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Historic Exterior Renovations 3 Buildings Point Pleasant Coast Guard Station

The Project : Three historic buildings on the Point Pleasant Coast Guard Station required rehabilitation; Edgewater Construction was contracted to provide materials and construction services to complete this historically sensitive renovation to restore the Station Building (Circa 1936), Boat Maintenance Building (Circa 1938), and Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (Circa 1974) back to their former beauty.

Edgewater performed the following: replaced existing windows with custom clad windows to match the original appearance of the building, replaced shutters, removed the exterior cedar shake shingles, corner boards, water table, rim joist cap, flashings, felt paper, gutters and downspouts, installed spray foam in the wall cavity of the exterior walls, installed exterior building moisture barrier weather wrap, and new flashing new corner boards and water table, removed and replaced the porch and cupola deck roofing and replaced the Cedar Siding Shingles.

The Challenge : Locate historically comparable materials and products from the 1930’s and the 1970’s.

Value Added : Edgewater installed historically analogous replacements incorporating energy efficient and maintainable materials.

Client : US Coast Guard
Location : Point Pleasure, NJ

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