The Project : Edgewater Construction was chosen to create a new main office for the building manager of this Class A office building in Norfolk.
Edgewater demolished the existing office walls, doors and frames, removed carpet and base, and removed lights. From the bare space we constructed new walls and installed window walls to form an office, conference room, and a common break area. The project was completed once Edgewater installed new carpet and base, millwork, new duplex outlets, telephone/data, lighting and switches, adjusted the existing fire sprinkler system, connected to the building’s HVAC and painted.
The Challenge : Minimal disturbance to adjoining occupants in the World Trade Center.
Value Added : Edgewater accommodated the current occupants by performing work during off hours and weekends.
Client : GVA Advantis
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.