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H.G. Reynolds Company is dedicated to bringing unique, state-of-the-art projects to every school district. The new Whittemore Park Middle School highlights our conviction that we can provide cost-effective and innovative solutions to our clients through unique strategies. This project is a prime example of our commitment to client experience and dedication to building a better community.

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Barnwell Consolidated

H.G. Reynolds Partners with Barnwell County School District to Enhance Educational Facilities

H.G. Reynolds is delighted to announce its partnership with the Barnwell County School District to provide Pre-Construction and Construction Management At-Risk Services for a range of projects outlined in the District's Long-Range Building Plan. This partnership signifies a pivotal step towards advancing educational infrastructure in the Barnwell community.

Through this collaboration, H.G. Reynolds will oversee any new construction, renovations, additions, and other improvements aimed at optimizing the learning environment for students, faculty, and staff within the Barnwell County School District. By leveraging our 76 years of expertise in construction management, we aim to deliver high-quality facilities that meet the community's evolving needs.

The projects outlined in the district's Long-Range Building Plan are designed to create modern, functional, and sustainable spaces that foster creativity, collaboration, and academic excellence. By investing in educational infrastructure, Barnwell County School District aims to provide students with the resources they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

H.G. Reynolds is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that exceed expectations while adhering to strict timelines and budgets. Our team is excited to embark on this journey with Barnwell County School District and contribute to the enhancement of educational facilities for current and future generations.

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North Augusta High School Athletic Fields – Aiken County Public Schools

After nearly five decades of utilizing shared facilities, North Augusta High School is embarking on an exciting new chapter with the construction of its own baseball and softball fields.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, the Aiken County Public School District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence the construction of the new fields. This project marks a significant milestone for the school and the community, providing dedicated spaces for athletic development and fostering a sense of pride among students and alumni. With funding secured through a one-cent sales tax approved by Aiken County voters in 2014, the project aims to provide modern, state-of-the-art facilities for the school's baseball and softball programs.
The new baseball and softball fields, spanning 7,600 square feet, will be located across the street from the school's football stadium on Knobcone Avenue. Equipped with two batting cages, press boxes, and dugouts, the fields will offer a dedicated home for North Augusta's baseball and softball programs.
As construction progresses, North Augusta High School eagerly anticipates the completion of its new baseball and softball fields by 2025. With an estimated cost of $8 million, this project symbolizes more than just the construction of physical structures—it represents a tangible investment in the future of the school, its students, and the broader community. Through collaboration and dedication, North Augusta is poised to usher in a new era of athletic excellence and pride.

Whittemore Park Middle School – Horry County Public Schools

As the Prime General Contractor, we spearheaded the development of a state-of-the-art replacement facility for the existing Whittemore Park Middle School, commissioned by the Horry County School District. Spanning 152,000 square feet, this cutting-edge educational institution caters to approximately 1,200 students and offers an array of modern amenities and facilities designed to enhance the learning environment.

Facility Features:

Academic Spaces: The facility boasts 12 fully equipped science labs, ensuring hands-on learning experiences for students. Additionally, it houses a 400-seat auditorium and theater spaces, facilitating cultural and artistic endeavors.

Athletic Facilities: Sporting enthusiasts benefit from a gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, and a football/soccer field, fostering physical well-being and team spirit.

Musical and Artistic Spaces: An orchestra/band area allows students to explore their musical talents and creativity.

Dining and Social Areas: Including a kitchen/dining area encourages communal dining experiences and social interactions among students and faculty.

Architectural Elements:

Exterior: The building's facade showcases a harmonious blend of masonry materials, including brick, block, smooth-faced block, and Nichiha siding, ensuring durability and aesthetic appeal.

Roofing: A combination of light-gauge truss metal roof system and I-beams, along with low-sloped, built-up roofing systems, ensures structural integrity and weather resistance.

Security Measures: Advanced security features, such as access controls, surveillance cameras, and safety glass, prioritize the safety and well-being of students and staff.

Construction Highlights:

Innovative Solutions: Our team implemented innovative solutions amid material shortages and lead time issues posed during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, redesigning the structural steel and opting for I-beams over bar joists mitigated potential delays without compromising the project's budget or schedule.

Strategic Phasing: The construction process was strategically phased to optimize efficiency and coordination, with the building divided into two phases for overhead inspections. This approach facilitated a smoother progression of work and minimized downtime for subcontractors.

Infrastructure Improvements:

Off-site Road Enhancements: Collaborative efforts extended beyond the school premises, encompassing off-site road improvements in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). These enhancements included turn lanes, traffic signals, and utility line extensions, ensuring safe and efficient access to the school.

