Refreshing Mountain Adventure Center Deck
Refreshing Mountain is a beautiful year-round retreat and adventure center tucked away on 80 acres of scenic woodland in Stevens, Pennsylvania.
Greenebaum worked with the camp owner to carefully frame a code-compliant 2300 sq. ft. pressure-treated timber deck adjacent to the tour building and souvenir shop and around existing trees. To meet the required occupancy load of 100 pounds per square foot – 2 ½ times heavier than the load required for a residential deck – the structural design limited the span of the floor joists to 8 feet. The joists were framed onto built-up timber beams spanning timber posts that rest on 36” diameter concrete piers. Code also required special connections to the existing building, knee braces at the posts, and special railing connections.
The lovely wrap-around deck is now the perfect vantage point for Refreshing Mountain guests to take in the stunning views of the surrounding forest.
Lebanon Federal Credit Union
Greenebaum recently partnered with Beers + Hoffman Architects and Woodland Contractors to construct Lebanon Federal Credit Union’s Campbelltown branch. This attractive 3,600 sq. ft., one-story branch office extends the credit union’s services into western Lebanon County.
LCFU’s Campbelltown branch is the third LFCU project involving our services. We first partnered with Beers and Schillaci, architect, and Arthur Funk & Sons, contractors, on LFCU’s 7,343 sq. ft. South Lebanon (Evergreen Road) branch in 1999, and again with Beers + Hoffman and Arthur Funk & Sons on the 2,577 sq. ft. Myerstown branch in 2008. All three buildings are timber-framed with pre-engineered timber roof trusses and covered drive-through lanes.
Petco – Harrisburg
In 2016, Greenebaum partnered with Greenfield Architects and Ames Construction to build a new 12,800 sq. ft. facility for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. in Harrisburg.
The pet supplies store required structural design of a load-bearing reinforced concrete block shell with structural steel and steel joist roof framing, and special attention to the design of the cantilevered front entry roof and the large, overhanging parapet above the entry.
Located in Swatara Township, this new store is among 1,400 Petco locations in the United States and Mexico.
Lancaster County SPCA
In 2015, the Lancaster (PA) SPCA moved into a beautiful new facility.
Greenebaum partnered with Dillsburg contractor ECI Construction and Lancaster architectural firm Cox Evans to design and construct the 4100 sq. ft. building that boasts a dramatic sloping roof topping off spacious kennel enclosures, outdoor runs, a surgical suite, a get-acquainted room, a quarantine area, and staff offices.
The building’s eye-catching design and highly visible location has boosted adoptions and allows the organization to accommodate 50 dogs, 50 cats, about 15 small pets, and includes room for expansion.
Marion Courtroom and Quips Pub
These small projects are excellent examples of our expertise in specialty structural work and the personal service we provide to our clients.
In 2015, we worked with Fulmer Construction to attach a custom Italian retractable awning extending from the rear deck over the seating area at the Marion Court Room restaurant in Lancaster. Our work included special structural details for attaching the new awning to the existing upper deck and enabled the project to meet Lancaster City Building Code requirements.
In 2016, we again assisted Fulmer Construction in a one-bay addition to this awning to meet similar code requirements.
In 2016, we worked with MK Architects and “Your Handlebar Handyman” contractors to meet code requirements for structural design of a rear concrete deck and wooden walkway to enhance the dining experience and traffic flow at Quips Pub in Lancaster.
Trop Gun Shop, Elizabethtown, PA
For a long time, it was a forgettable metal building on Elizabethtown’s edge. But revamped, it became the new state-of-the-art home to Trop Gun Shop at 910 N. Hanover St. A striking double-cantilevered entrance engineered by Greenebaum Structures reflects the high-tech workings of Trop’s 12-lane indoor shooting range, gun sales and service, and fitness and social club. Chambers Architects designed Trop’s new look.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Tippetts/Weaver Architects skillfully adapted two historic buildings in downtown Lewisburg into this shared college and commercial bookstore. An 1880s timber-framed warehouse in the rear and a 1940s steel-framed commercial building in the front were joined to create a two-story atrium, which includes Lewisburg’s first escalator. Greenebaum Structures’ challenges included load-rating the existing buildings, staggering framing to meet different existing floor levels, and removing part of the second floor and roof to create the atrium. Zartman Construction of Northumberland was the general contractor for this 37,000 SF project.
Ashbridge Barn Adaptive Reuse, Exton, PA
Caldwell, Heckles & Egan, Inc. and Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects adapted this historic Chester County stone barn into a new $2.3 million commercial building adjacent to the Main Street at Exton retail center. The stone walls were retained, and Greenebaum Structures designed new steel-framed floors and a new trussed roof, due to advanced deterioration of the barn’s timber framing. Wendell August Forge operates a retail facility and working aluminum forge on the lower level. Offices or a restaurant are planned for the upper level.