Michael Shaw

Richmond firm finds bluegrass-country buyer

Hankins Anderson

Glen Allen-based Hankins & Anderson, known for designing U.S. government buildings overseas, was purchased by Lexington, Kentucky-based Mason & Hanger, in a deal announced July 1.

Sports Backers’ Lugbill preps for ride to nation’s capital

John Lugbill

“Ultimately, when you’re advocating with elected officials, it shouldn’t be all about what they’re doing wrong or trying to push for change. Some of it is talking about what they’ve done right and getting out and enjoying it with them, so this is one way to do that.”

Goochland leads the way among richest local ZIP codes

The wealthiest community’s 5,455 residents had an average net worth of $2.3 million in 2015, displacing Midlothian’s 23113 ZIP code for the top spot, according to rankings published recently by Richmond BizSense.

VCU-born startups bearing fruit

Fourteen companies that sprouted from Virginia Commonwealth University’s entrepreneurial support program have earned more than $1 million in the year since it launched.

New blend brewing for Ashland Coffee & Tea

The seven years Truman and Moya Parmele owned Ashland Coffee & Tea were not without hardship. First came the downpour. Not long after the couple acquired the business in 2009, “six inches of rain came down in 15 minutes,” they said, seeping into and damaging the shop. The Parmeles spent $7,000 on repairs. Then Moya… Read more »

Local landscaping firm ditches merger with engineering partner

HG exterior

The marriage of a local landscape architecture firm and a regional engineering powerhouse has ended after just 18 months. HG Landscape Architects, owned by Dave and Meril Gerstenmaier, is back to independent ownership under the husband-and-wife team after it broke away from Raleigh, N.C.-based Stewart Inc., which acquired HG in January 2015. Located at 5701… Read more »