General Construction – Design Build – Project Management

CHANGES IN MEDICAL FIELD AFFECT SKILLED NURSING HOMES

For years CAVCON has designed and built a number of projects in the medical field. We have constructed hospital wings, built rehabilitation facilities and medical office buildings, renovated skilled nursing homes and designed and built surgical centers. We have worked on a number of renovations to skilled nursing homes throughout western Pennsylvania for HCF Management Company. Warren Manor included a new entrance, building addition, and interior upgrades and is one of our latest projects. View the recent renovation work at Warren Manor Due to staffing shortages, changes in patient demand, and decreases in reimbursement, skilled nursing is “rebooting.” Aging skilled… Continue reading

PROUD PARTNER OF ADELPHOI

For years, CAVCON has been involved with Adelphoi in providing construction services for a variety of projects. On May 17, 2018, CAVCON and Adelphoi broke ground on a 3.5 million dollar project that included construction of both a Welcome Center and Youth and Family Center. CAVCON will serve as the Construction Manager of the project. The Welcome Center will be situated at the gateway to campus, the center will be provide a structured spot for providing admissions for youth entering residential care or returning to campus from a home visit. This building will allow Adelphoi staff to be on-hand to… Continue reading

A FRESH LOOK FOR METAL BUILDINGS – BREEZECLAMP PROJECT

Over time metal buildings begin to show their age. The elements of Mother Nature begin to take hold, colors fade and rust starts to show. As the real estate investment begins to deteriorate, what could that mean for the business owner? Regardless of the type of business you operate, image is important. If the first thing potential customers see is a worn-out building, the perception could be that a company may not be current with the times. If buildings are empty and on the commercial market, with a little investment, business developers have the opportunity to command a higher rent… Continue reading

REBIRTH IN THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE by Patrick Ford

There is a paradigm shift happening to the energy hub in the Northern Panhandle within the Ohio River Valley with the announcement of the Shell Petrochemical Plant and subsequent announcement of second plant in Ohio.  While petrochemical manufacturing began in Appalachia in the 1920’s, the Gulf Coast region has been the center of the U.S. petrochemical industry since the mid20th century. With its abundant supplies of hydrocarbon raw materials and vast network of pipelines and natural gas liquids storage structures, it has been the center of chemicals production for the last six decades. Much of the industry’s recent wave… Continue reading

PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS NOT YOUR TYPICAL BOX STRUCTURE

The new look of pre-engineered steel buildings CAVCON recently became an authorized builder for Varco Pruden.  When people think of pre-engineered steel buildings, what typically comes to mind is a box like structure with no character.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Construction of a steel building occurs in a fraction of the time and cost of conventional buildings offers a cost effective solution to meet your building needs. Pre-engineered steel buildings are becoming more versatile and CAVCON is able to customize commercial projects utilizing this type of material to satisfy specific customer needs. There’s an… Continue reading

FROM STEEL TO PLASTICS – LAUNCHING A NEW ERA IN MANUFACTURING

The Shell Petrochemical Plant, known to many as the “Cracker Plant” continues to be the catalyst for growth, job creation and job training in the region. As the Pittsburgh economy has grown and expanded beyond steel industry, will the cracker plant and the plastics manufacturers that use those byproducts become the next revolution of manufacturing in the region? How will the region continue to position itself to meet the demands of the trades? Workforce development is a key component of that success. Exploration of the trades must be discussed and explored with students as early as middle school. We may… Continue reading

CAVCON BECOMES AN APPROVED VARCO PRUDEN BUILDER

CAVCON continues to seek efficiencies in construction and recently became an approved Varco Pruden builder.  With a focus on our design build services, clients can save time and money.  In recent blogs we have talked about modular office building and their efficiencies, and now through our relationship with Varco Pruden, CAVCON has added steel system construction to our capabilities. “With approximately 1,000 approved Varco Pruden builders throughout the US and Canada, general contractors are carefully vetted.  Varco Pruden looks for quality contractors with an outstanding reputation in design/build for commercial applications”, states Jim Peckham, Manager of Marketing… Continue reading

STATE OF THE MON VALLEY – by Christopher Whitlatch

The “Mon” is the “river that built the world.” I have heard that statement many times, since I took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Mon Valley Alliance, a community development nonprofit organization, in September of 2016. The statement is true. Steel, glass and other materials and products manufactured in the Mon Valley were shipped around the world and are in everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to Chrysler cars to your kitchen. With the closing of the steel mills and the subsequent population collapse, the story of decline has also been well documented. Today, what we… Continue reading

BRIDGEWATER CROSSING SET TO MEET HOUSING DEMAND IN BEAVER COUNTY

Following the announcement of Shell petrochemical plant, there will be many construction projects that occur in Beaver and the surrounding counties.  CAVCON is managing one of the first ancillary construction projects; the construction of Bridgewater Crossing, a 3 building apartment complex featuring over 255,000 square feet. For over 30 years, CAVCON, a full-service, merit shop general contractor, has worked with a variety construction projects offering a complete turnkey approach from pre-construction design to general construction build and completion delivery services.  As a single source solution for our clients, we take a project from inception through construction management and… Continue reading

CUSTOMER SERVICE DRIVES STRIP MALL CONSTRUCTION – INDIANA GATEWAY PLAZA

Bob Musser isn’t your typical property developer. In fact, quite the contrary, he owns a number of retail Verizon stores, but found a gap in service locations for the residents of Indiana, PA. Wanting to better serve his customers, he began looking for property to build a new store. Working in tandem with three organizations in Indiana, Center for Economic Opportunity (Indiana County’s office of development and planning), Indiana County Chamber and Downtown Indiana, Inc. as well as Elizabeth Hutton, Associate Broker, Kuzneski & Lockard Inc., Musser began looking for a suitable location before selecting the site at 4th and… Continue reading