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$1.5M funeral home to rise in Upper Macungie

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Quadratus Construction Management of Whitehall broke ground Tuesday on a new location for Stephens Funeral Home Inc. in Upper Macungie Township, said Jim Eck, president of Quadratus.

Heavy equipment hits the ground July 7 followed by foundations and utility work, with a plan to finish the building by the end of November, Eck said this morning.

The 9,550-square-foot building will be on a four-acre parcel at 310 Krocks Road, Eck said.

Matthew Stephens, owner of the property, will move his existing Stephens Funeral Home location at 1335-37 Linden St. in Allentown to the new site. The project will cost about $1.5 million to build, Eck said.

“We designed it to look like a building in colonial Williamsburg,” Eck said. “It’s in a residential area. It’s the family preference that they want to provide that family atmosphere.”

According to a news release, the Stephens Funeral Home Family worked closely with Fred Bonsall and Gary Lader of Bonsall-Shafferman Architects and Space Planners of Hanover Township, Northampton County, on the design of the new space.

Eck will provide supervision of the construction of the project. Jill Jarrett of Jarrett Design LLC of Emmaus provided consultation on the interior design and décor.

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Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh and read his blog, “Can You Dig It,” at http://www.lvb.com/section/can-you-dig-it.

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