GGA Construction, who built the Westown Movie Theater and is in the process of building other projects, held a ribbon cutting Nov. 28 for its own building at 1130 Industrial Drive, Middletown.
The company’s new building is 9,000 square feet and has a modern look. It’s like a warehouse with open ceilings and exposed trussels, said Lorri Grayson, president of GGA Construction.
Grayson, who owns the company with her husband, Dave Grayson, describes the business as a general commercial contractor and construction manager. The company’s been in business for 10 years in Middletown.
At the ribbon-cutting, local officials joined the festivities, including Morris Deputy, Middletown town manager; Wayne Kersey, Middletown director of Public Works; and a representative from the office of Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long.
Previously, GGA Construction was renting space in a building next door at 1150 industrial Drive. But the company outgrew the space and wanted to buy its own land and build its own building, Grayson said.
Fortunately, there was a lot available next door. So, the company constructed its own building, which Grayson says is unique and reflective of “who we are and what we do.” Besides the warehouse and open ceiling look, the building also used reclaimed wood.
In addition to the movie theater, some of the projects GGA Construction has completed in Delaware include MOT Charter High School and the Sun Behavioral Psychiatric Hospital in Georgetown.
At the moment, the company is in the process building of a mixed-use complex with 166 luxury apartments, 20,000 square feet of retail space, and two levels of underground parking on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.
GGA also just broke ground for a new hotel, called the Hyatt Place, on the Riverfront in Wilmington.
The company’s website has a long list of other projects GGA has been involved in, including Atlantic Broadbrand in Middletown, Kentmere Skilled Nursing in Wilmington, Cadia Silverside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wilmington, and Barclay’s Drydock Cafe in Wilmington.