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Governor Northam Announces Braven Environmental to Create 52 New Jobs in Cumberland County

H&P staff is pleased to have been instrumental in helping land this important economic development project for Cumberland County.

Richmond, VA-

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Braven Environmental, a leader in deriving fuel from landfill-bound plastic, will invest $31.7 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Cumberland County’s shell building. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina and South Carolina for the project, which will create 52 new jobs. This is the first economic development announcement for Cumberland County since 2009.

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Source: Virginia Town & City Magazine

A downtown revitalization goes green (to get the green)

April 2020: By Town of Warsaw staff

Warsaw, VA-

Many localities across the country are home to least one abandoned or derelict mall or shopping center. Until recently, The Town of Warsaw was no exception with an abandoned strip mall covering nearly 12 acres just adjacent to the downtown area. So, when town leaders embarked upon a multi-million-dollar downtown revitalization the strip mall presented a problem. True, their revitalization plans included many of the beautification projects typically associated with such efforts; new brick sidewalks, decorative lighting and landscaping, gateway signage, and an overall improved aesthetic.

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Source: Virginia Town & City Magazine

Archaeologists uncover more signs of 18th-century life at historic property

April 9, 2019 : By Tobi Walsh Laukaitis/Liberty University News Service

Lynchburg, VA-

Mead’s Tavern, which sits on the border of nearby Campbell and Bedford counties, may look like an average home, but archaeologists have been uncovering artifacts beneath its surface that point to its colonial-era past.

In recent weeks, Liberty University students have volunteered to work alongside archaeologists during an excavation under the front porch. This semester marked the first time they have found coins on the property, two of which have dated back to the 18th century. Last month, archaeologists also uncovered a button from a uniform for Wayne’s Legion, an extension of the Continental Army which featured trained soldiers rather than militias under the command of Maj. General Anthony Wayne from 1792-1798. They also found two “large cent” coins dated 1798 and 1803, a 5-cent piece believed to be from the 1880s, many 18th- and 19th-century ceramics, as well as cut and wrought nails.

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Source: Liberty University

Sinkhole May Force Northwood off its Home Football Field

August 8, 2018

Saltville, VA

Northwood High School is scheduled to play its first home football game on Aug. 31 against Marion, but the biggest obstacle for the Panthers right now in their own stadium is the playing surface.

A sinkhole emerged near midfield on July 24 and school officials are currently in the process of trying to rectify the situation.

“A geotechnical engineer from Hurt & Proffitt came and did some sonar testing on the entire field,” said Northwood principal Jerad Ward.

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Source: SWVA Today

Water, Sewer Rates Studied

August 3, 2018

Appomattox, VA

The town of Appomattox is conducting a utility rate study concerning water and sewer rates.This comes amid news that the town received a $3.5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development to finish upgrading its wastewater system, including the demolition of the old trickling filter plant and installation of a pump station. A presentation and discussion of the utility rate study was held at the council workshop meeting July 24 at the Appomattox Municipal Building. The study is being conducted by Hurt & Proffitt, with Stacie Castro and Dennis Amos responsible for compiling the data and creating scenarios for discussion and consideration.

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Source: Times Virginian

Town of Bedford Looking to Increase D-Day connectivity to Centertown

July 31, 2018

Bedford, VA

More than fifty thousand people visit the National D-Day memorial in Bedford every year, but town leaders aren’t convinced they’re doing everything they can to capitalize on those visitors.

The town hired Hurt and Proffitt to conduct an engineering report studying connectivity opportunities“Having it is great, but enhancing it makes a great thing even better,” said Bart Warner, Town Manager of Bedford.

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Source: WDBJ7

Demolition of Superior Mills Buildings Under Way in Chilhowie

July 11, 2018

Chilhowie, VA

The former Superior Mills buildings in Chilhowie will soon be just a memory.

Demolition of the three buildings – that once housed a sock factory, grocery store, apartments and possibly a movie theater and other businesses in its more than 60-year history – began early Tuesday.

The site is being cleared as part of the Downtown Revitalization Project, the planning of which began seven years ago.

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Source: SWVA Today

Archaeologists seek another dig at former Greenfield Plantation Site

May 29, 2018

LynchburgArchaeologists are finishing conservation work on more than 10,000 artifacts found at the former Greenfield Plantation in Botetourt County.

After their dig in 2016, archaeologists Keith Adams and Randy Lichtenberger have spent the past two years cleaning, chemically treating and categorizing each piece found on what is now the Greenfield industrial park

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Source: The Martinsville Bulletin


Virginia Tobacco Commission Awards $6M in New Funding

May 24, 2018

Farmville—The Virginia Tobacco Commission says it will give $6 million in new funds for 27 projects designed to spur job growth in Southwest and Southside Virginia.

