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Landau Building Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher (Chet) Beres to Senior Estimator.
Chet has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh with a Certificate in Transportation Engineering. He began his career at Landau in 2011 as a project engineer and assisted in the construction of more than 30 MedExpress facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Michigan, and New York. In addition, he was the project engineer for several ground-up construction projects including the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus in Armstrong County, PA and the new automotive dealership, CarSense in Cranberry Township, PA.
On August 21, 2020, Marks-Landau was awarded the contract for a six-story addition to the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The project will be substantially completed in March 2022. To prepare for the addition and immediately provide the community with additional imaging services, a temporary modular building with a new MRI is being installed. Marks-Landau provided foundations, utilities and site improvements for the project. Once the addition is ready, the MRI will be moved to its permanent location. The modular structure will be removed and replaced with a new temporary imaging canopy for future use.
Landau Building Company is in the process of renovating Vincentian Schenley Gardens located on Bigelow Blvd., in North Oakland, a residential senior living community for those who require a little help with daily living. Vincentian Schenley Gardens, a part of Vincentian Collaborative System, is a 5-story building with 164 one and two-bedroom apartments, meals, and a variety of social activities to ensure a pleasant living environment.
The WVU Medicine Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Center for Innovation addition and renovations won the MBA Renovation Construction Over $10 Million Award! The awards were presented at the annual Master Builders’ Association Evening of Excellence at Heinz Field, which is always a fantastic night for our industry to come together and celebrate another great year.
The 2020 WVU Medicine Children’s Annual Gala was hosted on Saturday, February 8th at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Hotel. The annual black-tie fundraiser, featuring the Pittsburgh Steeler’s Ryan Shazier as the emcee, was an evening to celebrate the achievements of the patients and staff. This year the money raised will go to the new children’s hospital being built, which is scheduled to open June 2021, as well as the “Grow Children Campaign” to support programming for children and their parents. Landau sponsored a table for this worthy cause and had a wonderful evening.
The holiday season is a time to spread joy and cheer to your family, friends, and community. A little generosity can go a long way, especially during the holiday season. This year Landau participated in the Wexford Healthcare Center’s Adopt a Resident program, providing holiday gifts to residents in need. Gifts were collected and assembled in our front lobby from December 2nd-19th and delivered to the nursing home on December 20th. We hope the residents enjoyed their gifts and that we could make their day a little brighter.
The annual Landau Building Company Customer Appreciation Shoot was held on Friday, September 20th. For the 15th year in a row, we had sunny, beautiful weather and a great turnout. The Oktoberfest lunch was a hit, thanks to Waterfall Catering. This year we were able to raise $2,345 for the Passavant Hospital Foundation. We are lucky each year to receive very generous donations from our subcontractors, including: Architectural Interior Products, Automated Entrance Systems, Construction Tool Service, Blumling & Gusky, Carl Taylor & Sons, EHD, PPG Paints, Ida Yeager Sales, Chapman Corporation, Fallon Electric, Dan Taylor Interiors, Infinity Electric, DeWalt, Miller Information Systems, McKamish, Paul Lumber & Supply Company, Triad Engineering, DeFinis Mechanical Contractors, Seubert & Associates, AIS, and Ruthrauff Sauer.
Landau would like to welcome Brian Kessler as Project Engineer and Brad Knapik as Project Manager!
Brian Kessler has worked as a site manager/project manager for over 20 years, mainly on projects such as schools and steel mills. He served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps and is a Desert Storm veteran. Brian is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Marine Corps Legion. Brian is from the North Hills area and has two kids. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting sports and everything and anything that has to do with cars.
On Wednesday, May 16th, a dedication ceremony was held for the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Center for Innovation, located in Morgantown, WV. The institute was founded by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia senator 1985 – 2015, who was one of the speakers to perform the dedication, which was also the commencement of the inaugural WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Summit. Other speakers at the dedication included E. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University; Albert L. Wright, Jr., President and CEO of West Virginia University Health System; Ali Rezai, M.D., Executive Chair, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; and Clay Marsh, M.D., Vice President and Executive Dean of WVU Health Sciences.
Landau is thrilled to announce two wins for the 2018 Master Builders’ Association Building Excellence Awards! Southern Tier Brewing Company – Pittsburgh won Best in Interior Craftsmanship, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church “Building Our Future” Renovations won for Renovation Construction Under $5 Million. Southern Tier has become a popular spot on the North Shore, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church is a staple in the East Liberty Community. Landau is proud to have contributed to their success, and we are proud to be recognized for our hard work in making their dreams come true.