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Our Projects

Signature ESG Companies projects include:

  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark/Motor World
    An iconic and hugely popular attraction in Virginia Beach, Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Motor World rank among The ESG Companies’ proudest achievements in Virginia Beach. Acquired in 1983 as Jungle Falls with only four water slides, expanded in 1985 to a complete water theme park with numerous new slides, rides, pools, and a million-gallon wave pool renamed Wild Water Rapids. In 1988, the company developed and opened Motorworld, a motor theme park with Grand Prix race cars, numerous go-cart tracks, bumper boats, amusements and an 18-hole shipwreck-themed miniature golf course creating a 90-acre development known as Ocean Breeze Festival Park. The ESG Companies remained the owner and operator of the theme park until 2000, and still have a vested interest in the park and continue to appreciate how much the waterpark, go-kart tracks and other park activities enrich the lives of locals and visitors.   

  • Pavilion Tower Hotel and Conference Center  (Now the Doubletree Hotel)
    In 1983, the City of Virginia Beach sought out a developer to construct the first convention-style hotel adjacent to its new Pavilion Convention Center. The ESG Companies proposed a visionary plan and then constructed a 13-story tower with 300 guest rooms, ballrooms and meeting rooms along with an indoor pool and tennis courts, which remains today as the Doubletree Hotel.

  • Oceanside Condominium
    In 1985, The ESG Companies built the 13-story, 55-unit condominium project on 4th and Atlantic Avenue along Virginia Beach’s famed oceanfront. It included an indoor swimming pool, club facilities and a parking garage. The project responded to increased interest by the public for more residential options along the resort strip. More large condominium developments followed the lead of ESG after creating Oceanside, which remains a popular address today. 

  • LagoMar
    In 1977, ESG acquired some 800 acres of raw land, envisioning a quality residential development in the southeastern corridor of the growing city of Virginia Beach. The company conducted an extensive planning and permitting process followed by installation of roads, water, sewer and a storm drainage system to accommodate 1,200 single-family lots. Fifty years later, the company continues to develop new lots in Lagomar, providing new home building opportunities for families in a premier neighborhood in the southeastern area of Virginia Beach. The resulting LagoMar Community has resulted in over $600 million increase in the City’s real estate tax base.  

  • Princess Anne Plaza Shopping Center
    In 1975, ESG acquired the 13-year-old shopping center along Virginia Beach Boulevard, one of the first major shopping centers built in Princess Anne County. The company tore down a majority of the original structures in the mid-nineties and completely rebuilt the center, which now includes Sam’s Club, Harris Teeter, Pet Smart, Pier 1 and Conn's. S.B. Ballard Company performed much of the construction. In 1996, the Virginia Beach Planning Commission recognized ESG with its Award of Excellence for Outstanding Commercial Development for the design, construction and revitalization of the center. ESG still owns and manages the 29-acre property, which also houses its corporate offices.

  • Thalia Wayside
    A 66-acre parcel along Virginia Beach Boulevard between Thalia Road and Lynn Shores Drive that today is the location for Onelife Fitness Center, Loehmann’s Plaza Shopping Center, the Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, twin office buildings and the Thalia Wayside Townhome Community.

  • Princess One Shopping Center 
    A popular shopping center on Princess Anne Road across from Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach campus. One Life Fitness is among a host of retailers leasing space there.

  • Virginia Beach Veterans Memorial 
    Developed in 1988, managed by ESG and built by S.B. Ballard Construction, the Veterans Memorial, located near the Virginia Beach Convention Center, continues to honor the legacy of military service in the Hampton Roads region.

  • Garcia Family Farm
    A 18,000-acre agricultural operation which includes 1,100 acres of orange groves, 9,000 acres of row crops including green beans, peppers, potatoes, and organic produce, as well as the largest privately operated agricultural irrigation and water management system in Florida.

  • Private Water and Utilities
    In the 70s, the company owned and operated the largest privately owned sewer and water company in the state of Virginia, which served multiple areas of Virginia Beach.

  • International Port Building
    Purchased in 2011 but subsequently sold by The ESG Companies to the City of Riviera Beach, FL.  ESG continues to lease and manage the property with one of the main tenants being Zachary Holdings, Inc., a large national power plant construction firm.

  • Boynton Beach Marina
    Purchased and then renovated in 1997 by ESG, the company obtained permits and added a new docking facility and obtained coveted zoning to build a commercial area and multifamily complex adjacent to the marina located in Boynton Beach, FL.

  • Lake Placid
    An expansive single-family residential community off of London Bridge Road in Virginia Beach. 
Other Residential Communities:
  • Bay Breeze Villa (VA)
  • Magic Hollow (VA)
  • Pecan Gardens (VA)
  • Plantation Woods (VA)
  • Regan Woods (VA)
  • River Point (VA)
  • Sun Stream Park (VA)
  • Thalia Wayside Townhomes (VA)
  • Woods of Piney Grove (VA)
  • Kings Arms Apartments (VA)
  • Bayshore Apartments (VA)
  • Lauradale Apartments (NC)
  • Kingston Garden Apartments (VA)
Other Commercial Projects:
  • Atrium Office Building (FL)
  • Cadillac Olds Dealership (NC)
  • Commonwealth College (VA)
  • Little Creek Marina (VA)
  • New Market Fair Mall (VA)
  • Onelife Fitness Center (VA)
  • PGA Restaurant (FL)
  • Holiday Inn Express (NC)
  • Shoppes at Cresthaven (FL)
  • White Sands Hotel, Golf & Country Club (VA)
Government Contract Projects that ESG principals have participated in:
  • Docking Facility for first nuclear submarine (CT)
  • Initial Construction of Master Jet Base, Oceana Naval Air Station (VA)
  • Initial Construction for Kennedy Space Center (FL)
  • Renovated Naval Air Station Runway and Barracks (FL)
  • Construction of substations and modifications of power plant and communication facilities, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (VA)
  • Electrical distribution system (Fort Jackson, SC & Fort Hood, TX)