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 This newer facility replaces the smaller and outdated one that was built in 1985.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larger Welcome Center will include a Currituck historical exhibit area, restrooms and offices, and will be replacing an outdated and undersized facility.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.

Edenton Police Department

The groundbreaking for the new Edenton Police Department was held on June 15th. The new 9,440 S.F. structure will be build on an almost 1 acre site located at the corner of Oakum and Albemarle Streets in Edenton, NC.  The building will be constructed of structural steel and metal stud framing with masonry secure walls and a painted brick exterior façade.    This is the largest capital  building project the Town of Edenton has ever constructed.  The project manager is Adam Hughes. The superintendent is Dennis Bousman.

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.

Huntington Park Tennis Center is Ready to Serve

The newest amenity for the City of Newport News, Virginia, Parks & Recreation Department is now open.  The 5,108 square foot project was designed by James River Architects to support the surrounding tennis facilities. The center contains large locker rooms, a conference room, support offices and storage rooms. The project was completed in May, 2015, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 25, 2015, at the new center. The Project Manager was Daniel Plyler and Dennis Bousman was the Site Superintendent

Warren Field Airport Terminal Opens

The City of Washington, NC, dedicated the new terminal building at the Washington-Warren Field Airport as part of the Memorial Day celebration. It is a project that has been three years in the making after a tornado destroyed the previous terminal building in July 2012.  The new terminal is larger and was completed with the help of city, state, and federal money for $1.2 million. The previous building was constructed in 1975.
The new terminal is now officially open for public use. The Project Manager was Will Gautier.


Kayak Launch - Bertie County

Two grants from NC Division of Coastal Management's North Carolina Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program, in cooperation with Stanley Thompson, land owner, were used to provide new and improved public access to the public waters of the Cashie River in Bertie County NC. The fully accessible design build project included a passive recreation fishing pier, a small boat launch transfer station, a connector boardwalk from parking to piers, and other site enhancements. The project also supports the town of Windsor’s ongoing eco-tourism efforts highlighting the Cashie River's resources. There were many collaborative partnerships to make the project a success: the Windsor Board of Commissioners, David Hodges, Jr. with Mid-East RC&D Council, Inc., Dr. Paige Viren and her students from East Carolina University Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies for planning and project support, private land easement for the site provided by Stanley Thompson, Vic Thompson from Bertie SWCD, and NC Division of Coastal Management for resources through their Public Access grant program.
A. R. Chesson Construction provided design and construction management services, with construction services provided by Sawyer's Residential & Marine & Tim Phelps & Co.
The Town of Windsor and Bertie County adopted a cooperative mission of promoting sustainable, community-driven economic enhancement and stewardship in the region through environmental education, water-based recreation, and nature-based and cultural tourism. The focal point for such activities centers on the historical Cashie River, the only river in the nation whose headwaters and receiving waters are located in the same county. 


Humidity Controlled Warehouse at Fort Bragg

Our PEMB division is working with Tyler Construction Company on the new Controlled Humidity Warehouse at Fort Bragg. The interior includes a fabric insulation system. 

Fort Bragg is the home of the Airborne. For more than half a century, Fort Bragg has had a proud heritage as the Home of the Nation's finest fighting forces. Fort Bragg is located just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The fort is named for Confederate General Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles in four counties.

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.