Phone: 804-377-2270
Fax: 804-249-6513
938 East 4th Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Grading. Paving. Excavating.

Precision from Experience

Who We Are

Company Profile

Grading, paving, excavating and utilities.  FortyTwo Contracting works on large and small projects for industrial, commercial and institutional customers looking for the highest quality work performed by seasoned professionals.

Precision and discipline are rarely used to describe the business of site construction.  Yet those are the qualities that make FortyTwo different.  They’re why customers come to us, return to us, and seek us out. Our commitment to safety and exacting standards have earned us a reputation for dependability unique in the industry.

Road-building, commercial site prep, industrial facilities – these are the areas where FortyTwo excels.  Yet what makes our company different is our people.  Professionals with decades of experience, working together to build a culture of safety, efficiency, quality and reliability.

When customers come to FortyTwo, they expect attention to detail and unparalleled on-site safety.  They know that the job will be handled from start-to-finish without the need for constant supervision.  They depend on our reliability, our work-tested crew, and our unconditional commitment to customer satisfaction.  This approach to site work builds long-term relationships.  That’s important to us.

FortyTwo treats its employees fairly and recognizes them for excellent work within a culture of safety, performance and pride.  Many members of our company have worked together for years, developing a team built on loyalty, pride and shared expectations of doing the job right.

FortyTwo Contracting.  We are precise in our work because we have the experience to know it’s critical.  That’s why we’re different.  And it’s why customers come back to us – time and again.

Meet Our Team

Who We Are

Meet Our Team

Years of experience is not enough. Accomplishment. Quality. Dependability. Safety. Combine these with know-how and you have a high-performance team – like FortyTwo Contracting. Our people make us exceptional.

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William "Pete" Snead

President and Owner


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John Snead

Vice President


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Matt Bingham

Estimator and Project Manager


We have the experience to

Do it Right the First Time.

Start to finish. From site clearing and demolition to grading and paving. Estimating and planning to final inspection. FortyTwo Contracting performs each element of a project with the same attention to detail and safety that’s built our reputation for more than a decade.

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Our Work

Featured Projects

Our Work

Summary of Services

  • Grading
  • Water and Sewer
  • Site Concrete
  • Paving
  • Site Demolition
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Excavating
  • Snow and Ice Management
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service

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FortyTwo is available 24-hours-a-day including weekends. Because emergencies don’t just happen during the workday. We can assemble a crew and equipment when and where you need it. It’s just one of the things that makes us different.

Whatever the job and wherever the site, we’re ready to talk it over. Get in touch with FortyTwo.

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William "Pete" Snead

President and Owner

The founder of FortyTwo Contracting, Pete Snead has been a legendary fixture in the site construction business for more than five decades.  He started working in the industry with his father at the age of 15 and since then he’s earned the respect and trust of some of the premier general contractors in Virginia.

In the 1970s, Pete joined a large, regional site work company as a superintendent, and eventually became that company’s General Manager, in charge of all construction including job planning and performance, manpower, asphalt plant operation and equipment management.  He oversaw virtually all types of site work from road and highway construction to site development, environmental restoration to work in industrial facilities.  Pete’s work with industrial clients includes companies like Dominion Power, DuPont and Honeywell, and his experience, attention to detail, commitment to safety and customer service are sought-out by government agencies, universities, general contractors, developers and other industrial customers who return to him time and again.  In 2003 Pete founded FortyTwo Contracting, where he and his team continue to provide customers with the quality of work for which he’s known.

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John Snead

Vice President

Like his father Pete, and his grandfather before him, John Snead has been involved in the site construction business since he was a young man.  By the time he graduated from the VCU School of Business, John already had first-hand experience with nearly every element of site construction.  He has an extensive background in business operations and marketing, project management, purchasing, as well as safety and risk management.

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Matt Bingham

Estimator and Project Manager

While earning a degree in Economics and Commerce from Hampden-Sydney College, Matt spent his summers learning the construction business from the ground up working for a utility contractor in Hopewell, Virginia.  After working in the financial industry, Matt returned to the construction business to make it his full-time career.  He spent a couple of years working for one of the largest site contractors in the region learning equipment operation, plan reading, utility installation, estimating, and other contracting tasks.  Matt then joined FortyTwo in 2009 where his work has focused primarily on industrial projects for Dominion Virginia Power, including several at the Surry Nuclear Power Station.