The Making of a Construction Leader: From Helper to President

The Making of a Construction Leader: From Helper to President

Becoming the president of a company wasn’t something Ernie Caldwell initially thought about when he started in the construction industry. He earned his associate degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Western Community College and tried to get an entry-level...

Turning a Job Into a Career You Enjoy

An eager high school graduate ready to start making money, Freddie Martin started working in the construction industry around 1969. Progressive Products, a local MEP company, hired him as an apprentice; he completed their six-week program and has been working ever...
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...