LANCASTER, PA — High Construction Company was awarded a $1.25 million contract to perform renovations to Humphreys Hall, a historic building on Cheyney University's campus in Cheyney, Pa. The facility will be programmed as a student residence hall.
The project consists primarily of exterior renovation work on the 100-plus-year-old building, including restoration of the fieldstone walls, wood windows, and brick chimneys; and replacement of the slate roof. High Construction is also building a new mechanical building as part of the project, as well as providing new landscaping and sidewalks.
Work began on the project in December 2009 and will be completed June 2010.
About Cheyney University
Cheyney University is the nation's oldest historically Black institution of higher education. It is also the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE.) Now celebrating its 26th year, PASSHE comprises Pennsylvania's 14 public universities, with a combined enrollment of more than 112,500, making it the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. At its inception, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania successfully provided free classical education for qualified young people, and today the university offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 disciplines and six master's degree programs. For more information, please visit the website athttp://www.cheyney.edu.
About High Construction Company
Recognized as the 2007 and 2008 General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania, High Construction Company provides design-build, general contracting, and construction management services throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. High Construction specializes in the commercial, manufacturing, processing, distribution, education, hospitality, retail, health care, and multi-family residential markets. The family-owned business is headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., and employs over 60 professionals. High Construction is an affiliate of High Real Estate Group, which also includes Greenfield Architects Ltd., High Associates Ltd., High Investors Ltd., and High Hotels Ltd. For more information about High Construction, call (717) 291-2276 or visitwww.HighConstruction.com.