The project, located at 70th Street and Grover’s Lane in Philadelphia, includes stripping of topsoil, cut and fill of parking lots and driveways, installation of sanitary storm drains, curbs, paving and all foundation excavation.
The building will contain 61 residential units, and also will include medical offices, physician exam rooms, space for offices and community activities.
“We are happy to be providing the manpower to assist in a project aimed at taking care of our country’s veterans,” said Louis Bencardino, owner of Bencardino Excavating. “We enjoy knowing our work is going to not only provide housing but fulfill other needs these vets may find necessary as they come back from military service.”
The center will be named the Hardy Williams Veterans Center, after the former Pennsylvania Senator, Hardy Williams. Construction began in early January 2014 and should be completed by the end of the year. Tom Hahn is project manager and Chris Cannon will be the on-site foreman for the duration of the project.
HELP USA is the leading national developer of affordable housing and provider of jobs and services for at-risk populations. It was founded in 1986 by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Since its opening, it has served more than 270,000 people and today serves 12,000 in more than 30 residential communities throughout the country. The organization previously completed three projects - two providing permanent housing and one offering transitional housing - in the city of Philadelphia.
Bencardino Excavating was founded in 1988 by Lou Bencardino, and serves clients in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey including Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Camden, Mercer and Gloucester Counties. Bencardino Excavating has worked with airports, helipads, schools, banks, corporate facilities and more in a wide array of industries including commercial and residential development, pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, utilities, education and retail. Among its clients are Bovis Lend Lease, T.N. Ward Company, Turner Construction Company, Daniel J. Keating, Harkins Builders, H.B. Frazer Company, Emory Hill and Company, A.T. Chadwick Company, Carr & Duff, Inc., Scungio Borst, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University, Philadelphia University, Princeton University, PennDOT, Keating Building and Merck. For more information, visit www.bencardino.com, call (215) 244-6000 or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/