Many School Board Member and Bedford County School Employees were able to visit the Forest Middle job site on Tuesday. They were excited about its progress and the fact that it is still in budget and on schedule. John Hicks, from the School Board stated; “They’ve made a lot of progress,” Hicks said. “It’s gonna be nice. I’m glad it’s on time and not over budget anyway, hopefully it’ll be under.”
The new addition is expected to increase the school’s square footage to around 162,000 square feet, an increase of more that 60%. The new space should allow the school to accommodate about 1,200 students. The school currently serves more than 900 students.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in August 2020. To read more about this project click the News and Advance Link below to read their article on the site visit.
Bedford school board members, administration tour Forest Middle construction site
The renovation of the Krise building is almost complete! We are so proud of the teamwork it took to complete this historic building. The lofts are now available to rent/own and are being shown to potential tenants. Please use the link below to see WSET’s coverage of the newly renovated building.
Krise Building Restoration Nearly Complete, Luxury Lofts Available
Jamerson-Lewis Construction was proud to partner with Longwood University and Glave & Holmes in the completion of LU’s new Admission Building, Radcliff Hall. The Farmville Herald posted a wonderful article about the history of the University and the great addition to the campus this building will be.
Please clink on the link below to read about this LEED certified project completed Fall 2019.
New Admission Building Opens
The News and Advance featured Jamerson-Lewis’ renovation to the Krise building. The construction is coming to an end in the next few months and has been a challenging and exciting project to be a part of. The article featured two of our employees Jimmy Laverty- Superintendent and Ricky Gallier- laborer in the article.
Please click on the link below to read more about this project.
Photo Courtesy of News and Advance
Work on Krise Building
Jamerson-Lewis Construction was awarded the expansion and renovation to the Forest Middle School! We are excited for this opportunity to continue our relationship with Bedford County Schools!
“The expansion of the school — located at 100 Ashwood Drive in Forest — will increase the facility’s square footage by more than 60 percent to 162,000 square feet and would renovate existing parts of the school. The project will allow the school to accommodate about 1,200 students. The school currently has about 950 students enrolled and is about 100 students over capacity, according to division officials.
Construction is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to be complete before the start of the 2020-21 school year.”
Use the link below to read more about the renovation and additional items being added to Forest Middle School.
Bedford schools budget up to fund raises, Chromebooks,Construction
Jamerson-Lewis was chosen to provide construction services for the Charlotte County Elementary Schools Bacon and Phenix. Construction began a few months ago and is expected to be complete with Phase 1 by the summer. You can read more about this project from the link below from The Charlotte Gazette.
Joint Work Session Addresses Key Issues
Jamerson- Lewis Construction is proud to be partnering with Architectural Partners and the Krise Partners LLC, to renovate this historic downtown building. Construction is scheduled to be complete in August. Demolition is under way and on schedule. This renovation will create new apartments for the downtown community. You will be able to follow construction progress through their new Instagram feed. You can read more about this project by clicking on the link below.
Krise Building readies for Instagram Debut
Construction of the Academy Center of the Arts was a labor of love and determination for all that were involved. Many worked around the clock so this historic occasion could occur. The official Opening night was December 6, 2018 and the night did not disappoint. Click on the links below from the News and Advance to see some great pictures and an article showcasing the Academy’s Opening Night.
Academy of Music Opening Night Photos
Reopening of Historic Academy of Music
The construction of the Academy is nearing its end. We are proud to be a part of this amazing project and can’t wait till the Grand Opening December 6, 2018! Check out the link below for a sneak peek of this beautiful building!
The Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers presented Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Centra Health, Price Simpson Harvey Architects & Valley Engineering with the 2018 Teamwork Award for their work at the Community Health Center in downtown Lynchburg. Jamerson-Lewis is proud of the work that was completed and appreciates the recognition that was given by Joe Auricchio, President of the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers.
Jamerson-Lewis is making great progress on the new UVA Indoor Golf Facility at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville, VA. We are excited for what this project will bring to the University of Virginia. The golf team has never had their own facility to prep and get ready for tournaments. This will be a great addition to the program.
Please read more about this project by clicking on the link below from The Daily Progress.
New Home of UVA Golf Under Construction
Jamerson-Lewis is proud to be chosen to be the General Contractor for the upcoming expansion to the Tessy Plastic Manufacturing Plant in Lynchburg, VA. This expansion will bring 34 new jobs to this community and increase productivity for Tessy Plastics.
See the attached article from WSET for more details on this upcoming project!
Gov. Northam announces $9.2 million investment to bring 34 new jobs to Lynchburg
" As a leader in the construction industry, Jamerson-Lewis is known for their highly skilled workforce. We have always found their workmanship to be above industry standards. Their willingness to go the extra mile has always produced a quality and very reliable product.....Southern Air, Inc regards Jamerson-Lewis as one of the best general contractors in the Southeast".
Ronald G. Kidd, Jr.
Southern Air, Inc.
