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Carl Shields Earns CMC

Project Manager Carl Shields has earned the designation of Certified Construction Manager (CCM) issued by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), an independent arm of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The CCM is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and it is considered to be the gold standard of certifications for the construction industry. For additional information about the CMAA and the Construction Management credentialing process, visit

Welcome Site Superintendent, Scott Johnson!

David “Scott” Johnson joins E.T. Gresham as a Project Superintendent with more than 30 years of construction experience. His past experience includes oversite and management of new construction and renovations, and he has a history of completing projects on time and on budget. Scott is jumping right in as superintendent for an administrative building renovation at the HRSD Williamsburg Treatment Plant.

Christina Gonzales – New Admin. Assistant

Christina Gonzales recently joined E.T. Gresham as an Administrative Assistant, responsible for supporting project managers and estimators in our Construction Division. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration (BSBA) with a Major in Accounting from Holy Angel University in Angeles, Philippines and she has prior experience working in the construction industry. Outside of work, Christina is a music lover, foodie, and avid traveler. She enjoys visiting the many Philippine islands, saying, “If you ask me to spell FUN, I will spell BEACH!”

Michelle Heide Promoted to Project Manager

E.T. Gresham Company is excited to announce that Michelle Heide has been promoted to Project Manager. Heide began working in the construction industry soon after graduating ODU with a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology. Since joining the Gresham team as a Project Engineer in 2018, she has achieved her LEED Green Associate certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and worked on a variety of projects, including Surry County Rescue Squad + Emergency Operations Center, Hope Springs Veterinary Clinic in Virginia Beach, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Gross Anatomy Lab, and several historic projects.

Outside of her primary job duties, she is involved in corporate business development–recently joining Norfolk’s Downtown 100 (DT100)–and serves as company liaison for our Construction Management tool, Procore. Her proactive approach to Project Management, positive feedback from project team members, and successful client relations have built the foundation for Heide to thrive as Project Manager.

Perhaps eclipsing these many accomplishments, Heide is one of our youngest employees to hold this position and the first female Project Manager in the company’s 104+ years!

Gresham Gives Back – Toys for Tots 2020

2020 has been a challenge, and it seems we are all looking for bits of joy and hope wherever we can find them. This Christmas, we spread holiday cheer by donating to Toys for Tots—employees rallied to fill our lobby with lots of new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children in Hampton Roads. This has been a dark year, and in Christmas, we find some light.

Happy Holidays, from your friends at E.T. Gresham!

Thomas Fortney Promoted to Pre-Production Manager

Thomas Fortney was promoted to Pre-Production Manager with Gresham Steel. His new responsibilities include streamlining practices and procedures to ensure steel fabrication projects are on time and on budget. He has been with E.T. Gresham since 2016, working with the construction division at various job sites and in the Gresham Steel fabrication shop. Thomas graduated from ODU in May 2020 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology and a concentration in structural steel design.

Tony Griffin Promotion – General Superintendent

Tony Griffin has been promoted to General Superintendent for E.T. Gresham’s construction division. Tony has over 38 years of experience directing full scope construction projects for commercial, industrial, educational and government clients. His new responsibilities include overseeing the labor/equipment force, coordinating schedules with project managers and superintendents, training field crews to use project management software, and attending internal project turnover meetings.