The Project : Building 417’s Bath House renovation design added 1,000 square feet of interior space. Edgewater removed existing walls, installed new footers and foundations to support the additional columns and walls and new steel beams and trusses supporting a new metal seamed roof.
The interior was completely gutted including all plumbing, mechanical and electrical services and the build-out in the expanded space now contains male, female and handicapped showers and locker rooms. The filter house equipment was demolished and upgraded.
Exteriors were renewed with cement siding and shutters. To finish the project, Edgewater installed a new 700 square foot PVC deck, pergola and new guardian decorative fence.
The Challenge : Edgewater accelerated this complex project’s schedule targeting Opening Day festivities.
Valued Added : The reconfigured entrance provides a handicap access elevator.
Client : Department of Veterans Affairs
Location : Martinsburg, WV
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.