About Us

Photo was taken at the northwest corner of Granby Street and City Hall Avenue in 1910


Est. 1908

The Builders & Contractors Exchange was founded in 1908 and led by our first president, Mr. E. D. Hobbs “to bring the various branches of the construction industry closer in touch with each other.”  Today our objective to “bring about cooperation and a general uplifting of the business” has not changed.

Our Vision

We believe that our service, and the benefits we provide to the construction industry, make the Builders & Contractors Exchange vital to the continued success of the construction industry in the greater Hampton Roads area.

To ensure this success, the staff and Board of Directors of the Exchange, make every effort to develop and implement effective services relevant to the changes of the construction industry.

We are dedicated to serve the members of the Exchange with diligence, innovation, and quality teamwork.


Promoting a spirit of cooperation and good will among its members and among those participating in or interested in the construction industry.


Cooperating with other groups, associations, or professional societies existing or formed for like purposes.


Advising its members of new developments in the industry through the publication of a bulletin, through the securing of plans and specifications of new and proposed work, and in any other way that will assist its members to keep in touch with new and additional work.


Supporting legislation in the interest of the construction industry and the community; opposing legislation contrary to such interests.


Formulating and promoting policies and procedures regarding invitations for bids, bidding, and contracting which are in the best interests of the membership and the community.


Serving the various levels of government and the community with standing or special committees in matters wherein the special knowledge of its members can be of value, but not inconsistent with the aims of the Exchange.

Officers & Directors



President Harry L. Davis III Sussex Development Corporation
First Vice President Mary Thompson Superior Marble & Stone, Inc.
Second Vice President Michael W. Anderson Riverside Brick & Supply Co., Inc.
Third Vice President Sherri L. Miles J.D. Miles & Sons, Inc.
Treasurer William Gresham, Jr. E. T. Gresham Company, Inc.
Secretary William Crocker Hoy Construction, Inc.





One-Year Term


Daniel J. Grygo Hampton Roads Bonding
Ed Jost Overhead Door Co. of Norfolk
Eric Stichler Blueridge General, Inc.

Two-Year Term


Jeff Cash Warwick Mechanical Group
Jessie Richardson Bay Diesel & Generators
Michael L. Sterling Vandeventer Black LLP


PAST PRESIDENTS (Scroll down to see past Presidents, *Red Denotes Deceased)


George G. Parker 2016 W. Collins Gooch 1988 W. R. Maul 1960
Jeff W. Knowles 2015 D. Leroy Spencer, Jr. 1987 C. E. Thurston, Jr. 1959
R. Thomas Hitt, Jr. 2014 Roy E. Spears, Jr. 1986 R. Forrest Fowler 1958
Ronald K. McIntosh 2013 Harry L. Montgomery 1985 R. C. Dorey, Sr. 1957
Michael F. Meehan 2012 Manning C. Merritt 1984 William A. Cox, Jr. 1956
James K. Shea 2011 Richard D. Tuttle 1983 George H. Burton, Jr. 1955
Robert H. Ashburner 2010 William T. Armistead 1982 R. R. Richardson 1953-1954
Douglas L. Haislip 2009 Jack G. Barr 1981 E. A. Haycox 1951-1952
Don R. Johnson 2008 Harold C. Hoy 1980 L. E. Dalton 1950
Doyle A. Palmer 2007 S. Norwood Richardson 1979 W.T. Gregory 1948-1949
Kenneth F. Morris 2006 James V. Powell, Jr. 1978 W. C. Whitehead 1946-1947
B. Christopher Moring III 2005 Richard W. Lynch* 1977 J. C. Stephens 1944-1945
Brian A. Geary 2004 Charles T. Lambert 1976 J. T. Nichols 1942-1943
Mark J. Hourigan 2003 Robert E. Kersey 1975 V. J. Mirabella 1940-1941
Robert M. Kirby, P.E. 2002 Walter P. Conrad, Jr. 1974 H. C. Hofheimer II 1939
Johnnie L. Spencer 2001 Walter L. Tucker, Jr. 1973 E. L. Whitehurst 1937-1938
Alex J. Bradley III 2000 Frank J. Hooks 1972 W. A. Garlette 1935-1936
Allan T. Sivils 1999 N. G. Wilson III 1971 J. A. Hagan 1933-1934
George H. Burton III 1998 Donald D. Miller 1970 J. J. Collins 1932
William E. Chitty II 1997 Everette K. Wilson 1969 Ira Cahoon 1930-1931
E. G. Middleton III 1996 William E. Chitty 1968 J. J. Shanahan 1927-1929
Richard C. Hudson, Jr. 1995 Lee B. Duke 1967 A. Lee Ribble 1924-1926
James L. Craig III 1994 Marvin W. Lucas 1966 E. B. Griffin 1921-1923
R. Keith Hathaway 1993 Stanley Waranch 1965 A. B. Consolvo 1918-1920
Elizabeth A. Twohy 1992 E. George Middleton, Jr. 1964 M. A. Williams 1915-1917
Robert H. McKenzie, Jr. 1991 Rhea L. Walker, Jr. 1963 E. L. Myers 1912-1914
Alvin D. Davidson 1990 J. Wesley Snow, Jr. 1962 Perry W. Ruth 1910-1911
Robert H. Wells 1989 W. O. Sherman 1961 E. D. Hobbs 1908-1909