These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local clerk of court offices.

Under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company is protected from claims by creditors while it attempts to reorganize its finances under a plan approved by the court.

In a Chapter 7 liquidation, a court trustee sells assets to pay creditors' claims. The company then ceases operations.

Eastern Virginia District

Alexandria Division

Sense Electronics Co. of 43538 Emerald Ave., Chantilly, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 2. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $50,000 to $100,000.

Wholesale Carpet & Floor Market Inc. of 8196-D Terminal Rd., Lorton, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 2. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $500,000 to $1 million.

C & E Drywall & Painting Contractors Inc. of 620 Richards Ferry Rd., Fredericksburg, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 1. The company listed assets as $100,000 to $500,000 and liabilities as $500,000 to $1 million.

Megan Homes Inc. of 7115 Leesburg Pike, No. 202, Falls Church, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 1. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $50,000 to $100,000.

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Pete's Transfer & Storage Inc. of 1062 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Wednesday. The company listed assets as $50,000 to $100,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Progressive Eye Care Inc. of 7071 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 2. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Constructivist Foundation Inc. of 11489 Lake Potomac Dr., Potomac, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization July 2. The company listed assets as $1 million to $10 million, and liabilities as $500,000 to $1 million.

L.I. Breeze Inc. of 11423 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation July 1. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $100,000 to $500,000.

Southern Group Inc. of 11140 Rockville Pike, Rockville, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization July 1. The company listed assets as zero to $50,000 and liabilities as $1 million to $10 million.