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May 18, 2017
Team-building activities make work fun at High Hotels

3 Ways Working Here Can Boost Your Career

High Hotels Ltd

By Laurel Rolle, Director of Talent and Organizational Development

 

High Hotels is growing along with the rest of the hospitality industry. As a coworker, advancing my career in an atmosphere of encouragement and personal recognition for what I do, I’m an important part of that growth and success. You could be, too.

 

Here’s why.

 

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May 01, 2017
The York Hampton Inn celebrates their "Hotel of the Year" award.

What to Expect as a High Hotels Co-worker

High Hotels Ltd

By Laurel Rolle, Director of Talent and Organizational Development

High Hotel Ltd., is a privately-held hotel company ounded in 1988. We own and operate 12 outstanding hotels with two under construction. We operate under the guiding principles of our parent company which are “Building trustworthy relationships,” and “Being innovative leaders.” Giving you the steak and not the sizzle, at heart—we are a hospitality company that believes in cultivating strong, enduring relationships with our co-workers and our guests.

 

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April 10, 2017

High Construction Begins Work on Elizabethtown College’s Young Center Expansion

High Construction has started construction on Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, in Elizabethtown, Pa.

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March 30, 2017
Panorama of groundbreaking tent for The Crossings at Conestoga Creek. Photo: Richard Hertzler/LNP

State awards $2M grant for The Crossings project opposite Long’s Park

High Real Estate Group LLC

From LancasterOnline

March 30, 2017—The Crossings at Conestoga Creek broke ground today. State Representative Stan Saylor announced that the project will receive a $2 million state grant.

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March 30, 2017
Site of the groundbreaking. Slideshow by Amy Spangler and Jason Scott/CPBJ

Slideshow: The Crossings at Conestoga Creek Moves Forward

High Real Estate Group LLC

From Central Penn Business Journal

March 30, 2017—High Real Estate Group LLC prepares for a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited The Crossings at Conestoga Creek mixed-use development in Lancaster County.

High will announce the name of the hotel for the project at the private event today.

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March 30, 2017
Left to right, State Rep. Stan Saylor; Dave Heck, Pres., Manheim Twp. Board of Commissioners; S. Dale High, Chair Emeritus, the High companies; Mike Shirk, CEO, the High companies; Mark Fitzgerald, President and COO, High Real Estate Group LLC; State Rep. Mike Sturla; Al Kling, vice president, Manheim Twp. Board of Commissioners

High Real Estate Group Puts “Shopper Experiences” First at The Crossings Groundbreaking

High Real Estate Group LLC

Residence Inn by Marriott 127-suite Hotel Announced; Wegmans to Anchor The Crossings at Conestoga Creek

March 30, 2017—High Real Estate Group LLC formally broke ground on The Crossings at Conestoga Creek, an open-air shopping center located in Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pa. The $120M development represents the company’s first mixed-use incorporating retail, residential, and hospitality. A Wegmans food market of up to 120,000 square feet, and the first in Lancaster County, will anchor the project.

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December 20, 2016

Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing

High Associates Ltd

“Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing” is the eleventh and final step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

At closing, the final stage of a real estate transaction, missing even the smallest detail can have a critical impact on the overall success or failure of the deal, as well as client satisfaction. It is the responsibility of the broker to carefully coordinate and manage these final steps to ensure a successful transaction. In order to do that, one must learn to “predict the future.”

 

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December 08, 2016

High Construction Awarded $40 Million Contract to Build Apartments at Ellis Preserve

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November 17, 2016

NAR’s 4Q2016 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Report

High Associates Ltd

Overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

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November 09, 2016

Four High Construction Projects Honored in ABC’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors honored the work of High Construction Company in its 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards Program, celebrated at the Awards Gala on November 2 at the Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster, Pa.

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October 27, 2016

High Construction Company Awarded $12.4 Million Contract to Build The Reserve at Greenfield

High Construction Company announced that it was awarded a $12.4 million contract by High Associates Ltd., to build The Reserve at Greenfield, a new upscale, smart growth apartment community in Greenfield Corporate Center.

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October 26, 2016

High Construction Raises $38,200 for Children’s Miracle Network

High Construction Company raised more than $38,200 at its charity golf invitational held on September 19, to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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September 20, 2016

Time is Everything in a Contract

High Associates Ltd

We need to always be aware of time provisions in contracts.  Time provisions mean what they say and cannot be ignored.  A recent Minnesota case, Contractors Edge, Inc. v. City of Mankato, illustrates this point.  This case involved a public works project, the owner being a municipality.  The holding of the case, however, applies to all contracts. 

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August 17, 2016
Learning & Wellness Center for Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa. (Rendering: RLPS Architects)

High Construction Awarded $22M Contract for Landis Homes’ New Learning & Wellness Center

High Construction Company was awarded a $22M contract to provide construction management services for a new Learning & Wellness Center for Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa.

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August 09, 2016
At 82 units, the four-story Pitney Road apartment community coming in 2017 in East Lampeter Township represents a new asset class for developer High Associates Ltd.

New High investments, developments to meet multi-family demand

High Real Estate Group LLC

Plans span workforce and upscale multi-family spectrum

 

August 9, 2016—With homeownership rates at historic lows, it may not be a surprise that more people are renting. What may surprise you is that, more and more, people are renting by choice instead of renting by necessity.

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August 02, 2016
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Greenfield Corporate Center, Lancaster, Pa.

High Companies Mobilizes ExtensiveResources to Deliver State-of-the-ArtCollege Campus

High Real Estate Group LLC

Collaborative design-build is “a love affair;” meets very aggressive schedule on budget

 

August 2, 2016—Few local developers command the diverse resources and vision to transform an office buildin and warehouse into a state-of-the-art campus for training the health care leaders of tomorrow—and do it in less than 18 months.

 

Yet that’s exactly what the High companies did with the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

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July 27, 2016

Is That Your Final Answer? Settling an Agreement of Sale

High Associates Ltd

“Finalizing Transaction Agreements” is the tenth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

After putting forth the necessary time and effort into building a trustworthy relationship and negotiating a deal, there is one document that is the most significant component of the entire transaction: The Agreement of Sale. Every conversation, discussion and negotiation leads up to this crucial step in securing an arrangement for the buying and selling of a property. 

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July 13, 2016

Let’s Shake On It: The Art of Successful Negotiation

High Associates Ltd

“Negotiating Terms of the Transaction” is the ninth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

The foundation of any effective business deal is a trustworthy relationship. In real estate, we must understand four crucial components of the transaction in order to be successful: Letters of Intent, Agreements, Offer Language, and Counter Offers. Whether you are buying or selling, understanding how to interact positively and proactively throughout the transaction will allow you to come away with the best deal you can get.

 

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Springhill Suites Marriott King Guest Room Living Area Allentown PA
July 11, 2016

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Allentown/Bethlehem celebrates ground breaking for 135 all-suite hotel

High Hotels Ltd

­Offering spacious studio suites, the hotel is scheduled to open in the Stabler Corporate Center in late-summer 2017. 

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The Executive Offices at Rossmoyne
June 22, 2016

Executive offices set up fast & offer a big firm presence

High Associates Ltd

The executive office concept allows tenants to have executive suites completely operational within just a few days. This is attractive to new entrepreneurs with startups, as they need to start work immediately to recruit new business.  This concept also offers flexible, short-term leases for businesses attempting to expand into new regions.

