William F. (Bill) Childs, IV

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

Gambrills, Md.-based Chaney Enterprises CEO William F. (Bill) Childs, IV, Sept. 5 announced his retirement after 28 years with the company.

“Our team has the right people in the right places, and we have a very capable successor who is prepared and eager to serve our team members, our customers, our industry and our communities,” Childs said. He is being succeeded by Francis (Hall) Chaney, III, who currently serves as president and is the grandson of Eugene Chaney, who founded the company in 1962.

Childs’ worked his entire career in the construction industry. He joined Chaney Enterprises in 1992 as vice president of sales and marketing, was promoted to president in 1998, and served as president and CEO since 2000. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Lynchburg College (changed to University of Lynchburg in 2017).

Childs served on the boards of the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association and its promotion council; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability HUB Advisory Council; the Eugene Chaney Foundation; and ARTBA’s Maryland state chapter, the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA).

“Bill has been a significant industry leader in terms of state and federal advocacy, and has given a lot to industry associations over the years, particularly MTBMA,” said the group’s Executive Director Michael Sakata.

Childs will remain on the Chaney board of directors.