14th Century the practice of embroidering the Family
Crest on the surcoat worn over the coat
gave rise to the term "Coat
of Arms". The Chesley Brown Coat of Arms is
original to Chesley Brown. It is based on the Garrard
Family Crest because of family heritage and inspiration
of quality and education. The fleur de lis comes
from the Brown Family Crest. The name Chesley is
a family name of old English Origin.
Because of the team spirit, Pride and Integrity
of our company that truly is changing the course
of an industry, Chesley Brown adopted a corporate
flag to be displayed at every Chesley Brown property.
The flag is “Chesley Brown Green” with
our crest at its core.
A Chesley Brown flag can only be presented
to a project location by a vice president or above.
- The Chesley Brown flag belonging to
a vice president or above has a gold fringe along its
The Chesley Brown flag belonging to
the CEO has gold fringe along its border and two gold
cords attached to the top of the pole.
- The Chesley Brown Founder’s flag
is white with gold fringe and two gold cords attached
to the top of the pole. It displays the complete formal
coat of arms and may only be used by the Founder of Chesley
Extended visits of a vice president
or above deems displaying his/her flag.
Award streamers earned by project locations
are to be attached to the top of their flagpole.
Each RMD, RVP, VP, SRVP or above, responsible
for these programs, displays all the streamers on his/her
At no time does a Chesley Brown flag
take precedence over the flag of the United States.
Strict reverence to the American flag is always shown.
Brown has a rich history of excellence, and the Chesley
Brown coat of arms on the Founder’s Flag is
original to Chesley Brown. It is based on the Garrard family
crest because of family heritage and inspiration of quality
and education. The fleur-de-lis comes from the Brown family
crest. The name Chesley is a family name of old English
Although the roots of both the Brown and Garrard families
can originally be traced to France, Britain has been seen
as the country of origin since the 14th century.
The fleur-de-lis origins can be traced back to French
royalty. However, as in the case with both the Brown family
and Garrard family, it was taken and adopted by the English
kings to emphasize their claims to the throne of France.
The Fleur-de-lis has also been used for years by military
units, including divisions of The United States Army, as
a symbol resemblance to a spearhead to identify strength
- The Gold color represents “generosity and elevation
of the mind.”
- The Black color represents constancy.
- The Green color represents hope, joy, and loyalty.
- The Leaves represent hope, joy, and strength.
The eagle represents persons of noble nature, strength,
bravery, and alertness. The “display” of the
wings signifies protection.
The helmet denotes wisdom and security in defense, strength,
protection, and invulnerability.
The banner across the bottom reads “Semper Vigiles” which
is Latin for “Always Vigilant”.
The Dancette lines represent comprehensiveness, diversity,
strength, and ability to understand complex matters that
are not necessarily always smooth or straight lines.
The CEO’s Flag
Vice President and Above Flag