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June 13, 2016

High Hotels develops the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mt Laurel, NJ

High Hotels Ltd

High Hotels Ltd. is the hotel developer and planned operator of the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mount Laurel hotel currently under construction in the Laurel Corporate Center located in Mt. Laurel, N.J. The hotel slated to open early 2017, will introduce the brand’s latest progressive design. The hotel will feature a heated indoor pool, fitness center, and lobby bar. 

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May 05, 2016

High Construction Awarded $9M Contract for the New Courtyard by Marriott in Hershey

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company was awarded a $9M contract to provide general contracting services for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be located at 515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pa. 

The new hotel will feature four stories, 120 guest rooms, and will total 70,000 square feet. High Construction mobilized on site this month; and construction will wrap up in the spring of 2017.

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Commercial Real Estate - Financing 101
April 08, 2016

Know the Differences Between Commercial and Residential Lending

High Associates Ltd

Commercial Real Estate - Financing 101

By Gregory C. Cassel, CCIM, Commercial Asset Manager, High Associates Ltd.

How does financing your corporate office building compare to getting a mortgage on your home?

To answer that question you need to know the key differences between commercial real estate and residential properties. 

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NAR Q12016 Commercial Real Estate Report
March 03, 2016

NAR’s 1Q2016 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Report

High Associates Ltd

A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline.

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The Basics of a Real Estate Tax Appeal in Lancaster County, Pa. Richard Cornogg blog post February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

The Basics of a Real Estate Tax Appeal in Lancaster County, Pa.

High Associates Ltd

2018 Reassessment: What to Know If Your Taxes Are Too High

Lancaster is a third class county (based on population), and the Lancaster County Property Assessment Office is administered under the Pennsylvania Third Class Assessment Law, the Pennsylvania General County Assessment Law, and the Pennsylvania Consolidated County Assessment Law. The Property Assessment Office is required to develop an assessment for each property within the county based on the concepts of fair market value and uniformity.  

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The Future of Your Deal. Does it Have One?
January 18, 2016

The Future of Your Deal. Does it Have One?

High Associates Ltd

“Qualifying of Prospects Interested in the Property” is the eighth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

There are three basic questions in selling commercial real estate. One, who has a property for sale? Two, who wants it? And three, are the parties qualified to transact the sale? This sounds easy enough, but with many issues involved in negotiating real estate transactions, future problems may arise that prevent a deal from closing.

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jelly beans
December 14, 2015

No More Guessing – Implement An Effective Strategic Marketing Plan With These Three Components

High Associates Ltd

"Implement An Effective Strategic Marketing Plan" is the seventh step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Have you ever attended an event where people were asked to guess the number of candies in a large glass jar to win a prize? According to Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind, “the majority of answers will probably be very wrong, but the group average comes surprisingly close ...

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SpringHill Suites Mt. Laurel N.J. Rendering 12.10.2015
December 10, 2015
The new Mt. Laurel SpringHill Suites will feature sleek contemporary décor along with comforts like luxurious bedding and enhanced food and fitness choices.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mt. Laurel Celebrates Groundbreaking for 135-suite Hotel

High Hotels Ltd

Offering spacious studio suites, the hotel is scheduled to open at exit 40 of I-295 in the Laurel Corporate Center of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

December 9, 2015—Lancaster, Pa.-based High Hotels Ltd. is pleased to announce it has broken ground on a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel slated to open in early 2017. The new Mt. Laurel SpringHill Suites will introduce the brand’s latest progressive design.

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Russ Urban, President, High Hotels Ltd.
November 09, 2015
Russ Urban, President, High Hotels Ltd.

High Hotels Ltd. Appoints President

High Hotels Ltd

November 9—High Hotels Ltd. has named Russ Urban to serve as president.

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September 29, 2015

High Construction Awarded $5M Contract for Bentley Ridge Expansion

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company was awarded a $5M construction management contract for an expansion to the Bentley Ridge apartment community in Lancaster, Pa.

 

Designed by Greenfield Architects Ltd., the expansion will add 42 rental units and 10 rental garages to the 50-acre community.

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The Value Creation Process
September 03, 2015

The Value Creation Process—Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan

High Associates Ltd

"Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan" is the sixth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

Here’s the question: What’s a home run to you? Is it actually going to the ballgame and hearing the roar of the crowd when the hometown team hits the ball over the fence? Or is it something much deeper in business or personal achievements?

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August 21, 2015

High Construction Completes Reconstruction of Turnpike Service Plaza

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company announced that it completed the reconstruction of the PennsylvaniaTurnpikeServicePlaza at Valley Forge. The plaza reopened for travelers on Thursday.

The new Valley Forge plaza, located at milepost 324.6 (eastbound between the Downingtown Exit #312 and the Valley Forge Exit #326), is open 24 hours.

 

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Bill Boben PA College
July 29, 2015

Constructing a Dream: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

High Associates Ltd

The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is growing and moving to Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, Pa. Here are interviews with college president Mary Grace Simcox and members of the High project team discussing the vision and construction of the new learning environment.

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What Do I Believe That Is False?
July 01, 2015

What is it that I currently believe that is false?

High Associates Ltd

"Researching The Subject Property Information" is the fifth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

Perhaps this question pales in comparison to philosophical quotes of Socrates like; the unexamined life is not worth living, but for a moment it surprises us enough to make us pause and consider our thoughts. Are we right in our assumptions, have we thought it through, are our research results sufficient to make the correct decision? Or are our beliefs based on myths, or something our family members told us with great emphasis and so we believe without further inspection?

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April 29, 2015

50 Shades of Green

High Associates Ltd

The sense of smell conjures up memories and visions of years ago, whether it be opening a fresh jar of peanut butter, twisting the key on a fresh can of coffee, or unsealing a brand new box of crayons. Crayons represented the magic of childhood in that they unleashed the creative instinct in all kids. Those boxes of 64 perfectly sharpened rods of colored wax along with a new coloring book transformed a rainy Saturday into a colorful journey of imagination. The greenies were, by far, my …

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April 28, 2015

Combined Heat and Power Systems Can Be an Economical and Efficient Option

High Associates Ltd

For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Steven G. Cook, who is Business Development Director for UGI Utilities, Inc. Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient, economical way to generate electric power and useful thermal energy from one fuel source ...

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April 01, 2015

Heads I Win Tails You Lose

High Associates Ltd

"Researching The Subject Property Information" is the fourth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Picture yourself flipping a coin and for twenty consecutive flips it comes up heads. Exciting perhaps, but assuming it is not a trick coin, what are your chances...

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March 23, 2015

Establishing a Timeline of Events

High Associates Ltd

"Establising a Timeline of Events" is the third step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Time Keeps On Slippin’ Into The Future Picture yourself on a white sandy beach with a warm breeze, sun, palm trees, and beautiful turquoise water.  Your mind begins to wander … you think, Wouldn’t it be great to own a beachfront condo? Hmmm, when is the right time to buy or sell? How do intelligent real estate investors make the right moves?

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March 18, 2015

Retail is never static

High Associates Ltd

New store concepts and trends in retail are typically launched in major metropolitan cities and work their way over time into secondary and tertiary markets. Retailers ultimately expand the new store concepts into markets like Lancaster if its demographic and psychographic characteristics are a match for their target customer and adequate sales projections meet thresholds for profitable sales. Hence, as there will  always be new store concepts in “roll-out,” shopping centers being built and leased in Lancaster today may not be what we design and build five 

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March 17, 2015

Hope Is Not a Strategy

High Associates Ltd

"Hope is Not a Strategy" is the second step in our key ingredients in all real estate transactions.

