Steeplechase Dining Renovations

TAKING THE LEAP

White Horse Village, a non-profit, continuing care retirement community located on 96 acres in Western Delaware County, Pennsylvania was originally built in 1989, and has continued to evolve to provide a superior lifestyle for its residents. As a central meeting hub for the community, the dining area has seen its fair share of renovations: first in 2001, when it was completely overhauled and then again in 2009 for cosmetic improvements. With their 30-year anniversary on the horizon and coming to the end of their 10-year master plan, White Horse Village leadership realized that it was time to take the leap and breathe new life into both its dining facilities and programming.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

ARCHITECT

City Invincible

SQUARE FOOTAGE

9,060

DURATION

7 months

FAST FACT: HISTORY OF THE STEEPLECHASE

A steeplechase is a horse race in which competitors jump various obstacles such as fences and ditches. The first race was said to have taken place in 1752 in Ireland with the course layout starting at one church steeple and ending at another, hence the name “steeplechase”.

THE RACE WAS ON

White Horse Village put together a thoroughbred team of professionals to make this project happen. We served as the General Contractor along side architects from City Invincible and the construction management team from Heery International as well as a variety of talented specialty contractors.

PAUL RISK CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TEAM

Richard Shoemaker, Project Executive

Charles Warrick, Project Manager

Dan Thomas, Superintendent

Mark Charlton, Lead Carpenter

VIEW ALL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

3form
Advanced Electrical Services Group, Inc.
BAHPCO, Inc.
Canamould Extrusions, Inc.
Clark Food Service Equipment
Diplomat Demolition & Saw Cutting
Fashion Architectural Designs
Hawk Industries, Inc.
HC Quality Doors
Herman Goldner Co., Inc.
Kauffman Kitchens
Metropolitan Fire Protection Company, Inc.
Norman Carpet One
Pella Window and Door Showroom of Pottstown
Protech Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Rock & Metal Systems, Inc.
S&S Resources, Inc.
Saner Architectural Millwork, Inc.
Shrock Fabrication, LLC
Stateline Stone, Inc.
Stump’s Upholstery Design
Township of Edgmont
Zebby Sulecki, Inc.

BEHIND THE SCENES

OVERCOMING THE HURDLES

As with most projects, a few unique challenges arose during this renovation. The first was that the design required two large openings to be constructed in existing load-bearing walls. To make this happen we had to hand-excavate for the foundations, which was further complicated when we realized that the existing soil conditions required the footings to be even deeper than designed. Let’s just say, we got a good workout that day. In addition, because this project was a renovation, long lead time items needed to be coordinated with the schedule, with the longest lead time item being the custom prefinished cherry doors. All work onsite had to be completed ahead of when the doors arrived, which were then installed as the last component of the project.

AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Testimonial from Mark Kay Burke, Former CEO