News Release: McCarthy and Donley tapped for $20M Education Resource Center for University of Virginia Health System

St. Louis – St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Richmond-based Donley’s have been awarded a $20 million Education Resource Center project for the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va. The team will break ground in early October 2014 on the four-story, 46,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on a tight site directly across the street from University of Virginia Medical Center. Total project cost is expected to be $24 to $26 million. Architects CO-Architects with Train and Partners are designing the Center to meet LEED Silver status. Construction is expected to complete in 2016.

The Donley’s and McCarthy team is already at work on a separate $18 million HVAC project for the hospital, which began in August 2013. The team is replacing 11 air handling units in a two-year project that’s expected to complete by August 2015.


About McCarthy
Headquartered in St. Louis, and founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest commercial builders in the Midwest. McCarthy has constructed more than 800 significant healthcare facilities and renovated thousands more – while consistently appearing on Modern Healthcare’s list of leading healthcare construction management companies. For 150 years, McCarthy has been building communities across America, both by constructing essential projects communities rely on, as well as by helping those who need assistance. Knowing how to build from preconstruction through completion is a tradition that will continue as McCarthy endeavors to advance the value of its expertise and deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best final project costs. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy has approximately 1,700 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company’s history is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


About Donley’s
Donley’s is a fourth-generation regional construction management, design/build, and general contracting firm with offices in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The firm focuses on building healthcare and higher education facilities, accounting for approximately 75% of its business. Donley’s has completed a myriad of healthcare projects – from bed towers and emergency departments to oncology facilities and complex multi-phase renovations – for more than 25 individual healthcare institutions. In addition, the firm has grown to become a regional leader in higher education construction, and the Education Resource Center marks Donley’s eleventh project for the University of Virginia. For more information, please visit us online at

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