Cave Hill Corporation Staff

Walter M. (Gator) Hopkins, Founder, Owner, C.E.O.

Walter has always had a keen interest in fabrication and cranes. His innovative ideas continue to move the company into new markets and services, and in a positive growth mode. In 1980, he started Cave Hill Mechanical providing Industrial Maintenance Services to area manufacturers. The company continued its growth into Steel Fabrication, Crane Rigging, and in 1992 began producing Above Ground Storage Tanks as Atlantic Fabritech, a division of Cave Hill Corporation. He majored in business at James Madison University.

Lynn Marrier, Office Manager and Coordinator

Lynn comes to Cave Hill Corporation with experience in working with a national chemical treatment company for the oil field industry in Wyoming and Montana. She is currently pursuing her Accounting and Business degree. Lynn's background includes organizational management, safety, accounting, industrial customer service, and sales. She is meticulous and dedicated in providing customers with the BEST services possible. For customer convenience Lynn makes herself available for scheduling and quoting purpose 24 hours / 7 days a week via 800-522-4980; (mention crane, rigging, industrial maintenance, fabrication, repairs, roadside assistance, and/or emergency work).

Elwood Puffenbarger – Forman and Operator

Elwood’s extensive abilities and understanding of safety, cranes, hauling, mechanics, maintenance and fabrication provides him with the versatility to assist customers with a wide verity of projects large and small. His experience comes from the agriculture and poultry industry, along with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, first aid, trouble shooting, drafting, physics, welding, pneumatics and hydraulics course from Massanutten Vocational Technical Center. He has 17 years of crane and rigging knowledge, along with being a certified crane operator through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) since 2004. Elwood’s safety training consist of 20 years of confined space and retrieval certification along with HAZWOPER and Hazardous Materials Handling.

806 Island Ford Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840 | Toll Free: (800) 522-4980 | PH: (540) 289-5051 | FX: (540) 289-7592