Prism is Soliciting Subcontractor and Supplier Participation

Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. is soliciting subcontractor and supplier participation to bid the Town of Lyman Startex Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation Contract.  We encourage participation from minority-owned, women-owned or otherwise small, disadvantaged enterprises.

Town of Lyman Startex Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation
Bid Date: December 20th, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Proposals Due: December 18th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Location: Town of Lyman, SC
Pre-Bid: An optional pre-bid conference on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM held at Town Hall, 81 Groce Road, Lyman, SC 29365.
Chief Estimator: Michelle Krewinghaus, 757-874-5670,
Scope of Work:
The Project consists of, but is not limited to, replacement of approximately 7,319 LF of 8-inch sewer line,
service reinstatements, and manhole installation.
Project Specs and Plans

The contract documents, plans, specifications, addenda, additional communications, responses to questions, etc. pertaining to the Invitation for Bids may be downloaded from Prism’s website at:

  • Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. is willing to break down or combine elements of work into economically feasible units to facilitate minority participation.
  • Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. is willing to review any responsible quote and will negotiate terms, if appropriate. We will notify your firm if your bid is accepted for this project.
  • Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. is willing to provide same unit pricing with our suppliers to help establish credit. If you need assistance with obtaining bonding, loan capital, lines of credit, insurance or joint pay agreements please contact us and we will review your needs and direct you to available agencies for assistance.
  • Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. will look at the possibility of a joint venture or partnership arrangement, if appropriate.
  • Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc. pays twice monthly on submission of qualified invoice.

Enter for Your Chance to Win a 2018 Nissan Rogue S

Prism Contractors and Engineers, Inc. is continuing our fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are available for your chance to win a 2018 Nissan Rogue S or $20,000.

Please join our team in the effort to help fight cancer by contacting our office today at 757-874-5670 or email to purchase your tickets today.

Prism is Now Listed as a VDOT Prequalified Contractor

VDOT’s Highway Contractor Prequalification Program ensures that all contracts for the construction, improvement and maintenance of Virginia’s transportation system are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

Highway construction and maintenance contracts advertised and let by the Construction Division require prospective bidders to be prequalified.

The rules for prequalification reflect VDOT’s commitment to safety, quality construction, ability to perform, and increased competition.

Safety is an integral and essential part of becoming and remaining prequalified.  Prism has met the safety evaluation process which included industry standard Experience Modification Rate (EMR), OSHA 300 and 300A for three past completed years, contractor’s safety program and contractor’s safety violations by any governmental agency.

A contractor’s performance evaluations are based on an aggregate score of 85% or better and will be evaluated on every project every year. Also work history with current contracts on hand as a Prime and a Sub for past three years of completed projects.

Equipment that is readily available to perform the work and finances played an integral part in obtaining this status.

With this prequalified status Prism is eligible to bid and be awarded contracts with VDOT as a Prime Contractor.  In addition to prime contract work, contractor prequalification is also necessary for first-tier subcontractors unless otherwise indicated in the Contract.


Prism Awarded Orcutt Avenue Project

Prism has been awarded by Basic Construction the Orcutt Avenue and Mercury Boulevard Gravity Sewer Improvement Project.

Basic Construction Company is a leading provider of construction solutions for Newport News and Hampton Roads, specializing in asphalt sales, grading, earth moving and underground utilities.

Prism’s portion of the Orcutt Project consists of repairing and rehabilitating an existing HRSD gravity sewer main from the City of Hampton to the HRSD PS, which is located at Paul Street. The scope of the project consists of 1,500 LF of 6’-24’ in diameter of heavy sewer cleaning, 760 LF of lateral lining and approximately 12,000 LF of 15” -18” CIPP.

Prism’s portion of the work will commence late November to early December.


NASSCO ITCP Class in Plymouth, MI

ITCP – Cured In Place Pipe Class

When: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Friday, December 7th, 2018 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Metro Consulting Associates
45345 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

Cost: $1095 for non-members and $995 for NASSCO members
Email concerning payment information will be sent within 7 days of your registration.

Trainer: David A. Reaves, P.E., L.S., 757-874-5670,

Course Description: NASSCO’s Inspector Training and Certification Program (ITCP) is a standard national training and certification program that provides field construction professionals (i.e. consulting and municipal engineers, contractors) with comprehensive learning and tools to understand and inspect trenchless pipeline renewal technology.

Attendees who successfully complete the training will receive 1.35 Continuing Education Units and a certificate. They will also get a copy of the Trenchless Assessment Guide for Rehabilitation (TAG-R), an interactive software program that will allow the engineer and inspector to select applicable technologies for different project conditions.

Course Content:
Chapter 1 – Existing Pipe Defects and How They Affect CIPP Installations
Chapter 2 – Overview of the CIPP Technology
Chapter 3 – The Field Installation of Cure-In-Place Pipe (CIPP)
Chapter 4 – Writing and Understanding Performance Specications for CIPP
Chapter 5 – Pipeline Renewal Technologies and Their Applications

Register: here or call 757-874-5670

Trainer Bio: David Reaves is a two-time graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (1992) and a Master of Science Degree (1994) with a concentration in Engineering Management. David is a certified trainer for NASSCO and can teach classes for Pipeline Assessment Certification (PACP), Lateral Certification Assessment (LACP), Manhole Certification Assessment (MACP), and Inspector Training and Certification (ITCP) for Trenchless Rehabilitation. David also teaches classes at the college level for civil engineering as time allows and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

David has twenty-seven (27) years of sanitary sewer related experience. David started his career as the Regional Wastewater Commodity Manager for the Navy in the Hampton Roads area. After five (5) years and over 50 million dollars worth of completed construction, David took a job as Wastewater Operations Manager for the City of Hampton. Over the course of the next five (5) years, David doubled the number of people and the budget for sanitary sewer repairs while doing all work in-house at rates less than or comparable to contractors. David managed a sanitary sewer system that generated over 10 million gallons per day from 150,000 residents. As owner of Prism Contractors & Engineers, Inc., David has successfully managed the cleaning and television inspection of over 3 million feet of sanitary sewer pipe.

Hole in One at Prism’s AutumnFest


Prism’s AutumnFest was held on September 19th and on this day Will Whitescarver shot his first hole in one!  For the past two years, Will has served as a sales representative for Carboline.    This year Prism welcomed Carboline as a new sponsor to AutumnFest.  Carboline is a global supplier of coatings, linings, and fireproofing with offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide.  Their focus is on corrosion control, water transmission, and fire protection.

During AutumnFest the attendees and sponsors had the opportunity to try out their golfing skills on our 120-yard tee box or 70-yard tee box.  It was the 70-yard tee box that Will had four balls lined up to hit.  The first ball was the only one he needed as it proceeded to land on the green about 7 feet from the hole.  He and other spectators watched the ball roll and disappear into the hole.  “I was shocked at first, but it was cool when everybody started cheering and clapping”, Will stated after the initial shock wore off.

Will has been playing golf for over 40 years now and this is his first hole in one.  All of us at Prism are equally happy to share in this experience with him.

It just goes to show, anything can happen at Prism’s AutumnFest.

Will Whitescarver, Sales Representative, Carboline.  First hole in one.