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    Pope Woodard    

“My mission is to provide our customers with the highest level of quality construction services.


I want to ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business. I aspire to customer satisfaction in all areas - including timelines, service and attention to detail.

I aim to maintain the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our business relationships.”

Pope Woodard


A Virginia Beach lifetime resident - Pope is proud to have managed the construction of a wide variety of structures - from Virginia Beach to Maryland & New York.

He is proud to stand behind the work of our team. He is here to focus on your building - to add value to all aspects of the construction process.

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Beacon History & Company Information

Pope Woodard started Pope Building Systems in October 2005, following 23 years experience in residential and commercial development projects. The company was started with its primary focus as a pre-engineered building specialist - including design, sales and installation of a variety of pre-engineered building products, such as steel, fabric or fiberglass structures.

The company now uses the trade name Beacon Development and includes 15 employees.

We include all labor, material and travel as projects may require. All of our installers have been instructed in proper usage of equipment and are certified in areas of fall protection, rigging and typical jobsite OSHA safety standards. We will provide OSHA and EM 385 steel erection plans. Our crew averages 12 years experience in building erection.


Our company has been in the business of erecting pre-engineered buildings for 10+ years and erects an average of 8 buildings per year. The buildings range in size from 5000 sq ft  to 125,000 sq ft. We have worked for General Contractors and individual owners.


Beacon provides all tools and equipment needed to complete the building erection or construction project.

Educational Background & Professional Experience


Educational Background

1976 - Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA

1980 - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

BS Horticulture

1981 - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

BLA Landscape Architecture

1985 - American Univ, Washington, DC

MS Real Estate Finance and Development


Professional Experience


Post Buckley, Tampa, FL - Land Design/Engineering


Greenehorne and O’mara Washington, DC - Land Design/Engineering


Public Storage, Washington, DC - Site Development


Greenbaum and Rose, Baltimore, MD - VP RE Development


Atlantic Homes/Great Atl, Hampton, VA - VP Develop New Properties


SteelMaster, Virginia Beach, VA - Comm/Ind Building Develop


Beacon Development - Design/Build Pre-Eng Bldgs


Civic Activities

Norfolk Academy Alumni Board

United Way, Young Leaders Group

Galilee Church, Sunday School, Missions, Grounds

North End Civic League

Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Orchid Society

City of Virginia Beach Beautification Committee

Virginia Beach Sports Club


113 Holly Crescent Ste 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Telephone: 757 383 6680


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