Landmark Projects 2017-01-17T14:43:17+00:00


Landmark projects Pray Construction has built over the years and have become a part of our community’s fabric.

Landmark Projects, Fifth Third Center Charleston, WV

Fifth Third Center

Charleston, WV

Midwinter Investment Group, LLC wanted the best team it could assemble to create a new landmark building in downtown Charleston. Pray Construction Company was selected as the construction manager to supervise the project.  The prominent glass and steel structure is home to one of the city’s leading law firms, Robinson & McElwee PLLC and Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank, whose name the building bears.

Landmark Projects, Boy Scouts Buckskin Council Charleston, WV

Boy Scouts Buckskin Council

Charleston, WV

The Buckskin Council Boy Scouts has a beautiful facility helping them meet their mission and double the area served. Pray Construction and Aric Margolis made the design-build team for the $3.7 million, 13,000 SF project. The original office, built 40 years earlier, was renovated and a new wing added. The new space includes a large activities area, showers, a store, and conference center. The timber frame entrance leads to a unique lobby space with vaulted ceilings, a 12-foot artificial tree which shades a park bench and a life-sized bronze sculpture of building’s name sake, H. Bernard Wehrle, Sr. A large deck sits above a fire ring near the river’s edge, perfect for local and visiting scouts

Landmark Projects, Bible Center Bible Center Southridge, Charleston, WV

Bible Center Bible Center

Southridge, Charleston, WV

When Bible Center outgrew its existing campus in Charleston, a 96- acre parcel was purchased for multi-phased relocation of worship services, administration, daycare, preschool and private elementary functions. Having selected a picturesque, natural setting, the primary concept was to develop a campus intimately connected to nature. This was achieved through a collaborative partnership among Pray Construction, Silling Architects and CDH Partner. The new sanctuary seats 1200 people. The large fireplace in the lobby featuring large windows, connects the fellowship area to the natural wooded area outside.

Landmark Projects, MVB Banks Charleston, WV

MVB Banks

Charleston, WV

When Fairmont-based MVB Bank expanded their presence in southern West Virginia, they selected Pray Construction to collaborate with their design team to deliver a 30,000 square-foot, $6 million office building and bank. From groundbreaking to ribbon-cutting was only 11 months, meeting a very aggressive schedule. The building is a local model of energy efficiency by creating a high-performance building skin that used a closed cell spray foam insulation process and an energy efficient window system. The bank lobby is state-of-the-art with automated banking experience without the traditional teller line.

Landmark Projects, Huntington Pediatric Dentistry Huntington, WV

Huntington Pediatric Dentistry

Huntington, WV

The large, whimsical elephant that adorns the entrance to Huntington Pediatric Dentistry gives you an idea of what is inside.  Pray Construction teamed up with Silling Architect to complete this fun and unique design-build project. The new 10,000 square foot building is full of fun, interactive features geared toward kids of all ages. The office offers state-of-the-art pediatric dental and orthodontic care to the community in a dynamic, playful setting. The large welcoming lobby with an interactive play area feels more like a play land than a dreaded trip to the dentist. The building has a hygiene bay, treatment bay, quiet rooms, private offices, consulting rooms, and staff are.

Landmark Projects, University of Charleston Robert C. Byrd School of Pharmacy

University of Charleston

Robert C. Byrd School of Pharmacy

The federally funded University of Charleston’s newly completed School of Pharmacy required a three story, 45,000 square-foot building located on campus. In order to complete this building, numerous single-story houses had to be demolished, as well as modifications to an existing adjacent parking lot. The new building is located southeast of Riggleman Hall, a landmark focal point of the campus.  Pray provided significant renovations to this project as well.  The building consists of two 92-seat tiered classrooms, one 40-seat general-purpose classroom, classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, student lounges and rooms for student group projects. Unique to a pharmacy school, the building has both wet and dry labs and computer labs, lab support spaces, a model pharmacy and a drug information area.

