Yoe was tasked to deliver construction management for a ground-up conversion of a manufacturing site into office space for Harrington Hoist in Manheim, PA. The aging building included the primary structure and two additions added over the years. While site plans for the additions were accessible, they were not available for the original structure, creating many unknowns throughout design and construction that had to be carefully addressed to keep the project on budget, on time and in alignment with the original design and vision.
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From start to finish, smart project planning and open lines of communication with the client and all subcontractor partners were critical to this turnkey office fit-out that included office areas, restrooms, kitchenette, conference room and training room with exhibit space.
A critical schedule was continually challenged by unforeseen structural issues that required Yoe’s team to deliver thoughtful solutions to keep the project on track. This included:
- Managing different elevations across the three combined structures and ultimately lowering the ceiling to accommodate an open office area and the related HVAC, electrical and structural needs.
- Significant electrical work to bring the aging building up to code and accommodate client needs.
- Exterior walls without framework and roof ventilation challenges were also addressed.
The Yoe team rose to the challenge, taking great care to manage all aspects of the project from start to finish. Coordinated communication and regular project update meetings ensured all partners were in the loop at all times and decisions could be made quickly and efficiently to keep the project moving. The project was delivered in alignment with budget and schedule goals. Yoe is extremely proud of the relationships built with the Harrington Hoist team.
“We began our project in 2017 and contacted Yoe to be part of the construction process for a renovation of part of our existing plant. We took existing space in our manufacturing plant and turned it into a headquarters for our company by adding offices, cubicles, a board room, and a state-of-the-art training facility. After a few set backs on timing we were able to start construction in the fall of 2018. From the very beginning Chad Smith and his team were engaged and willing to communicate. Our site foreman, Jimmy Eberly, was the very best! He was extremely detailed oriented and always checked in when decisions need to be made. He knew we had a very specific vision and that he was working for some very demanding and finicky customers. He was promoted in the middle of our project but remained a point of contact throughout. Our replacement site foreman, Brian Warner, was great as well. If something wasn’t completed to our satisfaction, he had it corrected immediately – no questions asked. Overall, Yoe was great to work with! We are days away from hosting our first sales meeting in our new space and couldn’t be more excited to show it off to our team! Thanks to Chad, Jimmy, Brian, their staff, as well as their subcontractors, we have an amazing space!”
-Kathy Zimmel, Executive Assistant
Harrington Hoists, Inc.