Articles by: Jeff Anderle
Donley’s May 2021 Service Awards: Billy Powell and Jose Espinoza Jr.
Congratulations to Billy on his 10-year work anniversary with Donley’s at the Cleveland office as Corporate Risk Manager and congratulations to Jose on his 10-year anniversary with Donley’s as a Foreman at our Raleigh location! Your work does not go unnoticed and we appreciate all that you do at Donley’s. We are proud to share your service with us and look forward to more great years together.
As Donley’s celebrates its 80th year of providing concrete services, we wanted to share a few of our current and recent projects marking the growth of our South Carolina office. Four of the tower cranes in downtown Charleston are on projects where Donley’s is the concrete contractor, with a fifth being erected in Summer 2021. Exciting times for the South Carolina team!
Construction Manager: CF Evans
Donley’s is working for CF Evans on this new mixed-use project. Our work on the Morrison Yard development includes a cast-in-place frame for the ten-story apartment building and a two-story podium deck with a total of 17,755 cubic yards of concrete. This mixed-use project includes a market, restaurant space, offices, and a coffee shop.
Click hereto learn more about Morrison Yard.
Take a 360-degree tour of the site here.
Construction Manager: BL Harbert
We are currently working with BL Harbert on The Cooper Waterfront Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Located on the Charleston peninsula, The Cooper Hotel will be a six-story, 225-key, 288,000-square-foot hotel featuring a ballroom, conference space, service kitchen, a restaurant, 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space on Concord Street, rooftop lounge, elevated pool, and sea-wall, plus views of the harbor and downtown skyline. For decades, the site was the location of the State Ports Authority headquarters.
Click here to learn more about The Cooper.
North Charleston Coliseum
Design Build: M.B. Kahn
We recently served as part of MB Kahn’s Design-Build team for the new North Charleston Coliseum Parking Deck. The new deck can accommodate 2,000 vehicles and provides additional parking for the North Charleston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center and Convention Center Complex. Our work in the 664,000 square foot structure resulted in 23,500 cubic yards of concrete and three elevated levels.
- 168,000 square feet of slab-on-grade
- 3 elevated levels using Donley’s Garage Beam System
- 495,000 total square feet of elevated slab
Click here to learn more about the North Charleston Coliseum Parking Deck.
Additional Current and Recently Completed Projects
40 Line Street
Developer/Construction Manager: Lifestyle Communities
Still Hopes Independent Living Phase 2
Construction Manager: CF Evans Construction
International African American Museum
Construction Manager: Turner Brownstone
Wild Dunes Resort Hotel
Construction Manager: BL Harbert
Isle of Palms
See our entire portfolio here.
March New Employees:
This past month, Donley’s has had the privilege of welcoming four new members to our team: Ruben Flores, Brandon Chairez, Dylan Skipper, and Thomas Carpenter. Ruben and Brandon will be working in our Raleigh office, Dylan will be working in our Charleston office and Thomas will be working at our Richmond location. We are thrilled to have these new members on board and can’t wait to see what they accomplish in these roles.
Welcome to the team Ruben, Brandon, Dylan, and Thomas! We are excited to work with you at Donley’s.
Donley’s March 2021 Service Awards: Chris Cammerata and Joseph Fowlie
Congratulations to Chris on her 20-year work anniversary with Donley’s and congratulations to Joseph on his 10-year anniversary with Donley’s! Your work does not go unnoticed and we appreciate all that you do at Donley’s. We are proud to share your service with us and look forward to more great years together.
Friday, February 14, 1941, started out as a normal day for Bill and Philip Donley. They were lathing a house near Harvard Avenue and Lee Road for Donley Brothers Co. But after lunch, the brothers would make history.
As the story goes, their father, Ernest F. Donley, lent them and their brother Don $25,000 to purchase the construction division of Donley Brothers.
The United States was gearing up for World War II and Donley Brothers won some defense contracts, causing the need to expand. This gave Ernest’s three sons a chance to buy the construction division from their uncles.
“After lunch it came time to go sign the papers,” Bill recalls. “We went to an office—a bank or lawyer. Then it was back to work.”
The new company was incorporated as Ernest F. Donley’s Sons and has evolved over the last 80 years to our company today. Known as Donley’s now, we are proud to still be a successful concrete business.
We now have multiple locations across the country and continue to provide exceptional work in various states. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our last 80 incredible years.
Happy 80th Anniversary, Donley’s!
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We are pleased to announce Rachel Moviel’s promotion to Human Resources Coordinator.
Rachel started with Donley’s in 2013 as an Executive Assistant and became our Human Resources Assistant in 2018. She has done a great job coordinating recruitment efforts, managing the co-op/intern program, human resources reporting, and managing the performance management process. In her new role, she will continue these duties and report to Chief Operating Officer Steve Hamilton. She has been a wonderful asset to Donley’s and we can’t wait to see what she continues to achieve in this role.
January New Employees:
This past month, Donley’s has had the privilege of welcoming two new members to our team, Conor Forrestal who will be on site in Columbus, OH as a co-op and Mac McCann who will be working in our Raleigh, NC Office as a Project Engineer. We are thrilled to have these new members on board and can’t wait to see what they accomplish in these roles.
Welcome to the team Conor & Mac!
It is with great pleasure that we announce Mark Manti’s promotion to Director of IT & Security. Mark started with Donley’s in April of 2009 as a Network Administrator. He has taken on increasing levels of responsibility during his time at Donley’s. Always level-headed, Mark understands the importance of customer service and pushes the IT department every day to resolve issues quickly. Recently, Mark played a pivotal role in the company’s transition to concrete-only services by leading the CM post-transaction data migration project. It is not uncommon for him to spend time outside of normal business hours performing server maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, and general help queries. Mark is also earning a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity and using this knowledge to drive our security processes and culture.
Please join us in congratulating Mark on his new role!
Please join Donley’s in helping to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank with their outstanding and critical work. Our organization is donating to help Greater Cleveland Food Bank deliver on its mission to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.
Click the link below to make donations and read more about the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission to provide food for those in need.
Scott Sweeney is Promoted to Regional Safety Manager!
Scott joined Donley’s in July as a Site Safety Coordinator. Before working for Donley’s, he was a firefighter/paramedic for ten years, then transitioned to work as a control operator/safety specialist at a refinery in Lima, OH. It was during the time at the refinery that he fell into safety and loved it.
In 2018, Scott began working with Tuttle Construction as their Director of Safety. He is excited to work on multiple projects regionally in his new role. Congratulations, Scott!