AIA Greater Columbia Section Tours the Historic Adluh Flour Project

Julie Bartels, Dec 22

AIA Greater Columbia Section Tours the Historic Adluh Flour Project

Columbia, SC – Hood Construction was proud to welcome the AIA Greater Columbia Section to the Historic Adluh Flour site for their annual membership meeting and tour. The group was led by Hood Construction Project Manager Jeremy Rowe, Studio2LR’s Wes Lyles, Project Architect, and Steve Davis, Hood Construction Project Superintendent.

The tour began with an outstanding presentation of the history of Allen Brothers Milling, given by Bill Allen, Vice President of Adluh Flour. Immediately following was an upstairs tour of two primary sections of the structure. “We were able to salvage the heart of pine flooring for re-use in the building, and the exposed beams will remain. What you see today, with the exposed wood ceiling rafters, is how it will look – since the roof’s insulation will be on the exterior,” explained Jeremy. “It has also been important to keep the flour mill’s operations flowing smoothly while construction operations take place – so we’ve had to be very strategic in our planning of logistics and safety, while remaining efficient with our deliveries and activities outside the building.”

The project’s construction scope consists of new historically-accurate exterior building elements, along with full replacement of the roof system, mechanical system, electrical system, and numerous site improvements. Upon its completion this winter, the Adluh Flour building will boast multiple tenant spaces, as well as a new outdoor patio on the lower level.

Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe Opens

Julie Bartels, Dec 01

Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe Opens

Columbia, SC – The team at Hood Construction would like to congratulate Lexington Medical Park - Otarre Pointe on its grand opening! Hood Construction served as construction manager on this new 70,000 SF facility.

For the full story, read The State paper's article on this project and the Cayce growth corridor by clicking here.

Sam Williams Joins the Hood Construction Team

Julie Bartels, Oct 10

Sam Williams Joins the Hood Construction Team

Columbia, SC – Hood Construction is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Williams to its project management team. Sam’s role will be Assistant Project Manager, focusing on a range of projects presently underway as well as those in the pre-construction phase.

Sam brings with him over seven years of successful construction experience in executive residential construction. Through his tenure in the industry, Sam has become talented in managing a large variety of highly-customized requirements — utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, high-efficiency building systems, custom-styled acquisitions & installations, high-end finishes and other unique features. “Sam possesses excellent communication skills and the level of high-quality detail our firm is known for,” said Vice President of Operations Jeremy Rowe. “We are very excited to have him join our team.”

Hood Construction Congratulates the SCRA/USC Innovation Center

Julie Bartels, Sep 24

Hood Construction Congratulates the SCRA/USC Innovation Center on their First Look Celebration held last month

Columbia, SC – Recently, the SCRA/USC McNair Center held a First Look Celebration for their new home at the SCRA building near Assembly Street.

Special presentations were given by USC President Harris Pastides, as well as Executive Director of the McNair Center, Martin Keaney. The McNair Center project will help lead the way for South Carolina’s aerospace research initiatives and promises to be an exciting addition to the SCRA Innovation Building, in Columbia.

Hood Construction and project architect Garvin Design Group were selected to design and complete the up-fit, which will house an advanced composite materials research center to help develop aerospace components.

Lizard’s Thicket – Beltline Back Open for Business

Julie Bartels, Sep 03

Lizard's Thicket Beltline re-opens after fast-track renovation completed by Hood Construction

Columbia, SC – Hood Construction would like to congratulate Lizard’s Thicket's Beltline location on their "Grand Re-Opening"! This highly popular restaurant destination was promptly re-opened for business following the successful completion of their fabulous fast-track renovation, performed by the team at Hood Construction. The renovation, which included a new exterior façade, refreshed interior finishes, designated parking for carry-out, a new roof, new entrances, upgraded landscaping, and a welcoming front porch enhancement, was completed in just a few weeks to minimize disruption for the location’s loyal customers. We are all thrilled with the end result...and know you will be too!

To read more about the grand re-opening event, visit Lizard’s Thicket’s Facebook page here, and take a look at the project detail in our portfolio!

