Chamber News November 2018

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Happy Chamberversary

Happy Chamber anniversary to these members. Thank you for your membership renewal this month.

  • Altus Group, Inc.
  • Anne Newman, DDS
  • CBIZ Payroll
  • Cellular Sales of Virginia
  • Colonial Mortgage Company, LLC
  • D’Ardenne Associates LTD
  • Dr. Andrew C. Kartesz, O.D. & Dr. Neysa Allen, O.D. & Dr. Angela Stewart, O.D.
  • Ethos Technologies
  • EvolutionHR
  • Firefli
  • First Piedmont Waste Solutions
  • General Shale Brick
  • Glass Works, LLC, The
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Roanoke Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Innovative Insurance Group, LLC
  • Junior League of Roanoke Valley,  Inc.
  • Lucas Therapies, P.C.
  • Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
  • Market Square Advisors
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • McLeod Enterprises, LLP
  • NEST Furnished Living Solutions, LLC
  • Papa Johns Pizza
  • Securitas Security Services
  • Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
  • Virginia College Fund


F & S Building Innovations, Inc. named 2018 Small Business of the Year

The Roanoke Regional Chamber and Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center named F & S Building Innovations, Inc. the 2018 Small Business of the Year. The Roanoke-based Class A contractor has provided commercial and residential construction services in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas since 1976.

F & S Building Innovations was recognized on November 1 at the Chamber’s 32nd Annual Small Business Awards. The annual program showcases the accomplishments of the small business sector which is composed of more than 90 percent of the area’s business community.

Founded by Gary Feazell as a custom home builder, relationships and word-of-mouth referrals were key to the initial success of the company. F & S worked solely in the residential sector for more than a decade and expanded into commercial construction in the early ‘90s. F & S now maintains a large commercial division that specializes in healthcare renovations and works within the major healthcare networks in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford and Montgomery County.

F & S is an expert in sunroom design and has been involved in a range of construction projects, including multi-story condominiums, 30,000-square-foot custom home builds and relocatable housing for the military.

“As in years past, the Small Business Awards selection committee was faced with a very difficult decision because of the outstanding companies represented in the competition,” said Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber president/CEO. “F & S is dedicated to providing exceptional customer care, and the committee was impressed by the company’s commitment to its clients and the community. F & S also received high scores for its growth in employees, innovativeness and staying power.”

Award winners by category are: