The world of Construction can often be very cut-throat. It is rare we have the opportunity (or time) to reflect on our past or even our recent past. In 2008 we and Castle Drawbridge LLC set out on a joint venture to construct an extended-stay Hotel, Staybridge Suites, in South-East Pennsylvania. The project was a GMP contract that was delivered 1-month prior to expected completion and over 10% under budget.
Our methodology for this streamlined delivery was simple; control project quality, schedule and cost. Recently we caught up with the executive team at Castle Drawbridge, here are some of their kind words.
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One of the largest projects ER Stuebner Inc was awarded in 2011 was Bishop McDevitt High School. We broke ground and began work on the 182,000 sq ft High School in April of 2011 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While the project is expected to be completed in December 2012, substantial progress has been made thus far. The 87-acre space will become the home of the Crusaders for years to come. As always our goal is not only deliver a project where the students and faculty can safely learn, but develop a place for them to excel.
The 40 classroom building is set to include a 120-seat Parish Chapel, 1,200-seat Auditorium, 1,600-seat Gymnasium and a 300-seat Cafeteria. Upon completion the school will be three-stories of brick & cast stone veneer exterior supported by structural steel with TPO roofing. Between the tech-driven science laboratory, computer labs, art studio and economic laboratory will be an integrated sprinkler system throughout the school. The signature touch of the project will be a forty foot Cross that will extend to an elevation of over 100′ above the school entrance and be a highlight of both the school and surrounding community.
Stuebner’s Project Team is comprised of Project Executive, Douglas George, Senior Project Manager, Michael Pickens, and Superintendent, Edward Baer. Besides their 65+ years of collective construction experience, each man has built a substantial portfolio of school projects for ER Stuebner and are eager to complete another school for which the students, teachers, Parish and community will be proud.
For additional information on the project, check out Bishop McDevitt’s Project News, submit a comment below or contact us.
It is not often you will see operations at a General Contractor come to a screeching halt, especially voluntarily, mid-day with the holiday season winding down. However, Stuebner recently took the time to honor one of our own, Roy LaPearl and wish him our best as he concludes his 40+ year career at Stuebner. Beyond the celebration, the cake, the gifts, the ‘Thank You’ plaques and well wishes, there is the man and his story.
Roy began his tenure at Stuebner as a laborer, while Lyndon B. Johnson was still president and bell bottoms were just becoming popular (for the first time). Roy worked alongside original owners of Stuebner, Leonard Radwanski and Roy Smith, becoming a skilled carpenter and concrete finisher, eventually becoming a foreman. Through time, dedication to his craft and hard work, Roy continued his career at ERS by becoming a project superintendent in the 1980s. During Stuebner’s expansionary years, Roy’s role expanded as he became General Superintendent for all Construction Operations and Safety Director .
In most recent years Roy aided in forming the Stuebner Safety Committee and has played an integral role in the overall improvement of health & safety practices company wide. Since taking the position as safety director, each subsequent year has seen an improvement in industry related health & safety statistical ratings. He has set a strong foundation for which we can be proud of and continue to build upon.
From everyone at Stuebner, we thank Roy for his dedication, loyalty and time to our construction family. We were lucky to count him as one of our own and wish him a very happy (well deserved) retirement with his loving family.
Hope we see you again soon Roy!
Your Stuebner Family