Clancy & Theys makes its mark on North Carolina history and tourism

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Not only is North Carolina home to both the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains and sandy beaches along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, it also boasts renowned tourist attractions bringing visitors from far and wide to the state. Clancy & Theys is no stranger to these historic hot-spots.

A recent Triangle Business Journal article revealed the top 30 North Carolina tourist attractions, and Clancy & Theys has played a role in building and/or renovating eight of them.

The Clancy & Theys team spearheaded the construction of several of these attractions, including Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, which reaches 1,000 feet out over the Atlantic Ocean. Clancy & Theys also built the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, the state’s most popular attraction.

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Clancy & Theys is always proud to help preserve North Carolina’s rich history and support the state’s thriving tourism industry.

See the entire Triangle Business Journal list here.

Clancy & Theys “tops out” government center project with a celebration

March 12, 2018

Clancy & Theys hosted a topping-out event at the York County Government Center March 7 to celebrate the last beam making its way to the top of the recent project in York, South Carolina. Over 100 people, including the Clancy & Theys team, York County employees, YorkCoGov-ToppingEvent-oswalddesign-20-rCumming Corporation and Stevens & Wilkinson, celebrated the milestone over a barbecue lunch.

Slated for completion in December 2018, the new York County Government Center will provide the office space needed for day-to-day operations and council meetings, as well as room for future expansion. Several of the county’s key departments will be among those located in the new building.

Stevens & Wilkinson of Columbia, South Carolina provided the design of this modern office space for government employees, while maintaining the traditional architectural style characteristic of the surrounding area.

The four-story, 80,000 gross square feet building will have a traditional exterior, with a cast-stone base, brick midsection and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) cornice and accent branding. The state-of-the-art office space will replace the current one-story building and allow for consolidation of many of the county’s government offices. The project will include a roof terrace outside the new council chambers space, a vegetated roof, terrazzo flooring in the main lobby with wood-panel accented walls, and a glass rail at the third level overlooking the main entry, as well as many other architectural design characteristics.

Clancy & Theys is grateful to York County for trusting us with this project and looks forward to providing a more efficient, modern workplace for employees to enjoy.

Photos courtesy of Oswald Design.

Clancy & Theys project will increase Raleigh’s transportation options, bring development to downtown

March 6, 2018

Clancy & Theys is behind another project that will spark residential and retail development in downtown Raleigh.

In a joint venture with Skanska and an association with Holt Brothers Construction, Clancy & Theys is nearing completion on Raleigh’s new Union Station, a multi-modal transportation hub that will replace the overcrowded Southern Railway depot on Cabarrus Avenue later in 2018.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0212.JPG The three-story project combines parts of the old Dillon Supply Company building with new construction, providing ample room for the 900-foot long platform that will allow longer trains to travel to and from the station.

Travelers and locals alike will be able to gather on the outdoor plaza or watch as trains approach the station from the train-watching platform.

Within the station, commercial space has been allocated for restaurants, retail and offices. Developers hope the station will have economical food options for travelers, in addition to a destination restaurant offering dinner with a view of the downtown skyline.

Union Station will also serve as downtown Raleigh’s second bus hub, providing connectivity and mobility to the Warehouse District.

The project will help provide mass-transit options for Raleigh’s rapidly expanding population, not only serving Amtrak passengers, but also connecting riders to other forms of transit.

Union Station is expected to spark yet more residential and retail development in the Warehouse District, which is experiencing its own cultural resurgence.

Clancy & Theys is excited for the upcoming completion of this project and, as always, is thrilled to be a part of the continued revitalization of downtown Raleigh and the Warehouse District.

Read more from Trains Magazine about Clancy & Theys’ Union Station project here.

Clancy & Theys’ Warehouse District project brings life back to the neighborhood

February 27, 2018

The Dillon with Raleigh skyline Tenants are beginning to move into The Dillon, as Clancy & Theys puts the finishing touches on the north residential building of The Dillon project.

Located in the rapidly expanding Warehouse District, The Dillon is the first mixed‐use development of its kind in the neighborhood. The 18‐story office tower, which abuts the city’s new Union Station, offers unparalleled views of downtown Raleigh.

