Chapman Technical Group acquired by GRW - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Chapman Technical Group acquired by GRW

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • A Dayton man is charged with assault in Scioto County, OH

    A Dayton man is charged with assault in Scioto County, OH

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:12:21 GMT
    A Dayton, OH man is facing charges after a stabbing. Deputies tell us that a male victim was brought into the Southern Ohio Medical Center around 7 a.m. Thursday morning with a stab wound to his abdomen. The victim has been identified at Leo Buggs, 34, of Columbus, OH. He was then flown to Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Buggs underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition in ICU. The stabbing happened at 207 Virginia Drive, Wheelersburg, OH. That is where they arrested Alexander P. Dillard,...
    A Dayton, OH man is facing charges after a stabbing. Deputies tell us that a male victim was brought into the Southern Ohio Medical Center around 7 a.m. Thursday morning with a stab wound to his abdomen. The victim has been identified at Leo Buggs, 34, of Columbus, OH. He was then flown to Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Buggs underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition in ICU. The stabbing happened at 207 Virginia Drive, Wheelersburg, OH. That is where they arrested Alexander P. Dillard,...
  • Drugs found wrapped in strange items in Boyd County, KY

    Drugs found wrapped in strange items in Boyd County, KY

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:21:48 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Deputies arrested Thomas Reid of Detroit, MI and Jeremiah Bennett of Proctorville, OH Thursday night.
    Deputies arrested Thomas Reid of Detroit, MI and Jeremiah Bennett of Proctorville, OH Thursday night.
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Hatfield and McCoy feuding continues in Gilbert, WV

    Hatfield and McCoy feuding continues in Gilbert, WV

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:39:40 GMT
    A modern day family feud is brewing in Gilbert, WV over moonshine and the family name.
    A modern day family feud is brewing in Gilbert, WV over moonshine and the family name.
  • 'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

    'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:16:18 GMT
    One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d...
    One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d...
  • US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:33:29 GMT
    Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.
    Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

Chapman Technical Group, a St. Albans, WV-based engineering and architectural firm, has been acquired by Kentucky-based GRW.

GRW is a full-service engineering, architectural, planning and digital mapping firm.

GRW's president is Ron Gilkerson, a Wayne, WV, native and a Marshall University graduate. GRW maintains offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. He currently serves on the engineering advisory board at Marshall.

"We were looking to expand into West Virginia for some time," Gilkerson said. "We have clients there, in Charleston, Martinsburg, in Gilmer County and at Camp Dawson. We were looking for a more eastern presence than Lexington."

Gilkerson said Chapman Technical Group will be "a wholly owned subsidiary of GRW. It gives them continuity. It's a win-win for everyone."

"Chapman added a few things that we didn't have," Gilkerson said. "They have a strong landscape architectural engineer staff. Our two firms complement each other very well.

Chapman has provided engineering, architectural, interior design, surveying and landscape architectural services for clients throughout West Virginia. It will maintain its corporate identity, but will be able to offer more experience and a wider range of services, including the most technologically current geospatial services offered anywhere.

Chapman Technical Group was founded by Harvey Chapman, a native of Nitro, WV, in 1984. When he died in 1996, the firm had 30 professionals and support staff in offices in St. Albans and Buckhannon. Sharon Chapman took over the firm and oversaw its continued growth. She will remain with the firm and provide interior design services.

"It is a nice-size firm," said Gilkerson. "We are real pleased – it's a big move for us.

"It's a big move for me personally too," he added. "I want to have an office where I grew up."

GRW is well-known for its work in water treatment and services, Gilkerson pointed out.

"Every day, we can go home knowing that we helped make our world a better place," he said.