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Volume X

December 2011

M e s s age Fro m t h e P re s i d e n t — Jim Ehr et The Holiday Season is the perfect time to reflect on the successes we enjoyed this past year and to look forward to 2012‌.our 15th year anniversary!

Congratulations! Ehret Construction Company


General Contractor of the Year !

2011 was an exciting year for Ehret Construction Company, and all of our hard work was recognized by our peers in the industry when we were honored by the Eastern PA Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) as the General Contractor of the year. This is an award that everyone at ECC and our Subcontractor and Trade Partners can be proud of earning. In April, Ehret Construction Company and Rigid Engineered Building Systems teamed up to bring a cost-effective and high-quality building solutions to our customers. ECC will represent Rigid in the four state area - NJ, PA, DE and MD - to provide pre-engineered facilities. We are delighted to have Jimmy Moon leading the effort to get the word out to our customers about this exciting new building solution. We also launched a fresh and updated website in the beginning of the year where we profile our services and projects, and also where we communicate with our Subcontractors. This year we have also made it easier for our customers, design partners and Subcontractors to keep in touch with Ehret CC. You can follow on LinkedIn and on Twitter @Ehretcc to see what we are working on and how we can help you. As we close out this year, we can look back on the successful completion of a number of projects, including: the Merion Golf Club New Learning Center, Holiday Inn Express Renovations and the New Gen4 Courtyard. Additionally, this year we welcomed some new customers such as Brandywine Realty Trust, Family Hospitality and Comcast. We look forward to our 15th year in business with the groundbreaking for a new 92-room, 4-story Home2Suites in Rahway, NJ, and a New Gen4 Springhill Suites in Voorhees, NJ.

In this issue: Message from the President


Recently Completed Projects


Projects Under Construction


Upcoming Project


Warmest wishes to all the Ehret Employees, our Industry Partners and our Customers!


Projects in Bidding Employee News

3519 Silverside Road Suite 203 Wilmington, DE 19810 P 302.477.6920 F 302.477.6921


307 Fellowship Road Suite 211 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 P 856.780.5642 F 856.780.5674

New Generation-4 Courtyard by Marriott—Westhampton, NJ

Recently Completed Projects

Ehret Construction Company celebrated the Grand Opening of the New Generation 4 Courtyard in Burlington County, NJ. This new construction project consists of a 69KSF 4-story, 119room hotel project with an indoor pool and spa, meeting rooms & a breakfast room / buffet. The building exterior is EIFS. The structure is mainly wood framed with wood trusses and some structural steel.

This new Generation of Hotel offers an updated lobby with media pods, a Bistro Bar and Home Theatre area for relaxing indoors and a fire pit for outdoor relaxing and meeting. The project was completed on time and within budget. Congratulations to the Project team for another successful project.

Architect—Dever Architects Steve Talbott—Project Manager Art Faltyn—Superintendent Michael Dooley—Project Engineer

GRAND OPENING - September 2011: Al Khatiwala, Owner; Kristi Howell-Ikeda, President Burlington County Chamber of Commerce; Dian Condie, Director or Sales, Courtyard by Marriott Westhampton; Bart Khatiwala, Owner; the Honorable Sidney Camp, Mayor Westhampton; Mike Ryan, General Manager; Steve Talbott, Ehret Construction; Peter Bhai, Owner; Russell Friedman, Marriott; Jerry Nilan, Regional Manager

Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, PA The NEW 2,500 SF Teaching Facility at the improved Driving Range and a NEW 725 SF Garage along with the renovation of the historic Merion Golf Club Grille Room received ABC Awards of Excellence!

Architect—Blackney Hayes Architects Al Applegate—Superintendent Project Engineer—Michael Dooley

Projects Under Construction

Spring Hill Suites - King of Prussia, PA

Holiday Inn, Phase 1 & II - Vineland, NJ

A new 76,693 SF 5-story, 131-room hotel project with an outdoor pool & fire pit, meeting room & a breakfast buffet. This Owner is a REPEAT CLIENT of Ehret Construction Company as we successfully built their last hotel. The building exterior is EIFS, and the structure is structural steel & load bearing CMU walls with precast concrete floors. The project is on track for completion!

ECC was hired to complete phased renovations to a fully operational Holiday Inn in Vineland, NJ. Phase I, completed in 2 months, included renovation of 100 guestrooms and the corridors. Phase II, now under construction, includes the renovation of the hotel common areas.

Architect—Dever Architects Steve Talbott—Project Manager Rich Nippert—Superintendent Michael Dooley—Project Engineer

This is the 5th hotel project ECC has completed in Vineland for our repeat customer!

Project Team: Claude Curci and Art Faltyn

Congratulations to Janey Kunkle ! Janey is the newly elected Chair of the DE

Ehret Employee


Associated Builder’s & Contractors’ Membership Growth and Development Committee.

Good job Janey!

Lori Sullivan Ehret has been named an Architectural Engineering Centennial Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University Department of Architectural Engineering (AE).

Upcoming Projects and Bidding

ECC welcomes Joan Davis! Joan is a marketing and training professional with an interest in sustainable development and green building. Joan works in our Wilmington office and has enjoyed getting to know Ehret’s Subcontractors and Industry Partners. Feel free to call her with questions on any of our projects.

Subcontractors interested in bidding on our Projects can see an updated list of projects on our Website: / Upcoming Projects to Bid Ready to Start Construction

Home 2 Suites - Rahway, NJ: New 92 room, 4 story Hotel Springhill Suites - Voorhees, NJ: new 115 Room, 4 story Hotel

Are you interested in Bidding to Ehret Construction Company? If you are interested in bidding on ECC Projects, please Contact Janey Kunkle ( or Melanie McDonald ( to be added to our Preferred Subcontractor List in Bluebook. ECC’s bid invitations are sent via email using Bluebook Or Fax to: 302.477.6921 COMPANY:______________________________ CONTACT: _________________________________

Email:___________________ FAX: ______________________ PHONE: ________________________

TRADE(s): ___________________________________________________________________________


Ehret Construction Company 3519 Silverside Road #203 Ridgely Building Wilmington, DE 19810—4909

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Ehret Gives Back:

Country Club Managers’ Scholarship Foundation

Ehret Construction Company and our Employees have maintained a tradition of Giving Back to the Community in which we live and work. Following are a few of the Organizations we have supported throughout this year:


Breathing Room Foundation Camden Food Bank Philadelphia Club Managers Association Haddonfield Educational Trust CREW Foundation American Heart Association - Go Red for Women


Jim Ehret 302.477.6920


Ehret Construction Company Newsletter Dec 2011  

ECC news highlighting ABC General Contractor of the Year, new employees, new Project Awards and more.