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Horst Celebrates Administrative Professionals Week

Meet Christine Hess, Horst Project Assistant   As we celebrate Administrative Professionals Week here at Horst, we thought we would More ❯

Are the Common Areas at Your Facility Ready for a Facelift?

Are the Common Areas at Your Facility Ready for a Facelift? By working with Horst Construction, you can achieve the upgraded More ❯

Top 10 Ways Horst Creates Successful Partnerships with Architects and Engineers

Horst, Architects, and Engineers Top Ten Ways We Create Successful Partnerships Mutual Trust. Horst works hard to develop mutual trust More ❯

Thank You for Visiting Horst Construction at PHCA

Thank You for Visiting Horst Construction at the 2017 PHCA AL/PC Summit!   Horst Construction would like to thank you More ❯

Coordination, Communication, and Dedication

Horst Has What it Takes for Convenience Store Remodeling     Travis Martin knows what it takes to keep Turkey More ❯

SGS and Horst: A Recipe for Success and Very High Client Satisfaction

  Start with a seasoned professional in global banking; add extensive real life experience building banking branches, computer centers, and More ❯

Luther Village–Growing a Community for Dover’s Seniors

  There’s no question that building apartments for low-income seniors takes a high level of both dedication and organization, not More ❯

Visit Horst at the 2017 PHCA AL/PC Summit

Visit Horst at the 2017 PHCA AL/PC Summit at Booth #34 on March 23, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in More ❯

Top 10 Things to Know about Land Development and Permitting

Get the Facts Before Your Project Begins by Dwayne Hoover, Project Manager When anticipating a construction project, the land development and More ❯

Country Meadows—Another Exceptional Environment by Horst

Country Meadows—Another Exceptional Environment by Horst For over 30 years, Country Meadows has provided senior living at the highest standards. More ❯

Due Diligence: Are You Partnering with the Right Design-Build Firm?

10 Questions to Help You Decide by Rick Lown, RA, NCARB Registered Architect and Master Planning expert, Rick Lown, has More ❯

What to Consider When Selecting Your Construction Partner

by Harry Scheid, President Horst Construction With over 32 years in the business, Harry prides himself on being a community More ❯

How We Succeed in The Senior Living Environment

by Ryan Null, Director of Special Construction Services There’s a reason why residents at Presby’s Inspired Life senior living facility More ❯

How Do You Expand a 142-Year-Old Church?

And Other Incredible Challenges When Renovating an Extremely Old Building Last year, Horst Construction was proud to complete Phase 1 More ❯


Horst Construction Completes Community Hall for Goodwill Hose Company in Bristol, PA

Another Exceptional Environment…from Horst Goodwill Hose Company chose Horst Construction to complete a 10,400 sf community hall addition to its More ❯

State College Alliance Church Family Center Vision Comes to Life

Church leaders and their congregations often wonder when it’s the right time to expand or renovate, whether in a small More ❯

Comprehensive Design-Build Approach

At Horst, we work hard to understand your project vision and work collaboratively—from initial concept through project completion—for every project More ❯

St. John’s Towers

Another Exceptional Environment…from Horst Horst Construction Completes St. John’s Towers Renovation for HUD Senior Living Facility in Havre de Grace, More ❯


Design-Build Method: A Collaborative Process

At Horst Construction, our mission is to build exceptional environments. We believe the design-build method allows us to achieve this More ❯

Live2Lead 2016

Horst Proudly Sponsors Live2Lead As the Design-Builder of American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA Now is a great time to More ❯

PHCA 2016

PHCA: Your Future is ‘Virtually’ NOW. Stop by Booth #428 at PHCA 2016 and Tour a Project Before It’s a More ❯

Design-Build On A Budget

Taj Mahal dreams on a very small budget…does this sound familiar? In this clip, Dr. Peter Teague, president of Lancaster More ❯

Humble, Hungry, Smart = Successful Team

The Global Leadership Summit is sure to include inspiration from motivational speakers, and bestselling author – Patrick Lencioni – did More ❯


Teamwork and Master Planning

By Rick Lown, RA, NCARB This month, we will have a kick-off meeting with Fairlawn Community Church in Cogan Station, More ❯

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Faith-Inspired Construction Projects

Over the years, we have been blessed to experience a wide range of faith-inspired events during the design and construction More ❯


If You Build It… They Will Come – and Use It!

Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church (LAEFC) in Jonestown, PA has always been an active church offering community outreach programs to More ❯

Senior Care Facilities

Senior Care Facilities: Renovating with Residents in Mind

By Scott Burkholder, Business Development One of the most challenging of building renovations is inside of a fully operating senior More ❯

Construction safety

Construction Safety Has Many Moving Parts

June is National Safety Month, bringing safety awareness issues to the forefront of business and organizational leaders across the country More ❯

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The Colorful Landscape of Senior Living: A Contractors Perspective

By Scott Burkholder, Business Development Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Argentum annual conference in Denver, More ❯

Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month Reminds Us There’s More To A Story Than The Ending

By Beth Mack, Marketing for Horst Construction Would you read the last chapter of a book and assume you knew More ❯

Branded Company Car

Branded Company Car: Convenient Traveling Billboard or The End of Anonymity?

