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Ribbon-Cutting Held for Sheppard Pratt Baltimore / Washington Behavioral Health Hospital Constructed by Lewis Contractors

In what may be the timeliest completion of a construction project in recent history, a ribbon-cutting took place on June 17, 2021, for the newly completed Sheppard Pratt Baltimore / Washington Behavioral Health Hospital in Elkridge, MD. Lewis Contractors was honored to construct what is only the second newly-completed hospital in the state in over…

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St. Philip Neri Church Rededicated Following Restorations by Lewis Contractors

Originally constructed in 1968, St. Philip Neri Church in Linthicum was recently rededicated following extensive interior and exterior renovations – “Restoring God’s House” – completed by Lewis Contractors.  When it was built, the parishioners elected to construct both the nave and its adjacent school simultaneously, which did not leave a substantive amount of funds to…

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Roosevelt Asphalt Plant

The Industrial Division of Stewart & Tate and Kinsley Construction recently constructed concrete foundations for a new asphalt plant scale and asphalt tanks at the Roosevelt Asphalt Plant of York Materials Group. Astec Industries set the equipment and conveyors.

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Stewart & Tate To Construct An Egg Production Facility In Mercersburg, PA

Stewart & Tate Construction has been awarded a contract to serve as General Contractor for Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. in the construction of a sustainable cage-free, egg-laying facility to be located on 335 acres in Montgomery Township, PA. The $100 million project will consist of building four production barns (final build out of the farm…

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Building On A Foundation Of Success– Stewart & Tate Industrial Services

Recently, a client called on the expertise of our Industrial Services group to construct a foundation for new equipment in their industrial facility. The challenge was to construct a foundation strong enough not only to support heavy equipment, but it had to be completely solid as to not allow machine vibration to affect the outcome…

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York Building Products Once Again Wins Plant Safety Awards from PCMA

For more than six years in a row, YBP has won Platinum awards for safety (the highest level) from the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association, positioning us as one of the most-winning block producers in the state. We are proud of the teams at all of our plants for taking safety seriously, and for working hard…

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Pizza & Beer of Richmond (PBR) Opens in Rutland Crossing

Known by locals for its customizable pizzas and extensive draft beer offerings, PBR just opened its second location in the Richmond, VA region. This new tenant at Apple Retail Properties’ Rutland Crossing property will provide dine-in, take out, and delivery to the Hanover community seven days a week. Welcome to Rutland Crossing, PBR! Read more here.

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York Building Products Temple Stone and Split Face CMU Featured on Maryland School

The uniquely-textured finish of Temple Stone was a great choice for a wing wall at the entrance of this elementary school in Sharpsburg, MD. Split face units were used on the façade in other areas of the building. What makes this project especially unique is the artful mixture of masonry-unit colors, scattered about the building…

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Roland Water Tower Restoration is Underway

Lewis Contractors’ fly-by of the belvedere at the top of the tower reveals the beauty of this Italianate Baltimore treasure. We have much work ahead of us, but are honored to be entrusted with the renovation of such an important landmark.

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Lewis Contractors Completes Phase II Renovations to St. Mary’s Seminary and University Student/Faculty Residences

Lewis Contractors has completed the Phase II renovations to a portion of the third and fourth floors of the iconic St. Mary’s Seminary and University, bringing another series of newly renovated living spaces to active use. Founded in 1791, St. Mary’s Seminary is the first Catholic Seminary in the United States, from which more priests…

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Kathy Dennis Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary with York Building Products

Kathy has primarily worked in Accounts Payable for York Building Products. She has supported York Aviation and Stewart & Tate financials for a few years as well. Given her length of time with the company, she’s worked through several accounting system changes and office locations. Kathy is very dedicated to doing her work properly, handles…

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Check out Stewart & Tate’s progress at the Bioenergy Devco MD-FCA project in Jessup, MD!

In the lower left corner of the first image, crews are placing concrete via pump truck on the bioreactor structure for wastewater treatment, as well as tying reinforcing and setting forms for future pours, with help from the cranes pictured. This structure as shown is approximately 19 feet tall, but will be 33 feet overall…

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Construction at Lancaster Plaza East Progressing

The construction on Apple Retail’s newest shopping center is progressing nicely. Located at 2232 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster, PA, tenants such as Jersey Mike’s, Supercuts, and Chipotle have already signed lease agreements. There is only one 2,191 SF space still available!

