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Associate Director

Steve Semones

Balzer & Associates, Inc.

Steve is an Executive Vice President for Balzer and Associates and is the office manager for their New River Valley office. Balzer and Associates is a multi-discipline design firm founded in 1967 that provides Engineering, Architecture, Surveying and Landscape Architecture across Virginia. Upon graduation from Virginia Tech in 1998, Steve began his career with Balzer in their Richmond office and in 2002, he took the opportunity to open a new office in the New River Valley. The New River Valley office serves primarily private development clients on a number of different project types including residential subdivisions, multi-family developments, medical facilities, office and commercial buildings, and religious facilities.

Steve has been active in the New River Valley Home Builders Association since 2002 and has served on the Board of Directors for over 17 years. He served as President of the Association for 3 years with an agenda to foster more open communication between the development community and local governments and continues to serve as the Chair for the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is also active in the housing industry on a statewide level with the Home Builders Association of Virginia by serving on the Legislative Committee. His commitment to the industry was further recognized in 2012, when he was appointed by Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to represent the 9th Congressional District on the Board of Housing and Community Development.  He was reappointed in 2016 by Governor Terence McAuliffe.

Steve and his wife Lynn live in Christiansburg with their three boys where he is also active with the Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Advisory Board, Christiansburg Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts of America and the New River Valley Lacrosse Club.