W.S. Cumby Journal

02.18.2021

W.S. Cumby Welcomes New Controller Nick Dunn

We are happy to introduce Nicolas Dunn as W.S. Cumby Controller. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from West Chester University. With a previous background in the ...

12.22.2020

Happy Holidays from W.S. Cumby!

The W.S Cumby Construction family would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. While 2020 certainly wasn’t the year we were ...

12.09.2020

W.S. Cumby COVID-19 Management Plan- Updated 12/9/20

To W.S. Cumby Clients, Partners and Associates: First of all, we would like to thank you for your trust in and partnership with W.S. Cumby as we weather this ...

12.03.2020

November IPC Winner: Denae Gerber

W.S. Cumby has three core values: Integrity, Partnership, and Commitment. They are on our logo, the walls of our office, and are shared amongst all the members of our team. While we all live these ...

11.11.2020

Episcopal Academy Dining Hall Renovation Wins Excellence in Construction Merit Award

11.05.2020

Williamson Win!

W.S. Cumby is proud to announce that we have been selected to join the project team at Williamson College of the Trade as Construction Manager for their Strine Dorm and Wesley Student Activities ...

10.26.2020

October IPC Winner: Rich Diegel

W.S. Cumby has three core values: Integrity, Partnership, and Commitment. They are on our logo, the walls of our office, and are shared amongst all the members of our team. While we all live these ...

10.10.2020

Waynesborough Country Club Pool Construction is Complete

This summer W.S. Cumby completed the second phase of renovations for Waynesborough Country Club, including a new pool and dining pavilion and locker room renovations. The project also includes new ...

10.01.2020

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Construction Update

W.S. Cumby is proud to be working with the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer on the renovation and expansion of their Parish House. As the leaves begin to turn, an extraordinarily intricate ...

09.24.2020

Eagleville Hospital Construction Update

W.S. Cumby is currently providing construction services for a 4-building, 121,000 SF behavioral health complex within the Eagleville Hospital Campus. The project contains residences for 88 ...

09.17.2020

Back to School in the Age of COVID-19

W.S. Cumby is no stranger to school construction and the hectic schedules and hard deadlines that come with it, but 2020 threw a curveball nobody had ever seen before. W.S. Cumby is proud to be ...

05.01.2020

Building From Home Vol. 1

As we navigate through this  unprecedented time, W.S. Cumby  would like to show our clients how we are continuing to work for them. Our W.S Cumby: Building From Home newsletter aims to keep our ...

02.07.2019

W.S. Cumby Construction Announces Management Change

W.S. Cumby Construction is proud to formally enter its third generation of leadership with William (Bill) Cumby, III taking on the role of President and CEO from William (Bill) Cumby, Jr., who ...

10.24.2018

Construction Update: The Dane

Construction is moving forward quickly at The Dane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This week, the apartment building’s model units are nearing completion. The apartments will feature vinyl plank ...

08.29.2018

W.S. Cumby Construction Welcomes Eric Godfrey as Senior Project Manager

W.S. Cumby Construction is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Godfrey as Senior Project Manager. Eric brings over 20 years of construction experience across a diverse array of ...

08.15.2018

Construction Update: Rubenstein Commons

Construction is underway at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, where W.S. Cumby is providing construction management services for the construction of the Rubenstein Commons. The ...

08.02.2018

Demolition Begins at Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel

Demolition has commenced at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Chapel located on the Chestnut Hill College campus in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. W.S. Cumby is providing construction management services ...

07.25.2018

Construction Update: Benchmark School

Construction of the Benchmark School Innovation Lab is moving ahead quickly. Subcontractors are preparing the space for finishes this week. Lighting is being installed in the lab’s 3D-printed ...

07.18.2018

New Innovations in Construction Technology at W.S. Cumby

In order to continually provide our clients with the quality, cost effectiveness and safety culture that defines W.S. Cumby, we have embraced several new innovations in construction technology to ...

06.28.2018

Sneak Peek: Merion Cricket Club

The finishing touches are going up at Merion Cricket Club, where W.S. Cumby renovated and restored existing portions of the men’s locker room and support spaces as part of the club’s Campus ...

06.20.2018

W.S. Cumby Launches New Special Projects Division

W.S. Cumby is excited to announce the official launch of the Special Projects Division. The focus of this division will bring the expertise, quality, flexibility, and safety culture that defines ...

06.13.2018

#SaveStoneleigh

W.S. Cumby recently completed the restoration and renovation of the historic Stoneleigh Mansion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. For over 80 years, the Stoneleigh estate was the home of the Haas ...

06.06.2018

Atria Center City is Complete

W.S. Cumby Construction recently completed extensive renovations to Atria Center City, a senior care facility located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. W.S. Cumby provided Construction Management ...

05.18.2018

Flashback Friday: Mollie Dodd Anderson Library

The Mollie Dodd Anderson Library at The George School was built in 2009 with W.S. Cumby serving as Construction Manager. The 26,400 SF academic library and classroom building provides ...

05.09.2018

Construction Update: Sesame Place

W.S. Cumby has partnered with Sesame Place to perform several renovations throughout the park in preparation for the opening in late April. The most exciting new development at Sesame Place is the ...

05.02.2018

Construction Update: Friends Central School

Construction is moving along quickly at Friends Central School, where Shallcross Hall is undergoing renovations. The new Shallcross Hall will serve as a true student center with a goal of ...