Regulatory Compliance:

Inspection Coordination: Close collaboration with regulatory inspection teams, including oversight from the Office of School Facilities (OSF) and state/local fire marshal offices, ensured adherence to regulatory standards and streamlined the final occupancy inspection process.

The Whittemore Park Middle School Replacement Facility is a testament to collaborative innovation and dedication to educational excellence. By seamlessly integrating modern amenities, architectural integrity, and strategic construction methodologies, the project embodies a commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment for generations to come.

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Continuing a Tradition of Impact:
H.G. Reynolds and Aiken Habitat for Humanity

H.G. Reynolds is pleased to announce the completion of our 6th Habitat House project in collaboration with Aiken Habitat for Humanity. With this endeavor, we are continuing a tradition that began in 2003, marking 21 years of partnership aimed at making a difference in our community.

Community involvement is a fundamental value at H.G. Reynolds, and our team takes great pride in contributing to projects like these that have a tangible impact on local families. Through the construction of Habitat Houses, we aim to address the pressing need for affordable housing in our area, providing stability and hope to those in need.

Our ongoing partnership with Aiken Habitat for Humanity underscores our shared commitment to creating positive change. As we complete this latest project, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue our mission of community service and to work alongside dedicated volunteers and supporters. With each house we build, we are not just constructing physical structures; we are building futures and strengthening the fabric of our community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Habitat House projects over the years, and we look forward to continuing this important work together. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need of safe and affordable housing.



Recently Completed Projects
Aiken High School Auditorium – Aiken County Public Schools

The Aiken High School New Auditorium project encompasses the construction of a state-of-the-art 750-seat auditorium as part of a phased demolition and build-back plan for the school's campus master plan. The auditorium, totaling 30,000 square feet, is designed to meet the evolving needs of the school and the community to provide a versatile space for various events and performances.

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Key features of the new auditorium include:

  1. Secure Entrance Vestibule: A controlled entrance area ensures safety and security for all patrons entering the auditorium.
  2. Ticket and Concessions Booth: Convenient facilities for ticket sales and concessions enhance the overall experience for attendees.
  3. Theatrical Systems Control Rooms: Dedicated control rooms facilitate the operation of advanced theatrical systems, ensuring seamless production of performances. This facility also houses streaming capabilities.
  4. Stage and Drama Classroom: A well-equipped stage and adjoining drama classroom provide a dynamic environment for theatrical education and practice.
  5. Dressing Rooms: Dedicated dressing rooms offer performers a private space to prepare for their appearances on stage.
  6. Support Spaces: Additional areas cater to the logistical needs of events, such as storage and backstage facilities.
  7. Corridor for Art Display: An art display corridor, complete with display cases, showcases the creative talents of students and enriches the cultural ambiance of the auditorium.

To ensure the safety of students and staff during construction, the project included the construction of a temporary egress tunnel. This temporary structure, equipped with essential utilities such as electrical, HVAC, fire alarm, and fire suppression systems, provided a secure pathway for occupants while maintaining continuity of services within the existing school facilities.

The construction plan also involved meticulous coordination and collaboration with the school administration, regulatory authorities, and various stakeholders to minimize disruptions and ensure compliance with safety regulations. Through effective planning and execution, the project team successfully managed schedule impacts and seamlessly integrated the temporary tunnel with the existing school infrastructure.

Overall, the Aiken High School New Auditorium project represents a significant investment in the educational and cultural infrastructure of the community, providing a modern and versatile venue for performances, events, and artistic expression.

HGR Employee Spotlight


Celebrating a Journey: Debbie's Retirement

After 18 years of dedicated service and countless memories, Debbie has bid farewell to the H.G. Reynolds family. As she embarks on a new chapter of life, we honor and celebrate her remarkable career journey.

Debbie joined H.G. Reynolds in April 2006, bringing her unique talents, expertise, and unwavering commitment. Over the years, she has played an integral role in developing our accounting department.

Debbie's influence extends far beyond her professional achievements. She has been a wonderful mentor and a pillar of camaraderie for her colleagues and peers. Her mentorship has fostered a collaborative and supportive environment, a testament to the spirit of our organization.

As she transitions into retirement, she leaves a legacy that will continue to inspire us for years. While her presence will be missed, we know she will embark on this new chapter with the same enthusiasm and dedication that have defined her tenure with us.

Please join us in congratulating Debbie on her well-deserved retirement.