View Part 1. Two things move prices—supply and demand. That’s it! Shocking, but true. In Ken Fisher’s book, The Only Three Questions That Count, he states that supply and demand are about eagerness. ...

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March 10, 2015

Selecting a Qualified Real Estate Professional

High Associates Ltd

"Selecting a Qualified Real Estate Professional" is the first step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

How about a little brain exercise or walk down memory lane? How many business clichés can you mention in two minutes? To get you started, here are a few: “thinking outside the box;” “pushing the envelope;” or perhaps “seamless integration” ...  

 

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March 03, 2015

Letters of Intent – Binding or Not?

High Associates Ltd

At one time or another, and in a variety of settings. businesses enter letters of intent. Some come about after lengthy discussions, some come about after a few conversations. Few letters of intent contain all of the deal details and many lack pertinent, important details. If the letter of intent is a result of a few conversations, the parties may not have thought about the legal enforceability of the letter of intent. Conscious thought must be given to that consideration because letters of intent run the gamut …

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February 24, 2015

Anticipating the Building of the Future With Today’s Budget

High Associates Ltd

In November Thyssen-Krupp made industry news by announcing MULTI, the first magnetic levitation elevator for use in commercial buildings. The system will allow elevator cars to move both horizontally and vertically through a building. The company is building a prototype that will be available to the public in 2016. When I first heard about it, images of the turbolift on the old Star Trek TV series whizzed through my mind. Like that fictional elevator, MULTI will take you right to the area or room you are headed 

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February 17, 2015

Lancaster Commercial & Industrial Market Overview – 2015

High Associates Ltd

On Wednesday, February 11th, High Associates Ltd. presented its annual economic forecast for the Lancaster County commercial/industrial real estate market  for year 2014/2015.  The presentation is part of the monthly lecture series offered by the C&I Council,  a part of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors (LCAR).  The meeting was held at the Lancaster County Convention Center and was attended by more than 130 real estate professionals and interested community members. Each year, High Associates surveys Lancaster County to determine the health of the commercial/industrial real estate …

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January 05, 2015

Understanding Flood Risk for Your Commercial Real Estate

High Associates Ltd

Most real estate locations are subject to a flood risk exposure. If the property is mortgaged witha lender, it is likely that flood insurance must be maintained on the property while it is financed.Flood insurance is typically available through commercial property insurance policies if theproperty is NOT located in a Special Flood Hazard or Coastal High Hazard area as designatedin the flood zone maps. These maps are developed by the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency (FEMA). Flood insurance can be obtained from the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) for low-to-moderate

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December 19, 2014

Sound Decision-Making—The Next Frontier

High Associates Ltd

After nearly twenty years in the commercial construction industry, I’m rarely surprised by the outcome of a project. Project success or failure is predictable nearly from its inception. Successful projects develop from proactive, communicative, project-first teams and processes; and failed projects suffer from ill-conceived, compartmentalized, and disjointed processes and team dysfunction. What’s important to a project after the team is organized for success? Traditionally, the team focuses on establishing and clearly articulating project goals which are then supported by effective and timely decision-making. The degree of success is determined by how early you …

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Steve High
December 16, 2014
Steve High (photo: LNP)

High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting on OSHA Changes

High Real Estate Group LLC

From LancasterOnline

December 16, 2014—High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting LLC president Steve High discusses recent OSHA changes with Lancaster Newspapers. 

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October 23, 2014

High Construction and Greenfield Architects to Design and Build a Processing Facility for Citterio USA

Lancaster, Pa. (October 23, 2014) – High Construction Company today announced that it was selected as the design-builder for a new processing facility for Citterio USA.

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Maine Drilling & Blasting Logo
October 17, 2014

High Construction and Greenfield Architects to Design and Build a Facility for Maine Drilling & Blasting

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company today announced that it was awarded a design-build contract to design and build a new 5,500 square foot office and maintenance facility for Maine Drilling & Blasting in Bethel, Berks County, Pa.

 Greenfield Architects Ltd. is the architect for the project. Construction begins in December and will wrap up in April 2015.

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North Museum Logo
October 13, 2014

High Construction Selected for North Museum Renovations

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company announced that it was awarded a $1M contract to perform renovations to the North Museum of Natural History and Science, located at 400 College Ave, Lancaster, Pa.

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October 09, 2014

Applying Owner’s Performance Requirements

High Associates Ltd

The time to develop an owner’s performance requirements (OPR) document is in pre-design. The design team uses the OPR to evaluate the Basis of Design. Construction drawings also need to be checked for compliance with the OPR. According to ASHRAE Guideline 0, and LEED, the OPR is the basis of all commissioning work for the project answering the question: does the project meet the OPR requirements? The intent is to provide a guideline that informs the thinking of designers. To ensure that the design complies with the …

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October 06, 2014

The Owner’s Performance Requirements Document

High Associates Ltd

Sometimes, how things are done in the real world of construction may be surprising even to people who do it for a living. One such circumstance is the practice of defining how a building is to perform—and waiting until after it is already designed and then reverse engineering the building performance requirements from the final design or even after the building is completed and occupied. It happens more often than you might think. To ensure that their buildings perform as required and their construction investments are optimized, …

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Rick Stoudt
August 29, 2014
Rick Stoudt, President, High Construction Company.

High Construction Company Appoints President

August 29—High Construction Company has named Richard L. “Rick” Stoudt to serve as president.

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August 20, 2014

A Place (Setting) for Every Napkin

High Associates Ltd

As an architect, rarely do I find myself at lunch with a client that one of us doesn’t start to sketch on the back of a napkin. The ideas seem to flow a little faster, we both can contribute, and we have a record of what we did to remember later. Napkin sketches are idea-generating and inspirational; and the foundation for future development. It’s always flattering when a client asks if he can keep it, but I have yet to be asked to sign one. The back-of-the-napkin …

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August 04, 2014

Four High Construction projects honored in ABC’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

LANCASTER, PA -The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors recently honored the work of High Construction Company in its 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards.

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August 04, 2014

New Opportunities in Apartment Communities

High Associates Ltd

Real Estate Matters interviews Brad Mowbray, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for High Associates Ltd. Click the links at the left for the latest issue of our award-winning publication. REM: What is your background? Brad Mowbray: I was born and raised in Baltimore and I’m a die-hard Orioles and Ravens fan. I graduated from the University of Richmond with a BS in Business Administration and got my start with Legg Mason in investment banking where my focus was on raising equity and debt for public and private real …

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July 22, 2014

Ever wonder what exactly title insurance is, and how it ever began?

High Associates Ltd

For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Rashyna Banzhof of Cerrado Abstract, LLC, a member of the Landmark Abstract Group of Title Agencies.

Let’s start with a legal definition of what title insurance is: Insuring, guaranteeing, or indemnifying against loss or damage suffered by owners of real property, or by others with an interest therein, by reason of liens, encumbrances upon, defects in, or the unmarketability of the title to said real property

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High Hotels Corporate Office
June 30, 2014
High Hotels Ltd Honored with Prestigious Marriott Horizon Award

High Hotels Ltd Honored with Prestigious Marriott Horizon Award

High Hotels Ltd

Lancaster, PA (June 30, 2014) – Marriott International, Inc has named High Hotels Ltd a Horizon Award winner.  High Hotels Ltd, an affiliate of High Real Estate Group based in Lancaster, Pa., was presented with this award at the Marriott owner’s conference on May 19 by Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer for Marriott International.

