Our History

WKW Construction, LLC (t/a Woodard Group) was founded by Keith Woodard, Jerry Kint, and Nancy Weiss in 1989 and has now served the greater Hampton Roads, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach region as a full service general contractor and commercial construction firm for over 30 years. Nancy and Keith remain partners to this day.

Our Goal

As a commercial general contractor, Woodard Group strives to contribute a cost-effective build out that meets our clients’ design intent and also matches their bottom-line financial requirements.

In order to achieve that goal with our tenant improvement and ground-up construction projects, Woodard Group employs a full office staff in addition to its team of field superintendents and cabinet makers. The full team enables Woodard Group to work around the clock to meet the needs of every client. We are there to answer your calls and questions any time of day and be your partner in your construction venture. Woodard Group has the experience and craftsmanship you can trust.

Keith Woodard

Founding Partner

With over 40 years of commercial construction and development experience, Keith held many positions in the industry prior to forming Woodard Group in 1989. Today, Keith serves as an advisor/consultant for various Woodard Group projects. Occasionally, he will partner with clients for design-build shell projects. Keith’s years of experience, his attention to design detail, and his long-standing relationships in the Hampton Roads area continue to bring value to Woodard Group’s future.

Nancy Weiss

Founding Partner

Nancy Weiss, along with Keith, is one of the two principal founders of Woodard Group.  She has worked alongside Keith since Woodard Group’s inception in 1989 after working with him at Turner Development. Nancy has retired, but she still maintains a presence in the office to support the growth and development of Woodard Group.

Our Team

Project Management Team

General Contractor Project Manager Brian Bolger profile

Brian Bolger

Project Manager

Brian was born and raised in upstate New York where he learned a myriad of construction skills through his father’s family business.  Throughout his career, he has worked in both residential and commercial construction. Brian started working at Woodard Group in 2008 as a superintendent and assistant project manager. Since then Brian’s role has expanded greatly and he now works as a project manager, personally overseeing millions of dollars of annual tenant-improvement work.

Brian and his wife have four children. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys spending time with family and friends on his boat.

General Contractor Estimator Mike Eisenburger profile

Mike Eisenburger


Mike came to Woodard Group in 2003 after serving in the U.S. Army for eight years. A graduate of Old Dominion University and a Hampton Roads native, Mike is the longest-tenured member at Woodard Group. Sub-contractors and clients alike benefit from his careful attention to detail. Frequently, his diligent estimating saves thousands of dollars in project costs, mitigates unforeseen project creep, and eliminates the need for costly change orders.

Mike and his wife have four children and one grandchild. He is a fan of the Washington Football Team, Atlanta Braves, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

General Contractor Assistant Project Manager Andrew Stroud profile

Andrew Stroud

Assistant Project Manager

Andrew grew up in New York and came to Woodard Group after graduating from college in 2014. He first worked in the Woodard cabinet shop before working as a field superintendent on a variety of projects. Andrew has worked extensively with one of Woodard Group’s main medical clients. He currently oversees multiple projects a year, including several from their initial estimating phase to their final closeout.

Andrew and his wife have a young daughter. In addition to being an avid reader of history, Andrew is a devoted fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres.

General Contractor Business Manager Ian Lawrence profile

Ian Lawrence

Business Manager

Ian came to Woodard Group in 2019, and his roles include contract review/creation, payables and receivables administration, account maintenance, payroll and benefit package oversight, and cost analysis performance.

Ian and his wife have three young children, and he is an avid sports fan (Tennessee Volunteers college football, Tennessee Titans, and Atlanta Braves). He also enjoys water sports, reading, and playing guitar.

General Contractor Director of Marketing Edward Estes profile

Edward Estes

Director of Marketing & Customer Care

A Norfolk native, Edward began working at Woodard Group in 2021. His role is to lead Woodard Group marketing initiatives, develop current online content, meet with potential clients, and work with the Woodard staff to plan and implement business strategies for the company.

Edward and his wife have four young children, and his hobbies include golf and table tennis. He also enjoys following tennis, fantasy football, and crytocurrencies.

Millwork & Carpentry Team

General Contractor millwork assistant Bobby Cline profile

Bobby Cline

Millwork Shop

Bobby started working at Woodard Group in November of 2019. He has lived in Norfolk his whole life and has worked in millwork for over 22 years — since he was in high school. He is a major contributor to all Woodard projects that include custom millwork needs.

When he is not working, Bobby enjoys doing epoxy art and rooting for the Oakland Raiders.

General Contractor Carpenter Tom Sochar profile

Thomas Sochar


A Norfolk native, Tom has worked in carpentry for 15 years, doing house renovations and work for the Norfolk Court House and local area restaurants. Thomas joined the Woodard Group team in February of 2015 and is involved in some form or fashion in most Woodard projects.

Tom has a son, and in his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and following the X Games.

Field Management Team

General Contractor Superintendent Eddie Friedrichs profile

Eddie Friedrichs


A Virginia Beach native, Eddie was an electrician before he came to Woodard Group in 2005. Eddie is a Certified State RLD (Responsible Land Desturber) and MOST (Municipal Storm Water Training), and he specializes in ground-up construction projects. His recent projects include the Hilltop Retail Center, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Tidewater Tech – Norfolk, and Centura College.

Eddie has two daughters, a stepdaughter, and a stepson. His hobbies include woodworking, crafts, fixing things, tending to small farm animals, and rooting for the Washington Football Team and Detroit Red Wings.

General Contractor superintendent Tom Meagher profile

Tom Meagher


Tom grew up in Virginia Beach, worked for 10 years as a steel framer and was a superintendent for 8 years before he joined the Woodard team as one of our superintendents in 2019. Some of his recent projects include the Tidewater Tech Chesterfield build, the Collierstown Center renovation, the Leaf Filter build-out, the Old Priority Ford renovation, and two Northrop Grumman build-outs.

When Tom is not working, he enjoys following basketball and football, and he’s a fan of the San Francisco 49ers. He is also known for his love of Mountain Dew.

General Contractor superintendent Dave Rantanen profile

Dave Rantanen


Dave grew up in New York and Guatemala before he served one tour with the Navy. He owned a cabinet shop for 15 years before coming to Woodard Group in 2016 to oversee our millwork shop. In 2019, Dave moved to the field as a superintendent. Some of his recent projects include renovations in Norfolk’s BB&T Building (1st Floor Lobby and Glasser & Glasser Offices) and Norfolk’s Dominion Tower (1st Floor Lobby and 13th Floor lobby).

Dave and his wife have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He is mostly fluent in Spanish, and his hobbies include skiing, camping, and building his retirement home.

General Contractor superintendent Danny Roberts profile

Danny Roberts


Danny grew up in Hampton Roads as one of 10 children. He had been a supervisor for 16 years before he started working at Woodard Group as a supervisor in 2016. Some of his recent projects include the Downtown Norfolk’s Dominion Tower 19th–24th Floor build-outs, Downtown Norfolk’s World Trade Center (Norfolk) 3rd and 8th Floor common area renovations, and the Union Bank call center.

Danny is currently engaged and is the father of 3 boys and a little girl. In his spare time, Danny enjoys metal detecting, fishing, and serving on the Board of Sea2C.

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