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What Our Clients Say

Mount Asbury Lodge

“The level of professionalism that Pyramid has displayed goes unparalleled by others in the construction industry. I can’t thank you enough for the time that you have poured into helping us find solutions to some of the rather significant challenges that we’ve been experiencing.”

Daphne Orr, Site Director
Newville, PA
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Performance ConstructionMechanical / Process

Performance Construction is a heavy, environmental construction company who has the manpower and equipment to provide:

  • Excavation for tanks and building footers.
  • Excavation and installation of process, sewer, and storm piping.
  • Forming and pouring of concrete tanks, equipment foundations, and process buildings.
  • Unloading, rigging, setting, installing, and starting up of numerous types of process equipment including:
    • Pumps and blowers
    • Aeration systems
    • Screens, filters, grinders, and grit removal equipment
    • Conveyors and sludge handling equipment
    • Digester gas equipment and mixing equipment
    • Chemical feed equipment and Polymer feed equipment
    • Ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis equipment
    • Ultraviolet, chlorination, and ozone equipment
    • Process instrumentation, process control, and process safety equipment
  • Installation of both underground and above ground piping systems including ductile iron, copper, stainless steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), and other more exotic systems.

We work on pumping stations and water/wastewater treatment plants for both public and private, as well as landfill leachate treatment plants. 

Performance ConstructionGeneral Trades

While our team can self-perform work as a general contractor or subcontractor, we offer a team of skilled general trades craftsmen. Our team of general tradesmen, who are skilled carpenters and labors, provide services from rough framing to finishes. Our tradesmen are knowledgeable of their craft, are cost-conscious, and do their best to minimize cost impacts as much as possible and keep the project on schedule.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Rough carpentry
  • Wood and metal framing
  • Drywall installation
  • Ceilings, doors, frames, hardware, and casework installation
  • Specialties
  • Furniture, fixtures, and equipment installation
Performance ConstructionSite Work

Earthwork with Purpose
Site excavation has evolved into a complex task that has the potential to disrupt a project’s momentum. Our team has experience with a variety of site excavation services such as, site clearing, site erosion and post erosion controls, site grading, site utilities, and excavation and backfill for foundations, and we have extensive experience in the water and wastewater industries. Our team has completed complicated excavations at various depths for water, sewer lines, and new building foundations to support water and wastewater infrastructure. Our solutions to complex problems sets us apart, and our knowledge helps us guide our clients through the construction process. While regulations are ever changing, we offer the knowledge required to navigate the intricacies of your project. From early site development planning and permitting to responsive and accurate estimating, we are equipped to start your project off on the right foot. Our experienced team manages site development projects of various sizes. We are prepared with equipment, a consistent safety record, and the expertise to maximize results. From simple land alteration, grading, and clearing, to complex site development and utility projects, we have the experience. Let us use our experience and knowledge to lay the groundwork for your next project.

Quandel ConstructionVirtual Design & Construction

Keeping Projects on Track
See digital models of your buildings and job sites before construction even starts. Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team focuses on creating a collaborative environment with our clients to deliver customized and innovative construction solutions. We use the latest technology in our VDC process to streamline the delivery of our projects in an integrated and Lean approach. This approach allows for enhanced communication, efficient collaboration with our trade partners, and the effective use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) expertise for overall project coordination.

BIM is a digital representation of a structure’s physical and functional properties. This technology enables us to design a project virtually, track progress, optimize processes, minimize waste, and validate installations. This allows for improved quality as well as a decrease in risk as workflow becomes more efficient. By using BIM during the design process, we can identify conflicts, address coordination issues, and create clear metrics against the program’s goals.

We work together with stakeholders to determine optimal outcomes. We sit down with your team and develop a BIM execution plan for the project. We approach BIM as a process to mitigate risks. During this process, we use digital tools to create virtual models of buildings. The model acts as a single source of information containing existing condition details, proposed designs, and coordinated work plans during construction. These digital models are then evaluated before ground is broken, allowing project teams to optimize building construction. Through 3D digital modeling, stakeholders can see and address issues before they ever become a reality, preventing costly mistakes during construction. By integrating forward-thinking designers and contractors into the BIM process, conflicts are detected and corrected quickly saving you money and time.

Capabilities

  • Performance models
  • Product and work processes
  • Organizational modeling
  • Building information modeling
  • 3D digital modeling
  • 3D printing
  • Virtual walk-throughs
Quandel ConstructionOwner's Representation

We Are an Extension of Your Staff
Many owners trust us to manage and execute projects on their behalf. We understand that taking on a new design and construction project comes with a lot of uncertainty. Our team has the experience to guide you through the construction process. As an Owner’s representative, we are an extension of your staff. We represent you throughout the process of a project, including site selection, design, entitlements, permitting, and construction. We serve as a liaison to manage and execute the project on your behalf, carrying out your best interests while adding value. By partnering with Quandel Construction, you have access to our industry knowledge and experience that will guide you through the construction process while coordinating the actions of the parties involved in your construction project.

Quandel ConstructionGeneral Construction

A Reputation Built on Excellence
Subcontractor prequalification, coordination, scheduling, punch lists, training, and more. Over the years, our firm has created a name for itself as a builder of excellence. A professional workforce with years of experience and accomplishment allows us to take blueprints and turn them into projects that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. As your general contractor, we work with you on budgets, timelines, logistics, and oversight. We take the lead and work with subcontractors and vendors, executing each project with efficiency and a “whatever it takes” attitude.

Services Provided:

  • Subcontractor prequalification
  • Submittal procedures
  • Construction conferences
  • Safety
  • Coordination of inspection and testing
  • Construction scheduling
  • Change order management
  • Quality control
  • Punch list inspections
  • Operational systems check
  • As-build documents
  • Operation and maintenance training
Quandel ConstructionConstruction Management

Knowledgeable Construction Partners
We construct your projects on time and within budget while meeting your needs. At Quandel Construction, we have the experience and capabilities to manage various project types. Our management style comes down to collaborating effectively with the right people. We take a client-centered collaborative approach to each project we manage with a focus on listening, communicating with integrity, and adding value.

Our construction management project approach focuses on areas of responsibility that revolve around project management, cost management, quality management, project/contract administration, and project safety programs. We are an extension of your staff. From preconstruction through project closeout, our focus is to finish your project on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction. Using experienced team members and continuous project monitoring, we set a foundation for a successful construction management process.

Ranging from building core and shell design to construction and interior fit-out, we provide clients with early cost input and accelerated construction opportunities. Our experience and local market knowledge add value while delivering efficiencies from previous projects to your project.

