After working to expand Amazon’s local footprint with a fulfillment center near Richmond Raceway, an out-of-town construction firm has made a local expansion of its own.
Maryland-based Clark Construction Group recently announced the opening of a 4,800-square-foot office at 3810 W. Broad St. The company occupies suite 103 at The Ella mixed-use development, just west of Scott’s Addition.
Brandon Shaw, who leads the company’s local business unit, said Clark Construction had already been involved in projects in the region and decided to establish a local physical presence, partly because clients expressed an interest in them doing so.
“For many years we’ve had clients who had a desire or wanted us to have a presence in Central Virginia,” Shaw said. “The growing market of Richmond and surrounding counties was a good opportunity for us to expand our assets.”
The new Richmond office comes as Clark Construction has largely wrapped up work on Amazon’s 2.7 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 5901 Richmond Henrico Turnpike.
While the majority of construction on the Henrico fulfillment center was completed late last year, Shaw said in an interview earlier this month that some work remains ongoing.
“It’s still an ongoing project, even though we’ve reached substantial completion,” he said.
Clark Construction started to operate out of the office, which is home to 30 employees, earlier this year and formally announced the office’s opening in late April. The local office was designed by Two Street Studio.
Clark Construction occupies a ground-floor retail space at The Ella and it’s the first to occupy its storefront at the development. Other commercial tenants at The Ella include yoga studio YogaSix and Indoor Golf RVA.
Another recent arrival to that stretch of Broad Street is bridal gown shop Brocade Wedding Salon, which opened earlier this year at 4010 W. Broad St. in the Belmont on Broad development.
Clark Construction calls itself one of the country’s largest building and infrastructure firms and has a portfolio that includes Shirley Contracting Co. and C3M Power Systems. Clark has three offices in Northern Virginia in addition to offices in other states, per its website.
Stand up company 🙄
CBG is actually a separate company from Clark Construction. They used to be owned by the same family, but haven’t been associated with each other since 2016 or so.
CBG (Clark Builders Group), the one mentioned in that article, is a different company and not affiliated in any way with Clark Construction.
Surprised Clark didn’t make this move sooner. Best of luck!
The optimist in me thinks they have not made this investment merely because of some suburban warehouse.
I remember 15 years ago these guys seemed to be building just about EVERY high profile tall development in DC. could be that this is a quiet statement on the future of downtown Richmond growth. Cue the guy who always complains about the upper middle class come-heres “die yuppie scum!” Etc.