Martin County Transit Renovation

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Martin County trusted A . R. Chesson Construction to complete the renovations of the MTC facilities. Martin County Transit (MCT) is a public transportation system that operates as a branch of the Martin County government, with funding assistance from the state and federal government. The system operates a fleet of vehicles, including specially modified vans and LTV vehicles to accommodate the elderly, and/or physically challenged.

The renovations included a roof replacement, HVAC replacement, and the development and paving of a parking lot adjacent to the building.
Additional work on the building included:
* Window & boxing replacement
* Installing new doors
* Reception window
* Repair/Replace Sheetrock
* Painting (interior)
* Restrooms (Public & Employee)
* Electrical upgrade
* Signage
* Landscaping
* Gravel
The project was recently highlighted on WITN:

Martin County Transit building before renovations.

Martin County Transit building before renovations.

Regulator Marine Expansion Completion

Regulator Marine celebrated the completion of their expanded facilities with an open house on September 18, 2019.

The new Assembly area was completed in April.


Old Dominion University-Monarch Hall Renovations

ODU-Monarch Hall

Old Dominion University has partnered with A. R. Chesson Construction for the renovations of the new Monarch Hall Maker Space. The project consists of interior refinishing and construction with HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work. The project manager is Adam Hughes, and site superintendent is Jim Adkins.

ODU Monarch Hall

Under Construction for Central Middle School

Central Middle School

Gates County Public school systems chose A. R. Chesson Construction to serve as their Construction Manager for their 42,400 square foot addition and renovations for Central Middle School. The additions include new classrooms and group toilets, staff toilets, administration offices, media center, and new gymnasium including lockers. Some of the renovations include new electrical to supply the HVAC systems, roofing, windows, and room finishes.. This is the second Construction Manager at Risk project ARCC has been awarded by GCS. The project manager is Daniel Plyler and the site superintendent is Brian Plyler.

Central Middle School

Latter Day Saints Church

A. R. Chesson Construction Company is currently renovating the interior of the Latter Day Saints Church in Hampton, VA. The renovation consists of new gymnasium flooring, new kitchen casework and tile flooring, replacing the exterior windows, and re-upholstery of the church pews. The estimated completion time for this project is  March 2017.

Rivers Correctional Institution

Rivers Correctional Institution is a privately owned prison located on a 257-acre tract in a rural area west of Winton, North Carolina, in Hertford County, It is operated by GEO Group under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since its construction in 2001

The facility is a 347,155 sq. ft. campus design with four housing buildings, indoor and outdoor recreational areas, a central programs building, an administrative building exterior to the two perimeter fences, a prison industries building, and four perimeter guard towers. 

Renovations include reconfiguring the Commissary, Warehouse, Education, and Industry areas.

AR Textiles Robersonville, NC

A. R. Chesson Construction has entered into a contract with AR Textiles, Ltd. AR Textiles is locating a new manufacturing facility in Martin County with plans to create 38 jobs with average annual salaries of $26,000.00 over the next three years.

The Robersonville factory will be producing cotton yarn for a variety of functions including use in garments and according to N.C. Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla, the company will be buying North Carolina-grown cotton for the facility.

Jobs offered at the site will include operators, supervisors and quality control positions. AR Textiles is part of Sunflag, an international group of companies with operations in multiple modalities such as yarns, fabrics, garment, and household textiles. The project manager is Will Gautier. 


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.

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.

NSU Bowser Hall Renovation

After a 45-day renovation, a former classroom has been transformed into an instructional woodworking shop at Bowser Hall on the campus of Norfolk State University in Virginia.  
The scope included demolition, new electrical circuits and light fixtures, new rooftop HVAC, dust collection system and installation of shop equipment.  Finishes were updated by installing new drywall, VCT flooring and Corian solid surface wall caps, and painting throughout the space.  New doors and access controls were also installed.  

DAV Thrift Store now open

The newest DAV Thrift Store is open in Virginia Beach at 1525 General Booth Blvd.

The Disabled American Veteran’s Thrift Stores’ goal is to provide quality merchandise at excellent prices to our customers in a clean, inviting store, giving outstanding service, while providing our employees a healthy, rewarding work environment.

The monies earned support the local DAV Chapters, which provide support to the Veterans Administration hospitals and its veteran support agencies, local social service agencies, and other community activities in the local Hampton Roads area. Visit to find local chapter offices and more info.

The DAV Stores are locally owned and operated by the Disabled American Veterans Combining Chapters Thrift Stores of Hampton Roads, VA Inc.

Camden Board of Elections and Museum Completed

The new site for Camden County Board of Elections has been completed.  The location is in a renovated building adjacent to the Camden County Courthouse built in 1847 and the Camden County Old Jail which was built in 1910 and restored in 1986.  The museum will showcase exhibits regarding Camden County’s rich history from the 1600’s to the present and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015. The project manager was Adam Hughes and the Superintendent was Brian Clark.