Nags Head grand opening of new Public Services complex

By on June 10, 2024

Facility named in honor of Renée Cahoon

The Town of Nags Head held a grand opening of the new Public Services Complex on June 5th. Here is the announcement and video highlights.
Town of Nags Head

We held a grand opening for our brand-new Public Services complex this past week! The state-of-the-art facility, located on Lark Avenue at the end of Eighth Street, is named in honor of our long-time elected official Renée Cahoon (in the pink shirt, though many of you know her). Her dedication and over 30 years of service to our community have left an indelible mark, and we are proud to recognize her contributions through this new complex.

The facility is home to six vital divisions that represent a third of our personnel. The complex’s key features include:
  • 35,000 square feet of indoor space
  • New administration building and redesigned bulk waste/recycling area
  • Combined fleet maintenance, sanitation, and facilities maintenance building
  • New water distribution shop with offices
  • New fueling and vehicle cleaning areas
Innovative design elements to ensure sustainability and efficiency:
  • Use of permeable pavement systems
  • Strategic preservation of trees and open spaces
  • Photovoltaic systems (solar panels) for net zero energy usage
  • Electric vehicle infrastructure for future charging stations
  • Adaptability for rainwater harvesting and water reuse
  • Improved circulation and drop-off facilities for the public

We invite you to visit the new complex, designed to serve our community for the next 60 years. Together, we’re building a sustainable and efficient future for Nags Head.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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