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Hopkins & Porter Construction, Inc. began in 1977 as a small team of energetic, creative people who had dreams of building spaces people would love. We developed an excellent reputation for providing great personal service, creative and new living spaces for clients while focusing on delivering projects on time and within budget.
Now, Hopkins & Porter Construction, Inc. is celebrating an amazing 40 years of successful projects, unique spaces and wonderfully loyal clients. We appreciate everyone who made this past 40 years possible—our employees who have grown with us, our associates and vendors who help make dreams possible and our amazing clients who have confidently contracted us for multiple projects throughout the years.
On October 1st, 2015, Ray Hornsby took over as President of Hopkins & Porter after 30 years of dedicated service to the company. Ray’s focus is to lead Hopkins & Porter using a hands-on style that keeps him in the field with clients and team members daily. His approach is to always provide world-class service, quality workmanship and make our client's needs our top priority.
Bikes are available for 2-hour free rental at the canal. Photo by Deb Stevens.
Since its launch in the Spring of 2013, the C&O Canal Bike Loaner Program, located at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center in Potomac, has loaned upwards of 15,000 bicycles at no cost to visitors.
The program, which originated in a rural area of the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Williamsport, was expanded and adapted for Great Falls, which enjoys over 5 million visitors annually. Currently in its fourth season of operation, the Great Falls Bike Loaner Program is coordinated by Founder and Chief Bike Mechanic, Ric Jackson and operated solely by volunteers, who have logged over 6,000 volunteer hours and many hundreds of Student Service Learning hours. In addition, the program has trained dozens of volunteers as bike mechanics, and logged thousands of hours in bike repair and maintenance. All of the program’s bicycles are donated by the public and are inspected and maintained by trained mechanics.
The program operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays year-round, weather permitting (generally from April through November, or until the towpath becomes too muddy).
The Bike Loaner Program accepts financial donations to help sustain the program and purchase parts and supplies needed to maintain the fleet of bicycles.
Courtesy of the Potomac Almanac