Construction News

Jun 29, 2023

Update June 29, 2023

We are happy to report the front of the new building is nearing completion, many employees have moved into their new offices and half of the employee parking lot is now complete!


New three story brick building


New paved parking lot and three story brick building




Update February 27, 2023

Hood Construction has made an amazing amount of progress in just 274 days!  The back parking lot is coming along nicely and the building's brickwork couldn't look any better.  


New three story brick building


Back of a new three story brick building



Update - January 3, 2023

Exterior brickwork is nearing completion in front and in back!  We are also seeing much progress on what will be the new parking lot for SCU employees.  We are looking forward to working in our new building!


New three story building nearing completion


The front of a new three story brick building


Parking lot under construction



Update - December 2, 2022

We are pleased to share the photos taken of the new Huger Street building December 2.  Exterior brick work is nearing completion and crews are now working on the employee parking lot behind the new building.  We are very pleased with the progress and look forward to sharing more pictures soon!


Side of building under construction

New area for employee parking lot



Update - November 15, 2022

We are happy to report work is now in progress on the back of the building.  Here you can see walls built, windows installed and new wrapping on the current building's exterior.

Building under construction


Existing building being renovated



Update - October 18, 2022

Brick by brick, it's all coming together!  This is a photo from day 177 of our construction.


Photo of a large brick building under construction



Update - October 3, 2022

We are happy to report the exterior of our new building is coming along very well.  Here you see a photo from day 162 - the exterior walls and brick being installed.  We're very excited at the progress Hood Construction is making!


Photo of a new building being constructed



Update - August 12, 2022

Today is day 134 and the electricians are working hard through the evening to make sure the lights are working properly.

Photo of construction progress of our new building at night



Update - July 22, 2022

Today is day 119 of our project and Hood Construction is moving right along.  We can now see the beams, wall framing, lighting and next level of the ceiling!


Picture of a building being constructed with the flooring and steel beams in place.

Steel beam being installed


Update - June 24, 2022

We are pleased to report in just 100 days of construction, we are now seeing concrete floors poured and steel beams making their way up to the second and third floors! 

Photo showing construction of a new building with concrete floors and steel beams


View of construction site from a drone




Update - May 23, 2022

Today's photo shows incredible progress!  The stairwell and elevator shafts have been completed.  The first batch of steel beams has been delivered and they are currently being installed by D & T Steel Fabricators, Inc. out of Pelion, SC.  Stay tuned for additional updates!  

Construction site showing steel beams



Update - April 25, 2022

Hood Construction has made excellent progress on our new building!  The old facility is now completely gone, footers have been poured and our stairwell and elevator shaft are well underway.  Stay tuned for more updates as the project continues to come together!

Construction site at 800 Huger Street in Columbia












Update - April 6, 2022

We are pleased to report Hood Construction now has the State Credit Union project page and webcam up and running on their website!  Check it out today!


Update - March 23, 2022

A groundbreaking ceremony was held March 23 at 800 Huger Street in downtown Columbia.  Credit union President, Jim Kinard stated, "After careful review of numerous proposals with our project manager and architectural team, we have chosen Hood Construction to make our vision a reality.  It is our hope that our members and employees will be pleased with the expenditure and our new state-of-the-art facility.  This groundbreaking ceremony symbolizes both our historic growth and promising future.”

A group of people at a groundbreaking ceremony



Update - February 17, 2022

Demolition of our one-story building began at 7:30 a.m. on February 7th.  

Picture showing the demolition of a building


As of February 17th, most of this building and its foundation was removed.

Picture of a large excavator removing a concrete foundation


Stay tuned for further updates!



To our Valued Members:

Due to the upcoming improvement of Interstate 26, a project known as Carolina Crossroads, we will be relocating our Operations Center from its current location at 1624 Browning Road in Columbia to property we already own at 800 Huger Street in Downtown Columbia.  This is the current location of our home office.

Members will see our Operations Center relocation project begin with construction of a new three-story building at 800 Huger Street adjacent to our home office.  We anticipate completion and move in by December of 2023.  We have a well-qualified internal and external team working on this project and anticipate a seamless, behind the scenes transition of our Operations Center with no disruptions in service.

We look forward to this opportunity and encourage you to stay tuned for further updates.

To learn more about the SC Department of Transportation project, Carolina Crossroads, you may visit their dedicated website here.

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