I want to formally thank you both for the work of Ricky Overstreet and his team this year on the BWXT Security Training Facility. This was an important project for BWXT NOG-L, and Ricky and his team knocked it out of the park. Working with a tight schedule is never easy, and layering security requirements only complicates things further. Ricky did an excellent job juggling priorities while moving the project along. The entire JL team surprised many BWXT employees who were closely monitoring the project. You guys see projects such as these succeed all of the time, but do not underestimate the effort that goes into the achievement.
During year end reflection and performance evaluation periods, I want to be clear that Ricky and his team’s level of effort and performance surpassed my expectations in regards to the support provided for the project this year.
"Our Department has been very pleased with the professional performance of Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc. during the completion of the alterations and additions to Midlothian High School....The project design was phased, unique and complex. The time for completion was compressed. The project team was proactive in their scheduling and phase completions. The owner and the users were amazed with the smooth transition into these new and renovated spaces. Jamerson-Lewis met every time sensitive issue and moved to the completion dates with ease. I would highly recommend this company to any other architect, engineer or owner."
Everett A. Minton, Jr.
Chesterfield County Public Schools
I have worked with William Cook of Jamerson Lewis Construction, Inc. on several construction projects since 2008 where I served as the Project Architect. Throughout the time I’ve known him, he has shown me time and again that he has excellent project management skills (very thorough, a team player and has a positive attitude). In summary, due to his ability to coordinate closely and effectively with the owner, architect, and subcontractors I highly recommend William as a Project Manager for your projects.
Alan Burchette, AIA Senior Associate Dewberry Engineers Inc. Architecture Department Manager
"William Cook and I worked together on the Livestock Road Region 2000. Regional Landfill Facilities Project in 2011-2012. The project consisted of constructing a new Office Building, Maintenance Building, Scale House, Convenience Station and general site development. William helped deliver this project on schedule while coordinating Jamerson Lewis' work with several other contractors working for Region 2000. William's professionalism, organization and commitment to meeting the project schedule were integral to the project's success. As an Owner, I highly recommend William Cook as a Construction Project Manager."
Clarke W. Gibson, P.E.
Region 2000 Services Authority
"Fred Shafer was a dream to work with on the Parking Deck project at the Lynchburg Community Market. This project was time sensitive, continually complicated, and had an extraordinary amount of public exposure and yet Fred handled this all with both ease and urgency. He was both knowledgeable and thorough and went to great lengths to ensure excellent communication throughout the project. Though a variety of factors that were out of his control made our project particularly stressful, I always had great confidence that Fred would get the job done and that it would be done right. Fred is a superior project manager and I cannot recommend him enough."
Jennifer Kennedy Market Manager 1219 Main Street Lynchburg, Va 24504 (434) 401-8320
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you both for all your time and effort on the RAHC project. I know you guys look at these things as “sometimes you win one and sometimes you lose one”. Even with that said, I know not winning one still stings. But I wanted to say that we really do appreciate all of your help. Personally, I believed you guys would be the ones to get it all along. I even noted in the bid meeting that the final selection would also be based off the add alternates and not just the base cost. But even the alternates tracked very close.
William, I wanted to say a special thank you for all your work and suggestions as we developed the project. I am certain that the overall quality of the job and the fact that it was within budget was a direct result of your help. This makes two projects that you have aided us on that have met the budget. You have a better track record than the professional cost estimating firms that we hire to give us estimates.
Many times after we get to milestones in a project, we simply move onto the next one. I just wanted to pause and tell you both that I appreciate your efforts and your friendship.
Gary Harvey, Principal, Senior Architect Architectural Partners
“I would like to sincerely thank you for your help on Banks-Gannaway! You helped us be very good stewards of VES’s hard-earned funds. Your work, friendship, professionalism and honesty is greatly appreciated! It was a pleasure!“
Board of Trustees
Virginia Episcopal School
“As construction has progressed, each obstacle we have encountered has been met with a spirit of ‘can-do’ and a willingness to talk through the options with us. You have also been very accommodating as we have made changes along the way. It’s exciting to look out my window each day and see the progress. Thank you again for Jamerson-Lewis’ support to date.“
Scott C. Shank
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Sweet Briar College
“I have to say that the process of working with you throughout the history of Phelps Road has been nothing less than spectacular, and for me, a true gift. …This project is really very well done and your whole firm is the reason why. Top to bottom. You guys really are pros. I very much appreciate what you are doing for me. Double underline ‘appreciate’.“
Ron L. Mittelman
Shareholder/Managing Member, Phelps Road Partners, LP
Locust Hill Consulting Services, LLC
“Thank you for your incredible patience and your willingness to work with us… It is inconceivable where this project would be right now with a different contractor. We can’t sing your praises loud enough.“
Gary W. Lee, CPA
Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.
“I want to thank you on behalf of Centra for your professionalism, attention to detail, and your steadfastness to meet the completion date on time. You helped make difficult decisions an easy process to manage and you worked with me to accomplish changes that Centra requested quickly and efficiently. This made the project turn out even better than expected.”
Richard T. Mosby
Centra Health, Inc.
“Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc. is 5 stars. From their quality work, to their attention to detail, to their effort to remain on schedule and great customer service, I would highly recommend talking with them. I do not think that the construction of the State Theatre would have gone as smoothly without their professional team of contractors and management.”