In addition to 220,000 square feet of office space, The Dillon will also include two six‐story apartment buildings built by Clancy & Theys, an adjoining parking deck and 52,000 square feet of retail space.

Only 12,000 square feet of retail space remains unleased as stores rush to scoop up the street‐level spaces. Urban Outfitters, organic grocer Weaver Street Market, brewery Heirloom Brew Shop and the Barcelona Wine Bar have already secured spots at The Dillon.

Companies are also beginning to lease office space in the development. Stewart Engineering, FMI Corporation and co‐working company Spaces have already signed leases to move their offices to the Warehouse District.

Ever vested in Raleigh’s future, Clancy & Theys is excited about the impact The Dillon will have on the cultural resurgence and continuing expansion of the city’s Warehouse District.

Read more from the Triangle Business Journal about The Dillon project here.

Clancy & Theys begins work on downtown Raleigh mixed‐use development

February 26, 2018 

In early 2018, Clancy & Theys began construction work on the new Publix‐anchored, mixed‐use Peace development in downtown Raleigh. Tower cranes are scheduled to be erected on site by mid‐2018.

Peace Development Rendering

The project’s development team—a partnership between Williams Realty and Building Co., Kane Realty Corporation and Lionstone Investments—began securing land for the project in 2008. The development is located in the old Smokey Hollow neighborhood, southeast of the intersection of Peace and West streets.

When complete, the 11‐story, concrete Peace development will be home to a 45,600‐square‐foot Publix, downtown Raleigh’s first grocery store, as well as 417 apartments, a 735‐car parking garage and 5,340 square feet of retail and office space.

Clancy & Theys is partnering with architect Cline Design Associates, civil engineering firm Withers & Ravenel, MEP firm Lighthouse Engineering and structural engineering firm Brockette Davis Drake on the construction of the Peace development. The project is slated to be completed in 2020.

Clancy & Theys is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new project and looks forward to continuing the growth in downtown Raleigh.

Triangle Business Journal subscribers can read more about the Peace development and its new financing package here.

Clancy & Theys Wilmington Division Vice President/ CEO Retires

Wilmington, N.C., February 23, 2018
Clancy & Theys construction company announced today that Vice President and CEO of the Wilmington Division Robert “Bob” Ruffner has retired. Over the past 35 years, Bob’s commitment and leadership drove Clancy & Theys’ success in the Wilmington area to new heights, generating work on hundreds of projects.

“For more than three decades, Bob has played an instrumental role in building and fostering our growth in the Wilmington community,” said Director of Business Development Rob Bridgers. “Throughout his career, Bob has embodied Clancy & Theys’ commitment to innovation and excellence in everything that we do. His leadership and guidance will be sorely missed; however, we wish him the best in his retirement.”

While at the helm of the Wilmington Division, Bob lead numerous notable projects across various sectors, such as construction of the Live Oak Bank Headquarters and Eagle Point Golf Club Clubhouse. Bob drove additional projects with a lasting impact on Wilmington’s culture and tourism industry, including the Cameron Art Museum and the North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores as well as Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head.

Effective immediately, Vice President-Project Operations David F. Michael will fill the role of Vice President and CEO of the Wilmington Division.

Clancy & Theys shares its business acumen with construction’s next generation

February 8, 2018

In early February, Clancy & Theys’ Business Development Director Matt Chambers and Project Manager Mike Svirsko participated in a panel discussion with the YouthBuild program.

YouthBuild provides education, training, and hands‐on work experience to young people between 16 and 24‐years‐old from targeted zip codes within Wake County. It is designed for those who need to obtain a high school diploma or GED, and are facing other life challenges that make it difficult to find and retain meaningful work.

Sitting in the Raleigh Pathway Center, the audience included several young men and women hoping to forge their paths in the construction industry by gaining meaningful skills and experience. They have participated in the program for several months, which included work on a Habitat for Humanity house.

Matt and Mike spoke about their path into the construction industry, as well as their education and backgrounds. They also provided insight into the practice of Business Development and Project Management relevant to the industry.

Clancy & Theys is proud to partner with YouthBuild, and supports the program’s project‐based academic learning and construction skills training in preparation for career placement. YouthBuild participants are improving their future, as well as their communities, by building or renovating homes for low‐income families and transitional housing for the homeless.