The First Tee Planfield

In January, Donnelly Construction began work on a “ground-up” building of a new golf training facility for The First Tee Plainfield, one of the tri-state area locations of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York.

Located at Plainfield West Nine Golf Club ( in Edison, NJ, The First Tee Plainfield was the first of its kind to be established in a private country club. The new training facility, designed by Rogers McCagg (, is expected to be completed by April 2018.

The First Tee of Metropolitan New York’s mission is “to “impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf, with a focus of serving minority and under-privileged youth.” To learn more about the organization, visit

Rockland Country Club

Donnelly Construction recently began construction on Rockland Country Club’s newest addition and renovation project. Located in Sparkill, NY, Rockland Country Club’s project will feature a new outdoor terrace, renovated grill room, and a new bar.

The renovation is in partnership with the architectural firm Rogers McCagg and interior designer Debbie Schulman. Construction is expected to be completed in March 2018.

Project Features

  • New outdoor terrace
  • Renovated grill room
  • New bar

Ramapo College

Donnelly Construction has been hard at work creating safer stairs and access to the Birch Mansion of Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. The Birch Mansion, a “Queen Anne” built over 130 years ago, serves as the school’s administrative building.

Renovating Birch Mansion’s ramp and stairs during the middle of a harsh winter has been a challenge – but we have persevered! The project requires demolition and excavation, new footings, foundation, concrete, and custom handrails.

SNS Architects & Engineers Engineers were chosen as the architects for this job. Birch Mansion’s new stairs and ramp will be completed by the end of January 2018.

Project Features

Complete removal to approximately 5ft below grade to install all new footings, foundation and build up to new elevation approximately 3.5ft above grade. Detailed and careful work to preserve existing building, done in extreme cold weather, including the following:

  • Excavation
  • All new footings
  • Foundation
  • Custom handrail

Church of the Presentation

The Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, NJ selected Donnelly Construction and DCAK-MSA Architecture for the Phase 2 of their church remodel and addition.

As membership rose, the Church of the Presentation found that they needed to expand their infrastructure to accommodate their growth. The project plans to connect each worship space to a more welcoming and sacred church with unobstructed views.

Church of the Presentation’s project is expected to be completed by September 2018. Click here to see a video of the proposed space.

Project Features

  • All new open Narthex addition with wood glulam trusses
  • Narthex and subsequent addition will tie in two opposing rectangles into a single semi-circle cohesive church for all parishioners to sit together
  • Extensive lighting in new addition through an upsweeping design

The Goddard School

In January 2018, Donnelly Construction began construction on a 1-story ground-up building for The Goddard School in Long Hill, NJ.

Architects Jarmel & Kizel designed the facility, which features a 8,611sf building and a 4,550sf outdoor playground. The building will include 12 bathrooms and parking for 32 cars.

Construction on the infant to Pre-K school is expected to be completed by Fall of 2018.

Project Features

  • Full site work
  • Retaining walls
  • New street opening
  • Wood frame
  • Engineered wood trusses
  • 12 bathrooms

Westchester Country Club

Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY has awarded Donnelly Construction their hotel corridor renovation project. The project includes a complete remodeling of the 6th, 7th, and 8th floor corridors with intricate new millwork, finishes, updated mechanicals, and new fire and smoke curtains.

This project is being performed in partnership with Kenneth R. Nadler Consulting (Mount Kisco, NY). Donnelly Construction’s expertise will allow us to perform this work at a fast pace while the hotel and rooms are occupied and with minimal disruption to occupants. It will be completed by April 20th, 2018.

Project Features

Fast track 15-week project with all long lead items carefully planned and scheduled for:

  • New finishes
  • Extensive millwork
  • New room door and frames
  • Fire and smoke curtains
  • Upper floors of active and occupied Hotel

Whippoorwill Club

Whippoorwill Club in Armonk, NY recently hired Donnelly Construction for a 16-week “fast-track” renovation of their clubhouse. The project includes a new addition, bar, extensive millwork, and all-new finishes.

This project is being done in partnership with Sullivan Architecture (White Plains, NY) and Judd Brown Designs. With long-lead items carefully planned and scheduled, this project is expected to be completed by March 8th.

Project Features

Fast track 16-week project with all long lead items carefully planned and scheduled for:

  • New addition
  • Extensive millwork
  • New bar
  • Exterior bi-fold doors
  • All new finishes

Crestmont Country Club

Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, NJ, has selected Donnelly Construction along with Judd Brown Designs and Jefferson Group Architecture for their new addition and renovation to their Clubhouse and Pool Building. The project includes an exterior and interior remodeling of their facility, as well as a new pool deck and bar.

In the past, Donnelly Construction has worked with Crestmont on renovating the Clubhouse and Pro Shop. We are happy to be collaborating with the club again for their new additions.

Project Features

Renovation of the Clubhouse and Pool House interiors and exteriors, including:

  • Two (2) new porte cochères
  • All-new Donald Ross Dining Room with wine room and expanded patio
  • Four (4) new restrooms
  • Interior remodeling of other Clubhouse areas
  • New Pool Building deck and Pool Bar

Glen Ridge Country Club is Aces with NJPGA Awards

Glen Ridge Country Club is Aces with NJPGA Awards

“There’s only one 2017 Club of the Year, according to the New Jersey Professional Golfers Association. It’s in Glen Ridge. The Glen Ridge Country Club, located on Ridgewood Avenue, received this top award from the NJPGA earlier this month for its hosting of various golf tournaments and educational programs.

In addition to that honor, the GRCC’s pro, Tommy Monteverdi, has received the NJPGA’s Horton Smith Award, which is bestowed on a New Jersey PGA golf professional who contributes to golf education for area golf professionals.

The awards come as the Glen Ridge Country Club recently completed its $12 million renovation project through Donnelly Construction that includes upgrades to its club house, pool house and fitness center, along with the creation of a new golf and tennis pro shop. The club upgraded its course, adding a new halfway-house snackbar at its ninth hole.”

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Edgewood Country Club is Bergen County’s Newest Family Resort

Edgewood Country Club is Bergen County’s Newest Family Resort

“Country Clubs are often thought of as a place where men go to play golf with their friends and business associates. But according to Kyla Basso, the V.P. of Membership Sales at Edgewood Country Club, interest in golf has noticeably declined since what she refers to as the “Tiger Woods era.” In an effort to adapt, Edgewood now aims to offer families of all ages “a fabulous resort experience in Bergen County”.

Donnelly Construction made this possible by renovating the entire clubhouse in June, 2017.

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