Services Provided:

  • Alternative delivery methods
  • Budget validation and cost control
  • Constructability reviews
  • Value engineering
  • Schedule analysis

Alternative Delivery Methods

A Better Way to Build
Choosing the best delivery method for your project does not have to be a difficult task. Depending on your project needs, desire for involvement in decisions, and risk tolerance, there is a delivery system that is right for your project. Some considerations when determining your project approach include:

  • Is it a strictly cost-driven approach?
  • Is it a schedule-driven approach?
  • Who will hold the risk?
  • Who will ultimately be accountable?

Design-Bid-Build
A linear design-bid-build process where the Owner selects an architect/engineer to fully document the project criteria and design prior to bidding. The lowest responsive and responsible general contractor (single prime) is awarded the contract. Bids are based on the original plans; any changes to the plans and specifications are administered by change order above and beyond the bid.

Construction Manager At-Risk
A contractor is hired through a best value selection process before or during the design phase. The Owner, architect, and construction manager are a collaborative team from planning through construction with a primary emphasis on integrating design and construction. The construction manager provides a guaranteed maximum price (GMP). The construction manager solicits competitive bids from prequalified subcontractors holding the subcontracts for construction.

Construction Manager Agency
A construction manager is hired as an Owner’s agent through a qualifications-based selection process during the design phase. The construction manager provides estimates before or during design, assists with bidding, and coordinates prime contractors during construction. The Owner bids and holds the construction contracts. The construction manager agent is paid based on hourly rates or a fee. This is in addition to the general contractor or prime contractor fee.

Design-Build
An Owner contracts and collaborates with a single design-builder for the project. The design-build team includes the architect, engineer, and construction manager. The design-build team complete the design and a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is provided. The design-build team solicits bids from prequalified subcontractors and holds the subcontracts for construction.

Integrated Project Delivery
The integrated project delivery (IPD) process allows the Owner, design, and construction team to use information, such as incorporating building information modeling, in an integrated environment, to increase efficiency and support new ways of working. Based on Lean construction principles, IPD is the reliance on knowledge integration that adds value through maximizing efficiency and collaboration of those involved. Given that IPD encompasses collaborative processes that rely on the collective expertise of the extended project stakeholders (including designers, builders, subcontractors, and owners), the effects of design decisions can be easily understood, increasing the level of project success.

Quandel ConstructionPreconstruction Services

First Step in Planning
We help our clients know what to expect and when by providing a step-by-step roadmap for getting the project done. Early preconstruction services and project controls lay the foundation for a successful project. We facilitate the design and approval process throughout preconstruction, efficiently allocating resources, defining responsibilities, and facilitating collaboration to bring out the best work of the team members to focus on meeting the program, budget, and schedule objectives.

Working as an extension of your team, we provide services during the project’s planning, design, and documentation phases that contribute directly to project success. We detail how each service interrelates to the roles and responsibilities of the Owner and the project team. We work closely with our clients to align our goals to the goals of the Owner’s building program.

The following are some of the essential preconstruction services we offer:

  • Existing condition analysis
  • Building information modeling
  • Constructability analysis and review
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Scheduling, phasing, and logistics
  • Systems analysis - initial versus life cycle costs
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Material procurement
  • Risk management
  • Subcontractor prequalification and selection
Quandel ConstructionProject Planning

Planning a construction project starts way before plans are drawn.
We lead, manage, and execute a construction project from design to building completion. Our impact on a project’s outcome is greatest at the planning stage. Our ability to optimize results starts with a defined construction plan incorporating scope and costs for informed decision-making. Led by our preconstruction manager, the team will work to understand the owner’s vision and objectives for their project. Starting with initial project phasing, we collaborate with the design team and the Owner using our experience to evaluate various phasing and sequencing options, including the people, resources, and budget for the project. Leadership drives the process. After assessing project variables, we create a comprehensive project plan that clarifies programmatic and budgetary objectives.

Our team strives to understand the final desired project outcome and define the steps required to achieve that outcome during project planning. In this step, we analyze and select the method and the order of work for a specific project. We identify construction activities, develop the construction schedule, and plan out the team structure. From working with a client on finding the property to develop to creating a visual sketch or building information model of the conceptual design to project close out, we are a trusted and valued partner to our clients. Proper planning is a roadmap for success, reduces the potential for change orders, contains cost overruns, and limits liability.

Benefits

  • Leverages the experience of our team early in the design process
  • Minimizes cost by the efficient deployment of available resources
  • Alignment of the project design, budget, and schedule
  • Encourages innovation and creativity among the team, fostering a more collaborative approach
J. Vinton SchaferVirtual Design & Construction

Keeping Projects on Track
See digital models of your buildings and job sites before construction even starts. Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team focuses on creating a collaborative environment with our clients to deliver customized and innovative construction solutions. We use the latest technology in our VDC process to streamline the delivery of our projects in an integrated and Lean approach. This approach allows for enhanced communication, efficient collaboration with our trade partners, and the effective use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) expertise for overall project coordination.

BIM is a digital representation of a structure’s physical and functional properties. This technology enables us to design a project virtually, track progress, optimize processes, minimize waste, and validate installations. This allows for improved quality as well as a decrease in risk as workflow becomes more efficient. By using BIM during the design process, we can identify conflicts, address coordination issues, and create clear metrics against the program’s goals.

We work together with stakeholders to determine optimal outcomes. We sit down with your team and develop a BIM execution plan for the project. We approach BIM as a process to mitigate risks. During this process, we use digital tools to create virtual models of buildings. The model acts as a single source of information containing existing condition details, proposed designs, and coordinated work plans during construction. These digital models are then evaluated before ground is broken, allowing project teams to optimize building construction. Through 3D digital modeling, stakeholders can see and address issues before they become a reality, preventing costly mistakes during construction. By integrating forward-thinking designers and contractors into the BIM process, conflicts are detected and corrected quickly saving you money and time.

Capabilities

  • Performance models
  • Product and work processes
  • Organizational modeling
  • Building information modeling
  • 3D digital modeling
  • 3D printing
  • Virtual walk-throughs
J. Vinton SchaferOwner's Representation

We Are an Extension of Your Staff
Many owners trust us to manage and execute projects on their behalf. We understand that taking on a new design and construction project comes with a lot of uncertainty. Our team has the experience to guide you through the construction process. As an Owner’s representative, we are an extension of your staff. We represent you throughout the process of a project, including site selection, design, entitlements, permitting, and construction. We serve as a liaison to manage and execute the project on your behalf, carrying out your best interests while adding value. By partnering with J. Vinton Schafer, you have access to our industry knowledge and experience that will guide you through the construction process while coordinating the actions of the parties involved in your construction project.