The commission met Tuesday in Farmville to approve the project funding. The commission approved $2.8 million for workforce development, $2.2 million for education programs and $1 million for a business park development.

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Source: The Roanoke Times

Botetourt’s Greenfield Plantation May Get Another Archaeological Dig

May 22, 2018

Botetourt Co.—Botetourt County has given archeologists the green light for a survey that, if it comes back positive, may lead to more digging at the Greenfield Plantation.

The slave quarters on the site were relocated in 2016 to make way for construction of the shell building in the budding business park. Archeologists dug before construction began, but say it was a rushed job because of the timeline.

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Source: WSLS 10

Chilhowie to Demolish Old Mill Building

May 21, 2018

CHILHOWIEAn eyesore for years is set to be removed as plans to demolish the former Superior Mills building in Chilhowie moves forward. The abandoned structure covers most of a block of Lee Highway across from the fire department and next door to a popular local restaurant. Removal of the building was one of the main reasons the town received a million dollar grant for revitalization that will begin a phased project to improve Main Street and its environs.

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Source: SWVA Today


6/8: Farm to Table Dinner in Blacksburg

May 15, 2018

BLACKSBURG—Make plans now to attend the second annual Virginia Cheese Fest Farm to Table dinner featuring live music, delightful wines, and flavorful cheese forward dishes prepared by the Palisades Restaurant and Hell’s Kitchen runner up Chef Torrece “T” Gregoire. The event, organized by the Blacksburg Partnership and sponsors Union Bank and Hurt & Proffitt will take place Friday, June 8 under the beautiful pavilion at Smithfield Plantation.

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Source: NRV News

New Section of Dick & Willie Passage set for the fall

May 10, 2018

AXTONNow that the political fights have been settled, when will the actual addition to the Dick & Willie Passage be completed? It turns out local residents won’t have to wait long.

The newest section of the trail may be ready for walkers, bikers, runners and others this fall, according to local officials.

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Source: Martinsville Bulletin

CVCC Announces Bif Johnson III as 50th Commencement Speaker

May 8, 2018

LYNCHBURG, VA – Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has announced that Mr. Wiley V. “Bif” Johnson III, CVCC graduate class of 1987, will be the Commencement Speaker for its 50th graduation ceremony on Thursday May 10, from 7-10 p.m., at the Liberty University Vines Center.

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Source: WSET

JE Dunn Construction will Manage $52 million Hospital Expansion at Fort Eustis

April 18, 2018

FORT EUSTIS— The consultant team includes JE Dunn, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, ME Group, Henderson Engineers, Mitchell Planning, Walker and Moore, Hurt and Proffitt, Bob D. Campbell and Company, EDI, Protection Engineering Consultants as well as local trade partners, Watson Electrical and Warwick …

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Source: Virginia Business

Town Council Reviewing Park Plans

March 22, 2018

FLOYD— The Floyd Town Council is hoping to add more parking. Will it be enough? At their meeting Thursday, Council members heard a plan to add about 30 parking spaces adjacent to the Warren G. Lineberry Park. Jessica Littlejohn presented three options from Hurt & Proffitt, an engineering firm the town engaged to develop plans for parking and drainage at the park.

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Floyd Town Council Approves Contracts

February 11, 2018

FLOYD —The Floyd Town Council approved two contracts at its meeting Thursday, February 1. The first was a professional services agreement with Hurt & Proffitt concerning the Warren G. Lineberry Park. The architectural and engineering firm will develop a conceptual plan for parking, drainage and playgrounds.

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Source: SWVA Today

Boones Mill Marks Start of Project to Stabilize Old Train Depot

January 30, 2018

BOONES MILL — Town officials and rail enthusiasts posed with shovels in hand Tuesday to celebrate restoration work that will soon begin on the historic Boones Mill train depot.

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Source: The Roanoke Times 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

January 12, 2018

RICHMOND — On January 12, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Bif Johnson, Hurt & Proffitt President/CEO, as an additional appointment to his Administration.

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Source: Secretary of the Commonwealth

City Council Approves New Hotel, Recycling Facility

January 9, 2018

LYNCHBURG — Lynchburg City Council gave the green light for a new hotel and an industrial food waste recycling facility at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

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Source: The News & Advance

Chilhowie Downtown Revitalization Project Moves Ahead

January 23, 2018

CHILHOWIE — Aspects of the Chilhowie Downtown Revitalization Project have seen a boost since the end of 2017 as property owners approve façade décor and the town and county work on phases of the drainage, streets and old buildings.

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Why H&P?

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.



H&P Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve.