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!
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!
Ron Rouse, P.E., LEED AP BD+C has been hired as a Project Manager with responsibility for managing project progress and quality, preparing and monitoring project schedules, negotiating change order proposals, and maintaining communication with the owner and site superintendent throughout each phase of construction. Ron has over 40 years of experience working for various construction and engineering design firms in Hampton Roads. After receiving his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, Ron joined NAVFAC Atlantic as a Civil Engineer while also serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves as a Seabee with the Civil Engineer Corps. Ron later achieved his Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Old Dominion University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and North Carolina, he is LEED AP BD+C certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and he is certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as both an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).
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 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.