Rob Hackemeyer, a Virginia native and industry veteran who has worked on large-scale construction projects ranging from health care to academic and technological, has joined the Gretna-based Blair Construction, Inc. team as a project manager, President Tim Clark announced.
From neighboring Forest, Va., Hackemeyer’s construction career has taken him from Virginia to Maryland with notable stops in Forest, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Va., as well as Washington, D.C., and Elkridge, Md. He has spent the past five years in the Richmond area as a project manager and superintendent at W.M. Jordan Company, DPR Construction, Hourigan Construction Corps, and C.T. Purcell Inc. where he oversaw some of the largest construction projects in the Central Virginia region.
Since entering the construction industry in 2008, Hackemeyer has supervised builds ranging up to more than $1 billion in scope. Among those are the VCU Health Adult Outpatient Pavilion and VCU Health Children’s Hospital Expansion in Richmond, the Facebook Data Center in Sandston, Lakewood Manor Independent Living Facility in Henrico, multiple academic buildings and athletic facilities at Liberty University in Lynchburg, and academic buildings at Emory & Henry University in Emory.
“Rob’s resume and experience speak for themselves,” Clark said. “He has worked on some of the major projects in our state, and his body of work exemplifies his pursuit of quality, safety, and generally doing the job the right way.”
A 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech who also attended the University of Tennessee, Hackemeyer earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science. As an undergraduate, he competed for the University of Tennessee’s club rugby team and held several leadership positions in his fraternity at Virginia Tech, Sigma Phil Epsilon. He is First Aid/CPR/AED trained and holds certifications or accreditations in OSHA 30, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), Virginia RLD, trenching and excavation, confined space, and LeanCor Lean Leadership.
Additionally, Hackemeyer served as a volunteer firefighter in the Forest Volunteer Fire Department for eight years.
“Before I came to Blair, I did my homework and decided to join the company because of the strong feedback everyone gave,” Hackemeyer said. “It’s been clear since I started that this is truly a family company and a fantastic place to work.”