The Project : This phase of the interior build out of 10,000 SF Class A office space was to provide Clark Nexsen a new home for their Civil Engineering Department which services this national company’s Government, higher education, private commercial and residential clients.
Edgewater completed the demolition of existing first floor space to create multiple work areas and offices. Edgewater constructed an elaborate breakroom/banquet area and large conference room/library.
The project required Edgewater to construct complex custom designs throughout. They included millwork and modular office material using natural maple finishes, Venetian plaster, scuffmaster wall finishes, and a “clouds” ceiling that comprised of an offset free floating suspended acoustical ceiling system. Clark Nexsen’s breakroom/banquet area required extensive custom work that included stainless steel countertops, glass mosaic tile walls and backsplash. The natural maple finish casework, banquet seating and shelving with Sapele wall and ceiling panels completed the specialty high grade finishes.
The Challenge : High end and specialty construction management and skills were essential to this build out.
Value Added : Edgewater entered into this contract with the skills to manage and construct this project and subsequent build outs for this client.
Client : Clark Nexsen
Location : Norfolk, VA
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.
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.