Member News: January 2023
Presenting the 2023 Board…
The Building Congress & Exchange welcomes new board member Schyler Bailey of Bowie & Jensen, LLC and two returning members to begin John Gregg of GWWO Architects and Greg Meyer of Wohlsen Construction, who will each serve a three-year term.
They join the 16-year board led by President, Michael Martin of Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC; Vice President Ted Bowes of Excell Concrete Construction, LLC; TreasurerRick Scheetz of Gray & Son, Inc., Secretary Jeff Hossfeld of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Member At Large Thomas Koch of Plano-Coudon Construction.
The remaining board includes: Marianne Crampton, MK Consulting Engineers, LLC; Jonathan Goetz, Oak Contracting; Fred Marino, Design Collective, Inc.; Doug McGinnis, Bunting Door and Hardware Co., Inc.; R. Nelson Oster, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.; Mark Rich, Baltimore Fabrication; Dennis Walsh, Floors Etc and Immediate Past President Wayne Matheu, Matheu & Associates.
BC&E welcomes five new members
Based in Owings Mills, Clearview Group is an accounting and consulting firm that provides services of a national organization with the personalized attention of a local company. Its services cover a range of business operations, including accounting and finance, taxes, risk and transaction advice, technology and cybersecurity.
Established in 1992, EC Roofing and Home Services Direct provides exterior home improvements. Located in Catonsville, the family-owned company specializes in roofing, seamless gutters and installation and replacement of siding and windows.
Hoffberger Moving Services is an independent, woman-owned, commercial moving and storage company, serving clients in the Baltimore-Washington area and points throughout the U.S. Hoffberger specializes in serving hospitals, medical facilities, research facilities, corporate offices, government services, libraries, warehouses and fine arts facilities and museums.
Pennsylvania-based Orrstown Bank, with five locations in Maryland, provides a full range of commercial, consumer, and wealth management services to our clients.
Established 57 years ago as a retailer of chandeliers and table lamps for residential clientele, Valley Lighting has grown to become a national leader in commercial lighting and shading distribution. Valley Lighting is committed to top-tier services and quality projects, and specializes in large-scale commercial projects.
Thank you to the following member companies that have become partners for 2023: Bronze Partners Floors Etc and Clearview Group, LLC; Former Bronze Partner North Point Builders of Maryland, LLC upgraded to a Silver Partner.
HMS Insurance acquired by New York firm
HMS Insurance Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s largest independent agencies and a long-time BC&E member and partner, has been acquired by the Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) of White Plains, NY.
“We are excited to join the MMA family given the alignment we share in our approach to customer service, employee engagement, and carrier partnership,” said Gary Berger, President of HMS. “This is an opportunity to continue to enhance our capabilities and deepen our industry relationships, as well as augment the training and career development resources available to colleagues, in turn equipping them to best meet client needs.”
With 9,500 colleagues and 170 offices across North America, MMA provides business insurance, employee health & benefits, retirement and private client insurance solutions to organizations and individuals. MMA is a subsidiary of Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor with over 45,000 colleagues in more than 130 countries.
All of HMS’s more than 120 employees, including Berger, will join MMA and continue to work out of the company’s Hunt Valley, Maryland office.
“The MMA goal has always been to partner with the best firms and together build a unique experience for colleagues and clients,” said John Stanchina, CEO of MMA’s Mid-Atlantic region. “With exceptional leadership, client satisfaction, long-term client retention and decades of profitable growth, we are delighted to bring the HMS team on board.”