KBE Building Corp. Completes Second Commissary Project – This One in Annapolis, Md.

$27-million, LEED Silver-eligible project comprises 150,000 s/f of renovations, additions to Annapolis Joint Commissary and Navy Exchange

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 – KBE Building Corporation has completed its second project for the federal Defense Commissary Agency – the new Commissary and Navy Exchange project in Annapolis, Maryland.

KBE served as General Contractor for the $27-million project, which included the renovation of the 51,000-square-foot Joint Commissary and the new construction of a 98,000-square-foot Navy Exchange with a 10,000-square-foot garden center.

Located at 66 Greenbury Point Road in Annapolis, Maryland, the Joint Commissary and Navy Exchange is a 1-story building of brick and block exterior, steel frame, and white membrane roof.

The project is eligible for LEED Silver certification for the unique way it captures onsite rainwater: Roof pipes direct water under the parking lot into water-holding rock beds, then ground technology channels the water to bio-retention areas. KBE’s construction team had to adhere to strict environmental controls during construction to protect the fragile Chesapeake Bay watershed area.

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is handling the interior fit-out, with the grand opening scheduled for September 2014.

The Commissary will host a retail sales area; storage for nonperishable and refrigerated foods; a bakery/deli; produce, meat, and dairy departments; administrative areas; operational support areas; and staging/receiving areas.

The Navy Exchange will host a barber shop; beauty salon; optical shop; jewelry store; main retail sales area; food court; administrative areas; operational support areas; and stock room.

Annapolis is just one city in which KBE is building commissaries. The $300 million commercial construction firm completed the $14.5 million, 57,000-square-foot commissary in Groton, Connecticut. KBE also recently started the $2.5 million, 53,000-square-foot renovation to the Navy Exchange in Millington, Tennessee.

“For years we were the go-to builder for major retail projects, but we’ve expanded our scope of work to include government projects at the municipal, state, and federal levels,” said KBE’s CEO and principal owner Mike Kolakowski. “I’m proud that our construction projects are benefitting military families across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”

In addition to construction, KBE serves military personnel and their families through its corporate philanthropic program 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and five decades in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE donate more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to benefit military veterans, children, and seniors in Connecticut and Maryland.

High-resolution photographs of the Annapolis Joint Commissary and Navy Exchange are available here. All photo credits Paul Burk Photography.





About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm is celebrating its 55th anniversary providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

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