J. Edward Hamel announced a donation of $80,000 to the “Ready, Strong, Connected” Campaign. The contribution made in January 2018 by Mr. Hamel will provide a significant portion of the funds needed to renovate Kuhn Hall, which will complete renovations in November of 2022. The center will contain spaces with state-of-the-art technologies that focus on […]
My college experience was not what most people picture when they think of a college student. While of course, I wanted to move away to a four-year university anywhere warmer than Maryland, my bank account had other plans. I started my education at a two-year community college in Bel Air Maryland working towards my associates […]
Words cannot express my gratitude to Ed and Fern Hamel for the opportunity to earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After many years of studying, four-hour long critiques, lengthy lectures, and endlessly perfecting letter and line spacing, I finally did it! Following high school, I was confident I wanted to be an […]
ED & FERN SCHOLARSHIP FUND HIGHLIGHT - Cordell Austin Due to the circumstances surrounding my bilateral hearing loss and speech delays, I did not anticipate entering college as a Guilford County student. However, through God's grace, I've learned to endure and conquer numerous challenges in my life. In 2019, I received my high school diploma […]
The Asberry (Senior Building 1B) Groundbreaking Hamel Builders is proud to announce the ground breaking of The Asberry (Senior Building 1B). This groundbreaking marks the beginning of Phase 1 for the years-long redevelopment project at the Barry Farm Housing Complex in Southeast D.C. Designed by EDG Architects, The Asberry is a 118 unit (55+) senior […]
Hamel Company Picnic After having to cancel the past 2 years, Hamel is proud to have hosted our annual company picnic this past Saturday! The day was full of fun games, good food, and great people. We had a series of events including Axe Throwing, Inflatable Jousting, Tee Shirt Tie Dying as well as many […]
Doug Robertson 20 Years at Hamel! Congratulations to Doug Robertson for his 20 Years at Hamel! Doug began at Hamel in February of 2002 and has been in a steady career growth and seen all aspects & types of construction during his time with Hamel. Doug has overseen over 1,500 units in renovation projects. His […]
ED & FERN SCHOLARSHIP FUND HIGHLIGHT - DAVID MALLONEE David Mallonee, a Hamel Scholar, graduated from Huntington High School and is Superintendent Stephen Wahls’ stepson. He stands 6 feet tall, weighs 180 lbs., and played the Lacrosse “attack” position for 8 years; he loves to fish, hunt, and build custom aquariums. David lives in Huntington, […]
Md. Washington Minority Companies Association Outreach Fair On Thursday, July 21st, 2022, Hamel Builders participated in the Minority Outreach Fair held at the Live! Casino & Hotel. The event hosted an abundance of small, minority, and women-owned businesses with the purpose connecting small and large businesses to work together. From left to right we have […]
ED & Fern Scholarship Fund Highlight - Sydni Robertson Sydni graduated from McDonough High School and chose Towson University (TU) to pursue her interest in their entrepreneurship program which is based in the College of Business and Economics. Superintendent, Doug Robertsons’ only daughter, is a smart, and confident young student. She excelled in high school, […]
Danielle Yarrish 5 Years at Hamel! Congratulations to Danielle Yarrish for her 5 Years at Hamel! Danielle began at Hamel in May of 2017 and has been the Contract Compliance Manager since her promotion in October of 2021. In her role, Danielle oversees the Compliance and Marketing Departments. Since her start with Hamel, Danielle […]
ED & Fern Scholarship Fund Highlight - Jackson Miller Entrepreneur. Side Hustler. Businessman. Those are the buzzwords to best describe Jackson, Hamel Builders Superintendent, Tim Miller oldest son. Jackson launched a small landscaping business while he was a junior in high school because he wanted to earn money. Instead of being caught up in “collecting” […]
Stanton Square Completion We are pleased to announce the completion of Stanton Square Apartments, the new construction of 3 buildings and 121 units in Southeast Washington, DC designed by Torti Gallas + Partners. Stanton Square contains brand new, one to two-bedroom apartments including energy efficient appliances, lighting fixtures, and washers/dryers. Additional features include a fitness […]
HAND - Homecoming in the Park Hamel attended the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) Homecoming in the Park to mingle with industry partners. The team enjoyed seeing familiar faces as well as creating new relationships. They also enjoyed seeing National Housing Trust win Best Small Affordable Housing Project for Liberty Place Apartments. It was […]
