Turkey Hill Minit Markets is joining a number of other convenience stores, grocery chains, and other retail entities offering the sale of beer and wine. A Pennsylvania law passed in 2016, called Act 39, specifically allows the sale of alcohol (beer and wine) in convenience stores. Thus, consumers have updated their expectations and many are asking when they might be able to find local convenience stores that are selling these products. A change of this magnitude is not a quick and easy evolution, however. Horst Construction has participated on the team that is evaluating what this will mean for the impacted stores.
Horst Construction is excited to announce that it has been selected as the General Contractor for a new Providence Place Senior Living Community in Collegeville, PA. Construction is scheduled to begin later this fall.
The site is the former Collegeville Inn, located at the intersection of Germantown and Ridge Pike in Lower Providence Township. Locals fondly remember the Inn for its smorgasbord restaurant, banquet facility, and of course, the carved bear that welcomed guests. The site is both nostalgic and scenic. Its proximity to the Perkiomen Creek will create a peaceful setting for future residents.
Providence has been working with Horst Construction since 1992—beginning with Horst’s corporate headquarters, followed by two major performing arts projects, American Music Theatre and Sight & Sound Theatres. Horst has also partnered with Providence for several Lancaster Bible College projects, numerous church projects, auto dealerships, work with West Pharmaceuticals, and many other projects over the years.
Making sure that project meetings are efficient—and useful—is no small task, so we asked one of our Project Managers, Jake Moyer, to share his advice on the subject.
“As a project manager, I am generally the person running the meeting. Therefore, it is my duty to ensure that the meeting stays on task. It is critical to the project that I stand my ground regarding expectations and conflicts, acting as the owner’s best advocate at all times.”
Horst’s Special Services Group acts as an extension of your facilities team–whether planning for the future or addressing emergency repairs. Horst employs a staff of qualified field employees that understand what it takes to manage projects and minimize disruptions to your business during construction and renovation. With the Horst Special Services Group, you can be confident that quality workmanship is never compromised, no matter the size of your project.
Early in his career, Pastor Marc Ramirez was involved with a church construction project in Florida. When ministry interruptions arose, the construction company was inflexible and lacked knowledge or understanding of church ministry. No surprise that the building process was fraught with challenges. Fast-forward to Pastor Marc’s leadership role in the construction project for Fellowship Church in Dallas, PA, today. After learning about Horst Construction, he stated, “This is the kind of company we want to work with.” With this project, he’s experiencing a completely different mindset—and vastly improved working relationship.
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.