Nominees for Building Berks Awards announced

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance will present awards in October.

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance has announced the nomination list for its annual Building Berks Awards & Expo.

GRCA received 27 project nominations. These projects illustrate the growth in the construction and real estate industries as well as the outstanding companies headquartered in Berks that have facilitated this exceptional development. To be nominated, construction or renovation projects must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

“These projects represent the creativity and innovation of people working in our community,” said Deb Hefner, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance business outreach director, in a statement. “We are thrilled to highlight the growth in the key industries of real estate and construction in our region. They are evidence of Greater Reading’s construction potential.”

Winners will be announced at the Building Berks Awards & Expo, to be held on Oct. 16, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Prior to the event, GRCA will host a trade expo that will give builders, construction suppliers, architects, engineering firms, and real estate firms the opportunity to showcase their products and services.

The nominated projects are as follows in alphabetical order:

666 Tulpehocken Street

American Crane & Equipment

B2 Bistro + Bar

Baer Church

Barley Mow Craft Beer House

Beer Wall on Penn

Berks Catholic John R Post Learning Center

Berks Community Health Center

Carriage House Activities Center

Crestmont Heritage

Hillside Custom

Hope Rescue Mission

Muhlenberg School District athletic fields

Muhlnenberg School District Blue Center

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading

Reading Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Reading Regional Airport

Redner’s Fresh Market

Seakeeper Complex

Sinking Spring Ace Hardware

The Metropolitan

The Spine and Wellness Center

Tom Masano Mercedes

UGI Energy Services

United Reading

Yocum Institute

Zahncroft Dairy

The nominations will be judged by an expert panel of Berks County’s leaders in their industries. Members include:

Michael Kautter, Kautter & Kelley Architects

Kirsten Deysher, Liberty Environmental

Stephen Gieringer, Neighborhood Housing Services

Renee Chesler, Glen-Gery

Ann Moll, Gallen Insurance

Ken Pick, Berks County Community Development

Lee Olsen, Olsen Design Group

Tickets are available for the event at