The Project : Edgewater Construction renovated Building 69, a one story, 24,000 total square foot Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation center (PM&R) and constructed a new 1250 square foot state-of-the-art handicap accessible zero entry pool for water rehabilitation/therapy indoor pool and all the necessary support spaces, mechanical services and other ancillary pool services.
The Challenge : The therapy pool was designed for an intricate glass enclosure. When the speciality enclosure subcontractor negated his contract, Edgewater was tasked to locate and contract a new subcontractor, quickly on-board the sub and progress to the finished product.
Value Added : The old pool and mechanical spaces were renovated and re-purposed for Facility Engineering Service’s (FES) shop. The patient gym relocated from the basement of Building #38 and the outdated space renovated into an employee fitness center.
Client : Department of Veterans Affairs
Location : Coatesville, PA
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.