Construction to Commence on New Geauga County Offices

October 28, 2020


Gerry Morgan, County Administrator
Geauga County Board of Commissioners

Construction to Commence on New Geauga County Offices
Groundbreaking ceremony October 28, 2020.

Geauga County, OH: The official groundbreaking for the new Geauga County office building occurred at 3pm on October 28, 2020. The new building, located at Ravenwood and Merritt Roads in Claridon Township, will consolidate County departments to provide a convenient, central location for County provided services.

Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2022. The County Commissioners are currently working with ThenDesign Architecture (TDA), NV5, and Donley’s IC on the planning, design and construction of the new building.

The four story, 115,682 square foot building exterior is designed to complement the surrounding wooded environment. The project preserves valuable wetlands and includes an environmentally sensitive stormwater management system. The building is energy efficient featuring LED lighting and sophisticated temperature control systems to further reduce energy use and minimize operating expenses. The interior of the building features common meeting and dining spaces for all departments and public meetings fostering collaboration between departments. A drop off area and large parking lot provide adequate spaces for visitors including ample ADA parking areas.

Along with University Hospitals, Geauga County Public Library, and the Geauga Board of Mental Health, the new offices provide valuable resources for Geauga County residents while supporting economic development by bringing additional jobs and revenue to the area. The County Commissioners are excited for the growth and opportunity that this new building brings to Geauga County. The building promotes collaboration among our departments as well as offers more convenient access to the government offices and services to better serve the needs of our citizens.

The Geauga County services located within the new building include:

  • Archives
  • Auto Title
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • Board of Elections
  • Building Department
  • Department of Aging
  • Economic Development
  • Health Department
  • JFS – Jobs and Family Services
  • Planning Department
  • Veterans Department
  • Water and Soil Conservation
  • Water Department

Contact Gerry Morgan, County Administrator, at 440-279-1673 for more information.

About ThenDesign Architecture (TDA)
For over 60 years, ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) has provided local, regional and national clients services ranging from architecture, planning and interior design. The firm’s comprehensive services deliver to the education, commercial, industrial, municipal, institutional and hospitality markets. Recent accolades recognizing the firm’s strength as a top performing and growing firm include the Lake-Geauga County Fast Track 50, Weatherhead 100 awards and for the ninth time the prestigious NorthCoast 99 award.

About NV5
NV5, Inc. is a provider of professional program management, technical engineering and geospatial consulting solutions ranked #27 in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms list. NV5 primarily focuses on five business verticals: program management, owner’s representation, construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, utility services, and environmental solutions. NV5 specializes in supporting owners by leading design and construction teams through projects including Geauga County’s Office Building. The Company operates out of more than 100 locations worldwide, including the local office in Solon, OH. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at

About Donley’s IC Construction
Donley’s IC, a DiGeronimo Company, is a premier Construction Management and General Contractor with its history rooted in the Northeast Ohio. Their focus is on government, civic, higher education, healthcare, multi-family residential, mixed-use, and industrial clients. The Donley’s IC team brings experience and a reputation for honesty, integrity and outstanding performance to the world of design & management to ensure the best results for our partners, our subcontractors and our community.