Like Father, Like Son: Growing Up in the Construction Industry and Choosing Your Path |

Keith Shifflett became interested in the construction industry at a young age because it allowed him to spend time with his dad, who was a self-employed plumbing and mechanical contractor. He spent his weekends and summer breaks working with him until he turned 17, and then he built a successful career at Virginia-based companies, including… Read more »

Building a Successful Career by Helping Others Succeed |

After getting out of the Army in 1987, Tim Southern needed to find a career, so he started working for the only company that seemed to be hiring in Waynesboro at the time, Brown & Root. He was hired as a pipefitter helper and started taking night classes on everything from hydronics and pneumatics to… Read more »


The Branch Group after the acquisition of L.A. Lacy It’s been almost three months since J. William Karbach, CEO of the Branch Group, Inc. announced the purchase of the assets of L.A. Lacy, Inc. According to Jeff Lewis, President of Lacy, the market has already responded to the acquisition favorably. “Our vendors, suppliers, and owners… Read more »