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Building a Long-Term Career in a Changing Industry

Building a Long-Term Career in a Changing Industry

One of the three principles that guided Byron Hicks through his career in the construction industry is, “Work the metal, don’t let the metal work you.” It was instilled in him by his father, who was highly skilled in sheet metal fabrication. Byron followed in his...

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President Appointed to Governor’s business-led board

President Appointed to Governor’s business-led board

J. William Karbach, CEO of The Branch Group, is proud to share Governor Ralph Northam’s nominations announced Friday for his Virginia Board of Workforce Development (VBWD). We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ernie Caldwell, President of G. J. Hopkins, a...

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New Service Dispatcher Welcomed

Through our transition of Service Manager, it became evident that we were in the need of an HVAC Service Dispatcher.  This will allow us to focus more on meeting the needs of our clients both in how we respond to service calls, but also allow Vicky to devote more...

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A TURN IN THE TRADES

A TURN IN THE TRADES

G.J. Hopkins enjoys a highly successful year of apprenticeships Over the last four years, G.J. Hopkins has seen a steadily rising influx of apprentices join its ranks. According to the company’s President, Ernie Caldwell, the numbers have climbed from an average of...

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Talking To The Next Generation Of Construction

Talking To The Next Generation Of Construction

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Ernie Caldwell and Josh Mills attended a career fair at Franklin County High School. The goal of the visit was to introduce the students to our construction industry. Not only were we looking for prospective students who were interested in...

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Dana Science Building at Hollins University

Hollins University is celebrating their 175th anniversary with the renovation of the Dana Science Building, which is home to Hollins’ biology, chemistry, mathematics/statistics, physics, and psychology departments. The proximity of faculty offices, research and...

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Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

G.J. Hopkins, Inc. has been recognized by The National Safety Council with Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. This award recognizes companies with a lost time injury rate less than 50% of their industry average. It is the 9th consecutive year G.J. Hopkins has...

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Project Update: Monogram Foods, Martinsville, VA

Project Update: Monogram Foods, Martinsville, VA

Substantial completion of the project was successfully achieved on schedule. The owner has taken occupancy and is currently conducting product testing. The general contractor, as well as the owner, are very satisfied with the quality of G.J. Hopkins’ performance on...

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