Local Homeschool Group Tours Goodwill - West Columbia
Julie Bartels, Apr 04
We were thrilled to have students from a local homeschool group visit our Goodwill - West Columbia job site recently! Project Superintendent Paul Diemer and Assistant Superintendent Stephen Cline assisted the kids and their chaperones with donning their safety vests, hard hats, and safety glasses, before embarking on a fun and educational trip onto the site. We hope to work with these talented students on a project some day!
Hood Construction Nears Completion on Parker Annex at Bull Street Development
Julie Bartels, Mar 31
Hood Construction is finishing up work at the historic Parker Annex, part of the Bull Street Development, which is slated for tenant move-in by late Spring. Read more about this project in Midlands Biz!
Jeremy Rowe President-Elect of Columbia Contractors Association
Julie Bartels, Dec 17
Columbia, SC – Hood Construction is excited to announce that Vice President of Operations, Jeremy Rowe, has been named President-Elect of Columbia Contractors Association. Rowe, who has been with Hood Construction for 10 years and in the industry for 19, is also a longtime member of Columbia Contractors Association.
Hood Construction has enjoyed a long-standing membership in Columbia Contractors, which facilitates conversation among local construction firms – addressing industry-wide issues that impact everyone. “We’re able to talk about issues that affect or could affect each of our companies. We’re able to hear speakers discussing a wide range of topics, such as representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, DHEC, the Department of Transportation, the State Fire Marshal, and many others,” said Rowe. “It’s a great resource.”
AIA Greater Columbia Section Tours City Market
Julie Bartels, Nov 20
Columbia, SC – Hood Construction welcomed the AIA Greater Columbia Section to tour City Market on Gervais Street for an informative walkthrough and lunch this week. The group was led by Developer and Project Architect Scott Garvin of Garvin Design Group, Hood Construction Vice President of Construction Management, Dean Wilson, Hood Project Manager Amanda Holyfield, and Hood Project Superintendent Larry Scott.
The group was able to view the areas of City Market still under construction, which includes the future home of Twisted Spur Brewing and retail space, while also passing through tenant spaces that are already operational: Wired Goat, Newk’s Eatery, and Grill Marks. Also open for viewing were two stunning loft apartments, featuring exposed brick walls, repurposed heart of pine floors, original archways, and restored ceiling beams. “We took a lot of pride in being able to restore these buildings to their original beauty,” said Project Manager Amanda Holyfield. The site has been updated to accommodate a large, open walkway connecting Gervais to Lady Streets – creating a pedestrian-friendly, lively environment.
The project’s construction scope also includes historically-accurate exterior building elements, numerous site improvements, all new mechanical, paint and stucco removal, hardwood restoration, brick restoration, and more. Upon completion, City Market will house a number of restaurant and retail spaces – bringing new life to this section of the Vista.
Hood Construction Congratulates GIS on Midlands Expansion
Julie Bartels, Nov 17
Hood Construction is proud to partner with General Information Services (GIS) on their expansion of their Richland County facility. Hood Project Manager Charles Stuart, LEED AP, will remain in his role on this second up-fit for this client — having just completed an up-fit of another floor for GIS inside this same building (left) earlier this year. The space, designed by 1x1 Design, will provide an additional 18,000 SF for GIS to meet customer demand.
For the full press release and to learn more about the project, click here.
Goodwill - West Columbia Groundbreaking Held
Julie Bartels, Sep 16
Hood Construction congratulates Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands SC on the Groundbreaking of their new West Columbia facility. The event marks the start of construction on this ~35,000 SF facility which will be home to a new retail and warehouse hub. For the full story, click here.
McNAIR: Imagination Takes Flight
Julie Bartels, Sep 01
Hood Construction was proud to be the construction partner on the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, a composite materials research facility at SCRA in Columbia. Recently, the center was featured in a USC article with a behind the scenes video of the facility.
Hood Construction Congratulates Grill Marks on Opening of Vista Location
Julie Bartels, Aug 25
Columbia, SC – Hood Construction would like to extend a special congratulations to Grill Marks on the opening of their new Vista location in Columbia. This is the second location of Grill Marks, and the first restaurant to open as part of the highly anticipated City Market redevelopment.
The Hood team, comprised of Pre-Construction Manager Dean Wilson, and Project Manager Amanda Holyfield, worked closely with Grill Marks owners and project architect Garvin Design Group to give this historic building a new life. Exposed beams and restored brickwork compliment the roll-up doors and outdoor patio that connect Grill Marks to the outside Vista environment. “It was a true pleasure working with all team members on this project to make it a success,” said Wilson. “We’re thrilled for them on the tremendous success of their grand opening,” added Holyfield.
Upon completion, City Market will feature outdoor patios and a spacious walkway through to Lady Street, along with a variety of other retail and restaurant establishments.
Hood Construction Receives Adaptive Reuse Award
Julie Bartels, May 21
Columbia, SC - Hood Construction is a proud recipient of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Award for Adaptive Reuse for the renovation of the former Adluh Flour warehouse. Adluh, owned by Allen Brothers Milling Company, is located in Columbia’s Vista at 802/804 Gervais Street and is a widely-known landmark in the area. The two-story brick structure was constructed ca. 1910, and the adjacent mill still remains in use.
The warehouse, having been left vacant for a number of years, underwent a complete revitalization in 2014 and has been rehabilitated into a vibrant restaurant/retail/office business center. In order to restore the historic building’s façade, brick infill of several windows and doors had to be removed, windows replaced, and two new stairwells and an elevator were installed. An outdoor seating patio with canopy was also added as an extension of the first floor restaurant. “It’s been a true pleasure to be a part of this unique building’s revitalization,” said Jeremy Rowe, Hood Vice President of Operations.
Great care was taken to preserve as much of the original heart-of-pine flooring as possible in addition to other specific design specifications – such as installing insulation on the exterior side of the roof to preserve the interior beams. A new roof, mechanical and electrical system, and numerous site improvements also took place as part of the renovation.
Congratulations, Kaminsky’s Baking Company Vista!
Julie Bartels, Apr 14
The Hood Construction team would like to send our congratulations to Homegrown Hospitality Group on the opening of their newest Kaminsky’s Baking Company location in Columbia’s Vista. This is the first Midlands location for Kaminsky’s, following the success of their Charleston store on North Market. The bakery serves a number of cakes and pies, along with a vast array of specialty coffee, wine, craft beer, milkshakes, and cocktails.
The building’s scope included full demolition and build-out of the new kitchen space, serving counter, dining room, and restroom facilities, as well as structural integration with Pearlz Oyster Bar, which is immediately next door. Extensive finish work, a custom bar, mechanical upgrades, and plumbing upgrades also took place in preparation for the new bakery.