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York Building Products Names New President

York, PA-based York Building Products announces the recent appointment of Dave Semple as President. Dave will lead York’s Aggregate and Masonry concerns and will also be responsible for the Safety and Procurement functions. He will ensure collaboration across all building products businesses. Dave comes to York Building Products with a background in Finance and Operations,…

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Lancaster Plaza East, a New Multi-Tenant Facility

Apple Retail Properties’ newest shopping center is well underway, with construction having started in Fall 2020.  “Lancaster Plaza East,” is a new multi-tenant facility to be completed in late 2nd quarter of 2021.  Tenants are expected to open sometime during the 3rd quarter 2021. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Jersey Mike’s and Supercuts are among the initial…

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Donated Concrete Block Aids Reef-Building Project Along Maryland Coastline

Located just off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, a new reef system deployed by non-profit Ocean City Reef Foundation (OCRF) is taking shape. This reef system contains various man-made objects strategically placed on the ocean floor to create a flourishing marine habitat. York, PA-based York Building Products, a regional concrete block manufacturer, has committed…

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Roland Water Tower Currently Being Restored by Lewis Contractors Receives New Grant Funding

Preservation Maryland, through its Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund, has just recognized Roland Water Tower currently under renovation by Lewis Contractors. One of only seven projects to receive grant funding under the current grant program, this award serves to further illustrate the importance of the historic Baltimore landmark. Lewis extends our congratulations to our outstanding…

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Stewart & Tate and Riley Welding Partner With Rotary Club of York to Improve York City’s Kiwanis Lake

York City’s Kiwanis Lake has suffered several issues in recent years that have affected both water and park life quality. These issues were caused by increased pollutants from wildlife and upstream sources that were getting caught in the lake. The lake was no longer able to regulate itself because its floodgate and fountains had failed…

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Lewis Projects Take Four of Fifteen BCEX 2020 Craftsmanship Awards

In yet another 2020 change to “business as normal,” the Baltimore Building Congress & Exchange (BCEX) has limited its annual Craftsmanship Awards to only 15, far fewer than in years before. Unlike other awards that honor the General Contractor/Construction Manager, Design Team or Trade Contractor Firm, the BCEX awards honor the actual Craftsmen who work…

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Lewis Contractors Completes Final Phase of $105M Campus Improvements for the Maryland School for the Blind

Lewis Contractors has recently completed the most recent, and perhaps grandest, phase of a $105M Campus Improvement Plan for the Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) in Nottingham, MD. Lewis has served as the Construction Manager leading MSB’s six-year comprehensive 100 acre campus-wide improvement program for the school. Work was inclusive of multiple multi-phased projects…

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Stewart & Tate To Construct An Anaerobic Digestion Facility In Jessup, MD

York, PA based-Stewart & Tate Construction has commenced work on an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Jessup, MD, for Bioenergy Devco. This AD facility will transform organic waste once destined for incineration or already crowded landfills into renewable gas and a soil additive using microorganisms. There are a number of benefits of anaerobic digestion, such…

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Julia Neideigh: 2020 Winner of the Richard D. Poole Scholarship

Congratulations to Julia Neideigh, the 2020 winner of the Richard D. Poole Scholarship! This $1,000 scholarship is given by Stewart & Tate in honor of Rick Poole, the founder of Poole Construction, which is now Stewart & Tate Construction’s Building Group. Julia grew up on her family’s farm and has been very active in the…

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Lewis Contractors Completes “Mission Critical” Lobby Renovation for Space Telescope Science Institute

At first glance, a lobby renovation within an existing building—even a two-storied lobby—might be considered standard work for a construction manager such as Lewis Contractors. However, when that renovation is for the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) located on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, the project takes on a whole new meaning. Several…

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Lewis Completes Work for St. Mary’s Seminary and University Student Life Center

Lewis Contractors is honored to have been chosen as the Construction Manager to renovate the residence and support areas for St. Mary’s Seminary and University. Founded in 1791, St. Mary’s Seminary is the first Catholic Seminary in the United States, from which more priests have been ordained for service than any other seminary in the…

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Latest Renovations to York Catholic High School Finished in Time for Start of 2020-21 School Year

After serving as general contractor for renovations to two floors of classrooms and construction of four new science lab classrooms with support storage areas at York Catholic High School, Stewart & Tate Construction was contracted to renovate and repurpose two major areas in the school: the lobby and the cafeteria. The lobby was reconfigured to…

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New Transmission Building for Met-Ed

Stewart & Tate Construction recently completed construction of a 35,000 SF pre-engineered building for a truck storage and maintenance facility for Met-Ed in Reading, PA. In addition to construciton, the project also included all sitework, compaction grouting, and the expansion of two existing parking lots. The building features administrative space, a lunch room, outside storage…

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New Members 1st Federal Credit Union Opens in Denver, PA

Stewart & Tate Construction was awarded a contract for the construction of a new branch of Members 1st Federal Credit Union in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. The 2,626 SF building features a masonry exterior and an open lobby with glass doors and skylights.

