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Food Bank Donations

The Williamston office of A. R. Chesson Construction received word that the Outer Banks Food Bank was in desperate need of food items in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The staff immediately began collecting food bank donations. In just a few days the office had collected enough dry goods to donate to both the Outer Banks Food Bank as well as the Martin County Food Bank in Williamston. 
All of us at A. R. Chesson Construction hurt for those affected by the terrible after math of the recent storms. While we mobilize to help those with buildings that were damaged, our employees value giving back to the community to meet other needs.

 

NSU Madison Hall

The NSU Madison Hall Auditorium Renovation consisted of demolition of finishes as well as the electrical and mechanical systems in the Auditorium.  The renovated space included all new finishes including polished concrete flooring, theater seating, acoustical ceilings and wall panels, new decorative metal rails, and new lighting fixtures with a networked controlled digital intelligent lighting system. A. R. Chesson Construction Company has now completed ten projects at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry Welcome Center

The Currituck Ferry Welcome Center located in Currituck County, NC, was unveiled Wednesday August 17th, 2016. This newer facility replaces the smaller and outdated one that was built in 1985. It contains vending machines, restrooms, and displays information on the Currituck heritage for travelers to see. 

Construction of a new $2 million Welcome Center for the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry is about to begin and is expected to be completed in early 2016. A federal grant will pay eighty percent, with the remaining twenty percent of the cost funded by the state. The new, larger Welcome Center will include a Currituck historical exhibit area, restrooms and offices, and will be replacing an outdated and undersized facility. 
This is the second NCDOT project that A. R. Chesson Construction has participated in the past two years. The NCDOT HWY-17 Rest Area Building near Chocowinity, NC is nearing completion.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

A. R. Chesson Construction has been awarded the contract for the exterior renovation of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located at the tip of Hatteras Island. The scope of work includes pressure washing the exterior of the building, repair and replacement of damaged siding and trim and painting the exterior. Work began Monday August 8 under the supervision of Andy Holliman with Doug Chesson as Project Manager.

Chief Estimator

Michael Roberts has recently accepted a promotion at A. R. Chesson Construction as the new Chief Estimator. Michael has become very skilled in the estimating department after joining the firm in 2003. Michael will continue to lead this company to success in expanding his efforts throughout the bidding, estimating, and project management process. Michael states" I am excited to start a new challenge within A. R. Chesson Construction and look forward to working with the team to further develop our already extensive and successful estimating methods."

Currituck Community Park Phase 2

It only took 10 days to install 14 field lights poles that will provide 144,000 watts of lighting to the new athletic fields at the Currituck County Community Park.  The 60’-80’ tall fixtures were designed to withstand hurricane-force winds of 120 MPH.  Installers utilized lasers to  focus each of the 96 lights on specific parts of the fields.  The park expansion also includes an Alpine Tower: a 50’  tall structure built with pressure treated timbers.  The tower offers an ideal challenge course setting for fostering teambuilding and provides Universal Access for persons of all abilities. 
The new athletic fields are being constructed by a world-class turf contractor who has recently completed fields for several NCAA baseball stadiums as well as the Norfolk Tides and the Miami Marlins.  Fields have over a mile of sub-drainage piping allowing them to dry quickly and efficiently after rainfall and irrigation. 
Footings are in place for the 2-story concession stand structure which consists of restrooms for the facility as well as a fully equipped kitchen and press box.  There will be four pre-engineered picnic shelters to match the others on campus which will have powder-coated steel and standing-seam roofs. The project manager is Adam Hughes. The superintendent is Roger Steele.