The Project : Edgewater worked closely with the owner, Mark Rodriguez, to develop a new efficient retail space layout to meet all the City’s code requirements in order to obtain a building permit.
Safety was paramount as all demolition and reconstruction work was completed during normal retail working hours in a busy customer service area.
Edgewater demoed the existing walls; removed existing bathroom fixtures and capped unused piping before installing new walls, doors and frames, sinks and piping, and the acoustical ceiling system. The renovation included removing the worn VCT flooring and installing new flooring. Edgewater fabricated and installed new customer service counter tops with counter access control doors. The project required penetrating the existing metal building to install new side entrance door; constructing a new repair shop area with 24’ walls (to deck) and installing new high bay lights and radiant heating. The project was finished with new paint, overall.
The Challenge : Working in and around customers and staff in this active retail and repair shop.
Value Added : Edgewater crafted a safety program and schedule to overcome the challenges that could arise when demolishing, renovating and constructing in an occupied retail space.
Client : Smith Turf and Irrigation
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.