Few projects, no matter the size, scope, or budget, go entirely according to plan. The path to success in moments of uncertainty lies in dedication to the project’s ultimate goals but flexibility in how they are achieved, along with an unswerving commitment to quality. These traits—hallmarks of WithersRavenel’s practice—were essential for the development of the Hasentree Golf Community, a 1,100-acre upscale private residential golf community in northern Wake County. The community features 450+ lots for single-family homes, a 20,000 SF sports and recreation facility, a 20,000 SF clubhouse and pro shop, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio.
WithersRavenel joined the project in 2005 in the wake of the previous Engineer of Record’s departure, and the developer was anxious to keep to the original schedule for the project. WithersRavenel provided all residential design, including water and sewer system infrastructure, and overall water system design for the development. In addition, WithersRavenel provided design and construction administration services for the community’s recreational amenities, including golf cart, greenway, and walking trails throughout the development.
In 2009 the project changed hands, and it was imperative that the new owner, who only intended to control the project temporarily, get up to speed quickly. They retained WithersRavenel to communicate the status of all completed, in progress, and pending tasks, and to complete key elements of the project in order to attract a permanent buyer, which happened in 2010.
The current owner, impressed with WithersRavenel’s level of service throughout a complicated project, also retained the firm for the remaining engineering work and any new assignments that may arise, including water and sewer system hydraulic analysis for residential infrastructure as needed. WithersRavenel has maintained strong, positive relationships with all parties, and continues to work with both the original and current developer on other projects in Wake County.