The Branch Group fills new role for expanding MEP businesses

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August 16, 2018

With the acquisition of L.A. Lacy, The Branch Group, Inc. is expanding its Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing operations. This initiative required providing its MEP companies, G.J. Hopkins and L.A. Lacy, with the resources they need to expand in both existing and new markets.

Tim Wheeler, a former member of the Branch and Associates project management team with experience in both the General Construction and Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing businesses, will play a key part in facilitating this growth. Tim’s new role in Program Management for The Branch Group focuses on broadening the client base for our MEP businesses, allowing him to devote his time, talent, and attention to meeting client needs and matching them with our unique skills and capabilities.
The company’s concentrated MEP efforts will leverage the strength of The Branch Group, the individual strengths of G.J. Hopkins and L.A. Lacy, and the combined strengths of all three. These efforts in conjunction with the experience Tim brings to this new Program Management position equips The Branch Group with the tools to start building in the MEP community.
Headquartered in Roanoke, VA, Branch Group, Inc., touches all aspects of the built environment through G.J. Hopkins, Inc. (another MEP business), Branch Civil, Inc., and Branch and Associates, Inc.  The organization is committed to exemplary performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect. In 2017, Virginia Business Magazine ranked Branch Group, Inc., as the largest privately held company in Virginia, west of Richmond, and Engineering News-Record ranked The Branch Group, Inc., #209 of the Top 400 largest construction companies in the United States.
In 2017, Branch Group had total revenues of nearly $400 million and a workforce of over 800 employees. Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), it ensures that every employee has a vested interest in its success.