KBE Breaks Ground for Maryland Naval Facility

COLUMBIA, Md., March 18, 2013 — KBE Building Corporation has broken ground for construction of the new Joint Commissary and Navy Exchange in Annapolis, Maryland.

The $27 million project will consist of a 51,000 square-foot Joint Commissary and a new 98,000 square-foot Navy Exchange with a garden center. The commissary will include 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 include a barber shop, beauty salon, optical shop, jewelry store, main retail sales area, food court, administrative areas, operational support areas, and a stock room.

The project is being designed and constructed for LEED Silver certification.

KBE was awarded this project by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), the administrator of the construction. Recently, the firm was awarded the construction of another commissary for the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT.

KBE participated in a ground breaking ceremony on February 1, 2013.

Project completion is planned for spring 2014.

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 provides 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.

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