Grunley to Restore Exterior of Historic Sidney Yates Building

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Grunley Construction Company, Inc. a contract for the $15.1 million exterior restoration of the Sidney Yates Building, located at 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.

“After recently completing the interior renovation, we are thrilled to work with the Forest Service and GSA again to deliver the same high quality construction services to enhance the building’s exterior,” said Chip Scott.

The Sidney Yates Building serves as the headquarters for the United States Forest Service. The five-story building measures approximately 188,000 gross square feet and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Grunley completed the interior renovation at the Sidney Yates Building and the build-out of the child development center two years ago.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to restore the exterior of the historic Sidney Yates Building,” said Chip Scott, Senior Vice President and Operations Manager at Grunley.  “After recently completing the interior renovation, we are thrilled to work with the Forest Service and GSA again to deliver the same high quality construction services to enhance the building’s exterior.”

The exterior construction services will be fulfilled according to historic preservation requirements and will include upgrades to the façade such as re-pointing mortar and masonry repairs; window repainting and repairs; perimeter gutter replacement; repairs to moats and moat railings; and repainting doors, lamp posts and other ornamental elements. The building will remain occupied throughout the construction and access to the building will remain secured and controlled at all times. The project is expected to commence this month and have a two-year duration. 

Grunley Construction Company, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning construction firm with expertise in high-profile, complex projects for both public and private sector customers. Headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, Grunley specializes in renovations, restorations and modernizations of large-scale government, institutional and commercial buildings. We have a staff of over 310 construction industry professionals, including architects, engineers, LEED® Accredited Professionals, historic preservation experts, project executives, project managers, superintendents, tradesmen and support staff. Our annual revenues are $350 million and our bonding capacity is $1 billion aggregate.