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June 25, 2014
Building 105 in Rossmoyne Business Center, Harrisburg, Pa.

Building 105: Achieving a top placement in EPA’s energy competition

High Associates Ltd

In April the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that High Associates Ltd.’s Building 105 office building in Rossmoyne Business Center placed fifth overall in the EPA’s 2013 Battle of the Buildings. The fourth annual national competition recognized buildings that improved energy efficiency, lowered utility costs, and protected health and the environment throughout the calendar year. More than 3,000 buildings participated. John B. Hayden, Director of Engineering Solutions for High Construction Energy Solutions Group, explains how Building 105 was improved to earn the recognition. Participation in the 

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June 24, 2014

A Win for Lancaster

High Associates Ltd

Last week the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia District Council) announced the winners of the 2014 inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence. The award honors projects that demonstrate ULI’s mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and to help create and sustain thriving communities. Among the nine winners was the integrated Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square facility, a regionally significant urban infill project created by a public/private partnership in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—and one of Lancaster County’s most 

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Marriott
June 20, 2014

Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriott Hotel Recognized as Philadelphia ULI Awards Winner

High Real Estate Group LLC

The public/private partnership was recognized as a facility that “demonstrates responsible land use and sustains a thriving community.”

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June 20, 2014

Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriott Hotel Recognized as Philadelphia ULI Awards Winner

High Associates Ltd

The public/private partnership was recognized as a facility that “demonstrates responsible land use and sustains a thriving community.”


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Rossmoyne Business Center, Building 105
June 04, 2014

High Associates’ Office Building on Harrisburg Pa.'s West Shore Places Fifth in National EPA ENERGY STAR® Competition

High Real Estate Group LLC

Named top performer, the Harrisburg, Pa.-area Rossmoyne Business Center building in Mechanicsburg reduced energy use by 39.2 percent in 2013.

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June 02, 2014

Applying the New Sustainable Design Concepts

High Associates Ltd

In my previous post I discussed High Performance Buildings and Resilient Design as new sustainability concepts that are really reinterpretations of fundamental elements of sustainable design. Here’s how we see these concepts being applied. Sustainable Design in New Buildings New construction and major renovations are required to conform to minimum code requirements for building systems and equipment selection. However, performance is not often mandated. In most cases, an owner can and should communicate a level of building performance through an Owners Performance Requirement (OPR) document. Created by …

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May 28, 2014

The New Concepts in Sustainable Design (Making it more of what it already is)

High Associates Ltd

Managers tasked with reducing their companies’ carbon footprints are getting a boost from the natural gas boom as gas becomes the preferred fuel for power generation. Many plants are planning to convert if they haven’t done so already. In south central Pennsylvania the effects are evident in lower CO2 and particulate levels, which improves health as well as the impact on the bottom line. With more than 20 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gases originating in the heating and cooling of buildings, we’ll happily take the benefit and …

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May 14, 2014

Capital Leases for Real Estate

High Associates Ltd

For companies that choose to lease long term assets, the accounting for those leases can have an impact on their balance sheet as well as their bottom line. Currently, leases can be accounted for in one of two ways—operating vs. capital. Many real estate leases are accounted for as operating leases, which is typically preferable to lessees who do not want to show the leased asset on their balance sheet, since only the right to use the asset is transferred. In addition, lessors keep the asset on 

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March 10, 2014

High Associates’ Tina McGinnis Named President of Pennsylvania Apartment Association

High Associates Ltd

High Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce that Tina M. McGinnis, ARM, CAM, CAPS, was elected president of the Central Pennsylvania Apartment Association for 2014. McGinnis is residential regional manager for High Associates.

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March 08, 2014

High Hotels’ Homewood Suites Reading receives Hilton’s prestigious ‘Connie Pride’ Award of Merit

High Hotels Ltd

March 7, 2014 – High Hotels Ltd. is pleased to announce that its Homewood Suites Reading recently was named a recipient of the 2013 Connie Pride Hotel Award of Merit, which recognizes hotels performing within the top ten percent of the Hilton brand as measured in various categories. Homewood Suites Reading is an upscale, residential-style, 119-suite hotel located in Berks County, Pa.

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March 04, 2014

Forward-Looking Sustainability

High Associates Ltd

As I am channel surfing on a Saturday afternoon, I stop at a scene in which a character named Franco says, “My friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving ….” He then rips off the rear-view mirror and throws it out of the car. “What’s-a behind me is not important.” The scene is from the 1976 movie Gumball Rally. This movie is cut from the same cloth as other greats such as Smokey and the Bandit, Cannon Ball Run, and Convoy. It is amazing what we find

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March 03, 2014

High Construction Awarded $14.1 Million Contract by PA Turnpike Commission

LANCASTER, PA – High Construction Company today announced that it was awarded a $14.1 million contract by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for the general construction of the Plymouth Meeting Maintenance Facility Relocation at ...

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January 30, 2014

High Construction Co-Workers Receive ASHE Health Care Construction Certificates

LANCASTER, PA – Three High Construction co-workers earned the Health Care Construction Certificate (HCC) from The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association.

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January 30, 2014

The Cost Approach to Value

High Associates Ltd

We follow a standard set of procedures in almost everything we do, whether it’s changing a tire to baking a cake. Appraising property follows a standard set of procedures as well. It is known as The Valuation Process. A major component in the valuation process involves the approaches to value. These “approaches” include the sales comparison approach, the income capitalization approach, and the cost approach. The cost approach is described in this article. In the cost approach, the value of a property is derived by adding the …

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January 08, 2014

Chemistry and The Approaches to Value

High Associates Ltd

When it’s all said and done, an appraisal report provides the appraiser’s opinion of value. But how does the appraiser reach that opinion? Remember back to one of your high school science classes when you were in a laboratory creating concoctions, boiling them into steam until they condensed and flowed into a funnel and magically, at the end of the funnel, was the product of your work. You had to follow a set of standard procedures for each experiment and document each step and each result that was made. Well, appraising …

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Marriott
January 01, 2014
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center

Lancaster Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Facility Welcomes Diverse Groups to Lancaster – a Historic and Happening Destination

High Real Estate Group LLC

Lancaster, Pa. (January 1, 2014)—Since its grand opening in June of 2009, the beautifully integrated Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center has provided a magnificent setting for hundreds of events –  and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Additionally, more than two dozen new restaurant, retail, and service businesses have opened in the Downtown core and Northwest quadrant of the city since the opening.

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December 30, 2013

The three crucial elements of real estate (and other) negotiations

High Associates Ltd

Few authors have influenced my personal and professional life as much as Herb Cohen. A key member of the team that ended the US Embassy hostage crisis in Iran, Cohen distills the essence of win-win transactions in business and in life in his no-nonsense book, “You Can Negotiate Anything.” For Cohen, negotiation is a field of knowledge and endeavor that focuses on gaining the favor of people from whom we want things. It’s as simple as that. In fact, each of us is negotiating all the time …

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November 25, 2013

High Construction Awarded Contract for Oaks Shopping Center’s Inline Retail Space

Lancaster, PA — High Construction Company was awarded a $2.9 million contract by Audubon Land Development to build over 42,000 square feet of inline retail space for the Oaks Shopping Center in Montgomery County, Upper Providence Township, Oaks, Pa.

