General Construction – Design Build – Project Management

Commercial Construction

NEW SOUTH HILLS LOCATION FOR PREMIER PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER OPENING SPRING 2019

Premier Plastic Surgery Center is relocating their South Hills office to a brand-new destination lifestyle center featuring Whole Foods, restaurants, specialty retail, and a spin studio. When it came time to begin the construction process, Dana Aulicino, Practice Manager for Premier Plastic Surgery Centers once again called CAVCON to work with her on the project. This is the third construction project CAVCON has done with the Premier Plastic Surgery Group. When asked why she keeps returning to CAVCON Aulicino responded, “The team – Jim Thomas, Rich Walor and Nick Krinock are who make the project flow. The group is hands-on,… 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

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 endless list of features that can be… 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

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

THE ART OF REPURPOSING OLD BUILDINGS

Did you ever hear the saying out with the old and in with the new?  That applies to repurposing older buildings to bring life and new business into an old, existing structure.  Often owners may struggle with whether to start from scratch or try to remodel.  In the scheme of things if a building is structurally sound, the roof and the outside skin can be updated and changed.  That’s the value of working with a design/build construction firm.  At CAVCON, we look at a structure and give our clients the most cost effective and best… Continue reading

FUSTING CENTRE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

In collaboration with Craig H. Fusting, President and CEO of Dedicated Nursing Associates (DNA), and architect Michael Bliss of Kudravy Architects, CAVCON broke ground on Fusting Centre, the firm’s corporate headquarters in mid-June.  The project will feature a new three story professional office building located on Rt. 22 near Delmont. According to architect Michael Bliss, Mr. Fusting’s vision and intention from conception was to create an office building that not only had curb appeal but also displayed the strength and growth of Dedicated Nursing Associates (DNA). Glass and light were very important to the design. Craig thought it… Continue reading

BUILDING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

In 2010 Baby Boomers made up more than 50% of the workforce. By the year 2020 the Baby Boomers will be outnumbered by Millennials. With this shift, we have begun to see a change in the workspace in which employees like to work. Companies who seek out today’s top talent, particularly in the tech industry are shifting their culture and workplace environment. Millennials are characterized as being highly tech savvy, engaged and social. These characteristics lend them being more productive when they are able to change their workplace setting, allowing them to work in groups and be more social. Café’s,… Continue reading

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP UPGRADES

Have you purchased a new car recently or taken your car into the dealership for some maintenance and noticed your automotive dealership is undergoing renovation, upgrades or a reorganization?  The Sendell Subaru Showroom in Greensburg is among the latest to upgrade their showroom and have contracted with CAVCON to convert their Buick dealership to a Sendell Subaru showroom. Dealerships are not only being pushed by the auto manufacturers but also by their consumers to provide a stellar customer buying and service experience.   Just as curb appeal helps sell homes, it also is key to luring in buyers.… Continue reading