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Y-12 employee engineering success for group that serves people with disabilities in East Tennessee

January 26, 2016

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Jennifer Enderson, president of Emory Valley Center, and Bill Hevrdeys look over plans for the new facility.

Bill Hevrdeys, a Consolidated Nuclear Security Construction engineer who has worked at Y‑12 for more than 12 years, has worked on hundreds of construction projects all over the country, but one project is especially near and dear to his heart — the new home of the Emory Valley Center.

The future 25,000‑square‑foot building will house a medical and nursing center, gym with commercial kitchen, classrooms for children and adults served by the Emory Valley Center, and administrative offices.

Hevrdeys is using his expertise, honed over a 40‑year career, to write design and construction contracts for the Oak Ridge nonprofit. He says it began as just another construction job but quickly blossomed. Since 2013, he’s put in more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work.

Read more about Hevrdeys’ work for the EVC on the Y-12 website.


Working on the new Emory Valley Center is special to Bill Hevrdeys. EVC provides case management, training, housing, jobs and other services for adults with severe disabilities.