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November 25, 2013

The perils of putting it in writing—digitally

High Associates Ltd

In a humorous piece for the Central Penn Business Journal, McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Shaun Eisenhauer sets up the seemingly impossible: how just having your name associated with an email, text, or other piece of electronic communication can be held as a legally binding contract. Long a staple of corporate communications, email lets us dash off a note of confirmation of just the right length, with just the right amount of information to keep the ball rolling without getting into the details plus a sidebar about …

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November 12, 2013

High Associates’ Linford L. Good elected president of Philadelphia SIOR

High Associates Ltd

High Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce that Linford L. Good, SIOR, CCIM, was elected president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) effective August, 2013. Good is senior vice president, brokerage services, for High Associates.

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November 12, 2013

Energy saving facts and tips

High Associates Ltd

We welcome and thank Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, from jdb engineering, inc., in York Pa., who offered the following energy facts and tips for this week’s blog. In the United States, 72% of electricity consumption generated by power plants is for buildings. In terms of overall energy consumption, buildings account for 40% of it. 48% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by buildings. So you can feel bad about driving your car to work, then feel bad about the building you are in. Energy costs businesses … 

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November 08, 2013

Commercial real estate leasing and security deposits: What you should know

High Associates Ltd

It’s common practice in commercial real estate for landlords to collect a security deposit when a tenant leases a property.  The purpose of security deposits is to assure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the property in good condition.  There are often limitations on how much a security deposit can be and how a security deposit can be used by a landlord, which vary by location.   The exact provisions should be clearly defined in the lease agreement.   However, the amount is usually between one …

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October 29, 2013

If It’s Not Triple Net, It Could Be Gross: Understanding lease terms for your facility

High Associates Ltd

When leasing a commercial/industrial facility, the rent you are quoted may not be your only lease-related expense. Most commercial or industrial leases are structured either as “gross” or “triple net” when addressing operating expenses. Before you sign either type of lease, be sure to understand how their characteristics and nuances may affect your budget and the operation of your facility. In a gross lease arrangement, the quoted rent typically includes all other building operating expenses. These expenses would include all utilities such as water, sewer, electricity and … 

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October 25, 2013

High Construction Receives Jurors’ Favorite Award in Canstruction Contest to Fight Hunger in the Southern Tier

Elmira, NY — High Construction Company’s team received the Jurors’ Favorite Award for its structure built for Canstruction, an annual benefit for the Foodbank of the Southern Tier. The competition and exhibition is being held October 20 – 27, 2013 at the Arnot Mall, Horseheads, NY.
 

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October 18, 2013

High Construction Joins Canstruction to Fight Hunger in the Southern Tier

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October 08, 2013

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mechanicsburg celebrates groundbreaking of 120-suite hotel

High Hotels Ltd

Lancaster, Pa.-based High Hotels Ltd.  celebrated the groundbreaking recently of its 13th hotel, a TownePlace Suites by Marriott slated to open in the fall of 2014 in the Rossmoyne Business Center on Harrisburg’s West Shore. The moderately priced hotel is designed to meet the needs of the growing segment of “do-it-yourself” travelers – guests who want more than a place to stay when they’re away from home; they want a place to live.

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October 08, 2013

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mechanicsburg celebrates groundbreaking of 120-suite hotel

High Associates Ltd

Lancaster, Pa.-based High Hotels Ltd.  celebrated the groundbreaking recently of its 13th hotel, a TownePlace Suites by Marriott slated to open in the fall of 2014 in the Rossmoyne Business Center on Harrisburg’s West Shore. The moderately priced hotel is designed to meet the needs of the growing segment of “do-it-yourself” travelers – guests who want more than a place to stay when they’re away from home; they want a place to live.

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October 01, 2013

Zoning: Special exceptions and conditional uses – what are they?

High Associates Ltd

For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Bernadette M. Hohenadel, Esq., Partner at Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP. The first, and probably most important, step to take when contemplating either commercial or residential development, is to determine whether what you want to do at a given property is allowed. Reviewing a zoning ordinance will inform you if what you propose to do is a permitted use, and if not, whether it is designated as a special exception or conditional use. If none of these … READ MORE

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August 26, 2013

High Real Estate Group’s Steve Evans to participate in CPBJ real estate panel September 3 in Hershey, Pa.

High Associates Ltd

H. Stephen Evans, senior vice president and managing director — retail division for High Real Estate Group LLC, will participate in a panel discussion September 3 at the Central Penn Business Journal’s annual Real Estate & Development Symposium. The discussion topic is “What’s Hot & What’s Not.”

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August 19, 2013

Why is title insurance required when you refinance?

High Associates Ltd

For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Rashyna Banzhof of Cerrado Abstract, LLC, a member of the Landmark Abstract Group of Title Agencies. (Don’t miss parts one and two of this three-part series on title insurance.)  I’m often asked why borrowers are required to buy title insurance on a refinance transaction.  Here’s the scoop: Let’s say you purchased a property in 2008. You most likely financed the purchase with a bank that required title insurance on the mortgage. The title insurance would have been … 

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August 01, 2013

Title insurance: More on its origins and history

High Associates Ltd

For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Rashyna Banzhof of Cerrado Abstract, LLC, a member of the Landmark Abstract Group of Title Agencies. Last week I discussed what title insurance is, along with its statutory creation in 1876 when the Governor of Pennsylvania granted the first ever franchise for a title insurance company. But to fully understand the origins of title insurance, we have to go back a few more years, to 1681. At that time, King Charles II of England was indebted … READ MORE

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July 11, 2013

HVAC — Whether you lease or own, give it the attention it deserves

High Associates Ltd

Whether you lease or own your facility, it’s important to have a full understanding of exactly what level of preventive maintenance is included in your lease or vendor contract, and what’s not included. This is particularly true of HVAC systems. The efficient operation of your HVAC system, and the effect it has on the comfort and productivity of your building’s occupants, longevity of the equipment and potential health concerns, is of real importance. As asset manager for a large commercial/industrial portfolio, I can tell you first-hand that …

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June 19, 2013

Gas pipeline reversal foreshadows strengthening of Northeast industrial real estate market

High Associates Ltd

"Within the next five years, the United States is expected to experience a manufacturing renaissance as the wage gap with China shrinks and certain U.S. states become some of the cheapest locations for manufacturing in the developed world," predicted global business strategy firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in May 2011.   An upcoming reversal in the flow of North American natural gas pipeline indicates that the Northeast indeed is the epicenter of this rebirth as predicted by BCG.  The Northeast US is fast becoming a natural …

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May 31, 2013

High Construction Awarded Trop Elite Equipment Contract

Lancaster, Pa. (May 31, 2013)—High Construction Company was awarded a $2.5 million contract by Trop Properties LP to transform an existing vacant building located at 910 North Hanover Street, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy Township, Pa., into a new facility for Trop Elite Equipment.

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May 20, 2013

Learn how to define and determine capitalization (cap) rates

High Associates Ltd

“What’s the cap rate?” “What cap rate should I use?” “What was the cap rate on that property?” “How do I get the cap rate?” These are questions typically asked by real property developers, brokers and salespersons, appraisers, attorneys… almost everyone in the real estate business. The first question to be answered is, “What is a cap rate?” Simply put, a capitalization rate is any rate used to convert income into value. It’s an investment metric or a tool that measures a property’s investment potential. It’s equivalent …

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May 06, 2013

High Construction Awarded Trop Elite Equipment Contract

Lancaster, Pa. — High Construction Company was awarded a $2.5 million contract by Trop Properties LP, to transform an existing vacant building located at 910 North Hanover Street, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy Township, Pa., into a new facility for Trop Elite Equipment.

