June 17, 2024

AFG Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for NPS Sheriff’s House Restoration

AFG was proud to celebrate the completion of the National Park Service Sheriff’s House Restoration at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23rd in New Castle, Delaware.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) joined federal, state, and community leaders, including AFG’s Vice President, Kai Goodrich, and Construction Managers, Thomas Johnson, and Peter Solor, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the opening of the new welcome center.

The Sheriff’s House Restoration began in January 2022 and reached completion in time to coincide with National Park Week in April 2024. NPS relied on AFG’s Construction Management Services for the historic renovations of this masonry structure, with interior spaces for park operations, visitor services, exhibits, a new auditorium, recreated holding cells, and additional office space.

The Project Team utilized Matterport 360-Digital Twin virtual scans to highlight the difference between the existing conditions and the results of months of historic preservation and restoration efforts. The scans not only provided stakeholders with the ability to “walk” the site virtually, but also provided accurate space measurements, and 3-D construction progress documentation for NPS’ records.

The House was constructed in 1857 on a circa 1793 jail site. It is all that remains of Delaware’s first prison system and is now a key feature of Delaware’s First State National Park.

To see how the Sheriff’s House looked in the early stages of its $10.2M rehabilitation, visit: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=LPXpsxndZzo

The final Matterport scan can be viewed here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=AhhgChzUcZY

About AFG Group, Inc.

AFG Group, Inc. is a woman-­owned firm focused on multi-­disciplined program, construction, and relocation management, with a national portfolio of work in healthcare, laboratories, courthouses, educational facilities, and government buildings. With 30 years of business acumen, AFG has earned a reputation for providing strong expertise, responsiveness, and project execution that helps owners navigate through complex design, procurement, construction, and activation processes.