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For over 120 years, Horst Construction has been synonymous with integrity, quality, and collaboration. We listen first, and then build what matters to you.

We work as a team to ensure your goals are achieved…beyond your expectations. Horst services for exceptional environments include: Preconstruction Planning & Budgeting, Cost Management, Project Management, and Construction.





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 ❯

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 ❯

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Why go green for your church’s next building project?

Sustainable design and construction has numerous occupancy and facility life-cycle benefits. Discover all the reasons in this issue of the More ❯

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Three Horst Construction apprentice carpenters graduate from ABC apprenticeship program.

Three Horst Construction apprentice carpenters graduated from the ABC Keystone Chapter Apprenticeship Carpentry Program on May 20, 2009, and were More ❯