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Meet the Intern: Forrest Vaughn

Jul 23, 2019

Name

Forrest Vaughn

School

Virginia Tech

Expected Graduation

May of 2020

Hobbies

My hobbies include guitar, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and playing the occasional video game. I grew up in a small, rural town where there was not much to do other than go outside and enjoy your surroundings.

Why Construction?

Growing up I spent a lot of time with my grandfather, who was a carpenter, building an assortment of things around his house. This is where my initial interest in construction came from and I continued to pursue that interest in high school with multiple carpentry classes at the technical school connected to my high school. While in high school I realized I wanted to go to college and do more than just a trade school, and that is when I found the Building Construction program at Virginia Tech.

Career Goal

In the future, I see my true career goal being to start my own construction business with my father being my partner. I want to gain all the knowledge I can now, so that later in my life I can create this business and be as successful as possible.

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 www.branchgroup.com or branchcareers.com to learn more.

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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.