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SHANE PATRICK ASSOCIATES PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING ABLE TO TACKLE UNIQUE PROJECTS. BY JIM HARRIS
SHANE PATRICK ASSOCIATES INC./ ALYSSHA EVE CSUK
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Up for Challenges
Shane Patrick Associates Inc.
Patrick Associates enjoys
transforming existing and historic
buildings for new uses.
hane Patrick Associates specializes in building unique projects
that improve their communities.
"We're lucky to be able to work on
cool and challenging projects that push us
a little bit," says Derrick Davis, president of
the Allentown, Penn.-based company.
Many of the company's projects involve
transforming existing and historic buildings for brand-new uses. "There's a lot of
quality, care and craftsmanship behind
older buildings," he adds. "I appreciate the
character and pride that went into them."
The company's interest in remaking old
spaces comes from Davis' personal history
in construction. Following a stint in the U.S.
Marine Corps, he worked as a union glazier.
Eventually he became a union carpenter
before moving up to positions as a foreman,
supervisor, construction superintendent,
product manager and project director.
Davis formed Shane Patrick Associates
in 2009. The company offers construction
management, design/build, general contracting and maintenance services to clients
in several sectors including industrial,
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retail, office, senior assisted living, commercial and high-end residential.
One example of the company's ability to
complete unique projects was its work on
the NB Center For American Automotive
Heritage in Allentown, completed in 2016.
The center, developed and owned by Nicola
Bulgari - one of the world's best-known collectors of vintage American cars - includes
12 buildings on a 20-acre site that formerly
housed a drive-in theater.
Bulgari's collection of more than 400 cars
is stored on the site, and 300 of those cars
are on display at any given time. The facility
also includes a driving track, a vehicle
photography studio and the headquarters
of the Historical Vehicle Association.
Shane Patrick Associates' work on the
project earned it several awards. The project
was also featured in the recently published
book "Heavy Timber Structures - Creating
Comfort in Public Spaces" by Anthony F.
Zaya and Tim Diener.
Another notable project for the company
was its work on the headquarters of Trifecta
Technologies in Allentown, completed
* Headquarters: Allentown, Penn.
* Employees: 24
* Specia y: Construction management,
design/build, general contracting and
"We're an aggressive, talented group of people who have a
passion for making a difference." - Derrick Davis, president
in 2014. The building includes high-tech
office spaces adorned with sleek metal
furnishing, reclaimed barn wood, exposed
brick and a glass wall. The project won an
American Institute of Architects award for
architect R+D Architecture, which Davis
hired to design the top three floors.
The company takes an active approach
to finding work in Pennsylvania, New
York, New Jersey and Delaware. "We're
a first-generation company; this isn't
something we inherited, it's something
we're building," he says. "We're out there
pounding the pavement and beating the
drum going after their project. We're an aggressive, talented group of people who have
a passion for making a difference."
Shane Patrick Associates' meticulous and