The Residences at Springbrook Groundbreaking The Residences at Springbrook Groundbreaking in Clinton, Maryland represents the renewal of a long-lasting relationship between Prince George's County and Hamel Builders, Inc. This 90-unit 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit funded project represents an opportunity to revitalize a previously empty lot. With the first scoop of dirt lifted by […]
Congratulations to Mike Zielinski for his 5 Years at Hamel! Mike has been a superintendent since his promotion in 2018 and has worked on many successful projects from Woodmont Crossing to Murraygate Village. Since his start with Hamel, Mike has made great developments as a Superintendent and has been an integral part of the Hamel […]
ED & Fern Scholarship Fund Highlight - TJ Leon TJ is Project Manager, Gene Eadys’ stepson. He is pursuing a Sports & Entertainment Management degree at University of South Carolina (UOSC). He did everything right to increase his chances of getting into college. He took challenging courses throughout high school to show he was comfortable […]
ED & Fern Scholarship Fund Highlight - Hailey Marquez Hailey’s, stepfather, Elias Vasquez, has been working as a Laborer for Hamel Builders for over 10 years. Like many of our Hamel Scholars, she is the first in her family to go to college. Hailey embarked on the process early in her senior year to give […]
17 Mississippi Avenue Roof Raising Yesterday, Hamel Builders joined NHP Foundation to celebrate the roof raising of 17 Mississippi, 41 rental apartments in the Congress Heights area in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. From left to right we have Kyle Huck with Soto Architecture & Urban Design, PLLC, Olawale Morakinyo with Hamel Builders, Andrey Zudin with The NHP Foundation, […]
Providence Place Completion We are please to announce the completion of Providence Place Apartments, a 93-unit new construction senior living apartment building in Northeast Washington, DC. Designed by Torti Gallas + Partners, Providence Place has 93 units of affordable housing offering one and two bedroom apartments. Updated features include stainless steel appliances, two courtyards, community gym, […]
Traffic Control Safety Training & Certification Today, Hamel Builders hosted a Traffic Control Safety Training & Certification Course for our on-site field workers. This course is to train employees with the best flagging skills to give safe passage of traffic through and around work areas while utilizing standard flagging procedures. Congratulations and great work to […]
Randle Hill Apartments Completion We are pleased to announce the completion of Randle Hill Apartments, a renovation of 9 buildings & 195 units in Southeast Washington, DC designed by Wiencek + Associates for Enterprise Community Development, Inc. The renovations included updated kitchens & bathrooms, energy efficient lighting fixtures & appliances, as well as a handicap […]
Liberty Place Apartments Ribbon Cutting On Tuesday 04/12, we celebrated the Liberty Place Apartments Ribbon Cutting! Completed in January, this new 71-unit apartment building in Washington, DC was designed by Grimm + Parker Architects for National Housing Trust and its partners. This project includes 53 units dedicated to serving households below 50% of the area […]
Savannah Street Apartments Tree Planting Event On 03/19/22, Hamel teamed up with Casey Trees, National Housing Trust, RKR Construction, and members from around the community to take part in a tree planting event at Savannah Street Apartments. Casey Trees is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation, enhancement, and restoration of the tree canopy in […]
Spring Flat Senior Completion We are pleased to announce the completion of The Appleton at Spring Flats, an 88 unit historic adaptive reuse for senior housing in Washington, DC designed by Wiencek + Associates for Victory Housing, Inc. The Spring Flats Senior project (now called The Appleton) is a historic adaptive reuse of an original […]
Hamel Builders thanks all of our women team members out in the field and in the office that are essential to our every day operations. We couldn’t be successful without you! In the spirit of Women In Construction week, we encourage other women to join the industry!
Congratulations to Oscar Macció for his 15 Years With Hamel Builders! "Hamel is truly a special organization. It is hard to imagine any other firm where an electrical service coordinator with a heavy accent is provided the opportunity to expand his knowledge and rise to an executive role. I am beyond grateful for the last […]
Mike Nemo - 25 Years With Hamel! We sat down with Mike and asked him to reflect on his time here at Hamel and what it has meant to him. One of Mike’s greatest accomplishments during his time at Hamel was being a part of the group that created Hamel’s core values and mission statement […]
Hamel and the project team have partnered with Department of Employment Services to host a job fair for 17 Mississippi Avenue on February 7th from 12-3pm at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library. Interested applicants can register at https://lnkd.in/dGCjkAUH . Face masks are required at the event.
