Investors often think about buying commercial real estate for cash flow, with the difference between the rental income, operating expenses, and the mortgage payment resulting in income. But what if your primary motivation is to grow your business operations in a new location?
If you have read Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Real Estate you may have already started asking questions about the real estate solution that best fits your needs. Here’s why you should consider keeping the option to buy on the table until you have consulted your real estate professional.
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Our Award-Winning Newsletter
In This Issue:
High Hotels Ltd. Pilots State’s First
Hospitality Apprenticeships ............................... 1
A Catalyst for Bringing People Together............. 2
President’s Message............................................... 2
A New Breed of Luxury Apartments.................... 3
Grand Opening of The Reserve at Greenfield..... 3
What It’s Worth:
Commercial Real Estate Appraisals..................... 4
High Hotels Ltd. Opens SpringHill Suites
in Mt. Laurel, N.J.................................................. 6
Lancaster County-based High Hotels Ltd. has opened a new hotel in the Lehigh Valley.
An affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC, which is part of High Companies, High Hotels owned a SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County.read more +
High Hotels Ltd. aims to become an industry leader by leading the charge for innovation.
High Hotels Ltd. is an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC and part of the High companies - a multi-faceted group of businesses with a longstanding tradition for quality products and services since its founding more than 80 years ago.
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Guests can expect the unexpected at the new 132-suite hotel
High Hotels Ltd. announced today the opening of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The all-suite hotel, located at 3800 West Drive will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by High Hotels Ltd of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.read more +
High Hotels Ltd. has broken ground on a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, part of the mixed-use Crossings at Conestoga Creek development across from Long's Park in Manheim Township.read more +
Business is growing or changing, and it’s time to move? There’s nothing quite like owning your own building to house your organization and to meet the special requirements of your processes, equipment, etc. But is owning really the best way to go?
Before you start scouting for an existing building or contemplating new construction, consider these five reasons to lease. If any of these clicks, make a call to your real estate professional ...read more +
One of the region’s newest hotels is about to open.
Construction is now complete at SpringHill Suites by Marriott.
The $20 million hotel is expected to open in the Stabler Corporate Center near Route 309 and Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township by Dec. 15.
High Hotels Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC in Lancaster, is developing the 85,000-square-foot hotel, its first in the Greater Lehigh Valley and 15th overall.read more +
From Central Penn Business Journal
The High Companies' new apartment building caters to a clientele who is renting by choice, not by necessity.
High's real estate and construction companies unveiled their recently completed The Reserve At Greenfield on Tuesday. The 107,000-square-foot, 82-unit building includes amenities like parking garages, farmhouse-inspired decor, a fitness center, a self-service pet spa, and a bicycle repair and storage facility.read more +
High Real Estate Group on Tuesday held the grand opening of The Reserve at Greenfield, an 82-unit luxury apartment building in the Greenfield Corporate Center.
The four-story building at 357 Pitney Road, near Greenfield Road, is designed to meet increasing demand from millennials, baby boomers and others for upscale apartments, according to High.
The newly opened SpringHill Suites by Marriott Mt. Laurel marked its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a reception, and led property tours to give those in the Mt Laurel / Burlington County community a glimpse of what the new hotel has to offer. The 135-suite hotel, developed and owned by High Hotels Ltd of Lancaster, PA, is located at 5000 Midlantic Drive in Mt Laurel, New Jersey in the Laurel Corporate Center. The property offers guests convenient access to nearby businesses, attractions, and services, including four adjacent restaurants.
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From Central Penn Business Journal
A California-based investor has paid $1.7 million to buy a student housing complex near Shippensburg University.
Matthew Wolf and Mike Bowser of High Associates Ltd. represented the buyer and the seller in the deal for Britton Court, a 24-unit housing complex at 20 Britton Court in Shippensburg Township. The deal closed on Oct. 25.read more +
In This Issue:
$60M in Strategic Acquisitions—
Residential and Hotel ..................................1
President’s Message .....................................2
Marriott Expansion Breaks Ground ............2
The S. Dale High Family Foundation
Announces Key Sponsorship of 2017
Why Choose Build-to-Suit-to-Lease?...........4
The High Philosophy ....................................6
Adaptive Reuse Project Wins ABC Chapter’s Excellence Award in Institutional Construction Category
Lancaster-based High Construction Company won top honors in the 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The award, bestowed during the 28th annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala, recognized High for its work on the Pennsylvania College of Health Science, an adaptive reuse project in Greenfield Corporate Center.read more +
Lancaster, PA – High Hotels Ltd. announced today the opening of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The 135-suite hotel, located at 5000 Midlantic Drive, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by High Hotels Ltd of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.read more +
Strategic Investments Total $60M; Accelerate Growth of Firm’s Core Markets in Central Pennsylvania and New Jersey
The recent acquisition of four apartment communities in Central Pennsylvania and a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Ewing, N.J. expands High Real Estate Group's position as Lancaster County's leading owner-operator of apartments and select service hotels. The family-owned developer/operator concluded two separate transactions totalling $60 million in July 2017.read more +
High Construction was inducted as a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s (AICUP) Corporate Affiliate Program, an invitation-only program for high-quality businesses in Pennsylvania that serve the organization’s higher education institutional members.read more +
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
Heading to the beach? Choose from these must-reads to help change the way you think, learn about topics of interest, and help reinforce your personal financial strategy.read more +
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.
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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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High Construction has started construction on Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, in Elizabethtown, Pa.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
“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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Overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
LANCASTER, PA. (October 2016) - Lancaster, Pa.-based High Hotels Ltd. and local officials joined together with honored guests to celebrate the “topping off” for a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel, signifying that the final beam has been placed and that the structural framework is complete.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
“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.read more +
“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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Offering spacious studio suites, the hotel is scheduled to open in the Stabler Corporate Center in late-summer 2017.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
"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?read more +
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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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.read more +
"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?read more +
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 …read more +
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 ...read more +
"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...
"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?
"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. ...read more +
"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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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 …read more +
December 16, 2014—High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting LLC president Steve High discusses recent OSHA changes with Lancaster Newspapers.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
The public/private partnership was recognized as a facility that “demonstrates responsible land use and sustains a thriving community.”read more +
Named top performer, the Harrisburg, Pa.-area Rossmoyne Business Center building in Mechanicsburg reduced energy use by 39.2 percent in 2013.read more +
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 ...read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.
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 ...
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.
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.read more +
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.
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +
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.read more +