Thursday, October 26, 2023 – D&B Construction, a construction industry leader in Berks County, is thrilled to announce that our renovation and expansion project for Stratix Systems new headquarters in Wyomissing was awarded building with the Building Berks Award under the “Commercial Offices” category. This recognition comes from the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) and acknowledges our commitment to excellence in construction and our dedication to preserving the heritage of this historic building.
Stratix Systems, situated in the heart of Wyomissing, marked an ambitious endeavor that involved the complete renovation and expansion of a 79,382 square foot building, giving it new life and purpose. The project was the transformation of the former Wyomissing Knitting Mills Building #5, a structure with a rich history that spans decades. Both Stratix Systems and D&B Construction recognized the significance of preserving the building’s heritage and set out to maintain its integrity and historical value while infusing it with modern amenities and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
As part of the renovation, the project team meticulously removed the entire interior to create a blank canvas for a modern and functional layout. The exterior facade was carefully restored to its framing, achieving a seamless architectural blend between the existing structure and new additions. The renovations also included the addition of a new north lobby entrance, featuring a stunning five-story glass-enclosed staircase, two elevators, and a dedicated service elevator for maneuvering their expansive business systems products.
A key focus of the project was upgrading the building’s infrastructure to meet modern standards, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and sprinkler services. This included robust networking capabilities to support the technological requirements of the IT company. The interior design created several open-concept spaces that encourage creativity and productivity, integrating comfortable breakout areas, spacious meeting rooms, and flexible workspaces.
One of the major highlights of this renovation was the transformation of the former low roof area into a magnificent 9,000 square foot office space with soaring 26-foot high ceilings. This not only maximized usable space but also flooded the area with natural light and provided breathtaking views of the surroundings.
This recognition from the GRCA serves as a testament to D&B Construction’s unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in the field of construction. The transformation of the Stratix building has played an integral role in the broader revitalization efforts of the Greater Reading area, breathing new life into a formerly vacant building, and adding to the allure of the region as it reclaims its historical significance.
About D&B Construction:
Founded in 2010 by Dan Gring and Brennan Reichenbach, D&B Construction has grown into one of the region’s most trusted construction firms. Headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania the company is driven by a commitment to quality and transparency. They have grown from the two founding members to over 50 employees with an additional office outside of Philadelphia to conveniently serve the Delaware Valley region. Today they are a full-service construction management firm offering a variety of services to commercial clients in the healthcare, multi-family, professional office, retail / hospitality, institutional, and industrial sectors. Delivering an individualized, superior experience to all of our clients, D&B is a team of genuinely good people who love to build and work hard, with their success built upon long-standing relationships anchored in honesty, trust, and fairness. Leveraging vast design and build experience, D&B is the conduit for business owners, corporations, and developers looking to enhance the places in which they work, grow, and invest. Completing projects safely, within budget, and on time to minimize any disruption to business is always top priority. For more information, visit online at: dbconstructiongrp.com.