President

C.O Haymes, Jr. "Chuck"

Chuck grew up in the company but began to work officially in 1987 as an equipment operator. From there he worked his way through the ranks of HBI, learning each job as he progressed. In the early 1990’s he was promoted to foreman and superintendent shortly thereafter. Over the last 28 years Chuck oversaw many simultaneous multimillion dollar projects including earthen dams and state highway projects. He also gained experience with privately funded site grading projects, which included the successful management of more than 100 employees, multiple sub-contractors, and a large equipment fleet at one time.

Chuck has supervised more than a dozen earthen dam construction projects during his career with HBI, all of which required multi-zoned embankment and sand and drain filters. Chuck was intricately involved in and served as overall project superintendent for most these dam projects. As his expertise grew he became involved in the pre-bid investigations of projects as well as the bid process. 

In 2001 Chuck became President of Haymes Brothers, Inc. He is the chief field operations supervisor, and continues to manage the field operations of multiple simultaneous projects. 


Chief Financial Officer   

James Shelhorse, CPA
BS Accounting & Information Systems
Virginia Tech May 2004

James joined Haymes Brothers in March of 2012 and serves as the CFO and HR Manager.  He is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the business.  Prior to Haymes Brothers James served in a similar role for utility contractor as well as a few years in public accounting and in banking.


Vice President – Concrete  

Kent Bishop
BS Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech May 2007

Part of the Haymes’ family, Kent grew up working summers on our jobsites.   After graduation from VT Kent worked for a large company on several bridge projects around the east coast.  In May of 2016 came to back to Haymes full time.  Kent currently oversees day to day operations of our concrete division.


Vice President – Grading & Excavation     

Keith Bishop
BS Building Construction
Virginia Tech May 2010

Like his brother Kent, Keith grew up working in his youth on our jobs.   Keith joined Haymes full time after graduation and has spent his career working on and supervising our grading jobsites.  Keith currently oversees day to day operations of our grading division.