Virginia Beach company providing support, literally, on $200 million Trump hotel project
JES Foundation Solutions, the commercial division of JES based in Virginia Beach, will provide and install structural support systems for the Trump International Hotel project on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
The extensive $200 million redevelopment project involves renovations to the historic Old Post Office Pavilion, originally constructed in 1899 and its 109,000-square-foot annex building.
JES said it has signed a contract to install helical piles to support new foundations for an interior elevator, the annex building renovations and an exterior canopy. The company would not disclose the size of the contract, but characterized the job as a major one for its firm.
“Having the opportunity to work on a project of this magnitude for a world-class brand such as Trump International Hotel is a major gain for our commercial division and a testament to our employees’ hard work,” Jesse Waltz, the company’s owner and president, said in a statement.
JES, which also has offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, designs foundation support systems for new construction and structural rehabilitation.
The Trump International Hotel is scheduled to open in 2016. It will be located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue at 12th Street in the heart of the city’s Financial District. One of the most spectacular features of the Old Post Office building is a 315-foot clock tower, which houses the official United States Bells of Congress, a bicentennial gift from England celebrating the end of the Revolutionary War.