Wilson-Covington Construction Company- A Glimpse at Our Services

Wilson-Covington celebrates its 70th year in business this year and we find that many in the community do not have a full understanding of the firm’s capabilities.

Wilson-Covington Construction Company is an unlimited General Contractor in NC, SC, and Virginia. We perform commercial and residential projects up to $10 million with no job too small if it fits our skillset. Our commercial jobs range from upfit work to new construction of all types of commercial buildings from office to grocery, retail, and industrial and warehouse. Residential jobs include new custom homes, high-end remodels and additions, and historic restoration work.

Here is a glimpse at our company and its capabilities:

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Wilson-Covington in Progress on Seating and Tables for Restaurant Remodel

Wilson-Covington is excited to be helping a downtown Winston-Salem, NC restaurant with an overhaul of their seating arrangement. The finished products will be installed next week. Check back for more updates!

Custom Bathroom Vanities

Wilson-Covington customized one piece of furniture and fabricated once custom vanity for a bathroom and powder room remodel in Winston-Salem, NC. This 1890 house in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC required a special touch to keep with the historic nature of the home while providing functionality for the spaces.

 

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Dalholt Family Joins Wilson-Covington

DalholtsWilson-Covington has always been a family-oriented company, but even we have taken it to a new level with the hiring of Norm Dalholt and his two sons, David and Thomas!

On April 1, 2013, David became the first Dalholt to join Wilson-Covington.  He had been working in custom cabinetry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but was looking for a better place to raise a family. A good friend in Winston-Salem knew Executive Vice President Hayes Wauford and connected the two. After an interview, David was hired as a superintendent.

Earlier this year, David and his wife Amber had a baby girl, Charlie. Norm, who was a project manager for a high-end residential contractor in Maine, came down for a visit with his first grandchild and liked what he saw of Winston-Salem. “I kept telling him he should move down here,” David said. “And he said, ‘Well, find me a job.’  So I did!” On August 3, 2014, Norm joined the company as project manager of residential construction.

Meanwhile, Thomas was working as a display builder for Urban Outfitters in Portland, Oregon and beginning to feel a little left out. “I was a long way away, and it had been two and a half years since I’d seen the family,” Thomas said. David once again asked Hayes if there might be a spot at Wilson-Covington for Thomas. Two weeks after his father had joined the company, Thomas came to work as a carpenter.

The three are currently working together on an extensive remodel of a home in the West Salem neighborhood. “Hayes is super family-oriented, but he’s getting his money’s worth as well,” David joked. “We don’t just punch a clock and go home. We talk about our work at night all the time, too.”

The Dalholts say good communication is the key to family members being able to work well together. “We’re able to be blunt with each other, and nobody takes it personally,” David said.

Wilson-Covington- Specializing in the Difficult

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Wilson-Covington is proud to be complete removing a solid CMU and concrete wall in an operational grocery store. This work was done at night and the dust and debris kept out of the retail area. Wilson-Covington specializes in this type of difficult and dirty work while keeping the customer’s store or home clean and neat.

Harris Teeter- Asheville, NC in Spring

Harris Teeter - Asheville, NC
Photo by David Simchock

Wilson-Covington Construction Company is pleased to continue its relationship with Harris Teeter. The firm is currently building a new store in Summervile, SC and remodeling an existing store in John’s Island, SC.

Built In Bookcases for Winston-Salem Residence Complete

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Wilson-Covington has completed the installation of custom-built bookcases in a Winston-Salem residence’s den/sunroom. This work included fabrication to fit a unique space around larger windows, painting, and installation. Wilson-Covington further installed beaded paneling on the ceiling of the room over older ceiling tile to complete the room’s makeover.

Here is a photo of this same wall before installation:

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And two more completed shots:

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Wilson-Covington Receives Two Preservation Awards

2013 Annual Conference - Edenton (331) (2)Wilson-Covington Construction Company is very proud to have received two awards for historic preservation/restoration from Preservation North Carolina at their annual conference in Edenton, NC last week.

Hayes Wauford, Executive-Vice President, received the awards on behalf of Wilson-Covington.

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Minnette C Duffy Landscape Preservation Award
Project- Historic Bethabara Park 1753 Palisade Fort Reconstruction
Project Manager- Jimmy Poore
Superintendent- Brandon Hutchens

Wilson-Covington removed the existing reconstructed fort and installed 2,000 hand-worked pine posts on the original site of this French and Indian War era fort, the only one of its kind on the original footprint in the South.

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Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit
Project- Restoration of 1805 Elmwood Plantation, Oxford, NC
Project Manager- Hayes Wauford
Superintendent- Jeff Bowman

Wilson-Covington completed a full interior and exterior restoration of this early 19th-century timber-framed Georgian home. This included all plumbing, electrical, and geothermal heating and cooling. Original wainscot, mantles, and overmantles were reinstalled and new trim and windows fabricated to match the original where missing.

Wilson-Covington Restores Water Pump- Old Salem

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Wilson-Covington Construction Company has completed the restoration of the pump on the square in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. This work included rebuilding the cap, repairing the pump stand, and repairing all internal plumbing. Thankfully the pump is now in condition to be enjoyed by thousands of children for years to come.

Kitchen/Living Space Remodel

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Wilson-Covington is excited to have begun a kitchen and living space remodel in a gorgeous home. The project will include a complete kitchen remodel, expansion of heated living area into a formerly screened porch, and all new interior finishes in kitchen, living, bath, dining, and breakfast rooms.