J. Vinton SchaferGeneral Construction

A Reputation Built on Excellence
Subcontractor prequalification, coordination, scheduling, punch lists, training, and more. Over the years, our firm has created a name for itself as a builder of excellence. A professional workforce with years of experience and accomplishment allows us to take blueprints and turn them into projects that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. As your general contractor, we work with you on budgets, timelines, logistics, and oversight. We take the lead and work with subcontractors and vendors, executing each project with efficiency and a “whatever it takes” attitude.

Services Provided:

  • Subcontractor prequalification
  • Submittal procedures
  • Construction conferences
  • Safety
  • Coordination of inspection and testing
  • Construction scheduling
  • Change order management
  • Quality control
  • Punch list inspections
  • Operational systems check
  • As-build documents
  • Operation and maintenance training
J. Vinton SchaferConstruction Management

Knowledgeable Construction Partners
We construct your projects on time and within budget while meeting your needs. At J. Vinton Schafer, we have the experience and capabilities to manage various project types. Our management style comes down to collaborating effectively with the right people. We take a client-centered collaborative approach to each project with a focus on listening, communicating with integrity, and adding value.

Our construction management project approach focuses on areas of responsibility that revolve around project management, cost management, quality management, project/contract administration, and project safety programs. We are an extension of your staff. From preconstruction through project closeout, our focus is to finish your project on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction. Using experienced team members and continuous project monitoring, we set a foundation for a successful construction management process.

Ranging from building core and shell design to construction and interior fit-out, we provide clients with early cost input and accelerated construction opportunities. Our experience and local market knowledge add value while delivering efficiencies from previous projects to your project.

Services Provided:

  • Alternative delivery methods
  • Budget validation and cost control
  • Constructability reviews
  • Value engineering
  • Schedule analysis

Alternative Delivery Methods

A Better Way to Build
Choosing the best delivery method for your project does not have to be a difficult task. Depending on your project needs, desire for involvement in decisions, and risk tolerance, there is a delivery system that is right for your project. Some considerations when determining your project approach include:

  • Is it a strictly cost-driven approach?
  • Is it a schedule-driven approach?
  • Who will hold the risk?
  • Who will ultimately be accountable?

Design-Bid-Build
A linear design-bid-build process where the Owner selects an architect/engineer to fully document the project criteria and design prior to bidding. The lowest responsive and responsible general contractor (single prime) is awarded the contract. Bids are based on the original plans; any changes to the plans and specifications are administered by change order above and beyond the bid.

Construction Manager At-Risk
A contractor is hired through a best value selection process before or during the design phase. The Owner, architect, and construction manager are a collaborative team from planning through construction with a primary emphasis on integrating design and construction. The construction manager provides a guaranteed maximum price (GMP). The construction manager solicits competitive bids from prequalified subcontractors holding the subcontracts for construction.

Construction Manager Agency
A construction manager is hired as an Owner’s agent through a qualifications-based selection process during the design phase. The construction manager provides estimates before or during design, assists with bidding, and coordinates prime contractors during construction. The Owner bids and holds the construction contracts. The construction manager agent is paid based on hourly rates or a fee. This is in addition to the general contractor or prime contractor fee.

Design-Build
An Owner contracts and collaborates with a single design-builder for the project. The design-build team includes the architect, engineer, and construction manager. The design-build team complete the design and a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is provided. The design-build team solicits bids from prequalified subcontractors and holds the subcontracts for construction.

Integrated Project Delivery
The integrated project delivery (IPD) process allows the Owner, design, and construction team to use information, such as incorporating building information modeling, in an integrated environment, to increase efficiency and support new ways of working. Based on Lean construction principles, IPD is the reliance on knowledge integration that adds value through maximizing efficiency and collaboration of those involved. Given that IPD encompasses collaborative processes that rely on the collective expertise of the extended project stakeholders (including designers, builders, subcontractors, and owners), the effects of design decisions can be easily understood, increasing the level of project success.

J. Vinton SchaferPreconstruction Services

First Step in Planning
We help our clients know what to expect and when by providing a step-by-step roadmap for getting the project done. Early preconstruction services and project controls lay the foundation for a successful project. We facilitate the design and approval process throughout preconstruction, efficiently allocating resources, defining responsibilities, and facilitating collaboration to bring out the best work of the team members to focus on meeting the program, budget, and schedule objectives.

Working as an extension of your team, we provide services during the project’s planning, design, and documentation phases that contribute directly to project success. We detail how each service interrelates to the roles and responsibilities of the Owner and the project team. We work closely with our clients to align our goals to the goals of the Owner’s building program.

The following are some of the essential preconstruction services we offer:

  • Existing condition analysis
  • Building information modeling
  • Constructability analysis and review
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Scheduling, phasing, and logistics
  • Systems analysis - initial versus life cycle costs
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Material procurement
  • Risk management
  • Subcontractor prequalification and selection
J. Vinton SchaferProject Planning

Planning a construction project starts way before plans are drawn.
We lead, manage, and execute a construction project from design to building completion. Our impact on a project’s outcome is greatest at the planning stage. Our ability to optimize results starts with a defined construction plan incorporating scope and costs for informed decision-making. Led by our preconstruction manager, the team will work to understand the owner’s vision and objectives for their project. Starting with initial project phasing, we collaborate with the design team and the Owner using our experience to evaluate various phasing and sequencing options, including the people, resources, and budget for the project. Leadership drives the process. After assessing project variables, we create a comprehensive project plan that clarifies programmatic and budgetary objectives.

Our team strives to understand the final desired project outcome and define the steps required to achieve that outcome during project planning. In this step, we analyze and select the method and the order of work for a specific project. We identify construction activities, develop the construction schedule, and plan out the team structure. From working with a client on finding the property to develop to creating a visual sketch or building information model of the conceptual design to project close out, we are a trusted and valued partner to our clients. Proper planning is a roadmap for success, reduces the potential for change orders, contains cost overruns, and limits liability.

