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A lot.

Waukeshaw’s work is getting noticed. Read about it here.

March 3, 2022: One of the most important things we did in 2021 was partner with Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program to provide services to 9 Afghan refugee families who fled Kabul when the Taliban reclaimed control of the country. Since our partnership began, we’ve come to know our new community members, and feel so lucky to have them as neighbors and friends. VPM’s Focal Point featured the stories of some of these individuals and spoke about our partnership in their episode about refugees. You can watch that episode here.

If you would like to get involved, please visit https://www.cccofva.org


January 28, 2022: After years of discussion with the City of Petersburg, we have finally procured the Petersburg Harbor site and are moving quickly to transform it into Petersburg’s premier event venue. Stay tuned for our 2022 events calendar!


January 8, 2022: We’re honored to have two of the 5 spots in reporter Justin Faulconer’s Top 5 Stories line up of 2021 for The News & Advance! With the opening of The Westie in May and Camp Trapezium in June, we made great strides towards our goals of bringing more offerings to Amherst County. We’re excited to continue our work in and with the County for years to come.


December 1, 2021: One of Waukeshaw’s first creations was arguably our least known operation-Plum Street Partners Property Management. When Dave opened the Mayton Transfer Lofts, there weren’t any property management companies in Petersburg that met Dave’s standards of customer service, so he started his own. After 11 years of serving our residents, we sold Plum Street to Dodson Property Management to continue on the good work of providing quality housing with great amenities in Petersburg! Read more about the acquisition here.


November 9, 2021: After years of admiring this beast of a property, we took the plunge and acquired 600 W. Wythe St. in Petersburg. This 255,000 SF former luggage factory is comprised of 13 buildings with classic factory features like wooden beams and gorgeous masonry. Read more about the historic Virginia Trunk & Bag Co. deal here.


September 8, 2021: Virginia Living captured the true essence of what we do in this profile of Dave, Emily, and Waukeshaw.


August 9, 2021: In addition to our more well-known projects, Waukeshaw has recently acquired a variety of investment properties. This includes our purchase of the former Boy Scouts HQ in Richmond’s West End. Working with 3North as our tenant and project partner, this building is in the process of undergoing renovations to give it modern design and meet 3North’s needs.


June 11, 2021: Our dream of making Camp Trapezium a reality came true on June 10th as we welcomed the community to take a look. Camp Trapezium specializes in mixed fermentation beers, with a special focus on Virginia-grown ingredients, including some grown right on location at our permaculture farm. Featuring 76 acres of pristine farmland and a newly renovated farmhouse for Airbnb rentals, Camp Trapezium is the epitome of a country getaway in the heart of Virginia. Our friends at The News & Advance captured the event beautifully.


April 29, 2021: After years of work and many questions as to whether it could be done, the redevelopment of the former Phelps Road School was complete and we opened The Westie to the public! With 41 pet-friendly apartments, an amazing location, and an accompanying dog park to come, The Westie is now the premier apartment building in Amherst County. Click here to see photos from our ribbon-cutting ceremony!


September 30, 2020: You heard it here first, we’re calling it ‘The Westie” and welcoming pet owners with open arms! Check out the work we’re doing at the former Phelps School in Madison Heights, coming in 2021!


September 30, 2020: Camp Trapezium will be a completely new offering to Amherst County, but will feel like the mill it has always been. Find out more about the project’s progress and plans in the News Advance.


June 3, 2020: Winton Farm is really coming along, and we are so excited to open it up for overnight accommodations. Click here to read about what changes we’re making to welcome guests into our pool house and soon, the Manor House!

*Update! Stay at our AirBnB today!*


December 16, 2019: While we have projects across Virginia and North Carolina, Waukeshaw is still hard at work in our hometown of Petersburg. Read about the 10th anniversary of Demolition Coffee, our plans for the Petersburg riverfront, and our recent property acquisition here.


November 19, 2019: Waukeshaw was honored to be given the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation’s award for Adaptive Reuse for our work on The Billy Byrd in Vinton, VA. We are thankful for the RVPF and this recognition of our efforts to bring historic buildings back to life. Read more about our project and the other wonderful work that was honored this year.


October 10, 2019: We had the pleasure of welcoming the community into The Billy Byrd, our new 83 -unit apartment building in Vinton, VA. Incredible views and Classic Revival Architecture are just a two features that make this building so special, find out more in The Roanoke Times. The Billy Byrd is leasing now!


September 14, 2019: Work is well underway in Amherst County at all three of our project locations. Learn more about the history we are working to preserve in this piece by the News & Advance.


June 25, 2019: It’s official! Beale’s is venturing east across Virginia, and we can’t wait to discover what treasure lies ahead. Thanks to the Daily Press for spreading the word.


June 10, 2019: Both Dave McCormack, President of Waukeshaw, and the company have interesting histories with exciting futures ahead. Richmond Magazine tells all in this fantastic profile.


January 10, 2019: Whirligig Station has started pre-leasing. Read in more detail about this multifamily housing project, and the historic gems inside!


September 21, 2018: The Amherst Mill, soon to be Camp Trapezium, was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.  Find out more about the history of the Mill here.


July 19, 2018: “Esoteric” and “adventurous” are just two words that describe the beers on tap at Trapezium Brewing (and beyond). Many thanks to The Virginian-Pilot for this excellent profile of Trapezium!


June 26, 2018: The Mayton Transfer Lofts, our first major project in Petersburg totaling 225 units across 3 acres of land, sold to a Richmond-area real estate firm and became the largest private investment in the City of Petersburg in decades. Learn more about this historic deal here.


March 8, 2018: Beale’s flagship beer, Beale’s Gold, has been gaining traction across the Commonwealth. Thanks to the Smith Mountain Eagle for this excellent write-up about our distribution and our taproom! If you haven’t visited yet, this will make you wonder why…


August 26, 2016: Are you ever curious about how Waukeshaw came to be? Read about Waukeshaw’s President, Dave McCormack, the company he’s built and the philosophy that he follows to make it all happen.