Breakell Inc. in Roanoke, the much lauded construction company with the hyper-green reputation, has laid off several employees, including highly-regarded Nell Boyle. Breakell has won a number of awards in the past few years and has been the contractor on a string of high-profile projects.
Nell has pretty much been in charge of Breakell's green efforts for the past few years as director of sustainable practices. She's a former executive director of C2C Home, LLC.
Owner Stan Breakell confirmed the layoffs, saying, "Due to the continued economic slowdown and other business issues we have elected to 'get lean' for a while."
Nell's a good one, and the company has some very good people.