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Lewis Contractors Begins Work for Carroll County Public Library’s Exploration Commons

Lewis Contractors is pleased to announce that they have been selected to construct the transformative Exploration Commons at 50 East project for Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, MD. Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) opened in 1958 with a mission to meet the lifelong education needs of county residents. Today, CCPL stands at the forefront…

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Lewis Contractors Completes Church of the Resurrection

Just one year after breaking ground for the new multi-story sanctuary/offices/classroom addition for Church of the Resurrection, Lewis Contractors and its on-site team of skilled trade contractors were heading to the finish line for the planned March 29th first service, which would welcome the more than 400 member congregation to worship in their long awaited…

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New Apple Honda Dealership In York, PA, Complete

Stewart & Tate Construction completed this 8-month new construction project at Apple Honda in York County. Located within Apple Auto Park along Route 30 in West Manchester Township, the dealership was previously located elsewhere in the auto park, and construction of this new facility required the demolotion of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store previously located…

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Lewis Contractors Supports The Maryland School for the Blind During Giving Tuesday

On May 6, 2020, #GivingTuesday, Lewis Contractors was proud to have been joined by their subcontractor, Kitchens To Go, to aid in helping the students across Maryland who benefit from the unique services of their client, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB). Lewis has worked with MSB for more than six years transforming the entire campus to…

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Science Lab Project at York Catholic High School Complete

After serving as general contractor for renovations to two floors of classrooms at York Catholic High School, Stewart & Tate Construction constructed four new science lab classrooms with support storage areas on Level 2 of the building in what had been former chapel, library and study hall spaces. The work included a new variable refrigeration…

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Lewis Contractors, Maryland’s Most Awarded Contractor, Receives Five ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

Lewis Contractors is pleased to announce five Excellence in Construction awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The projects vary in size and type from large new construction to historic restoration, and were all completed amid challenging construction constraints. Lewis is exceptionally proud of these awards as the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards are largely…

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Stewart & Tate Completes Project at 1891 Loucks Road

Stewart & Tate Construction was selected to perform the fit-out work for 16,500 SF of space within the building located at 1891 Loucks Road, York, PA.

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Riley Welding & Fabricating Makes Another Donation of Gloves

Riley Welding was proud to donate 1000 large gloves to the Carroll Township Police Department for their first responders during this COVID-19 pandemic. The department was out of gloves and there were long lead times for re-orders. Chief Thomas Wargo was grateful for the donation to keep his officers and EMS crews safe while responding…

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Lewis Contractors Completes the Phase One Restoration of Clifton Gardener’s Cottage

The long abandoned and nearly hidden gardener’s cottage located in Clifton Park has just received some much-needed attention from Lewis Contractors.  Much like the historic gatehouse to Sheppard Pratt Hospital, also restored by Lewis Contractors, this “little gem” of a residence resembles the home described in the story of Hansel and Gretel.  Given Lewis’ history…

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Lewis at the Ready—Emergency Response at St. Mary, Star of the Sea

On Monday, the iconic steeple cross atop St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church, a landmark to sailors entering the Baltimore harbor, was left dangling by the 68 mph winds that accompanied the severe thunderstorms with tornado warnings that dropped 2” of rain in the city. Fr. Josh Laws, a priest at St. Mary, had…

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Riley Welding & Fabrication Donates Gloves

Upon learning that the Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center in Mount Joy, PA, was in dire need of gloves, Riley Welding & Fabrication recently donated 1000 nitrile gloves to their hospice department. We would like to thank the hospice and all caregivers for their hard work in this most difficult time.

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Apple Automotive Group Supports New Community Meal Service

The Stewart Companies’ Apple Automotive Group is proud to be a signature sponsor of a new community meal service in York County. With all that is happening to our community with regard to COVID-19, the Apple Automotive group was eager to work with the Altland House Hospitality Group (AHHG) to get this service off the…

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York Building Products Lends a Hand to Lancaster General Hospital

Hearing Lancaster General was in dire need of N95 masks, the team at our New Holland block plant searched through our inventory, and were fortunate enough to locate 200 masks that we could donate. Thank you Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and all of the healthcare workers on the front lines battling this pandemic. You…

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YBP Invests in the Future Careers of Trade Students

A longtime supporter of Stevens College of Technology, York Building Products partners with Stevens College during their annual job fair, meeting with students to explore the wealth of opportunities within the masonry business.

