Branch Builds is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Cathy Underwood to President. Most recently Senior Vice President, Underwood is a long-term employee owner who has grown her career at Branch Builds for the past 21 years. According to a Branch Builds press release, Underwood guided the firm’s transition from a predominantly hard-bid general contractor to a construction manager skilled in CM at Risk and design-build deliveries. She also led the company’s efforts in winning and delivering a number of its largest and most transformative projects, such as the $110 million Montgomery County PPEA design-build program.
Underwood brings with her an unparalleled set of customer relationships and a deep knowledge of the business. Her most recent leadership in North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, her ability to build strong teams, and her alternative project awards all are further proof of her success. She succeeds Craig Floyd who most recently served as President of Branch Builds. He left to embrace a new phase in his career and we thank him for his years of service.
Founded in 1963, Branch celebrated 55 years of service in 2018 and continues to make extensive investments in our team members and the communities we serve. In 2019, Branch & Associates became Branch Builds to better align with our company’s twenty-year goal of ambitious growth. Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Branch Group, our firm serves clients in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company has a regional office in Charlotte in addition to its three offices in Virginia.