Benefits

  • Leverages the experience of our team early in the design process
  • Minimizes cost by the efficient deployment of available resources
  • Alignment of the project design, budget, and schedule
  • Encourages innovation and creativity among the team, fostering a more collaborative approach
Performance ConstructionConcrete Services

Construction Site Integrity
Concrete is the foundation of many industrial structures, and it takes an experienced, capable concrete contractor with a proven track record of success to complete the job on time and in budget. We have been meeting the needs of our clients and tailoring our concrete services accordingly since 1995. Our experienced team pairs traditional means and methods with industry technology to meet our clients’ needs with cast-in-place, slab on grade, foundations, and multi-level concrete structures.

We focus on concrete for bridges, dams, building foundations, and water/wastewater treatment plants. Our firm has the equipment, knowledge, and manpower to manage a variety of concrete projects. Our employees have a true understanding of the process from excavation and subgrade preparation to formwork systems and concrete placement.

With the use of concrete best practices that follow national concrete standards, our skilled professionals have extensive knowledge, which is a key component to keeping your construction project on schedule and within budget. 

Performance ConstructionSelf-Performing Workforce

In-House Trades
We take steps to employ and properly train the best craftspeople. In addition to our construction management services, we are able to provide craftspeople as part of our services. Their trade-specific experience leads to the successful completion of our projects.

We offer a talented team of craftspeople that can be called upon for a range of projects throughout a construction project. Our team of carpenters, drywallers, painters, and concrete finishers can complete your project with a quality and efficient degree of work. They provide an excellent level of service and craftsmanship to hold the project to quality standards.

Being a self-performing general contractor allows us to better control the life cycle of your project, preconstruction through closeout. Our skilled craftspeople complete construction activities from demolition to drywall. Our scopes include, but are not limited to, demolition, concrete, interiors (including drywall, doors, frames and hardware, casework), rough and finish carpentry, other specialties scopes. Together with our trade partners, our firm’s self-perform teams bring industry-leading safety, craftsmanship, and quality to every project.

Our self-performing capabilities add value to our clients through cost savings, competitive scheduling, and quality. Over the years, we have built a talented team of craft workers. Our self-perform crews have worked together on project after project, which produce quality products through efficient methods. When our own forces are responsible for work on site, we deliver a quality project on time, and on budget.

Self-performing is not the right call for every project but having a self-perform contractor affords many options and added value. Even without self-performing on a project, having self-perform knowledge and experience improves the ability to assess subcontractors’ work and hold them accountable in terms of staffing, scheduling, estimating, and quality. With a value for self-performing work, we are not simply a construction manager, but we offers our clients the expertise of a true builder on every project.

Pyramid ConstructionSelf-Performing Workforce

In-House Trades

We take steps to employ and properly train the best craftspeople. In addition to our construction management services, we provide craftspeople as part of our services. Their trade-specific experience leads to the successful completion of our projects.

We offer a talented team of craftspeople that can be called upon for a range of projects throughout a construction project. Our team of carpenters, drywallers, painters, and concrete finishers can complete your project with a quality and efficient degree of work. They provide an excellent level of service and craftsmanship to hold the project to quality standards.

Being a self-performing general contractor allows us to better control the life cycle of your project, preconstruction through closeout. Our skilled craftspeople complete construction activities from demolition to drywall. Our scopes include, but are not limited to, demolition, concrete, interiors (including drywall, doors, frames and hardware, casework), rough and finish carpentry, and other specialties scopes. Together with our trade partners, our firm’s self-perform teams bring industry-leading safety, craftsmanship, and quality to every project.

Our self-performing capabilities add value to our clients through cost savings, competitive scheduling, and quality. Over the years, we have built a talented team of craft workers. Our self-perform crews have worked together on project after project, producing quality products through efficient methods. When our own forces are responsible for work on site, we deliver a quality project on time, and on budget.

Self-performing is not the right call for every project but having a self-perform contractor affords many options and adds value. Even without self-performing on a project, having self-perform knowledge and experience improves the ability to assess subcontractors’ work and hold them accountable for staffing, scheduling, estimating, and quality. With a value for self-performing work, we are not simply a construction manager, but we offer our clients the expertise of a true builder on every project.

Pyramid ConstructionVirtual Design & Construction

Keeping Projects on Track

See digital models of your buildings and job sites before construction even starts. Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team focuses on creating a collaborative environment with our clients to deliver customized and innovative construction solutions. We use the latest technology in our VDC process to streamline the delivery of our projects in an integrated and Lean approach. This approach allows for enhanced communication, efficient collaboration with our trade partners, and the effective use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) expertise for overall project coordination.

BIM is a digital representation of a structure’s physical and functional properties. This technology enables us to design a project virtually, track progress, optimize processes, minimize waste, and validate installations. This allows for improved quality as well as a decrease in risk as workflow becomes more efficient. By using BIM during the design process, we can identify conflicts, address coordination issues, and create clear metrics against the program’s goals.

We work together with stakeholders to determine optimal outcomes. We sit down with your team and develop a BIM execution plan for the project. We approach BIM as a process to mitigate risks. During this process, we use digital tools to create virtual models of buildings. The model acts as a single source of information containing existing condition details, proposed designs, and coordinated work plans during construction. These digital models are then evaluated before ground is broken, allowing project teams to optimize building construction. Through 3D digital modeling, stakeholders can see and address issues before they become a reality, preventing costly mistakes during construction. By integrating forward-thinking designers and contractors into the BIM process, conflicts are detected and corrected quickly saving you money and time.

Capabilities

  • Performance models
  • Product and work processes
  • Organizational modeling
  • Building information modeling
  • 3D digital modeling
  • 3D printing
  • Virtual walk-throughs
Pyramid ConstructionOwner's Representation

We Are an Extension of Your Staff

Many owners trust us to manage and execute projects on their behalf. We understand that taking on a new design and construction project comes with a lot of uncertainty. Our team has the experience to guide you through the construction process. As an Owner’s representative, we are an extension of your staff. We represent you throughout the process of a project, including site selection, design, entitlements, permitting, and construction. We serve as a liaison to manage and execute the project on your behalf, carrying out your best interests while adding value. By partnering with Pyramid Construction, you have access to our industry knowledge and experience that will guide you through the construction process while coordinating the actions of the parties involved in your construction project.

Pyramid ConstructionGeneral Construction

A Reputation Built on Excellence

Subcontractor prequalification, coordination, scheduling, punch lists, training, and more. Over the years, our firm has created a name for itself as a builder of excellence. A professional workforce with years of experience and accomplishment allows us to take blueprints and turn them into projects that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. As your general contractor, we work with you on budgets, timelines, logistics, and oversight. We take the lead and work with subcontractors and vendors, executing each project with efficiency and a “whatever it takes” attitude.

