By Christine Graf
McRoberts Development LLC President Mark McRoberts is moving forward with plans to construct two buildings on a 6.4-acre parcel of land located at 11 Liebich Lane in Halfmoon.
The estimated cost of the project is more than $5 million.
“It will be my first major development project,” said McRoberts who is also president of Gridworks by McRoberts.
Gridworks is an interior commercial contractor business that specializes in metal framing, drywall, taping, insulation, and acoustical ceilings.
McRoberts started the company in 1992 shortly after graduating from University of Arizona. He learned the trade by working alongside his father, a master carpenter who specialized in acoustical ceilings. His father, Richard, had a long career at Davis Acoustical in Troy.
Plans for a 50,000-square-foot industrial/warehouse facility and a 10,000-square-foot industrial/warehouse facility were submitted to the town engineer at the beginning of June.
“We’re waiting for comments and then it will go in front of the Planning Board for approval,” said McRoberts, noting that he hopes to break ground in mid-July.
Environmental Design Partnership LLP of Clifton Park is the consulting engineer for the project. McRoberts will assume general contractor responsibilities.
The smaller of the two buildings will serve as the new headquarters for Gridworks. The company’s office is currently located in Malta, and its warehouse is located in Mechanicville. After the new building is completed, Gridworks will be able to consolidate operations under one roof, he said.
Gridworks will occupy 5,000 square feet of the building. The remaining space will be leased to a tenant. An industrial tenant is also being sought for the 50,000-square-foot building.
For more information on Gridworks by McRoberts, visit gridworkinc.com