Building Careers, One Hire at a Time

William A. Hazel, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer who invests in our employee's success. We offer in-house training, competitive salaries, and an excellent benefits package.

Employee Spotlight


Douglas Melara

Our Rising Star Employee Volvo Operator, 815 F Machine
Why did you choose William A. Hazel, Inc. for your career?

I see much potential for growth in Hazel, this company called my attention the most. From the moment I entered my interview, I appreciated the professionalism. Once I saw that I knew I would have a good future here.

What is the best thing about working for William A. Hazel, Inc.?

The company offers great benefits. I also enjoy the people I work with because we work as a team, we have each other’s back. I’ve learned so much since I started working here.

What do you think potential employees should know about William A. Hazel, Inc.?

If you work hard, your work is compensated well. We value hard work in this company.

What do you like most about your position at William A. Hazel, Inc.?

I appreciate my foreman because he always wants us to learn. I like that I am continuously learning in my position. They call me the “rising star” and I appreciate the space that is given to learn. I’ve moved up to another machine in a matter of weeks.

How would you describe the company culture at William A. Hazel, Inc.?

We work as a team here – it’s team oriented.

Why recommend William A. Hazel, Inc. to family/friends as a great place to work?

This is a great place to work because of the benefits, people, and opportunities.

Employees Making a Difference

A Hazel employee in a red truck had his PPE on and moving debris/cut up trees out of the road and directing traffic. I was unable to get the truck number or a real description of the employee, but he was doing a damn good job keeping the traffic moving. His efforts saved me a long detour of heading back to Warrenton.

We're proud of our employee, Justin Southard, for stepping up to the task and living up to our Legacy of Dependability!

Roger Shirk is a one-of-a-kind man. In my time at Hazel and other companies, I have never met a better teacher, hard working individual, or company man like Roger. He is always thinking about his crew and takes care of us day in and day out. He is the definition of a man's man. I am grateful to have had such a great teacher who has given me the skills and strength I need to succeed

All of us who lead strive to have that kind of impact on those we lead. Thank You Roger for your great example of leadership.

When the top of a live sewer manhole was crushed by another contractor working on-site, filling the sewer lines with debris, sewer began to backup jeopardizing several businesses in the neighborhood. Robbie Hensley, Project Superintendent, took control of a very tense situation, organizing and coordinating the response that averted a major contamination issue.

Thank You Robbie for your quick action and cool head, making all the right calls to save the day for the neighborhood and our customer.

Lance Toone isn't just a nice guy to work for, but a very hard worker. I've watched him operate every piece of equipment on a daily basis including a Volve truck. I've heard guys complain Lance is working beyond the normal hours just to get the job done. The word exemplary is not even adequate in describing Lance because he goes above and beyond the call of duty. I think Lance is the greatest boss I've ever worked for.

Thank You Lance for leading by example every single day.

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William A. Hazel Incorporated fully supports the growth of their employees for the duration of their careers at the company through Hazel University. This education comes in many forms. It provides our employees with continuing education from high school completion and GED coursework through college and university degree reimbursement. It includes current relevant training to enhance their abilities to produce safely at the highest industry standards. Well-educated and well-trained workers are more knowledgeable, motivated, and better prepared to ensure that their job is done efficiently and correctly. Hazel-U helps our diverse staff to recognize their potential by identifying and supporting their individual growth, personal growth, and career goals. This is accomplished by delivering quality leadership-based training along with industry specific training. It even goes so far as to provide for personal household budget training, planning for retirement, and ESL education.

For more details on William A. Hazel University contact Burt Korngage in our H.R. Department at or 703-378-8300.

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