HUB for Community Innovation Augusta Earns 1st in AGC Build Georgia Awards

June 24, 2023

Choate Construction Company is honored to announce the HUB for Community Innovation in Augusta has won first place in the Associated General Contractors of Georgia 2023 Build Georgia Awards! Housing several critical nonprofits in one centralized place, the HUB serves as an epicenter of resources for the local community to learn, grow, and thrive. In partnership with the Medical College of Georgia Foundation and the Hub Augusta Collaborative, Choate Construction, Christopher Booker & Associates, Cranston Engineering Group, and Electrical Design Consultants delivered this project in the Fall of 2022 alongside a talented team of trade partners.

“We are truly honored by the opportunity to work with such a skilled team in bringing the Hub for Community Innovation Augusta to life,” says Davis Myers, Director of Business Development for Choate in Atlanta. “The relationships that have developed from this initiative – driven by the shared mission to provide critical support and resources to build up the people of Augusta – go beyond the project’s completion and offer an invaluable, lasting connection to the surrounding community.”

In what was formerly a barren field located on the corner of Chafee Avenue and Fenwick Street bordering the Medical District and Harrisburg, the HUB for Community Innovation’s two-building campus serves as the new homebase for five critical community nonprofits.

In addition to the community support this mixed-use project provides, it was very unique in the sheer quantity of project stakeholders, two foundations, six non-profit tenants, three lenders, new-market tax credit financing, third-party program manager, and neighborhood constituents. “Balancing the needs of all these stakeholders while also working to complete a very aggressive schedule took a level of diligence and care that was far superior to any other project I’ve experienced in my career,” said Britton Miles, Choate Project Executive.

The HUB, located in historic African American neighborhoods, is a game-changer for a community that has experienced decades of disinvestment. By bringing existing resources and nonprofits together in one location, the project bolsters equitable access to all the essential elements of a thriving community. Access to free, quality healthcare as well as educational support provides the tools residents need in order to stay and thrive within their community.

About Choate Construction Company
Choate Construction Company is one of the largest nationally recognized general contractors in the Southeast with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah. Founded in 1989, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction specializes in both ground-up and interior construction, believing success is driven by its relationships and reputation. Choate has built a resume of projects large and small across the nation in multiple market sectors. From its innovative OneLife safety program to its efforts to “Build Up” the communities in which it serves, the heart of Choate is its people. Please visit for more information.