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Company News

Moving Higher and Higher! Congratulations, Emily Ripka, CPSM!!
Richmond, VA - June 7,, 2017

The 80+ members of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Virginia Chapter have elected NXL's own Emily Ripka as their Vice President/President Elect!

SMPS Virginia is a member of the national SMPS. Representing over 6,800 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction and specialty firms throughout the US and Canada, SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. SMPS's mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.

When asked why she sought election, Emily replied that "the education and networking that SMPS provides is important, and has been extremely beneficial to my personal and professional growth. I have served in many different roles during my time as a member, and have seen the difference that a dedicated President (and Board) can make on the organization as a whole. I would like the opportunity to become more involved and play a key role in the growth and development of our chapter. VP / President Elect is a three year term (VP, President, Past President) and I know that in that time, I can help shape our Chapter to become bigger, better, and help benefit our current members."

Congratulations Madame Vice President! You make all of us at NXL very proud!


Mary Williard Promoted to Vice President of Administration
Richmond, VA - May 22,, 2017

On May 22, 2017, NXL announce the promotion of Mary Williard to Vice President of Administration / Chief Financial Officer. Mary has been with NXL since 2010 and currently oversees the Accounting Department. In her new role as VP of Administration, the Marketing / Business Development Department will be added to Mary’s management responsibilities.

Congratulations Mary!

 

 


Welcome Back Emily Ripka!
Richmond, VA - May 22,, 2017

NXL is happy to welcome (back) Emily Ripka, CPSM, to the Marketing and Business Development team. Emily had been with NXL’s Marketing team from 2011 - 2016, and is now returning to the new position of Business Development Manager. As such, Emily will be responsible for various business development tasks including client procurement and development, public relations, lead tracking, and orchestrating client networking events.

 


NXL and Branscome complete G95 Roundabout
Dinwiddie, VA - May 12,, 2017

In early 2017, Branscome Companies' grading and paving crews, along with subcontractors including NXL Construction Services, completed building the G95 Roundabout in Dinwiddie County, VA. The greatest challenge in the final stage of the projects was coordinating traffic. Traffic control was integral around the work site in order to ensure safety for employees and subcontractors. Planning for this aspect of the project was scheduled months in advance in order for VDOT to approve a working Maintenance of Traffic plan.

NXL's Tony Guy and Jeff Hamby, pictured above, supported the Branscome management in ensuring the implementation of a feasible traffic control plan was in place to protect workers and the public. Due to this diligence, the project team's goal of zero incidents was achieved! Read


NXL Well Represented at the VTCA Spring Conference
Hampton, VA - April 5, 2017

NXL joined contractors, aggregate producers, engineers, suppliers and other service providers for this year's Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) Spring Conference in Hampton. Representing NXL were Mal Kerley, President, Mike Saunders, VP of Construction Services, Dave Jones, VP of Surveying Services, Joe Hamed, Project Manager, Nick Kougoulis, Survey Manager and Constance Whitney, Marketing Manager. The three day event provided a forum of open communication, networking opportunities, education and training for all attendees.

In addition to being a powerful advocate for transportation funding critical to the quality of life and a healthy business environment in VA, the VTCA spearheads outreach about the importance of maintaining and enhancing Virginia's transportation network to the VA General Assembly, state agencies and the public.


Richmond Magazine Profiles Nico De León in Love Thy Labor Article
Richmond, VA -February 15, 2017

De León loves to build bridges — big ones. When he first came to Richmond in 1985, he was on the crew that constructed the beautiful Varina-Enon Bridge on Interstate 295. That project launched him into entrepreneurship in 1990. “I was consulting for contractors when I first started,” recalls De León. “It was exciting. It was fearful. You’re getting out of your normal comfort zone.”

De León, who lived in Tampa, Florida before putting down roots and raising a family in Richmond, also helped build the Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay. “I’m a civil engineer; I am partial to bridges. They’re all different and unique in their own way,” he says.

De León recently finished work on another project, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in metro Washington, which connects Northern Virginia to Southern Maryland, and he’s helping oversee that region’s Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction. He still networks and attends industry association conferences, which helped him build a company that’s been around for 25 years. He hasn’t forgotten what made him successful.

“You have to be excited and have a passion for your work,” he says. “Never stop learning. I’m always reading about what’s happening in my industry.” Read more


NXL Named Top Workplace by the Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond, VA - May 8, 2015

NXL has been named a Top Workplace for 2015 by the Richmond Society of Human Resources Management.
The complete list of Top Workplaces were published in the May 8, 2015 edition of the Richmond Times Dispatch.



