W. Charles Kreye IICity Grill

W. Charles Kreye II
Vice President
Draper Aden Associates

Kreye sees optimism for continued growth in Richmond-area construction and engineering projects across all sectors. The outlook is particularly bright for manufacturing, “especially given the Richmond region’s ideal location for distribution needs and Virginia’s welcoming business environment,” he says. The recent upswing in site planning for public and private developers indicates there will be ongoing projects in coming years. But Kreye adds that “political environments always impact development and stakeholders will be watching national, state and local elections closely.”

Firm in Focus

Hazen and Sawyer
4807 Hermitage Rd., Ste. 203, Richmond
Operations Manager: Christopher W. Tabor
Founded: 1951
Innovation: The firm is working locally on a full-scale simultaneous nitrification and denitrification wastewater process train that is projected to save almost $400,000 per year in chemical costs.