residential subdivisions.
In addition to Branch Civil, the Branch Group Inc. includes Branch and Associates Inc., and G.J. Hopkins Inc. In 2015, the Branch Group had total revenues of $392 million and a workforce of more than 900 employees.