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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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯


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 ❯

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 ❯


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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