Service, Integrity, Quality.
Haymes Brothers, Inc. is a second-generation family-owned general contracting business established in 1965. After 50 years of experience in private and public sector work, our areas of expertise include site preparation, and road, bridge, and dam construction.
In spite of the industry changes and adapting required to remain competitive in the industry over the past 50 years, HBI remains true to the values that have made us successful since 1965: service, integrity, and quality.
Mission & Core Values
The mission of Haymes Brothers is two-fold:
To provide excellent service and quality products to our clients while remaining true to our hard-earned reputation of prioritizing safety, integrity, and diligent work ethic;
And to foster and maintain a staff of dedicated, experienced, and proud employees, which will result in long standing relationships in the industry and the forging of new associations
Dedication to faith: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. - Colossians 3:23
Integrity: All interactions with clients and employees are approached with an open honesty- Haymes Brothers is true to its word.
Humility: Responsibly perform our work with pride, while respecting the boundaries of our given role and understanding the importance of teamwork in our business.
Respect: Providing our clients and employees with the peace of mind that their interests are valued and securing a relationship of mutual trust is of utmost importance.
Quality: Maintain safe and orderly work sites to provide in-budget and on-schedule products that perform, functionally and aesthetically, exactly how the client intended.
Gratitude: Being humbled with thankfulness for those that work with us and those that work for us, and the opportunity to serve our local communities through our work.
Haymes Brothers has made an unwavering commitment to strive to be an accident free workplace throughout our company. Our team approach to “safety-first” is a mentality that has taken shape within our people and outreached to our trade partners through the implementation of our corporate safety program.
We fulfill this commitment through our site-specific safety plans, training, planning, and personal accountability on the job. With Haymes Brothers core values of Service, Integrity, and Respect, we believe in building the future and preserving the past together, and safely seeing our employees go home to their families each day.
50 Years Of Experience
Haymes Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1965 by brothers Bill and Charlie Haymes. At the time, they primarily worked as a residential sewer and septic installation contractor operating in Danville, VA and surrounding areas.
As the brothers' reputation for honesty and quality workmanship grew in the residential sector, opportunities to perform related commercial work developed. Soon the brothers were sub-contracting with larger construction companies to build concrete headwalls, box culverts and paved ditches.
By the early 1970's the Haymes Brothers equipment fleet, expertise, and manpower grew such that they were able to successfully bid and perform various site-work projects. From grading and excavating to concrete bridge and dam construction, HBI was transforming from a residential contractor to a well-respected heavy civil contractor.
Bill's son Andy and Charlie's son Chuck were involved with Haymes Brothers since their early childhood. Throughout late adolescence and early manhood, both boys worked their way through the ranks with the eventual goal of following in their fathers' footsteps. By the late 1990s, Andy and Chuck earned leadership roles in the company as the head of the concrete division and the site preparation division, respectively.
In 2001 Andy and Chuck purchased the company from their fathers and the company has continued to grow and prosper. Payroll ranges from 180-250 employees, dependent on the workload.
C.O Haymes, Jr. "Chuck"
Chuck grew up in the company but began to work officially in 1987 as an equipment operator. From there he worked his way through the ranks of HBI, learning each job as he progressed. In the early 1990’s he was promoted to foreman and superintendent shortly thereafter. Over the last 28 years Chuck oversaw many simultaneous multimillion dollar projects including earthen dams and state highway projects. He also gained experience with privately funded site grading projects, which included the successful management of more than 100 employees, multiple sub-contractors, and a large equipment fleet at one time.
Chuck has supervised more than a dozen earthen dam construction projects during his career with HBI, all of which required multi-zoned embankment and sand and drain filters. Chuck was intricately involved in and served as overall project superintendent for most these dam projects. As his expertise grew he became involved in the pre-bid investigations of projects as well as the bid process.
In 2001 Chuck became President of Haymes Brothers, Inc. He is the chief field operations supervisor, and continues to manage the field operations of multiple simultaneous projects.
Chief Financial Officer
James Shelhorse, CPA
BS Accounting & Information Systems
Virginia Tech May 2004
James joined Haymes Brothers in March of 2012 and serves as the CFO and HR Manager. He is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the business. Prior to Haymes Brothers James served in a similar role for utility contractor as well as a few years in public accounting and in banking.
Vice President – Concrete
BS Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech May 2007
Part of the Haymes’ family, Kent grew up working summers on our jobsites. After graduation from VT Kent worked for a large company on several bridge projects around the east coast. In May of 2016 came to back to Haymes full time. Kent currently oversees day to day operations of our concrete division.
Vice President – Grading & Excavation
BS Building Construction
Virginia Tech May 2010
Like his brother Kent, Keith grew up working in his youth on our jobs. Keith joined Haymes full time after graduation and has spent his career working on and supervising our grading jobsites. Keith currently oversees day to day operations of our grading division.
Project Manager – Utilities & Grading
BA - Virginia Military Institute 1995
After graduation from VMI, Mark served in the Army and later began his construction career in Alaska. Mark joined the Haymes Brothers team in the Spring of 2019 and brings 24 years of experience in earthwork and utility projects.
BS Construction Management - Appalachian State 2018
Carter started working for Haymes Brothers in the summer of 2015 as an intern. His tremendous work ethic quickly turned into a full time position upon completion of college. Carter manages our Bridge Maintenance oOerations as well other Grading and Concrete Projects as needed.
Administrative Project Manager
Timothy D. Worley
Tim joined the Haymes Brothers team January of 1998 as the companies first Logistics Manager, serving in that position until November of 2008. In 2008 he transition into the role of Project Manager / Estimator. In Tim’s current role he serves as the administrator of the day to day operations for the contract side of multiple projects.
James joined the Haymes Team in 2015 as an equipment operator. Because of his work ethic and desire for more his role grew. James stepped into safety role in the fall of 2016 and quickly obtained numerous safety certifications. He is currently enrolled in courses to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health.
Logistics & Purchasing
Brandon has been with Haymes Brothers, Inc. since 2009. He is responsible for getting our equipment, fuel, and materials to the jobs as needed. In addition to his logistical duties, he also handles the purchasing of fuel, equipment, and vehicles.
Leslie has been with Haymes Brothers, Inc. since 2000. Leslie serve as the payroll clerk until 2018 at which point she became our accounts payable clerk. Having over 20 years of experience at Haymes, Leslie has a wealth of institutional knowledge.
Testimonials & Praise
"The City of Martinsville would not hesitate to refer Haymes Brothers, Inc. to other organizations who are in need of quality contractor services."
- Mike Kahle
Water Resources Director, City of Martinsville
"In reference to the construction on Ridge Road in Boydton VA, I want to commend you and all the work with your company on this project. They were courteous, and very helpful with any questions we had or any help we needed. A job well done."
- Gladys Crossly
Resident of Ridge Road
"Within nearly 40 years of construction inspection and management experience, Haymes Brothers is one of only a handful of companies that I thoroughly enjoyed the work, commitment to execution of the contract documents, and their professional/cordial manner. Stafford County is looking forward to this company bidding forthcoming work."
- L. Chronister
Project Manager, Stafford County Department of Utilities
I found Haymes Brothers to be managed very professionally and the integrity of Andy and Chuck Haymes to be second to none. Overall, Haymes Brothers is one of the finest contractors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their quality of work, project management, and professionalism are of the highest standard. I consider my experience with Haymes Brothers to be one of the best I have had while working at VDOT."
- J.F. Legg
Project Inspector, Virginia Department of Transportation