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Member News

  Bozzuto Construction Company announced new hire Keith Harris as Senior Vice President, responsible for institutional capital raising and client relations.
  Forrester Construction Company promoted Donald Free to vice president, overseeing the firm’s preconstruction services, estimating and purchasing groups..
  WCS Construction, LLC announced promotions of Jae Park, Robert Munson and Marty Shaffer at their office.
  M. Luis Construction Co. Inc. attended discussions about small business regulations at the White House. 
  GeoStructures, Inc. announced addition of Pedro Bengochea as design engineer to their team. 

First Finish Inc. was awarded prestigious "Renovation of the Year" on their project, the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel.
  First Finish Inc. achieved LEED certification on their project Mason & Rook hotel in DC.

Skanska USA Building Inc. promoted Mark Carroll to executive vice president for development operations for Washington D.C. and Robert Ward to chief operating officer for Skanska USA Commercial Development, both in its Arlington office. In addition, Mark Miller joins the Rockville office as senior vice president and account manager for DC operations.

DAVIS Construction announced 48 promotions, including new Construction Executives and Directors.
  John D. “Jack” Trunnell, 65, CFO and co-owner of Trunnell Electric in Rockville, MD, died December 31st after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. Along with his two brothers, Mr. Trunnell led a second-generation family business that celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 and earned recognition by the Washington Business Journal as one of the leading family-owned businesses in the DC area. He was active in Trunnell Electric for over 37 years.
  BF Joy, LLC celebrates their 100th anniversary this year!
  Donohoe Construction Company's project, Camden NoMA, received a Certificate of Occupancy and turned over the first phase of occupancy.
  WCS Construction, LLC announced addition of Michael Christopher as Chief Financial Officer.
  Ruppert Landscape announced several new additions and promotions within the company’s accounting, human resources and information technology departments.
  WCS Construction, LLC announced promotion of Cris Shaw to vice president.
  Ruppert Landscape announced promotions of Nathan Fadrowski, Kyle Meissner and Claire Seesman in their DC landscape management branch.
  Shapiro & Duncan named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman moved their office to Gaitherburg, MD.
  TrueBlue Inc. consolidated four trusted brands into new company, PeopleReady
  Anchor Construction Corporation, Inc. was awarded 2015-2016 Dig Smart Award from Miss Utility MD/DC Damage Prevention committee.
  WCS Construction, LLC achieved LEED Silver Certification on their project, Park Chelsea at The Collective.
  Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C. completed their first annual volunteer day at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD and A Wider Circle's warehouse in Silver Spring, MD.
  Squire Lemkin + Company, LLP announced Allison Olsen, CPA as partner.
  The Bozzuto Group named Allison Lane director of corporate communications and marketing.
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC hired Berwens Noel as senior-in-charge.
  Hoar Construction appointed Robert Mooney director of business development.
  Ruppert Landscape announced promotions of Rob Groves, Tom Flint and Jenna Hicks to associate branch managers within the landscape division in their Virginia and Maryland branches.
  Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. announced new hire, Colleen Mikus and promotions of Lyn Uram, Chasity Stoots, Sarah Wohlford and Joelle Cutro in their Fairfax, VA office.
Calvert Masonry, Inc. promoted Tom McKay to Executive Vice President.
Grunley Construction Company, Inc. announced new project, The Meridian Hill Apartments Renovation, which will start at the beginning of 2017. Grunley will be accepting subcontractor bids which are due November 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C. announced that Jason L. Mills has become a shareholder in the firm.
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrated the Topping Out of The Wharf Parcel 5 Hotels project in Washington, DC.
  Cochran & Mann, Inc. celebrates their 25th Anniversary this year.
  The Corporate Leadership award was given to Coakley & Williams Construction senior vice president Lynn Bennett. Over the last year, Lynn more than doubled the number of women employed at Coakley & Williams.
  GeoStructures, Inc. announced the addition of Abiy Ghirmay as a design engineer to their team.
  Insurance Associates, Inc. announced the addition of Karen Garceau to their team and the promotion of two employees, Lexi Stock and BJ Westner.
  S2 Development discussed plans for a new residential building on 2101 Benning Road, NE in Washington DC. 
  Trunnell Electric provided electrical contracting services for the remodeling of Digital Infuzion's corporate headquarters located in Gaithersburg, MD.
  Lynn Bennett, vice president of Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc., was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC. 
  Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. was nominated as finalists for the Best Interiors on two projects by the CREW DC: Universal Air Travel Plan and Foulger Pratt Headquarters.
  Donohoe Construction Company broke ground on Gallery Bethesda Phase II.
  GeoStructures, Inc. announced the completion of the ground improvement work for the Chancery of Morocco in DC.
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., CPAs announced the promotions of Robert Aceituno to senior manager, director of education and professional development, Bryan Klieber to senior accountant in their DC office, Norah Jones and Grace Song to senior auditor, Reema Patel to senior-in-charge and Michael Uong to audit manager in their Bethesda office.
  Harvey-Cleary Builders hired Matt Webber as director in their Bethesda office.
  Busy Ditch, Inc. celebrates their 30th anniversary this year.
Ruppert Landscape announce the promotion of Reid Altavilla, Jesse Lepinsky, Jeff Williams and Vince Ridgell and the addition of Carlos Argueta and Jordan Rupp to the company’s fleet department.
  Forrester Construction Company broke ground on Prince George's Community College Lanham Hall project located on the campus' northeast quadrant.
  Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C. announces the promotion of Jason Patten to Senior Accountant and Hilary Fields to In-Charge Accountant.
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC (CBM) announces the promotions of several members of their staff.
  Ruppert Landscape featured on The Back Page of Washington Business Journal.
  DPR Construction opens new Reston office targeting Net Zero Energy.

