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Meet Nelson: BION’s First Welding Graduate!

When Nelson began his career with BION in 2015, he never planned on learning to weld, let alone becoming the first welder to be fully trained through in-house instruction. Now, as the first graduate of BION’s internal welding program, he is progressing in leaps and bounds towards a bright future in skilled trade. Shortly after he started working, Nelson took advantage of BION-sponsored Apprenticeship Programs. BION is a Department of Labor approved employee apprenticeship sponsor for Plumbing

“Believe It!”: BION’s Josie Geiger Shares Her Story

Founding Partner of Manassas, Virginia-Based Healthcare HVAC Company Reflects on Ten Years of Challenges and Growth To CEO Josie Geiger, “Believe It!” is so much more than just a tagline for BION. It’s a motto she lives by every day, starting in the beginning of her career in construction as an administrative assistant for a local subcontractor. “One of the project managers at my first job told me that I had to believe in myself and in what I

Congratulations! 12 More BION Plumbers Earn Medical Gas License

Congratulations to our 12 newly-certified Medical Gas technicians, who just completed and successfully passed the Medical Gas Examination. This process consisted of 32 hours of class work over a week long period, followed by a brazing test and 100 question written exam. BION helps prepare employees by hosting regular internal brazing clinics that instruct proper form and safety. Now, over 55% of our field staff holds this important license, required by NFPA 99 for all medical gas system

Vote BION for Virginia Living’s “Best Healthcare Construction 2019”

Virginia Living’s 8th annual “Best of Virginia Reader’s Survey” is open, and we’d love to have your vote! Winners of this much-anticipated competition are selected by those who matter most: our clients and associates. If you like the work that we do, please take a moment to tell all of Virginia! Click to open survey & select “Northern Virginia” region Scroll to #107 Wild Card, write in “Best Healthcare Construction” and vote for

Worth the Wait: Finding the right people for the job

Members of our leadership team took time out from cheering on Tyler and Tony in the PHCC CONNECT Apprenticeship Contest to explore industry-related topics during conference sessions.  “You Only Get What You Put In,” a keynote by Eric Chester, particularly struck a chord with our Director of Field Operations, John Fitzgerald. As anybody in the construction industry knows, there is a shortage of skilled labor. Chester talked about this putting the onus on employers to offer training and

Behind the Walls: Inova Fairfax Professional Services Building

If you were to take a peek behind the walls at any hospital you would see a network of pipes and lines that perform a multitude of duties: Some piping brings in clean water for drinking and personal hygiene. Another maze of piping and ductwork regulates building temperature, keeping staff and patients comfortable. Other lines supply medical gases for surgeries. BION is proud of the  “behind the walls” work we do at hospitals throughout the Washington, DC

Two BION Employees Selected for National Apprentice Competition

Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association Showcases Up-and-Coming Talent This year, BION, Inc. is proud to send two employees, Tony and Tyler, to a competition for the nation’s top 30 apprentices in their industry, during the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association CONNECT Conference, October 10-12 in Albuquerque, NM. Both men are enrolled in a four-year DOL-certified Apprenticeship Program, under BION’s sponsorship.   Tyler will compete in the plumbing

BION Marks 10th Anniversary with Food Drive

Mechanical Contracting Firm Encourages Donations to Streetlight Ministries Since the 2008 opening of its first humble “office” in the kitchen of co-founder and CEO Josie Geiger, CHC, BION, inc. has quickly become a respected name in the Northern Virginia healthcare construction industry. Now, with nearly 100 employees and its own facility expansion underway, the firm has participated in multi-million hospital projects, winning industry awards for excellence in its work with HVAC,  plumbing and medical gas systems. Celebration plans for

BION-Sponsored Apprenticeship Programs Offer Path to In Demand Careers

BION Employees Earn Department of Labor Certifications in Plumbing and HVAC Like many contracting firms, BION is impacted by a shortage in the labor force, which has been particularly hard on skilled trades. Associated General Contractors of America noted that 70 percent of construction companies are having trouble finding qualified workers. One of the ways that we seek to meet this challenge, and invest in the success of our employees, is through our sponsorship of the Department of