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Richmond – Donley’s announced today that Clay Haselden has joined its concrete division, enhancing the organization’s concrete services growth in Virginia. Haselden brings a wealth of experience within the concrete construction industry, having spent more than 30 years managing projects in Virginia and the Southeast. In his role as Senior Project Manager, he will oversee project work and help lead the growth of the organization’s concrete division in Virginia.


While primarily known for its Construction Management and Design Build Parking Deck services in the Mid-Atlantic, Donley’s Concrete Group’s (DCG) work in Ohio and the Carolinas has resulted in the firm being named to the top 20 concrete contractors nationally in the recently released Engineering News-Record annual listing of specialty contractors. DCG is currently completing the concrete work at VCU Health’s Community Memorial Hospital Replacement project in South Hill, Virginia.


Kurt Weinfurther, leader of Donley’s Mid-Atlantic office, stated, “Clay’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will be key to our growth in Virginia. Hiring someone of his tenure in the industry is a sign of our commitment to becoming a leading concrete service provider in Virginia. As our repeat business in construction management and design build with organizations across the state has confirmed, we are focused on delivering high quality solutions with genuine people. We are fortunate that we were able to find someone of Clay’s caliber to fulfill this role.” 

Oatey celebrated the grand opening of its new 47,000 sq. ft. building last week. The building designed by Vocon and built by Donley’s Inc. was designed to foster collaboration, efficiency and innovation. The project came in on time and on budget, the four most prized words regarding construction. However, the grand opening was not the only event to be celebrated, it also happens to be their 100th year in business which coincides with our 75th year. Gary Oatey, executive chairman reflected on the opening and their 100th year, “this really is Believeland. Oatey stops to honor the past, build on its strengths and pave the road to the future looking forward to the next 100 years of innovation and progress.” Congrats Oatey!

Summa Health has hired Donley’s and Shook Construction, a joint venture, to provide construction management services for the new bed tower for Summa Health’s Akron City Hospital.

The scope of the project, part of Summa’s recently announced $350 million facility plan, includes the construction of a new six-story, 331,000-square-foot west bed tower. The new tower will serve as the hospital’s new main entrance and will house two 36-bed medical/surgical units with all private rooms, a breast center, eight new operating rooms, 65 same-day surgery rooms and a women’s health center that includes a 36-bed post-partum unit.

Read more about this project and our joint venture here:

MetroHealth opens new Health & Surgery Center to service southern Cuyahoga county. Donley’s engaged as construction manager at risk and began construction May 12 2015. The project had its fair share of challenges: environmental issues around wetland location and bat roosting, the site location overlapping two municipalities, and a very aggressive schedule. These challenges were met with progressive collaboration from MetroHealth, Signet Development, CBLH, and Pespectus teams, as well as Brecksville and Broadview heights municipalities, RTA, and ODOT. The building was constructed in less than 12 months which required a strong commitment of team and purpose. “This was a real public-private partnership - and that’s what it took to make this project a reality.” Check out more from the article featured in Properties Magazine's Octobers Issue

Congratulations to Terry Donley!

Congratulations Terry Donley on your induction to the CEA Hall of Fame and recognition with The Guardian Award!  This honor celebrates Terry’s contribution to the construction industry and CEA.

Right after, graduating from Miami University, Terry went to work for Donley’s Construction as a carpenter, then worked his way through a variety of field positions, gaining a thorough understanding of the business. After a lifelong involvement with the company, at age 37, Terry became company president in 1968.

After 28 years as president, Terry became chairman of Donley’s in 1996. He has been a CEA board member for more than 30 years, including four as president (1998-2002). He served as president of both the Carpenter Contractors Association and the Concrete Contractors Association, and regularly took a lead role in bargaining with the Carpenters, Cement Masons and laborers.

Today, at 87 years of age, his passion for work and people are reflected in the way he still likes to get out in the field to both connect with customers and staff and check on the progress of the jobs. He has long understood, practiced and preached that building and maintaining a healthy relationship with labor Is essential to good construction and good business, and at the end of the day he knows and acts on the principle that ''the relationship is more Important than the deal".