Our Homewood Suites project in Christiansburg is now Topped Out! The final sections of roof were placed this week on the new Homewood Suites we are building for Milestone Development in Christiansburg, Va. To celebrate, we organized a Thank You Party for our subcontractors. Due South BBQ delivered quart after quart of BBQ, smoked wings, a multitude of hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw and of course, sweet tea! Thank you, Baird Drywall, New River Heating and Air, JB Plumbing, Shively Electric, Martinez Construction and Duncan Properties for your hard work on this project and for getting us this far this fast! We succeed because of you!
Fun Fact: According to Wikipedia, the practice of “topping out” a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. Long an important component of timber frame building, it migrated initially to England and Northern Europe, thence to the Americas.
A tree or leafy branch is placed on the topmost wood or iron beam, often with flags and streamers tied to it. A toast is usually drunk and sometimes workers are treated to a meal. In masonry construction the rite celebrates the bedding of the last block or brick.
No trees were planted or harmed in this celebration of progress!
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