Choate Construction Company Breaks Ground on Pepsi Industrial Facility

CHARLESTON, SC, March 3, 2023 - Choate Construction Company partners with Edgewater Ventures to bring Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ (PBV) newest distribution facility to North Myrtle Beach. The start of construction was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Palmetto Coast Industrial Park, with esteemed guests in attendance.

“The partnership, dedication, and collaboration that has led up to this groundbreaking ceremony is absolutely cause for celebration,” says Tim Heichelbech, Vice President and Division Manager for Choate’s Charleston office.

As the first company to move into the 40-acre Industrial Park, PBV’s new 165,000-SF facility will keep more than 140 jobs in Horry County and add nearly 30 positions to its only South Carolina location.

"The Choate team is honored to be a part of this new Industrial Park within the North Myrtle Beach community,” says Quinn Gaines, Director of Business Development for Choate in Charleston. “Alongside Edgewater and Pepsi Bottling Ventures, we’re grateful for the opportunity to build these facilities that will bring a healthy economic boost to the area.”

About Choate Construction Company Choate Construction Company is one of the largest nationally recognized general contractors in the Southeast with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, and Savannah. Founded in 1989, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction specializes in both ground-up and interior construction, believing success is driven by its relationships and reputation. Choate has built a resume of projects large and small across the nation in multiple market sectors. From its innovative OneLife safety program to its efforts to “Build Up” the communities in which it serves, the heart of Choate is its people. Please visit for more information.

About Edgewater Ventures

Edgewater Ventures is a commercial real estate investment firm that is focused on the acquisition and development of industrial, office, life science, residential, and mixed-use assets across the Carolinas. With over 50 years of combined experience and years of working together, the Edgewater team brings a unique corporate culture and passion for the industry that has consistently translated into exceptional results. Please visit to learn more.

About Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) Is the nation’s largest privately-held manufacturer, seller, and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages – some of the world's most recognized consumer brands. PBV has 18 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware, and has operated in its former Horry County location since 2009. Please visit for more information.