Law firm constructing $1.5M building in CourtlandPublished 11:18am Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BY STEPHEN H. COWLES/CONTRIBUTING WRITERcolors
COURTLAND—Stallings, Bush and Randall is building a $1.5 million, 10,500-square-foot building in Courtland, which will include space for another tenant.
The Virginia Beach-based law firm on Route 58 across from Food Lion has been operating from a trailer on the same property for 14 months. Attorney and partner Jack Randall said he anticipates the one-story building to be finished by Dec. 1.
The firm is negotiating with another tenant for a 6,500-square-foot space. Randall would not name the party.
“We’ve had several letters of intent, including a local financial institution,” Randall said.
Site work began 60 days ago, including bringing in water and sewerage.
He sees this as more as an investment than a costly bill.
Randall and wife, Patricia, own Southampton Real Estate, which includes the new building and Courtland Self-Storage in the back.
“We’re excited,” he said. “Business has been real good, and the county needs infrastructure. We’re glad to invest in the community.”
The property taxes will be $11,250 annually.
The couple lives in Southampton County with their three children, son Peyton, 8, and daughters Claire, 7, and Casey, 1.
Before coming to the law firm, Randall was a prosecutor at with the county Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. His earlier career was as a police officer in Virginia Beach.