Services Provided:

  • Subcontractor prequalification
  • Submittal procedures
  • Construction conferences
  • Safety
  • Coordination of inspection and testing
  • Construction scheduling
  • Change order management
  • Quality control
  • Punch list inspections
  • Operational systems check
  • As-build documents
  • Operation and maintenance training
Pyramid ConstructionConstruction Management

Knowledgeable Construction Partners

We construct your projects on time and within budget while meeting your needs. At Pyramid Construction, we have the experience and capabilities to manage various project types. Our management style comes down to collaborating effectively with the right people. We take a client-centered collaborative approach to each project with a focus on listening, communicating with integrity, and adding value.

Our construction management project approach focuses on areas of responsibility that revolve around project management, cost management, quality management, project/contract administration, and project safety programs. We are an extension of your staff. From preconstruction through project closeout, our focus is to finish your project on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction. Using experienced team members and continuous project monitoring, we set a foundation for a successful construction management process.

Ranging from building core and shell design to construction and interior fit-out, we provide clients with early cost input and accelerated construction opportunities. Our experience and local market knowledge add value while delivering efficiencies from previous projects to your project.

Services Provided:

  • Alternative delivery methods
  • Budget validation and cost control
  • Constructability reviews
  • Value engineering
  • Schedule analysis

Alternative Delivery Methods

A Better Way to Build
Choosing the best delivery method for your project does not have to be a difficult task. Depending on your project needs, desire for involvement in decisions, and risk tolerance, there is a delivery system that is right for your project. Some considerations when determining your project approach include:

  • Is it a strictly cost-driven approach?
  • Is it a schedule-driven approach?
  • Who will hold the risk?
  • Who will ultimately be accountable?

Design-Bid-Build
A linear design-bid-build process where the Owner selects an architect/engineer to fully document the project criteria and design prior to bidding. The lowest responsive and responsible general contractor (single prime) is awarded the contract. Bids are based on the original plans; any changes to the plans and specifications are administered by change order above and beyond the bid.

Construction Manager At-Risk
A contractor is hired through a best value selection process before or during the design phase. The Owner, architect, and construction manager are a collaborative team from planning through construction with a primary emphasis on integrating design and construction. The construction manager provides a guaranteed maximum price (GMP). The construction manager solicits competitive bids from prequalified subcontractors holding the subcontracts for construction.

Construction Manager Agency
A construction manager is hired as an Owner’s agent through a qualifications-based selection process during the design phase. The construction manager provides estimates before or during design, assists with bidding, and coordinates prime contractors during construction. The Owner bids and holds the construction contracts. The construction manager agent is paid based on hourly rates or a fee. This is in addition to the general contractor or prime contractor fee.

Design-Build
An Owner contracts and collaborates with a single design-builder for the project. The design-build team includes the architect, engineer, and construction manager. The design-build team complete the design and a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is provided. The design-build team solicits bids from prequalified subcontractors and holds the subcontracts for construction.

Integrated Project Delivery
The integrated project delivery (IPD) process allows the Owner, design, and construction team to use information, such as incorporating building information modeling, in an integrated environment to increase efficiency and support new ways of working. Based on Lean construction principles, IPD is the reliance on knowledge integration that adds value through maximizing efficiency and collaboration of those involved. Given that IPD encompasses collaborative processes that rely on the collective expertise of the extended project stakeholders (including designers, builders, subcontractors, and owners), the effects of design decisions can be easily understood, increasing the level of project success.

Pyramid ConstructionPreconstruction Services

First Step in Planning

We help our clients know what to expect and when by providing a step-by-step roadmap for getting the project done. Early preconstruction services and project controls lay the foundation for a successful project. We facilitate the design and approval process throughout preconstruction, efficiently allocating resources, defining responsibilities, and facilitating collaboration to bring out the best work of the team members to focus on meeting the program, budget, and schedule objectives.

Working as an extension of your team, we provide services during the project's planning, design, and documentation phases that contribute directly to project success. We detail how each service interrelates to the roles and responsibilities of the Owner and the project team. We work closely with our clients to align our goals to the goals of the Owner’s building program.

The following are some of the essential preconstruction services we offer:

  • Existing condition analysis
  • Building information modeling
  • Constructability analysis and review
  • Cost estimating and control
  • Scheduling, phasing, and logistics
  • Systems analysis - initial versus life cycle costs
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Material procurement
  • Risk management
  • Subcontractor prequalification and selection
Pyramid ConstructionProject Planning

Planning a construction project starts way before plans are drawn.
We lead, manage, and execute a construction project from design to building completion. Our impact on a project’s outcome is greatest at the planning stage. Our ability to optimize results starts with a defined construction plan incorporating scope and costs for informed decision-making. Led by our preconstruction manager, the team will work to understand the owner’s vision and objectives for their project. Starting with initial project phasing, we collaborate with the design team and the Owner using our experience to evaluate various phasing and sequencing options, including the people, resources, and budget for the project. Leadership drives the process. After assessing project variables, we create a comprehensive project plan that clarifies programmatic and budgetary objectives.

Our team strives to understand the final desired project outcome and define the steps required to achieve that outcome during project planning. In this step, we analyze and select the method and the order of work for a specific project. We identify construction activities, develop the construction schedule, and plan out the team structure. From working with a client on finding the property to develop to creating a visual sketch or building information model of the conceptual design to project close out, we are a trusted and valued partner to our clients. Proper planning is a roadmap for success, reduces the potential for change orders, contains cost overruns, and limits liability.

Benefits

  • Leverages the experience of our team early in the design process
  • Minimizes cost by the efficient deployment of available resources
  • Alignment of the project design, budget, and schedule
  • Encourages innovation and creativity among the team, fostering a more collaborative approach
LeadershipBrian M. Winters

Director of Excavation

Brian has served in the construction industry for over 20 years and gained a unique perspective on the construction industry as a business owner in his 20s and construction company manager in his 30s.

Focused on safety and growth, Brian’s skills in managing excavation and site work services have made him a valuable member of the Performance Construction team. He is dedicated to customer satisfaction and teamwork with a stable foundation of values, morals, and professionalism.

As director of excavation, he is tasked with developing and expanding our excavation and site work services. Some of his responsibilities include overseeing the site work and excavation estimating process and coordinating and managing site work operations.

LeadershipDavid A. Frace

Director of Estimating

Passionate about construction, Dave has provided estimating services for the industry since 2004. As director of estimating, Dave is responsible for leading and supporting the implementation and execution of our estimating activity. He works closely with our team to manage and produce quality estimates, including hard bids and negotiated work.

