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About G.J. Hopkins

Mechanical and electrical contracting in Roanoke, Virginia.

Based in Roanoke, Virginia, G.J. Hopkins is one of Virginia’s largest and most respected mechanical, electrical, and service contractors. We have provided reliable, top-quality service since 1958 and maintain a staff of dedicated, experienced personnel who are committed to the highest standards of integrity and performance.

Our building construction company has performed mechanical, electrical, sheet metal, technology, and 24-hour services for many of the largest and most technically sophisticated corporations in Virginia and our surrounding states. G.J. Hopkins is licensed to operate in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Our Mechanical, Electrical, Service, Controls, and Special Projects divisions offer services to a diverse group of markets, including the health care, industrial and manufacturing, research development, and higher education industries.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

As a 100% employee-owned business, we encourage our employee owners to promote and work for the success of the company by providing them with an economic stake (shares) in the company. This plan is called an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

In short, employees accumulate stock in the company, at no cost to the employee. This program serves a two-pronged purpose:

  • Our employee-ownership program creates a rewarding retirement benefit for our employees.
  • Our employee-ownership program provides a means to continue the company for future generations.

Distinction between
an ESOP and a Typical 401(k)

G.J. Hopkins funds the ESOP plan entirely. Employees do not, and in fact, cannot make contributions. Meanwhile, a typical 401(k) plan is supported by employees through payroll deductions and matched by company funding.

As of December 2019, the market balance is about $22.3 million of assets in the 401(k).

employee owned

TESTIMONIALS

For over 15 years GJ Hopkins has been the primary HVAC contractor and service agent for all the HVAC needs for the VTCRC. They have installed and maintain the mechanical facilities for over 26 lab, manufacturing , and technical buildings here housing some of the most advanced and technical computing services in the world, including the VT super computers as well as the VT administrative computers. In addition they provide service and maintenance for numerous computing facilities owned by the over 140 private technology companies located here in the Corporate Research Center.
Paul Fleming, PHD

Director of Facilities and Data Services, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

I am writing this letter to thank your company, GJ Hopkins, for a job well done on finishing the Magna Vista High School HVAC renovations job. During the course of the construction, your company has shown diligence and dedication to finish work in time, which greatly benefited our students.

I realize there were many individuals working countless hours to complete this project on time. However, I would like to call special attention to the following team who was instrumental in working with our staff on a daily basis: Mike Bowling, Barry Johnson, Randy Mays, Chuck Moore, and Kendall Dodd.

There were few problems on this project, but when issues arose, each member of this team made sure they were handled in a timely manner. Their attention to the specifics of the construction as well as proper scheduling has been very remarkable, resulting in a job well done.

Again I would like to express my gratitude in providing a first class project that will benefit Henry County Public Schools for years to come. We would not hesitate to refer GJ Hopkins to other organizations that may also be in need of quality services from a contractor.

I hope that this would be the start of our continuous relationship and future success.

Keith A. Scott

Supervisor of Facilities Maintenance, Henry County Public Schools

Mark C. McConnell, AIAI am writing this letter to thank your company, GJ Hopkins, for a job well done on finishing the Magna Vista High School HVAC renovations job. During the course of the construction, your company has shown diligence and dedication to finish work in time, which greatly benefited our students.

I realize there were many individuals working countless hours to complete this project on time. However, I would like to call special attention to the following team who was instrumental in working with our staff on a daily basis: Mike Bowling, Barry Johnson, Randy Mays, Chuck Moore, and Kendall Dodd.

There were few problems on this project, but when issues arose, each member of this team made sure they were handled in a timely manner. Their attention to the specifics of the construction as well as proper scheduling has been very remarkable, resulting in a job well done.

Again I would like to express my gratitude in providing a first class project that will benefit Henry County Public Schools for years to come. We would not hesitate to refer GJ Hopkins to other organizations that may also be in need of quality services from a contractor.

I hope that this would be the start of our continuous relationship and future success.

Leo Stiltner

Director Technical Services, Technology Services Group

I am writing this letter to thank your company, GJ Hopkins, for a job well done on finishing the Magna Vista High School HVAC renovations job. During the course of the construction, your company has shown diligence and dedication to finish work in time, which greatly benefited our students.

I realize there were many individuals working countless hours to complete this project on time. However, I would like to call special attention to the following team who was instrumental in working with our staff on a daily basis: Mike Bowling, Barry Johnson, Randy Mays, Chuck Moore, and Kendall Dodd.

There were few problems on this project, but when issues arose, each member of this team made sure they were handled in a timely manner. Their attention to the specifics of the construction as well as proper scheduling has been very remarkable, resulting in a job well done.

Again I would like to express my gratitude in providing a first class project that will benefit Henry County Public Schools for years to come. We would not hesitate to refer GJ Hopkins to other organizations that may also be in need of quality services from a contractor.

I hope that this would be the start of our continuous relationship and future success.

Thomas L. McKeon, Ed. D.

Executive Director, Roanoke Higher Education Center

G J Hopkins provided the plumbing and HVAC systems during the recent construction of the 326,000sf, Pepsi Bottling Plant in Wythewille, VA. This project was a fast-tracked project that involved an aggressive schedule and required extensive coordination of the details in a timely manner to stay ahead of construction. activities. GJ Hopkins proactively worked with the design team and Pepsi to protect the schedule and to maintain the highest quality standards obtainable. Due to the advancement in technology of the process equipment many changes were necessary during construction in order to accommodate the new equipment design and the changes were handled in an expeditious manner. It was your firm’s dedication and attention to the plumbing and mechanical scope that helped to ensure a successful project for Pepsi.

We are grateful for our association with G J Hopkins on this project and we highly recommend your firm for any future work.

William J. Goggins

Senior Project Manager, Clancy & Theys Construction Company

I am writing this letter to you to inform you of certain observations I have made concerning the work of the personnel assigned to the Roanoke Higher Education Center project. The quality of the work installed by your men has been outstanding, particularly given the extremely tight building constraints and compressed schedule of this project. The men in the field have worked like true craftsmen under difficult circumstances and the results of their work have not been lost on those who have toured the project.

My compliments extend particularly to Martin Shrewsbury who rises successfully to the challenges presented by both the engineering design and the existing building. Kelly Hubert has also shown himself to be a flexible team player who is to be commended for his communication and coordination abilities. While there have been change orders and additional costs to the owner, most of these have been due to changes made by the owner and the constraints of the existing building and the amounts requested to date have been reasonable.

Mark C. McConnell, AIA

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