Business Notes

Business Notes

Hairdresser Amy Golladay, who for 10 years worked at the Creative Cuts located in Centreville Square Shopping Center, has relocated to Salon Nordine in Gainesville. She has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Call 703-753-6971.

John T. DeBell, PE, LS, president of Burgess & Niple Inc., has been elected to serve as president of the Fairfax Chapter of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA). He will serve in this position beginning Jan. 2003. The NVBIA is made up of approximately 800 builders and developers working together to promote networking opportunities, professional development, and technical excellence for its membership. DeBell said that, as president, his goal will be to promote NVBIA's 2003 initiatives of increased builder involvement, strong public relations and enhanced membership benefits within the Fairfax Chapter. DeBell is owner and mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Burgess & Niple. A 1968 graduate of Virginia Tech, he has nearly 30 years of experience in the land development and construction industry. A registered professional engineer and licensed land surveyor, DeBell has served key leadership roles in the Engineers and Surveyors Institute, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

News from Scott-Long Construction Inc.:

* Scott-Long Construction Inc. was awarded the $11.6 million construction contract for the ED Expansion at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The project, expected to be complete by spring 2005, includes a new 7,300-square-foot ambulance bay with helicopter pad, 11,000 square feet of new emergency department space, and the remodeling of 20,650 square feet of existing space. Patient treatment spaces will increase from 35 to 54.

* The company was awarded the construction management services contract by Trinity Christian School for a $7 million, 25-acre development conversion of an existing residence/farm in Fairfax County to a new private school campus. Phase 1 includes 17 acres of site clearing, grading and utility infrastructure development for the entire campus and a 30,000 square foot school building. Planning is already in place for a $2.1 million, 15,000 square foot expansion of the first school building.

TUCON Construction Corporation of Dulles was awarded a $3 million contract by Scannell Properties to build a new FedEx shipping/receiving distribution center in Chantilly. The 53,885-square-foot facility will be built on a 7.5-acre site owned by FedEx at Stonecroft Business Park.

The building will feature 4,000 SF of office build-out and a 50,000 SF package distribution center. Construction will begin in December 2002 and is expected to be completed by August 2003.

Holiday travelers using Washington Dulles International Airport will see some new security-related requirements. The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority is offering travel advice to area travelers. Before going to the security checkpoint:

* Do not pack or bring prohibited items to the airport. Visit for a list.

* Leave gifts unwrapped. They may be opened for inspection.

* Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry or accessories that contain metal and may set off the alarm at screening checkpoints.

* Put all undeveloped film and cameras with film in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage screening equipment will damage some undeveloped film.

* Carry-on baggage is limited to one carry-on bag plus one personal item. Personal items include laptops, purses, small backpacks, briefcases or camera cases.

* Place identification tags in and on all of your baggage. Don't forget your laptop computer; be sure to put labels on the computer and the carrying case.

William G. Mecaughey, CPA, has joined Data Systems Analysts Inc. as Chief Financial Officer, according to Frances R. Pierce, president and chief executive officer. Mecaughey will play a key role assisting DSA of Fairfax in implementing its strategic business plan and growing the company. Formerly Mecaughey was chief financial officer and treasurer at Roy F. Weston Inc., West Chester, PA, a leading environmental and infrastructure redevelopment firm. A Cum Laude graduate of Drexel University, Mecaughey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Teens from a dozen local high schools will be busy this holiday season as they wrap packages at Fair Oaks Shopping Center to raise funds for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a marketing organization for students.

Located on the lower level near Lord & Taylor, students at the Holiday Gift Wrap Center charge a nominal fee for wrapping packages from now through Dec. 24. All proceeds benefit the Fairfax County Public Schools' DECA program. Funds earned this year will help to send students to a national marketing competition in Orlando.