Staying engaged with the team, Dave works to develop new standards of efficiency and excellence for project delivery. He is consistently growing the capacity and capability of the estimating team to develop and manage multiple complex project estimates simultaneously, seamlessly transitioning awarded projects from estimating to construction operation, and staying connected with project managers and field engineers throughout the work.

LeadershipKarl E. Kauffman

LEED AP
Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating

Karl provides leadership and support to the preconstruction and estimating team through his knowledge of the current economy, understanding of the local trade markets, and experience of the preconstruction process. His creativity, deep commitment to service, and collaborative style align well with Quandel Construction’s purpose and core values.

Karl is responsible for implementing and managing the estimating and preconstruction efforts within the Quandel Construction team. Previously serving as a senior project manager, Karl used his communication skills to run efficient and timely projects, keep owners informed, and maintain a positive relationship with team members. His technical skills have allowed him to assist in resolving issues and work with various superintendents on planning and implementing the firm’s project schedules.

Karl began his career with Quandel Construction in 2003 and, over the years, has demonstrated a deep understanding of the construction industry.

LeadershipEric C. Eichenberg

Vice President

Running efficient, timely, and safe projects made Eric an esteemed team member. His strengths in heavy/highway building, heavy concrete, environmental, water/wastewater, leachate, site development and mass excavation, quality control planning, implementation of project schedules, and his knowledge of the current economy and pulse of the local trade market allow him to provide solutions to meet our clients’ needs in their unique circumstances.

As vice president, Eric provides overall oversight and leadership of operations. He has 38 years of experience in the construction industry and began his career with Quandel Enterprises, LLC in 1984. He has served as a carpenter, carpenter foreman, project superintendent, and general superintendent. He currently manages fleet vehicles and equipment.

His experience as a volunteer since 1982 with former Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Company, now Minersville Fire and Rescue, and serving in the role of fire chief of Minersville from 2001 to present gives him a unique perspective on team building, process efficiencies, and client relations as well as being a superior member of the community.

LeadershipMichael Conchilla

PE, CEM, BEAP
Vice President of Operations

Passionate about improving building performance, indoor environments, and problem solving, Mike works closely with his clients to establish financial criteria for evaluating energy and maintenance savings against implementation costs for commercial energy conservation and infrastructure improvement projects.

His education and training as a professional engineer in energy management, engineering, and construction, has afforded him the ability to focus on existing and new commercial and institutional buildings when capital projects or renovations are needed.

Humbled and grateful to provide energy solutions, Mike strives to be a resource, a listener, and a motivator while identifying projects, implementing engineering and economic solutions, integrating design, and providing financial analysis to determine the best-value set of solutions to use in new or retrofit projects.

LeadershipJohn B. Hayden

PE, CEM
Director of Engineering

Motivated and determined, John brings a fresh perspective to cost-effective, life-cycle solutions in the built environment. Using past experiences in consulting engineering, design-build contracting, and performance contracting, John assists clients with improving their building’s asset value while lowering energy and maintenance costs and increasing resiliency. If certification is required for your next project, John can provide integrated design options and solutions.

As director of engineering, John works with public and private sector customers to develop projects to reduce capital, energy, and maintenance costs. He helps accomplish these savings through retro-commissioning of energy-using systems, equipment replacement or upgrade, or designing integrated energy-efficient systems in buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, controls, lighting, building envelope, combined heat and power (CHP), thermal storage, and renewables. The results are the lowest life-cycle solutions considering energy use, long-term maintenance, cash flow, financing resources, and tax consequences.

LeadershipDeborah A. German

Controller

Debbie brings more than 30 years of financial and accounting leadership to the company. She adds a vast knowledge of the industries we serve to our executive team. Passionate about improving business through data, Debbie is a strong advocate for influencing decisions via enhanced technology and metrics.

LeadershipBrian R. Soethe

Chief Estimator

Beginning as an assistant project manager in 2002, Brian progressed to his present position of chief estimator through his hard work, dedication to the industry, and natural ability to learn quickly.

As chief estimator, Brian is responsible for implementing and managing the estimating and preconstruction efforts within the firm, assisting with change orders, and estimating new work during construction. Dependent upon the project at hand, Brian either leads the preconstruction or works in a supportive role to the project’s project manager. He works closely with the project team to develop project budgets, cost estimates, value engineering, line-by-line cost reconciliations, alternative approach analysis, and schedules throughout the various phases of a project – conceptual, schematic, design, and construction.

LeadershipChristopher W. Smith

LEED AP
Project Executive

Overseeing preconstruction and planning activities for J. Vinton Schafer, Chris’ expertise in building is demonstrated during preconstruction, construction through completion. During his 20 years in the construction industry, Chris has been involved with construction and renovation projects for education and commercial facilities. From minor facility modifications to multi-million-dollar expansions, his experience and knowledge building for these industries are vast and valuable.

LeadershipMark P. Salak

Project Executive

A key member in leadership, Mark is responsible for defining the strategy and structure of Quandel Construction and helping the team develop as an organization. Mark provides oversight and direction assisting Quandel Construction in reaching its goals, strategies, and priorities consistent with its core purpose and values.

Mark brings more than 30 years of experience in general construction in the industrial and water/wastewater markets. He works closely with our business development team, estimators, project managers, and superintendents. His enthusiasm, attention to detail, and experience enables our firm to deliver exceptional projects from the ground up.

LeadershipThomas (Tom) R. Kraft

CCCA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Executive

As the primary liaison to our clients, Tom is engaged with each project starting with the client’s vision to the completion of the project.

Tom joined J. Vinton Schafer in 2004 as a project engineer responsible for on-site project management. He has progressed from project engineer to his current position of project executive and has a strong focus on the PK-12 and higher education market.

As a project executive, Tom leads our team and is responsible for quality control of projects and completing projects on time, within budget, and to the owner's satisfaction. He is also committed to training up our future generations of employees, focused on mentoring and developing the talent of our team.

LeadershipDon L. Tracy

CSP
Corporate Safety Director

Don leads by example and believes that it is essential to gain trust and respect from colleagues to create a positive working culture, which will enhance and improve the business and its environment.

Don has worked in the environmental health and safety field since 1984. He has worked in various areas, including insurance, municipalities, metal products manufacturing, safety consulting, and large construction projects. Besides the United States, Don has performed work in China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa.

