Pyramid Healthcare

The + was coordinating with PG County Plans Review, PG County and third party inspectors, design professionals and Pyramid Healthcare to identify solutions to build and/or review issues in real time to meet a demanding construction schedule.

KasCon collaborated with Pyramid Healthcare to transform a former day care and school into a 34,000 square foot behavioral health and addiction counseling facility in Mitchellville, MD. As a residential facility, there are sleeping quarters to house a total of 25 with each room outfitted with three beds, a VRF HVAC cooling/heating unit and a private restroom. The project has nine roof top equipment units totaling 44-tons of cooling, a fully-equipped commercial kitchen with dishwashing rooms and new make-up air units, commercial hoods, Ansul fire protection system and a 1000- gallon exterior grease interceptor. The facility is complete with large dining areas that can be divided with new operable partitions, group meeting and counseling spaces as well as a full gym. We are proud to be apart of Pyramid Healthcare’s journey as they expand within the state of Maryland.

Goodwill – The Excel Center

The + was partnering closely with a non-profit organization to successfully navigate a challenging project with a tight schedule.

Goodwill selected KasCon to renovate its turn-of-the-century Baltimore office building into The Excel Center, a high school for adults.  The work was performed on eight floors and included demolition, reconstruction, mechanical and electrical system upgrades, and a complete overhaul of finishes throughout.  Work was performed on a tight city site with no staging space and difficult access. An aggressive completion goal and select imported products made for a challenging schedule.


The + was successfully meeting the requirements of the landlord-client while balancing the input and specification of the end-user’s needs as a national brand.

This 23,000 sq. ft., full-building renovation project transitioned a white box space (formerly Best Buy) into a dd’s DISCOUNTS store in Laurel, MD. dd’s DISCOUNTS is a growing retail chain owned by Ross Stores, Inc. KasCon installed a new 500 sq. ft., covered loading dock addition i.e., steel, concrete, cold form framing, overhead doors, and fencing. A new storefront facade was added including cold form framing, EFIS, lighting fixtures, and glass. KasCon also installed roof access to the space via a 25 ft. steel ladder and a new roof hatch cut into the existing roof.  As a result of the successful project execution, KasCon was added to Ross Stores’ national list of preferred contractors to pave the way for future store builds.

Aggreko North America

The + was spending significant time in pre-construction budgeting to assure that this complex project with unique requirements didn’t encounter any unforeseen conditions which minimized the need for change orders.

This project consisted of transforming a 30,000 square foot vacant building into the Mid-Atlantic center for one of the largest temporary power generation companies in the world.  In addition to new offices this project included the construction of a 2,250 square foot laboratory with an 18’ high ceiling that allowed a 25 ton “Bridge” crane with double hoist and trolly to run the entire 300-foot length of the building…and, run overtop the new offices and lab.

Electrical service and distribution work, overhead doors, interior concrete and masonry wash rack, exterior concrete slabs with steel canopy were all added to a building that had virtually no M-E-P facilities.  The tenant required over a half million dollars in new electrical work to accommodate their needs to both repair and maintain their vast fleet of generators.


Warrior Academy of Gymnastics

The + was KasCon leading the design/build including all planning stages of the project, helping to keep the budget in line with expectations.

This project was a full design/build where we provided budget planning costs in the beginning stages to help bring the project to life. Hiring and effectively managing the design team allowed us to streamline the permit process and obtain the permit more quickly than is typical in Anne Arundel County. We transformed a former production warehouse into a multi-functional gymnastics facility with a new waiting area, gang restrooms, and staff/break/administration areas (inclusive of all new MEP and finishes).  The gym area has an open concept design where we installed a recessed trampoline pit and recessed foam pits with varying depths ranging from 2’ – 12’.  In addition, we worked closely with the landlord to bring the façade and parking lot up to required status, inclusive of ADA upgrades.

Frisco Taphouse

The + was leading this complex design/build project with several design teams towards delivering a single client vision.

KasCon converted a retail storage warehouse (19,000 SF) into a one-of-a-kind brewery, restaurant and entertainment venue for longtime customer Frisco Taphouse. KasCon has worked with Frisco on four locations. For this latest project,  we coordinated with BGE on building upgrades for gas and electric with the space requiring completely new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The project used high-end bar finishes and live-edge wood throughout, as well as a state-of-the-art video wall complete with a stage with sound and lighting in the concert area.  Custom lighting, tile, glass, wall graphics, wood, AV and sound proofing features were installed.  The space included three full bars, a commercial kitchen, and a brewery (20 bbl system).  KasCon coordinated all kitchen and brewery equipment as well as the associated component installations. We built a new exterior, elevated concrete patio, complete with custom rail and drink ledge features as well as fire pits and full tree tables (weighing over eight tons each), as well as new ADA sidewalk systems.  Substantial structural improvements were required for the slab and the roof.

Heart + Paw

The + is figuring out unique solutions to project challenges without increasing costs to the client.

Taking a portion of an old iron works plant, KasCon transformed an abandoned space into a state-of-the art urban veterinary clinic with pet grooming and daycare facilities.  The clinic boasts surgery, radiology and dental areas as well as exam rooms.

Every effort was made to blend the new façade with the old for a seamless look. KasCon worked closely with the project’s developer and architects to ensure that historical guidelines were met while bringing the building into the 21st century.

One of the project’s greatest challenges was adhering to the Maryland Department of the Environment guidelines for the site.  KasCon had to bore underground in order to install 180 foot-long electrical service from Aliceanna Street to the location of the new transformer without disturbing the parking lot “cap”.

Goel Vision

The + was taking a leadership and advisory role in the project, assembling the team that could best execute the owner’s vision.

This adaptive reuse project transformed a former bank with drive-through teller lane into two separate facilities, an Ambulatory Surgery Center and a LASIK Eye Surgery Center.  KasCon worked closely with the owner in pre-construction assisting in preliminary pricing, selection of the design team and expediting permit approvals.  Medical grade surfaces, contactless doors, HEPA filtered HVAC units, back-up power and a complete surgical suite ensure the space is ready for medical care and procedures. Linear LED light fixtures combined with high-end, modern finishes transformed the LASIK Suite into an attractive, inviting place for elective procedures.    The Ambulatory Surgery Center is equipped with post op/pre-op areas and the surgical corridor is Medicare Certified.  This will add another option for outpatient surgical care to Howard County.

Hope Christian Church

The + is being able to turn a warehouse with structural columns into a worship center with good sight lines and an open feel. This project involved the conversion of former warehouse and office space into a state-of-the-art worship center. Hope Christian Church took possession of an 80,000 sq. ft. building in Beltsville, MD and soon realized that they needed a larger sanctuary. KasCon, in conjunction with Waldon Studio Architects, put together a team to create a new 10,000 sq. ft. Sanctuary and 4,000 sq. ft. Ministry Boulevard. The project required the removal of three structural columns to allow for better sight lines and a more open feel. The project also incorporated a new A/V and TV broadcast center for the church to produce programs for worldwide distribution.

Brick event space interior with beam ceiling renovated by KasCon commercial general contractors

The Assembly Room

KasCon converted the 12,000 square foot, two level, former Hammerjack’s nightclub , bar and live music establishment into on of the most unique wedding and meeting venues in downtown Baltimore. While retaining many of the “edgy” features of the past – original murals painted over brick, wrought iron railings surrounding the 2nd story floor openings and real wooden bar tops – KasCon was able to bring some of the late 1970’s atmosphere back to the present.