AEGIS Project Controls celebrates their 10th Anniversary with the launch of Aegis Academy, a brand new training program.
  Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Governor Larry Hogan visit Chris Bruch, COO and Bob Donohoe. Sr., CEO of The Donohoe Companies at their new office in Bethesda. 
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrates the completion of The Bonifant in Silver Spring, MD.
  As much as 10 inches of rain fell over parts of West Virginia last month, causing devastating flash flooding in several mountain communities. ServiceMaster National Capital Restoration, along with other ServiceMaster locations, mobilized to restore commercial businesses.
  Ruppert Landscape sponsors Built Upon A Dream community service project.  
  Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc., senior vice president Lynne Cook elected as president of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. 
  Ruppert Landscape hires Greg Franklin as director of fleet and facilities. Greg brings over 19 years of management experience.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP partner, Rick White becomes Chairman of the Virginia Society of CPA's Educational Foundation.
  Insurance Associates, Inc. celebrates their 60th anniversary this year.
  Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C. promotes Jason Mills, CPA to shareholder. 

Congratulations to the following members for being recognized as a top workplace in the Washington Post's 2016 Top Workplaces list.  

  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., CPAs places first in fishing tournament benefiting two non-profit organizations.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is a finalist for SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards second year in a row.
  Donohoe Construction Company's project, ANTHOLOGY welcomes first tenants. 
  Ruppert Landscape named one of the largest landscape companies in North America by Lawn & landscape magazine.
Donohoe Construction Company celebrates completion of Insignia M project in DC.
  Donohoe Construction Company holds a ground-breaking ceremony for the 10-story Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel in Virginia.
  Ruppert Landscape hires James Thompson as Chief Financial Officer. Thompson brings over 20 years of finance, accounting and treasury experience to the position.
  GeoStructures, Inc. hires Jeff Rickard, PE, Juan Salinas, EIT and Curtis Kanewske, EIT.
  Trunnell Electric celebrates their 80th anniversary this year.
   Aronson LLC promotes Barbara Morgan to partner.
  The JBG Companies merges with New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT) to become JBG Realty Trust. The combined company will be headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, with a regional office in New York City.  
  The JBG Companies hires Vikki Kayne as vice president of marketing and communications.
  Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC promotes John Tarpey to chief of organization development.
  Gilbane Building Company promotes Karen Medeiros to vice president and senior director of client development.
  HITT Contracting, Inc. promotes Brian Kriz to executive vice president, Peter Thaler to senior vice president, Evan Antonides, Jon Cadle and Erik Kandler to vice president.
  Ruppert Landscape promotes Vincent Stio and Sean Walters in the Maryland landscape construction branch.
  Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.’s Paul Tse, project manager, explained to Congress how a high school degree and technical education (CTE) program launched his successful career in construction.
  Donohoe Construction Company's project, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington Convention Center has officially opened its doors to guests.
  Greg Haldeman joins the management committee to focus on Northeast expansion. Lisa Lingerfelt and Camilo Garcia will lead DPR’s Mid-Atlantic operations. 

Donohoe Construction Company selects Pype Inc. to streamline startup and closeout business processes for their Insignia on M project.
  Insight, LLC now offers survey services as well as utility design and coordination.
  Donohoe Construction Company begins construction on the Wharf-Parcel 5 Hotel.
  Ruppert Landscape hires Joe Yasek and promotes Mike Ryan in the Virginia landscape construction branch.
  GeoStructures, Inc. completes the ground improvement work for the REI at the Pike & Rose project in North Bethesda, MD.
  American Minority General Contractors announces the formation of the AMGC Federal Division and new appointments to the AMGC Commercial Division.
  Manhattan Construction Company appoints Elaine Gray as business development director for their DC-area office. Elaine brings more than two decades of commercial design and construction experience.

Pype Inc. was selected to streamline project closeout business processes for HOAR Construction's project, The Commons at McLean.
  Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc. (EC&S) recognized by Montgomery County for extraordinary community service performed in 2015.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) promoted Caleb Vuljanic to assurance partner in metro Washington DC market.
  Donohoe Construction Company promoted Megan Vallach to director of business development.
  Scott Damiecki, CPA, CCIFP of CohnReznick LLP, elected president of Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
  Ruppert Landscape announced the promotion of Chris Bixler in their DCLandscape Construction branch. Chris has been with Ruppert for four years and brings over 10 years of industry experience.
  Ruppert Landscape announced the addition of Wendy De La O and John Quackenbush in their Virginia Landscape Construction branch.
  Gilbane Building Co. appointed Chris Godbold director of interiors.
  Harkins Builders Inc. hired Mark Tillostson as vice president of commercial construction in Tysons Corner.
  HITT Contracting Inc. welcomed Mark Roy as vice president of base building.
  James G. Davis Construction Corp. promoted John Ellen to director of interior estimating and preconstruction.
  Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. announced the start of construction for 414 Light Street, the ultra-luxury 44-story apartment tower on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
  Pype Inc.'s co-founder Sunil Dorairajan speaks with Montgomery College's Student Chapter about Pype Inc.'s software in the construction industry.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the promotion of Bob Dolan, Tim Schofield and Payton Zudal at their Laytonsville landscape management branch.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the addition of Jobe Axley and Deborah Stipa to their DC landscape management branch.
  Congratulations to Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. on celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
  Ruppert Landscape opens new office for their DC landscape management branch.
  Donohoe Construction Company completes second phase of NoMa multifamily project on 61 Pierce Street NE two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Donohoe Construction Company celebrates completion of The Bonifant in Silver Spring, MD.
Donohoe Construction Company celebrates completion of The Bonifant in Silver Spring, MD.