Neshaminy Falls

Brubacher’s continued relationship with The McKee Group recently led to a partnership on a critical infrastructure project - a sanitary sewer main replacement at Village of Neshaminy Falls, an established 55+ residential community in North Wales, Pennsylvania, that houses over 850 mobile homes. The McKee Group is a family-owned real estate company recognized as a leader in the Delaware Valley for their excellence in design and construction. The longstanding partnership between our companies is due in large part to a shared commitment to excellence and problem-solving that informs the work we do and the way we approach relationships.

For this project, we were tasked with performing all work in the heart of the community, within tight limits and easements between the residents’ dwellings, from January through May of this year. In total, there were 1,500 feet of eight-inch main replaced, 12 new manholes, and 32 lateral connections. Early phases of this project required methodical planning, design changes, and field adjustments to ensure safety for our team members and for those who call Neshaminy Falls home.

When Brubacher’s crews started on this jobsite in January, frequent rain and snow resulted in our team having just nine working days on site. While this initially delayed progress, Project Manager Shawn B. and Pipe Supervisor Bob L. were prepared to lead the team with their plan of action and purposeful momentum to ensure the sanitary sewer main replacement would still meet our clients’ completion date. Key aspects of this jobsite included working around existing utilities, using vacuum excavation to properly detect their locations, and constantly working in bedrock and groundwater. Brubacher’s team provided Insight. On Site. throughout every obstacle and remained committed to our company’s core values - safety, integrity, initiative, and teamwork - to deliver a job well done for The McKee Group and to minimize disruptions for the residents who live at Village of Neshaminy Falls.

“We’ve had different inspectors here, whether it was on behalf of the client or the township. Our openness and transparency was much appreciated by all. There wasn’t a single moment where anyone had to be guessing what was happening or how we would handle it,” said Bob, Pipe Supervisor. “Everybody knows what went on every day on this jobsite – the residents were 55 and over, so most of them were present during the whole process. And our client knows that we did our very best work, even amidst the challenges beyond our control, to keep our team on schedule and to be proactive for them from a financial standpoint, too.”

Since the Neshaminy Falls’ system remained live and in service every day, each section needed to be finished before moving forward. It was critical that additional safety measures were taken to keep the jobsite, equipment, and team members clean and that all areas in progress remained safe for residents even after our team members were done for the day. The finishing touch included a landscaping crew for final grading and stabilization.

“The success of this project was a direct result of incredible teamwork and a great reflection of Bob’s leadership, the entire crew, and Kory B, the Project Engineer for the site,” said Shawn, Project Manager. “Bob did a phenomenal job planning out all of the work and communicating every part of the plan with the entire team. He did a great job coordinating what the work entailed and excelled at building consistency with the crew and boosting morale; he made the working environment enjoyable. Bob’s leadership on this project has carried a lot into the success on the jobsite. He not only navigated through a lot of the challenges of rock and alignments of pipe runs, but he was also very purposeful in his communication and in the overall execution performed by the Brubacher team.”