Chewning + Wilmer Provide Electric Installation for VCU Dorm

C+W is approaching a century in business. Established in 1924 to serve central Virginia, it provides large-scale installations, such as conference centers, office complexes, data centers, petrochemical labs and hospitals. It had also previously done work at VCU. In 2016, it completed the VCU Health System Children’s hospital and installed normal and emergency electrical services renovation at the college’s Cabell Library, which is one of the school’s busiest buildings. The library also included a 90,000-square-foot expansion. C+W is working [...]

July 16th, 2019|

C+W Welcomes James “Jimmy” Atkinson to the Team!

C+W is pleased to introduce James "Jimmy" Atkinson as our newest assistant project manager! Jimmy graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a degree in Building Construction. Jimmy Atkinson has assisted with projects at WestRock, VCU Health's Adult Outpatient Facility, VCU Engineering Research Building. Welcome to the C+W Team Jimmy!!

July 15th, 2019|

Check Out Our New Logo and Website

Chewning + Wilmer is happy to announce our new logo, website, and updated social media channels. In addition to updating our existing Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, we will also be utilizing Twitter as a social media marketing platform. We’ve stayed to our brand’s brand primary colors, first established in 1924. Our fresh new website will display our wide variety of work experience and available services, in addition to featuring our full staff, with new headshots. Chewning + Wilmer President, [...]

March 14th, 2019|

CEO Robert M. Zahn retires from C+W

After 33 years of service, Robert M. Zahn retired from Chewning + Wilmer on April 5, 2019. Robert began working for C+W in 1986 as a journeyman. He advanced to foreman to project planner to project manager over the next 14 years. In 2001, Robert became a shareholder and was named as Vice President. In 2008 Robert became President and has served as CEO/President since 2009.   Robert has been a leader of our industry locally and nationally. He [...]

March 10th, 2019|

Robert M. Zahn inducted into The Academy of Electrical Contracting!

Robert M. Zahn inducted into The Academy of Electrical Contracting! David Hardt welcomes Robert into the Academy as part of the 50 th Anniversary in Philadelphia. The Academy of Electrical Contracting honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, and it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry. There have been 712 inductees over 50 years. C+W has been fortunate to have (4) Academy inductees: Mr. Thomas Wilmer; Mr. Charles “Jed” [...]

March 5th, 2019|

“Pledge to America’s Workers” program

Robert M. Zahn attended White House advisory board meeting as part of the “Pledge to America’s Workers” program.  Robert was part of the NECA delegation at the meeting. NECA pledges to create 60,000 new jobs. Thank you, Robert, for representing our industry and C+W at this event.  IBEW + NECA can certainly meet this challenge of providing the best trained electricians in the industry!

March 1st, 2019|


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