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 Philadelphia Streets that housed an old gas station and two abandoned properties.
Once Bob found the perfect location, it was time to select a general contractor. CAVCON was recommended by his engineer, Red Swing Group and architect, Zilka & Associates. Doing his own due diligence, Bob spoke to several people whom all gave CAVCON strong recommendations. He then chose CAVCON to construct the 9,000 square foot Indiana Gateway Plaza. The project will feature onsite parking, but also be within walking distance for townspeople and college students alike.
Construction for the project is underway with demolition and site work. As building progresses, interested tenants should contact Elizabeth Hutton, Associate Broker, Kuzneski & Lockard Inc. at 724-349-1924. The goal for securing new tenants would be to offer more choice for the residents of Indiana.
According to David Janusek, Director of Downtown Indiana, Inc. there has been a significant amount of energy spent focusing on more of a center of town idea to spread out the downtown reach and make the center of town a little wider.
Local businesses are embracing new development and are realizing the value and importance of a combined effort in focusing on all of Philadelphia Street through expansion of festivals and events. Business owners are seeing growth as a result of this vision, the business community is stronger as a whole with a combined effort of promotion.
With regular communication and coordination amongst all parties, government entities and local business, Indiana is building a strong downtown which ultimately results in a strong region. CAVCON is proud to be part of building the Indiana county region – creating jobs and opportunities for business expansion.
About CAVCON: CAVCON brings together three generations of Building Owners/Managers and General Contractors with Design/Build expertise focusing on Medical, Commercial, Retail, Manufacturing and Light Industrial projects. As a full-service merit shop general construction company CAVCON provides design-build services incorporating value engineering, collaborative modeling and turn-key general construction services to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.