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W.S. Cumby won three awards at the 2016 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter 26 th annual Merit Construction Awards of Excellence Gala, the construction industry’s premier annual awards program. W.S. Cumby was awarded honors for Swarthmore College’s The Inn at Swarthmore in “Institutional—Education over $5 million,” with project team Craig Irvine and Claudia Cumby accepting the award. The Shipley School...
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W.S. Cumby, a proud Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern PA Chapter member, was featured in their short documentary titled Built on Merit. The documentary, which promotes merit shop construction and focuses on projects built locally by ABC members, premiered at the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards on November 10 th . W.S. Cumby Vice President, Mike O’Brien, was interviewed for the documentary, speaking about W.S. Cumby’s...
W.S. Cumby is providing construction management services for The Shipley School’s new Squash and Rowing Centers. The 5,000 SF Squash Center will house five international-size squash courts and spectator seating. The 2,500 SF Rowing Center features an 8-person rowing tank and a fully renovated interior. The new Squash Center is being constructed as an addition onto the school’s existing Yarnall Gymnasium, while the old Squash Court building is...
Matt Wittemann, Business Development Manager at W.S. Cumby and ULI Philadelphia Chapter Young Leaders Co-Chair, spent the day with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia volunteering at their Washington Avenue ReStore location. Matt helped to organize inventory, pick up donations and provide excellent customer service to the store’s patrons. “Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is always a wonderful experience. It’s a great way to build a strong...
W.S. Cumby is currently providing construction management services for renovations at the Haverford College Dining Center, located in Haverford, PA. Designed by Kimmel Bogrette Architects with oversight by NorthStar Owners Representation, the dining center renovation reimagines the bottom floor of the dining facility, using the space to construct a new entryway, additional dining space, movie and black box theaters and a new student lounge with...
W.S. Cumby Builders and Construction Managers, along with DIGSAU Architects of Philadelphia, PA, recently broke ground on a new residence hall at Swarthmore College. The new 45,000 SF residence hall will have 21 apartment-style residential suites, which will house 128 beds along with common and support spaces. Each apartment unit will feature single bedrooms with a living, dining and kitchen area and a bathroom with an enclosed shower room. The...
W.S. Cumby, Builders & Construction Managers, is proud to announce the addition of William (Bill) Cumby, III as Vice President. After fifteen years in the commercial real estate and finance industries, Bill now joins his father, William Cumby, Jr., and his brother Adam Cumby, in extending the Cumby name and tradition. Now in its third generation, Bill’s arrival coincides with the 35 th anniversary of the firm in 2016. “I am absolutely...
W.S. Cumby, Builders and Construction Managers, celebrated 35 years of service Thursday evening at the recently completed Inn at Swarthmore. The event brought together clients, design partners and friends to recognize W.S. Cumby’s achievements, growth and prosperity. “Without the passion, dedication and hard work of our employees, these past 35 years would not have been possible,” said President and Founder, Bill Cumby, Jr. “I’m grateful to have...
W.S. Cumby is pleased to welcome four new members to the firm during our 35 th year in business. “We are extremely excited that W.S. Cumby has added four new faces to the W.S. Cumby family. Rich, Rose, Paul and Jen are all accomplished highly-motivated professionals that will be a valuable asset in providing exceptional service to our clients”, said Vice President, Michael O’Brien, LEED AP BD+C. Rich Veit was attracted to W.S. Cumby’s close-knit...
The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, a private middle school and high school for girls in Villanova, Pennsylvania, began restoration and renovation construction on the Geist Mansion earlier this summer. Built in the mid-1890s, the Geist Mansion houses academic classrooms and administrative offices. It was originally acquired by the School in 1943 when the its original space began to limit the School’s growth. Scope of work includes replacement...

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