- Bethesda, Maryland-based contractor Clark Construction announced it has opened a new office in Richmond, Virginia, in an effort to expand its presence and signal its commitment to the construction market there.
- The 4,800-square-foot office, designed by Richmond-based Two Street Studio, is located near the city’s Scott’s Addition historic district. Clark secured the space in the fall and spent 90 days on tenant improvements prior to moving in in January. Thirty team members will work out of the space.
- The office is within 4 miles of Project Speedway, a 2.7-million-square-foot fulfillment center Clark recently delivered for an undisclosed e-commerce company. The contractor finished the project late last year, putting $260 million worth of work in place in 18 months.
The Richmond office will handle a variety of work in the region, including industrial, mission critical, manufacturing, healthcare, sports and entertainment, residential, office, mixed-use and infrastructure projects, according to Brandon Shaw, vice president and business unit leader for Clark’s Eastern Group.
Clark has several power and water infrastructure projects in Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia, Shaw said.
The contractor has also delivered data center projects in the region in the past; after all, Reston, Virginia, is part of “Data Center Alley.”
“Richmond continues to see significant growth and investment, particularly in the mission critical, advanced manufacturing and life science market sectors,” said Shaw.
Still, Clark, like the rest of the construction industry, feels the labor gap. Shaw hopes a presence in Richmond will help address that.
“There continues to be a need for construction labor and Clark is actively investing within the community by collaborating with the region’s workforce development education programs to boost skilled trades within the region,” he said.