James CRAFT & Son prides itself on providing “Quality CRAFTsmanship in Every Job” and being a contractor of the highest quality standards. This core value of ours was recently recognized at the 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards Gala for the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors.  The project being highlighted was our work in 2016 on the Independent Living Apartment Building, The “Lodge” at Homewood at Willow Ponds.

On Wednesday, October, 25th, James P. Craft (Project Manager), Karl Arndt (Estimator) and Robert Krebs (Project Foreman) accepted the Excellence award on behalf of James CRAFT & Son at the Awards Gala. Our project was awarded this honor in the HVAC Over $5 Million category.

CRAFT was hired to perform the Plumbing and HVAC installation for the new Independent Living Apartment Building for Homewood at Willow Ponds. This new 278,00 square foot structure was built to serve the 55 and older community while providing a unique living option as compared to more typical condos or patio style homes. The 85 luxury apartment units of varying sizes are equipped with large windows and a spacious balcony allowing for spectacular views of the Catocin Mountains and the Homewood Campus. At the heart of the complex lies the community building which features a multitude of dining and shopping options for the residents as well as a spa, pool, fitness center and salon. The entire building sits on an indoor parking garage for the tenants.

The owners are very happy with their new building. Our relationship with the owner’s facilities manager is an example for how happy they are with our work. He has continued to call on our expertise to help with system questions and for new work within the facilities. When asked why he calls us, it’s because he knows we will do it right the first time and not cut any corners.

Thanks to our outstanding design team and our experienced installers, we were able to help bring this project to completion on time.

Congratulations to the entire crew who worked on this project!

Your efforts and diligence are very much appreciated,and we are already on the lookout for next year’s ABC EIC entries!

Below are some photos of the project at key intervals…