Wharton Construction was founded in 1971 by Bill Wharton, who is well-known
for his ability to consistently provide a quality product on time.
Bill honed his skills as a young man while achieving an electrical
apprenticeship at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Over the next few
years he continued to build his expertise while working for several
electrical contractors in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
As with most professionals, Bill felt he could do it better and
started an electrical company by obtaining his master license to
serve customers in Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Smithfield,
Williamsburg, Poquoson, Gloucester, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake,
Norfolk, and Portsmouth.
Bill's knack at running a top-notch, customer-oriented electrical
company inspired him to obtain his master license in plumbing, HVAC
and gas pipefitting, and grew the business to provide quality service
in all of his trades.
He soon saw the need to expand the company in home building, remodeling,
renovations, room additions and commercial construction.
Four decades later, Bill is one of the most knowledgeable business
owners in the residential and commercial construction business.
His reputation includes "Problem Solver," which is a great
skill to have due to the inherent problems associated with the many
moving parts of a construction project. Since 1971, Bill has been
on his toes, thinking ahead of the game, and keeping customers satisfied.
Becoming a family business
Bill and his wife, Pauline, raised two sons, Ty and Aaron, and both
boys grew up in the construction business.
Ty swung his first hammer at age six. As he matured he worked summers
and weekends helping his dad do roofing, remodeling, additions,
kitchen renovations, bath renovations, and room additions. After
high school he began working for several construction companies
which served Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Poquoson
and Gloucester. He continually expanded his professional scope by
becoming an expert in carpentry, framing, electrical and plumbing,
while specializing in renovations, remodeling and additions.
Ty was drawn to the electrician side of the business and eventually
completed an apprentice program at Newport News Shipyard, and later
obtained his master license in electrical.
In 1995, Ty joined his dad's business and is now the president
of Wharton Construction Co., Inc.
Aaron also started his career in construction at a very young age.
He worked with his father in the business during his adolescence
and teen years. After graduating from high school, Aaron worked
for Wharton Construction and other remodeling companies that served
Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Aaron
gained great knowledge in the construction business while specializing
in carpentry, and in time joined his dad's company. He is now a
vice president and estimator.
Pauline is the company's secretary and treasurer and has been with
the residential and commercial company since day one. She worked
along side her husband in the business office as well as at jobsites.
During her tenure with the business, Pauline obtained her license
as a realtor, which has been an excellent benefit for the company.
Wharton Construction today
Wharton Construction is in its fourth decade as a family-owned
and operated, full-service construction company that continues to
build on its solid reputation for delivering a quality product on
Wharton Construction is a Class A contracting company licensed
in building, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning,
and gas pipe fitting.
Wharton Construction services include:
About Wharton Construction
Wharton Construction is a residential and commercial construction
company headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, which is expert at home
design, new home construction, remodeling, kitchen renovations, bath
renovations, room additions, exterior work, siding, windows, doors,
roofing, decks, fences, and garages, as well as office build-outs
for retail, medical facilities, and design build for new commercial
construction. We also provide residential repair services that include
electrical repair, plumbing, carpentry, flooring, drywall, painting,
roofing and tiling. Wharton Construction serves clients in Hampton,
Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Poquoson, Smithfield, Gloucester,
Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton
Roads, and throughout Virginia.