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Meet the Intern: John Recktenwald

Jul 10, 2019

NAME

John Recktenwald

SCHOOL

George Mason University

EXPECTED GRADUATION

Spring of 2020

HOBBIES

In my spare time, I enjoy reading Fantasy and Sci-fi novels, forging various things in my blacksmith forge, playing video games, and working on side projects like a plastic recycling machine and a 220lb battlebot to compete in the Robogames.

WHY CONSTRUCTION?

I am an architectural engineering major but I have an interest in construction because I’ve always had an interest in buildings.

CAREER GOAL

My long-term career goal is to become the leader of a major project team or join the upper management of a company I enjoy working for.

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.

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.