“I’m right where I belong.” “This is where I’m meant to be.” “I’m going to be here for the rest of my life.” Get Ben Lawrence talking about the work he does at Spain Commercial, Inc. as a Project Manager and Estimator and it’s not the hammer and nails he focuses on. It’s the culture …

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The amazing thing about the construction business is you can see the impact of the work you do. Take a company with a dream to expand their warehouse, or a medical practice that wants to build a new doctor’s office. An architect draws up the plans – that you can see. A framer puts up …

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Give him a few minutes and Mike Armentrout can list off dozens of ways the commercial construction industry has changed over the last few decades. Armentrout has been at it so long, he jokes, that he’s now getting hired to go in and renovate the very buildings he built 20 years ago. Design trends have …

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A microwave and Steve Spain. Ask Eddie Betz how he made his way from being the son of a teenage mother, surviving a challenging childhood, fathering three children by the time he was 20, taking a left turn in life, and then returning back to the right path, and you’ll hear a story ripe for …


Getting started and then crossing the finish line. For runners, those are two critical points. More specifically, it’s the first .2 miles after lacing up shoes to hit the pavement, where you have to get your mind right and focused on the task at hand, or it’s the last .2 miles of a marathon itself. …


Numbers have always come easy to Teresa Moseley. Especially in construction, she said. Perhaps it’s because she comes by it naturally. Moseley joined the Spain Commercial, Inc. team in the accounting department in 2017 following a life of working and living around the construction industry. Originally from Newport News, Moseley went to Ferguson High School …

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Construction wasn’t a dream, per se, for Brandon Cosentino. At first, as a young teenager, it was a means to supporting his family. “My Dad passed away when I was 15,” Brandon said. “I had to help Mom pay bills and make sure everything was financially straight.” So he took advantage of a summer job …

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Back in 1993, on one hot, Virginia summer day, all 17-year-old Steve Snell wanted to do was get to the mall to spend the money burning a hole in his pocket. But when he got to the bus stop at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, where he was faced with a two-hour layover …

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Ask Renal Loit to tell you about Estonia and his face lights up. His words flow freely, describing a country in line on the same latitude with Vermont, complete with similar climate, rolling hills and half of its borders overlooking water. The people are a conservative bunch, loyal to their country and full of pride …

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As a little girl growing up in Newport News, Debbi Gardner would look at the newspaper – in the days when they would publish sample house plans – and pull out her own notebook to design and draw her own versions. You could say she knew from an early age that her brain worked well …

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