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Meet The Intern: Cole Childress

Jun 13, 2019


Cole Childress


Virginia Military Institute


May of 2020


I am musically gifted, I play multiple instruments, and I love to fish, hunt, and shoot.


Construction has always been interesting to me ever since I was little. LEGOs were one of my favorite things to play with and as I grew, the aspiration to build also grew. Structures going up and how to keep them up is has been my favorite things to learn about thus far in my schooling.


My long term career goal is to get into the structural design of buildings, hopefully, custom houses but that’s right now with little actual experience of what a large engineering firm is like, and prospectively going back to school to get a degree in architecture and be able to do both designing and engineering of buildings.


About Branch

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Branch touches all aspects of the built environment. As a full-service construction solutions partner, Branch is committed to exceptional performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

Branch has total revenues of over $500 million and a workforce of more than 1,000 employee-owners. Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Branch ensures every employee has a vested interest in its success. Visit or to learn more.

Safety Month 2024

Safety Month 2024

The numbers are staggering: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry. This is a number that Branch takes seriously. Very seriously. Every Voice Matters: Every idea, every suggestion, every voice...

Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety

Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever. Some call it spring. But for Branch, a construction firm headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, it’s called “orange barrel season.” Because with warmer weather comes road and bridge repairs. National...

Branch Builds: Accredited Quality Contractor for second year

Branch Builds: Accredited Quality Contractor for second year

Branch Builds, a premier construction firm headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, was named a 2023 Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the second year in a row.

Branch Builds was bestowed this honor because of its commitment to corporate responsibility in five key areas: quality, safety, talent management, craft, and management education, and community relations.