KBE Awarded Third Exchange Project in Patuxent River

Naval Air Station Exchange to Begin Renovations

COLUMBIA, Md., December 19, 2016 – KBE Building Corporation, a $300 million construction firm located in Maryland and Connecticut, will soon begin addition and renovation on the NAS Patuxent River Exchange in Patuxent River, Maryland.

KBE is serving as General Contractor on the project, which consists of a 28,400 s/f addition to the existing 56,800 s/f Naval Air Station and renovation to the existing store’s retail, services, and administration areas. The project owner is Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Washington, DC and Navy Exchange (NEX).

The expansion will improve this outlet’s undersized retail sales floor and storage area and develop an additional 200 surface parking stalls.

KBE previously completed exchange projects in Annapolis, Maryland, Groton, Connecticut, and Millington, Tennessee, working with either NAVFAC or the federal Defense Commissary Agency.

“For years we were the go-to builder for major grocery store and other 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 Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.”

NAS Patuxent River’s Exchange is open to all active duty military, retired military, and their dependents.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, the 50 Ways program has helped KBE associates donate more than $2 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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