Articles by: Jeff Anderle
Donley’s was featured in the May/ June article of Breaking Ground, THE MAGAZINE OF THE MASTER BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Master Builders’ Association.
Project Executive for Rycon Construction, Inc., Mike Figgins, said, “Donley’s was extremely adaptable and that saved us a lot of time. We recovered quite a bit of schedule by that resequencing…”
Read Donley’s Feature in Breaking Ground Magazine to find out more on the detailed construction of the Glasshouse project in Pennsylvania from 2016. (Page 35)
We are thrilled to announce Eric Cox has been promoted to the Vice President of Donley’s!
Eric Cox graduated from Eastern Carolina University and went to work for Miller and Long Concrete Construction in the year 2001. Working in the field as a field engineer and enduring the chilly North Carolina winters and hot North Carolina summers helped Eric quickly realize that he wanted to learn other parts of this business!
In 2003, he went to work for Blair Concrete Services as an estimator/project manager…working alongside Jeff Hamburg and Ian Blair. After estimating and managing dozens of concrete projects over this 5-year span…Eric was promoted to Senior Project Manager in late 2008.
Donley’s acquisition of Blair Concrete Services led us down the path of chasing larger structural concrete projects and overall business growth throughout the southeast. During the transitional years of Blair Concrete changing over to Donley’s Concrete Group…Eric put in the time, energy, and effort to build relationships with clients and managed multiple concrete projects.
In 2015 Eric was promoted to Project Executive. Over the next several years, we solidified our South Carolina Team, performed several very successful projects in Georgia, and successfully expanded into the Virginia market. Eric played a very key role throughout this growth and development phase of Donley’s Concrete Group.
Eric exemplifies the hard work, determination, and experience it takes to learn and become EXCELLENT at managing internal and external clients. Eric has an exceptional focus on keeping everyone safe, doing high-quality work in the field while at the same time managing the productivity of our workforce. Over the years, he has built his own book of business and solid relationships with multiple clients.
Our business is all about people – This is truly what Eric excels at!
Please join us in congratulating Eric Cox on a very well-deserved promotion to Vice President.
Congratulations Eric, you have certainly earned it!
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 here to 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!