As a Lancaster County farm boy, Dale R. Yoder, AIA, President of Cornerstone Design-Architects, had no idea what a lifelong influence his ninth grade drafting teacher would have on his career. Having an aptitude for both architecture and theology, Dale went on to earn dual degrees in order to pursue his interests—an Architecture degree from Temple University, and later a Master of Arts degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Many years and hundreds of projects later, Dale speaks about his background and partnered projects with Horst Construction.
James Hubbard, a Brit by birth, came to the U.S. in the late 1980’s under a basketball scholarship. At the time, he thought he would return to the U.K. after graduation, but his faith took him in another direction. After transferring to Messiah College where he majored in Exercise Physiology, his journey took him to Kutztown University as Assistant Provost, and eventually to New Covenant Christian School. James was also on the Board at Lebanon Free Church, where he initially met the Horst team when they were proposing new construction for the Church.
When it comes to Safety in Construction, expert Joe Heller can teach all of us a few things. Having been a biology teacher early on in his career, Joe knows the difference between science and the application of science in the field. In the case of safety, what’s important is the difference between Safety Science and Safety Law. With almost 40 years of experience running the safety program at Horst, he advises that if anyone is faced with a decision between what is safe and what is strictly legal, they should do it the safe way.
As we celebrate Administrative Professionals Week here at Horst, we thought we would share a behind the scenes look at what it takes to fill the invaluable role of Project Assistant. If Horst Construction were a machine, Christine Hess would easily be likened to the oil. In her role as Project Assistant, her reach is vastly important not only to the success of our project managers, but also to the efficiency of the projects themselves.
April 18, 2017
Are the common areas at your facility ready for a facelift? By working with Horst Construction, you can achieve the upgraded look that your residents and their families desire in a relatively short period of time and at a reasonable cost. If you have an auditorium, employee lounge, activity space, or any other common areas in need of renovations—look no further than Horst Construction’s Special Services Division.
Presby’s Inspired Life has developed a close partnership with Horst Construction that goes back over ten years. One of the exceptional environments renovated was the Rydal Park 4,000 square foot auditorium.
April 4, 2017
- Mutual Trust. Horst works hard to develop mutual trust in the relationships we have with Architects and Engineers. We are transparent and open, and continually working to earn the trust of our partners.
- Quality Solutions. Horst understands that value engineering should not always mean “deleting”; it often means exploring other quality and creative solutions. We bring a vast array of experience to every project and explore different materials, construction methods, and systems with open minds to create the best project possible.
- Budgets. We have a staff of experienced estimators and the latest technology for estimating. This greatly helps ensure the holistic, as well as the itemized, budget is accurate from the initial budget through preconstruction.
March 28, 2017
Travis Martin knows what it takes to keep Turkey Hill happy. He has been working as the Horst Construction designated project manager for the Turkey Hill convenience store chain for the past four years, helping with dozens and dozens of store remodels.
“Horst really invests in the management of the project. We know that we need to be especially attentive to details, great with scheduling, and coordinate every small thing to keep Turkey Hill projects moving along smoothly. We understand their business needs and strive to keep our focus on the client’s satisfaction.”
March 21, 2017
Bruce E. Garner, Managing Principal, SGS Architects Engineers, Inc. originally came to know the executive team at Horst while building and remodeling the 53 branch offices that comprised the former Commonwealth National Bank. Almost 40 years later, he considers Horst to be a steadfast, recognized leader and trusted partner in doing things the right way, as well as an advocate of the Design-Build method of construction.
March 14, 2017
There’s no question that building apartments for low-income seniors takes a high level of both dedication and organization, not to mention an in-depth knowledge of the community, quality resources, and government regulations. With those requirements, you could say that Luther Village of Dover, Delaware, got pretty lucky when selecting their leader; however, when you ask Ken Richter, Deputy Director, he thinks he’s the lucky one.
March 9, 2017
Horst has the expertise, attention to detail, and client-focused approach to deliver exceptional environments—whether non-profit or for profit; new construction or renovations. Horst Construction not only specializes in senior living environments, but also offers valuable services that allow us to become an integral part of your facilities team—whether expanding, adapting to new requirements, or addressing emergency repairs.
To learn more about how Horst’s Special Services Group can partner with you on your next senior living facility upgrade, renovation, or expansion project, stop by Booth #34 and meet Ryan Null, Director of Special Construction Services.