Why Lanford

Why Lanford

Leveraging Our Values

Our success is based on a commitment to excellence coupled with employee owners who strive everyday to make us better. The founding Lanford Brothers set a standard of character and integrity that each and every employee follows.

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles define who we are and how we operate at Lanford Brothers Co. with respect to our customers, business partners, and the public.

  • Operating with honesty and integrity
  • Strive to always be the best
  • Taking care of employees
  • Treat others the way we would like to be treated
  • Using high-quality materials and workmanship
  • Being good stewards of our environment, our community, and our industry
  • Open door policy
  • Innovativeness and efficiency
Why Lanford

Employee Ownership

Our top responsibility is to our employee owners. We began moving towards Employee Ownership in 1985 and achieved 100% Employee Ownership in 2006. In this way, our employees have the opportunity and responsibility to make our business thrive, for themselves, for the company, and especially for our customers.

Our Character and Community

Driven by the standards of character laid down by our founders, we work as a company and as individuals to actively support a variety of civic and community causes.

Work Zone Safety Education

Work Zone Safety Education is a crucial outreach program for local high school students. New drivers need to better understand the life and death consequences of disregarding work zone traffic controls. We support this cause to keep our employees safe and keep drivers on our roads safe.

The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.
This scholarship is awarded annually and is supported by contributions from highway construction industry executives and firms nationwide.

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American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The ARTBA serves as the transportation construction industry's voice in Washington, D.C. Their mission is to advocate for strong federal investment in the nation's transportation infrastructure to meet public demand for safe and efficient transportation. As a member since 1975, both Stan and Jack Lanford were heavily involved in the organization, each serving as Chairman at one time.

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Virginia Road & Transportation Builders Association (VTCA)

On a state level, Lanford Brothers has been active in VTCA since the 1970's. They also provide a voice in state legislature and a means of promoting public awareness on the importance of a continually updated transportation system. Through their work they promote open communication between the industry and the Virginia Department of Transportation, helping to support the industry, their employees, and the bidding process. Many of our officers have held leadership positions in this organization, as we believe that those making a living in the industry need to help educate and inform others about needs in transportation.

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