 



Nico De León Named 2015 Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council

Richmond, VA - February 16, 2015


photo obtained from Richmond Times Dispatch

Each year at the Engineers Week Banquet, the Richmond Joint Engineers Council (RJEC) presents two awards to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding technical achievements and outstanding service to our community.

This year NXL's founder and CEO, Mr. Nico De Leon, PE received the award for Engineer of the Year. Mr. Randall Greene with Estes Express received the Dr. Rodney E. Hanneman Community Service Award.

NXL's President, Mr. Malcolm T. Kerley, PE, also appears on the distinguished list of Engineer of the Year recipients for 2013 while serving as Chief Engineer for VDOT.


Nico De León Receives 2014 Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Top Entrepreneur Honor

Richmond, VA - October 13, 2014

"Nico De Leon, founder and CEO of Richmond-based NXL, has been selected to receive the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s top entrepreneur honor.

De Leon is being honored for the success of NXL, a construction management firm, where he has been principal-in-charge for all of its major construction engineering and management projects."

Read full article





NXL Donates Nearly $6,000 to The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

NXL rasied $5,942 at this year's 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic in support of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program which helps Virginia veterans and their families. Thank you to all our clients and colleagues who participated in making this event a huge success!


December 2, 2013 - NXL's President Mal Kerley, P.E. is featured in The Richmond Times Dispatch Business Section

Mal Kerley featured in The Richmond Times Dispatch


NXL Donates More than $4,000 to The Central Virginia Food Bank's Backpack Program

Thanks to another successful Annual Charity Golf Classic & the support of our wonderful clients and colleagues, NXL was able to donate $4,224 to The Central Virginia Feedmore Children's Backpack Program! This donation is enough to fill 422 backpacks with food for a weekend to distribute to hunger-stricken children throughout the Richmond metro area.


Mal Kerley, P.E., has been named the new President of NXL


On September 16, NXL welcomed former VDOT Chief Engineer, Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. as the new President of NXL. Mr. Kerley brings to NXL more than 40 years of transportation engineering experience. During his time as VDOT's Chief Engineer, he was responsible for all engineering aspects of the Department, including oversight of the pre-construction design activities of four divisions and the construction oversight of all VDOT projects.

“Mal is recognized in Virginia and nationwide as a leader in the transportation industry, said NXL’s founder and former President Nico De Leon. “With his vast knowledge, experience, and sound judgment, Mal will be a transformational leader for the firm. With Mal as the new President of the firm, a new and exciting chapter for NXL has begun.” Mr. De León will still be an integral part of NXL in his new position as the company’s CEO.

 


ENR Top Rated Firm for 2013



NXL was featured in the June 2013 edition of ENR Magazine as one of the Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee firms in the country. Engineering News-Record (ENR) selects firms each year for this revenue based award and NXL is very proud of this accomplishment!

2013 ENR Ranking


Steve Suddarth Obtains his CCM Certification

Mr. Suddarth is an experienced construction manager and inspector with over 35 years of experience in both the construction and inspection of rail, roadway and bridge construction projects. Steve has been with NXL for 8 years where he currently serves as a Construction Manager in the Northern Virginia region.

Contact Steve: ssuddarth@nxl.com



NXL Provided Inspection Services for VDOT's Route 58 Concrete Overlay Project Featured in Roads and Bridges Magazine

VDOT transportation officials saw the Route 58 Concrete Overlay project in Southhampton as a perfect opportunity to evaluate an unbonded concrete overlay side-by-side with a bonded concrete overlay.

“Concrete overlays are a relatively new technology to Virginia,” Robert Long Jr., executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association, told Roads and Bridges . “This is the first fullblown concrete overlay construction project in the state of Virginia and certainly the first unbonded overlay . . . that they’d ever done.”

NXL provided inspection throughout the duation of the project. After project completion, NXL's Project Manager, Bobby Baker gave a presentation to VDOT managers about the
techniques used in this experimental project.

The project was featured in the January 2013 edition of Roads and Bridges Magazine, and has been nominated for a national award.

Click here to read the full article: Roads and Bridges Magazine Article



NXL's 2015 Annual Richmond Open House

Many of our Richmond area clients joined us for our annual open house. Thanks to all who came in from the cold to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary year







 
 

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