By Scott Burkholder, Business Development Let me start off by saying that I consider it a blessing to be able More ❯


Volunteerism: The Mutual Benefit of Service

April is National Volunteer Month, which makes it a fitting time to discuss the importance of giving back. Sharing time More ❯


Design-Build: Benefits of Working with Horst Construction

Reduce your risk exposure and experience the rewards of partnering with our professional design-build team! Designing and building a new More ❯

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If These Walls Could Talk: Construction for Sight & Sound Theatres®

Construction began on the Lancaster County-based Sight & Sound Theatres® – in July 1997 and it opened on September 1, More ❯

Columbia Cottage Assisted Living

Design-Build Done Right

Any building project can be tiresome, and sometimes complicated.  However, there is something that can simplify the whole process and More ❯

Master Planning

Master Planning: Trust Matters

People often think that long-range planning only benefits big projects, but large scale projects aren’t the only ones that can More ❯

Seminar: How To Bring Your Vision To Reality

Horst Construction invites Church and Private School Leaders to attend our Educational Seminar “How To Bring Your Vision to Reality” More ❯

Teague Learning Commons

How to Create a Flourishing Culture

For those of you who live or work in Lancaster, PA area, you may know the name Dr. Peter Teague. More ❯

Leadership Law

Leadership Law to Live By

If you’ve ever read John Maxwell’s, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, then you know what it takes to be More ❯

Project Management tips

The Value of Leadership on Projects

            By Scott Burkholder, Business Development There is a distinct difference between simply applying management More ❯

Lancaster PA leadership

Top 10 Leadership Quotes

January is a time of renewal, as many of us consider how we’ll better improve upon the year ahead. At More ❯

Master Planning Journey for Churches

At Horst Construction, we believe the Master Planning phase of a project should answer this question: What is the vision More ❯

Communication, Communication, Communication

The key factor in real estate decisions is location, location, location. The key to successful projects is communication, communication, communication. More ❯

Project Delivery Methods – Which Will Benefit My Construction Project the Most?

All buildings are not built the same.  Sure, they have foundations, a structure, exterior and interior finishes, but how the design and More ❯

What Do I Do With My Nice New Building?

So what do you do with this nice new building that you just built? That’s easy, use it. Ok, that More ❯

The Price Is Right!

One of the most challenging and exciting parts of a project is the exercise of putting together the final price More ❯

The True Meaning of Value Engineering

When someone says “value engineering” immediately our minds go to a process that involves making the cost of the project More ❯

Role of Subcommittees in the Process

Subcommittees play an important role in the journey of a construction process.  They are essential in getting more people from More ❯

Senior Living Workshop – October 6, 2015

Horst Construction is the proud sponsor of “Strategies for Strengthening Hiring and Retention Practices in Long-Term Care Communities.”  Leading experts More ❯

Collaboration and Innovation – Benefits of Design-Build

Confident creativity through collaboration! That’s the result of designing and constructing buildings using design-build! Collaboration – to work with another person More ❯

Developing the Vision and Mission

The Mission is the core philosophy for all strategic and daily decisions of the organization. Many times, the Mission is More ❯

Budgets 101…Accuracy, Timing, and Frequency

While the Programmatic Needs of an organization should drive the project, the parameters of the Budget are a key component…and More ❯

How Sketches Boost Fundraising and Morale

A “picture is worth a thousand words” is still very true today.  A Sketch is a way of capturing all More ❯

What Does “Grass Roots Support” Mean?

Grass Roots Support means that the overall consensus of your organization understands and supports the concept and motives for a More ❯

Understanding Contingency…An Important Piece of the Puzzle

Contingency is an amount of funds set aside in the project budget to cover the things that were missed during More ❯

Pulling the Team Together

It is extremely helpful for an owner to have a core team together for the duration of a construction project.   More ❯

Kicking Off the Project…Correctly

There is nothing more important about a construction project than starting off on the right foot. A project requires a More ❯

The Importance of Programming…No Matter the Size of the Project

Programming is the process of putting down on paper all of the different functions that an organization would like to More ❯

Horst Construction Helps Lebanon Church Expand Their Facilities

Lancaster, PA – Horst Construction is expanding Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church in Jonestown, PA to include a 19,400 square More ❯

Horst Construction Completes 29,000 SF Renovation to Lancaster County Council of Churches New Food Hub

Lancaster, PA – Horst Construction announces the completion of the 29,000 square foot building renovations to Lancaster County Council of Churches More ❯

What is Master Planning?

Master Planning is often thought of as the process that organizations go through when they are planning a large scale More ❯

Lancaster Bible College - Charles Frey Academic Center

Horst Construction Partners with Lancaster Bible College to Build the Charles Frey Academic Center

Lancaster, PA –  Lancaster Bible College has signed a $9.4 million design-build contract with Horst Construction to construct the Charles More ❯

Horst Excavating & Horst Construction Help the Beneful® Team Bring Angela & Beau’s Vision to Reality!

Sight & Sound Theatre

Moses – Sight & Sound Theatre

[youtube] Recently I had the pleasure of listening to Kim Miller of Sight & Sound Theatres describe the history More ❯

LBC - Teague Learning Commons

Join Our Team!

Do you or someone you know have experience with Construction Project Estimating? Specifically with Timberline and On Screen Take Off? More ❯

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church of Valley Forge

Horst completed the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church of Valley Forge project in the spring of 2012.  The St. Sophia project uses More ❯

Resolve Issues During Construction

Resolving Issues During Construction

I wish I could say that we all live in a perfect world and nothing ever goes wrong, but we More ❯

What Is A Change Order?

Everybody who embarks on a construction project tries to do all the planning they can to avoid change orders during More ❯

The Project Is Only As Strong As Your Weakest Subcontractor

What is one of the worst mistakes you could make on a construction project? Give up? Hire an under-qualified subcontractor. More ❯

Horst Construction Educational Series

DESIGN/BUILD EDUCATIONAL SERIES Being A Good Steward of Your Church Property Join us for our educational series, “Being A Good More ❯

Horst Construction Educational Series

Register for our new educational series, “Being a Good Steward of Your Church Property.” Free sessions on September 21st, November More ❯

Horst Construction Educational Series – “Being a Good Steward of Your Church Property”

Mark your calendar for the Horst Construction Educational Series, “Being a Good Steward of Your Church Property.”  Our first session, More ❯

Understanding Permitting

Why does the building permit application process take so long and cost so much? Boy, if I had a nickel More ❯

Five Star International

CD Milestones – 30%, 60%, and 90%.

The Construction Documents Phase can be broken down into thirds…with each of these milestones being critical meetings with the Owner. More ❯

Transitioning from Schematic to Construction Documents

The transition from Schematic drawings to Construction Documents should be smooth and seamless…but it is not simple. In addition to More ❯

Closing the Loop on Communication.

Keeping everyone in your organization updated on the status of a project is critical…it creates enthusiasm, support, and credibility…this project More ❯

Christian Life Center - Addition/Renovation

Faith vs. Conservative Financial Budgets

Faith Budgets and Conservative Budgets are vastly different and very personal to each organization’s philosophy.  Both philosophies are acceptable…there is More ❯

Garden Spot Village Swimming Pool

Painting the Picture with a Scope of Work

The Scope of Work paints the picture of what is included in the project, as well as what is excluded. More ❯

Millersville University - Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center

Horst Construction finalizes new Performing Arts Center for Millersville University

Lancaster, PA — In the May 28th issue of the Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era, the university’s completion of their More ❯

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Harry Scheid, President of Horst Construction featured in B2B Magazine

Lancaster, PA — In the May issue of B2B Magazine Harry Scheid, President of Horst Construction was featured. Click Here More ❯

Thyranoixia Marks Completion of Horst Construction Project

Lancaster, PA — A small Greek Orthodox church in Montgomery County recently saw a year-long construction project come to completion, More ❯

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Country Meadows - Allentown

Horst Construction completes Country Meadows expansion project in Allentown

Lancaster, PA — Horst Construction, a Horst Group company of Lancaster, recently completed the new independent-living residence at Country Meadows More ❯

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Horst Construction hires Shaub and Null as unit services managers

Lancaster, PA — Horst Construction, a Horst Group company of Lancaster, recently made two management additions to its preconstruction and More ❯

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Horst Excavating signs $1.8 million in new construction projects — 3 in Lancaster County

Horst Excavating recently won contracts for four site-preparation and excavation projects, three of which are in Lancaster County, totaling more More ❯

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Horst Construction building $2.65 million addition to Valley Forge-area Greek church

Horst Construction has been named the design-build construction firm on the $2.65 million addition to the St. Sophia/Ss. Faith, Hope More ❯

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Horst Construction names six to new positions in project management, estimating and operations

Horst Construction has promoted three staffers to new positions and recently hired three new employees to fill project leadership roles. More ❯

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Horst Construction assists two churches and Lancaster Bible College expand their facilities

Horst Construction was awarded three major projects, two in Lancaster, PA, and a project in Westminster, MD, representing a combined More ❯

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Country Meadows, Maryland church commit to multi-million-dollar expansion projects

Horst Construction is general contractor on two, multi-million-dollar commercial building projects in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Horst Construction will break ground More ❯

Horst builds $3.4 million Maryland church

Horst Construction is building a new, 27,000 sq. ft. home for Grace Bible Chapel in North East, MD. The $3.4 More ❯

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Horst wins two projects at Millersville University valued at +$10 million

Horst Construction has been awarded two major renovation and expansion projects at Millersville University with a total contract value of More ❯

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Register online for the 9th Annual Senior Living Conference on April 8

Executives of senior living communities are invited to attend the 9th Annual Senior Living Conference on April 8 sponsored by More ❯

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Senior-housing consultant Jim Moore will keynote April’s Senior Living Conference

The 9th annual Horst Senior Living Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, More ❯

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New Lititz church breaks ground on 2-phase project

Celebrate Life Christian Church, Lititz, PA, broke ground recently for its new 8,000 sq. ft. worship center, which will feature More ❯