Hatzel & Buehler completed six floors of tenant fit-out work for the relocation of Radian Guaranty, Inc. to Centre Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the 150,000 square foot project, Hatzel & Buehler’s overall scope of work included the installation of all new lighting, lighting controls, power, fire alarm and security systems.
With 1.6 million man hours worked in 2017, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly ended the year with zero lost time injuries. Leveraging our multi-tiered safety team – functioning at the corporate, branch and field levels – Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications’ TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) continues to be significantly less than the Electrical Industry standard.
On Sunday, November 12th, employees and their families, from both Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications, participated in the Annual Lemon Run Philadelphia. The Lemon Run raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer and is the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s largest special event with nearly 3,000 people attending. In addition to employee participation, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications actively participated in event fundraising. The Foundation and its heroic efforts towards fighting childhood cancer are hugely important to our organization.
Employees from Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications generously donated funds to support the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts. The companies matched all employee donations, with a 100% matched donation.
The Hatzel & Buehler Philadelphia Office was awarded the contract for the relocation of Aramark’s Headquarters, located at 2400 Market Street, in Philadelphia. Hatzel & Buehler will fit-out 270,000 square feet of office space (throughout 5 floors) with new branch wiring, lighting and lighting control systems, distribution panels, a UPS system, a fire alarm system, and cable tray & tele/data pathways.
Hatzel & Buehler was selected as ENR MidAtlantic’s Specialty Contractor of the Year.
The oldest electrical contractor operating in the United States had a 6% revenue increase in the MidAtlantic from 2015 to 2016 and a 15% revenue increase between 2014-2015. The firm credits its recent successes to its geographic growth into new markets, an increase in customer spending and an enhanced focus on business development.
The Wilmington, Del.-based firm has six offices in the MidAtlantic region. In those offices, they have 600 union employees and 100 nonunion employees. The firm’s West Virginia office recently received special recognition from the National Electrical Contractors Association for excellence in safety.
Recent and ongoing work in the region includes infrastructure upgrades at the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, an expansion at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa. and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Central Utility Plant.
The firm’s largest corporate charity is a foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In partnership with the American Red Cross, Hatzel & Buehler is also matching every dollar its employees donate to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
The firm will be honored at the Nov. 2 Best Project’s event in Baltimore and featured in the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic. The December issue will also feature the entire list of the top-ranked specialty contractors based on 2016 revenue. The 30 participating firms in this year’s survey are from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. They have collected a total of $3 billion in revenue, up from the the $2.4 billion that the 18 firms in last year’s survey reported.
Hatzel & Buehler ranked No. 4 in last year’s survey with $119 million in regional revenue. To find out where the firm ranks in this year’s survey check out the December issue of ENR MidAtlantic.
The Hatzel & Buehler Ohio (Cleveland & Chillicothe), Delaware and Philadelphia offices all received special recognition from NECA for their excellence in safety. Each office proudly received the “2017 Zero Injury” Award.
“NECA’s Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards program is an elite safety recognition program focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Awards are given to member companies that consistently have OSHA recordable injury and fatality rates at levels lower than the industry standard, and implement internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance. The Zero-Injury Award recognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents. The Safety Excellence Award is the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance.” (www.necanet.org)
Hatzel & Buehler was hired to provide power from CHOP’s Central Utility Plant, to a newly constructed research building. The new research facility will include research space, labs and clean rooms.
Hatzel & Buehler was recently awarded the 14th floor tenant fit-out renovation for the Freedom Pay Company at the FMC Tower in Philadelphia. Hatzel & Buehler’s overall scope of work includes the installation of all new lighting, lighting controls, switchgear, branch power and fire alarm systems.
In 1996, the Knollwood Community Center (located in Claymont, Delaware) was established. The Community Center provides after school care, a summer day camp, and adult and family activities. The Center’s food closet was established in September 2004 and has become an invaluable source of outreach to the Community. Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications executed a food drive to support the Community Center’s Holiday needs.