Daniels Contracting

A Look at Hugh Daniels Contracting

When the Steelers signed interior offensive lineman James Daniels to a big contract in free agency, they knew they were getting a building block for their new era. He could play right guard, center or left guard in Pittsburgh, and is a Pro Bowl-caliber player overall.

The carrier argues that the evidence does not show any action or behavior on the part of Daniels or his superintendent which would bind the carrier to extend workers’ compensation coverage to plaintiff.

Early Life and Education

Josephus Daniels arose from the wreckage of war-ravaged eastern North Carolina to establish an influential newspaper and serve in high office. His straightforward words and actions caused offense among some but left no room for doubt regarding where his values lay.

Early on, he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. Seizing every opportunity to learn, he became an outstanding student in Anderson public schools while seizing upon every chance to start his own paper route business.

By 16 years old, he and his brother had founded and edited Our Free Blade newspapers. Later he purchased Wilson Advance and used it as a forum to address trade and temperance issues, while supporting Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party.

Professional Career

Hugh Daniels built his company on the principles of honesty, integrity and quality while generously giving back to the community. He served on the boards of directors for Piedmont Hospital, Birmingham-Southern College, the Birmingham Museum of Art and Symphony Association as well as being part of Birmingham Committee of 100, Chamber of Commerce Southern Research Institute Alabama Chapter Associated General Contractors Alabama Chapter as well as being trustee for Dane County Library Foundation. Hugh passed away in 1983 but his sons continue running their father’s company with same values and commitment.

Achievement and Honors

Hugh Daniels was honored with inclusion into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame and received honorary degrees from Piedmont College, Birmingham-Southern College and The Citadel. Additionally he served as chairman of Alabama Gas Corporation’s board as well as being inducted into the American Academy of Honor.

Daniels practices in the firm’s Government Contracts subgroup and represents clients that do business with federal government agencies. He offers regulatory counseling and compliance guidance as well as supporting clients during internal investigations. Daniels has extensive experience representing his clients before the US Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, and courts of appeals.

Personal Life

Daniels is a longtime member of the board of directors and executive committee chairman of Anayat House of Beaumont, a nonprofit organization that provides overnight accommodations for relatives of patients in local hospitals. He is also a member of the board of directors and founding director of Young Americans Bank, a special bank with a state charter that caters to patrons under age 22. Daniels also serves on the Advisory Council for the Construction Management program at Lamar University. He is the spouse of fellow opera singer Mary Elizabeth Williams, with whom he has two children. He and his now-husband are the co-founders of the Young Americans Music Academy in Beaumont.

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