Landmark Projects, University of Charleston Brotherton Hall

University of Charleston

Brotherton Hall

No delays, no hassles, no change orders! The University of Charleston is glad they awarded the design-build contract for their Brotherton Hall residence hall to Pray Construction Company. Pray organized a design-build team to create this 4-story, 54,600 square foot home to 220 students, and they completed the project in less than eight months.

Landmark Projects, University of Charleston Riggleman Hall

University of Charleston

Riggleman Hall

Pray Construction was selected as the Construction Manager for the renovation of The University of Charleston’s Riggleman Hall. As the design-builder of Brotherton Hall in 2000, a great relationship was developed. Through a federal grant, UC was able to renovate the fifty-year old building that serves as administrative offices, classrooms and multi-function space.

Landmark Projects, Tidewater Grill Charleston Town Center Mall

Tidewater Grill

Charleston Town Center Mall

When Michigan- based Main Street Ventures opened Tidewater Grill in Charleston Town Center, they partnered with Pray Construction to build the ever-popular Tidewater Grill. Over the years, we have maintained a great relationship and have renovated Tidewater and built several other restaurants for the company.

Landmark Projects, Chop House Charleston Town Center Mall

Chop House

Charleston Town Center Mall

Pray recently renovated The Chop House which we built originally in 2001. Main Street Ventures, who operates in five states from Michigan to Florida, does not hesitate to call on Pray Construction anytime they need help. Owner Michael Gibbons explains, “We knew we could count on Pray for high quality work and speed in execution. Pray fulfilled the expectation.”

Landmark Projects, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love Charleston, WV

Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love

Charleston, WV

This award-winning downtown project, a 50,000 square-foot multi-story law office with a parking garage occupying the ground floor, was designed and built in less than seven months. Pray’s fast track approach to design and construction saved the customer substantially on their previous rent while reducing expenses involved with construction financing. Special attention was paid to the firm’s communication strategy, which has helped position them as a technology leader in their field.  Also, attention was given to acoustical control to provide the attorneys with much needed privacy.

Landmark Projects, HospiceCare Charleston, WV


Charleston, WV

HospiceCare of Kanawha Valley selected Pray Construction Company as the design builder of their new administrative offices in Charleston, WV. The 18,000-square foot building combines nursing and open administrative areas, conference and training rooms and grief counseling services. Located at the corner of Patrick Street and Kanawha Boulevard, the modern exterior provides an attractive landmark for this part of the City. The building features open work areas with sky lights throughout and utilizes as many “green” design elements as possible. The project was completed in just 7 months in 2008.

Landmark Projects, Summers Street Parking Garage Charleston,WV

Summers Street Parking Garage


Pray Construction Company was chosen by The City of Charleston to design and build two parking buildings in the downtown area. The city judged the design as the best of all five submitted and were then very impressed with Pray’s price, which was $1.5 million dollars less than the next competitor. The buildings were constructed in record time with not one day lost due to injury.

Landmark Projects, Ronald McDonald House Charleston, WV

Ronald McDonald House

Charleston, WV

Ronald McDonald House was thrilled to have a new home that doubles the size of their former location with easy access to CAMC’s Women and Children’s Hospital. They selected Pray Construction as their design-builder and were thrilled with that decision too. The new three-story building includes 14 guest suites and a family den, a two-bedroom manager suite, a great room, kids’ play room administrative offices. The great room boasts a large stone fire place just off the spacious kitchen and eating area. The third floor is an unfinished area for future guest rooms. This home gives them easy access to the hospital.

The purpose of the home is to create a stress-free and comfortable sanctuary for families struggling with a sick child, so a calm quiet setting is important.  The house is adjacent to six lanes of an elevated interstate, and families are living in hotel type rooms, so Pray used a building system new to the industry called insulated concrete forms (ICF) which ensures sound buffering. The design-build team and Ronald McDonald House team worked together to make a comfortable sanctuary for families in need.