Adding to its expanding team of regional professionals, Gretna-based Blair Construction, Inc. announced the hiring of industry veteran Samuel “Monk” Matherly, Jr. as a superintendent.
From neighboring Henry County, Matherly comes to Blair with 26 years of experience in the construction industry, the majority of which have been within Blair Construction’s regional footprint in Virginia and North Carolina.
“Monk is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Blair Construction President Tim Clark. “His knowledge and experience have been evident from the start, as has his familiarity with our region. He is a family man whose values fit well within our culture, and we are excited to have him continue his personal and professional growth as part of our team.”
As a superintendent, Monk’s duties will be to oversee projects from start to finish with an eye towards safety, quality and timeliness. He will select and manage subcontractors and work with clients to ensure projects meet goals, needs and expectations within scope.
Born in Franklin County, Va., Matherly has spent his entire professional career in the South Atlantic with previous stops at Frith Construction in Martinsville and as a building inspector for Franklin County. Among the projects he has worked on are the Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Danville and Schock Phase 1 in Martinsville.
Matherly holds a contractor installation certification from the American Metal Building School and studied welding at Patrick Henry Community where he also earned his certification in structural stick welding. He is also OSHA 10 certified, First Aid certified, and off-road forklift certified.
“What I like most about working for Blair is the ability to do what I love with an amazing support system behind me,” Matherly said. “The environment here is very family- and goal-oriented, and there are many opportunities. Blair Construction has built a name for itself as a great place to work.”