In honor of the New Year, we look back at 2021 and the accomplishments our company achieved by the numbers. None of this would be possible without our employees who work tirelessly to achieve our goals as a company. It also would not be possible without our partners both new and old who have been […]
Completed earlier last month, Hamel is pleased to announce the completion of Choice Companies at Lottsford Road, a renovation in Largo, MD designed by Cowie Associates for Choice Companies. Due to Choice Companies relocation from Southern MD to Largo, this 100,000 sq. ft. existing warehouse space was converted to a wood stair and rail manufacturing […]
Hamel Builders is proud to announce our commitment as the presenting sponsor for the Stuff the Train Toy Drive! With your support we will help bring joy to so many families that are facing challenges over the holidays, including those with children being treated for critical illnesses. If you or someone you know wants to donate, […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of Mass Place Apartments, a housing renovation in NW Washington, D.C. designed by Zavos Architecture+Design for NHT Communities. This 135,784 sq. ft. high-rise consists of 160 units with new flooring, kitchen, and bath upgrades. Additional extensive upgrades were made in common spaces: lobby, mailroom, and leasing office. Click here for […]
Hamel teamed up with Urban Atlantic , Abrams Hall Senior Living, and Grand Senior Living to transform an unused mail building into a community pavilion. The project included demolition of walls, painting of beams and landscaping around the exterior of the structure. The pavilion will serve as a comfortable place for the residents of Abrams Hall to […]
Yesterday, we celebrated the Murraygate Village Apartments Ribbon Cutting! "For decades the Murraygate Village Apartments has been a cornerstone for affordable housing community along the historic Richmond Highway Corridor and has provided homes to thousands of low- and middle-income individuals and families over the years. On Sept. 2, 2021, the FCRHA and the Fairfax County […]
University of Tampa ’21 Alex Dorsey II, always dreamed about becoming an attorney for the Innocence Project – a non-profit legal group that works to exonerate the wrongfully accused. Alex took his first step to pursue his ambition and graduated from The University of Tampa with his bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice with a minor […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of The Carlin, an elderly housing renovation in Arlington, VA designed by Grimm + Parker Architects for Carlin Springs RHF Partners LP. This 10-story, 154,907 sq. ft. project upgraded 162 units with new flooring and kitchens, as well as extensive makeovers in common spaces: reception, mailboxes, laundry room, […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of Riverwatch Phase II, designed by Studio K Architecture and located across from Hamel's corporate office in Elkridge, MD. This 94,289 sq. ft. project consists of 3-story townhouse style buildings with a community space, 58 apartments in total. Click here for details.
Best Multifamily Development 2020 Finalist: Capitol Vista | This 12-story triangular apartment building features 104 affordable units in Mount Vernon Triangle and is inspired by New York City’s Flatiron Building. 21 apartments are reserved for renters earning up to 30% of the area median income, and 83 are for those earning up to 50% of […]
Electricians offer a vital skill set that is necessary for modern life to function efficiently. The technical knowledge required and risk involved with this profession make extensive training and strict qualifications necessary. In this article, we explain what an electrician is and detail the steps necessary for becoming a licensed electrician. Click here to read […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of The View at Mill Run Phase II, designed by Heffner Architects and located in Owings Mills, MD next to Phase I. This 226,829 sq. ft. project consists of nine buildings with 157 apartments total. The units feature an open design with stainless appliances, granite countertops, LVT and […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of Mills Place, built by Hamel Commercial and designed by @gp_architects for @lock7development | Situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington DC, the 4-story, 61,200 sq. ft. building consists of 61 affordable apartments and is clad in brick and cementitious siding. Also features: community room with kitchen, […]
We are pleased to announce the completion of Murraygate Village Apts, a 188,570 sq. ft. project consisting of 200 affordable apartments across 17 three-story buildings. This renovation included such features as: all new windows, new HVAC equipment, new cabinets, new countertops, new LVT flooring, new showers with ceramic surround, new paint, new asphalt overlay, new […]
Hamel is a proud sponsor of the Silas Craft Collegians Dinner, taking place on Monday, March 8. Help Howard Community College raise funds to provide scholarships for deserving students by tuning in for a virtual program while enjoying a delicious carry-out meal from Hunan Manor Restaurant. Best of all, the net profits will benefit the […]
Hamel Builders is celebrating 33 years serving communities across #WashingtonDC #Maryland #Virginia and beyond! Incorporated in 1988, the Hamel team has steadily grown, acquiring long-term relationships with owners, partners and various agencies. Mr. Hamel’s focus on improving both the financial and community performance of multi-family projects has become a hallmark of the firm. Learn more […]
If you were to ask friends an essential factor in choosing a school, you'd likely get all kinds of answers, like name recognition, the size of the campus, or the football team's success. We want to break it down for you; When it comes to choosing a school, the only relevant factor is if you can pay for it without student loans.
