David Gauldin III elected Vice President of Waynesboro Kiwanis Club

d3The Waynesboro Kiwanis Club recently inducted its 89th slate of officers for the club. David Gauldin III, Director of Special Projects for Mathers, was elected as Vice President. The entire Mathers Team wants to congratulate David on this important role in the community.

A 2014 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, Gauldin began his work career as a laborer at Augusta Erectors, Inc., in 2006, and moved to Mathers Construction as a laborer in 2010. In addition to his work at Mathers, David is also the Director of Operations for the Waynesboro Generals with the goal to promote awareness of the importance of sports in the community. David encourages the participation of athletes in the community to promote healthy habits and provide role models for continuing education.


Safety first: Mathers recognized for safety efforts

matherslogoisolatedMathers was recently recognized for outstanding safety efforts in the workplace.

The Waynesboro, Va.-based construction company received the Safety Award for 12 months without an accident claim. Mathers was only one of two Mid-Atlantic businesses nominated by Amerisure Insurance Company for the policy calendar year of May 2014 – May 2015.

Mathers Environmental Health and Safety Director Ashley Gauldin said the Mathers team is committed to continuous safety in the workplace.

“Many companies focus on profit and productivity,” she said. “I am very proud of Mathers for recognizing that safety is a vital part of that scenario.”

She points directly to her colleagues for the success of Mathers.

“The true recognition for our success belongs to all of our employees, as they are the ones who have taken the tools our safety department has provided them and become a team who looks out for and learns from one another,” she said.

“This award is a great accomplishment for us, but truly, the biggest reward for us, is that our employees return home safely to their families every day,” Gauldin said.

Amerisure Insurance Company Senior Loss Control Consultant Shannon King was honored to present the award to the safety and management team at Mathers.

Safety leadership is defined as “the process of defining the desired state, setting up the team to succeed, and engaging in the discretionary efforts that drive the safety value,” he said. This boils down to “engaging and maintaining behaviors that help others achieve company safety goals.

“It was an honor and privilege to present the award to ownership and the safety and environmental health team,” King said.

For more information, contact Mathers at (540) 932-2300 or www.mathers-team/safety.

 

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Wayne Theatre, Mathers Construction mark progress on renovation project

topping off1The Wayne Theatre closed as a movie house in 1999. Work to restore the theatre, which first opened in 1926 in the silent-movie era, reached an important milestone on Wednesday.

“This is a real milestone in bringing this landmark back to life. The building is topped off. The walls are done, the roof is done, so the building is preserved,” said Clair Myers, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre Alliance, after a topping off ceremony at the Downtown Waynesboro landmark.

Topping off marks the capping of exterior construction. Myers said the renovation project, being led by Waynesboro-based Mathers Construction, is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year.

The building will mark a formal grand opening as the Virginia and Paul Ross Center for the Performing Arts in March 2016, with a schedule of shows tentatively slated to begin in late January, Myers said.

A group of approximately 50 – including members of the WTA Board of Directors, Waynesboro City Council and employees at Mathers Construction – gathered on Main Street for the topping off ceremony.

“We need to do this kind of thing more often. It shows how important it is to get to this stage of a project,” Mathers Construction CEO Teresa Gauldin said.

“For us at Mathers, it’s been a pleasure to be involved in this project,” Gauldin said. “One, we’re in Waynesboro. It’s special being the hometown contractor with this project. It’s also special being involved with the people on the board of the Wayne Theatre Alliance. We’ve made new friends and gotten to know so many new people through this process. We wish them every success here.”

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Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers-FinalLogo1Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.

Mathers, based in Waynesboro, Va., is taking part in several campaigns to assist local families in need this fall. Mathers is involved in the fourth annual Valley Businesses Give Back campaign with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, in addition to setting up an online Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign that will run through Dec. 24.

Mathers has also adopted a local family to provide a Thanksgiving meal, a Christmas meal and children’s Christmas gifts.

“It’s so important for us as a company to give back to the community that we serve,” said Teresa Gauldin, president and CEO of Mathers. “We are so blessed that our employees, customers and the community at large have always stepped up to be a part of a bigger community campaign.”

Mathers will match contributions from its employees dollar-for-dollar, and the company is inviting community members to donate money and items toward the three campaigns, including the effort to help the local family with meals and gifts.

“It means a lot to give back,” said Brandy Austin, an employee at Mathers. “I am glad we can donate to a family in need. It really is the meaning of the season, and I’m glad I am able to give a little toward a much bigger effort and have impact that we could not have as an individual family.”

For more information on Mathers Construction, call (540) 932-2300 or visit www.mathers-team.com

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Local Family Fund Drive
Contact Mathers at (540) 932-2300 for more information or drop off donations at 435 Essex Avenue in Waynesboro.

 

Valley Businesses Give Back Food and Funds Drive
Donations of food may be dropped off through Dec. 5 at:
Mathers Construction
435 Essex Ave.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
540.932.2300

Donations of funds are accepted through Dec. 31 and may be made online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/vbgb

Checks should be payable to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The memo line should read VBGB-Mathers.