Donley’s Heats Up in the North Carolina Market

As Donley’s heats up for summer, we wanted to share our current projects that are continuing our growth in the North Carolina market in 2022.

Link Apartments® Calyx 

Construction Manager: Samet Corporation

Project Size: 130,000 SQFT

Concrete: 6,416 CY

Status: In-Progress

Searstone Phase II

Construction Manager: Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Project Size: 261,000 SQFT

Concrete: 12,392 CY

Status: In-Progress

400 Hillsborough

Construction Manager: Barnhill Contracting Company

Project Size: 715,000 SQFT

Concrete: 28,000 CY

Status: In-Progress

Platform

Construction Manager: Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Project Size: 252,701 SQFT

Concrete: 25,000 CY

Status: In-Progress

The Acorn

Construction Manager: Williams Realty & Building Company

Project Size: 108,500 SQFT

Concrete: 5,500 CY

Status: In-Progress

May 2022 Promotions at Donley’s

Congratulations to Josh Wilder, Will Wilder, John Vallos, and Dylan Skipper on their promotions!

Donley’s would not be where it is today without team members like Josh, Will, John, and Dylan. Thank you for going above and beyond every day, and congrats on your well-deserved promotion!


Josh has been promoted to Senior Project Manager! Josh began his career in construction in 2009 doing surveying work. In 2016, Josh joined Donley’s Concrete Group as an Estimator and served as an Estimator/Project Manager in a dual capacity. By 2018, Josh had transitioned to a full-time Project Manager.

Notable projects that Josh has worked on include: Searstone Retirement Community, Northwest Water Treatment Plant, Link Apartments® Calyx, Fresenius Kabi Plant Expansion, Seqirus Plant Expansion, Durham Police Headquarters, and JMH Hotel.


Will has been promoted to Project Manager! Will is an East Carolina University graduate, and he joined Donley’s as a Project Engineer in June 2019. By October of 2021, Will was promoted to Project Superintendent.

Will’s projects include: The Yield, Northwest Water Treatment Plant, Fresenius Kabi Plant Expansion, Merck Wilson, Merck Durham, and Sanderson Farms.


John has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager! After graduating from The Citadel with a degree in Civil Engineering, John began his career at Donley’s as a Project Engineer in 2021.

John has worked on 40 Line Street and North Charleston Coliseum Suite Renovation.


Dylan has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager! He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following his graduation, he began his career as a full-time Mechanical Engineer. In March 2021, Dylan joined Donley’s as a Project Engineer.

Dylan’s projects include The Cooper Charleston Waterfront Hotel and the University of South Carolina Campus Village.

Growth in Pennsylvania

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As Donley’s celebrates its 80th year of providing concrete services, we wanted to share a few of our recent projects marking the growth in the Pennsylvania market.

The Assembly

Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

Donley’s recently completed its work for Turner Construction on The Assembly Project at 5051 Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh. The Assembly will pioneer Pittsburgh’s newest high-tech developments in cancer biomedical research and commercialization, anchored by the University of Pittsburgh. Donley’s provided concrete services for the new 5.5-story below grade parking garage and podium slab, including a lower floor addition to the existing building.

The location of the Assembly project with respect to adjacent structures presented unique logistical challenges that the team was able to overcome through extensive planning and coordination efforts with Turner’s operations team.  An earth retention system consisting of steel soldier piles with wood lagging and tie-backs extends more than 50′ below street level to create the west and south boundaries of the project. At the same time, the existing century-old Ford Building intersects the new underground garage along its north side.

Donley’s engineering team utilized state-of-the-art laser scanning technology to map out conflicts between the as-built earth retention system and the proposed structural concrete framing of the garage. Detailed drawings and reports were then provided to the design team in advance of garage framing, resulting in design modifications of the garage to accommodate the as-built conditions without any delay to the project’s schedule.

Working closely with Turner, Donley’s delivered the project safely and successfully on time over an aggressive 10-month schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Assembly project in December 2020

The Assembly

Connection at South Side

Construction Manager: TWG Construction

Donley’s also recently completed our work for TWG on Connection at South Side Apartments in Pittsburgh. South Side Flats is one of two neighborhoods that make up Pittsburgh’s dynamic South Side. The primarily residential neighborhood is located at the base of Mount Washington, South Side’s enormous hill. We are providing concrete services for the residential podium. The site is a 123-acre riverfront development with a 142,750 square foot podium (2-level) structure and 6,800 cubic yards of concrete.

This mixed-use project includes residential and commercial space, a marina, a riverfront park, and 5 miles of new multi-use trails.

Glasshouse at Station Square

Construction Manager: Rycon Construction

Donley’s work for Rycon Construction on The Glasshouse was recently featured in Breaking Ground Magazine.   Glasshouse is located on the former site of Pittsburgh’s historic glass-making factories, on the bank of the Monongahela River, overlooking the city’s central business district. Our scope included structural excavation, foundations, basement walls, core walls, slab on grade, and podium deck slabs.

The community provides 319 residential units, including studio, one, one den and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size between 665 and 1,200 square feet. Ground-floor retail and 335 indoor parking spaces broaden the variety of facilities on the property. Read more about Glasshouse here.

Read the Breaking Ground Magazine Feature here on page 35.

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Reaching New Heights in South Carolina

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!

Morrison Yard
Construction Manager: CF Evans

Donley's reaches new heights in south carolina

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.

The Cooper
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
Parking Deck
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

Downtown Charleston

Still Hopes Independent Living Phase 2

Construction Manager: CF Evans Construction

West Columbia

International African American Museum

Construction Manager: Turner Brownstone

Downtown Charleston

Wild Dunes Resort Hotel

Construction Manager: BL Harbert

Isle of Palms

See our entire portfolio here.