Choate Construction Company Celebrates Topping Out at Palmetto Coast Industrial Park

CHARLESTON, SC, September 13, 2023 - Choate Construction Company celebrates the major milestone of structural steel and concrete completion on two distribution facilities for Edgewater Ventures in North Myrtle Beach’s Palmetto Coast Industrial Park. In honor of the individuals whose hard work and dedication are driving these projects forward, Choate Construction held a trade partner appreciation event to commemorate the “topping out” of the Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) distribution facility and an adjacent speculative warehouse.

"We are grateful to be working alongside such a talented, committed group of partners to deliver these facilities for Edgewater Ventures,” says Tim Heichelbech, Vice President and Division Manager for Choate Construction in Charleston. “The teamwork and collaboration between key stakeholders, trade partners, and our Choate teams have been steadfast and seamless, and we’re honored by the opportunity to bring the first two structures to the area’s first Class-A industrial park.”

Edgewater Ventures, PBV Distribution Facility
As the first company to move into Palmetto Coast, PBV expands its operations with a 165,000-SF rear-load tilt facility, complete with 32-foot clear heights, 10 dock doors, 5 drive-in truck doors, an impact-rated storefront, and a premium wash bay. Additionally, the project team installs metal wall protection panels on the interior, specifically tailored to the end-users’ needs. The facility, which can hold more than 458 million Pepsi cans inside, will house a fully equipped fleet maintenance shop with three service bays. HagerSmith Design PA is the architect for this facility.

Edgewater Ventures Speculative Warehouse
Adjacent to the PBV distribution facility, construction of a 165,000-SF spec distribution/warehouse is also underway for Edgewater Ventures. This tilt-wall concrete structure includes 22 dock doors, 32-foot clear height, and 2 drive-in truck ramps. The scope also includes 2 additional building pads for future facilities coming soon. An external fire pump house is constructed on the property to serve the entire development.

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.