As corporate safety director for Quandel Enterprises family of companies, Don is responsible for the safety and environmental operations of all divisions of Quandel. He has developed and implemented a corporate safety program to govern safe operations on our firms’ projects. In addition to creating site-specific safety plans, he prepares and manages tracking/trending reports to accurately determine safety training needs for the organization, visits project sites throughout the organization, and conducts ongoing safety training.

LeadershipP. Robert Strickler

Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

Knowledgeable in various construction delivery methods, design engineering, building commissioning, and energy services, Rob has a strong understanding of the architect, engineer, and construction industry and how Quandel can assist our clients.

Rob is responsible for Quandel’s business development and proposal strategies and is instrumental in driving new business, identifying pursuit opportunities, and building long-term relations with our clients.

As executive vice president of business development and marketing, Rob provides leadership in pursuing projects and preconstruction management services by collaborating with the preconstruction/estimating teams, operations teams, and senior management. He coordinates the preconstruction phase and various target markets, including education, healthcare, and industrial.

LeadershipMichael J. Hogan

Vice President

A confident professional who is proactive, adaptable, direct, and conscientious, Mike leads project teams in providing professional services that meet industry standards.

Mike has served in the construction industry since 1981, leading project teams and responsible for the performance during design, bidding, construction and phased occupancy, and other elements required to coordinate the project's overall construction.

As vice president of Quandel Construction, Mike shares input on site issues, schedule development, contract preparation, project pre-planning, project documentation, productivity, close-out, and customer satisfaction.

LeadershipKevin M. Snoke

PE, CHC
Executive Vice President

Blessed to engage his executive experience in multiple facets of the construction industry for Quandel Construction, Kevin brings a “can do” attitude and willingness to work. He provides guidance and support to each management level and maintains regular communication with staff and project teams. Kevin overcomes challenges through a systematic, analytical, and diligent approach - drawing on knowledge gained through experience and education.

Joining Quandel Construction in 2018, Kevin’s 40 years of construction experience includes estimating, project management, preconstruction consultant, and construction operations management for senior housing, healthcare, office, government, education, and institutional projects.

As executive vice president of Quandel Construction, Kevin continues to grow the company’s industrial market and serve our clients by overseeing daily operations and formulating strategies for future growth. As the primary liaison to our industrial clients, he enjoys being involved from the beginning stages of a client’s vision to seeing it come to fruition. Also serving as president of Quandel Energy Solutions, he has been instrumental in determining new services and methods to meet the changing and evolving world of energy in the construction industry.

LeadershipMichael S. Murchie

Executive Vice President

Experienced in various phases of owning, operating, and providing management consulting services to businesses in diversified business segments, Mike was brought on to Quandel’s leadership team as a consultant, executive vice president of Quandel, and vice chair of the board in 2020. Mike oversees the finance and sales of Quandel Enterprises and serves as chief executive officer of J. Vinton Schafer Construction, a Quandel Enterprises Company, where he has been instrumental in J. Vinton Schafer Construction's success including their entry into the acute care construction market. Mike focuses on organization structure, management systems, and financial services and provides guidance on corporate management and process improvements.

LeadershipH. Thomas Gnau

CCM, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C
President

Genuine and honest exemplify the qualities and values of Tom. Tom’s knowledge and experience, combined with his reputation as a community leader,  greatly benefit J. Vinton Schafer’s team. His collaborative effort with architects, trade contractors, and owners provides economical yet practical building solutions, materials, and methods.

Tom began his career with J. Vinton Schafer as an apprentice in 1981 before moving on to carpenter, foreman, assistant superintendent, superintendent, project engineer, project manager, construction manager, operation manager, and into his present position of president.

As president, Tom provides executive oversight on projects and leads the project team in overall management of the project, including responsibility for the performance of our administration duties throughout the project.

Tom has helped grow the company and services to our clients by overseeing daily operations and formulating strategies for future growth.

LeadershipJerome T. Urban

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jerome is focused on enhancing the experience for our clients through innovation, continuous improvement, and delivering on the firm’s commitment to excellence and exceptional service.

Starting his career in the construction industry in 2006 as an entry-level estimator, his excellent leadership and superb business acumen advanced him through assistant project manager, project manager, project executive, and vice president of operation before assuming his current position of president and chief executive officer.

His keen understanding of the construction business and what it takes to succeed has played a valuable role in our business growth and the firm's success, while his team building and leadership will be valuable as he grows and scales up our firm with lasting endurance.

LeadershipEric Hellman

Vice President of Operations

Dedicated and experienced, Eric has earned respect from both the field staff and project executives for his ability to handle the intense daily operations of a project. His proven ability to deliver efficient and timely projects has made him a very valuable member of Quandel.

In the construction industry since 1982, Eric has worked as a framing carpenter, trim carpenter, framing foreman, and project superintendent where he was exposed to almost every aspect of the industry from prisons to hospitals, forms of construction contracts, including construction manager at-risk, design-build, and general contractor. His strengths include scheduling, project planning, and approach and constructability review.

Now serving as vice president of operations, Eric is responsible for managing our field personnel, equipment, and on-site activities, as well as monitoring project schedules, quality, safety, and risk and implement our job safety program on our firm’s active projects.

His education and experience in the field and in the office have afforded him the ability to see ‘the big picture’ of a construction project, anticipate problems before they occur, and create a positive work environment to help successfully bring the project together.

LeadershipMichael J. Karcutskie

Executive Vice President of Operations

Mike was fortunate to have an opportunity to get involved in commercial construction while in high school. That experience led to a degree in civil/construction engineering technology from Temple University and a strong foundation to grow in the industry.

Mike has been with Quandel Construction since 1999 and has gained the respect of his colleagues, clients, architects, and sub-contractors through a work ethic and drive consistent with the core values of the Quandel organization. His skillset of field experience and technical knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a propensity to lead and solve problems serves Mike well as the leader of the Quandel Construction team.

As executive vice president of operations, Mike’s focus is on mentoring and training our operations staff, process improvement, work acquisition support, risk assessment/management, and daily operations of projects including planning and approach. He is a firm believer in communication, leadership, and solving problems at all levels on behalf of our clients. The “drive to succeed” is contagious, and Mike approaches each day with that in mind. 

LeadershipDon Deegan

Chief Financial Officer

Known for operational focus, a service mindset, and a collaborative style, Don helps our team drive results through analytics, continuous improvement, and cost reduction. Dedicated to improving business through data, Don is a strong advocate for influencing decisions using technology and metrics. He seeks to partner with leaders to negotiate consensus among disparate interests and is a proactive member of the operating team.