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Stewart Companies COVID-19 Efforts

The impact of COVID-19 has affected business operations globally, and our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the virus. We understand the concerns of our customers, and would like to take this opportunity to share the proactive course of action all of the Stewart Companies business units are taking to protect…

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Stewart & Tate Awarded Contract for Logos Academy Campus Expansion Project

January 28, 2020 – Stewart & Tate Construction is excited to partner with Logos Academy on its campus expansion project! Read more.

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Stewart & Tate Completes New Hoffman Ford

December 9, 2019 — York, PA based-Stewart & Tate Construction recently wrapped up an 8-month construction project at Hoffman Ford in Harrisburg. Work included the demolition of the current showroom, customer and office areas, and construction of a new showroom, (3) enclosed service reception lanes, a parts and accessories retail display area, enclosed vehicle delivery…

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SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Masonry Competition

April 24, 2019 For over 15 years, York Building Products has been providing concrete block to the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Masonry Competition. The event, held at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center, is a hands-on competition among PA vo-tech masonry students. Other trades that compete are carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and computer sciences. This year, 13 masonry…

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Lewis Contractors Continues to Build a Better Baltimore: Breaking Ground on Brooks Robinson Field in West Baltimore

April 24, 2019 Lewis Contractors’ decade-long relationship with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation continues as crews broke ground this month to construct a low maintenance synthetic turf baseball field on the grounds of Frederick Douglass High School in west Baltimore. As with all of the previous fields completed by Lewis, the new Brooks Robinson Field…

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Project Underway at York Catholic High School

June 3, 2019 York Catholic High School commemorated the start of construction on Phase I of its capital campaign project with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 29. Stewart & Tate Construction of York will begin work on the project which will involve renovating two floors of classrooms and adding air conditioning to the school located…

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Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center

May 30, 2019 The Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center at Thaddeus Stevens College of Techology in Lancaster, PA, was recently completed and feaures our Titan Series® units in a custom color on the exterior, and our Gemstone Plus® units in White in the interior. The official opening of the building will be Fall 2019. The educational…

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Stewart & Tate Awarded Contract for New Retail Project in Springettsbury Township

May 30, 2019 Stewart & Tate Construction of York, PA, has been awarded a contract by Quattro Development LLC of Oak Brook, IL, for sitework and construction at the developer’s retail project on the east side of Mount Zion Road, between Concord Road and the Route 30 eastbound entrance. Stewart & Tate will be performing…

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Stewart & Tate Completes New Research and Innovation Center for Carlisle Construction Materials

May 30, 2019 Stewart & Tate Construction recently completed a 42,000 SF Research and Innovation Center for Carlisle Construction Materials. The building replaces the current Tech Center Building and houses testing labs, support offices, and conference and collaboration spaces. The structure was designed to add a second story over the front office area for future…

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Lewis Contractors Hosts Hard Hat Tour at Port Discovery Children’s Museum

May 30, 2019 Lewis Contractors and the AIA Baltimore Historic Resources Committee were pleased to host a Hard Hat Tour of the new Port Exhibit and new SkyClimber at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Lewis Contractors, selected as the Construction Manager for the project, is working in collaboration with Architects Cambridge Seven Associates to oversee the…

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American Flag Flown Over the 9/11 Memorial in New York City to Hang in Cockeysville, MD, Facility

April 25, 2019 An American flag that has flown over the 9/11 Memorial in New York City has been hung in YBP’s newly renovated production facility in Cockeysville, MD, to honor and respect the lives lost on that fateful day. Plant employees appreciate what it stands for, and are proud to have it hanging in…

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Stewart & Tate to Build Fitness Studio in Gettysburg

April 24, 2019 Stewart & Tate Construction has been awarded a contract for the construction and related sitework of a new exercise facility to be located at Proline Place in Straban Township, Gettysburg. The exterior of the 3,293 SF building, designed by KD3 Design Studio, will feature stone and board and batten siding in order…

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Masonry Construction Job Fair

On Wednesday, March 13, Rick Miller and Doug Sheaffer represented York Building Products at the Masonry Construction Job Fair and Industry Advisory Committee meeting at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The event was held at the college’s Masonry Construction lab. Industry representatives were able to see the Masonry Construction hands-on labs and some of the…

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