Ed Bednarczyk, Executive Director
Culpeper State Theatre
The State Theatre Foundation, Inc.
“The original goal was to pursue Silver [LEED] certification. They [City of Lynchburg] really wanted it. It was to the City’s benefit to have them on this project. Jamerson-Lewis’ efforts pushed the project over the top and got it in the Gold.”
City of Lynchburg Project Manager
Daily News Record, January 10, 2012
“…The goal of Jamerson-Lewis always seems to be making sure the client is satisfied. We have worked with other contractors with goals of making a profit over making happy customers. This makes working with Jamerson-Lewis a positive experience, not just a job.”
“Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc. completed a major restoration and rehabilitation project at the Old Court House in 2005. The project required that the historic fabric and character of the 1855 building be restored to high standards while adding systems to protect the building and artifacts preserved here. We are very pleased with the end result and receive many compliments from our visitors who often tell us they love the restored building environment as well as the exhibits.”
Douglas K. Harvey
The Lynchburg Museum System
“Luck is the random result of circumstances and situations void of directed influences. Luck had nothing to do with our accomplishment. It is the result of highly skilled and dedicated professionals working together safely to an expected and defined goal. Without these men and women and their amazing contributions to this endeavor, none of this would be possible.”
John W. Compher, PE, CPE
Manager, Industrial Engineering
Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group
“I recommend Jamerson-Lewis Construction as a highly motivated and experienced builder in the design/build arena. Their abilities were irreplaceable in our success in this building endeavor. We would not hesitate to contract with them again in the future.”
Douglas A. Cooper
Liberty Construction Services, Inc.
“The recent renovation and build out of additional space done by your company through our property manager was excellent. We appreciated the professionalism of your people and in particular the fine communication system used by your company to assure us along the way that the job met our specifications.”
Michael E. Watson & R. Gregory Porter, III
Flippin, Bruce & Porter, Inc.
“…What a great group of people you have assembled. From Mrs. Brooks [C.L. Lewis & Company secretary for 45 years], whose dedication and loyalty are inspirational, to a group of Superintendents that I am sure your competitors envy, you have something special. Good people are the difference!”
John M. Jordan, III
“I would like to express my appreciation to you and your staff on behalf of the City of Lynchburg for a job well done. … The level of pride shown by your employees in their work is a real testament to their commitment to provide quality services. … I am pleased to say this has been a wonderful experience for all of us and I highly recommend Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc. to others in need of a quality job accomplished.”
D’Anna Conner, PE
City of Lynchburg’s Monument Terrace
“Your ability to actually estimate the construction project costs, to orchestrate the construction timelines and your willingness to work with us to minimize the number of change orders enabled us to complete a successful project that was under budget and on time… Again, thank you for your professionalism, attention to construction detail and to the project’s bottom line.”
W. J. Thomas
Valley Community Services Board
“Your creativity and goodwill during the negotiating phase was most welcomed, and your leadership, fairness and judgment on the jobsite made the construction process enjoyable from beginning to end. Thanks, too, for your determined effort at completing the last few items of work, and insuring the Owner’s long-term satisfaction.”
“From line carpenter to the foreman to the subcontractors, everyone was skilled and professional, and the job was ably managed from your office… Regular site meetings and your personal involvement assured that the project stayed on schedule, and I always felt I was treated fairly in change order negotiations.”
Nelson County Community Development Foundation
“From my viewpoint, the team at Jamerson-Lewis Construction uniquely possesses the skill set and initiative to meet the challenges of modern construction. Whether restoring an 1855 courthouse or building the City of Lynchburg’s first LEED building, Jamerson-Lewis Construction delivers repeat performances of ‘a job well done.’”
Amanda G. Adams, LEED AP (BD+C)
“I appreciate their strong leadership and customer service. Their project managers and superintendents are well-versed and experienced with the complexities of healthcare renovation work such as interim life safety measures, infection control measures, medical gas systems, fire safety systems, fire-stopping, emergency power, and complex phasing. I have a high regard for Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc…”
Joe Archambeault, PE, CHFM
Managing Director of Facilities
Centra Health, Inc.
“…I am deeply indebted to all who worked in planning the science building at Sweet Briar. It is a magnificent, functional laboratory. Last but not least, it all culminated in the joyful, happy celebration of dedication in April. It has convinced me that wherever a group joins together to work a miracle it will succeed. You all did work a miracle! Thanks and thanks!”
Connie M. Guion, M.D.
Sweet Briar College Professor 1908-1913
In a letter to C.L. Lewis dated June 7, 1966
I want to also thank the entire team for the planning and construction for this project, completing all phases on time and within budget. It’s hard to believe the project is complete after many years of planning. Kevin/Jason….. thank you for putting up with me at times and having to work under occupied conditions. Great job and this is why I pushed as hard as I did to use you and J-L for this project. Mark Layne , Project Manager Centra Health Planning and Construction 1901 Tate Springs Road Lynchburg , Virginia 24501 Phone: 434-200-6074 Mobile: 434-942-8152