Don brings experience with private equity portfolio companies and in financial and operations with mid-size and large multi-national organizations. His previous experience in logistics, retail/wholesale distribution, manufacturing, and business services add depth to the Quandel team’s approach to the industries we serve.

As chief financial officer, Don is responsible for financial matters, including accounting, budgeting, planning, reporting and analysis, financing cash management, banking and bonding relationships, and insurance/risk management.

LeadershipGregory Quandel

Chief Executive Officer and President

Integrity always is not only a core value of the Quandel Enterprises family of companies, it exemplifies the character of Greg Quandel. As a fifth-generation leader of Quandel, a family-owned company, Greg stays true to foundational values. A commitment to doing the right thing and sustaining integrity and safety stays fixed with each transition. Greg focuses on preserving the firm’s core purpose and values, while changing with the times.

Starting his career with the company in 2009 as a project manager, Greg’s focus and energy, along with his construction industry experience, propelled him from a concrete truck driver, dispatcher, and project manager to the current day chief executive officer of Quandel Enterprises and president of Quandel Construction Group.

As chief executive officer, Greg provides oversight on projects and is responsible for upholding the firm's commitment to cost, schedule, quality, and function of our finished projects. Passionate about the firm’s culture, he focuses on developing and maintaining the firm’s brand, client relationships, and employee engagement.

Greg serves on multiple not-for-profit boards, including the Greater Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, the Keystone Contractors Association, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry. Greg is also actively involved with the Capital Region United Way and the American Heart Association. 

LeadershipNoble (Bud) Quandel

Executive Chair

Bud has spent a career emulating his namesake; a forward-thinking great-grandfather (Emil Quandel) who founded a small building materials firm in Minersville in 1882. Often referencing a local newspaper story written about his great-grandfather that said he always operated in an “upright manner,” Bud continues that legacy by instilling the core purpose and values of the company in his employees. The firm’s purpose, values, and principles are extremely important to Bud and the firm – to lead, make a difference, and build a better future through safety, integrity, exceptional service, commitment to excellence, and focus on team.

Bud began his construction career as a part-time laborer while attending high school and then as a carpenter apprentice while attending college. Upon graduating college, Bud began his lifelong commitment and selfless service to improving our community through Central Pennsylvania, and in 1976, he became the fourth-generation leader for Quandel.

Bud continues to focus on business and marketing strategies and planning and executing business processes and infrastructure throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of the NEPA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) Alliance, a seven-county economic development corporation in the northeast and chairs the Schuylkill County Airport Authority Board, which operates the Schuylkill Regional Airport (Joe Zerbey Field).

Pyramid ConstructionFacility Services

Maintenance and Service Solutions are One Call Away.
Simplify operations with a single-source provider. Our technicians are qualified to meet your specific facility’s needs. From small office fit outs to door replacements, and anything in between, our facilities services offers solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Stop your scheduling chaos and take advantage of the ease of a single-source provider. Our technicians and tradespeople are trained and licensed in specific disciplines so the ease of dealing with one contractor and getting one invoice, is matched only by the cost-effectiveness and superior quality you receive from our team. We offer vendor management that includes plumbing, electrical service and repair, and locksmithing.

Job Types include:  Services
After-Hours Response Carpentry
Preventative Maintenance General Repair and Maintenance
Office Fitouts Due Diligence Surveys
ADA Upgrades Interior Protection During Roof Replacement
Medical/Healthcare Facilities Building Conditions Study
Multifamily Housing Property Management
Senior Living Facilities Preventative Building Maintenance
Educational Facilities Installations
  Service Repairs
LeadershipMichael J. Zellers

Safety Manager / Field Operations Manager

As safety manager, Mike manages safety standards on our jobsites, meeting our firm’s safety standards. Mike works with the corporate safety director to develop site-specific programs, conduct training for project managers and superintendents, review weekly inspections, and perform accident investigations and post-incident follow-up. He manages safety audit report data and uses it to implement new standard operating procedures to help eliminate incidents and injuries on our job sites.

A particular emphasis has been on construction health and safety; Michael has been an integral player in the development of our safety culture, which has allowed our firm to become a leader in the industry.

LeadershipJennifer R. Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Jen has been actively involved in construction accounting for over 20 years and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. She is a key addition to our executive leadership team and brings a depth of experience to help lead our organization into the future.

Jen is responsible for building the firm’s financial statements, providing cost analysis on our day-to-day operations, and financial modeling for future growth and investment opportunities.

LeadershipBruce M. Wiest

Director of Operations

Bruce started his career as a carpenter, progressing to his current role as director of operations. His field experience has given him a unique perspective when approaching project management challenges allowing him to bridge the gap between the field and office operations.

As director of operations, Bruce is responsible for our operations teams and provides guidance and support to execute our work. While meeting the needs of our clients, Bruce assists in the execution of our best practices, management of trade contractors, schedule adherence, and budget management on our projects.

Bruce is actively engaged in several industry organizations, including the Partnership for Career Development and the local chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). He also serves as a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program of Central Pennsylvania.

LeadershipStevyn J. Conway

Vice President

As vice president, Steve provides strategic leadership for the firm while also guiding the firm’s expansion into new markets and targeted growth in existing markets. His responsibilities include establishing and fostering client relationships and advancing the company’s market growth. His operational background allows him to keep our teams focused and provide the proper support throughout the project while supporting creative solutions for today’s complex construction issues.

Steve displays great devotion and commitment to the construction industry, as well as the community. He is actively engaged in the construction industry through his involvement with various organizations, including serving on the Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter’s Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on ABC’s executive leadership team as the Chair-Elect and will be Chairman of the Board in 2023, and he serves on the Board of Directors for Saint Anne’s Retirement Community.

LeadershipMichael N. Klinepeter

President

Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Mike’s commitment and passion for the local construction industry started at a very early age. Now, guided by Pyramid Construction’s founding principles, focused on relationships, and delivering a high level of customer service, he provides guidance and personalized service to some of the region’s most complex commercial construction projects.

A second-generation business unit leader serving as president of Pyramid Construction, a Quandel Enterprises Company, Mike is responsible for defining the strategic goals and vision of the organization, aligning the initiatives and activities of our teams to support them, and managing client expectations. Serving as a single source of accountability for the construction team, Mike delivers customer experience in a way that is true to our founding principles.

He is actively engaged in the community through board-level volunteer efforts with non-profit organizations, industry organizations, and other areas where he can provide his knowledge and experience.