Which is best for you? Parents and students need to learn what it means to borrow loans to pay for college and understand the impact of their options. The Federal Direct Student Loan is an entitlement to the student. The student can choose to borrow a student loan, no matter what the family income may be. The student must be a U.S. Citizen, not be in default of other federal loans, and complete the FAFSA application. Which type of loan they will be eligible for depends on the student's financial need.
Everyone who wants to attend college must fill out what is known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This is just the form schools use to figure out how much money they can offer your child toward attendance, plus what kinds of aid the student qualify for.
We are pleased to announce the completion of Capitol Vista, a 106,815 sq. ft. building consisting of eleven floors of affordable housing residences above one floor of retail and amenity spaces. Capitol Vista boasts sweeping views of the DC skyline, and has 104 units in a mixture of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom, with LVT flooring, […]
Last Tuesday, Hamel donated turkeys to Ward 8 Residents in cooperation with the office of Councilmember Trayon White (D.C. Ward 8), delivering them to Union Temple Baptist Church. Pictured above are Hamel employees Jerry Gross (right) and Allen Mohney (left) with the Councilmember (middle).
Hamel is proud to support The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades, which continues to move forward and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021. As Dr. Lindsay, President of AACC, has said, “We are in business to educate and to provide solutions that strengthen our community.” AACC plans to welcome […]
Sheamus Frasher is the stepson of the superintendent, Nicholas Navarrete. Sheamus has always enjoyed cooking. For as long as he can remember, even when he was a little kid, he loved to help cook dinner. When he wasn’t in the kitchen, he served as Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts for 3 years, leading the […]
For juniors and seniors, here is what you should be doing to move the college process along. Junior Students Explore careers and their earning potential with the Occupational Outlook Handbook search tool at bls.gov/oco. Learn about choosing a college at StudentAid.gov/choosing-schools. Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations hosted by college representatives. … Fall Take […]
Hannah Beegle is Hamel Builders Senior Estimator, Dan Beegle's oldest daughter, and proudly follows in her mother's footsteps. She is a first-year student at the University of Maryland studying kinesiology. Hannah plans to graduate from Maryland and gain acceptance into a three-year Doctorate Physical Therapy program to become a Physical Therapist. For now, she is […]
Gabrielle Dorsey is Hamel Builders Project Manager, Alex Dorsey’s only daughter, and a freshman at the University of San Francisco. While in high school, Gabi took several courses in Computer Science; she is accomplished at computer coding and interned with a Computer Science textbook company where she is a published contributor to a Computer Science […]
Madriah Taylor is the step-daughter of Hamel Builders Carpenter Apprentice, Tim Suttice. In Madriah’s family, education has always been a top priority. With 207 students in her graduating class, Madriah finished 3rd with a 4.0 GPA. She received multiple scholarships to attend George Mason University and pursue a Masters of Science in Nursing, minoring in […]
Founded in 1988 and based in Elkridge, Hamel Builders is a premier multifamily renovation and new construction firm in the mid-Atlantic region. Hamel has been donating to Howard Community College for over 20 years. Ed Hamel said, "It’s almost impossible for a working family to send a kid through school, and where do you invest […]
Work is complete at the Bread for the City SE Expansion, a new two-story building of more than 28,000 sq. ft. that will serve the local community, providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services. Click here to learn more.
“I am so grateful for the Hamel Scholarship support I’m receiving because I know that means I won’t be left worrying so much about paying off debt after graduating.” —Nicholas Zeitler Nicholas Zeitler, son of Accounting Manager Tonia McCaig, is stepping back into college! With the support from the Ed and Fern Hamel Scholarship Fund, […]
“The generosity of the Hamel Scholarship will help me achieve my dream of becoming a nurse at Penn State. The funds will help alleviate the long-term burden of education expenses.” —Paige Murphy Superintendent Brandon Murphy’s daughter, Paige, has always been interested in anatomy and physiology and knew she wanted to help people. Pursuing a nursing […]
April 2020 (Revised May 11, 2020) This plan provides guidance to Hamel employees through a widespread outbreak of illness or disease in order to maintain the continuity of our business and remain a viable entity during a potential crisis. The elements of this plan will help to minimize the impact of this pandemic on the […]
The Ficklen project in Greenville, NC will be underway by next year, and consists of the adaptive reuse of the E.B. Ficklen Factory into a 70 key hotel with event space and Star Warehouse into a food hall and commercial office space. Conveniently located to Downtown and to the East Carolina Campus, the redevelopment of […]
The Artisan was completed last month, and the clean design—focused on artists and their community—is turning heads. From swampy car lot to high-end apartments, this project is a unique experience with many creative features, some of which were contributed by local artists. Click here to learn more.
