Carl Barrs started his own sitework business on April 19, 1971. He initially hired two men; Jack Pruden and Goat Blackburn who both proved to be instrumental in the success of the business over the next 3 decades. Jack has retired and Goat is still managing grading projects today. As the business grew, this small group of men, determined to succeed, established a company based on a strong work ethic, reliability, and honesty.
The charge was always clear: "solve our customer's problems, don't be one of them. We have to do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it, and do it to the absolute best of our ability, every day".
Since then the company has built over 1,500 projects many of which are for long term repeat customers. Our customers tell us that we may not be the cheapest, but we solve their problems and they know that our finished product is going to be the highest quality. Both developers and general contractors find it a great benefit to have C.A. Barrs as their one source that performs the entire scope of sitework.
Carl successfully transferred the business to the 2nd generation in 2002. His son, Stephen became President after having worked in each division of the company since 1992. Scott St.Clair became Vice President after having overseen all field operations since 1998. Since then the company has married the best of 20 & 30 year seasoned and experienced foremen and operators with new talent and skill to allow the business to grow significantly in both sales volume and profitability while maintaining its historical commitment to excellence. In the midst of a difficult economy, the company is grounded with a strong financial position with significant bonding capacity from Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.
Dozens of us have basically grown up in this business and are committed to taking the valuable lessons we learned from doing road construction and sitework on the Peninsula since the 70's and adapting and improving the services we offer. Grounded with this strong foundation we are committed to continually improving this business in order to serve our customers, our employees, and our community.
C.A. Barrs Contractor provides services in the following areas:
- Newport News
- York County
- James City County
C.A. Barrs Contractor has provided service at the following facilities:
- Fort Eustis
- Langley Air Force Base
- Yorktown Naval Weapons Station
- Camp Peary
- Cheatham Annex
- Army Corps of Engineers
- Department of Defense