EPOC Construction has been serving the Virginia Peninsula since 2001 and is currently in its 20th year of operation. Ken Bingman, owner and president, was born and raised in Hampton Roads and has been happy to live and serve in the community his entire life. EPOC focuses mainly on general contracting work. “EPOC is a commercial general contractor that provides a personal touch to support our clients through the building process. From the design concept, permitting and turn-key construction through completion of the process, EPOC handles all phases and stages of the process for our clients,” Bingman says.
The construction team is composed of six people, including Bingman’s wife, Theresa. The EPOC team takes pride in its abilities to work well together and wear many hats to get every job completed. The company specializes in the designing and building process for its clients, helping to create a building that best suits the client’s needs and budget. The team also works on existing buildings, offering additions or interior renovations.
“EPOC is known for Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB). We have been building PEMBs for about 35 years, and they are not plain, metal-looking ‘sheds’ anymore. In fact, EPOC has won numerous awards for our projects because our building designs are not ‘plain-Jane’ and still keep within the owner’s budget,” Bingman says.
Bingman entered the business after graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in civil engineering and has seen many changes within the industry over time. “I wanted to be more ‘hands-on’ in the business, so I went into the construction side rather than the design side,” Bingman says. “I’ve always liked building and creating things. Technology has certainly aided in the design side of construction. In the field, you still need iron workers to erect the steel, masons to lay the brick, etc. The real challenges now are finding skilled workers.”
Bingman is loyal and appreciative of the family, friends and clients who have been instrumental in his journey. His respect and admiration for his family helped establish the name for the company. Prior to Bingham’s EPOC, Bingham’s father-in-law was in the process of opening a different type of business named EPOC. Before he was able to open, he was killed in a tragic car accident. As a memorial to him, Bingman named his company EPOC — Endless Possibilities of Construction — which speaks to the endless value he and his wife place on the people and relationships that have been so instrumental in their epic journey.
Bingman’s team has been up to some impressive tasks lately, such as projects in Newport News which range from small interior renovations for a physical therapy space to a 57 foot tall, 224 foot wide manufacturing facility being built with four 50-ton cranes. And while EPOC helps build Newport News, it always works to “give back” to the community. “EPOC has a great presence here in Newport News. We are involved with and support several local organizations, such as Newport News Rotary and Habitat for Humanity,” Bingman says.
When Bingman is not busy at EPOC, he enjoys using his building talents at home by completing projects in his house and workshop, going to the beach, boating and playing with his three grandchildren.
When asked about his favorite part of his business, Bingman says his passion is helping clients. “I love the people side of the business. I learn so much from my clients about their businesses and that helps me focus on their goals. We end up building a relationship with the owner while working together, creating the design which I think helps the process go smoother,” Bingman says.
“EPOC’s goal is to help the business community build their success. When they win, we win,” Bingman says.
TO THE POINT:
EPOC Construction, Inc.
Address: 736 City Center Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Ken Bingman