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SSMCC OFFICE BUILDING

The Project :This project constructed a 4,100 SF single story office building with wood framed walls and roof structure, asphalt shingle roof, hardy panel exterior, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; complete site package to include, 10″ tap, fire hydrant and piping, asphalt curb and gutter and landscaping. Project included a 1200 SF steel structure canopy with decorative columns and skylights to enter the main sanctuary as well as a 12′ X 12′ gazebo at the rear of the building. The new office building supports daily operations of this 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.

Client : St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church
Location: Chesapeake, VA

James Collins, P.E., LEED GA
President

Email:

jcollins@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Jim is the President of Edgewater and started the company in 2006.

Background:

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.

Education/Training:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA - Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA - Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
Affiliations:
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Certified LEED Green
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • U.S. Green Building Council
Richard Marano
Vice President

Email:

rmarano@edgewaterconst.com

Phone:

757.410.3166

Joined the Edgewater Team:

Vice President of Edgewater Construction Services in 2006.

Background:

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.

Education/Training:
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY – Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • Suffolk County Community College Long Island NY - Associates in Construction Technology