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 …

Mike Armentrout Spain Commercial Construction Vice President

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. …


Like it was yesterday, Ashley Spain Morelos can remember seeing her Dad – Steve Spain, founder of Spain Commercial, Inc. – sitting at the small desk in her childhood home, book in hand, studying for his Class A Contractor’s License. “We’d beg him to stop, to come read us bedtime stories,” Morelos said. And he …

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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 …

Teresa Mosely Accounting Spain Commercial Inc. Construction

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 …

Steve Snell and Steve Spain

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 …

Debbi Gardner Commercial Construction Designer

There’s something about working on the Spain Commercial, Inc. team that’s like playing on a baseball team, Ryan Fleischmann will tell you. He would know. Today, Ryan serves as a Superintendent for Spain Commercial, Inc., but it was as a baseball pitcher in high school and college that he learned the culture of teamwork, of …

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