04.25.2018

PPR Apartments at Swarthmore College

This week, keep an eye on your incoming mail for our newest project postcard. The PPR Apartments at Swarthmore College are featured this month, with beautiful photography by Halkin-Mason ...

04.18.2018

Green Strategy: Porous Paving

Construction is underway at the Institute of Advanced Study, where W.S. Cumby will build the Steven Holl-designed Rubenstein Commons later this year. The new Rubenstein Commons building will be ...

04.11.2018

Construction Update: Merion Cricket Club

The construction and renovation of Merion Cricket Club’s locker room and squash court facility continues to make progress as the project moves quickly toward completion. Locker ...

04.04.2018

W.S. Cumby Breaks Ground at the Institute for Advanced Study

W.S. Cumby Construction attended a groundbreaking ceremony at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for the Rubenstein Commons, a new $20 million building that will support community ...

03.28.2018

W.S. Cumby Breaks Ground at The Benchmark School

W.S. Cumby Construction, along with Cicada Architecture and Northstar Owner’s Representation, recently broke ground at The Benchmark School in Media, Pennsylvania for the school’s new ...

02.22.2018

W.S. Cumby Named General Contractor of the Year At ABC Eastern PA’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

W.S. Cumby was named General Contractor of the Year by the Eastern PA chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction organization representing 22,000 merit shop ...

02.21.2018

Construction is Complete at The Shipley School’s Squash Court and Rowing Center

W.S. Cumby recently completed construction management services for the new Squash Court and Rowing Center facilities at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The 5,000 SF Squash Center, ...

02.20.2018

W.S. Cumby Breaks Ground at Greene Street Friends School

W.S. Cumby is providing construction management services for a new multipurpose building at Greene Street Friends School, a private Pre-K-8th grade school located in the Germantown ...

02.18.2018

Swarthmore Town Center West Awarded Suburban Project of the Year by Ace Mentor Program of Eastern PA

The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania held its 16th annual ACE Scholarship Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17. Swarthmore Town Center West was honored as the 2017 Suburban Project ...

02.17.2018

Construction Update: The Shipley School Squash Court and Rowing Center

The construction and renovation of The Shipley School’s new Squash Court and Rowing Center facilities continues to make progress as the project moves quickly toward completion. This week, ...

02.15.2018

W.S. Cumby Wins Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award for Academy of Notre Dame De Namur’s Mansion Building

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia awarded The Mansion Building at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur a 2017 Grand Jury Award for excellence in historic preservation. W.S. Cumby ...

02.14.2018

W.S. Cumby Welcomes Mike Bennett as Director of Preconstruction

W.S. Cumby Builders & Construction Managers is proud to announce the addition of Mike Bennett to the Estimating Department and Management Team. Mike brings over 30 years of estimating ...

02.12.2018

Construction Update: Roebling Lofts

Construction is moving along quickly at Roebling Lofts in Trenton, New Jersey. The project team is working diligently as window installation is nearing its conclusion. Framing, mechanical ...

02.11.2018

W.S. Cumby is Exhibiting at the Philadelphia Hospitality Trade Show

W.S. Cumby will be exhibiting at the Philadelphia Hospitality Trade Show on Monday, March 13th at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square. Please stop by Booth #54, located close to the ...

02.10.2018

Construction Update: New Residence Hall at Swarthmore College

Construction of the New Residence Hall (NPPR) at Swarthmore College continues to make progress. The residence hall’s three structures are being worked on simultaneously, ensuring the project’s ...

02.09.2018

Princeton University Lakeside Graduate Community Achieves LEED Gold Certification

W.S. Cumby, in a joint venture with Costanza Builders, provided construction management services for the Lakeside Graduate Student Community at Princeton University. The start of construction ...

02.08.2018

W.S. Cumby Announces New Marketing Roles

W.S. Cumby is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsay Irvine to Marketing Coordinator. Lindsay will be responsible for developing and implementing W.S. Cumby’s marketing initiatives. She will ...

02.06.2018

Shipley School Student Commons Achieves LEED Silver Certification

The Shipley School’s Student Commons and Arts Center achieved LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council, joining a growing list of 1,850 K-12 projects and 36,000 Commercial ...

02.04.2018

W.S. Cumby: A Certified Sustaining Partner with the DVGBC

W.S. Cumby is proud to be a Certified Sustaining Partner with the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) since its founding more than 15 years ago. The DVGBC is the greater Philadelphia ...

02.03.2018

Construction Begins at Stoneleigh Mansion in Villanova

Construction recently commenced for the restoration and renovation of the historic Stoneleigh Mansion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Set on a pristine 42-acre property in Lower Merion Township, the ...

02.01.2018

Roebling Center: Development Plan & Concept Video

Currently in construction is Roebling Lofts, the first phase of mixed-use revitalization project in downtown Trenton, New Jersey. After Roebling Lofts is transformed into 138 dramatic 1 and ...

01.30.2018

Historic Restoration Complete at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Mansion

W.S. Cumby, Builders and Construction Managers, recently completed general contracting services for the restoration of the historic Mansion building at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in ...

01.29.2018

W.S. Cumby Completes Saunders House Senior Living Renovations

W.S. Cumby completed a multi-phase renovation project at Saunders House, a senior living facility in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. The scope of work for the 71,000 SF 4-story facility consisted of the ...

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