News At A Glance

Congratulations to the newly elected WBC Board of Directors.

Chuck Claar, with R.W. Murray Co., will be serving as Chairman of the Board this year. The FY’22 board term runs October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

The WBC Nominating Committee has met and the slate of candidates listed below has been recommended for a vote of the membership at the annual business meeting on September 28, 2021.  The meeting and election will be held during the Fall Kickoff.

Chairman of the Board
Chuck Claar
R.W. Murray Co.

Bob Freas

1st Vice Chairman
Greg Koger
Holland & Knight

2nd Vice Chairman
Mike Holland
Boston Properties

3rd Vice Chairman
Christine Heffernan
Novel Communications

Rob Wenger
WCS Construction

Melissa Nelson

Immediate Past Chairman
W. Emerson Teer
DPR Construction

Directors (3-Year Term ending 9/30/2024)
  Kelly McGuire – Columbia Green Technologies
  Jared Oldroyd – Clark Construction Group
  David Stocks Jr. – Stocks General Contractors
  Mike Wilson – Carr City Centers

The following directors will continue to serve their current positions on the board:

Directors  (Term expires 9/30/2022)  
  Karen Cotton – HITT Contracting
  Greg LaRosa – Dynalectric Company
  Dave Singleton – Singleton Elecric

Directors  (Term expires 9/30/2023)  
  Reggie Jones – Fox Rothschild
  Layli Pietri – Balfour Beatty
  Bill Voigt – Siemens Industry

Respectfully submitted by the WBC Nominating Committee

Brett Snyder, Chairman


WBC is providing 10 volunteers on September 18 and October 16, to sort and pack food at the Capital Area Food Bank’s DC distribution center. The volunteer community is one of the charitable organization’s most important resources. Each year, volunteers save the food bank millions of dollars while helping to feed the DMV community. The WBC Community Services Committee is coordinating this outstanding monthly volunteer opportunity.

Capital Food Bank
DC Distribution Center
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, 20017


We are looking for volunteers (limit to 10 volunteers per month) to help on the following dates:

September 18 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

October 16 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Volunteers must be at least 12 years old!

About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, we source and distribute the food for over 45 million meals.

The WBC Membership Services Committee would like to welcome the following new members:


Capitol Drywall, Inc.
Capitol Drywall serves our clients with the highest quality of drywall, framing, insulation, rough carpentry, and acoustical systems installation.


The Christman Company
Full service general contractor and construction management firm with specialties in Historic Preservation, Government contracts, Educational facilities, and Health care.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Justin Peak – Jeremy Goodwin

Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates is a full-service CPA, technology and wealth advisory firm serving the complete financial needs of businesses, nonprofits and families.  We help construction, real estate, architecture and engineering businesses grow through accounting, tax and consulting services.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Taylor Dean – Brian Nichols

Sorensen Gross Company
Provide exemplary construction services to those who own, build, operate and maintain facilities.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Eric Tievy – Rabih Zahnan

Tammal Enterprises, Inc.
Tammal Demolition is a family owned and operated demolition and environmental services firm established in 1988. Our knowledge and experience comes from a long line of demolition projects throughout the United States with our roots remaining at home in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Tammal’s purpose is to continue as a leader in the dismantling and wrecking industry through sustaining a culture of innovation, safety, integrity, and respect for our employees, clients and the environment.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Tyler Greene, Michael Greene, Mike Greene


Emotive Architecture, PLLC
Emotive provides Architecture and Interior Design services for multiple project types with a collaborative approach.

REPRESENTATIVE: Aubrey Jason Grant

Preferred Capitol Cleaners, LLC
We are a small women owned business, that specializes in post construction, multi-family, janitorial and residential cleaning. After working in this industry for other commercial cleaning companies for a combined 17 years, Ana and Illissa decided to branch out and do it for themselves.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Ana Chicas McNamara – Illissa Figueroa

Press Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Mechanical contractors. Plumbing & mechanical services.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Martin Press – Brian Chatfield

Res/Com Solutions LLC
Established interior tenant improvements general contractor in the DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia region.


The WBC Membership Services Committee would like to welcome the following new members:


Construction Risk Partners
We are construction specialists. Our specialization enables us to have a deep understanding of each client’s business environment, allowing us to design customized products and services that actively deliver value. We do not accept “one size fits all” solutions and enjoy challenging the status quo.
We are a nimble, solutions-focused company that is solely motivated to help our clients achieve their goals. Our position and influence within the marketplace, our unique pool of specialist intellectual capital, and our familiarity with our clients’ businesses allow us to provide tailored insurance and surety solutions and deliver better results..

REPRESENTATIVE:   Kyle Narkiewicz


Ralli Consulting LLC
Ralli Consulting provides services throughout the program, We develop and oversee the award of contracts, budgets, schedules, manage the construction, necessary inspections, reporting and communications.


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On May 20, 2021 WBC hosted the Federal Small Business Requirements Seminar presented by Carrie Lieberman, Small Business & Federal Compliance Manager at Grunley Construction Company and Layli Pietri, Diversity Director at Balfour Beatty Construction.

They presented an overview of the Federal Small Business Requirements and Eligibility from both a Large Business and Small Business Perspective.

PDF Presentation Video Presentation

The WBC Membership Services Committee would like to welcome the following new members:


Scheibel Construction
Scheibel Construction is a fourth-generation family-owned business. Serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Delaware, we specialize in construction management, general contracting, Owner representation, design/build, and LEED-certified construction.

REPRESENTATIVE:   Kristen Bailey Doty

Timmons Group
Timmons Group provides civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical, GISI geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Our clients receive more than just the best engineering and professional services available. Our specialized market sector expertise makes us trusted advisors and valuable consultants on our clients’ projects – from conception through completion.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Mike Newman – Jeff Smeraldo


Communications Express
Full service Radio Communications Company, and we have been serving customers in Maryland, Virginia & the Washington DC Metro area for more than 15 years. We are authorized dealers of both Motorola and Hytera brand radios and accessories. We are also a Virginia DMBE Certified Small and Minority owned business.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Theo Meyyappan – Jorge Chaverri

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Inside Sales Representative
Senior Estimator
Sales Representative


Washington, DC – It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2021 WBC Craftsmanship Awards winners!

We received 278 nominations throughout the ten entry categories. It is with great pride that we recognize the men and women who have shown their work to be truly outstanding this year.

The skill of the craftsmen involved with these winning entries exemplifies the high standards upon which Craftsmanship Awards was founded. The Craftsmanship Awards program will be presented in a virtual format again this year in August.

Please visit the WINNERS page for a complete list.

Joseph Dabbs
2021 WBC Craftsmanship Awards Chairman

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