Charter Homes and Neighborhoods, the largest homebuilder in Central Pennsylvania, has been a valued client since the early years of M+K. Their commitment to excellence has been awarded with multiple industry accolades, including the Best Neighborhood in the Country award, Best Builder to Work For, and the Gold National Housing Quality Award – the home building industry’s highest recognition.
Over the years, we have partnered with the leadership team at Charter Homes to help them identify value engineering opportunities while ensuring their structural systems perform at the high level they demand.
We love working with the team at Charter and appreciate their dedication to developing ‘Great American Neighborhoods’ that are quaint, timeless, and go above and beyond the typical amenities by featuring a charming main street with locally owned shops & restaurants.
Tonewood Brewing is building a destination style micro-brewery in Barrington, NJ, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, the plans call for the renovation of a 20,000 SF lumber yard built in the 1800’s, and a small addition to create a state-of-the-art brewery that features 30’ tall grain silos. While the facility gives them the capacity to significantly increase output, the 5,000 SF of retail space – split among an outdoor beer garden, takeaway counter, elevated observation mezzanine, and a sprawling tasting room – has been designed to immerse customers in the production process.
The new bar and tasting room addition has full height glass curtainwalls and a wood plank roof system supported by glulam joists and architecturally exposed steel girders, intended to reflect the construction in the main building. Reinforced concrete mat slabs were designed to support the various tanks, chillers, and canning equipment. Custom built-up steel channels and timber framing create a trellis type structure that’s featured at the new entrance and outdoor beer garden.
Our team is excited about the possibility of a road trip happy hour as soon as construction is complete!