Horst’s Top Ten Ways to Create Successful Partnerships with Architects and Engineers

  1. Mutual Trust. Horst works hard to develop mutual trust in the relationships we have with Architects and Engineers. We are transparent and open, and continually working to earn the trust of our partners.
  2. Quality Solutions. Horst understands that value engineering should not always mean “deleting”; it often means exploring other quality and creative solutions. We bring a vast array of experience to every project and explore different materials, construction methods, and systems with open minds to create the best project possible.
  3. Budgets. We have a staff of experienced estimators and the latest technology for estimating. This greatly helps ensure the holistic, as well as the itemized, budget is accurate from the initial budget through preconstruction.

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Horst has What it Takes For Convenience Store Remodeling

Travis Martin knows what it takes to keep Turkey Hill happy. He has been working as the Horst Construction designated project manager for the Turkey Hill convenience store chain for the past four years, helping with dozens and dozens of store remodels.

“Horst really invests in the management of the project. We know that we need to be especially attentive to details, great with scheduling, and coordinate every small thing to keep Turkey Hill projects moving along smoothly. We understand their business needs and strive to keep our focus on the client’s satisfaction.”

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Horst Features SGS in Partner Spotlight

Bruce E. Garner, Managing Principal, SGS Architects Engineers, Inc. originally came to know the executive team at Horst while building and remodeling the 53 branch offices that comprised the former Commonwealth National Bank. Almost 40 years later, he considers Horst to be a steadfast, recognized leader and trusted partner in doing things the right way, as well as an advocate of the Design-Build method of construction.

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Horst Features Luther Village Senior Living Complex

There’s no question that building apartments for low-income seniors takes a high level of both dedication and organization, not to mention an in-depth knowledge of the community, quality resources, and government regulations. With those requirements, you could say that Luther Village of Dover, Delaware, got pretty lucky when selecting their leader; however, when you ask Ken Richter, Deputy Director, he thinks he’s the lucky one.

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Visit Horst at the 2017 PHCA AL/PC Summit

Horst has the expertise, attention to detail, and client-focused approach to deliver exceptional environments—whether non-profit or for profit; new construction or renovations. Horst Construction not only specializes in senior living environments, but also offers valuable services that allow us to become an integral part of your facilities team—whether expanding, adapting to new requirements, or addressing emergency repairs.

To learn more about how Horst’s Special Services Group can partner with you on your next senior living facility upgrade, renovation, or expansion project, stop by Booth #34 and meet Ryan Null, Director of Special Construction Services.

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DME Leads Panel of Experts At INTERPHEX

At Interphex 2016 DME hosted a new education track. The program, titled DME Facility Focus, encompassed feedback and analysis regarding the latest industry trends and technologies affecting manufacturing facilities in the life sciences sector. Based on survey data derived from polling a range of professionals across the industry, DME engineers and industry experts provided analysis and insight into the future of cGMP facilities, as well as practical guidance on how new technologies can transform current manufacturing operations.

DME Facility Focus is back again for 2017. We will be hosting two panel discussions, again based on data from our most recent survey results.

DME Drives Evolution in Aseptic Process at ISPE

Barrier/Isolator, Disposables and Small-Scale Manufacturing

Join DME, an industry leader in Process and Facility Design, at the 2017 Aseptic Conference on March 7-8, 2017 in Reston, VA

Meet DME experts David M. Marks, P.E., President, and Hite Baker, Principal Process Engineer, at booth #401 where they will be available to speak with you about how your facility can evolve, using transformational technologies in aseptic operations.

The Lost Art of Honest Communications

And Why John Cleese Tickles Our Funny Bone, Every Time

by Francine Carb, President

woman, smiling, trees

I recently attended Kimmel Center lecture by John Cleese. While many of these events are an opportunity to listen to and simply be in the presence of great generals, heads of state, authors, and adventurers, the ‘Master of Silly Walks’ hit the mark with me.

John had quite a few pithy stories and lessons learned to share with the audience. I’ll paraphrase and share them with you, in a business context:

 


1. Stepping out of political correctness, every now and then, allows us to be honest, without being offensive. There’s great freedom to saying what we mean, without worry about repercussions.

Businesses—especially technically- or engineering-oriented businesses—are often paralyzed by the need to get everything exactly right, rather than focus on the audience. Take a step back, speak in the voice of your customer, and you’ll be heard with honesty and integrity.

2. Being creative requires free time and the ability to just play. Being playful produces lots of creative ideas. When’s the last time you allowed yourself to just play? Without fun, I’m afraid we’re already well down the path to become serious bores.

Take some time to allow yourself and your mind to relax. You’ll be amazed with your newfound ability to problem solve or handle a challenging situation. Go ahead and try that ‘out of the box’ idea you’ve been mulling over. It might be just the thing to get out of your comfort zone and move the bar—especially if you are a leader at your company.

3. Telling a joke, with laughter as a result, requires practice and skill. Telling a joke where people can’t stop crying, cackling, and foot stomping requires a gift.

Not everyone is, or should be, an entertainer; however, laughter can get most people to open up and more easily contribute to a conversation. And isn’t opening up a very useful objective of any company-client or boss-employee relationship.


Ready to have some honest communications with your employees, customers, and peers? Contact the marketing professionals at Markitects for more information about our Markitecture workshops and other consulting services for companies that desire growth.

Horst President, Harry Scheid, Advises Clients on What to Consider When Selecting Your Construction Partner

With over 32 years in the business, Harry prides himself on being a community leader, exceptional building provider, and client advocate. As President & CEO of Horst Construction, he provides leadership to Horst’s multi-disciplinary teams throughout all stages of a project—from discussion through ribbon cutting. His creative approach to value engineering, constructibility, and planning is one of the reasons clients come back to Horst time and again.

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