Valley Builders: Custom Commercial Building for NFRA Front Royal, Virginia

Custom Commercial Building for NFRA Front Royal, Virginia


Commercial Building in Front Royal by Valley BuildersFall is here and who else is tired of the rain??? Although this summer has been a wet one, Valley Builders has continued to deliver beautiful, custom building projects. I wanted to share a very special commercial construction project with you all.

Our friends at North Fork Resort Association (NFRA) in Front Royal, Virginia contacted us after they lost their recreational building to an unfortunate fire. They were anxious to rebuild and Valley Builders was happy to come to the rescue.  

If you are not familiar with NFRA let me give you a little background. They are a member-owned resort that offers a wide array of amenities and camping options to enjoy all the beautiful Shenandoah Valley has to offer. As their name suggests, the highlight is the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It is the perfect spot to cast your fishing line or take a ride in your kayak.

Now back to the project. The recreational building is a multi-purpose space for NFRA. It is a 66’ x 80’ structure housing commercial bathrooms, a kitchen, large game room, storage area, and an office. The was desire expressed for a fireplace, so Valley Builders installed a new gas lite one in the conversation area.

When laying the footers we encountered a hurdle. We needed to move the foundation up 36” to be above the Warren County flood plain. With some engineering we were able to meet the requirement by using #57 gravel with wire and 5 inches of 4000 PSI Concrete.  This provided a solid base for the building and reduced flooding risk for NFRA long term. Good thing with all the rain we have seen!

Commercial Building in Front Royal by Valley BuildersThe interior of the building was kept open to accommodate various activities. A big one is Bingo, so there needed to be area for several rows of tables without it being to tight. The kitchen holds concessions so a window and bar counter we added with access to the main room. As we mentioned above a gas fireplace was added to the room to create a space for cozy conversational area with multiple couches. This will be perfect for the cooler fall evenings that are just around the corner.

Valley Builders is honored to have had the chance to help rebuild this vital building for NFRA.  This is one of the perks of our work, it allows us the opportunity to help our local friends provide a great location for making memories and showcase the Shenandoah Valley.

If you have any commercial building needs then call us because we could be your perfect partner!

Brian Fitchett

P: 540-325-3516


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Brian is a Class A holding contractor in the state of Virginia. He is insured and licensed to complete any construction projects in Virginia. Brian not only is the contractor of each of his project but he completes the footers, drain tile, framing and is onsite to assure the highest quality of each of the sub-contractors. Brian wrote his companies mission and goes over it with each sub-contractor to make sure when Valley Builders is hired each and every aspect of the job is completed to that standard.