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About Brian

Brian Pedersen writes about all kinds of issues related to construction. Though not a construction worker by trade, he loves to see how things are built and is fascinated by the art of digging in the dirt. Often you find him tromping through the dirt at sites for multi-story hospitals to baby-sized barns. He should have a hard hat with his name permanently etched on the back and a list of all the sites he´s visited and stories he´s written about them. But his head is just not that darn big.

Learning how to build a career

As the economy slowly improves, jobs will continue to be in demand in the construction trades. From new massive warehouses rising out of the ground to small, single-family homes under construction, jobs in the trades are in strong demand. Read More »»

A way to build relationships and 'a better bottom line'

Though it may not be a resource many people are aware of in the Greater Lehigh Valley, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network is an active organization that serves as a tool for linking the many facets of construction and includes a chapter that covers Eastern Pennsylvania. Read More »»

The return of remodeling

As spring – at least the calendar says it’s spring – finally shows up this month, many people find themselves seeking to start something fresh around their house. Read More »»

More than just a place to stay

More than just a place to stay

While Kinsley Construction of Wyomissing just completed construction of a new regional distribution center for Dollar General in Bethel Township, Berks County, the company also recently finished building the new 129-room Courtyard by Marriott in Glassboro, N.J. Read More »»

The shape of what’s to come in Allentown

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal recently reported on the Downtown Allentown revival, shedding light on what we in the Valley already knew. Read More »»

Firms acquire Quakertown hotel

Ayer Capital Advisors, an investment firm, and The Wankawala Organization, a hotel owner and management firm, today announced the acquisition of a 78-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel in Quakertown. Read More »»

Valley firm helped design Super Bowl stadium

Those eastern Pennsylvania football fans lucky enough (and with enough disposable income) to land seats at MetLife Stadium for this year's Super Bowl might enjoy knowing an engineering firm with an office in Bethlehem played a pivotal role in the development of the stadium. Read More »»

The growing needs of health care

The growing needs of health care

One of the newest health-related construction projects in the region shows the growing need for community health services as the population ages. Read More »»

'Redefining the skyline'

An article posted in the Philadelphia Business Journal shows plans for Liberty Property Trust and Comcast Corp. to build a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia. The structure, as with the existing Comcast Center, will “redefine the skyline,” according to the article. Read More »»

2013 – High profile and productive

The year of 2013 proved to be a productive one, as many of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s construction projects got underway. Some were long-delayed, many just began, while others were continuing – and nearly all were memorable. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds...

Note-worthy

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush to perform in Jim Thorpe

I've been an avid musician since I was about 14, playing relentlessly and...

The Talk

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

My husband must have seen every mob movie a dozen times, and he enjoys them...

Editor at Large

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno...

Networking

A win-win at Dorney

As we waited for dusk to settle, eager to brave the haunted mazes and scary...

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Special Editions

PPL Center 2014

PPL Center 2014
The opening of PPL Center in Allentown signals another watershed moment in the remarkable revitalization of the city’s downtown. Our 20-page special supplement looks at the making of the arena, its impact on the economy here and beyond, and what it means to the future of the region.

CFO of the Year Awards 2014

CFO of the Year Awards 2014
Lehigh Valley Business honors the financial executives who keep the wheels turning for their companies and the entire region. Our 28-page special supplement fetes these professionals — who typically toil and strategize behind the scenes yet are ever so vital to success.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 24-page special supplement examines the construction and real estate scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley, including a cover story on Easton's surprising comeback. Other stories include a look at growth in Quakertown, how the construction trade is recruiting and training its next generation, commercial real estate and, in Berks County and Lehigh Valley, how home sales are positioned to flourish.

Berks County Business Report

Berks County Business Report
ReDesign Reading looks to ease the path for development, while the chamber starts an alliance for family businesses. Our 16-page annual supplement examines those topics and more.


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