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May 03, 2013

High Hotels, Ltd. Celebrates 25 Years

High Hotels Ltd

May 3, 2013—A recognized leader in the hotel industry, High Hotels Ltd. is known for setting the highest standards in guest service and product quality of its properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. As an owner-operator, the company develops, acquires, owns, and operates hotels franchised through Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marriott International, Inc. Since its inception in 1988, High Hotels associates and properties have earned more than 100 awards from the Hilton and Marriott organizations.

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April 19, 2013

SpringHill Suites: A Surprising Hotel Experience

High Hotels Ltd

Conde Nast travel editor Wendy Perrin, sends a special “shout-out” to the SpringHill Suites in her blog titled Perrin Post – Secrets every smart traveler should know.

Hotel Discoveries

SpringHill Suites: A Surprising Hotel Experience
This week would not be complete without a special shout-out to the SpringHill Suites in Ewing, New Jersey. Ewing would not be on anyone’s list of vacation hot spots, but it’s where I ended up last Friday night with six other families from my kids’ school ...

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April 02, 2013

High Companies host community-wide walk on National Walking Day at picturesque Greenfield Corporate Center campus

High Associates Ltd

The High® companies are pleased to announce they will host a community-wide walk at Greenfield Corporate Center in support of Lighten Up Lancaster County (LULC). The organization is encouraging Lancaster County residents to get out of their chairs and start moving toward a healthier future for the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 3.

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March 11, 2013

Bob Walsh, High Construction’s Vice President of Project Management, to speak at SCUP 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Lancaster, Pa. — Bob Walsh, High Construction Company’s vice president of project management, will speak on a panel at the SCUP 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, April 7-9 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
 

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March 08, 2013

Mike Mumper, High Construction’s Director of Energy Solutions Group, to speak at GreenCon 2013

Lancaster, Pa. — Mike Mumper, High Construction Company’s director of energy solutions, will provide a presentation at GreenCon 2013, a conference by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Central Pennsylvania chapter, March 15 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

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March 07, 2013

Sustainability: Influencing occupant behavior to make your facility more efficient

High Associates Ltd

As of 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program estimated that 30 percent of energy in commercial and industrial buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. Since all buildings account for 40 percent of the total energy used in the US, according to EPA, this represents a huge opportunity for conservation and savings. The very best way to save energy is not to use it at all. The people who use your building every day have a big impact on its energy use. Examples of actions …

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March 04, 2013

High Construction Company Selected as Finalist for General Contractor of the Year Award

LANCASTER, Pa. - High Construction Company is a current finalist for the American Subcontractor’s Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) General Contractor of the Year award.
 
The award winner will be announced at the 15th Annual Constructors Awards Gala to be held on April 26, 2013 at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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January 28, 2013

Five additional businesses join Mill Creek Square in Lancaster, Pa. (East Lampeter Township)

High Real Estate Group LLC

High Real Estate Group LLC is pleased to announce that five additional businesses are joining its Mill Creek Square shopping center in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Pa.

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January 28, 2013

Five additional businesses join Mill Creek Square in Lancaster, Pa. (East Lampeter Township)

High Associates Ltd

High Real Estate Group LLC is pleased to announce that five additional businesses are joining its Mill Creek Square shopping center in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Pa.
 
Tran Nailery & Spa, providing superior nail care services, opened a 1,672-square-foot spa in November. Kiwi Yogurt, a family-owned fresh frozen yogurt chain, will open a 1,633-square-foot space on January 31.

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January 24, 2013

High Construction Company One of Five Firms Recognized in ASA National Construction Best Practices Awards

Lancsater, Pa. — High Construction Company received the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) 2012 National Construction Best Practices Award. High Construction is one of only five construction contractors nationwide to receive the honor, which recognizes firms that perform work as prime contractors and that have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to best industry practices. The evaluation was performed by the ASA Task Force on Ethics.

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Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster EV Charging Station
October 12, 2012
An electric vehicle charging station at the Courtyard by Marriott, at 1931 Hospitality Drive, Lancaster, Pa.

High Hotels Offers EV Charging Stations

High Hotels Ltd

Lancaster Properties Partner with AMERIgreen in Drive to Be Green

October 12, 2012—High Hotels Ltd., a Lancaster, Pa.-based operator of nationally-branded hotels, has introduced electric vehicle charging stations at its properties in Greenfield Corporate Center in East Lampeter Township. Guests of the Courtyard by Marriott, at 1931 Hospitality Drive, and the Hampton Inn, at 545 Greenfield Road, can fully charge their all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles in two to four hours.

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January 14, 2012

Location strategies for your retail business — the higher your sales, the lower your occupancy costs

High Associates Ltd

A key component of every retail business plan is determining who your customer is, where they live, and what their shopping and spending habits are. Then you need to find the greatest concentration of them and determine if it’s enough to generate the sales you need to do a great business.  Determining who your customer is and where they shop Demographic and psychographic data and mapping can help you do so. Once you know where your customers live, the roads they travel, and where they usually shop, you … 

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July 25, 2011

Four High Construction projects honored in ABC's Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

Lancaster, Pa. — The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors recently honored the work of High Construction Company in its 2011 Excellence in Construction Awards.
 
Awards of Merit were presented to High Construction for its role in the following projects (award category in parentheses):

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July 07, 2011

Director of Energy Solutions Group Earns Designation as Certified Carbon Reduction Manager

Lancaster, Pa. – Michael G. Mumper, director of High Construction Energy Solutions Group, has earned the Certified Carbon Reduction Manager CRM) designation by The Association of Energy Engineers.

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June 26, 2011

High Construction Announces Date of 4th Annual Charitable Golf Invitational

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company announced that its 4th Annual High Construction Golf Invitational benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011, at Hershey Links in Hummelstown, Pa.

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April 15, 2011

High Construction Company Recognized as General Contractor of the Year for Four Consecutive Years

LANCASTER, Pa. - High Construction Company, as well as employee Dan Pietropola, recently received awards from the American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) at the association's 13th Annual Awards Gala.  High Construction was named a 2010 General Contractor of the Year, its fourth year in a row receiving this recognition.

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November 23, 2010

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA — Greenfield Architects Ltd. and High Construction Company have achieved the Institute for Sustainable Development's highest level of recognition, Green Plus™ certification. The Green Plus program recognizes dedication to triple-bottom-line sustainability by measuring business, environmental, and community practices.

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November 23, 2010

High Construction and Greenfield Architects Achieve Green Plus Recognition

Lancaster, PA — High Construction Company and Greenfield Architects Ltd. have achieved the Institute for Sustainable Development's highest level of recognition, Green Plus™ certification. The Green Plus program recognizes dedication to triple-bottom-line sustainability by measuring business, environmental, and community practices.

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November 23, 2010

High Construction Company Appoints Director of Energy Solutions

LANCASTER, PA – Michael G. Mumper has been appointed Director of Energy Solutions with High Construction Company. In this role, Mr. Mumper oversees the analysis, design, and implementation measures required to improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for higher education, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facilities.

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October 15, 2010

High Construction Raises Over $23,000 for Children's Miracle Network and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Lancaster, PA — High Construction Company announced that it raised over $23,000 for Children's Miracle Network and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital through the company's annual golf event.

