The Project : Edgewater Construction was chosen by Saint Stephen’s building committee to construct a 4,100 SF single story office building for the church to meet the needs of a growing congregation in the Hickory section of Chesapeake. The construction consisted of wood framed walls and roof structure, asphalt shingle roof, Hardy panel exterior, and new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to service the building. The site work at the campus included a 10″ tap, fire hydrant and associated piping, asphalt curb and gutter and landscaping.
The project was designed with a sense of arrival; featuring a 1200 SF steel structure canopy with decorative columns and skylights accentuating the entrance into the main sanctuary. Edgewater constructed a 12′ X 12′ gazebo at the rear of the building for reflection and contemplation.
Saint Stephen’s new office building supports the daily operations of this active and growing Roman Catholic congregation. The roof structure and finishes on the new building as well as gazebo were chosen to match the adjacent facility.
Edgewater took the lead on efforts to settle open City requirements from a previous construction project, unrelated to Edgewater. These efforts delayed the owner obtaining a certificate of occupancy but closed all past issues for them. In doing this, the owner was grateful enough as to ask up to remain as their contractor to design-build an expansion of an existing building.
The Challenge : A previous construction project (unrelated to Edgewater) left unresolved issues with the City of Chesapeake; delaying our Certificate of Occupancy.
Value Added : Edgewater took the lead on efforts to settle open City requirements. Our efforts on behalf of Saint Stephen’s closed all past issues and a subsequent award of their Certificate of Occupancy.
Value Added 2 : Saint Stephen’s showed their gratitude by asking Edgewater to remain as their contractor for a design-build expansion of an existing building.
Client : St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
Location : Chesapeake, 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.