Spring Leads to New Growth in South Carolina Market

As Donley’s springs into 2022, we wanted to share our recently completed and in-progress projects that are continuing our growth in the South Carolina market.

University of South Carolina Campus Village

Construction Manager: Juneau Construction Company

Donley’s has recently completed its work for Juneau Construction Company at the University of South Carolina Campus Village in Columbia, South Carolina. The Campus Village project is multi-phased development that will offer students a unique living-learning experience and it is the largest project in the university’s history.

Phase I begins with the razing of two mid-century housing structures and two surface parking lots; making way for more than 1,800 beds of student housing, 315,000 square feet of new surface and structured parking, a campus safety office, as well as a new dining facility with over 3,000 seats.

Donley’s scope of work in this phase included the cast-in-place concrete scope for buildings 2, 3, and 4.  We completed 61,000 square feet of SOG; 58,000 square feet of heavy podium slabs with drop heads and 1,300 large embeds; 900 linear feet of 14’ foundation and shear walls and placed over 7,100 cubic yards of concrete over 3 separate buildings. 

The Cooper

Construction Manager: BL Harbert

Donley’s is 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.

Donley’s scope of work on The Cooper includes the use of 14,000 cubic yards of concrete, 18” structural slab on grade, 3 levels of post-tensioned concrete frame, and 4 levels of slab on metal deck. In addition, full-height cast-in-place cores for stairs and elevators.

Click here to view a 360° drone video of the project.

LC Line Street

Construction Manager: Lifestyle Communities

Donley’s is currently working with Lifestyle Communities on developing LC Line Street, a new apartment community, in downtown Charleston. LC Line Street is a multi-phased development with the goal to complement the upper peninsula’s architectural character and cultural feel by highlighting both the original use of the land and current structures as well as the way the future community will build on that history.

Donley’s is working on Phase I of the development. The first phase will include 293 apartment units and 22,000 square feet of community space, including a restaurant with a “community-inspired” menu that will be open to the public, a gym, a coffee shop, and a pool.

Donley’s is providing the structural concrete structure for the project which consists of nine stories of apartments and community space wrapped around seven stories of parking structure. The structure goes two stories below the existing grade which is 3’ below sea level.

Click here to view a drone video of the project.

Eric Cox Promoted to Vice President

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!