LongCrest Senior Housing

LongCrest Senior Housing

General Contractor: Wohlsen Construction

Location: Lancaster, PA

Project Description:

Being part of a project that preserves a piece of a community’s history always makes for a rewarding and exciting project. Such was the case when Presbyterian Senior Living set its sight on repurposing the 1905 Long Home in Lancaster Township to create a senior living community to serve seniors with limited financial resources. The community was named LongCrest in honor of Judge Henry Long, the home’s benefactor.
Given a tight timetable and the complexities associated with maintaining the historical integrity of the Long Home, Quality Buildings was selected by Wohlsen Construction to perform the framing of the community.

LongCrest consists of a 52-unit apartment complex that reused the existing main structure and carriage house to create common areas including a community room, fitness room, and a game room. This project consisted of a 24,468 square foot renovation and a new addition which consisted of 62,698 square feet.
Our work started with our value analysis and pre-engineered planning. Our thorough evaluation allowed us to pinpoint design conflicts, potential framing issues, and manufacturing constraints before getting to the job site. Our value-engineered items also promoted material selection that was uniquely suited for this project.

Unexpected delays in setting the foundation forced the schedule of the project to change from one phase to two. Our flexibility and expertise with the pre-fabrication construction process was a key element to keeping the project on track.

Our unique off-site facility enabled the Quality Buildings team to construct wall panels for most of this facility with our “turnkey” framing package. Paired with our advanced technology engineering program, we were able to maintain schedules, meet all deadlines, and exceed customer expectations. Utilizing cutting-edge scheduling software along with leveraging our ability to obtain competitive lumber, truss, and labor package resulted in less owner and general contractor risk and a successful project from beginning to end.

“The project success, in part, is contributed to Quality Buildings’ ability to plan and execute at a high level. Quality Buildings communicated well during the pre-construction efforts and helped to accommodate changes to the schedule execution including splitting the framing into two sections in order to start rough-in work while framing was still ongoing. Quality Buildings’ onsite foreman was excellent. He collaborated with our supervision team, offered solutions to issues, and was quick to resolve any deficiencies we identified. This project was no different than any of the others which I’ve completed with the help of Quality Buildings. They communicate well, execute well, and I can trust them. Those qualities in a subcontractor are invaluable to me as a project manager. These are the reasons why I will continue to partner with Quality Buildings.”

Brad Lefever

Project Manager, Wohlsen Construction Company