C+W congratulates Jay Atkinson on his retirement after 35 years with us!

Jay joined C+W in 1986 as an electrician and worked his way up from foreman to estimator and project manager, then Vice President. His most prominent projects have been the RVA 1, 2, and 3, Philip Morris EHQ Renovation, Unit 5 SCR Project at Dominion Generation’s Chesterfield Power Station, and the MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery Project. Jay’s legacy within the industry will continue through Jimmy and Patricia’s efforts. Enjoy this next chapter with your family – you’ve earned it!!! [...]

July 23rd, 2021|

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|


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