About Braun MacLachlan
Braun is a Virginia Beach native, with strong ties to our local community. He attended Colorado State University College of Natural Resources, Commercial Recreation and Tourism in 2002. He earned his Class A Contractors license in 2012 and was the recipient of the 2014 City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission Merit Award in the category of renovations and/or adaptive reuse. He joined his family’s construction business as a superintendent in 2004, working up to be its president in 2012. The company’s primary focus was in the design and development of new luxury homes and light commercial. He developed an interest in commercial construction leading him to pursue a commercial general contractor and joining Sussex Development as an assistant superintendent during the summer of 2018.
After demonstrating his knowledge of construction and leadership skills, he was promoted to project superintendent and served in that capacity for many months before applying for a position with our office staff as a field engineer, a role which combines project engineering with estimating.
He spent much of his life in the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach Oceanfront. He is an avid surfer and fisherman who shares his love of surfing with a local organization helping mentally and physically challenged persons get on the waves.