20 Feb
MEB Employees Elected to Lead Industry Organizations
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Chesapeake, VA. Two employees at MEB General Contractors have been elected to lead construction industry organizations in Hampton Roads. Mark Olmstead has been elected President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Mr. Olmstead is the Senior Vice President at MEB and has been with the company for more than 30 years. He has managed the construction of many of the companies' highest profile projects including Oceanaire and Ocean Beach Club II at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the new SEABEES Headquarters (LEED Platinum) at JEB Little Creek - Fort Story and the current expansion for Bauer Compressor in Norfolk. The mission of the DBIA is to achieve and maintain recognition as the industry center of expertise for design-build practice, to lead the expansion of design-build utilization across all industries and markets, and to pursue this mission in a manner that is inclusive of all project participants in integrated services delivery.

Trip Smith has been elected President of the Tidewater District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGC VA). Mr. Smith is a Senior Project Manager at MEB. In his more than 7 years with the company, he has been responsible for the day-to-day construction operations at a variety of local projects valued in excess of $100M. Prior to joining MEB, Mr. Smith managed construction on numerous large scale healthcare projects for Turner Construction in New York City. The AGC of Virginia was founded in 1924 and is the largest and most influential construction trade organization in the State. It is their goal to provide effective solutions for issues that directly impact Virginia construction firms and to help them grow their businesses through networking, educational and legislative programs and activities.