V&G crews assisted in cleaning up debris and making road repairs in the aftermath of flooding in Buchanan County, VA. The emergency work began in mid-June and ran through mid-September, affecting about six miles of roadway along Route 700 and Route 650. Crews built a poured-in-place concrete wall to hold the slope beside the roadway, cleaned out ditches, replaced drainage pipes and added additional pipes under the roadway to prevent future flood damage. V&G performed similar flood clean-up and repair work last year in Wyoming County, West Virginia.
Three V&G Supervisors “Un-Retire” To Help With WV Flood Repairs
(3rd Quarter 2001)
Vecellio & Grogan has long been known for its commitment to the local community. But even retired employees can show the same commitment.
After the recent floods in southern West Virginia, V&G received three contracts in Wyoming County for emergency road and bridge repairs. With its management personnel on other projects, V&G turned to three retired supervisors for help. All three immediately answered the call.
Mike Sherwood, Sam Gibson and Charlie Redden — with more than 120 years at V&G combined — temporarily came out of retirement to help with the extra work. Mike is overseeing Cabin Creek Rd. repairs, while Sam is supervising the Davis St. Bridge project. Charlie stepped in to help run a quarry job, freeing up another supervisor for the Baileysville Rd./Rte. 97 flood repairs. The emergency work is expected to last for one to two months.
Special thanks also go to Larry McLaughlin and Dante Castrodale for all the extra coordination effort they have put forth on these projects.