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Pennwell
October 01, 2010

Greenfield Architects Selected to Design Addition/Renovation for Penn Wells Hotel

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, Pa. (October 1, 2010)—Greenfield Architects is working on a new design for the Penn Wells Lodge located in Wellsboro, Pa. The project consists of a four-story, 40-guestroom hotel addition and lobby renovation to the existing Penn Wells Lodge.

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July 31, 2010

Six High Construction Projects Honored in ABC's Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

LANCASTER, PA — The work of High Construction Company recently was honored across several different categories in the Associated Builders & Contractors' (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards.

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Ewing
June 01, 2010

High Hotels Opens Eleventh Hotel – SpringHill Suites in Ewing, New Jersey

High Hotels Ltd

Lancaster, Pa. (June 1, 2010)—With more than 200 hotels in the chain, the new Springhill Suites will be the first for High Hotels. Known as "An all-suite business hotel, delivered at an encouraging price", the property features studio suites that offer 25 percent more space than the traditional guestroom. Other features include a conference room, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, guest lounge, The Market 24-hour food & snacks, business center, fitness room, indoor pool and complimentary high-speed Internet throughout the hotel.

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May 05, 2010

High Construction Recognized as the General Contractor of the Year for Three Consecutive Years

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company, as well as employees Dan Pietropola and John Burkholder, received awards from the American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) at the association's 12th Annual Awards Gala held March 20 at the Holiday Inn-East, Harrisburg.

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April 15, 2010

High Construction Announces Date of 3rd Annual Charitable Golf Invitational and Introduces "Early Bird Exposure" Program for Sponsors and Donors

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company announced that its 3rd Annual High Construction Charitable Golf Invitational benefiting Children's Miracle Network and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital will be held on Friday, August 27, 2010, at Hershey Links in Hummelstown, Pa.

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March 30, 2010

High Construction Project Manager Earns LEED Green Associate Certification

LANCASTER, PA – Dave Hersey of Warrington Township, York County, and Senior Project Manager for High Construction Company, recently earned certification as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Green Associate. The LEED Green Associate certification was created as part of the 2009 USGBC's LEED standards revision to recognize individuals who have achieved knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.

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February 23, 2010

High Construction Co-Workers Earn ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification

LANCASTER, PA – Dave Hersey of Warrington Township, York County, and Senior Project Manager for High Construction Company, as well as John Burkholder of Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, and Senior Project Superintendent for High Construction, earned the Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) designation from The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association.

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January 27, 2010

High Construction Awarded Contract for Renovations at Cheyney University

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company was awarded a $1.25 million contract to perform renovations to Humphreys Hall, a historic building on Cheyney University's campus in Cheyney, Pa. The facility will be programmed as a student residence hall.

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January 13, 2010

High Construction Receives Multiple Award Nominations from American Subcontractors Association

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company announced that it is a finalist for the General Contractor of the Year award sponsored by American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania. Additionally, High Construction was represented with award nominations in every individual award category, including finalist Dan Dennis for Construction Estimator of the Year, finalist Dan Pietropola for Project Manager of the Year, and finalist John Burkholder for Project Superintendent of the Year.

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Dan, John
January 13, 2010
Dan Pietropola (left) and John Burkholder, High Construction Company

High Construction Wins Multiple Awards from American Subcontractors Association

Lancaster, Pa. (January 13, 2010)—High Construction Company won the General Contractor of the Year award and two of its employees won top awards at the American Subcontractors Association's (ASA) annual awards banquet. This is the third straight year that High Construction has received the General Contractor of the Year award.

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October 01, 2009

High Construction Awarded Contract to Build Water Treatment Facility

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company was awarded a $3.1 million contract by Elizabethtown Area Water Authority to build a new, 11,500-square-foot water treatment facility at West Hummelstown St., Elizabethtown, Pa.

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September 21, 2009

Regional Magazine Honors High Construction Projects

LANCASTER, PA The jury of the Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine recently honored the contributions of the entire project team including High Construction Company and High Concrete Group LLC for their work on the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center. 

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September 15, 2009

High Real Estate Group and High Industries named to 2009 Inc. 5000

Lancaster, Pa. — High Real Estate Group LLC and High Industries Inc. today announced they have been named to the 2009 Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine's annual list of the nation's 5,000 fastest growing private companies. The Lancaster-based companies grew their revenues by 27.2 percent and 25.2 percent, respectively, over a three-year period from 2005 through 2008.

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August 24, 2009

High Construction Awarded Contract to Build Manheim Township Public Library

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company was awarded the contract, as the project's prime contractor, to build a one-story, $5.3 million Public Library for Manheim Township in Lancaster County, Pa. The new, 20,692-square-foot library will be built in the Overlook Park at 2095 Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township.

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July 14, 2009

Premier Self Storage at Greenfield Opens at Greenfield Corporate Center

Lancaster, Pa. — High Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of Premier Self Storage, a climate-controlled, 760-unit facility located just off the Greenfield Road exit of U.S. Route 30 in Lancaster at 170 Independence Court in Greenfield Corporate Center.

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July 01, 2009

High Construction Announces 2nd Annual Charitable Golf Invitational

Lancaster, PA — High Construction Company announced its 2nd Annual Golf Invitational benefiting Children's Miracle Network and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

The event will be held at Hershey Links golf course, Hummelstown, Pa., on Friday, August 28, 2009.

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Matt, Deron
June 19, 2009

High Construction Announces 2nd Annual Charitable Golf Invitational

Lancaster, Pa. (Jun 19, 2009)—High Construction Company announced its 2nd Annual Golf Invitational benefiting Children's Miracle Network and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

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May 05, 2009

High Construction to Appear on 26th Annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon

LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company was invited to appear on the 26th Annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon to be broadcast live on WGAL-TV8 on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.

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March 28, 2009

High Construction Receives General Contractor of the Year Award for Two Consecutive Years

LANCASTER, PA— High Construction Company was honored with the 2008 General Contractor of the Year award. The award was presented by the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) at the organization's 11th Annual Constructor Awards Gala, held on March 28, 2009, at the Holiday Inn–East, Harrisburg, Pa.

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February 01, 2009

High Hotels Continues to Grow — Ewing, N.J. Site for Eleventh Hotel

High Hotels Ltd

Lancaster, Pa. (February 1, 2009)—High Hotels Ltd. will open their eleventh hotel, a Springhill Suites by Marriott, in Ewing, N.J., in spring 2010. The 134-room hotel will be the next addition to the PrincetonSouth Corporate Center at the Intersection of I-95 and Route 31.

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January 20, 2009

High Construction to Build Healthy Weight Management Center

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company was awarded a contract to build the interior fit out for the Healthy Weight Management Center at the Lancaster General Health Campus at 2150 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, Pa. The $900,000-plus project will begin this month and wrap up in early May.

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January 19, 2009

High Construction Nominated for General Contractor of the Year

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company announced that it is a finalist for the General Contractor of the Year award sponsored by American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania.

This is the third year in a row that High Construction received a nomination. Last year, High Construction was honored with the General Contractor of the Year award.

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January 12, 2009

High Construction Announces LEED Accredited Professionals

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company announced that three employees have passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design exam and earned their certification as LEED®-Accredited Professionals: Bob Walsh, vice president of project management, who resides in Akron; Daniel Pietropola, project manager, who resides in Hummelstown; and Ryan Schrum, assistant project manager, who resides in Leola.

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September 30, 2008

High Construction Completes Sustainably Designed Academic Building

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company completed the construction of Lancaster Mennonite School's new sustainably designed Rutt Academic Center in Lancaster, Pa.