Hood Construction Set to Begin a Fast-Track Renovation of Lizard’s Thicket - Beltline

Julie Bartels, Jul 30

Lizard's Thicket Beltline Columbia SC

Columbia, SC – A cherished Southern Restaurant’s landmark location is set to undergo a comprehensive renovation to bring it up to date. Lizard’s Thicket – Beltline will be renovated over the course of the next several weeks in order to provide an updated look and feel to its long-time customers. To accommodate the high customer demand of this popular eatery location, a Fast-Track delivery approach is underway to complete and reopen the restaurant as quickly as possible.

The renovation includes a new exterior façade, refreshed interior finishes, designated parking for carry-out, a new roof, new entrances and a welcoming covered porch enhancement. This will be the second project Hood Construction has performed for Lizard’s Thicket. The first was the new construction of the Columbia Northeast location, which the Beltline store should more closely resemble upon completion.

Congratulations, Swamp Cabbage Brewing

Julie Bartels, Jul 30

Swamp Cabbage Brewery Hood Construction Columbia SC

The Hood Construction team would like to congratulate our client, the Boyd Brothers’ Swamp Cabbage Brewery, on their launch event taking place this week. Check out what those guys have brewing on their Facebook page, where they also have full launch week information. We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with such a great addition to craft brewing in the midlands!

Brennen Building Restoration Wins Multiple Historic Awards

Julie Bartels, Jul 30

Brennen Building wins multiple Historic Preservation Awards

Columbia, SC – Hood Construction is pleased to announce that the Brennen Building was recently awarded the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award, presented by Governor Nikki Haley, for its comprehensive historic renovation completed in late 2013. The building’s owner, First Citizens Bank & Trust, was fully dedicated to its meticulous restoration, which was completed utilizing a Design-Assist process with Hood Construction and Studio 2LR Architecture + Interiors. The completed project provides a fabulous enhancement to this high-level business district located directly across from the state Capital, complementing the market with the new additions of First Citizen’s Café and Bourbon Restaurant.

Other awards garnered by the Brennen Building restoration include the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Preservation/Restoration, and the American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter Historic Preservation Honor Award.

Announcing New Member to Hood Construction Team

Julie Bartels, Jul 29

Amanda Holyfield joins Hood Construction

Columbia, SC – Hood Construction is excited to announce the recent addition of a new team member, Amanda Holyfield.

Amanda comes to Hood Construction as an Assistant Project Manager, bringing with her over two years of successful construction experience. As graduate of the University of South Carolina in Civil Engineering, she commands strengths in AutoCAD, as well as estimating and scheduling software. Her previous experience providing support to multiple project managers and superintendents, has allowed her to develop solid field management knowledge and excellent communication skills. Amanda is also an active member of the local sports community, serving as Assistant Coach for the Hammond Girls Volleyball team during several seasons.

Hood Construction Breaks Ground on New Parish Life Center

Julie Bartels, May 28

groundbreaking held at the new St. Joseph Catholic Church future Parish Life Center site

Columbia, SC – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Parish Life Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church, a landmark along Columbia’s Devine Street corridor, took place May 27th just after evening mass. Monsignor Richard Harris led the dedication, where a number of Parishioners and members of the surrounding neighborhoods were in attendance for this celebrated occasion.

Hood Construction was selected as the Construction Manager for this Design-Assist endeavor, to work in concert with Jumper Carter Sease Architects. St. Joseph’s new Parish Life Center is beautifully designed to complement the existing campus, while further enhancing the local community, providing a seamless transition for the surrounding campus. Exterior finishes include historically significant detailing, cathedral windows and fine stone craftsmanship – while the interior scope delivers additional special features, such as a monumental staircase, flexible meeting spaces, a warming kitchen, parish offices, and a counseling center.

A comprehensive site work re-design was also incorporated, to accommodate the new 21,000 SF, 2-story structure -- while providing additional parking and accessibility options for the Parishioners. The new Parish Life Center should be completed in early 2015.