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Superintendent Eddie Atkins brings over three decades of experience to Blair Construction

A nearby native of Danville and a current resident of Callands, VA, Eddie Atkins joined Blair Construction in 1998 as a superintendent. Several decades later, he’s still using his vast experience to uphold company values and lead the Blair Construction team to success. “In my 33 years of construction experience, I’ve never seen a company bring such a personal touch to each project as Blair Construction,” Atkins said. “The company President (Tim Clark) is involved

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Maddox joins Blair as assistant project manager

After growing up in nearby Evington, Va., Ryan Maddox’s academic and professional career took him around the western portion of the Commonwealth, from Lynchburg to Farmville to Roanoke. Now the Hampden-Sydney College graduate is returning to the area where he grew up as an assistant project manager for Blair Construction. In his new role, Maddox assists Blair’s project managers in numerous capacities, including estimating, coordinating, and managing ongoing projects; working frequently with customers, both new

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Blair Construction to renovate Campbell County’s Brookville High School

Gretna, Va. – Campbell County selected Gretna-based Blair Construction to complete $47 million in renovations for Brookville High School.  “Blair Construction is honored to receive the Brookville High School renovation project,” said Timothy Clark, president of Blair Construction. “We take great pride in building facilities that support strong communities, and the revitalized Brookville High School will do just that.”  Blair Construction presented its proposal to the local school board and supervisors in June of 2023.

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Blair Construction awarded contract for Amelon Commerce Center

Gretna, Va. – Blair Construction received a $7 million contract to construct a multi-tenant building for Amelon Commerce Center in Amherst County, Virginia.  “Blair Construction is excited to be working with the Amherst Economic Development Authority on the new Amelon Commerce Center,” said Timothy Clark, president of Blair Construction. “Furthering local economic development is one of our foremost goals in the projects we take on, and we look forward to seeing what this new building

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Vice President of Estimation Ken BeCraft brings 38 years of experience to team

Ken BeCraft joined the Blair Construction team in 1985 at a time of significant growth for the company. He had no idea what the future would hold for the family-owned firm.  “Mr. Blair’s commitment to grow and take on larger projects has been very successful,” he said. “Blair’s largest project in 1985 was in the $2 million range. Now we are building $40 million to $50 million schools and, recently, an $80 million-plus new beverage

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Superintendent Jesse Pruitt brings three decades of experience to Blair Construction team

In his more than 30 years with Blair Construction, superintendent Jesse Pruitt has worked on more projects than he can remember. But when asked his favorite, he doesn’t hesitate to answer.  “Building Mr. and Mrs. Blair’s house was really a compliment to me,” he said. “Mr. Blair owns our company, and he could have had anyone build his house. But he came to me during a house build and asked me how I felt about

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Veteran shop tech Paul Towler helps keeps Blair running

There are few employees at Blair Construction whose impact is as far-reaching as Paul Towler’s. As the company’s shop technician, the Climax, Virginia, native services nearly every vehicle and piece of heavy equipment in Blair’s fleet — meaning his handiwork extends to every construction project in Blair’s portfolio. For more than 30 years, Towler has kept Blair’s team on the road and kept Blair’s equipment in working order. From trucks to pile drivers and everything

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Administrative professional and payroll specialist Peyton Hogan joins Blair team

Bolstering its team of local professionals, Blair Construction announced the addition of Altavista, Virginia native Peyton Hogan as accounts payable and payroll administrator. Since joining Blair in March of 2023, Hogan has overseen the payroll process for Blair Construction while also managing accounting records and business transactions, working with project managers on vendor and data management, and performing other administrative duties.  Hogan has held administrative assistant and payroll management positions at a number of businesses

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Blair completes construction on state-of-the-art CMA building

After over two years of intense planning and hard work, Blair Construction is proud to announce the completion of the Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA). Collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), Blair has meticulously constructed a state-of-the-art building on the IALR campus in Danville, Virginia, that will serve the manufacturing industry for years to come. A Blair project from start to finish, the seamless completion of the CMA serves as a

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Blair strengthens team through addition of Human Resources/Project Administrator Megan Hamlett

Strengthening a team that prides itself on regional expertise and relationship building, Gretna native Megan Hamlett joined Blair Construction, Inc. as human resources/project administrator in March 2023. Born and raised in Gretna, home of Blair Construction, Hamlett graduated from nearby Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, Va., and earned her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University where she studied business administration with an emphasis on project management. “The role of human resources/project administrator is crucial to our

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Gretna native Birdsall steps in as assistant project coordinator

Returning to the town she has called home since elementary school, Gretna native Casey Birdsall joined Blair Construction, Inc.’s team as an assistant project coordinator in January of 2023. A Gretna High School and Liberty University graduate, Birdsall assists with both customer-facing and business-related elements of Blair Construction projects. She helps manage schedules and contracts; assists with account intake, setup, and billing; works with subcontractors; reviews documents, including shop drawings, submittals, and approvals; and assists

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Moore lays groundwork at Blair Construction for 40 years and counting

When Billy Moore graduated high school in 1982, his first priority was to find a job. More than 40 years later, he’s still an integral part of the Blair Construction team. A native of Gretna, Virginia, Moore joined the Blair Construction family in 1982, initially because it was within walking distance of his family home. Fred Blair, who at that point was only six years into his tenure as the company’s owner after taking over

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