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We build confidence.

We were going to tell you about our client relationships—then decided our clients are the experts who should tell the story. They’re the ones who keep returning to us with new projects—some have been coming back for 20 years.

 
 

 

 
 
 
     
  Take our clients’ word on Uniwest :

“They’re easy to work with.” Bring deep expertise to the client’s side of the table—we go for their goals.

“They understand business as well as building.” Our real estate development expertise allows us to help our clients assess challenges and opportunities. They like our principle of avoiding roadblocks while the project is still in design.

“They keep their promises.” One client put it, “It’s like dealing with a company in the old days—when all you needed was a handshake.” We couldn’t say it any better than that.

“They’re there when I need them.” People at Uniwest are accessible ... responsive ... practical ... involved. Our managers are empowered to make decisions; our clients see the difference.

“They give me access to the top.” Our owners and senior management take a hands-on approach to every project. They’re available for consultation ... and always ready to add extra knowledge and expertise.

See a sampling of success stories
 
     
 
 
     
  Success Stories

Winning award

Uniwest's $12-million interior/exterior restoration of The Fountains at Logan Square East won multiple awards for The Fountains Retirement Communities from Tucson, Arizona

The Fountains project is a 30-year-old senior living facility in downtown Philadelphia. Uniwest constructed a new lobby with extensive cherry millwork and upgraded the dining room, added a new library and auditorium, and renovated the common areas and corridors. Millwork and lighting was upgraded in all key areas to add elegance throughout the building. We also improved life safety features via new sprinkler and fire alarm systems. All upgrades occurred while the building remained fully occupied.

Uniwest's signature good workmanship and attention to detail was rewarded with several awards:

 
 
   
The Gold Seal Award for Renovated Seniors Housing from NAHB National Council on Senior's Housing
   
The Best Renovation award from Contemporary Long Term Care
 
     
 
 
     
  Conserving classics

Built in the early 1900's, the USF&G building in downtown Baltimore, Maryland sat vacant for over 12 years before Uniwest began renovating the structure for Focus Development for a Hampton Inn and Suites. The project, executed in cooperation with Maryland Historical Trust and the National Park Service, includes restoring the historic facade and reusing and restoring key components such as windows, plasterwork, marble and millwork. Uniwest solved special challenges such as positioning steel throughout the interior without using a crane carefully cutting openings into structural clay tile floors allowing us to get the job done.
 
     
 
 
     
  Meeting challenges

Although the 18,000-foot Har Shalom project could easily have escalated in costs due to challenges arising from diverse construction design requirements, Uniwest fought hard to complete the project on budget—and succeeded. The structure is notable for both its complexity and the sheer volume of its space.

Structural elements included a
30-foot-tall concrete-radius load-bearingwalls, heavy timbers, architectural-grade glulam beams within a mix of steel and wood framing. Architectural elements included custom millwork, Jerusalem stone cladding, brick, prairie stone, copper roofing, and a 40-foot-tall decorative window wall. Uniwest was able to complete construction and replace the associated parking lot without disrupting community activities at the school and synagogue.

See more projects in Portfolio.