The Branch Group, Inc. Announces Certification in the Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program

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October 01, 2018

A COMMITMENT TO HIRE AND RETAIN VETERANS
As of August 2018, Branch Group and operating companies are now a Virginia Values Veterans V3-Certified company. They will be focusing their hiring and retention efforts to specifically hire and retain veterans.
 
“We believe that veterans, including guardsmen and reservists, do and will continue to play an essential role in the building of a competent and successful workforce. Many will be the future leaders of our business,” said Terry Keffer, Senior Vice President and Board Member at Branch Group.
 
The company received a certificate signed by Governor Ralph S. Northam acknowledging and certifying the company’s participation in the program.
 
A PROGRAM TO ENHANCE THE WORKFORCE
The Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program helps participating employers implement best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining highly-skilled employees who are veterans.
 
Virginia has the fastest growing veteran labor force in the United States. Over the next year, Branch Group expects to hire approximately 100 new employees in Virginia, with at least 10 being veterans.
 
“We’re excited about investing in a workforce of veterans and energizing Virginia’s economy through the V3 program,” said Keffer. “It’s good for Branch Group, it’s good for Virginia and it’s good for veterans and their families.”
 
ABOUT BRANCH GROUP
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.