Date: June 7, 2016
BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. (June 7, 2016) - At the annual St. Paul’s School Headmaster’s Lunch, Chaney CEO Bill Childs received recognition as one of the institution’s 2016 Alumni Award Recipients. Each year, the awards are presented to individuals who exhibit above and beyond contributions to both St. Paul’s and to the community.
According to St. Paul’s, since his graduation in 1972 Childs has shown a continuous passion for his alma mater. Not only has he contributed to the school financially but also through the expenditure of his time, serving on the Board of Trustees for the institution for six years, from 2008 to 2014.
Following his graduation from St. Paul’s, Childs attended Lynchburg College where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1976. Prior to joining Chaney in 1992, Childs earned industry recognition with five National Sales Awards at S.M. Christhilf & Son.
Today, Childs continues his work as president and CEO of Chaney Enterprises which he helped grow into the largest sand-and-gravel and ready-mix concrete supply business in Maryland.
“Our industry is comprised of people who are making a tangible contribution to society,” Childs said in a recent industry magazine profile. “We produce the key ingredients in homes, schools, hospitals, churches, streets, local roads, highways, bridges and mass transportation.”
During his time with the family-owned company, the size of the operation has nearly quadrupled with over 500 employees and 250 mixers and dump trucks to date. In addition to offering a wide variety of high-paying career opportunities, the company also gives 10 percent of its net income back to the communities where it operates.
At the event St. Paul’s also honored the late Joseph L. Carter, class of 1958, whose distinguished career included senior positions at IBM and in the Maryland State Comptroller’s Office, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy.