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#TBT – A Special Story about Grace Fellowship Church

#TBT in honor of Easter! A Special Story about Grace Fellowship Church Certain stories become legendary around our office. Sometimes More ❯

Now more than ever – an image is worth a thousand words

  The Impact of Photo and Video on Construction Projects As with so many cliche phrases, there is truth behind More ❯

March 2019 Project Roundup

A Snapshot of What’s Keeping Horst Busy! It’s been a while since we showcased all of the hard work our More ❯

Horst Construction Hires & Promotes Several Employees

  Horst Construction has added several key new employees to our team over the past few months – 11 new More ❯

Church Growth

Church Growth – 10 Creative Ideas At the heart of all churches is a deep desire to share the love More ❯

A Leadership Journey: From Carpenter to President

Motivation, Dedication, & the Relentless Pursuit of Success Some people are naturally ambitious and decisive, figuring out what they want More ❯

Engaging Your Congregation

How to create ownership, excitement, and support for your project!   When embarking on a building project, some churches struggle More ❯

Sight & Sound’s Immersive Biblical Experience

A special #TBT inspired by a recent visit to this Lancaster County gem By Jessica Ferrell, Marketing Manager   I More ❯

A Birds Eye View of Progress

Check out this project update for Ephrata Community Church! At the end of April, Horst Construction officially kicked off construction More ❯

Understanding Construction Project Delivery Methods

A Quick Guide for Owners   You are going to embark on a construction project – now what? Perhaps the More ❯

Subcontractor Selection

  The Horst Prequalification Process While we take a lot of pride in the work we self-perform, Horst Construction cannot More ❯

Horst Sponsors Lancaster Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  Horst Sponsors Lancaster Walk to End Alzheimer’s Taking Place September 29th, 2018    Horst Construction is excited to be More ❯

A Time For Change

How a Construction Project Can Re-Energize Your Organization   At their very heart, construction projects are about change. They are More ❯

Paint the Picture with a Scope of Work

How a clear Scope of Work can save you $$$ Imagine for a moment that you are in an art More ❯

When Do I Need To Worry About Accessibility

A brief guide to what renovating your facility might mean for ADA access requirements   The Americans with Disabilities Act, More ❯

Black Rock Retreat Dining Hall and Chapel

Horst Construction Completes Work at Black Rock Retreat

Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New Dining Hall & Chapel   On Saturday, May 12th, Black Rock Retreat hosted their 58th More ❯

Value Engineering in a Dollars and Cents World

  Feeling Confident About That Bottom Line   For most American businesses, organizations, and individuals – times are still tough. More ❯

Change Orders 101 – What you need to know about Change Orders

  Change Orders 101 What you need to know about Change Orders   Change Orders. Chances are, if you have More ❯

What Sets Horst Apart?

  What Sets Horst Apart? Hint: It’s our Values   Let’s be honest: at first glance, we construction companies tend More ❯

Horst Spotlight: Custom Artwork with a Biblical Basis

Iron Nature creates unique faith-based metalwork Bill Johnson has enjoyed metalworking for over 35 years. But it wasn’t until late More ❯

An In-Depth Look at Teague Learning Commons

Anatomy of a Project Horst Construction and Lancaster Bible College have partnered on many of this client’s campus projects over More ❯

Horst Intensifies Its Commitment to the Religious Sector

Horst Intensifies Its Commitment to the Religious Sector At Stewardship University on March 3 There’s no question that both the More ❯

Tape measure, tools, construction tools

Horst Construction Becomes an Authorized Builder for Varco Pruden Buildings

World Leader in Steel Systems Teams Up with Horst Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) is a world leader in providing innovative More ❯

Hot Design Trends for Senior Living Facilities

While we at Horst Construction consider ourselves to be experts in constructing senior living facilities, we also participate in many More ❯

Custom Furniture Inspired by Religious Imagery

While traveling along the busy route 422 in Valley Forge, a hidden gem exists right off the Trooper Road Exit: More ❯

‘Tis the Season for Horst Church Dedications

  Horst is proud to announce the completion of two of its major religious construction projects: ValleyPoint Church in Glen More ❯

Top 10 Lessons Learned from Challenging Construction Projects

While we at Horst do our best to ensure that challenges are discussed and addressed up front, there are always More ❯

Owners, Beware of Change Orders

We’ll Get Them with the Change Orders—Right? Advocating for the owner, so they don’t get burned in the end At More ❯

Gratitude in Business Relationships

Thanksgiving: a time for turkey, family gatherings, and kicking off the busy holiday season. Perhaps most importantly, this is a More ❯

Horst Wraps Up Busy Month of October

  The leaves have changed, the weather is finally cooling off, and Horst Construction has had a busy month this More ❯

MSAs: The Ultimate Way to Very Quickly Meet Customer Needs in An Emergency

    by Ryan Null, Director of Special Construction Services Imagine that you’re the manager of a convenience store and More ❯

Total Immersion at State College Alliance Church

  As a career-long construction supervisor, Joe Streett knows what to expect when managing a lengthy project that extends to More ❯

Cheers to Turkey Hill!

  Turkey Hill Minit Markets is joining a number of other convenience stores, grocery chains, and other retail entities offering More ❯

Horst Selected to Convert, Preserve, and Expand one of Collegeville’s Most Memorable Places

  Horst Construction is excited to announce that it has been selected as the General Contractor for a new Providence More ❯

Join Horst at the PHCA Annual Convention at Seven Springs Resort

If the upcoming conference, golf, clay shooting, and zip line activities at Seven Springs Mountain Resort have not been reason More ❯

Horst Helps You Achieve God’s Vision for Your Congregation

  At Horst Construction, we take a very different approach to building churches and religious facilities. For us, every new More ❯

Featured Partner: Providence Engineering Corporation

  Horst recently conducted an interview with David Bernhardt, P.E., President of Providence Engineering, a structural engineering firm with six More ❯

Top 10 Tips for an Efficient Project Meeting

A Project Manager’s Guide to Efficient Project Meetings by Jake Moyer, Senior Project Manager Making sure that project meetings are More ❯

Horst and Bible Baptist Church: Renovations with a Purpose

Bible Baptist Church of West Chester Renovations with a Purpose Horst Construction recently completed both interior and exterior renovations at More ❯

Horst Construction Special Services Group (SSG) is Completing Several New Projects

  Featured Churches, Senior Living Facilities, Convenience Stores, and Others Continue to Renovate/Upgrade Horst’s Special Services Group acts as an More ❯

Vote for Horst’s Project!

Horst Construction Recognized as Environments for Aging Finalist for Rosemont Presbyterian Village Dining Room Renovation Horst Construction has been recognized More ❯

Horst Construction Builds Worship Center and Relationships with Fellowship Church

  Early in his career, Pastor Marc Ramirez was involved with a church construction project in Florida. When ministry interruptions More ❯

The Long-Standing Relationship of Cornerstone Design and Horst Construction

Alignment of Culture, Vision, and Client Focus Promotes Long-Standing Relationship between Cornerstone Design and Horst Construction   As a Lancaster More ❯

Beyond Education: One School’s Journey with Great Leadership

New Covenant Christian School Scores Big Under the Leadership of James Hubbard     James Hubbard, a Brit by birth, More ❯

Top Ten Safety Strategies

When it comes to Safety in the Construction Business, expert Joe Heller can teach all of us a few things. More ❯

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 ❯

senior living

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 ❯