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

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