Frances “Hall” Chaney III
Frances “Hall” Chaney III took over as president of Chaney Enterprises, a third-generation family business based in Gambrills, in 2016.
The concrete manufacturer, aggregate supplier, and source of construction materials now operates 16 ready-mixed concrete plants, six sand and gravel facilities, and the Concrete Store, a 19,000-square-foot construction materials supply store in Waldorf.
“Continuing to grow and maintain the family business based on the same core principles and culture it was formed under is my most significant professional accomplishment,” Chaney said. “I believe that goes hand-in-hand with continuing Chaney’s participation with its community and philanthropic work.”
Chaney Enterprises gives back to the community in many ways. Proceeds from its annual Bull Roast go to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, and the annual Babe and Dick Chaney Golf Tournament helps support health care and health education programs, with a focus this year on substance abuse and behavioral health services.
To encourage sustainable landscapes, Chaney Enterprises also provides beautification grants to nonprofits and educational institutions.
In addition, the Chaney Foundation funds endowments for scholarships in construction, real estate, and other majors related to the company’s industries at several area colleges.
“My work has helped to grow our company and provide good-paying jobs for almost 600 people,” Chaney said. “In today’s workforce, I strongly believe that employing local residents has a long ripple effect. Our employees and their families experience a positive impact from Chaney Enterprises jobs.”