Ferguson Enterprises HQ3, Newport News, VA

  • Details:SlenderWall panels with factory installed R-24 closed-cell foam insulation
  • Finish: White acid-etched
  • Architect:Clark Nexsen
  • Owner:Ferguson Enterprises
  • Contractor:W. M. Jordan Company

Rising above the fountained lake at the City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News, VA, the new Ferguson Enterprises HQ3 is reminiscent of a grand ship sailing out of Hampton Roads.

Ferguson Enterprises built their eight-story 260,000 sq. ft. Headquarters 3 (HQ3) to house Ferguson’s corporate training and development center and various corporate departments.

Ferguson Enterprises is the nation’s premier wholesale plumbing supply corporation. Based in Virginia for more than 60 years, Ferguson has 14,000 retail locations nationwide, with over 27,000 associates and $18B in revenues.

Richmond, VA based W. M. Jordan Company, the construction manager, contracted SlenderWall manufacturer Smith-Midland to produce and install 25,891 sq. ft. of white acid-etch-finished panels for the Clark Nexsen designed project.

The precast concrete SlenderWall panels included 3.5” of factory installed closed-cell foam insulation to provide an R-24 thermal rating. Smith-Midland also produced over 8,000 sq. ft. of traditional architectural precast for the project and custom-made landscape elements and column covers.

Winning project of the ABC of Central Virginia (Associated Builders and Contractors) 2020 AWARD FOR SPECIALTY CONCRETE.

“The prestige of this project and the design standards to be met are perfectly aligned with the path we have chosen for the future of our organization and the growth of the SlenderWall product,” said Smith-Midland CEO Ashley Smith.