George’s father, Henry, was a carpenter and architect by trade. Much of what George knows was taught to him at an early age. In addition, he had multiple years of masonry experience. With this knowledge, George worked with his brothers in the company titled Nice Brothers, and they developed real estate and built homes in the Newport News area for many years. In 1984, George bought Sanders Septic System in Hampton, and in 1985 transformed the company into George Nice & Sons. His four sons, Robert, Jerry, Ray, and Michael, joined the business.
George Nice & Sons has been in operation for almost 40 years which is an amazing accomplishment. However, this is not the full legacy of the Nice family. With the experience and teachings of his father Henry L. Nice, the years of work in masonry, and the decades of working alongside his brothers, George Nice and his sons are able to be a part of a unique family legacy - a legacy in which the Nice Family can take pride in.
Jerry Nice has worked for the company since its inception, and he continues to serve the company currently as Vice President in addition to his responsibilities of implementing and managing the setup and use of the company-owned GPS equipment for construction stakeout and automated machine controls. With the use of this advanced technology, George Nice & Sons competes with an edge in the ever-advancing construction industry. In addition, Jerry oversees the company’s construction fleet of equipment ensuring proper operation, utilization, and maintenance as well as the direction of capital expenditures for the expansion and upgrade of the fleet. Jerry is proud to operate under strict adherence to the highest standards of construction.
With almost 40 years of experience in the books, Ray Nice operates with extensive experience in construction and engineering. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University. Before joining George Nice & Sons, Inc., he began as a CADD Technician and then transitioned into a Project Engineer holding responsibility for the structural and engineering designs of various marine and commercial development projects while at MMM Design Group. Ray also worked for Reid & Cornwell, LLC., as a Project Engineer and oversaw structural engineering and design of various commercial and residential site development projects. In this role, he also prepared contract plans, specifications and bid documents, and managed and supervised CADD technicians during the engineering and design phases of several projects.
Since joining his brothers and father at George Nice & Sons, Inc., Ray’s duties entail Estimating, Civil and Construction Engineering, Construction Field Management and Supervision, and Business Development in addition to his role as Vice President he shares with his brothers. Most recently, Ray added FAA UAV Certification to his repertoire which has allowed George Nice & Sons to conduct aerial surveying, mapping, measurement of excavation depths and material stockpiles as well as monitoring of job site progress. With these additions, Ray assists in enabling George Nice & Sons to have the needed edge in a world full of broadening technology
Bob Nice serves as Operations Executive and has nearly 40 years experience in the construction industry. He worked his way up from Equipment Operator and Grade Foreman to Pipe Foreman. Bob oversees managing, scheduling, and directing all daily field operations for multiple crews and subcontractors on commercial, residential, municipal, and transportation site development projects. With proven management skills across the board, Bob is proud to continue to direct multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and professionalism throughout.
Vice President of Operations, Michael Nice, holds authority for a vast array of areas within George Nice & Sons, Inc. He oversees Business Development, Construction Management, Civil and Construction Engineering, and Construction Field Management and Supervision. In prior work at E.V. Williams, now known as The Branch Group, Mike served as Grading Division Manager, was in charge of P&L Division, and held the position of Director of Business Development as well as Project and Field Engineer and Project Manager. Furthermore, he previously held the post of Project and Field Engineer for AES Consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from William & Mary. With this wide array of impressive professional experiences and industry knowledge, he joined his brothers at George Nice & Sons for good in 2006. Mike continues to put forth his industry expertise and leadership skills to assist in the operation of George Nice & Sons, Inc.