Renovations underway on downtown Sharon building


SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Anyone who has seen our Sharon weather camera has likely noticed that work was being done on the penthouse in the building across the street.

We recently learned exactly what renovations are being made to the Gilbert’s Risk Solutions building.

The building, otherwise known as Riverwalk Place, was constructed in 1936 using glazed bricks.

Weather conditions in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio can cause a freeze-thaw effect, which means that moisture could penetrate into the brick and cause it to flake off.

Renovations were done on the State Street side earlier this year with repairs and sealants, and they actually replaced brick.

Work on the tower recently began about six weeks ago.

We were told it was in worse shape than the State Street side.

“The tower is like a wedding cake. It has three levels, and that’s really, it takes the most time. This is the top of the building. It’s a four-story building, ”said Eric Brown, CFO of Gilbert’s Risk Solutions.

The contractor for the project is AO Construction of Youngstown. They hope that by Christmas the work will be completed.

They plan to tackle renovations on the Riverfront side next year.


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