Design-Build New Construction Krypton Crossfit

The Project : Krypton Crossfit employed the Edgewater Construction Services and Avetech Design Group design-build team to design and construct a new 9,123 square foot 2-story multi-purpose exercise space.

From the 2-story atrium the reception area opens up to a first floor multi-purpose space that accommodates over 100 cross fit enthusiasts. The second floor features an observation balcony and additional storage.

The first floor houses two business/administration offices outfitted with wet bars, adjacent male and female staff restrooms and a large office space assigned to coaches and instructors. Additionally, Krypton offers a well-appointed laundry facility with washer, dryer and slop sink.

For members’ convenience, the team designed and built male and female locker rooms with toilet facilities, shower and dressing areas, a juice bar, retail space and a children’s play area with stadium seating and flat screen televisions for their entertainment.

The entire building was wired for state-of-the art audio/video fitness technology.

The Edgewater/Avetech design-build team also provided first floor storage, an electrical room and an overhead garage door system for instructors and athletes to access outdoor exercise opportunities.

The building finishes; Gypsum walls, polished concrete, tile and paint; will stand up to the above normal wear and tear of an active cross fit program.

The Challenge : The design-build team was challenged to provide the client with a building that would withstand the crossfit system of extreme fitness with unconventional equipment such as monster truck tires, chains, and sledge hammers as well as conventional work out apparatus.

Value Added : Working together as a seamless team, Edgewater and Avetech created a premier crossfit facility with the ability to withstand heavy wear and tear.

Client : Krypton Crossfit
Location : Chesapeake, VA

James Collins, P.E., LEED GA



Joined the Edgewater Team:

Jim is the President of Edgewater and started the company in 2006.


Jim Collins, a licensed civil engineer, has over 25 years of experience. Active duty in the US Navy prepared Jim to excel in vertical construction operations, estimating, project management, and contract administration around world for the Seabees and the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. Jim retired from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) where he gained construction experience from an owners’ point of view as a contracting officer. His vast experience prepared him to drive military construction projects through conceptual, design, and construction phases.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA - Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA - Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Certified LEED Green
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • U.S. Green Building Council
Richard Marano
Vice President



Joined the Edgewater Team:

Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006.


Rich Marano is a civil engineering graduate of the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology who combined his degree in construction technology and took a different path, moving directly into the construction field. His career has upwardly traversed from assistant project manager to project manager to Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006. Rich’s resume shows achievements in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in design-bid-build, design-build, construction management and general contracting. His experience in facility renovations and additions and new construction reached its highest point when Rich was assigned as Senior Project Manager for the Armada Hoffler Tower in Virginia Beach. This $86M project spanned 2 years and 13 floors (255,000 sq. ft.) of Class A office space, 300,000 sq. ft. of retail space and an adjoining a 22 floor 9 level cast-in-place parking garage with 1871 stalls.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY – Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • Suffolk County Community College Long Island NY - Associates in Construction Technology