The 45,000 square foot academic building features classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and many sustainable design elements.

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July 18, 2008

High Construction Completes Maintenance Facility Slated for LEED Silver

LANCASTER, PA— High Construction Company completed the construction of a new $4.1 million vehicle and equipment maintenance facility that will meet the LEED silver standard.

The facility was designed by Greenfield Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa., and built for High Concrete Group in Denver, Pa. High Construction served as the design-builder for the project.

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July 15, 2008

High Construction Wins Two ABC Awards

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company won an Award of Excellence (first place) and an Award of Merit (second place) in the Keystone chapter of the 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors "Excellence in Construction" competition. The awards were announced during a gala held Monday, July 14.

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May 29, 2008

High Construction Completes Sustainably Designed Allentown Turnpike Center

LANCASTER, PA—High Construction Company completed the construction of the new sustainably-designed Allentown Turnpike Service Plaza, and diverted more than 95 percent of demolition and construction waste from landfills in the process. The plaza opens to the public for the Memorial Day holiday.

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May 02, 2008

High Construction Awarded Lebanon Valley College Student Dorm Project

LANCASTER, Pa.—High Construction Company was awarded a contract by Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., to build Stanson Hall, an approximate 38,000-square-foot dormitory that will house 148 students.

The three-story building, with a gabled roofline echoing other buildings on the campus, will be built on the site of a commuter parking lot at the corner of Railroad Street and Sheridan Avenue.

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April 17, 2008

Lancaster Area Habitat recognizes High with Friend-of-Habitat Award

Lancaster, Pa. — The High® companies were recognized recently by Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity with its annual Friend of Habitat Award. Aligned with Habitat in the effort to help relieve the shortage of affordable housing, High is sponsoring two of eight townhomes as part of the $1.4 million project on South Queen Street that will bring new homes to eight families.

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March 24, 2008

High Construction Receives "General Contractor of the Year" Award

LANCASTER, Pa.— High Construction Company was honored with a 2007 General Contractor of the Year award. The award was presented by the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania at the organization's 10th Annual Constructor Awards Gala, held on March 15 at the Holiday Inn – East, Harrisburg, Pa.

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March 19, 2008

High Construction to Build Courtyard by Marriott in Wyomissing

LANCASTER, Pa.—High Construction Company was selected by Rock Creek Hospitality of Olney, Md., to build an 82,000-square-foot, six-story, Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 150 North Park Rd., Borough of Wyomissing, Wyomissing, Pa. Greenfield Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa., designed the hotel.

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April 04, 2007

High Construction's Dave Hersey Selected as Project Manager of the Year by ASACP

Lancaster, Pa.— American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) selected Dave Hersey for the Project Manager of the Year Award. Hersey is senior project manager for High Construction.

"This recognition underscores the philosophy and commitment of the company and every co-work toward building trustworthy relationships with our subcontractors," says Matt Twomey, president of High Construction.

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December 14, 2006

Greenfield Architects Ltd

 
Lancaster, Pa. — An independent panel selected by Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ) has named The High Companies "Corporate Citizen of the Year" for 2006 as part of the publication's third annual Business of the Year recognition program. The award was accepted on December 4, 2006, by W. Thomas Kennedy III, President and CEO of High Industries, Inc., and Nevin D. Cooley, President and CEO of High Real Estate Group, LLC.

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October 12, 2006

High Hotels begins expansion and upgrade of Homewood Suites by Hilton - Reading, Pa.

Lancaster, Pa. – In keeping with the latest hospitality trends and standards and to meet market demand, High Hotels, Ltd., today announced it has begun expansion and upgrade of its Homewood Suites by Hilton – Reading, located at 2801 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, Pa.

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May 05, 2006

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA—Greenfield Architects completed design drawings for two portions of retail space totaling 73,000 square feet at High Pointe Commons in Harrisburg.
 
Retail space of 48,000 square feet will be added between anchor stores JCPenney and Target, which are currently under construction; and another 25,000 square feet will be added as a separate retail building across from the new retail space. A mix of retailers will occupy the space.

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May 02, 2006

Greenfield Architects Ltd

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April 12, 2006

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA– Designed by Greenfield Architects Ltd., the Courtyard by Marriott in Lancaster, Pa., received the top honor at the Marriott International General Managers' Conference in San Diego, in February. Marriott International named the new Courtyard, “Opening Hotel of the Year” for 2005.

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January 30, 2006

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Harrisburg, PA. — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), along with joint venture partner, High Real Estate Group, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for High Pointe Commons, an approximately 318,000 square-foot shopping center development, including outparcels, located in Harrisburg (Swatara Township), PA. High Pointe Commons is a 50/50 joint venture between the firms; and is scheduled for completion in October 2006.

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November 28, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA.—Greenfield Architects Ltd. was awarded a $1.7 million dollar contract by the County of Lancaster to provide design services for the renovation of a recently acquired administrative office building located at 150 North Queen Street and their judicial/courthouse facility located at 50 N. Duke Street in Lancaster, Pa.
 

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April 15, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA—Greenfield Architects Ltd. and High Construction Company will exhibit at the PA Coalition of Charter Schools Conference to be held May 1-3, at the Wyndham Harrisburg-Hershey hotel, located in Harrisburg, PA.
 

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March 28, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA.—Greenfield Architects, Ltd. was ranked among Central Pennsylvania's 23 largest architectural firms according to Central Penn Business Journal's 2005 rankings.
 
The list of firms is limited to those located in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties; and rankings are based on number of local Pennsylvania-registered architects.
 

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March 15, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA--Greenfield Architects Ltd., was selected by High Associates, Ltd., Lancaster, Pa., to design a pavilion in Greenfield Corporate Center, Lancaster, Pa., to commemorate Calvin G. High's 52 years of leadership and service to the High organization.

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February 25, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA.—Greenfield Architects Ltd. has designed an addition to Lancaster Area Sewer Authority's administrative facility in Lancaster, Pa. Construction will commence in March with multiple prime contractors and will conclude in September.
 

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February 09, 2005

Greenfield Architects Ltd

 
Lancaster, PA.—Greenfield Architects will exhibit at the Hilton Focused Service Conference Show to be held at Bally's Las Vegas, February 14-15, 2005.
 
Visitors to Greenfield Architect's booth (#543) can register to win a portable DVD player as they learn about the firm's hotel design expertise.

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September 10, 2004

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Mountville, PA — Officials of American Home Bank, N.A. and High Real Estate Group broke ground here today for a $6 million, 43,000-square-foot headquarters building being created by High for the bank. The building will be located on a six-acre tract at the intersection of Stony Battery and Hempland Roads in Mountville, West Hempfield Township, PA. The company will ultimately employ 225 people at its new facility, which is slated for completion in the late spring of 2005.

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September 07, 2004

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA.—Greenfield Architects of Lancaster, Pa., announced that it completed the design drawings for a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel to be built in Norristown, Pa., for Audubon Land Development.
 
High Construction Company, Lancaster, Pa., was selected as design-builder for the $10 million hotel which will comprise 123 guestrooms and five stories with more than 112,000-square-feet. Construction is slated to begin within the next few weeks.

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February 13, 2004

Greenfield Architects Ltd

Lancaster, PA—Greenfield Architects Ltd., East Lampeter Township, was ranked #32 on Hotel Business's recently published list of top architects and designers across the nation.
 
The list is ranked by dollar volume of fees for 2003. Greenfield Architects was the highest ranked Pennsylvania-based architecture firm to make the list.
 

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