James Oliver named Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Club

James Oliver, President of Highlander Construction &

Development Named Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lion’s Club International Foundation

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 Blacksburg VA – October 6, 2014:  The Lion’s Club International Foundation recently named James Oliver, President of Highlander Construction & Development, Inc, a Melvin Jones Fellow in recognition of the humanitarian work he has performed.

 

Said company President James Oliver, “It is an honor to be recognized by the Lion’s Club for the charitable endeavors for which I had participated over the years and I look forward to continuing my service to the community.”

 

Highlander Construction and Development to Co-Host Third Annual Blood Drive

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Highlander Construction & Development and Gay and Neel are pleased to announce that both companies are partnering with Virginia Blood Services to sponsor and host a third annual blood drive.  The Blood Drive will be held on Friday, September 26, 2013 at the Office Building of Gay & Neel located at 1260 Radford Road, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073.  The Blood Drive will start at 11 AM and end at 5 PM. Continue reading

Highlander Construction and Development to Co-Host Second Annual Blood Drive

Combined LogoHighlander Construction & Development and Gay and Neel are pleased to announce that both companies are partnering with the Red Cross to sponsor and host a second annual blood drive.  The Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Office Building of Gay & Neel located at 1260 Radford Road, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073.  The Blood Drive will start at 10 AM and end at 5 PM. Continue reading

Pulaski County Marine to Get New Home

By: KEN HEINECK | WSLS10
Published: November 29, 2012

PULASKI COUNTY, VA —

Crews from Highlander Construction frame the foundation for a former marine.

“What we’re giving him pales in comparison to what he’s given for us,” said James Oliver, of Highlander Construction.

They are getting set to build a home in Pulaski County for SSgt. Jeremy Austin and his family. Austin lost both his legs in an April 2009 IED attack in Afghanistan. He gets around pretty well on his prosthetic legs, but occasionally uses a wheelchair.

“It’s pretty breathtaking and exciting to know that there are people in this country that are willing to do something like this for people like me,” said Austin, a Purple Heart recipient.

The organization behind the project, Massachusetts-based “Homes for Our Troops” has planned for this home to fit Austins’ needs.

“I won’t have to worry about chipping up doorways, and really paying attention to where I’m at, and not even a three point turn, but doing like a 20-point turn in a narrow hallway.”

More than a handful of national and local suppliers donated things, like plumbing and building materials to help with the project.

“For us to be able to give back a little something was very important to us, and we just can’t be more pleased to be involved in this project,” said Oliver.

A few hundred volunteers will join in on a build brigade on Friday. Contractors hope it will be ready for the Austins to move in, in February.

“This is a community my parents have lived in for over ten years now and for this community to open their arms up and welcome us in like we’re family, it gives my wife and I a lot of hope raising our family here,” said Austin.

Home for the Troops Raising the First Wall Construction Video for Sgt. Jeremy Austin and his Family

Crews from Highlander Construction frame the foundation in Pulaski County for former marine Sgt. Jeremy Austin and his family. “What we’re giving him pales in comparison to what he’s given for us,” said James Oliver, of Highlander Construction. Austin lost both his legs in an April 2009 IED attack in Afghanistan. He gets around pretty well on his prosthetic legs, but occasionally uses a wheelchair.

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Highlander Construction & Development, Inc to Sponsor & Host an Annual Blood Drive

Highlander Construction & Development is pleased to announce the company is partnering with the Red Cross and the New River Valley Association of Realtors to sponsor and host an annual blood drive. The Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Office Building of the New River Valley Association of Realtors located at 125 Ponderosa Drive, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073. The Blood Drive will start at Noon and end at 6 PM. Continue reading

Highlander Construction joins Homes for Our Troops to build home for local hero

James Oliver, President of Highlander Construction and Development, announced today that the company is partnering with the national charity, Homes for Our Troops, in order to construct a new home for a local veteran, Marine Sgt. Jeremy Austin, a Pulaski County native who was wounded while serving our County in Afghanistan.  Continue reading

Highlander Construction Nominated for NRVHBA 2010 Design Excellence Award

The New River Valley Home Builders Association (NRVHBA) announced today that Highlander Construction & Development (HCD) has been nominated for the Design Excellence Award for the original design and construction of the distinctive home at 211 River Pointe in the High Meadows subdivision in Radford. The Design Excellence Award is voted on by the general membership and is awarded to an active member who demonstrates excellence in the original design of a project completed within the same calendar year.

Our company was built on a commitment to integrity and excellence, and our nomination for this award is a testament to those founding principles,” said company president, James Oliver. “We humbly accept this honor on behalf of our entire team of design and trade professionals, many of whom are members of the Association. We truly appreciate this special recognition.