Savannah's St. Joseph's-Candler Hospital Expansion Completed

January 24, 2017

It’s been thrilling to work on the St. Joseph’s expansion in Savannah, GA. Our work in this project included structural design for the Emergency Department, a two-story volume atrium, renovated outpatient areas, drive-through canopies, an ambulance canopy, and a new helipad for the hospital.

As the structural consultants, we’ve had the privilege of working with Batson Associates and JE Dunn Construction Group to bring the dreams of St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital to life. One of Fuller Group’s principal engineers, Lucas Young, was delighted to visit the site a few days before the January 23rd opening day.

The 17,000-square-foot expansion is the first phase of a $21.6 million, 18-month expansion. This investment will bring dramatic progress to the hospital and the way patients are cared for. The completion of this first phase is exciting for all of Savannah.

Fuller Group Announces Leadership Promotions

January 01, 2017

Fuller Group Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucas Young, PE, SE as Principal and Dean Gunter, PE as Associate.

Mr. Lucas Young began his career as an Engineering Intern with Fuller Group in 2008. He subsequently worked as a Project Manager before recently becoming a Principal with the firm. Mr. Young obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Clemson University in Civil Engineering. Since joining the staff at Fuller, Mr. Young has combined his technical knowledge and passion for business development to help grow the firm in client base and technical ability. He currently manages many aspects of the Structural division including the Health Care, Commercial, and Industrial sectors. Lucas also supports Fuller’s Envelope division by providing structural investigations and serving as an expert witness when called upon for construction litigation.

Lucas is a member of the Structural Engineering Association of South Carolina, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Future Construction Leaders of the Upstate.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Idaho, Montana and Utah. As a graduate of Clemson, Lucas loves attending any Clemson sporting event. If he is not at a Clemson game, he is serving at Greenville ARP Church or spending time with his wife and two daughters in Greenville, SC.

Mr. Dean Gunter joined Fuller Group in 2006 and has served as a Project Engineer and Project Manager before his recent promotion to Associate. Mr. Gunter obtained his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Lander University. Dean has extensive experience in the design of structures for both commercial and industrial facilities. Through this experience, Dean has developed a mastery of the building code requirements for the most extreme environmental conditions including earthquakes, hurricanes and snow storms. Currently he manages Fuller Group’s national accounts providing engineering services in all 48 contiguous United States.

Mr. Gunter is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Structural Engineering Institute. Dean lives with his wife, daughter and son in Easley, SC. Together they enjoy fishing and water sports.

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2016

Since hiring a designer with a graphic design background, our company’s Christmas cards have taken on a life of their own over the years. We hope all of our clients enjoy the humor that our talented Melody brings to lighten up the holiday season. Happy Holidays to all of our clients, families, and friends! Looking forward to a joyful and successful 2017!

PC's Neville Hall Renovation Underway

November 16, 2016

In October of 2015, Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC announced its campaign to renovate and expand Neville Hall. Serving as one of the main classroom buildings for the campus, Neville Hall was built in 1907 and last renovated in 1988.

As the Project Engineer, Fuller Group had the unique opportunity to work with Craig Gaulden Davis Architecture and Martin Meek Architecture in preserving the building’s beautiful, colonial-styled Georgian design. Fuller’s scope of services included exciting features like reopening the original rotunda, reframing the second floor, and adding a three-story expansion.

Presbyterian College held Neville Hall’s topping out ceremony yesterday, November 15. According to the college’s website, “the ceremony comes from a Scandinavian tradition and occurs when the last beam on the building’s steel frame is added. An American flag and fir tree are added to the beam and it is placed on the frame.”

The addition is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017, ready for classes to start in the fall.

Greenville Humane Society Adds Medical Facility

November 05, 2016

The Greenville Humane Society facility was completed in 2011 and that same year, won the American Institute of Architect Greenville Merit Award. Fuller Group was the Engineer of Record for the building and partnered with the project team members to create an outstanding facility for the Humane Society. This was one of Bill’s “pet” projects and the company has continued supporting the organization over the years by participating in “dog house” competitions among other ways.

In 2016, the no-kill animal shelter earned a perfect score from Charity Navigator, making it the number one animal-welfare organization in the nation.

Fuller will be working with the project team and architecture firm, McMillan Pazdan Smith to feature a facility expansion in 2017, a culmination of the Society’s efforts with their Expanding Our Paw Print Campaign.

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