LANDAU BUILDING COMPANY
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On Friday, September 21st, Landau held its annual Customer Appreciation Shoot at Millvale Sportsmen’s Club. We were lucky with beautiful weather again and had a great time with everyone who attended.
A special thank you to AG Mauro Company, Allen & Shariff, Blumling & Gusky, Carl Taylor & Sons, Construction Tool Services, DeWalt Service Center, Fallon Electric, Hanlon Electric, Paul Lumber & Supply, RAM Acoustical Corporation, Seubert & Associates, and Triad Engineering, all of whom donated great raffle prizes to our event. All proceeds from the raffle and the 50/50 benefited the Passavant Hospital Foundation.
More pictures from the shoot can be found here.
The new 106,330 SF, three-story nursing facility replaces the smaller care center that was adjacent to the hospital. The building consists of 144 private resident rooms, country kitchens with restaurant-style dining areas on each floor, family/patient lounge areas with televisions and fireplaces, chapel, activity rooms, therapy gym, bathing spa, clinical support spaces, hair salon, and a commercial kitchen that supplies the building’s food service venues. Because of its location on the hilltop behind the hospital, many rooms offer beautiful views of the West Virginia mountains.
One of the main design goals was to create a more residential atmosphere that would make occupants feel more at home. The owner was extremely pleased with how the design and construction goals came together and has already received multiple compliments on the facility.
Residents were welcomed on Friday, July 27th.
Derek joined Landau this summer as a project engineer to begin learning the ropes of construction. Derek is studying Civil Engineering and will be entering his junior year at Pitt.
Doug started at Landau in 2014 as a Project Engineer and quickly became an asset to the company. He transitioned into the Estimating department for a time where he gained an understanding of the preconstruction process. This further strengthened his skills when he returned to project engineering and now enhances his abilities as a Project Manager. Doug has assisted on some of Landau’s largest projects, including the $23M Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center, the $15M United Hospital Center Orthopaedic and Spine Center, the $7M Robert Morris University School of Nursing, and various others.
In his spare time, Doug is an avid hunter and camper.
We are happy to announce the promotion of three members of our Landau team:
Jen’s career at Landau has spanned 17 years. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Construction Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a LEED Green Associate. Jen has worked nearly every position, including estimator, project engineer and project manager. She will continue to manage a major portion of Landau’s projects.
Dave began his career at Landau in 1994 when he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. After working as both a project engineer and project manager, Dave’s attention to detail, creative problem solving, and strong work ethic proved to be a perfect fit for the estimating department that he now manages.
Chris has also worked for Landau for his entire professional career. He began as an intern project engineer during college and then was hired full-time as estimator upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He brings great value during the pre-construction process, and his long-standing relationships with the subcontractor community produces competitive pricing on all his estimates.
Our 13th annual Customer Appreciation Shoot was held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Millvale Sportsmen’s Club. Proceeds from the shoot, including donations and raffles, benefited the Passavant Hospital Foundation, a local organization we proudly support. We were gifted with another beautiful day, sunny and eighty degrees, and, of course, great company. We also had some really great raffle items this year, so a big thank you to everyone who donated: AG Mauro Company, Allegheny Country Club, Blumling & Gusky, Carl Taylor & Sons, Construction Tool Services, Deborrah Beck Consulting, DeWALT Service Center, Golden Promotions, Houston Starr Company, Ida Yeager Sales, Interior Supply, Paul Lumber & Supply, RAM Acoustical Corporation, Ruthrauff Sauer, Seubert & Associates, and Triad Engineering.
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We are thrilled to announce that our project at Allegheny Country Club won the 2016 MBA Best in Craftsmanship Award!
We want to thank Justin Kolanz, John Means, and Bill Paul from Allegheny Country Club, as well as Dave Urbansky and Jim Wallis from Perspectus Architecture for your patience and design ideas throughout construction. Of course, the project could never have been successful without Superintendent Emory Lukacs and Project Manager Andrew Marsic, both of whom displayed extraordinary dedication and perseverance throughout the renovations. It felt like every day presented a new challenge for the team, but it was handled efficiently and professionally. A special thank you to Wayne Crouse, Renick Brothers, and Sargent Electric for going above and beyond, always willing to lend a hand and offer their own ideas to make the construction process more efficient. Our team really made this a personal effort, which truly made it a success.
Check out more photos from the Evening of Excellence on the MBA website here.
We would like to announce that our renovation project at Allegheny Country Club is a finalist for the MBA Best in Craftsmanship Award! The basement level in the main clubhouse was demolished and transformed into a new fitness area, Pro Shop, golf bag storage/repair area, and wine cellar/tasting room. A new staircase that matches the existing stairs was installed from the first floor receptionist area to the the basement level. Extensive mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades, replacements, and relocations were also included. The project was designed to modernize the club while maintaining the original 1902 design, and extra attention focused on the finishes matching the existing club as closely as possible. In doing so, the transformation of the space is truly remarkable and flows with the original designs beautifully.
The awards will be presented at the MBA Evening of Excellence on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Heinz Field. This is one of the most anticipated nights in the industry, a great way to celebrate the hard work we all do throughout the year.
Landau would like to welcome two new members to the team! John Kamer is our newest Project Manager, and Gus Lauro is our newest Project Engineer.
John Kamer comes to Landau with thirty years in the industry. He is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. He previously managed public school construction work in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.
John was raised in Saxonburg, PA, where he currently resides with his wife, two daughters, son, and yorkie. He loves hockey (Go Pens!), cooking, and music, particularly jazz, blues, and jam bands.
Gus Lauro completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Virginia University, most recently receiving his master’s in both finance and business administration. Gus grew up in the Latrobe area and is an avid hunter and snowboarder. He was previously a construction and operations intern at a global real estate investment and development company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.