Aiden is the son of Melissa Barnhart, Project and Administration Compliance Manager for Hamel. Aiden is a graduate of Northeast High School in Pasadena, Maryland. Two of his favorite subjects were history and geography. Aiden's college of choice is Bridgewater University in Bridgewater, Virginia where he will study Business Administration. Aiden is excited about attending […]
Quinn worked as a laborer with Hamel Builders this past summer and is the son of Superintendent, Doug Robertson. Quinn is a graduate of McDonough High School in Charles County, Maryland. He is presently attending the College of Southern Maryland majoring in Kinesiology. He wants to work in the field of sports medicine as a […]
Lacy is the daughter of Gene Eady, Project Manager at Hamel Builders, Inc. Lacy graduated from Mercy High School in Baltimore County in 2016. Her favorite subjects were History and English. She is attending Community College of Baltimore where she plans to major in Dental Hygiene. Lacy believes that being a young person in college […]
As a big thank you to all of their Subcontractors, the Hamel Builders of Washington team at Capitol Vista hosted a Topping Out party to celebrate the completion of the concrete structure for a new 12-story apartment building. The party, complete with Tennessee-style BBQ catering and a local DJ, included almost 300 people – Hamel, […]
A Lesson in Leadership Everyone wants to be on the winning team. Great teams, like great companies have great leadership. Leadership qualities and skills are developed over time. It seems very natural to people like Mr. Hamel. He has always been very competitive in sports and business, but over time he has amazed an arsenal […]
My Story: Stephen Thompson | 2019-10-27 | Safety+Health Magazine - safetyandhealthmagazine.com My story spans 50 years in the construction trade. It began in 1969, when I was working as a laborer in the industry. I was exposed to multiple work-related duties with hazards ranging from unprotected trenches to various harmful dusts without respiration protection. This […]
Alex first heard good things about Hamel from his dad, Alex C. Dorsey, Project Manager at Hamel Builders. Alex is a junior at the University of Tampa. Once he has completed undergrad, Alex plans to attend grad school to study criminal law. Alex says his dad shared a few good news stories as well as […]
Cordell is the son of Andrea Hoggard, Superintendent at Hamel Builders. Cordell graduated from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC where he studied Fine Arts, Criminal Justice, Public Speaking and college prep courses. He is in his first year at East Carolina University studying Biology. Cordell is a very bright student who works with […]
Montana is the daughter of Thomas Catlett, Superintendent for Hamel Builders. Montana attended Fairmont Heights High School in Fairmont Heights, Maryland. She was active in high school activities such as photography, modern dance, pep rallies, and homecoming events. Towson University is the school of choice for Montana. She plans to major in Art and Design. […]
"Kenzi" is the stepdaughter of Rob Lesniewski, Senior Project Manager for Hamel Builders and the first scholar in our program. She is halfway through earning her AA degree in psychology at Harford Community College. Once attained, she plans to transfer to a four-year college to earn her bachelor's degree. From there she will start a […]
Jeffrey Koenig’s son, Joseph, is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) in instrumental music education, as well as a Bachelor of Music (BM) in double bass performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. He will be performing a senior recital and graduating with his BM in the spring of 2020. He will complete […]
Madison, the stepdaughter of Senior Project Manager, Rob Lesniewski and a talented artist. She has always had an enormous interest in art and used it as an outlet throughout her childhood to help her cope with change and to express herself and her emotions visually and interpretively. She graduated from Harford Community College in December […]
Jakyia is a graduate of McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. Her father Emelio Williams works as a Laborer at L on Liberty. Jakyia is a sophomore at Morgan State University, majoring in Multiplatform Productions (or digital content creation) which is about putting the right content on the right platform for the right audience. […]
Ben, stepson of Executive Assistant, April Marasco, is always curious and demonstrates a thirst for knowledge. He is currently enrolled in the Computer Science program at Howard Community College (HCC) and will complete the program in the spring of 2020. This fall he will begin applying to the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, MIT […]
Melissa celebrates her 20th anniversary with Hamel on August 16, 2019! Back in the summer of 1999 she heard about an opening for a Receptionist from her aunt, Sandy Wood-Black, who worked here then. Within a year there was an opening in Accounting. She worked as a Project Accountant for about a year when a […]
Doing well by doing good. The concept of doing well by doing good has been linked to social design. At Hamel we strive to deliver the best product possible to encourage repeat business with our development partners. We are treated well by the clients that are satisfied with our efforts. In addition to our construction […]
Tonight our team attended the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) Holiday Mixer to network with developers, architects, and contractors.